MONTGOMERY — Maddi Halter was medalist for the first time with a 2-over-par 38, leading Rivet girls golf team to a quadrangular match win Thursday at Country Oaks.
The Lady Patriots carded a 183, Washington 199, North Knox 209 and North Daviess 224.
Lily Waggoner shot 45, Victoria Linn 46 and Cadence Mills 54 to complete the scoring. Alicia McGuire had 57. Rivet played without normal scorer Emma Robinson, who was sick.
“I was proud of Maddi, shooting her career best along with being a medalist for the first time,” Patriots coach Kristi Waggoner said. “Victoria tied her personal best and continues to improve her total game.”
Tori French paced the Warriors with a 47. Isabella May shot 48, Milee Lane 55 and Sarah Richardson 59. Emma Miller had 66.
“We’re still losing way too many strokes around the green, but our ball striking is improving,” North Knox coach Carrie Loheider said.
Both county teams play at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Country Club of Old Vincennes with South Knox and Barr-Reeve.
Schenk opens year with 3-under round
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — Adam Schenk made three birdies over a four-hole stretch on his second nine and shot an opening 3-under-par 67 Thursday in the season-opening A Military Tribute at the Greenbriar.
Schenk is in a 21-player tie for 32nd place, giving him a good chance to make today’s cut in the PGA opener to the 2019-20 season.
The Vincennes golfer bogeyed his opening hole, the par-4 10th, but posted birdies on the par-5 12th and par-4 13th to make the turn at 1-under. He dropped to even with a bogey on the par-4 first hole, then rebounded with birdies on the par-4 second, par-3 third and par-4 fifth.
Robby Shelton took the first-round lead at 8-under, good for a two-shot lead over five golfers.
Schenk tees off at 8:25 a.m. today with playing partners Cameron Smith and Carlos Ortiz.
North Posey golfers upend county teams
EVANSVILLE — North Posey dropped a pair of county schools in a girls golf triangular match Thursday at Cambridge.
The Vikings scored 170, while South Knox had 202 and Lincoln 238.
Trinity Dubbs led the Lady Spartans with a 47. Salena Dellinger shot 48, and Lauren Haveman and Bethany Williams notched 53s. Hailee Cooper carded a 56 and Andrea Williams 72.
“We’ve been shooting 190-195, so I anticipated a higher score because it’s the first time we’ve played there,” South Knox coach Mark Gray said. “A couple of holes look intimidating, and the course has a lot of water and heather. It was the toughest course we’ve played this year, so I was glad to see there wasn’t a major difference from our normal score.”
Gwen Hayes paced the Alices with a 51. Kaylan Finatri had 60, Reece Johnson 61, Krislyn Shepard 66 and Bailey Robb 68.
Lincoln plays in the Big Eight Conference match Saturday. South Knox is at Eastern Greene at 5 p.m. Monday with Sullivan.
Rivet volleyball stumbles at Dubois
DUBOIS — Rivet struggled to stifle Northeast Dubois’ big runs on Thursday, and the Jeeps dealt the Patriots a 25-16, 25-19, 25-16 Blue Chip Conference volleyball defeat.
For the Patriots (7-8, 3-2 BCC), Hannah Schneider had nine assists, eight digs, six points, four kills; Bella Atkinson 14 digs, six points, four kills; Macee Hamilton 19 digs, three points; Lauren Carie six kills, four blocks; Kenadee Frey 11 digs, four points, three kills; Elise Lowe three points, three kills; and Livia Trent three kills.
“There were times we played well and were in the contest. But we had our usual period of time where we’d just zone out, stop playing and let them make a run,” Rivet coach Jill Ballinger said. “We’d be within two, and then we’d let them roll off four or five in a row. That was how the second set ended. We have to finish better, but we also have to come together and stop those runs.
“Bella played well again, hitting it and in the back row. Lauren did a good job at the net too. We’re getting there, but we’re at the point now where we have to get over the hump. We can’t stay where we are.”
The Patriots visit Lawrenceville (Ill.) at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Barr-Reeve blanks South Knox in tennis
MONTGOMERY — South Knox’s boys tennis team was limited to two games as Barr-Reeve claimed the Blue Chip Conference match, 5-0, Thursday.
Both games were won by Trevor Lough at No. 3 singles, who lost, 6-1, 6-1, for the Spartans (3-8, 1-3). Taking 6-0, 6-0 losses were No. 1 singles Nathan Ruppel, No. 2 singles Nathan Robbins, No. 1 doubles Nolan Hays-Caleb Cunningham and No. 2 doubles Tom Schmidt-Toby Holland.
“Everyone has been improving, and I like how much they’re improving on their groundstrokes. But we’re not ready to compete against a team like Barr-Reeve, which is undefeated more than halfway through the season,” Spartans coach Ryan Hayden said. “Hopefully we can get to that level someday.”
South Knox also dropped all three junior varsity matches.
The Spartans play in the Washington Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Volley Spartans sweep Wolverines
SWITZ CITY — Hannah Ivers clubbed 15 kills to go with 13 digs and a pair of aces as South Knox’s volleyball team defeated White River Valley, 25-21, 25-20, 25-21, Wednesday.
Hallie Kirk contributed five kills, six digs and two assists for the Spartans (6-5); Leah Ellermann four kills, 11 digs; Savannah Benjamin four kills, five digs; Lanea Holscher three kills, three assists, three digs; Bailey Kempfer three kills, two blocks; Lauren Loudermilk 14 assists, six digs; Kaylee Parrish four assists, three digs; and Mallory Obermeyer 12 digs.
The junior varsity lost, 25-24, 25-17. Presley Cleveland and Jenesis McClure posted three aces, two digs; Addison Downen two aces, two digs; Kaitlyn Beard two kills; Rachel Stearns 11 digs; Marissa Duckworth 10 digs; Evey Dodd four digs, three assists; and Grace Worstell two digs.
South Knox hosts Linton at 6 p.m. today.
Clark 8th football trips Mount Vernon
Caden Boger and Tate Keller scored a pair of touchdowns, and Clark’s eighth-grade football team nipped Mount Vernon, 28-26, Wednesday at Inman Field.
Boger had TD runs of 50 and 5 yards. Keller returned a punt 48 yards for a score and added an 8-yard TD run. Xander Hunt and Isaac Kotter caught two-point conversion passes.
Kevin Acton intercepted a pass, and Daniel Nash recovered a fumble and registered a sack for the Alices (3-0).
Clark hosts Jasper next Tuesday.
Lawrenceville denies JH football Warriors
BICKNELL — Lawrenceville (Ill.) defeated North Knox, 32-18, in a junior high football game Wednesday.
Caleb Bottum caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Brennan Messel and a 24-yard TD pass from Carter Lemberg for the Warriors (1-2). Lemberg also scored on a 23-yard run.
North Knox plays at Linton at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Clark volleyball registers two wins
PRINCETON — Clark’s seventh and eighth grade volleyball team got past Princeton on Wednesday.
The eighth grade (2-3) recorded a 19-25, 25-11, 15-11 victory. Elizabeth Curry-Jones produced six aces and three assists; Jade York three aces; Lola Farrar six kills; Kelsey Howder and Xzandra Cox two kills; Mckenna Henderson six assists; and Courtney Deffendoll four digs.
The seventh grade (2-3) won, 25-10, 25-11. Addy Alton had six points, 10 aces, two kills; Kate Jones six aces, two kills; Matti Collins three points, two assists; Brooklyn Tredway three kills; and Addy Connor two assists.
MS soccer Warriors split with Wolverines
SWITZ CITY — North Knox split middle school soccer matches at White River Valley on Wednesday.
The Warriors prevailed, 3-2, in the girls match. Jenna DeCoursey had two goals, and Lucy Sheren scored one. Keeper Trista Kershner made 15 saves.
In the boys-coed match, the Wolverines topped North Knox, 9-1. Ian Frederick had the Warriors’ goal with an assist from Pasha Roark. In goal, Gabe Robarge had nine saves, Briley Utt five and Keylee Neib two.
North Knox visits South Knox at 5 p.m. Monday.
Pinnick records 1st ace at High Pointe
BICKNELL — Dennis Pinnick made his first career hole-in-one Thursday at High Pointe.
The ace came on the 126-yard 17th hole.