South Knox's boys and girls track teams racked up over 100 points for the second consecutive meet, claiming home quadrangular victories Thursday.
The Lady Spartans scored 121 to easily outdistance Pike Central 51, Sullivan 42 1/2 and Rivet 11 1/2.
Shelby Burke paced the girls with wins in the 100 meters, 13.48; and the 400, 1:06.41. Other wins were by Aubrey Nowaskie 200, 28.09; Peyton Robbins 800, 2:42; Gretchen Carie 1,600, 5:57; Talia Small long jump, 15-5; Meg Phegley high jump, 4-0; and Meredith Adams discus, 81-0.
The team snared all three relays: Hannah Edwards, Daphne Kinnett, Macie Couchenour and Phegley 400, 57.40; Small, Nowaskie, Robbins and Burke 1,600, 4:34.77; and Carie, Couchenour, Daisie Kinnett and Robbins 3,200, 11:18.
"We had another good showing. Shelby, Aubrey and Talia have been putting up some times in the sprints. Meredith, Brooklyn (Decker) and Hope (Mercer) have really been improving in the shot and discus too," South Knox girls coach Sandy Dunham said.
Morgan Alderton had a runner-up finish in the long jump and third in the 100 to pace Rivet.
The South Knox boys tallied 115 to top Sullivan's 80, Pike Central's 44 and Rivet 0.
The Spartans had a pair of double winners: Cole Steininger in the 110 hurdles, 17.25; and high jump, 5-2; and Jacob Siewers in the 800, 2:13; and 1,600, 4:57. Other firsts were by Caleb Cork 300 hurdles, 46.85; Evan Thompson 200, 20.71; and Will Staggs pole vault, 14-4.
Steininger, Staggs, Thompson and Jackson Hoops took the 400 relay, 46.25.
"We had many great performances," South Knox boys coach Travis Herb said. "This young group is learning quickly how to compete in their events."
South Knox is at North Knox at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Loogootee nips tennis Spartans
South Knox's girls tennis team notched two straight-set wins, but it was enough as visiting Loogootee did the same in three sports for a 3-2 Blue Chip Conference win Thursday.
The Spartans (0-2, 0-1 Blue Chip) received victories from No. 1 singles Ella Hays, 6-1, 7-5; and No. 3 singles Abby Cunningham, 6-3, 6-0. Losses were by No. 2 singles Madi Ziegler, 6-1, 6-0; No. 1 doubles Morgan Beard-Kaitlyn Williams, 6-3, 6-4; and No. 2 doubles Grace Cramer-Meredith Hays, 6-4, 6-0.
South Knox coach Ryan Hayden was thrilled with Cunningham, a freshman who got her first high school win.
"I could tell Abby was nervous (Wednesday against Sullivan), and I could understand since she hadn't played a match since seventh grade. She got the jitters behind her and looked comfortable," Hayden said. "Ella, like Abby, played well too. She was hitting that lefty slice all over the court. We just couldn't get that third win. One doubles was close, and I see them with potential to be a strong spot for us.
"I've been pleased with both our matches. We just played two pretty good teams. We have some winnable matches coming up."
The Spartans are at Washington Catholic at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Patriots, Warriors fall to Lions in golf
BICKNELL — Loogootee took out Rivet, 173-189, in boys golf Thursday, with host North Knox not having enough players to post a team score at High Pointe C.C.
Christian Steininger shot a 4-over-par 39 to pace the Patriots. Parker Steininger shot 43, Curtis Shake 49 and Peyton Catt 58. Ian Kixmiller shot 40 for the Warriors and Kaden Boyles 61.
Connor Swartzentruber for the Lions was medalist with a 38.
"The team played much better (than Tuesday at Jasper)," Rivet coach Chris Steininger said. "Christian started strong and came in with a better number than his last match. Parker started double bogey, bogey and triple bogey but still managed a 43. Curtis broke 50 in his second competitive match, and Peyton, who is like the heart of the team, broke 60.
"We still have plenty of work ahead, but I'm proud of them all."
North Knox coach Chris Loheider also said he liked what he saw.
"Ian played well and was 2-over through seven. He didn't finish like he wanted, but it was a good score for our first meet," Loheider said. "I was proud of Kaden too. This was his first time ever playing a meet and he'll learn from tonight and get better."
The Patriots play at the Washington Invitational at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Warriors entertain North Central at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Ranked Eels subdue Warriors
CLAY CITY — North Knox's Phoebe Worstell spotted her team a 2-0 lead with a first-inning home run, but Class A honorable Clay City got to the senior pitcher in the third inning, and the Eels slipped away from the Warriors for a 6-2 softball victory Thursday.
North Knox opened the scoring when Maryssa Lamb recorded a two-out single, and Worstell's homer made it a 2-0 game. But the Warriors (0-4) managed only one hit the rest of the way, a Reagan Jones single.
Worstell took the pitching loss, striking out nine, but yielding five earned runs on five hits and a walk. Four of the Eels' hits went for extra bases, including two home runs. Keylee Nieb was perfect in one inning of pitching for North Knox.
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Track Warriors nab duals
BICKNELL — North Knox’s boys dropped only one event, but the girls managed to score in more spots as both track teams disposed of Loogootee in dual meets Wednesday.
The scores were similar, with the boys winning, 90-24, and girls dumping the Lions, 91-26.
Picking up multiple victories for the boys were Isaiah Calvert in the 110-meter hurdles, 16.92; 100, 11.88; and 300 hurdles, 49.7; Calvin Crabtree in the 1,600, 5:15; and 3,200, 11:41; Beau Noland shot put, 45-7; and discus, 85-4; and Caleb Bottum 400, 1:00; and high jump, 5-6.
Ethan Stiles had the other individual win in the long jump, 16-3. Kade Groteguth, Bottum, Anden West, and Crabtree won the 3,200 relay, 11:02; Stiles, R.J. Kaetzel, Ian Frederick, and Calvert won the 400 relay, 51.86; and the 1,600 relay team won in 4:21, but no relay members were reported.
Emma Saucerman was the only multi-winner for the Lady Warriors, taking the 100, 13.93, and 200, 29.32. Other winners were Shaunessy Dunkerly 110 hurdles, 18:53; Brittany Page 1,600, 7:20; Aubrey Smith 400, 1:09.5; Briley Utt shot put, 26-6; Rayne Held discus, 77-7; and Alexis Petelle pole vault, 5-0.
Page, Petelle, Macy Dye and Reegan Hammelman won the 3,200 relay, 14:15; Matty Hoffman, Dunkerly, Utt, and Saucerman took the 400 relay, 57.53; and Smith, Page, Hammelman and Petelle won the 1,600 relay, 4:47.48.
The Warriors host South Knox for a dual at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Clark track drops 3-of-4 to Princeton
Clark picked up a win in the sixth and seventh-grade boys track dual with Princeton on Wednesday, but the Tigers captured the other three duals at the Lincoln track.
The sixth-seventh boys meet went to the Alices, 80-24. Princeton prevailed in the eighth-grade boys meet, 65-29; the eighth-grade girls meet, 74-31; and sixth-seventh girls meet, 66-39.
Robert Burch led the sixth-seventh Alices with wins in the 100 meters, 12.8; 200, 26.05; and long jump, 16-5 ½; Carson Heiden won the 1,600, 6:09; and 800, 2:45; Leyton Battles 400, 1:12; Aiden Fleetwood high jump, 4-4; Bryce Quinett, Brayten Purcell-Shade, Koen Davis, and Xavier Poyser 3,200 relay, 14:52; Landon Johnson, Noah Miller, Lukas Lang, and Burch 400 relay, 53.65; and Battles, Heiden, David Ramirez and Jayden Thacker 1,600 relay, 4:48.
For the eighth-grade boys, Donovan Frison won the 110 hurdles, 19.7; and Frison, Blake Racey, Zachary Guerrero and Cade Wininger claimed the 400 relay, 56.42.
Eighth-grade girls winners were Greer Hardin high jump, 4-6; and Mylee Muranaka, Vinci Weisenberger, Ashlynn Reno, and McKenna Poyser 3,200 relay, no time reported.
Earning wins for the sixth-seventh girls were J.J. Riggs in the 100 hurdles, 20.65 and long jump, 12-5 ½; Alivia Eaton high jump, 4-0, and shot put, 21-7; and Cami Tredway 800, 2:53.
Clark entertains Jasper on Monday.