Vincennes University's volleyball team begins play in the NJCAA Division I Midwest A District Championship today at John A. Logan in Carterville, Ill.
The Trailblazers (23-19) take on No. 11 Iowa Western (26-9) at noon today in the first semifinal. The host Volunteers (28-9) take on Jefferson, Mo., (15-13) at 2 p.m., and the championship game is at 6 p.m. Fourteen district winners and two at-large spots play in the National Championship Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan., beginning Nov. 21.
After going 12-1 through much of October, including a 10-match winning streak, VU has dropped six of its last seven matches, including a pair in the Region 24 tournament last week to earn the lowest seed in the District tournament. The Blazers lost to Iowa Western and Jefferson two weeks ago in Jefferson's Halloween Classic. John A. Logan also owns a pair of regular-season victories over VU.
Rivet MS girls
pop Mt. Carmel
MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. — Rivet's seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams both moved to 2-0 with wins over Mount Carmel on Thursday.
In the eighth-grade game, the Patriots prevailed, 50-32. Arianna Gerkin had 13 points, six assists, three rebounds, three steals; Reese McBee 12 points, eight rebounds; Anna Herman 11 points, five rebounds; Mary Herman six points, four rebounds; Allison Hensley four points; and Lexi Frey and Lissa Willis two points.
Rivet's seventh grade cruised, 40-18. Willis had 16 points, six steals, two rebounds; Frey 10 points, five rebounds, five steals; Mary Herman eight points, seven rebounds, two assists; Natalie Earley four points, five steals, four rebounds; Alyssa Hedge two points; and Blaise Wagner one rebound, one steal.
The Patriots host Loogootee at 6 p.m. next Thursday.
Lincoln fall sports
banquet is Nov. 18
Tickets are on sale for Lincoln's annual fall sports banquet, hosted at the LHS cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18.
The cost is $10, and tickets can be purchased at the Lincoln athletic office through Thursday. American Legion and McDonald's Awards will be presented in their respective sports before each team and their families head to different rooms to distribute other individual awards.
For more information, call Lincoln Athletic Director Mike Quinn at 812-882-8480.