The Vincennes University men’s basketball team, coming off an NJCAA championship season, previews its 2019-20 season with its jamboree Oct. 13.
The Trailblazers play three times, facing Rend Lake at 1 p.m. and Mineral Area at 3 p.m. at the P.E. Complex, and Aspire Prep PG at 5 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center.
The jamboree has 28 teams — 16 junior colleges and 12 prep schools — with seven games being played on an hourly basis starting at noon and ending at 5 p.m. Region 24 teams playing are Lincoln Trail, John A. Logan, Olney Central, Lake Land, Shawnee, Southeastern Illinois and Kaskaskia.
Players of note in the scrimmage are junior college’s No. 1 rated Jayden Scrubb of John A. Logan, a recent Louisville commit; junior college top-25 ranked players Kevin Osawe and Craig Porter of VU; and 6-10 Gethro Muscadin of Aspire Academy, who is drawing interest from Kansas and Louisville.
Admission is $5.
Fall tennis clinic set for Oct. 19-20
A fall tennis clinic for kindergarten through eighth grade students is being offered Oct. 19-20 at the Lincoln courts.
The clinic is led by Lincoln boys and girls coach Bryce Crane. Kindergarten through fourth grade meet from noon to 1 p.m. each day, with fifth through eighth grade go from 1 to 2 p.m. The clinic fee is $20.
For more information, contact Crane at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 812-295-8226.
Youth Wrestling sign-ups underway
Under the direction of Lincoln coach Matt Collins, the Vincennes Youth Wrestling League is accepting sign-ups for its 2019 season.
The league runs from Oct. 28 through Dec. 1. The cost is $25 and is open for all youths in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration forms are available at all Vincennes Community elementary schools and at the high school. Registration is limited to the first 100 participants, and the deadline is Oct. 25.
For more information, contact Collins at 812-882-8480, ext. 6015; or at 812-881-8834.
Volley Blazers pop Snead State in four
Vincennes University’s volleyball team came through in a tight fourth set to take out Snead State, 25-18, 22-25, 25-19, 25-23, Thursday.
Lincoln graduate Lauren McCrary, Alison Smith, Ryleigh Fidler and Savannah Grimes recorded double-doubles. McCrary had 16 assists, 11 digs; Smith 17 digs, 12 kills; Fidler 11 digs, 10 kills; and Grimes 23 assists, 10 digs. Lincoln graduate Grace Doane collected 11 kills and four blocks. Ariana Gertzler had a team-best seven blocks, and Brantil Lannan had 18 digs and two aces.
“This was a good match for us, scoring 63 points on kills, aces and blocks. We averaged nearly 16 points per set, which is the highest point total in several weeks,” Trailblazers coach Gary Sien said. “Our service reception and team defense (89 digs) were on point all match.”
VU hosts Gadsden State and St. Louis at noon and 4 p.m. today in the final day of the Showdown on the Wabash Tournament.
North Knox volleyball falls to No. 1 Vikings
MONTGOMERY — Class 2A No. 1 Barr-Reeve claimed a convincing third set to finish off North Knox, 25-14, 25-19, 25-10, in a Blue Chip Conference volleyball match Thursday.
Hannah Saucerman managed 10 assists, five digs, two points for the Warriors (15-6, 2-4 BCC); Emilee Organ seven blocks, four kills, five digs; Megan Cross four points, four kills; Mallory Earhart five assists; Jacqui Alsman four digs; Abigail McKinley two points, two kills, two digs; Grace Yochum five kills; Matty Hoffman five blocks; and Mercedes Harbin three digs.
The junior varsity match also went to the Vikings, 25-20, 25-17. For the North Knox JV (13-7), Mallory Rogers had six assists, six digs, four points; Emma Saucerman six digs, five assists, two points; Kylee Messel four digs, three points, two kills; Keanna Thomas four points, four kills, two digs; Tessa Haag two points, two aces, two digs; Shelby Haag three kills; and Shelby Shaw two blocks.
The Warriors visit Rivet at 6:30 p.m. Monday for a varsity-only match.
Lawrenceville runs at Robinson Invitational
ROBINSON, Ill. — Brayden Green was 16th among 139 runners in 16:49, leading Lawrenceville’s co-op cross country team at the Robinson Invitational on Thursday.
Due to injuries to Kollin Ramos and Dominic Wells, the Indians had just four boys runners and didn’t post a team score. Trevor Parker was 36th in 17:39; Seth Seitzinger 60th, 18:31; and Colin Benson 117th, 20:29. Katie Moore led the girls, placing 25th among 112 runners at 20:37. Cara Eagleson was 36th, 21:27; and Ophelia Klein 37th, 21:29.
Lawrenceville is at a triangular meet at Newton at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Clark edges Rivet for county golf title
BICKNELL — Clark’s Dusty Taylor was medalist by five strokes and helped the Alices nip Rivet, 160-161, in the Knox County eight-hole middle school golf match at High Pointe on Thursday.
South Knox was a close third at 167, and North Knox shot 195.
Taylor had a 30 for the Alices. Others for Clark were Macy Sexton 41, Michael Watry 43, Emmitt Ransom 46, Dustin Candler 50 and Paxton Smith 54.
Parker Steininger was Rivet’s best with 35. Cameron Linn had 41, Zach Bottoms 42, Jax Steininger 43, Drake Bellessa 44 and Gage Letts 46.
For South Knox, Cameron Chattin shot 36, Hunter Sievers 40, Mason Vieck 44, Jordan Allen 47, Carson Arnold 51 and Trey Stroud 52.
Braxton Yenne led the Warriors with a 39. Peyton Greubel had 49, Drayton Phillips 52, Brooklyn Sturgeon 55, Natalie Reynolds 56 and Braden Clark 58.
MS volley Spartans split with Hatchets
WASHINGTON — South Knox’s seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams earned a split with Washington on Thursday.
The eighth-grade Spartans (10-5) recorded a 25-24, 25-12 victory. Mattilynn Ashley supplied seven points, five aces, six kills, three digs; Shelby Burke six points, two aces; Lily Culp four points, two aces, four digs; Addy DeLisle four points, two aces, five kills, 11 assists; Jaelyn Grumieaux four points, three aces, four digs; Meg Phegley four points; Ally Sims four kills; and Anna Provines two digs.
The seventh grade (8-4) lost, 25-11, 25-14. Meg Obermeyer notched five points, three aces; Lauren Keyes five points; Rayce Cates three points; Bren Hill two points; and Grace Carie four kills.
South Knox hosts Sullivan at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
8th volley Warriors rally to road victory
ELNORA — North Knox’s eighth-grade volleyball team rallied to knock off North Daviess, 20-25, 25-20, 15-9, Wednesday.
Graci LeRoy supplied 10 points, four aces for the Warriors; Harlee Keller eight points, three assists, two kills; Lauren Wolfe six points, three aces, three assists; Reagan Jones five points; and Madison McCory two points, two aces, six kills.
North Knox hosts Dugger on Tuesday.