Wednesday roundup: No. 12 Castle stifles Lincoln

Lincoln No. 3 singles player David Wilson watches his serve against Castle at the Alices' courts on Wednesday.

Lincoln's boys tennis team won at least a game in all 10 sets, but No. 12 Castle didn't give up much more in a 5-0 Southern Indiana Athletic Conference victory Wednesday on the Alices' courts.

No. 2 singles Calvin Carmean had the most success for Lincoln, but the Knights' Rafe Hemmerlein prevailed, 6-3, 6-2. No. 3 singles Finn Adams topped David Wilson, 6-1, 6-3, and No. 1 doubles Joey Stilwell-Alex Pinkston upended Kyle Stenger-Landon Altstadt, 6-1, 6-3.

Winning 6-1, 6-1 were No. 1 singles Aneesh Alapati over Ethan Jones and Ethan White-Jackson Welp over Simon Corrona-Gus McCrary.

"We knew it would be tough, and Castle came out ready to play. They are solid at several spots, but our guys competed well," Alices coach Bryce Crane said. "Calvin has grown significantly over the first half of the season and has proved that he can play with almost anyone. One doubles had a closer performance than their score indicates, with almost every game going to deuce.

Cayden McCrary was the only junior varsity winner in five matches with a 6-2 score.

Lincoln is at North Daviess at 5 p.m. today.

No. 9 Patriots fall in girls soccer

POSEYVILLE — North Posey's girls soccer team scored twice in the first 25 minute, and Class A No. 9 Rivet couldn't respond, losing the Wednesday match, 4-1.

Maggie Earley scored the goal for the Patriots (2-2-1). She received a through pass from Katie Daugherty and dribbled around the remaining Vikings' defenders to hit the net.

With normal keeper Jayda Millspaugh out with a concussion, Katie McGuire filled in at net and collected 15 saves.

North Posey led 3-0 at intermission.

"We're down to 11 players and when you're playing a team with multiple subs for 80 minutes, it's going to be tough," Rivet coach John Anderson said. "Our girls played their hearts out for all 80 minutes. We got good looks, but they just didn't go in. Then our legs started to give out toward the end.

"We're going to struggle to survive until we get those players back," he said. "Meanwhile the girls are getting good conditioning in and once we do get everybody back, we should take off again."

The Patriots are at South Knox at 7 p.m. next Tuesday.

Loogootee reigns over Rivet tennis

LOOGOOTEE — Rivet failed to win more than three games at any spot, and Loogootee handed the Patriots a 5-0 Blue Chip Conference tennis loss on Wednesday.

Peyton Catt had the tightest singles match at No. 3 for Rivet (3-2, 1-1 Blue Chip), falling to Issac Waggoner, 6-2, 6-1. Rivet's No. 1 doubles Luke Weiss-John Gafner fell by a similar score to Luke Nonte-Peyton Bledsoe, 6-1, 6-2. Jordan Wildman blanked Charlie Niehaus, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles; Jalen Wildman topped Samuel Hinkle, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 2 singles; and No. 2 doubles Austin Brittain-Bryant Eckerle upended Mason Trent-Thomas Herman, 6-0, 6-1.

“It was a disheartening loss,” Rivet coach Aaron Pea said. “Loogootee is a great team, ranking fourth in our district, but we could have put up a better fight. Our doubles continue to improve, working on things that they can control like communication, serves, and movement. For the singles, I could have prepared them better with game plans and clear focus. I'll take the blame for that.”

Rivet hosts Evansville Christian at noon Saturday.

Princeton blanks tennis Spartans

Playing its second undefeated opponent in three days, South Knox's boys tennis team couldn't match Princeton's talent in the Tigers' 5-0 win Wednesday at the Spartans' courts.

No. 1 doubles Tom Schmidt-Jared Fuller forced a third set for South Knox (4-6), but Princeton rallied for a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 win. No. 2 doubles Trevor Lough-Noah Hayden fell, 6-3, 6-0. Singles losses were by No. 1 Nathan Robbins, 6-2, 6-0; No. 2 Caleb Cunningham, 6-1, 6-0; and No. 3 Nathan Ruppel, 6-1, 6-3.

"Princeton isn't as strong as (Monday's opponent) Loogootee, but they were solid from top to bottom," South Knox coach Ryan Hayden said. "Everyone started out pretty well, but then Princeton took control after the first several games. We still have trouble getting down on ourselves, especially singles, when things don't go our way. We're going to have to turn that corner if we're going to win some matches.

"One doubles had a battle, and it was nice to see them go three sets. Nathan Ruppel's scores look deceiving. That was a long match."

The Spartans claimed three of five junior varsity matches. Winners were Theren Nagle 8-6, Evan Dreiman 8-7; and Hunter Sievers-Tanner Holland 8-7.

South Knox plays at Pike Central at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Golden Arrows shoot down soccer Spartans

SULLIVAN — Sullivan tallied after a scoreless first half and held off South Knox, 1-0, in a girls soccer match Wednesday.

It was the second consecutive loss for the Spartans (1-2-2), who fell out of the Class A poll after Saturday's loss to Washington Catholic.

Ellie Fausnaugh recorded four saves in goal for South Knox.

The Spartans visit Evansville North at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

LHS football tickets on sale

Tickets for Lincoln's football game against Evansville Mater Dei at Inman Field on Friday are on sale at the school from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Friday in the main office.

Tickets are also available at Inman Field during tonight's freshman football game from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost of admission is $5, and tickets are not being sold at the gate prior to Friday's game.

Lincoln also announced Wednesday that spectators are not allowed Saturday when the Alices' cross country teams compete in the Terre Haute North Invitational.

Hatchets take 5-setter against volley Alices

Lincoln traded sets with Washington, but the Hatchets ultimately escaped Alice Arena by the slimmest of margins with a 25-21, 22-25, 23-25, 25-15, 15-13 volleyball victory on Tuesday.

Callie Foster paced the Alices (6-2) with 32 assists and 18 digs, Livie Koenig and Maycee Lange had 13 and 10 kills, Kali Haynes 30 digs and Macy Taylor four aces.

“We worked hard on defense but struggled to put the ball away,” Lincoln coach Casey Bowles said. “The effort was tremendous, and this match will make us a better team down the road.”

Lincoln's junior varsity (7-1) won, 25-14, 25-22. Mackenzie Clark led with four kills, Cameron Cary and Allyson Beckort 21 and 16 digs, and Jaclyn Sutton and Gracie Kramer each had five assists.

The Alices visit Evansville Harrison at 6:30 p.m. today.

Volley Raiders top Warriors in four

HUNTINGBURG — Hannah Saucerman notched another triple-double, but North Knox fell to Southridge in four sets, 25-18, 25-22, 21-25, 25-15, in a volleyball match Tuesday.

Saucerman produced 33 assists, 13 digs, and 11 points to go with an ace and a block. Emma Wampler had 14 kills, four points, two aces, one block for the Warriors (1-2); Mallory Rogers nine digs, four points, two aces; Keanna Thomas eight kills, two digs; Jacqui Alsman nine digs, six points, one ace; Rayne Held eight points, one ace, three digs; Shelby Haag seven kills; Abigail McKinley five points, one ace, five kills; and Layna LeRoy three kills.

“We played a very competitive match,” North Knox coach Tammy Meurer said. “Our serving continues to be a strong point. We're getting a lot of swings on offense, but we have to limit our errors. We are continuing to improve but have only played three matches, so we are at times behind the 8-ball when it comes to being competitive and in position to win when we are playing against teams that have already played 10-plus matches.

"We are thankful we are getting to have our season though, and trying to make the most of it.”

North Knox's junior varsity won, 23-25, 25-22, 15-7. Emma Saucerman had 14 digs, seven points, one ace, three kills, five assists; Kylie Messel eight points, four aces, five digs; LeRoy nine points, four aces, five digs; Harlee Keller 13 assists, six digs, four kills, three points; Gracie LeRoy seven digs, four points; Briley Yochum six kills, two blocks; Reagan Jones five points, two digs; Shelby Shaw five kills; and Madison McCory four kills, two digs.

North Knox visits Eastern Greene at 6 p.m. today.

Lady Warriors drop cross country dual

BICKNELL — Visiting Pike Central ran past North Knox, 18-38, in a girls cross country meet Tuesday.

Brittany Page led the Warriors in fourth place in 23:18. Alexis Petelle was sixth, 24:07; Sidney Kahre eighth, 26:12; Reegan Hammelman ninth, 26:20; Macy Dye 11th, 27:34; Ava Williams 12th, 27:36; and Cora Armes 13th, 29:35. Libby Stone of the Chargers won in a 22:43 time.

In a junior high race, Washington scored 33, Pike Central 39 and North Knox 51. Rorri Bottum was second for the Warriors in 13:04; Lexi Freeman 10th, 13:52; Olivia Knable 12th, 14:00; Emma Telligman 13th, 14:05; and Hayden Coats 14th, 14:12.

Green, Loudermilk pace Lawrence Co. runners

OLNEY, Ill. — Lawrence County's runners combined for three top-five finishers as the Lawrenceville-Red Hill co-op opened their season in a quadrangular cross country meet at Olney Tuesday.

Brayden Green had the best finish, taking runner-up in the boys race in 15:53. Leading the girls were Melina Loudermilk in fourth, 21:26, and Ophelia Klein in fifth, 21:48.

The Lawrence County squads only had three runners each and didn't earn a team score. Effingham St. Anthony won the boys meet with 17, Teutopolis scored 47 and Olney 77. The Wooden Shoes had the only complete girls team.

Other boys runners were Seth Seitzinger in 13th, 17:22; and Reece Ralston 14th, 17:35, in the 37-runner boys field. Kyra Griesemer was 11th for the girls, in 23:01, out of 18 runners.

Lawrence County competes at Dieterich next Tuesday.

Clark volleyball nips North Knox

Clark outlasted visiting North Knox twice to pick up seventh and eighth-grade volleyball victories on Tuesday.

The eighth-grade Alices (2-1) needed three sets to prevail, 25-24, 24-25, 15-11. Kahre McCrary had eight aces, three kills, three digs; Matti Collins nine assists, two aces; Addy Alton eight digs, three aces, two kills; Addi Connor four digs, two kills, two blocks; Brooklyn Tredway four kills; Amya Woodall five digs; and Kate Jones two aces. For the Warriors (1-2) Alex McKinley had 12 points, three aces, five kills, five assists; Javen Miller six points, two aces, two kills; Ally Crist five points, four kills; Malli Lyons four points, two aces; Brynna Collins six assists, three points, two kills; and Abi Deckard three points.

Clark's seventh grade was victorious, 25-23, 25-14. Grace Archer served seven aces; Daylin Thompson four aces; Ava Steffey three aces; Ellie Blue two digs; Kiaya Farrar two kills; Cynthia Memering one assist, one dig; and Miley Carie one kill. Emilee Turner led North Knox with 11 points, three aces; Keely McMillin five points, two aces, two assists; Mady Nieb three points; Baylee McClure two kills; Alyssa Chattin one ace; and Abigail Patton and Rozlynn Thorne one kill.

Both teams play at home today, as Clark hosts Linton, and North Knox entertains Sullivan.

8th Alices take out Titans in football

B.B. McCrary reached the end zone twice, and Clark's eighth-grade football team handled Gibson Southern, 22-8, at Inman Field on Tuesday.

McCrary scored on a 27-yard run and a 62-yard punt return. Luke Lindsey added a 72-yard rushing TD, and he made both extra-point attempts. Defensively Kole Vash had two interceptions, and the Alices (3-0) forced a safety.

Clark visits Evansville Central on Sept. 10.

MS Patriots drop Warriors in golf

BICKNELL — Zach Bottoms was medalist with a 28, and Rivet defeated North Knox, 121-148, in a middle school seven-hole golf match Tuesday at High Pointe C.C.

Waylan Cullivan shot 32 for the Patriots, Drake Bellassa 34, Kevin Black 37, Jacqueline Steininger and Karter Fisher 39, Gage Letts 43 and Nash Chattin 44. In the B flight, Brady Bellessa had 37, Cody Ladson 42, Isabella Pacheco 46 and Zayden Fields 50.

North Knox scores were Braxton Yenne 30, Brooklyn Sturgeon 36, Jayden Hatfield 39, Drayton Phillips and Grant Speth 43, Brayden Clark 45, Will Trabant and Rysen Cardinal 46, and Richard Lincoln 51.

MS volley Spartans open with wins

South Knox's seventh and eighth grade opened its season with two-set wins over visiting Wood Memorial on Tuesday.

The eighth-grade Spartans posted a 25-22 25-16 win. Megan Obermeyer notched 18 points, five aces; Grace Carie four points, three assists; Lauren Hayes four points, two kills; Bren Hill two points, two aces, seven kills; Ella Bobe two points, two kills; Delaynee Coomes four kills; and Caroline Beard four assists.

The seventh grade won, 25-22, 25-24. Madison Parrish collected nine points, seven aces, two kills; Ariel Whitehead six points, three aces, two assists; Cora Dodd five points, three aces; Kamryn Elliott five points, two aces, two kills; and Jenna Bloebaum and Cala Charleston two digs.

MS tennis Spartans dump Washington

WASHINGTON — The South Knox Middle school boys tennis team took out Washington, 4-1, Tuesday.

Wins for the Spartans were by No. 1 singles Isaac True, 9-7; No. 3 singles Reid Martin, 8-4; No. 1 doubles Avery Deckard-Maddox Sargeant, 8-6; and No. 2 doubles J.D. Goodman-Mavrick Benjamin, 8-4. No. 2 singles Ely Baker fell, 8-4.

The team also took four of five exhibition victories. Wins were by Layne Hays, 9-8 (11-9); Avery Deckard, 4-0; Gavin Fish-Baker, 6-5; and Goodman-Benjamin Phillips, 6-4.

South Knox hosts Sullivan at 5 p.m. Friday.

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