FERDINAND — Forest Park took advantage early of Rivet missing two starters on defense, and the Rangers made their lone tally hold up in a 1-0 boys soccer win over the Class A No. 7 Patriots on Thursday.
Aaron Wyatt recorded seven saves in goal for Rivet (1-2). The Patriots were without defensive midfielders Peyton Catt and Austin Finch, who had prior commitments with tennis and family.
“Forest Park used that to its advantage, and they scored in the third minute,” Rivet coach Thierry Schleiss said. “It took us about 10 minutest to get organized on defense, figure out who was covering who, and after that they’re offense wasn’t as dangerous. We had some nice chances in the final 10 minutes of the half, with Cedric Schleiss getting off a nice shot.
“They made adjustments and controlled the first 20 minutes of the second half but couldn’t score. After that we went for it, moving Cedric from sweeper to midfielder, and we immediately had three or four chances. Charlie Niehaus, Dylan Daugherty and Schleiss put some good shots on goal, however we couldn’t get back in the game.”
The Patriots entertain Bedford North Lawrence at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Alices cage Bears, remain undefeated
Darrian Carmean led the way with 12 kills, and Lincoln rolled to a three-set volleyball win over Evansville Central, 25-15, 25-4, 25-7, at Alice Arena Thursday.
Kali Haynes paced the defense for the Alices (7-0) with 24 digs, Callie Foster racked up 29 assists, Maycee Lange had nine kills and four aces, Livie Koenig four kills and Kyndall Myers two aces.
Lincoln's junior varsity prevailed, 25-13, 25-14. For the Alices (3-1) Zoey Weiss had five aces, four kills; Mackenzie Newland six kills; Olivia Hamilton nine assists; Allyson Beckort and Jenna Gardner six digs; Jaclyn Sutton six assists; and Macy Taylor four kills.
Lincoln hosts its First Vincennes Savings Bank tournament on Saturday, which also includes South Knox and North Knox, and the Alices open against South Spencer at 10 a.m.
Volley Spartans nab another victory
BRIDGEPORT, Ill. — Hallie Kirk served six aces to go with four kills and South Knox's volleyball team handled Red Hill, 25-16, 25-8, for its second win this week Thursday.
Hannah Ivers contributed five kills for the Spartans (2-2); Lauren Loudermilk two kills, eight assists, two digs; Leah Ellerman two aces, six digs; Kaylee Parrish two aces, two assists; Savannah Benjamin two kills; and Mallory Obermeyer five digs.
South Knox's junior varsity won, 25-21, 25-19. Kaitlyn Beard notched eight kills, two digs; Daphne Kinnett four kills, two digs; Kaitlyn Williams three kills, three digs; Jenesis McClure three aces; Evey Dodd two aces, nine assists, two digs; Addison Downen two aces, two kills; Rachel Stearns six digs; Grace Worstell five assists; and Presley Cleveland two digs.
South Knox plays in the Lincoln Classic at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Salukis are at Oblong at 6:15 p.m. (CDT) next Thursday.
8th football Alices open with shutout
EVANSVILLE — Kaden Boger ran for two touchdowns and threw a two-point conversion pass to lead Clark's eighth-grade football team to a season-opening 30-0 win over Evansville Bosse on Thursday.
Xander Hunt and Max Thorne scored on runs, with Hunt adding a two-point conversion pass. Isaac Kotter, Darrius Hill and Peyton Agee had two-point conversion catches. Agee added a fumble recovery, and Dusty Bilskie intercepted a pass.
The Alices play Tuesday at Gibson Southern.
Princeton tops Clark harriers
C.J. Kirchoff and Gracie Phillips earned fourth-place finishes for Clark’s boys and girls cross country teams, but both Alices’ teams fell to Princeton by identical scores, 23-33, at the Lincoln course on Thursday.
For the boys, Blake Racey took fifth, Tyson Gillis seventh, Lukas Doggett ninth, Maddox Bahr 11th, Elijah Bickel 13th and Jonah Bickel 14th.
For the girls, Gracie Phillips was fourth, Cami Tredway fifth, Javelin James seventh, Clair Combs eighth, Kaedy Hendershot ninth, Adelynn Lange 10th and True Mahrenholz 12th.
No times were reported.
The Alices travel to Northeast Dubois on Tuesday.
Clark soccer lose matches to Dubois
Northeast Dubois ran through Clark in boys and girls soccer matches Thursday at the Lincoln pitch.
The boys lost, 7-1, with Jacob Bezy tallying the goal. Dayton Piper made 10 saves. The girls fell, 10-0. Allandra Ivers collected eight saves, Brianna Grismore and Kiaya Farrar seven, and Alliyah Kohlhouse three.
The Alices travel to North Knox on Wednesday.
Barr-Reeve upends 8th volley Warriors
BICKNELL — Barr-Reeve topped North Knox's eighth grade in volleyball, 25-10, 25-10, Thursday.
Madison McCory had two points and two kills for the Lady Warriors (0-2); and Reagan Jones added two points.
North Knox hosts Clark on Tuesday.