OAKLAND CITY — Darrian Carmean and Maycee Lange combined for nearly 40 kills as Lincoln controlled Wood Memorial, 25-13, 25-15, 25-11, in their volleyball match Thursday.
Carmean ended with 19 kills and Lange had 18 to pace the the Alices (12-0), while Callie Foster set up the bulk of Lincoln's points with 38 assists. Kali Haynes added 19 digs and four aces, Carmean had 14 digs, and Livie Koenig served four aces.
The junior varsity Alices also cruised, 25-14, 25-16. For Lincoln (4-1), Allyson Beckort had seven aces and four digs, Jaclyn Sutton six assists, Shaleigh Followell four kills, Zoey Weiss and Mackenzie Newland three kills, and Jenna Gardner four digs.
Lincoln begins Big Eight Conference play at Jasper at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
North Knox drops Eastern in three
BICKNELL — Hannah Saucerman was just shy of a triple-double with 13 assists, nine points and eight digs, and North Knox handled visiting Eastern Greene, 25-20, 25-22, 25-16, for a volleyball win on Thursday.
Emilee Organ supplied 14 kills, five points, four digs, three blocks for the Warriors (3-4); Mallory Earhart 10 points, three aces, eight assists, five digs; Jacqui Alsman eight points, two aces, two kills, five digs; Grace Yochum five kills; Abigail McKinley four points, two kills, two digs; Mallory Rogers three points, two digs; Matty Hoffman two kills, two blocks; and Rayne Held and Mercedes Harbin two digs.
In the junior varsity match, North Knox (4-0) won, 25-17, 25-15. Rogers had 10 points, four aces, seven assists; Emma Saucerman eight assists, five points, two aces, three digs; Shelby Haag 10 kills; Shelby Shaw five kills, two blocks; Kylee Messel seven digs, five points; Briley Yochum three kills; Tessa Haag two points, two aces; Emma Wampler three kills; and Keanna Thomas three points, two digs.
The Warriors compete in the Robinson (Ill.) Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Volley Patriots shut out Eagles
EVANSVILLE — Macee Hamilton and Kenadee Frey had double-doubles, and Hannah Schneider nearly had one too as Rivet popped Evansville Christian, 25-14, 25-18, 25-19, in a volleyball match Thursday.
Hamilton finished with 12 digs and 11 points for the Patriots (5-7), including four aces, and Frey had 11 assists, 10 points, four aces, five kills and four digs. Schneider racked up nine points with five aces, 13 assists and seven digs; April Tripp 12 points, four aces, five kills, five digs; Lauren Carie nine kills, two digs; Bella Atkinson nine kills, four digs, two points; Avery Vantlin six digs; and Livia Trent three kills, two points.
“It was a good bounce back after losing a five setter (at Princeton Wednesday),” Rivet coach Jill Ballinger said. “We played our best in the first set, but we kind of relaxed in the second and third. They're a school that's just starting up, so they have a lot of freshmen and sophomores on the roster. It was nice to split this week, but I wish we could have got (Princeton). We still have to work on our hitting a little more and do a better job of putting the ball away.”
Rivet hosts Dugger at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Tennis Alices suffer third straight defeat
Lincoln’s boys tennis team split three-set matches, but visiting North Daviess controlled the other three spots for a 4-1 win Thursday.
The Alices (6-4) received their victory from No. 1 doubles Kyle Stenger-Landon Altstadt, who edged Hayden Parisien-Aric Wade, 7-5, 6-7 (7-2), 6-4.
The Cougars had singles wins from No. 1 Jaylen Mullen over Dustin Altstadt, 6-2, 6-0; No. 2 Markus Britton over Ethan jones, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3; and No. 3 Colin Kemp over Calvin Carmean, 6-0, 6-3. No. 2 doubles Brooks Helms-Brecklin Byrer defeated David Wilson-Simon Corrona, 6-2, 6-3.
It was Lincoln’s third consecutive defeat in as many days.
“Despite the loss, I’m happy with the way my team competed, especially Ethan, Kyle and Landon. We showed great spirit and fight against a tough opponent,” Lincoln coach Bryce Crane said. “Calvin has improved a lot and put together a respectable second set. Hopefully we can regain some momentum at Sullivan (at 10 a.m.) Saturday.
Spartans take out T-Birds in four
FARMERSBURG — South Knox shook off a shaky second set to upend North Central, 25-21, 12-25, 25-20, 25-21, for a volleyball win on Thursday.
Mallory Obermeyer led the Spartans (5-4) with 28 digs; Hannah Ivers 20 digs, 13 kills; Leah Ellerman 15 digs, four aces, three kills; Lauren Loudermilk 12 assists, 12 digs; Kaylee Parrish six digs, five assists; Hallie Kirk six kills, two aces; Bailey Kempfer three kills, two digs; and Savannah Benjamin and Lanea Holscher two digs.
South Knox's junior varsity won, 22-25, 25-23, 15-11. Rachel Stearns had nine digs; Kaitlyn Williams seven kills; Evey Dodd 13 assists, five digs; Jenesis McClure seven digs; Kaitlyn Beard five kills, two aces, two digs; Grace Worstell and Daphne Kinnett two digs; Jacy Jones two kills; Presley Cleveland two aces; Addison Downen two digs; and Marissa Duckworth one kill.
The Spartans host Rivet at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
No. 18 Titans upend golf Lady Patriots
EVANSVILLE — No. 18 Gibson Southern took out Rivet in girls golf, 171-203, Thursday at Cambridge C.C.
Lily Waggoner led the Lady Patriots with a 46. Maddi Halter collected a 49, Victoria Linn 52, Emma Robinson 56, Cadence Mills 59 and Alicia McGuire 66.
Rivet hosts South Knox and Washington at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Country Club of Old Vincennes.
Page sets course mark for NK girls
BICKNELL — North Knox’s Brittany Page set a school course record, and the Lady Warriors were second in a triangular meet Thursday.
North Daviess edged the Lady Warriors, 26-31, while Sullivan didn’t post a team score. In the boys meet, Sullivan had 21, North Daviess 46 and North Knox 61.
Page was the meet winner by 10 seconds with a 21:25 clocking. Reegan Hammelman placed fourth, 23:29; Macy Dye seventh, 24:00; Ava Williams 12th, 27:07; Brianna Page 13th, 27:23.
Cavan Lemberg paced the North Knox boys with an eighth-place time of 19:39. Dakota Lawrence was 11th, 20:56; Dayton Poe 13th, 21:44; Anden West 14th, 22:10; and Steven Calvert 15th, 22:20.
The Warriors run in the county meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 14.
Green the winner for running Indians
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. — Brayden Green was the winner in 17:22 as Lawrence County's cross country team placed second in a four-way meet Thursday.
Olney topped the Indians, 24-35, while Palestine-Hutsonville and Flora didn't post a team score.
Other scoring for Lawrence County were Trevor Parker fourth, 18:37; Seth Seitzinger ninth, 20:32; Kollin Ramos 15th, 21:31; and Dominic Wells 21st, 21:52.
"Brayden and Isaac Stanford of Flora dueled for over two miles before Brayden pulled away in the last half mile," Indians coach William Bandy said. "Trevor finished a strong fourth with a personal-best time, and Seth ran a personal best for the second time this week."
Lawrence County had the only three runners in the girls race. Katie Moore won in 21:57, with Ophelia Klein and Cara Eagleson second and third in 22:55 and 22:59.
The Indians are at Olney at 4:30 p.m. (CDT) Tuesday with Robinson and Paris.
Lincoln freshmen down Northview
Jackson Johnson rushed for two scores, and Lincoln dropped Northview, 28-12, in a freshman football game at Inman Field Thursday.
Zach Steffey added a touchdown run, and he also threw a touchdown pass to Luke Tolliver. Collin Jackson hauled in a pair of 2-point conversion passes from Steffey.
The Alices (2-0) host Gibson Southern at 6:30 p.m. next Thursday.
Pike Central tops JH football Warriors
BICKNELL — Pike Central edged North Knox, 32-30, in junior high football Thursday.
Caleb Bottum caught 40 and 5-yard touchdown passes from Brennan Messel. Carter Lemberg had a 40-yard TD run and a two-point conversion run.
Kaden Boyles intercepted a pass.
The Warriors (1-1) host Lawrenceville, Ill., next Wednesday.
Clark golfers top Warriors
BICKNELL — Clark's Dusty Taylor was medalist with a 28, and the Alices defeated North Knox, 181-201, in a coed middle school golf match Thursday.
Other scores for Clark were Michael Watry 35, Emmitt Ransom 37, Macy Sexton 39 and Dustin Candler 42.
For North Knox, Braxton Yenne shot 34, Peyton Greubel 41, and Dreyton Phillips, Grant Speth and Brooklyn Sturgeon 42.
JH Lady Warriors win in cross country
BICKNELL — North Knox's girls were first and the boys second in a pair of triangular cross country meets Thursday.
The Lady Warriors, behind Alexis Petelle's winning time of 13:15, scored 26, Sullivan 42 and Shakamak 68. Rorri Bottum took second, 13:18; Sidney Kahre sixth, 14:08; Cora Armes eighth, 14:27; and Hayden Coats ninth, 14:29.
Sullivan took the boys meet with 24, with North Knox scoring 44 and Shakamak 66. Kade Groteguth placed fifth, 12:29; Caleb Bottum sixth, 12:30; Carter Lemberg seventh, 12:32; Carlton Armes 10th, 12:53; and Brody Page 16th, 14:05.
Volley Blazers cruise to victory
Ryleigh Fidler put up 10 kills without an error to go with nine digs, four blocks and an ace to lead Vincennes University to a 25-14, 25-14, 25-20, volleyball victory over the Brescia (Ky.) junior varsity Wednesday at the P.E. Complex.
Grace Doane added eight kills for the Trailblazers (4-5), Breanna Metzger had six kills and two blocks, Savannah Grimes 15 assists, Ariana Gentzler four blocks, and Brantli Lannan had nine digs.
VU coach Gary Sien said playing JV teams can present some challenges.
“They’re hard to coach against because we didn’t really know anything about them. Sometimes they won’t have their roster finalized until a day or two before (the match). It can be tricky, like we’re going up against the great unknown,” he said. “It’s nice to get a good win going into a tough tournament this weekend.”
VU hosts the Blazer Classic, beginning today with a 3 p.m. contest against reigning Region 24 champion John A. Logan (Ill.), and the Blazers face Wabash Valley (Ill.) at 7 p.m. On Saturday, VU plays Walters State (Tenn.) at 10 a.m. and Mineral Area (Mo.) at 2 p.m.
Volley Patriots drop 5-setter to Princeton
Rivet claimed a pair of tight sets to open its match against Princeton on Wednesday, but the Tigers roared back to take the last three sets and dump the Patriots, 21-25, 22-25, 25-12, 25-17, 15-6, at Holscher Gym.
Hannah Schneider put up a triple-double for Rivet (4-7) with 18 points, including six aces, 18 digs and 10 assists, while adding two kills. Other key contributors were Kenadee Frey 16 points, three aces, 11 digs, six assists; Macee Hamilton 26 digs, seven points, two aces; Livi Trent nine points, one ace, 11 digs, four kills; Elise Lowe eight points, four aces, seven digs; Lauren Carie six kills, four digs, one block; and Bella Atkinson four digs, two kills.
“We came back from being down six in the first set, and we won the second set, but then let them back in the match and ended up losing,” Rivet coach Jill Ballinger said. “Hannah Schneider played really hard and I was pleased with her effort. Macee Hamilton had one of her best games. She passed well and made some incredible saves in the back row. Our hitters have to improve and get some kills. Our serving and defense are carrying us right now.”