Local roundup: Derouin's goal lifts Lady Spartans

Staff photo by Rodney Lopez

South Knox forward Sydney Riker, right, dribbles up the sideline while trying to hold off Sullivan defender Maddie Deckard during their match at the Spartans pitch Wednesday.

Jordyn Derouin scored with 8:38 remaining, lifting South Knox’s girls soccer team to a 2-1 victory over visiting Sullivan on Wednesday.

The Lady Spartans (2-3) overcame a goal deficit at halftime in the win. McKenzie Johnson scored off a Sydney Riker assist with 36:27 remaining to tie the match.

Keeper Ellie Fausnaugh supplied 12 saves.

South Knox plays in the Hoosier Cup in Bloomington over the weekend. The team opens with Silver Creek at 8:20 p.m. Friday, and takes on Terre Haute North and Floyd Central at 10:50 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. Saturday.

Tennis Alices can’t crack Barr-Reeve

MONTGOMERY — For the second day in a row, Lincoln’s boys tennis team didn’t claim a set, with Barr-Reeve rolling to a 5-0 victory Wednesday.

The closest sets came at No. 1 and 2 singles for the Alices (6-3). No. 1 Brycen Graber topped Dustin Altstadt, 6-4, 6-2; and No. 2 Kayden Graber defeated Ethan Jones, 6-4, 6-1. No. 3 singles Nathan Hurt upended Kyle Stenger, 6-1, 6-1. In doubles, No. 1 Aaron Wagler-Tommy Kidwell dropped Simon Corrona-Landon Altstadt, 6-2, 6-1; and No. 2 Logan Graber-Hagen Knepp took out Calvin Carmean-David Wilson, 6-2, 6-0.

“We knew that our schedule was going to get tougher. We have to find a way to compete against all opponents, shake off bad points, and capitalize on opportunities,” Lincoln coach Bryce Crane said. “Ethan and Dustin again played good first sets, but Barr-Reeve did a good job of not letting us win the big points.

“We have to shake off this loss and come back fresh (at 4:30 p.m. today) against North Daviess.”

T.H. North golfers drop county duo

Terre Haute North edged Rivet, 197-201, while North Knox had 212 in a girls triangular golf match Wednesday at the Country Club of Old Vincennes.

Lily Waggoner paced the Lady Patriots with a 44. Maddi Halter had 49, Victoria Linn 53, Emma Robinson 55, Cadence Mills 57 and Alicia McGuire 58.

“It was a tough day for us. Maybe Hurricane Dorian is the reason for our high scores,” Rivet coach Charlie Waggoner said.

Isabella May shot 49 for the Warriors, Milee Lane 54, Tori French 55, Emma Miller 57, Sarah Richardson 61 and Hope Leydet 64.

Both county teams play today. The Patriots are at Gibson Southern at 5:30 p.m., and the Warriors are at Sullivan with South Knox at 4:30 p.m.

WRV shuts out Lincoln soccer

White River Valley found the net on a second-half breakaway and edged Lincoln, 1-0, in a boys soccer match at the Alices pitch on Wednesday.

Jonathan Soderling recorded three saves in the match for Lincoln (2-4), which took the loss despite outshooting the Wolverines, 24-4.

The Alices visit North Knox at 5 p.m. next Monday.

Mount Carmel pops golf Alices

Lincoln’s girls golf team took a step back, allowing Mount Carmel, Ill., to breeze to a 162-234 victory Wednesday at the Country Club of Old Vincennes.

Gwen Hayes led the Lady Alices with a 52. Kaylan Finatri had 55, Bailey Robb 63, Krislyn Shepard 65 and Reece Johnson 67.

“We played like we haven’t played in a long time, like it was the first match of the year,” Lincoln coach Chaz Hendrix said. “Everybody struggled and they let their emotions get the better of them. I’ll have a heart-to-heart talk with them (today).”

The Alices play at 4:30 p.m. next Tuesday at North Knox.

Tennis Spartans making gains

WASHINGTON — A lineup change allowed South Knox’s boys tennis team to be competitive at two spots, but Princeton came through with a 5-0 victory Wednesday.

Singles losses were by No. 1 Nathan Ruppel, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Nathan Robbins, 6-4, 6-3; and No. 3 Tom Schmidt, 6-1, 6-2. Doubles losses were by No. 1 Caleb Cunningham-Nolan Hays, 6-3, 7-5; and No. 2 Toby Holland-Jared Fuller, 6-0, 6-2.

“I had Caleb and Nolan playing together for the first time and had they been together all year, they probably pull that match out,” Spartans coach Ryan Hayden said. “Caleb’s serve was dominant and he played well, so I was happy with Caleb and Nolan at one doubles.

“We moved Nathan, a freshman, up to two singles and every game he played went to deuce with long rallies. I’m proud of where Nathan has taken his game this year.”

South Knox (1-7) hosts Wood Memorial at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Vikings topple volley Spartans

North Posey's volleyball team upended South Knox, 25-8, 25-13, 25-15, Wednesday.

Hannah Ivers accumulated eight kills and 13 digs for the Spartans (4-5); Leah Ellermann four kills, seven digs; Savannah Benjamin three kills, two assists, two digs; Hallie Kirk three kills, four digs; Lauren Loudermilk two kills, 11 assists, five digs; Mallory Obermeyer six digs; Kaylee Parrish five assists; Bailey Kempfer two digs.

The junior varsity fell, 25-12, 25-9. Kaitlyn Williams collected three kills; Rachel Stearns nine digs; Evey Dodd seven digs, four assists; Marissa Duckworth three digs; and Jacy Jones two digs.

North Knox kicks past Clark twice

BICKNELL — North Knox took out Clark in boys and girls soccer Wednesday.

The Warriors took the boys match, 5-3. Cayden Wanke, Amare Mitchell and Jacob Bezy scored goals for the Alices, with keeper Dayton Piper and Morgan Horst had five saves apiece.

North Knox’s girls won, 4-0. Brianna Grismore made 15 saves and Alliyah Kohlhouse one for Clark.

The Alices travel to Forest Park on Saturday.

Patriots, Spartans split volley wins

Rivet’s eighth grade and South Knox’s seventh grade grabbed volleyball wins in their junior high matches at South Knox on Wednesday.

The eighth-grade Patriots (4-0) won, 25-16, 25-14. Abby West had seven points, nine assists for Rivet; Anna Herman five kills, two points; Arianna Gerkin five points; Elexus Frey seven points; Reese McBee four kills; and Ella Benson two points. For the Spartans, Ally Sims had seven points, three aces; and Addyson DeLisle four points, two aces, three assists.

The seventh-grade match went to South Knox, 25-11, 25-14. Meg Obermeyer led the Spartans with eight points, four aces; Caroline Beard seven aces; Korinne Barnhart six points, one ace; Rayce Cates five points, Lauren Keyes three points, two aces; and Bren Hill and Grace Arnold two points. For Rivet (0-4), Natalie Earley had three points and Lorelai Davis two assists.

Rivet hosts Washington on Tuesday.

7th-8th Warriors split in volleyball

SULLIVAN — North Knox split seventh and eighth grade volleyball matches with Sullivan on Wednesday.

The eighth grade lost, 25-12, 25-11. Graci LeRoy had three points; Reagan Jones two points; and Harlee Keller two assists, one ace.

The seventh grade won, 25-19, 23-25, 15-7. Alex McKinley tallied 15 points, six aces, two assists, nine kills; Ally Crist six points, two aces; Mallie Lyons five points, two aces; Abi Deckard five points; Brynna Collins four points, eight assists, three kills; and Javen Miller two points, two kills.

The Warriors host Linton next Tuesday.

Clark 8th boys top Gibson Southern

FORT BRANCH — Kaden Boger scored three touchdowns and threw for a 2-point conversion to help Clark to a 26-20 victory over Gibson Southern in eighth-grade football Tuesday.

Boger rushed for two scores, and also returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Peyton Agee added a kickoff return for a touchdown, and Darrius Hill caught Boger’s conversion pass.

Clark hosts Mount Vernon next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Clark, North Knox split in volleyball

BICKNELL — Clark’s eighth grade and North Knox’s seventh grade picked up middle school volleyball wins on Tuesday.

The eighth-grade match went to the Alices (1-1), 22-25, 25-16, 15-10. Kelsey Howder led Clark with five aces, four kills; Elizabeth Curry-Jones had five assists, three aces; McKenna Henderson six assists; Mattye Meadows four kills; Courtney Deffendoll four digs; and Xzandra Cox three aces. For the Warriors (0-3), Reagan Jones had seven points, three aces, two kills; Harlee Keller six points, one ace, five kills; Graci LeRoy five points, five aces; Gabby Lemons three points, two aces; Madison McCory six assists, two points; Lauren Wolfe two points, two kills; and Tessa Arnold one ace.

North Knox’s seventh grade prevailed, 25-19, 25-20. Alex McKinley led the Warriors with 17 points, nine aces, eight kills; Brynna Collins five assists, two kills; Adyn Telligman five points, one ace; Ally Crist four points, one ace; Javen Miller three points, one ace; and Marissa Petelle one ace. For the Alices, Kahre McCrary notched two points, two aces, two kills, six digs; Addy Alton two points, two aces, two kills; Matti Collins two points, two aces, two assists; Amya Woodall three aces; Brooklyn Tredway two kills; and Addy Connor one ace.

7th volley Spartans snare three-set win

OAKLAND CITY — South Knox’s seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams split tight matches with Wood Memorial on Tuesday.

The eighth-grade Spartans lost, 25-22, 25-24. Addyson DeLisle accumulated eight points, one ace, four assists; Ally Sims six points, two aces, four kills; Lily Culp five points, four aces; Shelby Burke three points, two kills; and Anna Provines two points, one ace.

The seventh grade prevailed, 18-25, 25-12, 15-12. Meg Obermeyer had 12 points, eight aces; Alex Sutton 10 points, eight aces; and Lauren Keyes and Korrine Barnhart five points.

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