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McNabb takes over Cougar baseball program (03/25/15)
ELNORA - One of the most decorated Laker baseball players in the history of Shakamak High School thought he knew what direction his life was headed, but he was wrong. "Everybody said I was pegged to be the next coach," said Steven McNabb, a 2007 Shakamak graduate who had been working the past couple of season as an assistant baseball coach under the recently retired Chip Sweet. "After a while, I started to believe it myself a little bit."...
All-SWIAC teams announced (03/25/15)
The Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference recently announced its 2014-15 All-SWIAC boys and girls basketball teams as well as All-Academic team members. Locally there were eight boys players named all-SWIAC and four more who earned honorable mention...
All-Area girls basketball team announced (03/25/15)
The Greene County Daily World announces its 2014-15 All-Area girls basketball team. This year's team includes three seniors, seven juniors and three sophomores. The All-Area team also includes 10 girls who earned all-Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference honors...
UPDATED: Miners come up short in state finals bid (03/21/15)
SOUTHPORT - The Linton-Stockton Miners came up short in their quest for a second state title appearance in three years, falling to Class 2A top-ranked Park Tudor 59-43 in the Southport Semistate Saturday. The Miners kept it close for over a half, trailing 9-8 after the first period and 20-16 at the half behind 12 first-half points from Austin Robertson.....
Miners at semistate, by the numbers (03/21/15)
LINTON-STOCKTON VS. PARK TUDOR AT CLASS 2A SOUTHPORT SEMISTATE BY THE NUMBERS 0 - The number of turnovers that Park Tudor had in the first 11-plus minutes. 2 -The number of semistate champions in boys basketball from Greene County - the 1998 Bloomfield Cardinals and 2013 Linton-Stockton Miners. ...
Injured Joe Dieball returning to form (03/19/15)
This past spring during an AAU basketball game, Linton-Stockton junior point guard Joe Dieball suffered a gruesome knee injury. At the time it was thought that he'd likely not be able to play this season. But after three surgeries and missing over a month of the season - and operating at less than 100 percent physically when he did play, Dieball is gradually returning to his old form...
Special section on Miners in Friday's GCDW (03/19/15)
Linton-Stockton will be playing Saturday for a semistate championship. The Greene County Daily World will be publishing a 16-page special section as the Miners prepare to face Class 2A No. 1 Park Tudor. The special section will be inserted into Friday's GCDW...
Defense propelling Miners through tournament (03/19/15)
The Linton-Stockton Miners have plenty of offensive weapons at their disposal. Austin Robertson, Jacob Clothier, Josh Dieball and Drew Witty - all four of whom were selected to the Southridge Regional's All-Regional Team, with Robertson earning tournament MVP honors - each put up double-figure scoring performances in the regional...
A look at Miner coaching staff (03/19/15)
Linton-Stockton boys basketball coach Joey Hart is the first to point out that he has a great coaching staff that includes Noah Hawkins, Jim Clothier and Joe Hart, Joey's dad. "I am so fortunate to have such a tremendous staff," said Hart. "You have guys like Noah and Jim, who put in so much time behind the scenes...
Southport Fieldhouse continues to serve as first-rate facility (03/19/15)
Indiana has long since been known for its historic and spacious palaces of round ball, including New Castle, Seymour, Richmond, Marion, Elkhart and Lafayette Jeff to mention a few. And although it has been four years since the 8,000-plus seat Wigwam in Anderson closed after 50 years of hosting basketball games in Madison County, central Indiana still calls home to one of the largest high school gymnasiums in the state...
Miners to face No. 1 Park Tudor at Southport Semistate (03/19/15)
Miners back in semistate for second time in three years By Terry Schwinghammer Sports Writer For the second time in three seasons, the Linton-Stockton Miners (22-6) find themselves in the Class 2A high school boys basketball semistate. In 2013 the opponent was Speedway and the venue was the Tiernan Center in Richmond. The Miners defeated Speedway 76-75 in overtime and advanced to the state finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where they fell to Bowman Academy in the state title game 86-73...
Robertson makes top 100 list (03/16/15)
Miner center Austin Robertson was named to Hoosier Basketball Magazine's Top 100 senior boys' high school players for 2014-2015 as compiled by Garry H. Donna, publisher of Hoosier Basketball Magazine. This compilation is the result of direct observation of hundreds of games during the past season as well as contact and discussion with numerous Indiana Basketball Coaches Association coaches, sportswriters, sportscasters, college recruiters and referees throughout Indiana...
Miners to play at 4 p.m. Saturday at Southport Semistate, tickets on sale at school (03/15/15)
Linton-Stockton will face Indianapolis Park Tudor at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Class 2A Southport Semistate championship game. The second semistate title game will be at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday and feature Vincennes Lincoln and Guerin Catholic in a 3A contest...
UPDATED: Miners avenge loss to Mater Dei, advance to regional final (03/14/15)
For the third straight season the Linton-Stockton Miners advance to the championship game of the Class 2A Southridge Regional at Huntingburg Memorial Gym and in the process avenging a December loss to Evansville Mater Dei with a 47-39 win over the Mater Dei Wildcats...
FINAL, UPDATED: Miners win regional championship (03/14/15)
HUNTINGBURG - The Linton-Stockton Miners are headed back to the semistate for the second time in three seasons, earning the right to advance with a 61-46 win over South Ripley in the championship game of the Class 2A Southridge Regional at Huntingburg Memorial Gym...
Fidler signs letter of intent with VU (03/13/15)
Surrounded by her parents and coaches, Linton-Stockton senior Macy Fidler signed her letter of intent to continue her track and field career with the Vincennes University track and field program Thursday at the Linton-Stockton High School media center...
Deischer to run in marathon Saturday (03/12/15)
Linton-Stockton seventh grader Aurek Deischer will be running his first marathon Saturday as part of a fundraising initiative for Lifewater. Aurek will be joining Daren Wendell on his run. Wendell co-founded the fundraising organization Activewater in 2009 to creatively use the athletic lifestyle and grassroots fundaising campaigns to assist Lifewater in raising funds and awareness of the world water crisis...
Community Notes (03/12/15)
March 1-31 Enrollment forms are due for the 2015/2016 Linton Kindergarten class. Children who will be five years old on or before August 1, 2015 are eligible to enroll. Forms may be picked up in the elementary school office beginning March 2. They are to be returned to the office by March 31. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m...
Miners to face Mater Dei in regional opener (03/12/15)
For the third straight year, the Linton-Stockton Miners are making the trip to Huntingburg and historic Huntingburg Memorial Gym and preparing to play in the Class 2A Southridge boys high school basketball regional. Linton-Stockton (20-6) will play 19-6 Evansville Mater Dei, winners of Class 2A Sectional 48 at Southridge hosted by Forest Park in the first regional semifinal contest at 11 a.m...
Robertson a big reason for Miner success (03/12/15)
Linton-Stockton center Austin Robertson has been a big reason for the Miners' success on the basketball court this season. And it's not only because Robertson is 6-9. The former Union (Dugger) player's continued improvement and imposing presence on the court have been two major reasons the Miners are 20-6 and three-time defending Class 2A Sectional 47 champions...
Former Union (Dugger) teacher and coach fitting in nicely at Clay City (03/12/15)
Clarence Johnson was like dozens of teachers, coaches and administrators at Union (Dugger) Schools during the end of the 2013-14 school year, wondering about his future and where he might land after the announced closure of the school. "When the announcement was made that Northeast School Corporation was going to be closing both Union Jr./Sr. ...
UPDATED: Wolverines' comeback effort comes up short (03/07/15)
SWITZ CITY - White River Valley came back from what had been a 30-point deficit late in the second quarter to pull within 12 points by the end of the third period but could get no closer as Clay City pulled away for a 62-40 win, the Eels' fourth consecutive Class A Sectional 57 championship here Saturday night...
FINAL : Miners capture third consecutive sectional championship (03/07/15)
BICKNELL - Twenty four hours after surviving a 28-percent shooting performance at the foul line and holding off North Knox for a 41-34 victory in the semifinals, the Miners connected on 67 percent as they earned a third consecutive boys basketball sectional championship...
Local boys basketball sectional pairings (03/07/15)
Local boys basketball sectional pairings BOYS BASKETBALL CLASS 2A SECTIONAL 47 AT NORTH KNOX Tuesday, March 3 Game 1 - South Knox 60, Eastern Greene 50 Game 2 - North Knox 71, North Central 49 Friday, March 6 Game 3 - Sullivan vs. South Knox 6 p.m. Game 4 - Linton-Stockton vs. North Knox, 7:30 p.m...
Scoreboard (03/07/15)
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SATURDAY, 2015 BOYS LOCAL CLASS A WHITE RIVER VALLEY SECTIONAL 57 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Clay City 62, White River Valley 40 CLASS 2A NORTH KNOX SECTIONAL 47 Linton-Stockton 36, South Knox 33 BOYS SECTIONALS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES EXCEPT WHERE NOTED...
Miners win Sectional Championship at North Knox; WRV bows out to Clay City in Switz City sectional (03/07/15)
Two Greene County teams went to sectional championship games on Saturday and one will be bringing home the winning trophy. The Linton Miners traveled to North Knox where they won 36-33, defeating South Knox to win the sectional championship. Next week the Miners continue on to the regionals...
Miners advance to sectional championship game (03/06/15)
BICKNELL - For the second year in a row in the semifinals of the Class A North Knox Sectional 47, Linton-Stockton made enough big plays to hold off the pesky host Warriors. The Miners put themselves into a position to win a third consecutive sectional championship after defeating North Knox 41-34 in the boys basketball sectional here Friday night.....
UPDATED: Lakers lose to three-time defending champs (03/06/15)
SWITZ CITY - Shakamak kept the game close for a half until Clay City opened a 15-point third-quarter lead which would grow to 23 late in the game as the Eels cruised to a 72-52 win over the Lakers in Friday's second semifinal game of Class A Sectional 57 hosted by White River Valley...
High School Sports Schedules (03/06/15)
AREA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCHEDULES SATURDAY, MARCH 7 Boys Basketball Sectional championship games Class A WRV Sectional 57: White River Valley vs. Clay City, 7:30 p.m. Class 2A North Knox Sectional 47: South Knox vs. Linton-Stockton, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, MARCH 14...
UPDATED: Wolverines beat Eminence, advance to sectional final (03/06/15)
SWITZ CITY - White River Valley broke open a 19-all deadlock at halftime, pushing their lead to 11 points early in the fourth quarter on their way to a 53-49 win over Eminence in the first semifinal game of Class A Sectional 57 here Friday. The Wolverines upped their record to 4-20 in head coach Joe Pigg's first season. All four wins have come against Shakamak (twice) and twice over Eminence...
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