Miners repeat as sectional champs
BICKNELL -- Joe Dieball suffered a concussion early this season. He was just coming back from that injury and scored two points as the Linton-Stockton Miners lost to South Knox 64-51 on Feb. 6 at Linton. Here on Saturday night, it was Dieball who helped knocked out the Spartans...
Cardinals denied title as Eels 3-peat
SWITZ CITY -- Just about anything that could go wrong for Bloomfield did in the IHSAA Class A Sectional 57 title game here Saturday night. The Cardinals fell behind quickly, turned the ball over at inopportune times and weren't able to control the tempo in a 63-43 loss to Clay City...
White River Valley Sectional 57
Tuesday, March 4
Game 1 -- Eminence 59, Union 46
Game 2 -- Clay City 53, Shakamak 44
Friday, March 7
Game 3 - Bloomfield 48, Eminence 24
Game 4 - Clay City 53, White River Valley 46, OT
Saturday, March 8
Championship - Bloomfield (12-9) vs. Clay City (17-6), 7:30 p.m.
Bloomfield Youth League sign-ups and skills evaluation today
The Bloomfield Youth League Baseball and Softball will conduct sign-ups on today at the Bloomfield Junior High School Gym from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Any boy ages 3-15 as of May 1, 2014 (for T-ball age 3 by Jan. 1, 2014) are eligible. Cost is $50 for one child, $90 for two children, $120 for three children and $160 for four or more children...
Friday's prep scores
Friday's Scores BOYS BASKETBALL Sectional Tournaments Semifinals Class 4A E. Chicago Munster 57, Lowell 48 Lake Central 70, E. Chicago 57 Valparaiso Michigan City 64, Portage 49 LaPorte 71, Chesterton 58 S. Bend Washington Penn 71, S. Bend Washington 67, OT...
Eels slip past WRV in OT
SWITZ CITY -- The Clay City Eels did in overtime what the White River Valley Wolverines couldn't do in the closing minutes of regulation in the Class A Sectional semifinals here Friday night -- make shots and free throws. The Eels outscored WRV 12-5 in overtime to post a 53-46 win and advance to Saturday's championship game against Bloomfield at WRV Sectional 57...
Cardinals roll into finals
SWITZ CITY -- The Bloomfield Cardinals rolled in Saturday's Class A Sectional title game against defending champion Clay City after dealing a 48-24 loss to Eminence in Friday's first semifinal. "We got off to a little bit of a slow start," BHS (12-9) coach Matt Britton said. "We were sloppy on the offensive end of the floor, had way too many turnovers and just didn't execute very well on our cuts and our screens."...
Thunderbirds come up short
BICKNELL -- After leading by as many as five points in the second half, Eastern Greene missed 7 of 8 shots and committed two turnovers in the final three minutes, falling to South Knox 62-55 in a semifinal game at the Class 2A North Knox Sectional 47 here Friday night...
Miners hang on to beat NK
BICKNELL -- Linton-Stockton shot 67 percent in the second half as they erased a six-point halftime deficit, defeating host North Knox 47-46 in the first semifinal at the Class 2A North Knox Sectional 47 here Friday night. The defending champion Miners (18-6) advanced to play South Knox at 7 p.m. Saturday (tonight) in the title game...
Boys sectional pairings
BOYS BASKETBALL SECTIONAL PAIRINGS Class A White River Valley Sectional 57 Tuesday, March 4 Game 1 -- Eminence 59, Union 46 Game 2 -- Clay City 53, Shakamak 44 Friday, March 7 Game 3 - Bloomfield (11-9) vs. Eminence (6-14), 6 p.m. Game 4 - White River Valley (8-11) vs. Clay City (16-6), 7:30 p.m...
Bloomfield finishes undefeated
BLOOMFIELD -- The sixth grade (Class of 2020) Bloomfield boys basketball team won its final regular season game on Feb. 20 at Loogootee. The close win completed not only an undefeated sixth grade season for the Cardinals (11-0), but also an undefeated elementary career (24-0)...
WRV selling sectional ducats
Tickets to the Class A White River Valley boys basketball sectional will be on sale at WRV until close of school on Friday. Cost for an all-session pass is $10. Single session tickets are $6 and will be sold at before the final two sessions on Friday and Saturday...
Union awards program
Union High School and Junior High will be having its Winter Sports Awards program on 6 p.m. Thursday, March 20 in the high school gymnasium.
Rupska named academic all-state
Linton-Stockton senior quarterback/running back/linebacker/punter has been named Academic All-State by the Indiana Football Coaches Association. "I feel like this shows that I did not only excel in the field but also in the classroom," Rupska said. "It to me is proof that I did my best in both areas and I think this award shows my hard work paid off."...
Eastern Greene advances past North Central
BICKNELL - It took about one quarter for the Eastern Greene Thunderbirds to get it going, then when they did they didn't look back. That was the tale at the IHSAA Class 2A North Knox Sectional first round here Tuesday night as the Thunderbirds outscored North Central 35-15 over the middle two quarters on their way to a convincing 62-42 win and move into Friday's semifinals against South Knox.....
Miners defeat Golden Arrows
BICKNELL - The defending Class 2A Sectional 47 champion Linton-Stockton Miners needed nearly all of the 32 minutes available to them as they began defense of their title here Tuesday night against stubborn Sullivan. In what could only be described as a battle between tournament heavyweights, the Miners got double-digit scoring from three players and used solid free throw shooting down the stretch to seal a 51-43 win.....
Eminence ends things for Union
SWITZ CITY -- Levi Hammett scored 18 of his game-high 23 points to lead Eminence to a 59-46 victory over Union in a high school boys basketball game here Tuesday night at the Class A White River Valley Sectional 57. The loss, the 16th in 20 games this season, likely meant the end of hoops at UHS, who is scheduled to close at the end of the current school year...
Clay City comes back to defeat Lakers
SWITZ CITY -- Clay City trailed throughout much of the first half and was behind 27-20 after Shakamak's Brandon Morin converted an old-fashioned three-point play early in the third quarter. But the Eels went on a 19-3 spurt to take a 39-30 advantage and made key free throws in the final minutes as Clay City went on to a 53-44 victory in the an opening round high school boys basketball game here at the Class A White River Valley Sectional 57 Tuesday night...
Area high school basketball schedule
Friday, Feb. 28
Bloomfield at Barr-Reeve, 6 p.m.
North Daviess at Eastern Greene, 6 p.m.
Shakamak at Owen Valley, 6 p.m.
Linton-Stockton at White River Valley, 6 p.m....
Sectional tickets on sale at Bloomfield
Athletic director Ron McBride would like to remind Cardinals basketball fans that season tickets for the Class A White River Valley boys sectional will be available Wednesday and Thursday at the school. The tickets are $10 and good for all sessions...
Boys basketball sectional pairings
BOYS BASKETBALL SECTIONAL PAIRINGS Class A White River Valley Sectional 57 Tuesday, March 4 Game 1 -- Eminence (5-14) vs. Union (4-15), 6 p.m. Game 2 -- Shakamak (4-15) vs. Clay City (15-6), 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7 Game 3 - Bloomfield (11-9) vs.Winner Game 1, 6 p.m...
Bloomfield draws opening-round bye
Bloomfield's move to the Class A Sectional 57 at White River Valley will have to wait a couple of nights. The Cardinals, 11-8 going into the regular season finale at Barr-Reeve, will have to wait 72 hours before they begin tournament play. BHS drew a first-round bye and won't begin play at WRV until 6 p.m. Friday in the semifinals when they meet the winner of the Eminence-Union game...
Thunderbirds open against North Central
Eastern Greene is familiar with its first-round sectional opponent, to say the least. When EGHS and North Central meet at approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the opening round of the Class 2A North Knox Sectional 47, it will be the third time they square off against the team with the same nickname -- Thunderbirds...
Bulldogs final run starts against Eminence
Before the doors of Union High School are closed in May, the UHS boys basketball team will make its final run in the state tournament, starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Class A White River Valley Sectional 57 against Eminence. The Bulldogs, who entered the final week of the regular season with a 4-13 record, have a rematch with the Eels...
Tough road lies ahead for Lakers
JASONVILLE -- When it comes to the IHSAA Class A White River Valley Sectional, Shakamak boys basketball coach Steve Brett believes the best end of the draw went to someone else. With his team drawing one of the co-favorites in his mind, he knows the road to a title will a difficult one...
Rough road, but not impossible for WRV
SWITZ CITY -- White River Valley boys basketball coach J.B. Neill knows the road to the Class A Sectional title might be a rough one, but it's not impossible. One reason it might be just a little less difficult -- his team drew a bye into Friday's semifinals against the winner of Shakamak and Clay City...
Miners know what they have to do in postseason
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand the road to the IHSAA Class 2A North Knox Sectional title will be a rocky one. Or that it will be one filled with plenty of land mines and traps that could spoil any team's hopes of claiming a trophy on Saturday night...
Wolverines win conference game at Union
DUGGER -- White River Valley made half of its first 18 shots, forced six turnovers in the opening quarter and jumped ahead 20-2 as the Wolverines cruised to 75-26 victory over host Union here Saturday night in a Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference high school boys basketball game...
Miners earn share of conference title
SWITZ CITY -- For the second year in a row, the Miners are champions of the Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference. After winning it outright a year ago, the Miners (16-6, 7-1) defeated host White River Valley 46-36 to tie Clay City for the SWIAC title....
Cards lose to top ranked Vikes
Class A No. 1 Barr-Reeve knocked down 11 3-pointers as the Vikings pulled away for a 66-33 victory over visiting Bloomfield in a non-conference high school boys basketball game Friday night at Montgomery. The Vikings won their 20th game, against just one loss....