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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
April showers bring...postponements

New perspective on life; change at the top; wild conference race

Turkey season is once again upon us

A little pitching - and a lot of hitting

Bats have been impressive for area teams

Week two clarifies area baseball picture - somewhat

Sports Stories
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wolverines notch record-breaking win (05/02/16)
BASEBALL White River Valley earned its tenth win of the season Monday night to set a new single-season high for the Wolverines program. The visiting Wolverines picked up a come-from-behind 9-8 win over Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foe Eastern Greene...
Lakers top Eels in battle of aces (05/02/16)
CLAY CITY - Shakamak has been in its share of pitchers' duels this season including recent games with White River Valley and Sullivan. Monday the Lakers found themselves locked in another one. Both teams threw their ace hurlers - Hunter Wolfe for Clay City and Shakamak's Braden Scott. Both are future Division I pitchers. Scott signed to pitch for the Marshall Thundering Herd and Wolfe will suit up for the Old Gold and Black at Purdue University...
Bloomfield gets the job done against Lady Cougars (05/02/16)
ELNORA -- With Mother Nature running her course and prom festivities over the weekend, Bloomfield softball coach Bill McIntosh wasn't sure what to expect Monday evening. The Lady Cardinals had not stepped on the field since Thursday. Averi Workman made sure McIntosh did not have anything to worry about...
Six finalists for Athlete of Week from April 25-30 (05/02/16)
Each week of the school season, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Agent Joe Medina will sponsor the Greene County Daily World Athlete of the Week. Each weekly winner is chosen by the GCDW Sports Staff and the winner will be revealed each Wednesday. Nominees for the week of April 25-30 include:...
Impressive streak continues for Lady Cards top two netters (04/29/16)
Mike Canty has seen a lot of good tennis players in his 22 seasons leading the Bloomfield boys and girls tennis programs. But never before has the veteran coach seen his top two singles players undefeated at this point in the season. Emily Bucher at No. 1 singles and Mariah Long in the No. 2 slot have yet to lose through 11 matches...
Wolverines sweep Bulldogs to tie record (04/29/16)
SWITZ CITY - White River Valley has been enjoying its most successful baseball season in recent years. Friday the Wolverines tied a school record. An 11-0, 5-4 doubleheader sweep of the Dugger Union Bulldogs gave WRV nine wins equaling the school mark for most wins in a season...
Eastern Greene boys capture Keith Jones Classic (04/29/16)
CLAY CITY -- John Kirts is not known for his sprinting ability, but the Eastern Greene long distance runner ran the most impressive leg of the Thunderbirds 1,600 meter relay team Friday night. Trailing the Clay City quartet by 10 meters when he received the baton in the third leg, Kirts kicked it in high gear. Four hundred meters later, Kirts had given anchor Dylan Abell a five-meter lead. Abell made good on the lead giving the Thunderbirds the win in the final event of the Keith Jones Classic...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lakers pick up ninth win (04/29/16)
BASEBALL The Shakamak Lakers put eight runs on the board their last two turns at bat and rolled to a lopsided 10-0 mercy-rule win over the visiting Turkey Run Warriors Thursday. Parker Green was the big bat for the Lakers going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Claytom May also doubled...
Shakamak pays former coach the ultimate tribute (04/28/16)
JASONVILLE - Retiring a jersey number is an honor a team bestows on a former player or coach, usually in recognition of a legendary career. The Shakamak baseball program has produced a number of legends in its storied history. Tuesday Shakamak High School honored perhaps its most iconic baseball figure...
Miners hang on for SWIAC win over Cougars (04/28/16)
Saturday at Eastern Greene Linton-Stockton coach Matt Fougerousse stressed the importance of playing until the final out of the seventh inning. Thursday at Linton it was Steven McNabb's North Daviess Cougars who kept the pressure on until the very end...
Lady Lakers remain perfect in conference play (04/28/16)
ELNORA -- It wasn't quite a "win one for the gipper" moment, but the Shakamak softball team played with a little added motivation Thursday evening. Before the Lady Lakers arrived at North Daviess, head coach B.A. Shipman had to leave his team due to an accident in his family...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Miners win again on the links (04/28/16)
BOYS GOLF Linton-Stockton picked up another impressive win on the links Thursday afternoon. The Miners carded a team score of 166 to defeat Clay City by 11 strokes at Phil Harris Golf Course. North Daviess rounded out the field and finished with a score of 199...
April 18-23 Athlete of the Week (04/27/16)
Weather suspends Lady Miners softball at Clay City (04/26/16)
CLAY CITY -- Linton-Stockton's softball game with Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foe Clay City was suspended in the third inning Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Eels pushed two runs across in the home half of the first inning for the only runs of the game...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lady Cardinal netters win again (04/26/16)
GIRLS TENNIS The Bloomfield girls' tennis team finished a sweep of SWIAC foes with a 4-0 win over White River Valley in a rain shortened match Tuesday afternoon. The Cards picked up wins from the top two singles players and both doubles teams. In the No. 1 singles spot, Emily Bucher defeated Rachel Woods 6-0, 6-1 while Mariah Long took care of Brooklyn Stoner 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles...
Play suspended at Shakamak (04/26/16)
JASONVILLE - Weather interrupted Tuesday's Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference between visiting Eastern Greene and Shakamak. Shakamak was coming to bat in the bottom of the third inning when lightning was spotted in the area. The game was halted and players were cleared from the field. Officials later decided to suspend play for the rest of the evening...
Lady Miners pick up first win of season (04/25/16)
ELNORA -- Emma Brewer walked back into the Linton-Stockton dugout at the end of the first inning and uttered "she is a one-woman show." Brewer was referring to fellow teammate Shelsie Meurer who fielded all three plays in a 1-2-3 first inning inside the circle...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Cardinals and Lakers earn softball wins (04/25/16)
Softball Averi Workman pitched five innings and collected three hits at the plate to help visiting Bloomfield to a 7-2 win over Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference rival White River Valley Monday evening. Workman allowed just two hits and fanned nine batters in the win...
Cards outlast Wolverines for first conference win (04/25/16)
For Chris Cornelius and his White River Valley Wolverines, Monday's Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference clash at Bloomfield was a case of the Cardinals showing up more ready to play than the Wolverines. And Bloomfield looked ready. The Cardinals played aggressively, seizing an early 2-0 lead. Bloomfield adding two more runs and survived a seventh-inning threat, holding on for a 4-2 win over its conference rival...
Golden Arrows silence Shakamak bats (04/25/16)
Shakamak and White River Valley staged a classic pitchers' duel Tuesday between the Lakers' Braden Scott and the Wolverines' Brayton Cornelius. The pitchers got the best of the hitters again Saturday when Sullivan and Shakamak met on the baseball field...
Six finalists for Athlete of Week from April 18-23 (04/25/16)
Each week of the school season, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Agent Joe Medina will sponsor the Greene County Daily World Athlete of the Week. Each weekly winner is chosen by the GCDW Sports Staff and the winner will be revealed each Wednesday. Nominees for the week of April 18-23 include:...
UPDATED: Miners rally late to overtake Thunderbirds (04/23/16)
LITTLE CINCINNATI - Linton-Stockton needed all seven innings Saturday at Eastern Greene. The Miners rallied for four runs in the top half of the final frame to overtake the Thunderbirds 6-2 in a battle of Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference rivals...
UPDATED: Numerous records fall at Miner Invite (04/23/16)
The 1,600 meter relay is often referred to as the most exciting race during a track and field meet. It is also the last of 16 events in most meets. Except Friday night. The boys pole vault wrapped up the 3rd Annual Miner Invite and it decided the boys team champion. With 15 events scored, South Knox led Linton-Stockton by 9.5 points.
Cards take down Bulldogs for second win (04/22/16)
After Bloomfield fell behind Orleans 3-0 in the third inning, it began to look like more of the same for the Cardinals, who entered Friday's game 1-6. But Bloomfield rallied to tie the score. Then a few breaks went their way and the Cardinals held on for a 5-3 win over the visiting Bulldogs...
Shakamak to honor former Lakers great coach (04/22/16)
The Shakamak baseball program has produced a number of legends in its storied history. Tuesday Shakamak High School will honor perhaps its most iconic baseball figure. Longtime Laker baseball coach Chip Sweet will have his jersey number 26 retired in a ceremony at the high school baseball field prior to the 6 p.m. start of Tuesday's game against Eastern Greene...
Lakers harrier ready to begin journey with Sycamores (04/22/16)
JASONVILLE -- Not many athletes are blessed with a Division I scholarship. Then again, not many athletes have the work ethic possessed by Shakamak long distance runner Clay Reynolds. At the of his freshman year is when Reynolds decided only he would be the one determining just how far running would take him...
Miner linksters earn another win (04/22/16)
According to Linton-Stockton coach Chris Taylor, the Miners did not have their best day on Thursday but still managed to earn a triangular win. Linton-Stockton carded a score of 181 to beat Edgewood by 14 strokes while Owen Valley totaled 211 at Phil Harris...
Cardinals Pick Up SWIAC Win against Linton (04/21/16)
The Bloomfield girls tennis team defeated Linton 4-1 Wednesday afternoon on the Bloomfield High School tennis courts to earn their second SWIAC win of the season. The Cardinals had little trouble in singles losing only three total games and those were all at No. 1 singles. Emily Bucher was pushed at the No.1 spot but defeated Linton-Stockton's Hunter House 6-1, 6-2. At No. 2 Mariah Long beat Emily Hayden 6-0, 6-0 while Maizy Gilliland defeated Olivia Wilson by the same 6-0, 6-0 score...
Lady Lakers hit way to win over Sullivan (04/21/16)
JASONVILLE -- All season Shakamak softball coach B.A. Shipman has known he has a good offensive team. The achilles heel has been the Lady Lakers defense. Thursday night Shakamak continued to swing the bat well but also turned in a defensive performance Shipman can live with in a 10-5 win over Sullivan...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Eastern Greene earns wins on track (04/21/16)
TRACK AND FIELD The Eastern Greene boys and girls track and field team picked up a pair of wins in a triangular meet at White River Valley on Tuesday. The Lady Thunderbirds edged host White River Valley 76-69 while North Daviess finished third with five points...
Big inning lifts Miners over Eels (04/21/16)
Just as they did Saturday at Bloomfield, the Linton-Stockton Miners broke open a close baseball game with a huge inning. The Miners exploded for eight runs and rapped out seven hits in the third frame and coasted to a 12-0 victory over Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foe Clay City at Roy Herndon Field Thursday...
April 11-17 Athlete of the Week (04/19/16)
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Miners pick up walk-off win (04/19/16)
BASEBALL Kendall Williams delivered a three-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Linton-Stockton a thrilling 11-10 win over Washington Tuesday evening. Williams lofted a 1-0 pitch to the gap in right center plating Chad Trent, Cory Anderson and Trey Passen...
Lakers win pitching duel over Wolverines (04/19/16)
JASONVILLE - If anyone came to Jasonville Tuesday hoping to see an old-fashioned pitchers' duel, they did not leave disappointed. Both opposing southpaws - Shakamak's Braden Scott and White River Valley's Brayton Cornelius - tossed complete-game gems...
Nominees for Athlete of the Week from April 11-16 (04/19/16)
The Greene County Daily World Athlete of the Week is Sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Agent Joe Medina. The winner is selected by the GCDW Sports Staff and will be revealed in Wednesday's edition of the GCDW. Congrats to the following nominees:...
GCDW Sports Department honored with AP awards (04/18/16)
In the newspaper business, recognition is hard to come by -- often reporters hear more about what they have done wrong, rather than what they have done right. But for the Greene County Daily World's Sports Department, both writers were recognized during weekend with awards issued by the Associated Press (AP)...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lakers, Cards and Miners all win on baseball diamond (04/18/16)
BASEBALL Parker Green homered and drove in four runs as Shakamak shellacked Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foe North Central 20-0 in five innings Monday night. Green capped an 11-run first inning with a three-run shot to left center. Cole Sanders (3-for-4 three RBIs) recored a two-run double and Levi Webb drove in two with a single in part of the first-inning explosion...
Miner linksters take down Arrows, Cards (04/18/16)
Linton-Stockton's first-year golf coach Chris Taylor said his team has been making progress early in the season. And in a performance Taylor called the season's best so far, the Miner linksters ran away with a victory in a quadrangular match at Phil Harris Golf Course in Linton Monday...
Plenty of success for Miners and Wolverines at NK Invite (04/18/16)
BICKNELL -- Despite not having any first place finishes, the Linton-Stockton boys track and field team managed to place third in the 10-team field at the North Knox Invitational Saturday. South Knox won the boys meet with 132 points, followed by Sullivan with 101.5 and the Miners tallied 89.5...
Homers power Miners over Cardinals (04/16/16)
Three home runs and a solid pitching performance from Chad Trent were too much for Bloomfield to overcome in a 12-1 loss to visiting Linton-Stockton Saturday. In the first inning Kendall Williams took a 3-2 pitch the opposite way over the short porch in right field for the Miners' first tally...
Smith siblings piling up points on the track (04/15/16)
It's not an everyday occurrence when athletes who have had zero experience in track and field take up the sport for the first time and have an immediate positive impact for their teams. But Sydney and Bill Smith have done exactly that for the Linton-Stockton track program...
Wolverine girls win triangular, boys finish second (04/15/16)
SWITZ CITY -- Mother Nature finally dialed up much more seasonably temperatures and lots of sun Thursday afternoon and the White River Valley track and field teams took advantage. The Wolverine girls scored a triangular win over visiting Bloomfield and Lighthouse Christian while the WRV boys finished second...
Strong pitching opportunistic offense leads Clay City (04/14/16)
SWITZ CITY -- "That is as bad as it gets, we cannot play any worse baseball than we just did." Those were the words spoken by a dejected White River Valley baseball coach Chris Cornelius Thursday night. The Wolverines committed six errors in the field and a few more mental mistakes on the base paths, as Clay City blanked the hosts 8-0...
Lakers softball lose slugfest to Northview (04/14/16)
BRAZIL --Youth will definitely be served for both the Northview and Shakamak softball teams this season. The squads faced off Thursday evening with the Knights coming out on top with a 13-6 decision. No seniors started the game for either team and a total of six freshmen were in the starting lineup for the teams. Not surprisingly, defense played a key role in the contest...
Bloomfield girls tennis earn pair of wins (04/14/16)
The Bloomfield girls' tennis team defeated visiting Washington Catholic 5-0 on the Bloomfield High School courts Thursday afternoon. The Cardinals got straight set wins at every position. In singles play Bloomfield only lost a total of three games. At No. 1 singles Emily Bucher defeated Hannah Ashby 6-1, 6-0, while Mariah Long picked up her second straight double bagel by beating Caroline Burch 6-0, 6-0 at the second singles position...
Miner boys win four way meet, Lady Miners run second (04/14/16)
After the Linton-Stockton boys track team came up on the short end of a 70-44 score Tuesday night at Clay City, the Miners responded in a big way Thursday. The Linton-Stockton trackmen racked up 118 points, well ahead of second place Washington to capture a quadrangular meet at Charlie Hoskins Track...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Miners and Cardinals win on links (04/14/16)
BOYS GOLF Jacob Gregory and Zach Hall finished as medalists as Linton-Stockton picked up a win over Cloverdale at Clover Meadows on Thursday afternoon. The two Miner golfers both carded a 4-over par, 40 in the 168-180 win over the Clovers. Dane Kanen was third on the Miners team with a 9-hole total of 43 while Levi Jerrells rounded out the scoring with a 45...
UPDATED: Third inning explosion carries Miners over Thunderbirds (04/13/16)
For Linton-Stockton baseball coach Matt Fougerousse the key to every game is to come out and establish control early. And the Miners did just that Wednesday against visiting North Central. Starting pitcher Trey Passen set the Thunderbirds down in order quickly. Then Linton-Stockton put up three runs in its first turn at bat...
Patience at the plate pays off in Laker win (04/12/16)
JASONVILLE - Shakamak baseball coach Todd Gambill has told his Lakers to exercise patience and wait for good pitches to hit. The Shakamak players heeded the coach's words and their patience paid off with a 7-0 win over visiting North Knox Tuesday. Nowhere was the disciplined approach at the plate more evident than in the second inning...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lady Laker bats lead way to win (04/12/16)
SOFTBALL Hannah Wonders and Jona Lash combined for seven hits and 10 runs batted in as Shakamak cruised to a 14-5 win at Washington Tuesday evening. Wonders finished a perfect 4-for-4 with a pair of two-baggers and five RBIs, while Lash added two doubles, a single and also drove in five runs in four trips to the plate...
April 4-10 Athlete of the Week (04/12/16)
Bloomfield picks up win in softball conference clash (04/12/16)
Kylee Moody and Meaghan Bond have started a trend in the early parts of the softball season. When Moody comes up with a big hit, Bond has a knack to answer with one of her own. The two middle of the lineup hitters came through, back-to-back Tuesday night...
LOCAL SPORTS SCHEDULE: April 12-April 16 (04/11/16)
Tuesday, April 12 Baseball North Knox at Shakamak, 7 p.m. Bedford North Lawrence at Eastern Greeme, 5 p.m. Boys Golf White River Valley at North Knox (Bicknell Country Club), 5 p.m. Softball Bloomington North at White River Valley, 6 p.m. Bloomfield at Linton-Stockton, 4:30 p.m...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lady Wolverines drop a pair on softball diamond (04/11/16)
SOFTBALL Katie Eddy recorded a pair of singles, knocked in a run and scored two but it was not enough to help White River Valley earn a win on Saturday. Visiting Cloverdale scored eight unanswered runs in the first game of a double header to come away with an 11-3 win...
UPDATED: Van Sant competes with state's best at Top 60 workout (04/10/16)
INDIANAPOLIS - In a showcase of Indiana's top 60 high school senior basketball players, Bloomfield's Brandon Van Sant held his own well. Van Sant was one of the players selected to participate in Hoosier Basketball Magazine's annual Top 60 Workout at Marian University Sunday afternoon...
UPDATED: Wolverines knock off Clovers in baseball sweep (04/09/16)
SWITZ CITY -- With two not so stellar performances earlier in the week, the White River Valley baseball team was on the verge of dropping its third straight game Saturday morning. The Wolverines had committed four errors and trailed visiting Cloverdale 6-4 entering the home half of the sixth inning. Then the fortunes turned...
Eastern Greene girls pick up triangular win on track (04/08/16)
The Eastern Greene girls track and field team dominated its triangular match with visiting Bloomfield and Loogootee Friday evening. The Thunderbirds claimed blue ribbons in nine events, easily outdistancing second place Bloomfield 91-32. Loogootee finished third with 15 points...
Thunderbirds dominate track opener (04/08/16)
Ethen Helton, John Kirts, Brent Price and Gaven Hill all won a pair of events to help Eastern Greene to a triangular win over Bloomfield and Loogootee Friday night. The host Thunderbirds ran away with the team title and finished with 105 points. Bloomfield was second with 26 points and the Lions finished with 19 points...
Laker bats come alive in win at North Daviess (04/08/16)
ELNORA - It took Shakamak three innings to get going offensively, but once they did, the hits - and runs - came. The Lakers broke a 2-all tie in the decisive fifth frame as they put three runs on the board on the way to a 7-2 win over Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foe North Daviess at Wayne Davis Field Friday...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wolverine hardballers fall on road (04/08/16)
BASEBALL Tyler York recorded a pair of hits and scored two runs, but it was not enough for White River Valley Thursday night. South Knox led 3-0 after two innings and went on to score a 7-2 win over the visiting Wolverines. Hunter and Brayton Cornelius both recorded an RBI hit in the loss...
White River Valley Principal honored by IBCA (04/08/16)
Five people with significant ties to Indiana high school basketball will be recognized with Virgil Sweet Awards at the 2016 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association annual clinic later this month. Virgil Sweet Awards are presented to those who have provided meritorious service in the promotion of basketball across Indiana. The award is named in honor of Sweet, the former Valparaiso High School basketball coach and former executive director of the IBCA...
Miner boys, Wolverine girls tops in dual meet (04/07/16)
SWITZ CITY - On a damp, chilly day better suited for mid-November football, Linton-Stockton and White River Valley instead got together for a track meet. WRV track coach Mike Karr said, "First of all, we're just glad to get a meet in. Here we are in the middle of April and it's just nice to run, win or lose. ...
Eastern Greene thrower signs with Wabash College (04/07/16)
LITTLE CINCINNATI - Eastern Greene student athlete Gaven Hill will continue pursuing his athletic and academic endeavors at the collegiate level. Hill signed his National Letter of Intent with Wabash College Friday, April 1. The Thunderbird shot putter and discus thrower will compete in track and field for the Wabash Little Giants...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Miners baseball picks up win (04/07/16)
BASEBALL Noah Woodward hit a sacrifice fly in the home half of the sixth inning to give Linton-Stockton a 2-1 win over visiting Sullivan Thursday evening. The game-winning play was set up after Austin Allen singled and moved to third on a double by Kendall Williams...
Big fifth inning send Knights to win over Linton-Stockton (04/07/16)
Stacy Payton roped a one-out double down the left field line in the top of the first inning. It would be the last time the Knights No. 3 hitter would swing the bat Tuesday night. Linton-Stockton chose to take the bat out of Payton's hands the next three times up and walked her in the next three trips to the plate...
GCDW basketball Player of the Year Brandon Van Sant (04/05/16)
It isn't always easy to select one player over the rest of the contenders when it comes to deciding on who will be the Player of the Year. During the course of a 20-plus game season two or three players usually stand out and separate themselves from the competition. Sometimes head-to-head competition or postseason performance on the biggest stages can be the deciding factors...
Lady Cards play long ball in win over Loogootee (04/05/16)
The Bloomfield softball team has spent extra time in the weight room this season. It paid off Tuesday evening. The Lady Cardinals offense pounded out 13 hits including a pair of home runs in their 7-1 win over visiting Loogootee. "We wanted to come out and make a statement that we have a little power to go along with some speed and defense," first-year Lady Cards coach Bill McIntosh said. "We have not always had that in the past and we wanted to come out and show we can hit the ball."...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Shakamak earns win in softball action (04/05/16)
SOFTBALL Alyssa Garo finished 4-for-4 at the plate with a double and 4 RBIs as Shakamak defeated White River Valley 11-0 in six innings Tuesday evening. With the win Shakamak improves to 2-2 on the season and 1-0 in Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference play, while the Lady Wolverines fall to 0-5 overall and 0-1 in league play...
Errors undo Cardinals on baseball diamond (04/05/16)
SPENCER -- Baseball essentially comes down to the basics of throwing, catching and hitting. Bloomfield coach Jason Pegg sees room for improvement in all those areas for his Cardinal team. Seven Bloomfield errors led to five Owen Valley runs and a 10-5 loss to the Patriots in the Cardinals' season opener here Tuesday...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lakers and Miners earn wins Monday night (04/04/16)
BASEBALL After having the mercy rule forced on them in the first three games of the season, Shakamak found the win column Monday night. The Lakers knocked off Terre Haute North 4-2 to improve to 1-3 on the season. Shakamak dropped their its three games of the season by a combined score of 35-2 in losses to Jasper, Northview and Bloomington North...
Patriots bats too much for Thunderbirds (04/04/16)
LITTLE CINCINNATI - Eastern Greene coach Ben Hutcherson knew sooner or later Owen Valley's firepower at the plate would eventually be too much to overcome. The visiting Patriots rapped out 16 hits en route to a season-opening 16-4 win here Monday. "That's a good-hitting ballclub. They were going to eventually tee off on anybody we sent out there if they pitched long enough," the first-year Thunderbird coach said...
Lady Lakers pick up first win of season (04/04/16)
JASONVILLE -- It's no secret good pitching and solid defense are two key ingredients of winning games. In two losses last week, the Shakamak softball team committed 10 errors. Monday night, the Lady Lakers turned in a better defensive effort -- with just two errors -- and freshman Jona Lash kept the Barr-Reeve offense off balanced most of the night...
Wolverines earn pair of wins in baseball opener (04/02/16)
The White River Valley baseball team opened its season with a pair of wins at the Springs Valley Round Robin on Saturday. The Wolverines scored a 14-3 six-inning win over the host Hawks in the first game of the day, before defeating Loogootee 12-5. In the first game, the Wolverines erupted for nine runs in the top of the six inning to enforce the mercy rule...
UPDATED: Lakers drop two in Northview Round Robin (04/02/16)
BRAZIL - The Shakamak Lakers fell to 0-3 on the young season with a pair of 5-inning losses in the Northview Round Robin on a chilly, blustery Saturday in Brazil. In the opener Shakamak suffered its second straight 10-0, 5-inning loss, falling to the Northview Knights in the opening game of the Northview Round Robin...
South Putnam slugs way past Wolverines (04/02/16)
SWITZ CITY -- The South Putnam softball team has a motto of "all-in, all the time". The Lady Eagles lived up to their motto on Saturday. South Putnam offense erupted 38 runs on 30 hits in a double-header sweep over White River Valley. The Lady Eagles took the first game 16-6 and completed the twinbill sweep with a 22-0 five-inning romp in the second game...
Shakamak baseball drops season opener (04/01/16)
The Shakamak baseball team ran into a buzzsaw Friday night in its season opener at Jasper. Jasper hurler Cal Krueger tossed a 5-inning perfect game against the Lakers. The Class 3A top ranked Wildcats blanked Shakamak 10-0. Krueger also smacked a 3-run homer in the win for the Wildcats...
GCDW basketball all-area team announced (04/01/16)
Area basketball fans witnessed several quality teams this year, two of which - Bloomfield and Linton-Stockton - enjoyed postseason success. Along with some good basketball provided by our area teams, fans had the opportunity to watch a number of outstanding individual players...
Cardinals coach selected to coach Indiana Junior All-Stars (04/01/16)
After guiding the Bloomfield Cardinals to the IHSAA Class A State Finals, coach Matt Britton will now have the opportunity to coach the best players in the Class of 2017. Bloomfield's Matt Britton will coach the IndyStar Junior All-Star basketball team in its two exhibition games against the Indiana All-Stars in June...
Basketball player of the year finalists announced (03/31/16)
It isn't always easy to select one player over the rest of the contenders when it comes to deciding on who will be the Player of the Year. During the course of a 20-plus game season two or three players usually stand out and separate themselves from the competition. Sometimes it comes down to how the players fared in head-to-head competition. In some cases postseason performance on the biggest stages can be the deciding factor...
Upgrades at WRV baseball facility complete (03/31/16)
SWITZ CITY -- "If you build it, they will come." The above quote is from the famous baseball movie, Field of Dreams. It could also serve as the aphorism of the White River Valley baseball program. Chris Cornelius is in his fourth season as head coach of the Wolverines. Each year Cornelius has made it a priority to make improvements of the baseball facility...
Lady Lakers drop season opener on diamond (03/31/16)
After falling to Terre Haute South 9-1 a season ago, the Shakamak softball team closed the gap Tuesday night. The Lady Lakers fell to the Braves 6-5, in the season opener for Shakamak. After falling behind 1-0 after the first inning, the Lakers scored single tallies in the top of the third and fourth innings for a brief 2-1 advantage...
Lady Wolverines drop season opener in seven (03/30/16)
SWITZ CITY -- A season ago the White River Valley softball team struggled to be competitive in games. Playing a full seven innings was a rare feat. Wednesday night the Lady Wolverines played seven innings in their season opener against visiting Brown County, but fell 9-2...
Cheer and pep sessions leader calling it quits (03/29/16)
For the past few weeks, the Bloomfield boys basketball team has been treated like royalty. And deservingly so. The team took the entire community on a wild ride all the way to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis last weekend. The journey included stops in Switz City, Martinsville and Seymour...
Miners receive State Finalist rings (03/29/16)
They waited over three months for this moment. But the Linton-Stockton football team finally received its long-awaited reward commemorating the school's first-ever IHSAA Class A football State Finals appearance. The Miner players, coaches and support staff were presented with State Finalist rings in a ceremony at the Linton-Stockton High School gymnasium Tuesday night...
State Finals loss cannot diminish Cardinal pride (03/28/16)
INDIANAPOLIS - Just seven minutes separated the Bloomfield Cardinals from making history by bringing Bloomfield High School its first-ever boys basketball state championship. Eli Combs' rebound follow-up with 7:20 to play nearly completed Bloomfield's comeback after the Cards trailed by 12 points early in the third quarter. ...
UPDATED: Cardinals fall to Liberty Christian in 1A title game (03/26/16)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Bloomfield could see the finish line. Eli Combs connected underneath to trim Liberty Christian's lead to 45-44 with 7 minutes, 16 seconds left in the game. Then the Cardinals ran out of gas and Liberty Christian left them behind...
Bloomfield senior wins Class A Mental Attitude Award (03/26/16)
INDIANAPOLIS - Eli Combs' accomplishments on the basketball court have been considerable. The three-year starting forward is the second-leading scorer and rebounder for the Bloomfield Cardinals' Class A State Finalists. His achievements in the classroom are even more impressive. Combs ranks fourth in his senior class and carries a 4.3 GPA...
Bloomfield guard making up for lost time (03/25/16)
An unfortunate, freakish injury cost Bloomfield guard Zach Skinner 13 games right in the heart of his junior season last year. Skinner's motivation and determination to make up for the missed time paid off in a big way. He enjoyed a breakout senior season - and was rewarded with his selection to the Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference All-Conference team...
Question and Answer with Bloomfield coach Matt Britton (03/25/16)
By Travis David Sports editor Q: What impresses you the most about Liberty Christian? A: Their passing. They had 29 assists against Gary 21st Century last weekend, who is an outstanding team in their own right. They have a dynamite guard in Ronny Williams who had 11 assists last week and he can really shoot the ball too...
Question and Answer with Liberty Christian coach Jason Chappell (03/25/16)
Q: What impresses you the most about Bloomfield? A: I am impressed the most with the way they play team basketball. I think they play very well as a team, I like that. What you see in a lot of 1A teams is usually one or two good players. I really think Bloomfield has a team full of good players...
Cardinal senior helping team behind the scenes (03/25/16)
With nearly every successful team, comes a player who makes sacrifices for the betterment of the team. That unselfish player on the Bloomfield boy's basketball team this year has been Blake Anderson. The senior has only appeared in eight of the Cardinals 29 games this season, but you couldn't tell by the enthusiasm in which Anderson speaks of when talking about his team...
Brothers get to share rare moment together (03/25/16)
By Travis David Sports editor As siblings grow up, the older one usually does not want the younger ones to tag along everywhere. For the past two years, Isaac Combs has been following big brother Eli without much complaint. At least not from November through March...
The Voice of the Cardinals shares 23 years of basketball memories (03/25/16)
Heath Bartlett has seen a lot of history in the 23 years he has been associated with the Bloomfield basketball program. Bartlett, 32, began following the team in 1994. Ironically when he was younger he couldn't really stand to go to the games because he didn't like the noise...
Cardinal Basketball: A tradition second to none (03/25/16)
Being a member of the 2016 Boys Bloomfield basketball team has been the ride of a lifetime. It has been one that I and the others would wish never to come to an end, but in the inevitable end, be in victory. The memories we are creating will last forever...
Pair of Cardinal players receive state recognition (03/25/16)
Fifteen seniors and 15 underclass boys basketball players have earned IBCA/Subway "Supreme 15" All-State honors for 2015-16, which was announced Thursday. For the second year, the IBCA also named Large School All-State teams (15 seniors, 15 underclass) and Small School All-State players (16 seniors and 16 underclass because of ties)...
Former coaches talk about magical season (03/25/16)
Besides the late Hall of Fame coach Guy Glover, two of the most known names at Bloomfield is Steve Brett and Ron McBride. Both experienced a wealth of success in guiding the Cardinals. Both have been spectators throughout this season. McBride has been to every game as he currently serves as athletic director at Bloomfield...
Bloomfield assistants bring character, integrity and knowledge to program (03/25/16)
When Matt Britton assumed Bloomfield head coaching duties five years ago, one of his first orders of business was to assemble a staff of capable assistants. Britton took the time to sit down with several people about helping out in the Cardinal program. Two of those individuals turned out to be Britton's current assistants Kyle Von Almen and William Hasler...
Cardinals will try and slow down high powered Lions (03/24/16)
INDIANAPOLIS -- It's not often a high school basketball team breaks the century mark. Especially in a semistate game and against the No. 7 ranked team in the state. But Bloomfield's opponent in Saturday's Class A state championship game, Liberty Christian, accomplished the rare feat last Saturday...
Bloomfield fan bus information (03/23/16)
Any Bloomfield student or fan who needs a ride to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday morning can sign up to ride the fan bus. Those who are wishing to ride the fan bus can sign up in the front of the High School library. Deadline to sign up for the fan bus is Thursday at 5 p.m...
Information for purchasing IHSAA Boys Basketball State Final Tickets (03/21/16)
All State Final tickets are reserved seats and the purchase price is $15.00 each. Tuesday, March 22, 2016-6:00-8:00 P.M. The following groups can purchase tickets: A) All Sports Pass Holders B)Students in Cheer Block *Tickets are reserved so students wanting to sit next to one another will need to purchase tickets at the same time...
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Walk A Mile event April 15

The Greene County Prosecutors Office sponsored "Walk A Mile In Their Shoes" April 15 at the courthouse in Bloomfield, to raise awareness and funds for victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse in Greene County.

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