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Senior night, sectional pairings, conference title and another bad injury

Sports Stories
Bloomfield girls know what it takes to win (02/09/16)
Members of the Bloomfield girls basketball team have helped add to the collection of hardware inside the trophy case at the high school. Over the last year the female athletes have added sectional trophies in softball, tennis, and volleyball. The same group has also advanced to the regional level in cross country over the years. But there was still something missing -- a girls basketball sectional trophy...
UPDATED: Sectional three peat not in the cards for White River Valley (02/06/16)
CLAY CITY -- It wasn't quite as dramatic as the Michael Jordan flu game, but Bloomfield senior Shelby Patton was not at 100 percent Saturday night. But a little flu bug did not stop the Lady Cardinals guard from coming up with the play that may have turned around the game...
UPDATED: North Knox pulls away from Lady T-Birds for third straight sectional (02/06/16)
MITCHELL - Eastern Greene battled two-time defending sectional champion North Knox for 27 minutes and refused to go away quietly. The Lady Thunderbirds trailed by just one, 37-36 with just over five minutes to play. Then the Lady Warriors seized control of the game after Lexi Vieck's old fashioned three-point play...
Top ranked Bloomfield takes down 3A Knights (02/06/16)
BLOOMFIELD -- Northview dialed up long distance early and often Saturday afternoon, but it was not enough to come away with a victory. Despite connecting on nine shots from behind the arc, the Knights fell to Class A No. 1 Bloomfield 52-44 inside Guy Glover Gymnasium...
No. 8 Lady Cardinals advance to sectional final (02/06/16)
CLAY CITY -- Felicity Graf missed all three free throws the last time Bloomfield and Clay played each other. The Lady Cardinals won that regular season matchup 58-50, but Graf was not happy with her performance that night. The Bloomfield junior more than made up for it Friday night...
Wolverines fast start buries Shakamak in semifinals (02/06/16)
CLAY CITY -- White River Valley coach Mark Graves could not have scripted a better start to the Lady Wolverines sectional semifinal game against Shakamak Friday night. White River Valley forced Shakamak into turnovers on its first four possessions and raced out to an early 10-2 lead...
Lady T-Birds take control down the stretch, advance to sectional final (02/06/16)
MITCHELL -- The Eastern Greene Lady Thunderbirds didn't need a 14-point comeback to overtake Mitchell as they did when these two teams met in the regular season. But that doesn't mean it was any easier Friday in the sectional opener for both teams. Eastern Greene called upon its full-court press in the final two minutes to break a 38-all deadlock, pulling away for a 50-40 win over the Lady Bluejackets in Class 2A Sectional 47...
North Knox advances to sectional final (02/06/16)
The North Knox Lady Warriors rebounded from a near-upset at the hands of Linton-Stockton Tuesday with a 37-21 win over county rival South Knox. North Knox jumped out to a 19-6 lead over the first 16 minutes behind 9 first-half points from Lexi Vieck...
Dieballs carry on in the face of family crises (02/05/16)
It has been an emotional week - and season - for Linton-Stockton basketball players Joe and Josh Dieball. The Dieball family welcomed a new bundle of joy into the world last week. Lydia Faith Dieball arrived Friday morning. Lydia Faith is the Dieball family's 12th child. The other 11 range in age from Ariell, 25 to Jordan, 3...
Top ranked Cardinals claim conference title (02/04/16)
ELNORA -- Bloomfield was faced with a lot of distractions before taking the floor against North Daviess Thursday night. The Cardinals were playing in their first game since climbing to the top of the latest Class A rankings. A first Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference championship since 2006 was on the line and their first undefeated conference season since the mid 1980's was also at stake...
Free throw shooting, Eels' Wolfe plague Lakers in SWIAC loss (02/04/16)
CLAY CITY -- Battles between Clay City and Shakamak in most any sport rarely disappoint as the rival schools typically put on a well-contested show for the fans. Thursday night's Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference tilt was more of the same as Clay City got 25 points from Hunter Wolfe in edging the Lakers 47-44...
Thunderbirds stave off late rally by White River Valley (02/04/16)
For the second straight game the White River Valley boys basketball team mounted a ferocious fourth quarter comeback. But for the second straight game the Wolverines bid for its third win of the season fell short. Host Eastern Greene improved to 12-6 on the season with the 60-49 win over its Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foes...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs fall short (02/04/16)
GIRLS BASKETBALL Traders Point blanked Union Dugger 12-0 over the final eight minutes of play Tuesday night denying the Lady Bulldogs a win. Traders Point overcame a 27-17 deficit for a 29-27 over DUCS. The Lady Bulldogs led 13-8 after the first eight minutes of play and held a 19-13 advantage at halftime...
South Knox scoring drought leads to Miner win (02/04/16)
Any chance South Knox had of coming into Linton and leaving with a win over the Linton-Stockton Miners evaporated during a scoreless third quarter for the Spartans. And with South Knox unable to put any points on the board, Linton-Stockton extended an 8-point halftime lead to 21 on its way to a 44-30 win Thursday night...
Lady Miners upset bid slips away in overtime (02/02/16)
MITCHELL - No one expected this. The Linton-Stockton Lady Miners were just 12.2 seconds from pulling off what might have been considered the upset of the year in Indiana high school girls basketball. Reeva Hammelman's steal under her own basket off the North Knox press and subsequent lay-in knotted the score at 44...
Lady Wolverines get job done against North Central (02/02/16)
CLAY CITY -- The White River Valley girls basketball team has a slogan of "Do Your Job." Tuesday night the every single Lady Wolverines player who stepped on the court did just that. Eight different players found the scoring column as White River Valley defeated North Central, 58-33 in a first-round matchup at the Class A Clay City Sectional...
Clay City moves to semifinals with rout (02/02/16)
Eminence coach Noah Carpenter had a goal of not letting Clay City score 90 points Tuesday night. Eminence held Clay City under that goal, but barely. Clay City scored 50 first half points en route to a 83-16 win over Eminence in the first game of the Class A Clay City Sectional Tuesday night...
Lady Lakers drop regular season finale (02/01/16)
ELNORA -- During its 10-game losing streak, North Daviess has been close in games but just couldn't make the big plays in crunchtime. In the regular season finale for both teams, it was the Lady Cougars who made all the plays down the stretch in a 45-34 win over Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foe Shakamak...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lakers and Thunderbirds pick up wins; Wolverines fall short (02/01/16)
BOYS BASKETBALL Shakamak wasted little time in jumping on visiting North Central Saturday night. The Lakers connected on four 3-pointers en route to a 28-point first quarter explosion. The Lakers led 28-10 after the first eight minutes of play and never looked back in their 85-59 rout of the Thunderbirds...
UPDATED: Miners third quarter burst buries Warriors (01/30/16)
Linton-Stockton was unable to distance itself from North Knox for the first 16 minutes Saturday at Linton. But a 17-4 stretch throughout the third quarter gave the Miners all the cushion they would need. Linton-Stockton led by 18 after that flurry and the Miners kept rolling on their way to a 55-35 win over the Warriors...
Hot shooting performance lead Miners to conference win (01/29/16)
Linton-Stockton had already been through an emotional day before tipping off with county and conference rival Eastern Greene Friday night. The Miners basketball family had the mother of two of their players in their thoughts and prayers since late Thursday night...
Cardinals pick up win No. 15 on the season (01/29/16)
Class A No. 2 Bloomfield needed a 21-9 second quarter advantage to create separation from Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foe North Central Friday night. The pesky Thunderbirds played even with the highly ranked Cardinals through the first eight minutes of play...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Junior high hoops teams in action (01/29/16)
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL Wednesday, January 20 the Linton eighth grade boys basketball team played at Sullivan and lost 38-32. Kip Fougerousse had 17 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Lance Dyer had 4 points and 2 steals. Devyn Robertson added 4 points and 2 assists. Kyle Anderson had 3 points. Luke Lannan had 3 points and 4 rebounds...
WRV push runs out of momentum (01/29/16)
SWITZ CITY - White River Valley had visiting Loogootee on the ropes, trailing by just two points after the first eighteen minutes. But the Lions finally broke loose, going on a 9-0 run. The visitors never looked back, pulling away for a 63-46 win here Friday...
Lady Wolverines wrap up regular season with conference win (01/28/16)
SWITZ CITY -- White River Valley ended its regular season on a high note Thursday night while Linton-Stockton is still taking steps in the right direction. The Lady Miners hung close for a while before White River Valley pulled away late for a 49-34 Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference win on senior night...
Lady T-Birds shut down Clay City for late comeback win (01/28/16)
CLAY CITY - Eastern Greene needed all 32 minutes and a fourth-quarter comeback for the Lady Thunderbirds to finally put away the Clay City Lady Eels in the regular season finale for both teams. Eastern Greene outscored Clay City 14-2 over the final eight minutes, and that was enough for a 36-33 come-from behind Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference victory...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lady Lakers end losing streak (01/28/16)
GIRLS BASKETBALL Shakamak ended its seven-game losing streak in a big way on Thursday night. The Lady Lakers thrashed a visiting Eminence 73-12 to improve to 4-17 on the season. Shakamak raced out to an 18-6 lead after the first eight minutes of play and never looked back...
Eastern Greene Athletic Director makes tough decision (01/28/16)
LITTLE CINCINNATI -- As most professions go, tough decisions are made almost on a daily basis. Over the last month, Eastern Greene Athletic Director Ryan Wilcoxen has been faced with the same difficult decision. Only this decision affected not only the students and staff at Eastern Greene, but also his family...
Laker comeback falls just short against Cloverdale (01/26/16)
JASONVILLE - The game was completely different this time. But the end result was the same for the Shakamak Lakers. When Shakamak and Cloverdale met a month ago in the first round of the Wabash Valley Classic the Lakers let an 11-point third quarter lead slip away. The Clovers fought back to take a 62-60 win...
Bloomfield captures first conference title since 2007 (01/26/16)
ELNORA -- Bloomfield girls basketball coach Ron Knepp was back in a familiar place Tuesday night. Knepp coached at North Daviess for five seasons and led the Lady Cougars to a pair Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference championships (co-champs with White River Valley). Tuesday night Knepp added an outright conference title in the same gym, as his Lady Cardinals knocked off host North Daviess 60-46...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lady Miners, T-Birds pick up wins on hardwood; WRV falls (01/26/16)
GIRLS BASKETBALL Despite missing 18 free throws, Linton-Stockton picked up its third win of the season Tuesday night. The Lady Miners improved to 3-17 on the season with a 42-37 win at Sullivan. Linton-Stockton shot 30 free throws in the game, but only made good on 12 attempts...
IHSAA announces girls basketball sectional pairings (01/25/16)
The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced its sectional pairings for the 41st annual girls basketball State Tournament during Monday's IHSAA Tournament Selection Show. Sectional play begins Tuesday, February 2 at 64 sectional sites with 16 sectionals per class...
Class A No. 8 Lady Cardinals cruise to win on senior night (01/25/16)
On paper Monday, night's game between Class A No. 8 Bloomfield and Washington Catholic was a mismatch. Washington Catholic entered the game having struggled to just three wins on the season, while the host Lady Cardinals boasted a 15-5 record. The game was also the host Lady Cardinals senior night which made the game even more of an uphill battled for Washington Catholic...
UPDATED: Bench player leads Cardinals to homecoming win (01/23/16)
Class A No. 2 Bloomfield needed a spark in a big way Saturday night on homecoming. A baseline drive by Loogootee's Ty Collins cut the Cardinals lead to 27-26 with 2 minutes, 21 seconds left in the third period. Reserve player Isaac Combs provided the host Cardinals with the much needed momentum with a pull-up jumper with 1:21 left in the frame...
UPDATED: Lady Wolverines pick up conference win on road (01/23/16)
ELNORA -- North Daviess had a gameplan of stopping White River Valley senior Lexi Graves from getting to the basket in Saturday's Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference game. The plan worked, sort of.
UPDATED: Miners ride second-quarter momentum to win over Patriots (01/23/16)
A 10-0 stretch at the end of the first quarter and into the second proved to be all the Linton-Stockton Miners needed to pull away from Owen Valley here Saturday. The spurt put the Miners ahead by six, 18-12. From there the lead expanded to double digits headed into the final two minutes of the first half...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lakers, T-Birds win; Wolverines take loss (01/23/16)
Nathan Eckerle poured in a game-high 23 points to lead visiting Eastern Greene to a come-from-behind 61-54 win over South Knox on Saturday night. The Thunderbirds trailed 43-41 entering the final eight minutes of play. The win was aided by a five-point possession in fourth quarter...
UPDATED: Second quarter run lifts Loogootee over Lady Miners (01/23/16)
When Loogootee team leader Tyanna Graber was saddled with early foul trouble in the first five minutes, Saturday afternoon's girls basketball game at Linton-Stockton looked like it might be the Lady Miners' for the taking. But things didn't turn out that way for the home team...
Thunderbirds experience Hoosiers tradition at Knightstown (01/22/16)
KNIGHTSTOWN - We've all seen the movie. Well, most of us have anyway. Saturday the Eastern Greene basketball team had the chance to experience the history and nostalgia of what some have called the heyday of Hoosier Hysteria. The Eastern Greene Thunderbirds squared off against the Borden Braves in the inaugural D-One Husker Classic at venerable Hoosier Gym in Knightstown...
Cards hold off T-Bird surge for 13th win (01/22/16)
Eastern Greene fought back from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit with a 9-0 run to pull within four of Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference rival Bloomfield. But the Thunderbirds could never completely close the gap. In the final minute Zach Skinner got loose for a fast break. Luke Vandeventer and Chris Gilmore each knocked down both ends of the one-and-bonus and the Class A second-ranked Cardinals held on for a 47-39 win at Guy Glover Gymnasium...
Miners too much for North Daviess (01/22/16)
Linton-Stockton's Josh Dieball scored a game-high 18 points to help lead the Class 2A No. 8 Miners to a 54-39 win over Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foe North Daviess Friday night. Dieball scored 14 of his points in the first half as the Miners carried a 28-21 lead into the locker room at halftime. He finished the game 8-for-10 shooting from the floor with five rebounds and three assists...
Second quarter run propels Lakers past White River Valley (01/22/16)
JASONVILLE -- Sometimes the final numbers on the scoreboard do not indicate the closeness of a game. Such was the case Friday night. Shakamak ran away with a 61-35 victory over Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foe White River Valley. The game was not a walk in the park for the Lakers...
Young breaks Indiana prep scoring record (01/22/16)
PRINCETON -- Hannah Brewer and Jackie Young have been teammates since the fifth grade. And after Thursday night the two will forever be linked in Indiana High School basketball history. With the time winding down in the first quarter, Brewer found Young cutting to the basket. Young caught the ball from the left elbow and tossed it off the glass in stride just before the buzzer sounded...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Junior high hoops teams compete (01/22/16)
GIRLS BASKETBALL Alyssa Garo and Kiera Samm scored 12 points apiece Tuesday night, but it was not enough as Shakamak fell to visiting Terre Haute North 64-34. North jumped out to a 14-4 after the first eight minutes of play and never looked back. The Lady Patriots had nine different players register points in the scoring column led by Kelsey Young's game-high 14 points. Natalie Eagan added 12 points in the win...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Bloomfield picks up win; Linton-Stockton, WRV fall (01/22/16)
Emily Bucher scored a game-high 11 points to lead Bloomfield to a road win over Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foe Linton-Stockton Thursday night. The Lady Cardinals improved to 15-5 on the season and 6-0 in league play, with the 37-21 win...
Lady T-Birds capitalize on turnovers for third conference win (01/22/16)
JASONVILLE - Turnovers and shooting woes which led to a 4-point opening quarter and just three points in the third stanza were too much for Shakamak to overcome here Tuesday. Eastern Greene took full advantage of 36 Lady Laker turnovers and the Lady Thunderbirds rolled to a 54-38 Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference win...
Boys Basketball AP Rankings (01/21/16)
The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school boys basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through games of 12-17-2016, rating points and previous rankings: Class 4A Others receiving votes: Indpls Tech 78. Logansport 43. Franklin Central 42. Ft. Wayne North 36. Castle 13. Indpls Cathedral 8. S. Bend Riley 6. Southport 6...
Girls Basketball AP Rankings (01/21/16)
The Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Top 10 basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 17 and previous rankings: Class 4A Others receiving votes: North Central, Noblesville, East Chicago, Pike, Northridge...
Lady Thunderbirds roll against Eminence (01/19/16)
LITTLE CINCINNATI - Too many Eminence turnovers led to too many easy baskets for Eastern Greene. The Lady Thunderbirds turned 21 Eminence first-half giveaways into a 34-7 halftime advantage. The hosts cruised the rest of the way to a 63-19 win over the Lady Eels on Senior Night Tuesday...
Washington too much for Class A No. 7 Lady Cards (01/19/16)
WASHINGTON -- As the regular season winds down, teams want to be playing their best basketball and also be tested. The Bloomfield girls basketball team may not have played its best game on Tuesday night, but the team was tested. The Class A No. 7 Cardinals fell to 14-5 on the season, with a 43-35 loss to Class 3A Washington inside the Hatchet House...
Pair of girls basketball teams have seasons canceled after fight (01/18/16)
The varsity girls basketball seasons for Ben Davis and Pike High Schools have been cancelled for the remainder of 2015‐ 16 season including participation in the state tournament series, IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox announced today. This decision, among additional penalties, is a result of incidents on Saturday afternoon at Ben Davis High School during the...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lady Miners earn second win of season (01/18/16)
Eleven different players scored as Linton-Stockton picked up a 43-22 win over visiting Washington Catholic on Saturday afternoon. The win ends the Lady Miners 10-game losing streak as they improved to 2-15 on the season. Senior Jackie Nash hit a trio of 3-pointers to lead Linton-Stockton with nine points...
UPDATED: T-Birds battle back but come up just short (01/16/16)
KNIGHTSTOWN - Eastern Greene withstood a 7-minute dry spell in the second quarter and an 11-0 Borden run during that stretch battling back with a chance to win in the closing minutes. But in the end Class A No. 8 Borden made the plays they needed to down the stretch, sending the Thunderbirds home with a 45-40 loss in the D-One Husker Classic at Hoosier Gym in Knightstown Saturday afternoon...
Fast start leads to lopsided Miner win at WRV (01/16/16)
SWITZ CITY - A strong first-quarter performance proved to be all the Linton-Stockton Miners needed to take care of business in a Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference game at White River Valley Saturday night. The Miners raced out to a 20-2 advantage after the opening eight minutes and never looked back, posting a 66-35 win over the Wolverines...
UPDATED: Cardinals knock off second straight state-ranked foe (01/16/16)
No team likes to lose, especially in a championship game and against a rival. But Bloomfield's loss to Linton-Stockton, in the championship game of the Greene County Invitational, a week ago may have helped the Cardinals. Since the heart-breaking loss, the Cardinals got back to the basics...
UPDATED: Lady Wolverines need overtime to dispose of North Central (01/16/16)
FAMERSBURG -- White River Valley may need to make a trip to the medial supply store after Saturday's physical matchup with Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foe North Central. The Lady Wolverines were gashed, battered and bruised but not beaten in coming away with a 45-41 win in overtime...
Class A No. 8 Lady Cardinals knock off Class 3A Knights (01/16/16)
BRAZIL -- The Bloomfield Cardinals are taking on all comers in preparation for the 2015-16 girls' basketball postseason. That means the Class A eighth-ranked Cardinals loaded up a schedule full of larger classification schools to test their mettle in preparation for the IHSAA's next season...
WRV's Dalton York, John Park fill in while Tyler York awaits return (01/15/16)
SWITZ CITY - The White River Valley basketball program faced its share of challenges headed into the 2015-16 season. Standout center Jon Koenig graduated from lasy year's 4-20 Wolverine squad. Yet another challenge presented itself in early December. WRV suffered a huge blow when two-year starter Tyler York went down with a broken left forearm against North Central in the third game of the season...
Thunderbirds pick up conference win (01/15/16)
A total of 18 differnt players scored for visiting Clay City and Eastern Greene Friday night, but it was the Thunderbirds who scored the most. Eastern Greene (9-3) came away with a 55-44 win its Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foe. Jeff Graham scored a game-high 16 points in the win...
Cardinals pick up win in battle of ranked teams (01/15/16)
Round two goes to Bloomfield. Just seven days after an epic battle in the championship game of the Greene County Invitational, Class 2A No. 7 Linton-Stockton and Class A No. 4 Bloomfield gave fans another memorable contest. This time roles were reversed, as the host Cardinals came away victorious, 35-30. And the Cardinals also keep the coveted Greene County Keg...
Lakers comeback bid falls short at North Daviess (01/15/16)
ELNORA - North Daviess did something Friday no team has done all season. The Cougar defense stopped Shakamak's Tanner Yeryar. The high-scoring Laker guard was limited to six points, all in the second half. But it was barely enough for North Daviess. The Cougars withstood a second-half Lakers comeback and held on for a 53-51 win in a nail-biting finish to a Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference game here...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Junior high hoops teams earn wins (01/15/16)
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL The White River Valley boys basketball earned a split at North Knox Monday night. The seventh grade team fell to 5-3 on the season with their 40-30 loss, while the eighth graders improved to 6-1 with a 32-29 win. In the seventh grade contest, the Wolverines were outscored 18-2 in the second period, erasing their 9-6 lead after the first period...
Lady Cards remain perfect in conference play (01/14/16)
CLAY CITY -- Sometimes you just have to tip your cap to the other team. Clay City coach Chris Ames did just that Thursday night after visiting Bloomfield walked away with a hard-fought 58-50 Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference win. "You just have to give Bloomfield a lot of credit tonight, they came in undermanned and a lot of times when that happens teams rise to the occasion," the Clay City bench boss said. ...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Eastern Greene earns non-conference win (01/14/16)
GIRLS BASKETBALL Hannah Lucas led a balanced Eastern Greene scoring attack with 12 points as the Lady Thunderbirds picked up a non-conference win at Mitchell Thursday night. The 56-48 win over Bluejackets ended a brief two-game losing streak as Eastern Greene improved to 9-10 on the season...
Defense, rebounding propel Lady Wolverines to lopsided win (01/14/16)
WASHINGTON - White River Valley's defensive pressure and offensive rebounding proved to be too much for overmatched Washington Catholic to handle Thursday. The Lady Wolverines converted turnovers and offensive rebounds into a 25-0 run over the first 12 minutes...
Boyd enjoying part-time job back on bench (01/14/16)
The Linton-Stockton girls basketball team has a lot of youth and inexperience up and down its roster, including most of it coaching staff. But all of that youth and inexperience may have evened out when Benji Boyd was added to the staff as a volunteer assistant coach this year...
Eli Combs receives Franklin scholarship, FCA award (01/12/16)
Eli Combs has been a valuable contributor to the Bloomfield basketball program throughout his high school playing career. Combs entered the Greene County Invitational averaging 12.2 points per game for the Cardinals. The senior forwards' 24 points led Bloomfield to an overtime win at Brown County Saturday. He added to his scoring average with 13 against White River Valley and Vincennes Rivet...
Lady Wolverines fall to 4A foe (01/12/16)
White River Valley fell behind 20-11 after the first eight minutes of play against Terre Haute North and could inch no closer Tuesday night. The Lady Wolverines fell to 8-9 on the season with the 68-39 loss to the Lady Patriots. White River Valley outscored North 12-11 in the third period but still entered the final frame with a 51-30 deficit...
Boys Basketball Polls (01/12/16)
The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school boys basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through games of 1-9-2016, rating points and previous rankings: Class 4A Others receiving votes: Lawrence North 45. Warsaw 45. Ft. Wayne North 39. McCutcheon 25. Indpls Roncalli 14. E. Chicago 8. S. Bend Riley 6. Castle 6...
Girls Basketball Polls (01/12/16)
The Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Top 10 basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 10th and previous rankings: Class 4A Others receiving votes: North Central, Noblesville, East Chicago, New Castle, Merriville, Gary West Side...
Greene County Invitational Scores and Leaderboard (FINAL) (01/11/16)
First Round Results Linton-Stockton 68, North Central 47 Eastern Greene 61, Shakamak 54 Vincennes Rivet 46, Clay City 44 Bloomfield 82, White River Valley 25 Consolation Results Shakamak 75, North Central 57 Clay City 49, White River Valley 31 Semifinal results...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs earn third win of season (01/11/16)
GIRLS BASKETBALL Dugger Union used a 18-8 advantage in the second quarter to come away with a win over Medora Friday night, 45-39. Jorden House scored a game-high 16 points to go along with four assists in leading the Lady Bulldogs to their third win of the season (3-8)...
UPDATED: Eastern Greene holds on for 3rd place at GCI (01/11/16)
SWITZ CITY -- After an emotional loss to conference and county rival Linton-Stockton Friday night, Eastern Greene came out of the gates against Vincennes Rivet a little sluggish Saturday night. The Thunderbirds turned the ball over on their first four possessions, but quickly settled in...
UPDATED: Miners claim back-to-back GCI championships (01/09/16)
SWITZ CITY -- If the game was televised on ESPN, it would be an instant classic. If it were a boxing match, it would be an old school 15 round championship match. Two heavyweights met in the championship game of the 46th Annual Greene County Invitational Saturday night and it more than lived up to the pregame hype...
UPDATED: Lakers hold on for overtime win (01/09/16)
SWITZ CITY - Shakamak needed four extra minutes Saturday. But the Lakers finally put away the Clay City Eels in overtime, 75-71 to claim fifth place in the Greene County Invitational. "We needed a game like this where it was close to force us to take care of the ball and make free throws down the stretch. Luckily we came out with the win," Laker coach J.B. Neill said...
UPDATED: Third quarter comeback lifts Wolverines over North Central (01/09/16)
SWITZ CITY - White River Valley erased an 11-point halftime deficit with a furious third quarter rally. Five straight 3-pointers from the Cornelius brothers Hunter and Brayton in the last half of the third stanza led to 42-36 lead headed into the final eight minutes...
UPDATED: Lady Cardinals survive late rally by Loogootee (01/09/16)
It was almost deja vu all over again for the Bloomfield girls basketball team. The last time the Lady Cardinals played inside Guy Glover Gymnasium they found themselves in a one possession game and with no timeouts against Vincennes Lincoln. Such was the case again Saturday morning against visiting Loogootee...
Caucheteur adjusting nicely to basketball in America (01/08/16)
Shakamak High School has enjoyed a recent history of foreign exchange students contributing in a big way to its athletic programs. As recently as two seasons ago, Kai-Brith Kalda, a 6-2 foerign exchange student from Estonia, starred for the Lady Lakers basketball team...
Greene County Invitational Scores and Leaderboard (updated through semifinals) (01/08/16)
Tuesday night results Linton-Stockton 68, North Central 47 Eastern Greene 61, Shakamak 54 Wednesday's Results Vincennes Rivet 46, Clay City 44 Bloomfield 82, White River Valley 25 Thursday's Results Shakamak 75, North Central 57 Clay City 49, White River Valley 31...
Norht Daviess back to .500 with win over Lions (01/08/16)
Fresh off an all-tournament selection at the Graber Post Buildings Classic last week, Jaylen Lengacher scored a game-high 16 points to lead visiting North Daviess to a 50-33 win over Loogootee Friday night. Lengacher also added six rebounds and handed out five assists in the win...
Surge at end of first half propels Cardinals into GCI finals (01/08/16)
SWITZ CITY -- Class A No. 2 Bloomfield knew they would be playing against a different Vincennes Rivet team than the one who struggled against Clay City on Tuesday night. The Patriots came out with upset on their mind and for the first 14 minutes they gave the Cardinals all they could handle...
Miners hold on to edge Thunderbirds in GCI semis (01/08/16)
SWITZ CITY - Five times in the second half the Eastern Greene Thunderbirds pulled within four points of the Linton-Stockton Miners. Every time the Miners answered, the Thunderbirds responded in kind. But it wasn't quite enough. Despite missing the front end of a one-and-bonus three times in the final minute, Linton-Stockton managed to hang on for a 40-36 victory in the first semifinal contest of the Greene County Invitational Friday...
Wolverines not able to hold on to first-quarter lead (01/07/16)
SWITZ CITY -- All season long White River Valley coach Joe Pigg has stressed to his young team the importance of playing with toughness, heart and passion. According to the Wolverines bench boss, his team displayed none of those characteristics in the final 16 minutes of play in the second consolation game of the Greene County Invitational Thursday night...
Lakers run away from North Central (01/07/16)
SWITZ CITY - The Shakamak Lakers finished the first half on an 8-0 run to take a nine-point lead over North Central. A 7-0 spurt to kick off the second half and a 9-1 stretch to close out the third stanza enabled the Lakers to cruise to a comfortable win, 75-57 over the Thunderbirds in the consolation round of the Greene County Invitational...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs drop road game (01/07/16)
Girls Basketball The Dugger Union girls basketball couldn't hold onto a halftime lead against Eminence Tuesday night. After falling behind 12-6 at the end of the first eight minutes of play, the Lady Bulldogs outscored Eminence 15-8 in the second quarter for a 21-20 lead at the break. A second half surge by the Lady Eels led to a 48-41 win over DUCS...
UPDATED: Greene County Invitational Scores and Leaderboard (01/07/16)
Tuesday night results Linton-Stockton 68, North Central 47 Eastern Greene 61, Shakamak 54 Wednesday's Results Vincennes Rivet 46, Clay City 44 Bloomfield 82, White River Valley 25 Thursday's Results Shakamak 75, North Central 57 Clay City 49, White River Valley 31...
Greene County Invitational Scoreboard and Leaders (01/06/16)
Tuesday night results Linton-Stockton 68, North Central 47 Eastern Greene 61, Shakamak 54 Wednesday's Results Clay City vs. Vincennes Rivet, 6 p.m. White River Valley vs. Bloomfield, 7:30 p.m. Thursday's Schedule North Central vs. Shakamak, 6 p.m. Clay City vs. White River Valley, 7:30 p.m...
Cardinals pressure too much for White River Valley (01/06/16)
SWITZ CITY -- A young and inexperienced White River Valley boys basketball team ran into a buzzsaw Wednesday night in the final first-round game of the Greene County Invitational. Bloomfield, who climbed back up to the No. 2 spot in the Class A polls, pressured the Wolverines from start to finish in a 82-25 rout...
Clay City offense arrives too late in Greene County Tourney loss (01/06/16)
SWITZ CITY -- The Clay City Eels feel like they are close to a revelation on the basketball court. For at least one more night however, the Eels couldn't quite find the answers in the final minutes of a 46-44 Greene County Tourney opening loss to Vincennes Rivet...
Miners cruise past Thunderbirds in GCI opener (01/05/16)
SWITZ CITY - The Linton-Stockton Miners rebounded nicely from a disappointing loss to West Vigo to close out last week's Wabash Valley Classic. Linton-Stockton opened a double-digit lead in the opening quarter. The Miners continued to dominate in the second half, winning 68-47 over the North Central Thunderbirds to kick off the Greene County Invitational...
Eastern Greene holds off Lakers to advance to GCI semis (01/05/16)
SWITZ CITY -- "So close, yet so far away, that's been the story of our season this year." Those were the words spoken by Shakamak coach J.B. Neill following the Lakers 61-54 loss to Class 2A No. 12 Eastern Greene Tuesday night in the opening round of the 46th Annual Greene County Invitational...
2015 Top Sports Stories: No. 1-5 (01/05/16)
Like most Top 10 lists, there are always worthy items/subjects who fall just short of making the cut. Before we delve into the top five sports stories of the past year here are a few stories which were just on the outside of the Top 10: White River Valley junior track and field star Abby Denham qualified for the state meet in the 300-meter low hurdles. ...
Greene County Invitational Scores and Leaderboard (01/05/16)
Tuesday night results Linton-Stockton 68, North Central 47 Eastern Greene 61, Shakamak 54 Wednesday's Schedule Clay City vs. Vincennes Rivet, 6 p.m. White River Valley vs. Bloomfield, 7:30 p.m. Scoring Leaders Rebounding Leaders...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Shakamak, WRV girls go down in defeat (01/05/16)
Despite scoring 36 second half points the Shakamak Lady Lakers went down in defeat for the 14th time this season. South Putnam withstood Shakamak's comeback and held on for the 54-48 win Tuesday at Jasonville. The Lady Lakers found themselves trailing 27-12 at intermission after putting just three points on the board in the second stanza...
2015 Top Sports Stories: 6-10 (01/04/16)
It's hard to believe the calendar has been flipped to 2016. Before we get too busy with events of the New Year the Daily World Sports staff voted on the Top 10 Sports Stories of 2015. Flipping through the sports pages it was easy to recognize the success of not only some great teams throughout the county, but also some remarkable athletes and coaches. The past year was filled with numerous team and individual championships...
Greene County Invitational kicks off Tuesday (01/04/16)
An Annual January tradition in Greene County - the Greene County Invitational basketball tournament at the Switz City Gym - gets underway Tuesday night. The eight-team field will play a total of 12 games over the five-day tournament. First-round play begins Tuesday night and the tournament culminates in the championship game Saturday at 7:30 p.m...
Wolverines can't keep pace with visiting Mitchell (01/04/16)
Four nights after picking up its first win of the season, the White River Valley boys basketball team could not sustain the momentum. The Wolverines were over matched, start to finish, Saturday night against visiting Mitchell. The Bluejackets outscored White River Valley in every quarter for a lopsided 54-21 win...
Second-quarter spurts carry Lady Cards (01/02/16)
NASHVILLE -- Bloomfield broke the game open with a 9-0 spurt in the first two minutes of the second quarter and finished the half on a 10-2 run to grab a 31-15 lead over host Brown County at intermission. The Lady Eagles got no closer than nine points the rest of the way and the Lady Cardinals cruised to a 53-39 win Saturday at Nashville...
UPDATED: Lady Thunderbirds can't keep up with Lions guard (01/02/16)
LITTLE CINCINNATI -- The Eastern Greene girls basketball team experienced the hangover of a 3rd place finish of the Toby Yoho in its 50-44 loss to visiting Loogootee on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Thunderbirds could not find an answer for Loogootee freshman Tyanna Graber. The Lady Lions guard exploded for a career-high 30 points...
Cards survive overtime thriller at Brown County (01/02/16)
NASHVILLE - It took four extra minutes but the Bloomfield Cardinals finally managed to put away the pesky Brown County Eagles. Isaac Combs' 3-pointer with 32 seconds left tied the score at 46. Brother Eli blocked Matthew Redmond's final attempt and sent the game to overtime...
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