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Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2015
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It's Sullivan Week -- Need I Say More?

A few notes from first full week of the fall season

Area teams struggle with low numbers

Sports in Dugger going as strong as ever

Ill-fated camping trip

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WRV soccer begins second season (08/31/15)
SWITZ CITY - The first high school soccer program in Greene County history begins its second season. Twelve players will be in uniform for the White River Valley soccer team this season including five returnees who played extensively last season. Through injuries and attrition the Wolverines were down to the minimum 11 players for most of a winless inaugural campaign last year...
Lady Miner linksters fall to Sullivan (08/31/15)
One match after finishing with a season-best score, the Linton-Stockton girls golf team reverted back to old ways Monday night at Phil Harris. The Lady Miners fired a 226 in their dual match loss to Sullivan, who finished with a 180. The score was 23 strokes off its score against Eastern Greene last Wednesday -- a win and also on the same course...
Local Sports Roundup: August 29-31 (08/31/15)
VOLLEYBALL Two nights after a lackluster performance in the Clay City Round Robin, the Bloomfield volleyball team rolled to a sweep over Cloverdale Monday night. The visiting Lady Cardinals cruised to a 25-8, 25-11 and 25-14 win over the Clovers. The win pushes Bloomfield's record back over the .500 mark at 5-4...
Lady Cardinal spikers fall to conference foe (08/31/15)
CLAY CITY -- One team showed up ready to play Saturday. Another team just couldn't get going. The Bloomfield volleyball team unfortunately fell into the latter category at the Clay City Round Robin over the weekend. After struggling to get by West Vigo in its first match of the day, Bloomfield was not as fortunate against the host Lady Eels...
Miners dominate Arrows in huge win (08/29/15)
The Linton-Stockton Miners came into Friday's rivalry game with Sullivan looking to avenge a last-minute, 24-19 setback to the Golden Arrows a year ago. The Miners responded in a big way putting seven touchdowns on the board in a 46-22 romp over their rivals from Sullivan County at Roy Williams Field...
Thunderbirds move to 2-0 on gridiron for first time (08/28/15)
Little Cincinnati -- The football season is still in the early stages but it's been one full of firsts for the Eastern Greene Thunderbirds. The Thunderbirds defense gave up chunks of yards throughout the game but made enough plays in the end for a thrilling 26-24 win over visiting North Knox here Friday night...
Bulldogs fall to 0-2 on season (08/28/15)
The Union Dugger Community School football team fell to 0-2 on the season Friday night. Visiting Traders Point came away with a 35-20 win over the host Bulldogs. No other information was made available. Please check Tuesday's edition of the GCDW for a recap of the game...
Bloomfield boys, Eastern Greene girls win county (08/27/15)
SWITZ CITY -- A second place finish last Saturday at the Early Bird Invitational at LaVern Gibson Complex in Terre Haute did not set too well with Bloomfield's Alli Workman. The state finalist from a season ago, wasted little time on Thursday as she cruised to victory at the newly laid out course at White River Valley at the Greene County Invitational. Workman covered the 3.1 mile course in 19 minutes, 12 seconds, crossing the finish line 61 seconds ahead of Shakamak's Liz Bredeweg...
Laker spikers still seeking first win (08/27/15)
ELNORA - With two winless teams battling on the volleyball court Thursday night, someone was bound to win their first game. Unfortunately it was not to be for the Shakamak Lady Lakers as they fell to host North Daviess 25-20, 23-25, 9-25 and 22-25. Shakamak drops to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference play...
Bloomfield netters pick up conference win against Wolverines (08/27/15)
The Bloomfield boys' tennis team picked up its first Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference win of the season by beating White River Valley 5-0 Thursday afternoon on the Wolverine courts. The Cards (6-0, 0-1) didn't lose a game in doubles competition and dropped only one game in each of the three singles matches...
Lady Miner linksters earn first win in three years (08/27/15)
Home field or home court advantage is something more talked about for football, baseball and basketball games. Mostly because of the home team having more fans in attendance than its opponents. In golf, playing at home is not talked about near as much. But Wednesday afternoon the Linton-Stockton girls golf team took advantage of playing on its home course, Phil Harris, in earning its first dual match win in three years...
Miner netters swept at Owen Valley (08/27/15)
SPENCER - The Linton-Stockton tennis team was done in by slow starts and fundamental mistakes in a shutout loss to Owen Valley here Wednesday. "There were some fundamental mistakes we made today," Miner coach Brad McKinney said. "And we've got to get off to better starts."...
Week 2 Gridiron Preview (08/27/15)
Friday night lights will not get much better than what's on tap in the area in week 2 of the football season. It's "Sullivan Week" for Linton-Stockton and Eastern Greene is 1-0 for the first time in the brief history of the program. Dugger Union Community School will also be in action Friday night, as they play host to Traders Point...
Miners junior high teams earn split in Terre Haute (08/26/15)
The Linton-Stockton junior high football team traveled to Terre Haute to take on the Terre Haute Boys & Girls Club Raiders, Tuesday night. In the seventh grade contest, the host Raiders came away with a 14-6 win. The Miners took the opening drive 80 yards only to see penalties and mental errors cost them an opportunity to score. This would be a common theme throughout the game...
Lady Miner spikers pick up win over visiting Loogootee (08/25/15)
Some nights a team just is on a roll. And for the most part Tuesday night, the Linton-Stockton volleyball team was on a roll against visiting Loogootee. The Lady Miners improved to 3-1 on the young season with a 25-16, 25-9, 25-22 sweep of the Lady Lions...
Local Sports Roundup: August 25 (08/25/15)
Volleyball Something had to give at Eastern Greene Tuesday night as both White River Valley and the Lady Thunderbirds entered winless on the season. Eastern Greene broke through into the win column with a 22-25, 25-21, 25-12, 25-15 win to give new coach Whitney Richardson her first career win...
Wolverines open second soccer season with loss to Owen Valley (08/25/15)
SWITZ CITY - The second season for the first high school soccer program in Greene County got underway Tuesday. White River Valley lost its opening match 6-1 to visiting Owen Valley. The Wolverines were shorthanded. Just nine players took the pitch for the Navy and Silver as not every player on the roster has the requisite number of practices yet...
Lady Cards oust Loogootee in five sets (08/24/15)
No coach likes to lose, but sometimes it's after a loss when a coach can understand how mentally tough their team is. Monday night, the Bloomfield volleyball team proved they can bounce back from a tough loss. After dropping a tough five-set match to Barr-Reeve Friday night, the Lady Cardinals rallied for a win over visiting Loogootee, 23-25, 25-15, 22-25, 25-17 and 15-11...
Local Sports Roundup: August 24 (08/24/15)
Cross Country The Eastern Greene girls cross country team ran to a third place finish in the Bedford North Lawrence Fall Invitational Monday. "Overall I'm pleased with the third place team finish," Lady T-Birds coach Adam Nonte said. Eastern Greene's team score of 81 was just six points shy of second-place BNL. Seymour claimed the team with a perfect score of 15, sweeping the top seven individual spots...
Cardinal netters take BNL Invitational (08/24/15)
The Bloomfield Cardinals boys' tennis team defeated Bedford North Lawrence 3-2 Saturday afternoon to take the BNL Invitational Tournament or the third straight year. Bloomfield remains undefeated at 5-0. The Cards defeated Trinity Lutheran 5-0 to get to the title match while BNL defeated Madison in the first match...
Laker volleyballers drop third straight match (08/24/15)
JASONVILLE - The Shakamak Lady Lakers are still seeking their first volleyball win of the season after being swept by visiting Riverton Parke here Monday. Riverton Parke won the closely-contested match 32-30, 26-24 and 25-23. Some of that was Shakamak's own doing. The Lady Lakers had a string of six straight errors in each of the first two sets giving up leads both times...
Local individuals shine at Early Bird meet (08/22/15)
The first competition of the year for athletes in any sport can be used as a learning curve for the rest of the season. Even for an experienced athlete such as Bloomfield's Alli Workman.
T-Bird spikers drop two Round Robin matches (08/22/15)
LITTLE CINCINNATI - Eastern Greene suffered a three-set loss to Sullivan and was swept in two sets by Columbus North in the annual Eastern Greene Round Robin volleyball tournament Saturday. "We worked really hard," first-year coach Whitney Richardson said. "I've seen a lot of good things and a lot of things we need to work on."...
Lady Cards fall to Vikings (08/22/15)
The Bloomfield volleyball team ended a busy week with a tough five-set loss to perennial power Barr-Reeve Friday night, 7-25, 25-22, 28-26, 16-25, 12-15. The heartbreaking loss drops the Lady Cardinals to 2-2 on the season. Cardinals coach Ashlea Dunkerly mentioned her team should be able to learn from the loss...
Thunderbirds win gridiron opener for first time, 40-24 (08/22/15)
FRENCH LICK - Eastern Greene had never won its football season opener in the history of the program. But Friday night they did just that with a 40-24 road win over the Springs Valley Blackhawks. "It's a good team win for us," Eastern Greene coach Joey Paridaen said. "We haven't been 1-0 in the history of our program so it's nice to be able to do something like that.".....
Miners use second half surge for impressive win (08/21/15)
Linton-Stockton coach Brian Oliver made the decision in the offseason to go with a different look this season. The third-year head coach moved players around to make for a smaller but faster offensive line. The move paid off Friday night, as the Class 1A No. 4 Miners dominated the line of scrimmage against a much bigger line and came away with a 35-19 win over Class 2A No. 19 Speedway at Roy Williams Field.
Wolverine boys win triangular meet (08/21/15)
SWITZ CITY - The White River Valley boys and girls cross country teams took advantage of an opportunity for a test run on a new course layout ahead of next week's Greene County Invitational. Boys coach Mike Karr was pleased with the results as the Wolverines took team honors in a triangular meet with Lighthouse Christian and Loogootee Thursday...
Laker spikers can't get over hump at North Central (08/21/15)
FARMERSBURG -- The Shakamak volleyball team fell to 0-2 on the young season Thursday night, but head coach Kirk Buckley liked what he witnessed. The Lakers put up a fight in all three sets but came up short falling to the host Ladybirds, 25-18, 25-16 and 25-19 -- in a Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference match...
Lady Miners take conference win over WRV (08/21/15)
For White River Valley volleyball coach Shawn Brown it was a replay of the Sullivan match the night before. Early letdowns, a strong third set and a flat performance in the fourth led to a second straight four-set loss for the visiting Lady Wolverines, 25-23, 25-20, 19-25 and 25-15 at Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference rival Linton-Stockton...
Bloomfield picks up second straight quality win (08/21/15)
The Bloomfield boys tennis team has passed two early season tests. A night after successfully tackling Vincennes Lincoln, the Cardinal netters again answered the call against an always tough Northview team. Bloomfield won the rain-shortened match by a score of 3-1...
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