LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Lady Miners conquer Lady Spartans
Thursday the Linton-Stockton Lady Miners traveled to sectional rival South Knox and easily dispatched the Lady Spartans in straight sets 25-15, 25-16 and 25-12.
Hadlea Chesterfield led the attack with 11 kills and Aubrey Walton passed out 28 assists.
The Lady Miners are back in action Saturday at home against Princeton.
Aubrey Walton 1 kill, 28 assists, 2 digs
Brantli Lannan 1 ace, 2 kills, 6 digs
Ryleigh Fidler 2 aces, 4 kills, 3 digs, 1 block assist
Mallorey Frye 4 aces, 4 digs
Sydney Voigtschild 5 kills, 1 dig
Hadlea Cheserfield 11 kills, 1 block assist
Kaylee Stuppy 1 dig
Reghan Moody 6 kills, 1 block assist
Jacqi Cartwright 2 aces, 1 dig
Haley Rose 5 kills, 1 block assist
Madison Moore 2 aces
Shakamak falls in three at Sullivan
The Lady Lakers put up a good fight, but fell in three sets, 22-25, 23-25, and 9-25.
The hosts took a couple of leads in the first two sets, Shakamak coach Amy Robertson said, “but the Lady Lakers did come back and fight to come within points of the final scores.
“The girls played with more focus and determination in our first two sets,” Robertson said. “They did compete and become aggressive to stay in the game.“
She said the Lady Lakers seem to get tired in the third set and “went back to tipping the ball, giving Sullivan the advantage to attack more often and run away with the third set.”
Kaleigh Fulford led Shakamak with seven kills, Bailey Scott hammered six, and Jaelyn Secrest and Cloe Hinkle both smashed three.
“I am especially proud of the way that Kaleigh and Cloe are beginning to swing and attack the ball. With kill percentages of 29 and 27 percent, respectively, I would love to see them continue their growth the rest of the season,” Robertson said. “We need more aggressive play when it comes to kills, and they are hitting harder and more consistently every game. Sometimes when you get a groove going it sparks the whole team, I feel it happening here and it is exciting. I am proud of the whole team for their effort and teamwork tonight.”
Brittany Huddleston led the team with 16 digs, Fulford tallied 14, Secrest registered 12, and setter Mercedes Phillips made nine.
“We are getting more consistent in playing with more control, focus and aggression,” Robertson said. “It was good to see them push past the adversity and play more like I know they can. We just have to work hard to continue the growth that we have and push to closing the deal each set.”
Shakamak will travel to North Knox at 6:00 p.m. Thursday.
Mercedes Phillips: 9 digs, 9 sets.
Bailey Scott: 2 aces, 7 digs, 8 sets, 6 kills, 1 block assist.
Kaleigh Fulford: 2 aces, 14 digs, 7 kills.
Jaelyn Secrest: 12 digs, 3 kills.
Cloe Hinkle: 3 digs and 3 kills.
Brittany Huddleston: 3 aces, 16 digs.
Phoenix Pena: 5 digs, 1 kill.
Wolverines fall in three at West Vigo
White River Valley traveled to West Vigo Thursday and was swept by the Lady Vikings 13-25, 9-25 and 17-25.
The Lady Wolverines were playing with a new lineup tonight as Kaylie Gayheart went down against North Knox with an ankle injury.
“We were struggling to adapt without her,” WRV coach Shawn Brown said. “West Vigo had very good servers and strong hitters so we were playing more defense and were not able to run our offense.”
WRV drops to 6-8 on the season. The Lady Wolverines host county and conference rival Bloomfield Tuesday.
Payton Franklin 1 ace, 10 kills, 1 block, 3 digs.
Lia Ragle 8 digs.
Kaitlyn Abrams 1 assist, 7 digs
Caitlin Emmons 11 assists, 5 digs
Lacey Walker 2 kills, 1 digs
Mattie Thrasher 1 ace, 1 block, 7 digs
Raylee Davidson 1 kill, 1 dig
JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL
In junior varsity football action Tuesday at Eastern Greene the Linton Miners defeated the Eastern Thunderbirds 22-6.
The T-Birds led 6-0 after the first quarter of play.
In the second quarter Trevor Dyer returned a punt 42 yards to the Eastern 10. Seconds later Dyer scored on a 6-yard touchdown run. Dyer ran it in for the two-point conversion making the scor 8-6 in favor of the Miners.
In the third quarter Dyer again ran it in, this time from 8 yards out. Trey Goodman made good on the wo-point conversion for a 16-6 lead.
The final score came on Austin Bohnert’s 29-yard run in the fourth quarter.
The Miner jayvees travel to Washington Monday.
APPLE FESTIVAL WIFFLE BALL TOURNAMENT
Bloomfield High School baseball coach Jason Pegg is again organizing and directing the Bloomfield Apple Festival Wiffle Ball Tournament.
The annual tournament is a fundraiser for the Bloomfield High School baseball team. The $50 per team entry fee goes to benefit the baseball program.
This year’s tournament will consist of two divisions again. If you are in the eighth
grade or lower you will play in one tournament. The open division consists of ninth grade and above, and will play in a different tournament. The champions of each tournament will receive trophies.
The teams will consist of no more than 5 players on the roster. The players must be on the roster when turned in. The first player listed on the roster will be deemed team captain and will be in charge of notifying all other teammates when games will be played. NO ADD ON PLAYERS. The teams must have a designated name, which will be appropriate.
The cost is $50.00 per team. The tournament will take place at the High School Baseball field. The brackets and time will be determined after all rosters are turned in. The last day to turn in rosters is Friday, September 29th.
YOUR TEAM WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE IF ROSTER IS NOT IN BY THIS TIME. Money will be turned in before your first game. If you do not have the money, then your team will be removed from the tournament.
You can also email the rosters for the tournament to Jason Pegg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any questions please call Coach Pegg at 812-340-9814.