Northview defeated South Vermillion 4-1 in the championship match of the Northview Sectional for boys high school tennis Saturday.
Skyler Holifield and Gaddis Baysinger pulled out a third-set tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles for the host school
The Knights (15-5) will advance to the Crawfordsville Regional, where their next match will be at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Singles — Devon Clark (N) def. Connor Blake 6-2, 6-2; Bryce Britton (N) def. Kam Weyrauch 6-2, 6-2; Ben Cvengros (SV) def. Damon Bass 6-4, 6-3.
Doubles — Skyler Holifield-Gaddis Baysinger (N) def. Aaron Hines-Kaden Lawson 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3); Alec Coughanowr-Kyle Moore (N) def. Erik Hire-Jordan Branz 6-2, 6-4.
Next — Northview (15-5) will compete at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Crawfordsville Regional against an opponent to be determined. South Vermillion finished its season 11-7.
• WIC winners named — At Clinton, Brown County won the team competition and Northview’s Nic Yocom was the first individual to cross the finish line in the Western Indiana Conference championships.
Team scores — Brown County 38, Northview 51, Edgewood 54, West Vigo 122, South Vermillion 141, Sullivan 148, Owen Valley 170.
Top 20 — Nic Yocom (N) 16:38.42, Michael Mest (E) 16:51.97, Alden Westscott (BC) 17:08.27, Michael Gossett (E) 17:16.69, Connor Guingrich (BC) 17:26.68, Ethan Sparks (OV) 17:40.07, Mark Phillips (E) 17:42.51, Eddie Ryan (BC) 17:43.30, Ian Heffner (N) 17:45.02, Zach Roush (BC) 17:45.60.
Cam Trout (N) 17:53.31, Chris Norman (BC) 18:19.26, Travis Bell (N) 18:23.18, Jonah Eckert (WV) 18:30.13, Tony Gaebel (SV) 18:32.95, Brock Updike (BC) 18:34.54, Josh Johnson (N) 18:41.26, Derek Braun (WV) 18:47.63, David Hardy (E) 19:00.95, Nick Harding (BC) 19:05.75.
• Sweet, Lakers win — At Jasonville, Luke Sweet of the host Lakers beat Parker Ramsey of Bloomfield to the finish line by a second and led Shakamak to the championship of the SouthWestern Indiana Athletic Conference.
Team scores — Shakamak 46, Bloomfield 59, Clay City 59 (third because of sixth runner), White River Valley 108, North Central 113, Eastern Greene 125, Linton and North Daviess incomplete.
Top 10 — Luke Sweet (S) 16:58, Parker Ramsey (B) 16:59, Janzen Franklin (L) 17:11, Dean Danner (NC) 17:26, Cole Riggleman (L) 17:27, Parker Ames (CC) 17:32, Justin Tatum (EG) 17:44, Blake Cochran (CC) 17:47, Conner Hill (WRV) 17:57, Eric Johnson (S) 17:59.
Other Shakamak — 11. Kyle Schubla 18:06, 14. Brett Yeryar 18:25, 19. Cody Moorman 18:43, 28. Clay Reynolds, 31. Samuel Messmer.
Other Bloomfield — 12. Conner Gadberry 18:11, 17. Brad Kirkley 18:40, 18. Brent Ellis 18:42, 21. Jared Bond 18:58, 25. Gage Abrams 19:53, 29. Spencer Warren.
Other Clay City — 13. Paiden Myers 18:15, 20. Michael Brooks 18:47, 24. Evan Rogers 19:39, 30. Travis Strauch, 32. John Hyatt.
Other White River Valley — 15. Buddy Davis 18:32, 27. Hunter Cornelius 20:02, 34. Brad Clifford, 36. Tyler York 22:10, 39. Levi Provo 22:38, 44. Vaughn Johnson 27:46.
Other North Central — 23. Matthew Fulford 19:30, 26. Jeremy Corbin 19:59, 35. Logan McDonald 21:41, 38. Levi Melchert 22:33, 42. Nathan Melchert 24:44.
Other Linton — 16. Eli Passen 18:39, 40. Andrew Lewellyn 23:28.
• WIC meet produces winners — At Clinton, Edgewood captured the team title and the Mustangs’ Hannah Sears was the first individual to cross the finish line in the Western Indiana Conference championships.
Team scores — Edgewood 39, Brown County 65, Northview 72, West Vigo 81, Owen Valley 116, Sullivan 136, South Vermillion 136.
Top 20 — Hannah Sears (E) 20:36.79, Rose Guingrich (BC) 20:59.72, Olivia Ashba (E) 21:35.03, Ashley Kidwell (N) 21:50.40, Amelia Weller (E) 21:58.23, Cheyenne Wright (OV) 22:17.41, Emily Conrad (N) 22:29.57, Corissa Proctor (BC) 22:54, Hannah Zadeii (N) 22:54.96, Shaelynn White (WV) 23:16.33.
Taylor Bunch (WV) 23:23.55, Stacy Nethery (E) 23:46.16, Acetha Tolerson (WV) 23:59.56, Lexi Holbert (SV) 24:01.97, Jalynn Stanford (BC) 24:03.83, Shelby Sparks (WV) 24:04.19, Sam Francis (BC) 24:17.16, Elizabeth Zimnawod (E) 24:21.23, Shai Hollifield (SV) 24:21.23; Samantha Copenhaven (Su) 24:22.30.
• Eastern Greene, Turner are champions — At Jasonville, Savannah Turner of Shakamak was the individual winner but Eastern Greene took the team championship at the SouthWestern Indiana Athletic Conference meet.
Team scores — Eastern Greene 41, Bloomfield 57, Shakamak 66, Clay City 82, Linton 118, North Central and North Daviess incomplete.
Top 10 — Savannah Turner (S) 19:20, Alli Workman (B) 19:50, Hannah Resler (EG) 20:10, Kelsey Wright (CC) 20:55, Aleksey Green (S) 20:57, Mariah Sweet (S) 21:51, Baylie Schoffstall (EG) 21:53, Tabitha Tatum (EG) 22:03, Abby Cramer (EG) 22:25, Bridget Buka (B) 22:55.
Other Bloomfield — 13. Shelby Patton 23:55, 15. Cheyenne Wikle 24:27, 18. Bethany Stewart 24:39, 19. Kristin Hall 24:55, 20. Charlene Warren 25:06.
Other Shakamak — 25. Shontelle Burris 26:30, 32. Nicole Mattox 30:58.
Other Clay City — 11. Ashley Reach 23:44, 21. Kiersten Mann 25:14, 23. Tiara Skaggs 25:40, 26. Kayla Sinders 27:19, 29. Krista Sinders 28:48.
Linton — 12. Kiera Mossburger 23:54, 24. Maddie Gainey 25:41, 27. Katie Doyle 27:41, 30. Sherry Landis 29:08, 31. Makayla Ketchem 29:51.
North Central — 16. Galina Carrio 24:31, 28. Maddi Bolinger 28:22, 33. Marie Drake 31:36, 34. Jessica Hall 31:36.
At Robinson, Ill.
Top five teams — Mattoon 34, Tolono Unity 113, Marshall 168, Olney 181, Newton 187.
Marshall — 9. Maisie Lay 19:55, 24. Teresa Gorrell 21:20, 26. Teal Burnett 21:24, 47. Lexi Lay 22:01, 73. Emily Kile 23:01, 84. Brenna Beltz 23:38, 90. Ruthann Gorrell 24:09.
Team results — Marshall 14th among 21 teams.
Marshall — 3. Ben Scamihorn 16:13, 43. Geoffrey Ray 17:42, 99. Brandon Sanders 19:35, 113. Patrick Wells 20:16, 127. Alston Keller 21:09, 131. Blake Ferris 22:07, 133. Caleb Sprigg 22:41.
• North goes 2-1 — At Ellettsville, Terre Haute North went 3-1 in the Edgewood Invitational.
Hauser 18 25 14
Terre Haute North 25 16 15
Highlights — For North, Anna Taylor had 2 aces, 16 assists, 12 digs, 13 points; Maddy Howes 15 digs, 16 points and 5 aces; Shelby Lawler 3 digs; Mandee Eberle 9 kills, 9 digs, 15 points; Brianna Burgess 5 kills, 3 digs; Danielle Krupa 2 aces, 2 kills, 2 digs, 7 points; Kristen Mauer 2 digs, 6 points; and Valerie Lewis 3 kills, 3 digs and 9 points.
Terre Haute North 19 25 13
Plainfield 25 23 15
Highlights — For North, Anna Taylor had 21 assists, 7 digs, 9 points; Maddy Howes 2 aces, 18 digs, 10 points; Shelby Lawler 2 digs; Mandee Eberle 4 kills, 4 digs, 2 blocks, 8 points; Brianna Burgess 6 kills; Danielle Krupa 5 kills, 9 points; Kristen Mauer 5 digs, 9 points; and Valerie Lewis 4 kills, 2 digs, 12 points.
Terre Haute North 27 25
Mooresville 25 17
Highlights — For North, Anna Taylor had 15 assists, 4 digs, 8 points; Maddy Howes 9 digs, 5 points; Shelby Lawler 3 digs; Mandee Eberle 2 aces, 5 kills, 4 digs, 11 points; Brianna Burgess 4 kills, 3 digs, 2 blocks; Danielle Krupa 5 kills, 2 digs, 7 points; Emily New 3 digs; Natalie Lewis 2 digs; Kristen Mauer 4 digs, 9 points; and Valerie Lewis 2 aces, 2 kills, 12 points.
Next — North (12-6) plays host to Union on Monday.
• Knights finish third, Sullivan goes 0-3 — At Boonville, Northview won three of four matches and placed third at the Boonville Invitational, while Sullivan was winless in three matches.
Brylie Riddell had 40 kills and 24 digs among her stats for the Knights, while Taylor Hess and Madison McDonald combined for 97 assists. Bailee Powell had 29 digs and 26 kills for the Golden Arrows.
Mount Carmel (Ill.) 10 13
Northview 25 25
Evansville Mater Dei 14 24
Northview 25 26
Barr-Reeve 22 27 26
Northview 25 25 24
Corydon Central 16 25 20
Northview 25 19 25
Highlights — For Northview, Brylie Riddell had 40 kills, 24 digs, 5 blocks, 5 assists and 8 aces; Taylor Hess 50 assists, 14 digs, 2 kills and 7 aces; Madison McDonald 47 assists, 14 digs, 2 kills and 7 aces; McKenzi Kumpf 39 kills, 8 digs, 2 blocks and 2 aces; Shelbi Morris 35 kills, 13 digs, 2 blocks and an ace; Audrey Clark 34 digs and an assist; Hannah Willocks 19 digs; Ashley Heck 15 digs, 2 kills and 2 aces; Mikayla Rowan 8 blocks, 6 kills and an assist; Morgan Stearley 9 kills, 4 assists and a dig; and Alexus Bex 5 assists and 3 kills.
Next — Northview (20-5) hosts Owen Valley on Wednesday in a match for the Western Indiana Conference championship.
Sullivan 17 20
Evansville Bosse 25 25
Sullivan 23 9
Corydon Central 25 25
Sullivan 25 23 19
Boonville 22 25 25
Highlights — For Sullivan, Taylor Shake had 51 assists, 14 digs, 3 blocks, 2 kills, 17 points and 4 aces; Bailee Powell 29 digs, 26 kills, a block, an assist, 11 points and 4 aces; Jaleigh Gilham 36 digs, a kill, 14 points nd 4 aces; Abigail Hornback 28 digs, 16 kills, a dig, a block, 7 points and an ace; Kelsey Badger 11 digs, 2 assists, a kill, 8 points and 2 aces; Jackie Bezy 13 kills, 4 blocks, 2 digs and an assist; Cierra McCammon 3 blocks, a kill and a dig; Morgan Stoltz 2 digs, a kill and a block; and Tori Stamper a dig and 3 points.
Next — Sullivan (10-17) plays Tuesday at North Knox.
• Host Panthers win — At Mecca, host Riverton Parke defeated North Vermillion and Rockville to win the Banks of the Wabash Tournament.
North Vermillion 17 23
Riverton Parke 25 25
Rockville 15 24
Riverton Parke 25 26
Highlights — For Riverton Parke, Kenzie Pollard had 37 assists, 4 kills, 3 digs, 8 points and 3 aces; Paige Yando 16 kills, 10 digs, 2 assists and 10 points; Sara Dickey 25 kills, 2 blocks, 2 assists and 7 points; Shelby Benell 2 kills, 13 points and 4 aces; Rachel Austin 7 digs, 4 assists, 4 kills, a block and 2 points; Kelly Combs 2 digs, 14 points and 2 aces; Hali Furr 2 digs; and Emily Virostko a point.
Other varsity matches — Rockville defeated Turkey Run, Turkey Run defeated North Vermillion for third place.
JV results — Riverton Parke defeated North Vermillion, Turkey Run defeated Rockville, Turkey Run defeated Riverton Parke for championship.
Next — Riverton Parke (19-4) plays Monday at Covington.
Turkey Run 19 11 25 11
North Vermillion 25 25 17 25
Highlights — For North Vermillion, Colby Pomar had 24 assists, 11 digs, 5 kills and 2 aces; Darby Martin 19 digs, 10 kills, 6 blocks, an assist and 5 aces; Kylee Karr 16 digs, 6 kills and an assist; Taylen Balding 12 digs, 8 kills, an assist and 2 aces; Mikayla Kinneer 9 digs, 5 kills, an assist and an ace; Kaylee Axtell 3 kills, 3 digs and an ace; Alandra Leigh 5 digs; and Sydney Poynter 2 digs.
Next — Both teams played Saturday in the Banks of the Wabash Tournament.
• Terre Haute South 2, Lafayette Jeff 0 — At Lafayette, the Braves broke a scoreless tie early in the second period and adding a clinching goal in the final minutes in their last regular-season match.
Kelli Buchanan had approximately 12 saves in goal for the Braves, coach Dave Drake said.
Terre Haute South 0 2 — 2
Lafayette Jeff 0 0 — 0
South goals — Rachel Senseman (Courtney Hubbard), Anne Hubbard (Makenzie Mauriello)
Next — South (10-4-1) plays Northview at 5 p.m. Thursday in sectional play at South.
• Yorktown wins — At Franklin, Yorktown took team honors and Kelly Grassell was medalist in the IHSAA girls state finals concluded Saturday at The Legends Course.
Yorktown shot 625 to win its second state championship. Carmel was second with 639 and Noblesville took third with 651.
Chesterton’s Grassell took medalist honors with a record 7-under-par 137 score, shooting 69 and 68. Katherine Sharp of East Noblesville took second with 139.
Cloverdale senior Sydney Shrum tied for 22nd with 157.
IHSAA girls golf finals
Team scores — Yorktown 625, Carmel 639, Noblesville 651, Penn 653, Evansville North 662, Valparaiso 662, Chesterton 669, Zionsville 672, Lafayette Jeff 672, Jasper 679, Castle 681, Hamilton SE 684, Marion 687, Rochester 710, Greenwood 731.
137 — Kelly Grassel (Ch) 69-68.
139 — Katherine Sharp (East Noble) 70-69.
143 — Harley Dubsky (Va) 74-69.
144 — Kayla Katterhenry (Ca) 73-71, Allison Lindley (Western) 73-71.
157 — Sydney Shrum (Cloverdale) 79-78.
Northview defeated South Vermillion 4-1 in the championship match of the Northview Sectional for boys high school tennis Saturday.
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Paris rally falls short in Super Sectional
When Petersburg (PORTA) finally showed it was possible to hit a free throw on the west end of the Illinois-Springfield gym Tuesday night — after 12 misses in a row — it spelled the end of a high school comeback by Paris that looked for awhile like it would be one for the ages.
“I thought we had ‘em,” Tiger coach Shawn Nugent said after the Class 2A Super Sectional game won by the Bluejays 58-49.
Paris seeking finals berth tonight
The Paris Tigers may be the underdogs again tonight when they play at the Class 2A Springfield Super Sectional, or they may be the favorites. What’s already clear as the Illinois boys basketball tournaments for the smaller schools enter their final week is that rankings and reputation don’t matter, particularly to the Tigers.
Class 2A girls: Rick Risinger coaches Heritage to fifth state title
Rick Risinger spoke this past week about defense being the key to securing a win against a talented Fort Wayne Canterbury girls basketball squad in the Class 2A state championship game.
Coach Risinger’s Heritage Christian squad rose to the occasion Saturday in Hulman Center, holding the Cavaliers to 33-percent shooting to claim the school’s fifth state title since joining the IHSAA in 2003.
The Eagles won their first title since 2009 by a score of 64-61.
Class A girls: Oregon-Davis holds off Vincennes Rivet
Oregon-Davis jumped out to a 15-2 lead when senior Alicia McIntosh drilled a 3-pointer in Saturday’s Class A state championship for girls high school basketball.
The Bobcats stretched that lead to as large as 17 before halftime, and still led by double figures with three minutes remaining.
Class 3A girls: Western over Evansville Mater Dei 38-35
Like Fort Wayne Canterbury in the Class 2A championship, two-time defending Class 2A champion Evansville Mater Dei found the going much more tough when moving up one class due to the IHSAA’s “Team Success Factor” legislation.
Mater Dei (26-2), which had an average margin of victory of 27 points throughout the season, struggled against Western’s 2-3 zone all night long in falling to the Panthers 38-35.
Class 4A girls: Bedford North Lawrence wins second straight title
Damon Bailey guided Bedford North Lawrence to a second straight state championship in his first year as head coach.
Bailey, an assistant on the Stars’ unbeaten Class 4A champions in 2013, watched his team hold off a scrappy Penn squad for a 51-41 victory Saturday night.
Central Catholic rallies to defeat Rockville
It was an old story in a new location Saturday for the boys basketball team from Lafayette Central Catholic High School.
Clay City wins third straight sectional
Clay City, the two-time defending champion of the IHSAA Class A Sectional No. 57, took the floor at White River Valley High School with a chip on its shoulder Saturday night.
Linton pulls away late to win at North Knox
Defending smartly and playing the offensive tempo like a finely tuned violin, Linton’s Miners dominated the fourth quarter of a previously air-tight high school basketball game to defeat South Knox 57-45 and repeat as Class 2A Sectional 47 champions.
Damon Bailey among coaches directing daughters at Hulman Center on Saturday
Father-daughter bonding was among the themes Saturday at Hulman Center as Terre Haute played host to the IHSAA girls basketball state finals for a third straight year.
Class 4A title favorite Bedford North Lawrence looked to repeat as champions late Saturday night. Former BNL state champion and Indiana Hoosier great Damon Bailey led his Stars into the game with a pair of daughters on the court. Junior Alexa Bailey, wearing No. 22 of course, is a Butler recruit and sophomore Loren is a reserve for the Stars.
Owen Valley, Edgewood in sectional final again
Things haven’t changed that much in the Class 3A boys basketball sectional. Northview was in the field for the first time and hosted the semifinals Friday night. But for the second year in a row, Edgewood and Owen Valley will play for the Sectional 28 championship tonight.
Temples’ 3-pointers help Paris advance
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Ailing Wilkey helps Rockville advance to title game
For part of Friday, doubt existed about whether flu-stricken Rockville standout Keiontre’ Wilkey would be able to play in the first semifinal game of the Class A North Vermillion Sectional for boys basketball. The junior guard gutted it out, however, and tallied 17 points to help lead the Rox over the host high school 61-53. That sent them into tonight’s sectional championship game against No. 7-ranked Lafayette Central Catholic.
Preps: Late free throws help Linton beat North Knox
Linton hit 4 of 5 free throws in the final minute and hung on to defeat streaking North Knox 47-46 in the semifinals of the Class 2A North Knox Sectional for boys high school basketball.
Former Terre Haute resident Rick Risinger looking for fifth state title in Hulman Center
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Damon Bailey, 1990 Mr. Basketball for state champion Bedford North Lawrence and former Indiana University great, is the most familiar name to Hoosier basketball fanatics. In his first year as a girls varsity coach, Bailey leads BNL into action in the 4A state championship game.
With 590 career wins, Fort Wayne Canterbury coach Wayne Kreiger is already a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
Behind senior Miss Basketball candidate Maura Muensterman, Steve Goans leads Evansville Mater Dei into the Class 3A title game on the heels of consecutive 2A titles.
No answer: Spears scores 30 as Martinsvlle ends TH South’s season
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North falls to No. 5 Brownsburg in Class 4A Avon Sectional
Terre Haute North did not bow out of the boys high school basketball tournament Tuesday night like a team on a seven-game losing streak.
The Patriots executed their gameplan, battled back from a double-digit deficit and forced Class 4A No. 5-ranked Brownsburg to hit free throws to win the opener of the Class 4A Avon Sectional.
Brownsburg (19-2) hit six straight free throws in the final 1 minute, 15 seconds to hold off the Patriots 51-47.
Two sets of Eels win at WRV Sectional
There’ll be no Cinderella story in Dugger to end this boys high school basketball season, and a spirited upset bid also fell short Tuesday night at the Class A White River Valley Sectional.
Defensive pressure and depth made the difference in both games, as Eminence ended the Union season — perhaps its last, at least as a public school — by a 59-46 score and Clay City pulled away in the second half for a 53-44 win over Shakamak.
Paris knocks off 23-2 Clinton Central in overtime sectional thriller
Paris’ boys basketball team has learned a lot in a late-season run of success, but the one thing that set the Tigers apart on Tuesday in Class 2A Westville Sectional semifinal game was composure.
The Tigers never got rattled, never flinched and got the ultimate reward.
BOYS SECTIONAL ROUNDUP: Linton holds off Sullivan at North Knox
Linton and Eastern posted victories in the opening round of the North Knox Class 2A Sectional on Tuesday.
Linton led most of the way to defeat Sullivan 51-43 in the first game. Eastern Greene bested North Central 62-42 in the nightcap.
Linton is 16-6 and will take on North Knox and Eastern Greene faces South Knox in the semifinals on Friday. North Knox takes an 11-game winning streak into the action.
Tough roads ahead: Terre Haute North faces big challenges in its sectional
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South swimmers fall short of lofty goals at state finals
Sometimes the journey is more rewarding than the destination.
That would best describe Terre Haute South’s performances Saturday in the 77th annual IHSAA boys swimming and diving state championships at the IU Natatorium.
Center Grove deals Terre Haute North 7th loss in row
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