The Washington Times-Herald

Local News

March 25, 2014

Barr-Reeve advances to 4th state championship

SEYMOUR — For the first time in four years, Barr-Reeve is heading back to the state championship game in Indianapolis.

The Vikings (26-1) defeated Clay City (20-7) 75-55 in Saturday’s Class A Semistate Saturday afternoon at the Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium behind a balanced offensive attack led by Addison Wagler’s 24 points.

Barr-Reeve entered the season as the No. 1 team in Class A and all season the Vikings had a target on their backs, but the stigma never seemed to bother them. The Vikings have won 17 straight games and have an average margin of victory of 22 points per game in six tournament games, which is a higher margin than they averaged during the 21-game regular season.

“They’ve handled the pressure all year,” said Barr-Reeve coach Bryan Hughes. “Probably better than their coach has.”

The Vikings shot out of a cannon to start the game by showing zero nerves in the first semistate game for all five starters on the floor. Senior guard Micah Bullock and Wagler led all scorers with seven points each in the first quarter as Barr-Reeve ran out to a 22-4 lead through the game’s first eight minutes after scoring the first eight points. Wagler made 3-of-5 from the field and 1-of-2 from the foul line and he was able to find his teammates for open looks as the Eels defense collapsed around him. All five Barr-Reeve starters scored in the first quarter.

“We thought we had an advantage in the post and we wanted to get the ball in there and hopefully get them in foul trouble, which we did,” Hughes said.

In the second quarter, the Vikings offense sputtered, but they still held a 31-11 lead with 1:21 to play before halftime. Clay City was able to end the quarter on an 8-0 run thanks to back-to-back turnovers from Bullock and one 3-point play each from Evan Rogers and Easton Booe to make it a 31-19 game at halftime.

Text Only
Local News
  • Thomas, Hilton hurt in Wednesday's practice ANDERSON — After a physical practice Wednesday afternoon at Anderson University, the Indianapolis Colts are hoping they have not lost another starter.Left guard Donald Thomas hit the ground following an 11-on-11 running drill and was visibly upset wh

    August 1, 2014

  • SPT-WT-080114-WERNER PIC Werner's progress evident at Colts Camp ANDERSON — Bjoern Werner’s rookie training camp was rather quiet.The German-born outside linebacker went through individual drills and worked hard in full-team sessions, but he was overwhelmed by all the new information he was processing. And it was

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Today's police report CITY REPORT Thursday 3:24 a.m. - Police investigated a motorcycle accident at the corner of Northwest Third Street and West Main Street. Officers say the operator lost control of the vehicle while attempting to make a turn because the kickstand was s

    July 31, 2014

  • Band01 Golden Pride put pieces together for new show For the 30-plus members of the Washington High School Golden Pride marching band, the past two weeks have been long and full of work. After one week of exclusively working on music the band hit the field and began putting together the marching pieces

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • Hoosier Democrats call for campaign funding limits Indiana Democrat candidates and party leaders brought their "we can do better" government campaign tour to Bloomington. The Democrats called for a lot of changes. One of those on hand was District 39 Senate candidate Steve Lindsey who called for more

    July 31, 2014

  • Kruchten moved to Knox County A Daviess County jail inmate facing murder charges has been temporarily moved to Knox County. Reports that Donal Kruchten, who was arrested in April in connection with the murder of Devan Burris, was moved to the Knox County Jail for his own safety a

    July 31, 2014

  • Dailae abd Vincdnt.jpg Dailey and Vincent return to SJG ODON — Lovers of bluegrass music will have a chance to see the award winning bluegrass duo of Dailey and Vincent perform at the Simon J. Graber Community Building Saturday. Tickets for the event are only available at the door at are $15 for adults, $

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Colts get to take a break ANDERSON — There was a change in the Indianapolis Colts training camp schedule Monday as the team had just one practice instead of the usual two. With the Colts set to have Tuesday as an already scheduled day off, head coach Chuck Pagano combined the

    July 31, 2014

  • Washington City Council hears 2015 budget proposals Mayor Joe Wellman and the members of the Washington City Council met with city department heads Wednesday evening to hear the proposed budgets for 2015. Wellman said he had proposed pay increases for both hourly and salary employees. Those increases

    July 30, 2014

  • Barr-Reeve responds to teachers' complaint MONTGOMERY — The Barr-Reeve Community School Corporation has responded to the unfair labor practice complaint filed by the Barr-Reeve Classroom Teachers Association against the corporation. Earlier this month, the CTA filed the complaint with Indiana

    July 30, 2014