The Washington Times-Herald

Local Sports

January 18, 2013

Hatchets chop Princeton for homecoming win

WASHINGTON — For the Washington Hatchets on Friday, it was Mr. Outside and Mr. Inside.

But for the Princeton Tigers, it must have seemed like Colton Garland and Cullen Arnold where everywhere.

Garland, the Hatchets’ freshman guard, scored 22 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, while Arnold, Washington’s senior center, did his damage inside to the tune of 21 points as rapidly improving Washington (5-8, 1-2) defeated Princeton (7-7, 1-3) 57-45 on homecoming at the Hatchet House.

Arnold added 14 rebounds to the winning effort, while Garland, who was 9-12 from the field, dished out a pair of assists. It was the right combination for coach Gene Miiller’s squad, who will take a two-game winning streak into tonight’s contest at Pike Central.

“That was a really good combination for us tonight. Colton just gets better and better every game for us, really everyday in practice. And Cullen was very aggressive for us tonight,” said Miiller. “We just have to get both of those guys being aggressive for us at the same time.”

Washington took control of the contest in the third quarter, using a 16-4 run to turn a 27-25 game into a 43-29 contest heading into the fourth quarter. Arnold and Garland did the damage exclusively during that run, with Arnold netting six points and Garland scoring eight points. The Hatchets hit 9-10 shots from the field in the third quarter, with guard Jarrod Purdue adding a 3-pointer during the stanza as well. Purdue finished with eight points for WHS.

But Miiller was pleased with his entire squad on this evening when the Hatchets shot 62 percent from the field and 91 percent (10-11) from the foul line. Andy Garland added six points and three assists for the Hatchets, while Tyler Stoll handed out three assists and provided solid defense. Jake Brashear contributed solid play off the bench while spelling Arnold, who battled foul trouble throughout the game.

“I really thought everybody played well for us tonight. I thought it was our best ballgame of the season to this point, where we maintained or intensity, our concentration throughout the ballgame,” said Miiller. “That’s what we’ve got to have in order to be a good basketball team. The last two weeks we’ve really gotten better everyday in practice and continue to do so.”

Washington started got out of the gate fast, outscoring Princeton 10-2 in the game’s first 4:30 and forcing Tiger coach Ryan Haywood to call timeout. But Princeton rebounded, out pointing the Hatchets 8-2 to trim the WHS margin to four at 14-10 at the end of one quarter. Princeton then proceeded to win the second quarter 12-5 to forge a 20-19 halftime lead.

Will Niederhuas led the Tigers with 20 points.

Washington claimed the JV contest 35-25. Matthew Sparks led WHS with nine points, followed by eight apiece from Luke Raymond, Carson Smith, and Jake Bedwell.

Princeton    10    10     9    16-45

Washington    14     5    24    14-57                     


Princeton (45)

Michael Kermode 1 0-0 3, Jayson Jamerson 1 2-2 4, Will Niederhuas 7 4-4 20, Kreig McRoberts 0 1-4 1, Jarrett Hardiman 2 0-0 4, Colton Wilder 2 0-1 4, Tyler Holder 2 1-2 5, Kinzer Havill 2 0-1 4.

Totals: 17 8-13 45

Washington (57)

Jarrod Purdue 2 2-2 8, Colton Garland 9 2-2 22, Andy Garland 2 2-2 6, Cullen Arnold 8 5-5 21.

Totals: 21 10-11 57

3-point goals: P 3 (W. Niederhuas, Kermode) W 5 (C. Garland 2, Purdue 2, A. Garland)  

Junior Varsity: Washington, 35-25.


Text Only
Local Sports
  • SPT-WT-041914-LHS_WHS01 Loogootee defeats Washington, 16-6 LOOGOOTEE -- In the game of softball, a good offensive attack doesn't always mean the number of hits you can record, but rather the patience you can show at the plate. Loogootee used a big second inning to defeat Washington 16-6 in six innings due i

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Friday's Sports Briefs Hatchets beat Lions LOOGOOTEE -- The Washington girls tennis team defeated Loogootee 3-2 Thursday afternoon. Loogootee won the first two singles matches with Emily Bateman defeating Chelsee Brown 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-4 and Erin Nelson defeating Audrey Rog

    April 19, 2014

  • SPT-WT-041714-JAKE BEDWELL PIC Hatchets get first win over Loogootee LOOGOOTEE -- The Loogootee baseball team had its chance to get back to .500 and pick up its fifth win of the season, but instead the visiting Washington Hatchets flipped the script to get their first win of the season. The Hatchets (1-4) scored four

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports Briefs Vikings beat Cardinals MONTGOMERY -- The Barr-Reeve girls tennis team defeated Washington Catholic, 5-0. Allison Hoover beat Macy Kane at No. 1 singles (6-2, 6-0), Melody Rohrer beat Claire Burch at No. 2 singles (6-0, 6-1) and at No. 3 singles, Beth

    April 17, 2014

  • Area girls tennis teams strive for sectional championship Spring is here and that means we have traded snow showers for almost daily thunderstorms, but the temperatures have warmed up and the girls tennis season is in full swing. Washington, Washington Catholic, North Daviess, Loogootee and Barr-Reeve all f

    April 17, 2014

  • SPT-WT-041614-BrianHughes Hughes named District 3 Coach of the Year Bryan Hughes has been coaching basketball for more than half of his life, he's received numerous accolades for his team's success, but one award in particular still brings him great pride. For the third time, Barr-Reeve's Bryan Hughes has been named

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Area Athletic Postponements

    All Barr-Reeve and Washington athletic events for Tuesday were postponed due to inclement weather. Loogootee track and junior varsity baseball were also postponed. North Daviess baseball, girls tennis and boys golf still will go on as planned.

    April 15, 2014

  • SPT-WT-041514-Hatchet CCOV golf WHS 4th at Vincennes Invitational VINCENNES -- The Hatchets finished with one of their top performances in several years Saturday in the Vincennes Invitational. Their team score of 327 was good for an overall finish in fourth place in the 18-team event. Tournament favorite Vincennes

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-WT-041114-LHS_ND02 Nolley tosses 2nd straight no hitter in win LOOGOOTEE -- Over the first six games to start the baseball season, Loogootee (3-3) has struggled with consistency from its pitching staff. The lone exception would be southpaw Gabe Nolley. Nolley threw his second straight no hitter during Thursday

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Barr-Reeve wins opener at WHS Barr-Reeve was rusty in the field and at the plate, but Lucas Graber took care of the rest. The Vikings (1-0) defeated Washington (0-1) Wednesday night at the Sports Complex behind a complete game shut out from Graber. The Vikings and Hatchets ente

    April 10, 2014