The Washington Times-Herald

Local Sports

October 16, 2013

Perkins takes boys race, WHS places 3rd

VINCENNES — Barr-Reeve’s Jarit Perkins finished first overall in the boys sectional cross country race at South Knox High School Tuesday evening to advance to the Regional Saturday at Pike Central. The Washington boys finished third (76) and Barr-Reeve (81)finished fourth in the team category, behind second place finisher Gibson Southern (53) and sectional champion South Knox (36).

Perkins raced to a victory in the boys race with a time of 16:30 — nine seconds ahead of second place finisher Andrew Staggs of South Knox. Washington’s KC Heller came in third (17:17) and Drew Brothers (17:49) finished eighth, while Washington Catholic’s Sam Baker was the top individual regional qualifier with a seventh place finish at 17:38.

“Jarit (Perkins) was very conservative tonight and that was the game plan,” said Barr-Reeve coach JayR Perkins. “We knew Andrew (Staggs) would be there for the first 3K, and he (Perkins) wasn’t going to do anything until the 3.5K or 4K mark. He made a little move and backed off — that was the plan and the whole time he gave me the thumbs up — I knew he was in pretty good shape.”

Baker, the lone Washington Catholic regional qualifier ran a strong race, according to Cardinals coach Josh Wichman. “Sam (Baker) ran extremely well — he ran well at the Blue Chip race and he did the same thing at this race — I’m very proud of him.”

Despite a third place team finish, Washington coach Dan Harman thought his team could have done better from top to bottom at a course in South Knox that the Hatchets are extremely familiar with. Including Heller and Brothers, Washington had five finishers in the top 29 with Austin Gray (18:20) placing 11th, Colten Garland (19:18) coming in 25th and Koty Hatton (19:36) finishing 29th.

“It wasn’t what I was hoping for — I told them I wasn’t accepting anything less than second,” Harman said. “We had a couple of kids that said they didn’t run their best, but that’s no excuse. When you come this far and it’s the sectional you have to run your best. I’m kind of upset with the finish considering we won conference last week. We advanced as a team, I am happy, maybe Saturday we’ll run better as a team.”

Text Only
Local Sports
  • Blu-chip 3 pic Blu-Chip takes over Complex The Washington Sports Complex played host to the 3rd Annual Blu-Chip 3v3 tournament, which is in memory of Zach Blubaum and Derek Arvin. The tourney was the largest of the three that have been played and helps to raise funds for the Derek Arvin Schol

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • Better police needed for college teams enticed to cheat Cheating has been part of college athletics probably for as long as people have bothered to keep score.Sometimes it could be as simple as a C-note handshake or a little cash slipped into a player’s socks outside his locker with a note telling him to

    July 25, 2014

  • Blu Chip ready for its third year Time is supposed to heal all wounds, but of course, that isn’t the case. Some tragedies are so severe that the healing process might never be complete, but rather a daily reminder of what has been lost. Whether it is a bumper sticker on a car, a funn

    July 25, 2014

  • Colts' 'monster' now preparing to 'hunt' ANDERSON — There’s a different kind of buzz surrounding the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to report for training camp today at Anderson University.Expectations have been high inside the locker room since Chuck Pagano arrived in January 2012 and

    July 23, 2014

  • Sports Briefs WHS PhysicalsWashington High School athletic office would like to announce Physical Examinations for athletes will be held at Dr. Cullen’s office on Tuesday July 29, 9 am to 3 pm. All Washington athletes may use this service including High School, Ju

    July 23, 2014

  • SPT-WT-071914-ADAM GRABER PIC Barr-Reeve hands out Spring Awards MONTGOMERY — After the Fall and Winter sports seasons included a team reaching the state championship, Barr-Reeve’s final sport season had some catching up to do. Spring didn’t result in any state championship apperances, but it did see the Vikings c

    July 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Posturing, predictions fly as SEC turns to a new season There’s plenty to enjoy about the Southeastern Conference’s annual cattle call in Hoover, Ala., where media of every description join players and coaches from each of the league’s 14 football teams to discuss the coming season. The best aspect is tha

    July 18, 2014

  • MadiWebster Webster to compete at Gymnastics Championships LOUISVILLE — More than 1,600 of the nation’s top gymnasts in acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline/tumbling will be in Louisville, this week for the 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships. Madi Webster of Odon, who just placed third in

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Zeller's Celtic games will air on WAMW Now that former Washington graduate Tyler Zeller is a Boston Celtic, his hometown radio station has changed NBA affiliations. DLC Media, Inc. the licensee of Radio Station WAMW-AM 1580 and 95.9 FM will broadcast several Boston Celtics games this seas

    July 15, 2014

  • SPT-WT-071214-AllStars02 Washington 12U falls to Evansville Golfmoor LOOGOOTEE — A terrific run for the Washington 12U All Stars came to a close at the hands of Southwestern Indiana Little League powerhouse Evansville Golfmoor 15-0 in the district finals at Loogootee on Friday.But the loss didn’t diminish the longest

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo