The Washington Times-Herald

Breaking News

Local Sports

January 18, 2014

No. 1 Barr-Reeve blows past Loogootee

LOOGOOTEE — In recent memory, there haven't been many games like this in the Barr-Reeve and Loogootee rivalry. Saturday night's game between the Class A No. 1 Vikings and the struggling Lions — the 2012 Class A state champion had no resemblance to the close battles the teams have shared over the years.

Barr-Reeve (10-1) never trailed in the 55-31 blowout of its biggest rival Saturday night at Jack Butcher Arena. The 23-point win was the largest margin of victory in the series since Barr-Reeve beat Loogootee 63-44 in 2009 at Kavanaugh Kourt.

After the pre-game ceremony honoring the 22 scorers to reach 1,000 career points at Loogootee and St. John, which included Hall of Fame coach Jack Butcher, the filled to capacity arena was ready to burst with excitement. The result of the first quarter completely zapped any enthusiasm for the Loogootee side. Every Barr-Reeve starter scored in the first quarter and when it was over the Vikings led 14-0. Loogootee couldn't buy a basket from inside or outside as Lions' coach Mike Wagoner almost couldn't believe what he was watching.

"That was the first time we had been shut out in a quarter all year," Wagoner said. "One thing that bothered me was we acted like we were lost for a few minutes. We talked all week in practice about getting off to a good start and not letting them get off to a hot start."

Barr-Reeve junior Chris Wittmer's three-point play to start the second quarter stretched the lead to 17-0, but Loogootee's Hayden Bell's basket stopped the run with 7:22 to play before halftime. Bell scored seven of his game-high 19 points as he tried to keep the Lions in the game.

A Connor Schwartzentruber 3-pointer put Barr-Reeve up 24-5 midway through the second, but seven straight points cut the deficit to 24-12 with two minutes to play in the half. After a Barr-Reeve miss, the Lions had a chance to cut the deficit to single digits before halftime, but a Josh Sibrel miss was followed up by five straight points by Connor Schwartzentruber to extend the lead to 29-12 at halftime.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • SPT-WT-073014-ANDREW LUCK PIC Luck still learning in Year 3 ANDERSON — Wind chill estimates put the temperature at 59 degrees Monday morning at Anderson University.During one stretch of his fifth training camp practice of the year, however, it likely felt much colder to Andrew Luck.The Indianapolis Colts quar

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports Briefs Par 3 Tournament ResultsMike and Ellen McKittrich were the first place gross winners of the Par 3 Tournament Sunday at Washington Country Club with a 54. Mark Smith-Susan Chambers and Nate and Blythe Wildridge followed with a 55. Pat and Joanne Bahr

    July 30, 2014

  • 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