The Washington Times-Herald

Local Sports

June 21, 2013

Ritchey gets one more chance to run

LOOGOOTEE — Gabrielle Ritchey has spent her high school career running on opponents, and Saturday she will have one final time to compete against Indiana high school competition.

Ritchey, a recent graduate of Loogootee High School, will play in the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA) All Star Game Saturday at Cherry Tree Softball Complex in Carmel. Ritchey was named a first team All-State, and is one of the five candidates in the running to be named Indiana Miss Softball.

“It’s a great honor,” Ritchey said. “It’s a great time to play one last game as a high school player and play with the best in the state. It’s a pretty big deal for me.”

Ritchey’s illustrious career at Loogootee saw her break nine school records and two state records. The two state records for career and single season stolen bases was Ritchey’s trademark. Ritchey finished her career with a .548 batting average and 172 hits - both school records.

As a senior, Ritchey stole 55 bases, which broke the school record by three and tied the state record for a single season.

She finished with 172 for her career, which shattered the school record by 72 and the state record by 36.

“I’ve coached softball for Loogootee as a head coach and an assistant for 13 or 14 years and I played baseball at Loogootee, I played with some talented people, but I’ve never seen anyone - male or female - have the awareness that she has,” said Loogootee coach Greg Clark. “I’ve never seen anyone as smart on the bases and as aware of what’s going on everywhere on the bases.”

Clark spoke of the incredible instincts that Ritchey possess that allowed her to be a threat any time she stepped on first base. As with most prolific stolen base artists, the instincts Ritchey was born with give her an advantage against almost any opponent. Clark remembers one specific instance when Ritchey’s instincts worked in a way that even wowed her coach.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 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

  • SPT-WT-040914-LHS_NK Lions drop Blue Chip opener to Warriors

    LOOGOOTEE -- As the old adage goes, "momentum is the next day's starting pitcher." After two lopsided wins over the weekend, the Loogootee baseball team learned that didn't guarantee anything in week two of the regular season.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-WT-040514-ALEX WITTMER PIC ND looks to take step forward in 2014 ELNORA -- The last two season's have ended for the North Daviess baseball team in similar fashion -- a close loss to a talented team in the sectional. In 2012 it was Loogootee and last year it was Barr-Reeve, both games were decided by a combined fou

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
AP Video
Clicker Ticker
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide