The Washington Times-Herald

Local Sports

October 24, 2013

New season begins on Friday as football sectionals begin

The "new" season begins for both Washington and North Daviess on Friday. Both will open sectional play at home, with ND talking on Springs Valley and Washington hosting Brownstown Central. Both teams are coming off wins.

Springs Valley (1-8) at North Daviess (7-2)

The North Daviess Cougars (7-2) got an up close and personal look at their opening-round sectional opponent last Friday night.

And they liked what they saw.

The Cougars dismantled Springs Valley (1-8), 67-24, in what served to be a sectional preview of the two teams that will be squaring off Friday.

However, ND coach Scott Helms was quick to point out that this Friday is different week and the tournament is a brand new season.

"We expect this to be a very different week," said Helms. "We really got rolling in the first quarter. Before you knew it we were up 21-0. Neither we, nor they, think this game will start off the same way," added Helms.

Helms believes that Springs Valley will try to stretch out the game and try to keep the potent North Daviess offense off the field.

"It is the same thing we would try to do," added Helms.

"We know that they can be very dangerous. If (Blackhawk running backs) 7 and 34 get into the open field, there is nothing we can do about it. They are also very tough in the flats. Those are the things we are going to have to keep an eye on."

Helms said he was very proud of his offensive and defensive lines on Friday night.

"I thought the defensive line did a great job of supporting our linebackers and our offensive line was really good," he said. "Jacob Reed did a nice job at corner, while Alex Wittmer has really helped out at safety in the center field spot."

One of the biggest changes was to move senior Brady Helms to tight end and move Sam Chapin to quarterback.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 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

  • Cougars ready for new season ELNORA -- Entering last year's sectional at North Daviess, the Cougar softball team was the prohibitive favorite after one of the best regular seasons in recent memory. North Daviess was upset in the first round by Barr-Reeve on its own field and the

    April 5, 2014

  • SPT-WT-040514-LHSww01 Loogootee starts new chapter with Woolems LOOGOOTEE -- A year ago at this time, Loogootee was thinking the potential of playing for a state championship in Indianapolis, but Sectional 63 turned out to be unforgiving to the Lions lofty aspirations. At the start of the 2014 season, Loogootee h

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-WT-040214-SKYLAR CHESTNUT PIC Barr-Reeve ready to defend sectional crown Barr-Reeve ready to defend sectional crown By Lou Kavanaugh Times Herald

    April 2, 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