CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant absorbed the sights and smells and sounds of Wrigley Field. He cherished playing in front of 30,000 charged-up fans. He appreciated all the family members and friends who turned out for his big league debut.
Although only one team was going to come out of the Washington Sports Complex a winner on Friday, both may be feeling a little better about the direction they are going. The Loogootee Lion softball team posted a 14-1 win over the Lady Hatchets, however WHS showed fight in each of the five innings played.
LOOGOOTEE — The speculation on who will be the next Loogootee basketball coach is over. The Loogootee School Board voted to confirm Covington High School head basketball coach Kent Chezem as the man to revitalize the Loogootee basketball program. Chezem will replace Mike Hopkins, who was 8-15 in his lone season at the helm of the Lions.
ELNORA - The Washington Hatchets girls track team took home first place out of five teams with 137 points Thursday night. Five Lady Hatchets put up new personal bests. Lauren Andis, Emily Matthews, and Mikayla Richardson had personal bests in more than one event.
If golf tournaments were like battles, the U.S. Open would be D-Day and the Masters would be Waterloo. The U.S. Open is a yearly war of attrition where one fights and claws its way across the scorched beachhead and through the bullet-ridden hedgerows. At Augusta National, the Masters is more like an 19th century engagement. Regiments march with Napoleonic precision, complete with full pomp and circumstances, and battle to centuries old rules of engagement between enemies whose monarchs were probably married to each other's cousins.
Washington junior Jake Bedwell shut out the Loogootee Lions baseball team helping the Hatchets to their second win of the year at the Gwaltney Sports Complex Wednesday night. Bedwell gave up just five hits in a 2-0 shutdown over Loogootee.
Where there’s windy, rainy days, there is also the beginning of girls tennis season and Washington, Washington Catholic, Barr-Reeve, North Daviess, and Loogootee have a lot of determined ladies ready to swing into the season.
If Bob Dylan was singing about high school sports, he might say “The times-they-are-a-changin’ for area teams.” Recently the IHSAA made its bi-annual changes to sports classification for the upcoming two-year period and Washington and Barr-Reeve look to have several significant changes.
WASHINGTON - If the North Daviess Cougar softball team had any questions about its offense in 2015, then they were put to rest on Monday night. The Lady Cougars exploded for nine runs in the seventh inning, to cap a 19-1 win over Washington at the Sports Complex.
VINCENNES - The Washington Hatchets, Barr-Reeve Vikings and Washington Catholic golf teams got their first taste of sectional-style golf with an 18-hole invitational at sectional host Country Club of Old Vincennes on Saturday.
SANTA CLAUS — The Washington Hatchet golf team opened up its season on the road at Christmas Lake Golf Course on Thursday against the Forest Park Rangers. The Hatchets won the event with a score of 169-182 over the host Rangers.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs had Joe Maddon in the dugout, and Jon Lester on the mound. Wrigley Field had a new look, with a giant videoboard in left field and pictures of Ernie Banks draped over the closed bleachers.
BOSTON (AP) - Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points after nearly missing the game with an eye injury sustained hours before tip-off, and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 100-87 Wednesday night in a matchup of Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls.
INDIANAPOLIS - Homestead junior Tahj Curry, Guerin Catholic senior Matt Holba, Park Tudor senior Bryce Moore and Barr-Reeve senior Duncan Roy each sparked his team to a state championship, and all four players are recipients this week in the in the IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program.
Standing on the floor of Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday I couldn't help but get a little caught up in the moment. It was a great opportunity watch the confluence of hard work, patience, talent and desire manifest itself in the smiles of the teenagers who had accomplished life's dream at such a young age. However, standing behind them were the parents, coaches, administrators and fans, who have had just as much emotional capital invested in what turns out to be just a few moment on that podium.