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Washington Catholic coach John Howell knows that, hard work scoring and fewer turnovers will be the key to success in 2019-20. He is already pleased with the work his team has put in this year so, the Cardinals are off to a good start in that respect.


Washington used a stifling defense to take an early lead and run away from Eastern Greene 55-17 at the Hatchet House on Tuesday.

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MONTGOMERY – Barr-Reeve High School was notified on Friday that the Indiana Department of Education has denied Barr-Reeve junior Curt Hopf basketball eligibility for this season. He will not be able to participate in any games but is allowed to practice with the team.


The North Daviess Lady Cougars showed why its always a little dangerous to leave a cat a little too loose near to a Bird Cage, as ND posted a 69-18 win over the Lady Cardinals on Thursday.

MONROE CITY — The Washington Lady Hatchets improved to 2-0 with a win over South Knox, 56-47, on Wednesday.

MONTGOMERY — The Barr-Reeve Vikings not only posted a 34-3 season as a team in 2A, it also placed two juniors on the IHSVCA 2A all-state team. Anna Ballengee and Addison Ainscough were named to the 12-person team, while Jayse Thompson and Hannah Graber were named to the 2A second team.

ELNORA — North Daviess took care of business over the weekend after a pair of wins versus Shoals and Lighthouse Christian. The Lady Cougars prevailed on Saturday night in their home opener against LCA by the score of 58-16.

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The Washington Lady Hatchets knew their sophomore class might be a special one to watch. On Saturday night, that description went from “might” to “will be.”

The Washington Hatchet 5th and 6th grade football team participated in the annual “Storm The Castle” tournament in Newburgh on Nov. 2 and 3, going 4-0 in the tournament and were crowned the tourney champions.

ELNORA — The North Daviess girls team now enters its third season under coach Joey Riggins. Riggins’ teams went 6-17 the last two seasons, and 6-17 in Jeff Wickersham’s final year as well.

BICKNELL —North Daviess Lady Cougars basketball team held their own on the road at host North Knox on Tuesday evening, but the Warriors eventually claimed the 37-30 season-opener in the 2019-20 debut for both squads.


On Thursday, Washington High School Girls Golf Coach Morris Petty recognized each of the four seniors and their accomplishments. Jacky Abrego received Most Improved Player award. MaKenzie Parsons and Reagan Phillips-Wright both received the Coach’s Award. Faith Dalton received Most Valuable …

TERRE HAUTE — Barr-Reeve’s standout sophomore runner Makenna Pruett completed her second state championship meet on Saturday at the LaVern Gibson Cross Country Center.

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The Washington Catholic girls’ basketball team will have a new coach and a new attitude for 2019-20.

COLUMBUS — The Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings showed that they will definitely be a force as a member of the elite teams of the 2A volleyball family at least for one more season with a close loss on Saturday.

West Washington defended their home field in Friday night sectional semi-final action as the hosts captured a 50-22 win against visiting North Daviess. The Cougars, coming off the program’s first sectional contest win since 2013, arrived in Campellsburg with a 7-3 slate. However, the Senator…

ELNORA — The North Daviess Cougars move into the second round of IHSAA sectional football action after a big win over Eastern Greene on Friday in Cougar Valley.

MONTGOMERY — There is are not a lot of things that sophomores in high school are already use to, but for Makenna Pruett of Barr-Reeve, going to state in cross country may be one of them.

The Big 8 conference named its final All-Conference volleyball team. The conference was won by Jasper at 5-0. Mount Vernon was second at 4-1, Washington was 3-2, Lincoln was 2-3, Boonville ended at 1-4, and Princeton, 0-5.

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MONTGOMERY — The Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings volleyball team gets closer to the state finals with a berth in the Columbus East semi-state on Saturday.

The Daviess County Family YMCA 5th-6th grade football team ended its season on Sunday Oct. 27. They finished the season with a perfect 8-0 record. As a group 3rd-6th grade they had an impressive record of 35-4.

LOOGOOTEE – After capturing a Class A sectional a week ago inside the Cougar Den, the Loogootee Lady Lions spent regional week getting ready for a home re-match with another set of Cougars, those from No.1 ranked Trinity Lutheran. Most in attendance on Saturday at Jack Butcher Arena felt the…

NASHVILLE – The rain and wind from Tropical Storm Olga made for a treacherous course for those competing in the Brown County Cross Country Semistate on Saturday, with Barr-Reeve’s Makenna Pruett being the only local harrier to make it out to the state finals this Saturday in Terre Haute.

FERDINAND – The Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings faced every obstacle imaginable on the way to the 2019 2A Forest Park regional volleyball title. Near gale-force wind and rain turned into a blackout in the gym that held up play for more than an hour.

Washington closed to football season with a 47–18 loss to Edgewood in Class 3A Sectional 30 action at Hatchet Hollow on Friday. But the Hatchets did not quietly into the offseason.

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North Daviess junior Joshua Krusenklaus was virtually a one-man football show for the hosts under the Friday night lights at Thurman H. Brown Field as the Cougars mustered enough on the scoreboard to secure a 34-14 sectional win versus Eastern Greene.

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MONTGOMERY — Barr-Reeve High School was informed that the IHSAA appeal by the Hopf family on behalf of junior basketball transfer Curt Hopf has been denied.

MONTGOMERY — The Barr-Reeve cross country program has a history of success — and a future of it as well.

Gray Bros. Cafeteria in Mooresville is one Indiana’s best known restaurants, an eatery that prides itself on good food and fast service.

MONTGOMERY – Neither the fact that Barr-Reeve coach Amber DeCoursey now has 600 career wins nor that her No. 1 ranked team just won a 2A sectional, seems to be much of a topic of current conversation for DeCoursey.

The high school All District tennis teams were announced with plenty of local flavor to it. For District 7, freshman Jaylen Mullen of North Daviess and Loogootee’s Jordan Wildman’s were both selected to the singles side, while Tommy Kidwell and Aaron Wagler of Barr-Reeve, and the tandem of S…

PETERSBURG – Makenna Pruett of Barr-Reeve and Garrett Gray of Washington were the area’s two top runners from the Prides’ Creek Regional on Saturday. However, when it was all said and done, Gray (who finished eighth) will also be joined by his brother Isaac (who finished ninth), along with V…

LOOGOOTEE — With annual nemesis Barr-Reeve competing for at least the next two seasons in the Class 2A volleyball sectional, Saturday night’s Sectional 63 at North Daviess was there for the taking for A state-ranked Loogootee. The Lions took care of business as they downed Vincennes Rivet in…

ELNORA — In the first event played on the brand-new floor installed at North Daviess High School, it was Vincennes Rivet who emerged victorious in match one of IHSAA Sectional 63 volleyball action on Saturday morning. The visiting Patriots defeated the host Cougars in straight sets by the sc…

VINCENNES – There are plenty of statistics available in the sport of volleyball. But the most important part of the sport is often something that can’t be quantified numerically – momentum.

LINCOLN CITY — When southern Indiana soccer titans No. 4 Washington and No. 2 Evansville Memorial met at regional, there was a good chance that the winner would be the favorite all the rest of the way to state coming out of south.

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North Daviess trailed early but led when the score mattered most as the Cougars came from a touchdown behind to claim a 20-7 win versus Springs Valley on Senior Night at Thurman H. Brown Field.

BICKNELL — Washington closed out the regular season with a 54-22 loss at North Knox on Friday.

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Jerry L. Kemp, 89, of Loogootee, passed away at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. He was born Dec. 2, 1929, in Velpen, Indiana, to the late Claud Winfield and Lois Cecil (Corn) Kemp. Jerry married Betty (Tempel) Kemp on May 16, 1953, and she surv…

Mary Ellen (Graber) Bateman, 73, of Loogootee, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born Oct. 22, 1946, in Daviess County, Indiana, to the late Mahlon and Mattie (Yutzy) Graber. Mary Ellen was a member of the Loogootee…

Nancy Ann Sims, 77, of Stafford County, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Mary Washington Hospital. Mrs. Sims was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a retired paralegal from Stafford and Spotsylvania County. Mrs. Sims enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Surviv…