WHS 3rd at Oaks

MONTGOMERY — The Washington Lady Hatchets golf team finished third out of four teams playing at Country Oaks on Thursday. Jasper won with a 188; Springs Valley posted a 202; and WHS shot 206. Barr-Reeve did not have a team score, but provided the medalist with a 38 from Kadee Claridge. Lady Viking teammate Baylee Knepp added a 58.

WHS was led by Reagan Phillips-Wright with a 46; Faith Dalton with a 49, Jacky Abrego with a 54, and McKenzie Parsons with a 57.

“The Lady Hatchets had another up and down performance this evening at Country Oaks. For the most part we showed some improvement, but some bad holes and poor club selection kept us from having a much lower score,” said WHS coach Morris Petty.

“Reagan led us tonight with a very solid 46. She has improved greatly in the last couple of weeks. She is swinging the club with confidence, and we feel that her rounds are ahead of her. Faith hit the ball very well tonight for the most part. She had two bad holes which cost her a round in the low 40s. Jacky had her best round of the season for the third match in a row. She never picked up a club until a month ago and she has improved dramatically. She is enjoying the game, and we believe she will be a big help as we get ready for the tournament. McKenzie struggled a bit with her swing, but we will continue to work on it. She is very talented, and we feel confident that her best rounds are ahead of her.”

Cougar VB comes out on top

ELNORA — The North Daviess Cougar volleyball team picked up a win over Shakamak in five games on Thursday 21-25, 25-22, 10-25, 25-7 and 15-12.

“Tonight, we faced SWIAC foes the Shakamak Lakers. It was a hard-fought battle between both teams, a battle that went five sets of back and forth play, in which we made some very nice plays, communicated well, and worked to get the victory. It was great to see the girls work hard and together; everyone contributed tonight,” said Coach Gina Ingrahm.

The Cougars were led by Macey Wagler with 31 assists, 4 aces, 10 digs; Megan Marner with 7 kills, 2 aces, 2 solo blocks, 2 block assist, 7 digs; Kaylan Craven with 15 kills, 2 aces, 3 solo blocks, 2 block assist, 6 digs and Jaryn Gingerich with 2 kills, 2 assists, 5 aces, 4 digs. Also posting statistics were Dakota McNabb with 4 kills, 1 block solo, 1 block assist, 4 digs; Mya Knepp’s 8 kills, 4 aces, 2 solo blocks, 1 block assist, 13 digs; Emma Sargent and Reagan Knepp with 2 digs each; and Savannah Swartzentruber with a dig.

Lions stay unbeaten

LOOGOOTEE — The Loogootee Lion tennis team defeated Washington 4-1 on Thursday at Loogootee.

The Lions took all three singles matches, as Jordan Wildman defeated Zach Gray, 6-2, 6-1.

Jalen Wildman defeated Owen Gray, 6-3, 6-2 and Bryant Eckerle beat Drake Harman 6-1, 6-2 in the third spot.

In doubles action, Washington’s win came from Austin Gere and Braden Kixmiller, who defeated Sebastian Toy and Luke Nonte 7-6 (4), 6-3, but Lions Jayden Leatherman and Nathan Seals defeated Jacob Rice and Jaylyn Rook, 6-1, 6-3. LHS won the JV match, 5-2.

Loogootee wins came from Peyton Bledsoe over Brycen Neidigh, 8-1; Rory Tippery defeated Kiowa Jones, 7-5; Reece Tippery beat Alex Myers, 6-0; Lawson McCloskey/Austin Brittain who defeated Gunner Jones/Caleb Armstrong, 7-5; and Peyton Bledsoe/Reece Tippery defeated Drake Harman/Ian Dayton, 6-0. WHS wins came from Jayden Meredith/Simon Parsons who defeated Wyatt Street/Andrew Powell 7-6 (4); and Eli Newberry/Ryan Emmick who beat Matthew Poole/Wyatt Sheetz, 6-0.

“This was our sixth match in seven days, and it started to show in our footwork today. Washington has a good squad, and we knew we needed to play well to beat them, and we did that today,” said LHS coach Mike Tippery.

3A No. 10 Hatchets down Princeton

PRINCETON — The Class A No. 10 Washington Hatchet volleyball team posted a three-set win over Princeton on Thursday, 25-10, 25-17, 25-15.

The team posted 30 kills, 21 assists, seven team blocks, 70 digs and 12 aces. The JV lost to Princeton, 15-25, 23-25.

Lady Lions stay unbeaten

LOOGOOTEE — The Loogootee Lion volleyball team moved to 4-0 with a three-set win over Pike Central, 25-17, 25-13, 25-10.

Leading the Lions in serving points was Jocelyn Strange with 13 and Emily Wade with 10. Strange also led with six aces. Kylie VanHoy had nine kills, Makenzie VanHoy had seven and Jaelyn Walker with six. Kylie VanHoy added 13 assists, while Makenzie VanHoy added 11. Strange led with 13 digs, while Asia Crim had 12. The Loogootee JV also defeated Pike Central, 25-17, 25-13, 25-10.

B-RJH downs NDJH

MONTGOMERY — The Barr-Reeve Junior High tennis team defeated North Daviess at Barr-Reeve, 3-2, to go 3-0 on the season.

At No. 1 Ethan Stoll defeated Blake Huff, 8-1, but Ethan Graber was defeated by Maxwell Toy, 5-8. At No. 3, Pierce Madison was defeated by Cam Sassano, 7-9.

B-R took both doubles matches, as Kylan Lengacher/Donnie Miller defeated Aiden Pridemore/Aden Graber, 8-1 while Landon Armes and Isaac Madison defeated Kadin Stoll and Rex Freed, 8-1.

In alternate action, Kyle Graber won 6-1, Isaac Briggeman lost 4-6, Kaden Knepp/Harrison Fuhs won 6-2, Brody Swartzentruber/Levi Traylor lost 1-6, and Grayden Corbin/Isaac Knepp lost 4-6.

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