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The Press-Dispatch Sports Wednesday, October 10, 2018 B- 3 ern were excited for Barrett. "She has been so excited for this game, and she's re- ally been working for it and she's had high energy at all the practices and she's been talking about it," Mc- Cord said. "She's been look- ing up stats, writing down notes about the game, ana- lyzing teams. She's just been really excited about it." "I knew she wanted a goal, and she found one," McCord added. "I wish we could have gotten her a few more but, hey, she got one, and it got us the win. So I'm happy for her." Barrett, however, did not rest on her laurels, as she played all over the field, on both offense AND defense. "Knowing that we lost to them gave us a little more drive to win, especially in the sectional, when it could be the last game of my high school career," Barrett said. "If I have to play D, I'll play D. I'll do just whatever it takes to win." McCord said that the ad- justments that the Lady Chargers made on defense helped make a difference. "When we played them in the season, it was a close game, and we had oppor- tunities to score," McCord said. "I think whenever we played them, we just kind of lost in the middle a lit- tle bit, so we tried a little bit different starting formation. We pushed (senior) Sydney (Keith) out to a wing – that's her old position from last year – and we started (se- nior) Bekah (Luff ) at stop- per. That way, we could have ( junior) Shelby ( Vaughn) as a center mid and Kelsey at- tacking." "We kind of had, like, a stacked middle there, to kind of protect our middle, because I think that's where we really failed whenever we played against them in sea- son," McCord added. In the second half, Lady Charger sophomore Albany Ashley joined Luff as a sec- ond stopper on Princeton sophomore forward Mary Amsbury, with sophomore Lauren Young providing backup at sweeper. "We switched it up a lit- tle bit and we started with two stoppers there – Alba- ny and Bekah – and we told them once of you have to stay on her, because she's quick and if she gets a run, she's going to make it," Mc- Cord said. "So we kind of tag-teamed her with two people. And we had a little safety net with another stop- per, and then the sweeper, too, so we had lots of back- up for her." "We've got a lot of solid de- fenders," Barrett said. "Lau- ren runs cross country, so she's got a lot of endurance and she's fast back there. We can expect her to get to balls. But also we pulled our midfield back just to cover loose balls on the back post just in case ( junior goalie) Jenna (Horrall) had to come out." Defensively, Pike Central was able to limit the Lady Tigers to just five shots on goal. Horrall recorded saves on all five shots. "From the start of the game, we told them, hang back a little bit," McCord said. "We knew they were a fast team, so we said hang back, don't get beat on the runs, don't be too aggres- sive, to wait for the ball to come in and just clear it out." "Once we got that goal in the first half, we knew it was going to be a defensive ride all the way to the end of the game," McCord added. "We were hoping to get another one to ease the stress on us, but we didn't do that." WASHINGTON: Lead- ing 1-0 on a goal by senior midfielder Maddie Dant, the Lady Hatchets added a pair of goals by senior midfield- er Lindsay Moody in the sec- ond half enroute to a 3-0 vic- tory over Pike Central in the sectional title contest on Sat- urday, Oct. 6. Horrall recorded 11 saves in goal for the Lady Char- gers, who ended the season 5 -10 -2. "It was a tough loss for the entire team, including the coaches," McCord said. "We came into this game already proud of our team for what they had accomplished, and we knew we would be proud of them after the game con- cluded. I think we really came out and played a good game. We managed to keep it 1-0 for a long time, giving Washington some competi- tion. We had some shots on goal, but we weren't fortu- nate enough to get a goal." The loss, McCord noted, marked the end of the high school soccer careers of the team's five seniors – Kelsey Barrett, MaKenna Goins, Emily Hill, Sydney Keith and Bekah Luff. "This was my first year as a head coach and I couldn't have asked for a better group of seniors," McCord said. "They were all friend- ly and coachable, which is what a coach wants in a player. They received my criticism well and did ev- erything they could to im- prove on anything I would mention." "The Lady Chargers' soc- cer team is going to miss these five seniors, but we have a great group of juniors that I believe will fill in the gaps created by our graduat- ing seniors," McCord added. "Anyone that was near our bench at the end of the game could tell how attached the coaches are to the current team and how much we're going to miss our seniors." SPORTS BRIEFS Registration for Girls' Charger Cub basketball league being accepted The 2018 -2019 Girls' Charger Cub basketball league is conducting reg- istration for girls in grades two through four who are interested in participating. The cost is $40 for the first child and $ 35 for each additional child in the same family. Registration forms are available at both Pe- tersburg and Winslow ele- mentary schools. Checks should be made payable to Coach Kyle McCutchan, which can be mailed – along with a completed reg- istration form – to 410 S. 8th St., Petersburg, IN 47567. The first practice will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., at the Petersburg Elementary School gym. Registration forms can be brought to the first practice. No registra- tion forms will be accepted after Sunday, Nov. 11. The Girls' Charger Cub basketball league will hold three practice dates – on Sunday, Nov. 4, Sun- day, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 18 – and four game dates, which will be played on Sunday afternoons at Petersburg Elementary School. Game scheduled will be distributed on Nov. 18. Games and practices will be played on nine-foot goals. For more information, call Lady Chargers head coach Kyle McCutchan at 812-582-8124. Red Ryder BB gun shoot set for Oct. 20 The Sons of the Amer- ican Legion's Red Ryder BB Gun Shoot will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, starting at 1 p.m., at the American Legion Post 256 in Oakland City. The entry fee is $2 per round. Cash or meat priz- es will be awarded for ev- ery round. No pellet or better quality guns will be permitted. Loaner guns will be available for use. Admission is free for spectators. Concessions will be provided on site by the Ladies Auxiliary. 13th Annual Youth Day set for October 13 Mark your calender for the Pike County Bird Hunt- ers Club 13th annual Youth Day on Saturday, October 13 with sign up at 8 p.m. fol- lowed by a free breakfast. The club is located just five miles south of Petersburg or six miles north of Oak- land city just west off of SR 57. Just follow the signs posted by the highway. The entire program is to- tally FREE to all youth ages seven through 17. Parents are welcome and encour- aged to attend. The first 50 to arrive will receive a free NR A t-shirt. The 13th annual Youth Day features seven out- door events including clay bird shooting on the trap range, hunting Chukar over dogs, 22 rifle, muzzle loader, archery, BB gun and dart ranges. Breakfast and lunch for the youngsters is provided free by the club with a donation expected for accompanying adults. Hunting Chukar over trained bird dogs requires a hunter education card). All firearms, ammuni- tion and other equipment will be provided by the club. As always, there will be more than a dozen ma- jor prizes including rifles, shotguns and archery sets given away through a ran- dom drawing at the con- clusion of the day. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! Last year 172 youth and over 100 adults attend- ed the event. A fter lunch provided by the club, a special demon- stration of search and res- cue dogs from the Wash- ington Police Department led by Captain Tim Guy will take place behind the club house. This event promises to be another opportunity for our youth to have a won- derful experience in the great outdoors. Youth will have hands on experience in various shooting sports with special emphasis on gun safety and proper train- ing by qualified instructors. This event is supported by the Pike County Bird Hunters Club and through donations and grants from the NR A and various gen- erous companies, organiza- tions and individuals. Many of our youth are looking for a hobby so let's help them find it. Learning the skills in various shooting sports is a great and very reward- ing activity. Unplug and leave the computer games for one Saturday and come out an have a wonderful ex- perience in the great out o doors and who know, you might even win a nice prize. Just remember, DO NOT BRING ANY FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION OF AN KIND. Consider assisting in this worth while experi- ence in the great outdoors by helping sponsor Youth Day through a donation. Checks can be made out to the Pike County Bird Hunt- ers Club, 876 South SR 57 Petersburg, Indiana 47567, Attention Chris Kinman. For further information contact Chris Kinman, PC- BHC president and Youth Day Director at 812-789 - 3125. KICKERS Continued from page 1 PCMS girls' soccer team ends season 10-7 The Pike Central Middle School girls' soccer team ended the season with a win-loss record of 10 -7 af- ter dropping three games in the Southern Indiana Ju- nior High Soccer Confer- ence Tournament on Fri- day, Sept. 28, and Satur- day, Sept. 29, at Jasper. The Lady Chargers lost to the Jasper seventh grade team on Friday, Sept. 28, before falling to Heritage Hills and Forest Park on Saturday, Sept. 29. "Ultimately, we did not progress," Pike Central head coach Brittney Bi- esterveld said. "Howev- er, as I reflect on our sea- son, scores do not come to mind. Instead, all I can focus on is the immense feeling of gratitude I have, that stems from being able to call myself one of their coaches." "The ladies of the Pike Central Middle School Soc- cer Team are impeccable," Biesterveld added. "Their positive mentality, outlook, and love of the game is in- fectious and I could not be prouder of them for what they accomplished. As we conclude this season, we hope that the girls are al- ready looking forward to the next." In addition, Biesterveld thanked parents, family, friends and the communi- ty for their support. "Without their sup- port, our club would fail to exist," Biesterveld said. "Thank you for your con- stant support, encourage- ment and donations. We greatly appreciate all that you have done to help our program continue and suc- ceed." Pike Central High School sophomore Grace Brandle (6) and junior Mor- gan Houchins (18) collide with Princeton freshman Madison Gentry (center) during girls' soccer sectional action on Thursday, Oct. 4. The visiting Lady Chargers won the semifinal match, 1-0. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central High School junior Adair Kabrick (17) and Washington sophomore midfielder Caro- line Kroeger (right) battle for the ball during the championship game of the Princeton Girls' Soc- cer Sectional Tournament action on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Lady Hatchets won the contest, 3-0. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central High School senior defender Syd- ney Keith (11) tries to outrace Washington senior forward Maddie Dant (5) during the champion- ship game of the Princeton Girls' Soccer Section- al Tournament action on Saturday, Oct. 6. Dant scored one goal as the Lady Hatchets won the con- test, 3-0. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central High School ju- nior Shelby Vaughn (10) pre- pares to kick the ball up the field during girls' soccer sectional ac- tion against host Princeton on Thursday, Oct. 4. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central High School senior Bekah Luff (20) kicks at the ball during girls' soc- cer sectional action against host Princeton on Thursday, Oct. 4. The Lady Chargers won the semifinal match, 1- 0. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central High School freshman Albany Ashley (13) battles for possession of the ball with Princeton freshman Makin- lyn Winkler (5) during girls' soc- cer sectional action on Thursday, Oct. 4. The visiting Lady Char- gers won the semifinal match, 1- 0. Ed Cahill photo The Pike County Youth Soccer 8U team claimed the league's 8U championship with a 4- 0 victory over Velpen Disposal on Saturday, Oct. 6. Pictured are, first row, left to right: Caleb Kessen, Myka Robling, Alba Hay, Ca- leb McCain and Mad- dox Loveless. Second row: Coach Greg Love- less, Bria Rogers, Kylie Marcum, Hope Readle, Jonathan Traylor, Blake Houchin and Braxton Maxey. Submitted photo

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