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The Press-Dispatch Sports Wednesday, November 7, 2018 B- 3 we had put in and the girls got multiple shots out of them. We just have a hard time finding the basket." "Once the girls settled down and nerves started to go away, we started knock- ing down some of those open looks," Knight added. Knight – who noted that Pike Central trailed until approximately 1:30 was left in the final period – praised Capehart, Taylor and Wil- liams for playing "a very physical rough game for me." "That is what I have asked out of them and they all three did great at it," Knight said. "We had a tough time get- ting into our offense the first three quarters, but when we did we looked to the post and these three girls did what was expected of them. With not having practice time to work on post moves and in- side play, I was still pretty happy with their efforts." Willis, Tiffany Arteaga, Delaney Welch and twin sis- ters Kahle and Kenna Young all took turns running the of- fense, Knight said. "I will be looking to one or two of these young ladies to be that go-to guard in the of- fense," Knight said. "For the first game, I switched them out a little to see. They all did pretty good, but we strug- gled getting into a rhythm the first half. We had a little too many unforced errors, but that's something that we can work on and easily fix." Knight said that he was very pleased with how his team played on the defen- sive end of the floor – espe- cially Willis. "Fort Branch had a guard and go-to girl that gave us some trouble early in the game," Knight said. "A fter a timeout by Fort Branch, we switched up the defense and went to a box-and-one, and we put Kennedy face-guard- ing her. That was the turn- ing point of the game. Ken- nedy shut her down and stopped Fort Branch from getting into any rhythm on offense." "Kennedy is that girl that wins every race at prac- tice and also loves to run," Knight added. "She is in great condition and a very good defensive player. Ken- nedy played her heart out on defense and gets the coaches' player of the game award." In addition to Williams' eight points, Taylor scored four points, Arteaga, Cape- hart and Keena Young add- ed two points each and Wil- lis scored one point. For the game, the Lady Chargers attempted nine free throws – all in the fourth quarter – and made three. "I am big on free throws," Knight said. "Yes, they won the game for us at the end, but we shot poorly from the line. That's something we need to improve on because too many games come down to the free throw line." "Overall, I was very hap- py to open the season with a big win and am very excited to see how this season turns out," Knight added. "The girls had a different mind- set after this game knowing they beat Fort Branch. They wanted this win to show or prove to them that they are now a different team and is going to be a tough team to face." In the seventh grade con- test, a basket by Brailey Mills lifted Pike Central to a 14-12 overtime victory over Fort Branch. The Lady Chargers forced the game to go into overtime when Wren Kabrick hit two free throws late in the fourth period. "We started out real slow because of nerves, but once we started running the of- fense, we got some good looks," Pike Central head coach Josh Vickers said. Mills led the Lady Char- gers in scoring with a game- high nine points. Kabrick and Anna Whitehead add- ed two points each while Shelby Meadows scored on point. tive during breeding season. A buck "rubs" his forehead on saplings to communicate his scent signature to other deer. To make a scrape, a buck reaches up and pulls a small branch down with his mouth, letting it rub across the scent glands on his fore- head. Branches are often bro- ken during this process and hang down over the scrape site. He then paws the ground to remove leaf lit- ter and urinates on the spot, letting the urine pass across another set of scent glands on his hind legs called "tar- sal glands." Again, the buck has communicated his scent signature to other deer. The courtship phase of deer breeding behavior is of- ten the most exciting time of the year to be a deer hunter. Most deer are on the move, either fighting, chasing or being chased. And they will often move throughout the day. Long story short, when deer are in this phase (I've experienced this phase in the first week of Novem- ber or thereabout) get your- self in a tree stand and stay ready. If you're just out in the woods enjoying a hike or a horseback ride, finding deer signs can be fun, too. When you find a scrape, make sure to look above it and find the small broken branches. Think about the deer that made the scrape. Was it a mature buck ad- vertising his presence in the neighborhood, or just a young buck going through his first breeding season? Understanding the clues left behind by animals in the woods can add another element to your hike. Stop and take the time to exam- ine animal signs when you see it. Make note of small de- tails and then go home and do some research online or in a field guide. Soon, you'll be reading the signs in the woods that beg you to "look closer, there's more to this story." And I promise you, there always is. SPORTS BRIEFS Make reserved-hunt reservations through new on-line application The Indiana Depart- ment of Natural Re- source's reserved-hunt applications can now be made through the Divi- sion of Fish & Wildlife's online-services applica- tion at: .gov/apps/dnr/portal/#/ home. The same website can also be used to purchase hunting, fishing and trap- ping licenses, use the Check-in Game system, get a HIP Registration number, make a donation, or purchase a gift certifi- cate. To register for a re- served hunt or to pur- chase a put-and-take pheasant hunt, just click on "Register Now" on the reserved-hunt link. If you wish to use a gift certifi- cate to help pay for a put- and-take hunt, or see the full history of your past re- served-hunt registrations, you will need to have an online account. As in the past, register- ing for a reserved hunt still requires the appli- cant to have a valid hunt- ing license. For draw-hunt results, there is a "Click Here" link on the home page, or you can log in to your ac- count to see the results. The link from the home page (without logging in) will only show hunts that you have registered for when the date of the hunt is still upcoming. More information about reserved hunts that are available can be found at htm. Boys' Charger Cub Youth Basketball to conduct sign-ups Nov. 17 Charger Cub Youth Bas- ketball sign-ups for boys in grades one through five will be conducted on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Petersburg Elementary School gymnasium, from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Charger Cub Youth Basketball practices will begin on Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Petersburg El- ementary School gym. Grades 1-2 will practice from 9 a.m.-10 :15 a.m. and Grades 3-5 will practice from 10 :30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Each player will re- ceive instruction on the skills and drills essential for the game of basket- ball, game play, contests, and a league T-shirt. Clin- ic-style skill development will also be conducted on Saturday, Nov. 24, Sat- urday, Dec. 1, Saturday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 15. Following a two- week break for Christ- mas, games will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, Sat- urday, Jan. 12, and Satur- day, Jan. 19. Players interested in playing on a Pike Coun- ty Youth Basketball trav- el team must participate in Charger Cub Youth Bas- ketball. The cost is $40 for the first child and $30 for each additional child in the same family. Checks should be made payable to Pike County Youth Bas- ketball. Parents can also pre-register by mail by sending a completed reg- istration form along with payment to Pike Central High School, Attn.: Hunt- er Elliott, 1810 E. State Road 56, Petersburg, IN 47567. For more information, contact Pike Central High School boys' basketball head coach Hunter Elliott by calling (812) 354-4884 or by sending an e-mail to WILLIAMS Continued from page 1 WOODS Continued from page 1 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Pocket Athletic Conference Standings PAC Overall Team W-L W-L PF PA Heritage Hills 7-0 10 -1 474 76 Gibson Southern 6 -1 9 -3 498 169 Southridge 5 -2 9 -3 448 200 North Posey 4-3 5 -5 210 387 South Spencer 2-5 2-8 185 441 Tell City 2-5 3-7 130 195 Forest Park 1-6 1-9 92 360 Pike Central 1-6 1-9 92 433 IHSA A TOURNAMENT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 CLASS 5A Sectional 16 Castle 55, Terre Haute South 34 CLASS 4A Sectional 24 Evansville Central 49, Boonville 20 CLASS 3A Sectional 32 Evansville Memorial 56, Gibson Southern 28 CLASS 2A Sectional 40 Southridge 35, Evansville Mater Dei 25 CLASS 1A Sectional 48 North Central (Farmersburg) 14, West Washing- ton 0 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 CLASS 5A Region 8 Castle (7-4) at Columbus east (10 -2) CLASS 4A Region 12 Evansville Central (11-1) at East Central (11-1) CLASS 3A Region 16 Brownstown Central (11-1) at Evansville Memori- al (12-0) CLASS 2A Region 20 Paoli (12-0) at Southridge (9 -3) CLASS 1A Region 24 North Central (Farmersburg) (9 -1) at North Ver- million (11-1) UPCOMING SHOOT FINAL MATCH IRELAND SPORTSMAN CLUB FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9 Pike Central Middle School's Ruby Sallee (51) tries to get in position for a rebound during sev- enth grade girls' basketball action against visiting Fort Branch on Thursday, Nov. 1. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central Middle School's Liberty Taylor (40) dribbles past a Fort Branch defender during eighth grade girls' basketball action on Thursday, Nov. 1. Taylor scored four points in the host La- dy Chargers' 19-16 come-from-behind victory. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central Middle School's Anna Whitehead (right) tries to dribble past a Fort Branch defend- er during seventh grade girls' basketball action on Thursday, Nov. 1. Whitehead scored two points in the host Lady Chargers' 14-12 overtime victory. Ed Cahill photo The Pike Central High School girls' golf team recently held its season-ending awards banquet. Stand- ing, from left to right, are Sydney Loveless, Hadley Holder (Kiwanis Mental Attitude Award), Natalie Bohnert (Most Birdies Award, Best Average Award and Most Valuable Golfer Award), Madison Warner (Academic Award and Most Improved Award), Carissa Moudy, and Emma Rainey, Kneeling, managers Karly and Kady Gideon. Not pictured: Neveah Lemond. 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