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B-2 Sports Wednesday, April 10, 2019 The Press-Dispatch in 20.27. Jenkins had a sec- ond in the shot put (29'9") and Vinnedge was fourth (23'9.5"). Stone took sec- ond in the long jump with a leap of 14'2" and team- mate Dudenhoeffer was fourth (13'.5"). Nelson had a second with a 4'6" taping in the high jump and team- mate Kya Sullivan was third at 4'4". The 4x400 relay team, consisting of Young, Meyer, Dudenhoeffer and Stone, placed second in 4:38.27. Coach Josh Roach said, "The competition our girls have among themselves is really showing how much they can push themselves in meets. We are really try- ing to teach these girls to be a family and they have taken everything we say and tried to apply it. We know that in a family, at times, there will be conflict. We just want to always make it a positive. It needs to be to make us bet- ter, not bring us down. I feel as if these girls have tru- ly bought into getting be- hind each other. They know there will be times that they need their teammates there to support them and they step up every day to be that person to support each oth- er. When you see a group of people that are willing to do that for each other, it makes them a lot of fun to be around. I'm excited to see how much more they grow this year." graduated Halley Pow- ers. It also encourages them to get even better this year. They competed well and took to the ear- ly season competition. We want to be able to reward them with things like this as much as we can." overall, with a score of 328, as four Chargers broke 90. Hayden Kabrick shot an 83, Austin Holder had an 87 and Cutter Reed had an 89. Coach Gideon said he thinks Reed's hole in one is the first by a Pike Cen- tral boy in competition in the program's history. "Lindsey Farmer had one in a girls' match years ago, but that is the only one I can recall," said Gideon. Farmer graduated in 2008. Memorial won the event with a team 295. All five of their players broke 80. Ma- ter Dei was second with 301, 3) South Knox 302, 4) Washington 316, 5) Pike Central 328, 6) Ev. Central 338, 7) Gibson Southern 355, 8) Washington Catho- lic 355, 9) Southridge 356, 10) North Posey 358, 11) Mt. Vernon 363, 12) Barr- Reeve 363, 13) Vincennes Lincoln 376, 14) Princeton 421, 15) Boonville 442, 16) South Spencer NTS. Coach Gideon contin- ued to praise Onyett's im- provement and work since last season. "He has put in countless hours of practice. I saw him Sunday evening working on his putting. I asked him what he was do- ing. He said 'I'm not gon- na four putt the next time! ' It's great as a coach to see that kind of dedication pay off for a kid who truly de- serves it. That being said, we don't finish fifth in such a loaded invitational if the rest of the team doesn't play solid rounds. All the guys have really improved over last season. I cant wait to see how they progress once course conditions and weather improve. They are all easy to coach and put in all the time I ask of them," said Gideon. SOFTBALL Continued from page 1 ONYETT Continued from page 1 WIN Continued from page 1 TRI-STATE Continued from page 1 KIRBY Continued from page 1 UPCOMING SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 Boys' Varsity Baseball: vs. Jasper at Jasper, 5:30 p.m. Girls' Varsity Tennis: vs. North Posey at North Posey, 5:30 p.m. THURSDAY, APRIL 11 Boys' Varsity Golf: vs. Washington at Country Oaks, 4:30 p.m. Co-Ed Varsity Track and Field: Jasper Invite at Jasper, 4:30 p.m. Middle School Co-Ed Track and Field: vs. South- ridge Middle School at Southridge Middle School, 5 p.m. FRIDAY, APRIL 12 Girls' Junior Girls' Varsity Softball: vs. North Knox at North Knox, 6:30 p.m. Girls' Varsity Softball: vs. North Knox at North Knox, 5 p.m. SATURDAY, APRIL 13 Boys' Varsity Baseball: vs. Evansville Boss at Bosse Field, 1:30 p.m. Boys' Varsity Golf: vs. Wood Memorial Invitation- al at Oakland City Country Club, 10 a.m. MONDAY, APRIL 15 Boys' Varsity Golf: vs. Heritage Hills at Christmas Lake, 5:15 p.m. Girls' Varsity Softball: vs. Heritage Hills at Home, 6 p.m. Girls' Varsity Tennis: vs. Forest Park at Home, 5 p.m. Boys' Varsity Track and Field: vs. South Spencer at Home, 6:30 p.m. Girls' Varsity Track and Field: vs. South Spen- cer at Home, 6 p.m. TUESDAY, APRIL 16 Boys' Varsity Baseball: vs. Heritage Hills at Home, 6 p.m. Boys' Varsity Golf: vs. Southridge at Southridge, 4:30 p.m. Girls' Varsity Softball: vs. Princeton at Home, 6 p.m. Girls' Varsity Tennis: vs. South Knox at Washing- ton Sports Complex, 5:30 p.m. Boys' Varsity Track and Field: vs. Northeast Du- bois (Freshman/Sophomore Only) at Northeast Du- bois, 6 p.m. Middle School Co-Ed Track and Field: vs. Tri- Meet at Home, 6 p.m. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 Boys' Varsity Baseball: vs. Eastern Greene at East- ern Greene, 5:30 p.m. Girls' Varsity Tennis: vs. Southridge at Home, 4:30 p.m. THURSDAY, APRIL 18 Boys' Varsity Baseball: vs. South Knox at Home, 5:30 p.m. Boys' Varsity Golf: vs. North Knox at North Knox, 4:30 p.m. Girls' Junior Girls' Varsity Softball: vs. Waldo J Wood Memorial at Home, 7:30 p.m. Girls' Varsity Softball: vs. Waldo J Wood Memo- rial at Home, 6 p.m. Boys' Varsity Track and Field: Southridge Invi- tational at Southridge, 6:30 p.m. Girls' Varsity Track and Field: Pike Central In- vite at Home, 6 p.m. SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Boys' Varsity Baseball: vs. Tell City (5 innings JV after) at Home, 11 a.m. Middle School Co-Ed Track and Field: vs. Princ- eton Middle School Invite at Princeton Middle School, 10 a.m. MONDAY, APRIL 22 Boys' Varsity Baseball: vs. Princeton at Prince- ton, 6 p.m. Boys' Varsity Golf: vs. South Spencer at Prides Creek Golf Course, 5:30 p.m. Girls' Junior Girls' Varsity Softball: vs. Boonville at Home, 7:30 p.m. Girls' Varsity Softball: vs. Boonville at Home, 6 p.m. Girls' Varsity Track and Field: vs. Tri-Meet - Washington/Barr-Reeve at Home, 5 p.m. TUESDAY, APRIL 23 Girls' Varsity Tennis: vs. Heritage Hills at Heri- tage Hills, 5:30 p.m. Middle School Co-Ed Track and Field: vs. Wash- ington Middle School at Home, 5:30 p.m. By Andy Heuring Press-Dispatch Sports Pike Central got off to a strong start this year. They opened their season by shooting a 166 at Prides Creek to soundly defeat Princeton by 60 strokes. Noah Onyett was the med- alist last Tuesday, posting a 38. Fellow seniors Hayden Kabrick and Austin Holder were right behind Onyett. Kabrick had a 41 and Hold- er a 42. Freshman Cutter Reed was the fourth score with a 45. In all, Pike Central had seven golfers shoot 47 or better, as Jed Evans and Colin Craig both had 46s and Hunter Traylor shot a 47. Charger Coach Jarrod Gideon got just what he had hoped for this year. Prior to the season, he said he hoped Onyett, who qualified for the regional the last two years, would break 40 and then the next three guys would be 45 or better. He said last year they typically were between 45 and 50, but he thought they were capable of shoot- ing mid to low 40s. He was exactly right. On Thursday, the Char- gers traveled to Cambridge and beat conference foes Gibson Southern and North Posey on their home course. Both Gibson Southern and North Posey use Cam- bridge, one of the toughest courses in southern Indiana, as their home course. Pike Central shot a 179 to tie with North Posey. How- ever, Pike Central's fifth golfer shot a 49, which was lower than North Posey's fifth golfer. Pike Central's number one golfer Onyett had a dis- appointing 43, but it could have been much worse. On- yett started by hitting two balls into the water on the first three holes. Charger boys' golf off to a good start Netters best Vincennes 3-2 Nat Bohnert, Meredith Benson and the number two doubles team of Chloe Roy and Adair Kabrick won their pairings at Vincennes on Tuesday for a 2-0 season record. Audrey Keepes fell to Anna Purdom 6 -3, 6 -1 at number one singles and the team of Kirsten Jan- sen and Shelby Vaughn lost to Alison Hein and Ashlyn Hillenbrand 6 -3, 6 -1. Bohnert defeated Sa- vannah Purdom in num- ber two singles 6 -3, 4-6, 6 - 2. Benson added the num- ber three singles win, bet- tering Katie Roman 6 -3, 6 -1. Chloe Roy and Adair Kabrick had a three-set win in number two doubles over Kaylee McKnight and Fatima Ayala 6 -1, 6 -7, 6 -1. In junior varsity ac- tion, Lady Chargers Grace Smith and Kenley Beck de- feated Adi Kirk and Kath- leen Frey 8 -6. Zoey Davis and Morgan Ice lost one doubles match 9 -7 and then a second by a score of 7-6, 6 -1. Grace Smith and Ken- ley Beck also posted an 8 - 0, 1-5 doubles match up. Lady Chargers edge Vikings for a 73-55 win Eight first place finishes and eight seconds boosted the Lady Charger thin clads past North Posey this past Monday evening. Coach Josh Roach said, "Our girls won tonight 73-55. I was re- ally proud of how much our girls competed all night. They have really bought in- to competing everyday and it's leading to some good things. They don't necessar- ily see what they are build- ing, but they are very much caught up in what is going on daily and sometimes it is hard for them to see the big picture. I truly believe these girls are building some- thing and that the rewards will come for them. Some had big rewards tonight." In the field events, Alyssa Jenkins won both the shot put (28'2") and the discus (92'), while Jenna Meyer cleared 7'6" to win the pole vault. Kya Leighty and Jay- line Nelson were second and third in the high jump (4'8" and 4'10") and Libby Stone was second in the long jump at 13'. Erica Vinnedge add- ed a second in the discus (79'4") and Ashton Catt was third in the shot put (24'7"). On the track, Leighty claimed big wins in the 1600 (5:57.46) and 400 run (1:08.18). Emma McKin- ney, Bella Toman and Kay- la Cannon finished third through fifth in the 400. Quinlan Teague took third in the 1600 (6:20.90) and Stone garnered first in the 800 with a time of 2:43.81. Lily Willis was fifth in the 1600, followed by Morgan Sallee, Laney Johnson and Taylor Corn. Teague breezed to first in the 3200, clocking 13:47.21. Johnson and Sal- lee were third and fourth in the 3200. Charlotte Duden- hoeffer, Willis, Lily Freder- ick-Rice and Corn complet- ed the third through sixth places in the 800. Lauren Young and Nel- son placed second and third (28.87, 30.22) in the 200, and Jade Kamman, McK- inney and Sullivan rounded out the scoring. Young, Meyer, Stone and Leighty teamed for a 4:39.65 time in the winning 4x400 relay. Young, Morgan An- derson, Kamman and Nel- son combined for first in the 4x100 relay (55.61), and Teague, Meyer, Duden- hoeffer and Stone ran an 11:25.44 to second in the 4x800 relay. Addie Faulk and Ander- son were second and third (55.95, 56.78)in the 300 low hurdles, and Young, Faulk and Anderson were second through fourth in the 100 hurdles. Nelson, Kamman, McKinney and Sullivan placed third through sixth in the 100 -meter dash. Coach Josh Roach said, "Some girls had challenges tonight that will lead to re- wards down the road. It was great to see those. I love see- ing someone battle through adversity just as much as I love seeing someone be re- warded for their efforts. They are very important aspects of sports and life." Roach continued, "In this world of instant news and so- cial media, the adversity of- ten gets lost in the shuffle and we focus on the high- lights or the rewards. The highlights and rewards should always be celebrat- ed, but the adversity battle through should never be for- gotten. The best memories are always the ones where we overcame. As I said ear- lier, I believe these girls are building something that will give them some great mem- ories to look back on." and Raider Seth Nunamaker cleared 11' for fourth place. Pike Central was also rep- resented in the long jump, discus, 3200 -meter run, 110 hurdles, 200 -meter run, 100 -meter dash and 800. Na- te Woolery ran an 11:14.07 to sixth place in the 3200 -me- ter run and Sam Theising placed seventh, clocking 45.58 in 300 -meter hurdles. Theising also took 12th in the 110 -meter hurdles event, clocking 19.29. Stephan Krieg had a throw of 39'11.5" in the shot put, placing him seventh over all among 15 schools. Andrew Krieg had simi- lar competition in the dis- cus, placing seventh among 20 throwers with a toss of 114'11". Ijaa Chambers ran a 2:20.55 to eighth place in the 800 -meter run, com - peting against 22 runners from 15 schools. Colt Arm- strong took an 11th place with a time of 25.98 in the hotly contested 200 -meter dash. He also came in 16th in the 100 -meter dash, clock- ing 12.64, just .4 seconds out of a top 10 finish. Middle school softball teams win first games of the season Chloe Williams got the start and was perfect on the mound in Wednesday's sea- son opener on April 3. Ex- cellent fielding, pitching and plate work led Pike Central Middle School A Team past Vincennes Clark 10 -0. The Lady Chargers quickly got things moving in the first inning, when Alyna Sharp grounded out, scoring one run. The Chargers scored four more runs in the fourth inning. The big inning was driven by walks by Karley Kavana- ugh, Chloe Willis and Mac- ey Stillwell, and a single by Chloe Williams. Williams went four innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits, strik- ing out eleven and walking none. Pike Central tallied nine hits on the day. Brai- ley Mills, Karley Kavana- ugh and Chloe Williams all managed multiple hits for the Chargers. Mills led the team with three hits in three at bats. For the Lady Chargers B game, Myra Hensler didn't allow a single run, as they de- feated Vincennes Clark 15 -0. The Chargers scored ear- ly on when Jaidyn Gogel sin- gled, scoring one run. The Lady Chargers put up two more runs in the second in- ning. Lakin Sorgius, Mac- ey Stillwell, Haley Fulcher and Annika Montgomery all drove in runs in the inning. Hensler took the win for the Lady Chargers. She on- ly allowed two hits and ze- ro runs over four innings, striking out five and walk- ing none. The Chargers collected 11 hits on the day. Haley Ful- cher, Karley Kavanaugh and Macey Stillwell each collect- ed two hits to lead the team. NEWS! Want to share your news with others? The Press-Dispatch can help deliver it to Pike and the surrounding counties. 812-354-8500 Call us at 812-354-8500 or email GOT SPORTS NEWS? She doubled in the first, sin- gled the next two times up and then doubled in the sev- enth. Carnahan doubled in the first inning, scoring two runs for a 2-0 Charger lead. The visitors came back with three runs in the top of the third and the Lady Chargers responded with one run for the tie. Hits were not lacking for the Chargers, as Lauren Vaughn and Addie Johnson each had three hits on the night. Vaughn had a double and two RBIs and Emily Car- nahan had the other. Alize Padgett went the distance for the Lady Char- gers, allowing 15 hits and 12 earned runs, striking out five and walking four. Loogootee's Isabelle Wag- ner pitched four innings, giving up 10 hits and five earned runs, while walking one and striking out four. Maria Chestnut stepped in to finish, allowing three hits, one run in the fifth and strik- ing out one. The Lady Lions had 15 hits, and six batters with two hits or more. The Lady Chargers had two fielding errors and the Lady Lions had none. Lau- ren Vaughn had two stolen bases and Kelsey Barrett, Emily Carnahan and Addie Johnson each had one. Loo- gootee managed four sto- len bases. Graber hit two homeruns, one in the third and the second in the sev- enth. Nolley's homerun was part of the five-run sixth in- ning spurt by the Lady Li- ons. Charger second baseman Karsyn Pipes throw a ground ball to first base. She was one for two on the day batting.

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