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B-4 Sports Wednesday, October 9, 2019 The Press-Dispatch VOLLEYBALL Pictured above is the 2019 Pike Central varsity volleyball team. They are, front row (l to r): Emma Russell, Karsyn Pipes, Aubrey Keepes, Aubrie Dawson and Lily Frederick-Rice; back row: Shelby Ridao, Ashlyn Shoultz, Maddie Williams, Erika Vinnedge, Addie Johnson, Riley Morgan, Lily Willis and Kenzie Powell. GOOD LUCK AT SECTIONALS 812-354-9909 • • 245 S. Glezen Center St., Petersburg Good Luck! 104 E. Main St. Petersburg • 812-354-8531 HWY. 57 SOUTH, PETERSBURG, IN Phone: (812) 354-8542 WYATT SEED COMPANY, INC. The Press-Dispatch GO CHARGERS! 1-812-582-2440 Cody Caldemeyer FREE ESTIMATES c.croofing14@ SHINGLE • METAL • GUTTERING Enhancing Lives Through Innovative Healthcare From recovery care and wellness to management of long-term health conditions, Golden LivingCenter - Petersburg offers a full spectrum of innovative programs ™ 309 W. Pike Ave., Petersburg • 812-354-8833 Forest Park sweeps PC in tennis sectional By Dennis Marshall Press-Dispatch Sports Editor Forest Park swept Pike Central, 5 -0, on Wednesday, Oct. 2 in the Sectional Five Tournament at Jasper. The loss ended the Chargers' season with a 1-13 record. "We played Forest Park at home just recently and did a good job of compet- ing," Pike Central head coach Brent Beck said. "Going into the tourney, I felt if we played our best, then we had a shot at the match. I felt we did a pret- ty good job against them, but the For- est Park kids played extremely well and we just couldn't manage to stay in the games long enough." Nathan Jarboe defeated Quinton Sor- gius 6 -2 and 6 -0 at No. 1 singles, Wes- ley Stout beat Ethan Huck 6 -2 and 6 -1 at No. 2 singles and Landen Marks won against Dalton Williams 6 -0 and 6 -4 at No. 3 singles. Pike Central forfeited the matches at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles due to a lack of players. "This season was certainly a chal- lenging one," Beck said. "We compet- ed in several of our matches, but un- fortunately we had to be perfect each night to get the win. We have the same challenges that a lot of our other sports face here at Pike Central, and that is the numbers situation. In order for us to compete, we're going to have to get more kids to come out. Fortunately, our middle school numbers were solid this season. They had a lot of success this year and I feel that group has a lot of potential." Pike Central volleyball gets Sullivan in sectional draw By Dennis Marshall Press-Dispatch Sports Editor The Pike Central vol- leyball team lost a pair of games this past week to fall to 4-20 overall and 0 -6 in the Pocket Athletic Con- ference this season. The team lost 3-1 to Tell City (15 -12, 2-5 PAC) on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The Marksmen won 25 - 17, 25 -21, 24-26 and 25 -14. Pike Central head coach Brandi Chestnut said she felt that the team put up a good fight against Tell City. The Chargers' leaders were Kenzie Powell with 10 kills, an ace, eight digs and 20 assists; Erika Vinnedge with seven kills, a block and three digs; Aubrey Dawson with six kills, eight digs and an assist; Audrey Keepes with four kills, an ace, a block and eight digs; Maddie Williams with an ace, an assist, a block and three digs; Nelly Correll with nine digs and three assists; Lily Willis with five digs; Riley Morgan with two digs and two as- sists; Lily Frederick-Rice with two digs; Jaime Mills with a dig; Ashlyn Shoul- tz with seven digs, three aces and three kills; and Karsyn Pipes with two kills, a block, five assists and 11 digs. Pike Central also lost 3- 0 at Tecumseh (20 -7, 7-1 PAC) on Thursday, Oct. 3. The Braves won 25 -14, 25 -16 and 25 -12. "Tecumseh is a good team," Chestnut said. "They run a quick offense and it's hard to adjust at times." The Chargers' lead- er were Keepes with four kills, four assists and 10 digs; Powell with four kills, two aces, six digs and eight assists; Shoultz with two kills and a dig; Daw- son with two kills, a block and five digs; Vinnedge with two kills, two blocks, an ace, an assist and a dig; Pipes with a kill, an assist and seven digs; Willis with a kill and two digs; Wil- liams with an ace; Correll with four digs; and Emma Russell with one dig. Pike Central drew a first round bye in the Section- al 31 Tournament at Vin- cennes Lincoln. The team will take on Sullivan (19 -10, 3-2 Western Indiana-West Conference) on Saturday, Oct. 19. The winner advances to the sectional championship later that day. FRESHMEN COMPETE IN TECUMSEH TOURNEY Pike Central's freshmen volleyball team competed in the Tecumseh Fresh- men Tournament on Sat- urday, Oct. 5. The team lost 25 -18 and 25 -20 to Gibson Southern, 25 -17 and 25 -23 to Tecum- seh, and 25 -10 and 25 -11 to Barr-Reeve. By Dennis Marshall Press-Dispatch Sports Editor The Pike Central eighth- grade volleyball team earned second place at the Gibson County Tournament on Sat- urday, Oct. 5. The Chargers defeated the Princeton Tigers in their first game 25 -11 and 25 -13 and lost to Wood Memorial in the championship match 25 -10, 12-25 and 15 -6. "We struggled in the first set with Wood Memorial," Olivia Leighty said. "I feel like the girls played timid, although they came into the second set playing aggres- sively, giving us a third match capped to 15. We had minor mistakes in the beginning of match three and got our heads down early in a short match. The girls fought to win, but we came up short." Pike Central's leaders against Princeton were El- la Adams with a dig; Haylie Fulcher with three aces, four kills and a dig; Emma Hen- drixson with an ace; Karley Kavanaugh with seven aces, four kills, five digs and 11 as- sist; Shelby Meadows with an ace, a kill and a dig; Lexie On- yett with a pair of aces, three kills and two digs; Addy Rus- sel with an ace and four kills; and Macey Stilwell with a kill and six digs. The Chargers' leaders against Wood Memorial were Adams with three kills and a dig; Fulcher with eight kills; Kavanaugh with an ace, a kill and six assists; Shelby Mead- ows with an ace; Lexie Onyett with six kills and a dig; Rus- Pike Central Middle School Volleyball Roundup sel with four kills; and Stilwell with an ace and a dig. Pike Central also defeated Haubstadt 25 -12 and 25 -17 on Thursday, Oct. 3. "By far best teamwork I've seen all year," Leighty said. "They played together, com- municated and took home the win." The team's leaders were Adams with an ace, two kills and an assist; Fulcher with three aces and a kill; Hen- drixson with a dig; Kavana- ugh with an ace, a kill and seven assists; Meadows with a kill; Onyett with three aces and four kills; and Russel with four aces and four kills. The Chargers also defeat- ed Princeton 26 -24 and 25 -21 on Monday, Sept. 30. "The girls played well over- all as a team and aggressive at the net," Leighty said. Leaders were Fulcher with two aces, five kills and a dig; Kavanaugh with three ac- es, three kills and 10 assists; Meadows with two aces, two kills and a dig; Onyett with three aces, three kills and two digs; Russel with four kills and a dig; Stilwell with three digs; and Kaylee Tharp with a kill. 7TH WINS TOURNAMENT The Pike Central sev- enth-grade volleyball team took home the hardware at the Gibson County Tourna- ment in Princeton on Satur- day, Oct. 5. They beat Princeton in the first match in two sets, 25 -3 and 25 -21. "The first set went quick- ly with two of our servers dominating the game," coach Kinsey Barrett said. "Eve Burns with four aces and Ri- ley Moore with five. They struggled a bit with commu- nication in the second set but they were still able to pull out the win." The team's leaders were Burns with eight aces, two kills and eight assists; My- ra Hensler an ace and a kill; Emma Hunt with two aces and a kill; Karly Morson with two aces, a kill and an assist; Lakin Sorgius with four ac- es and two kills; Izzy Luker with a kill; Baylie Rainey with three kills, and an assist; and Riley Moore with five aces. The championship game against Wood Memorial was a hard-fought win. "We lost to them in the reg- ular season and the girls were determined to come out and show them what we could re- ally do," Barrett said. "We lost our first set 25 -19, then won the second and third 25 - 17 and 15 -12. I'm so proud of them for staying positive and battling as a team. No matter what Wood Memorial threw at us, we set the ball up to hit at every opportunity. Bay- lie Rainey led the game with four kills and my libero, Izzy Luker, had three kills from the back row." Leader were Burns with an ace, two kills and six assists; Hensler with three aces and two digs; Hunt with a dig and a kill; Morson with three digs; Sorgius with an ace and two kills; Luker with three kills and five digs; and Rainey with three aces and four kills. The Chargers lost to Haub- stadt 25 -22, 25 -16 on Thurs- day, Oct. 3. "Another tough loss for our team," Barrett said. "We were ahead in the first set 22- 15 and a tough server came in and completely threw us off and served 10 points in a row to win. That first set was pret- ty hard for the girls and after that, we just couldn't mental- ly get back in the game. All we can do is put in the work to im- prove and have the determina- tion as a team to do better." Leaders were Burns with an ace, a dig and four assists; Hensler with four digs; Hunt with two kills and two digs; Morson with six digs; Sorgi- us with five aces, three kills and five digs; Luker with two digs; Rainey with an ace and three kills; and Lillian Mann with two digs. 6TH GRADERS BEAT CLARK Pike Central sixth-grade volleyball teams both defeat- ed Clark on Wednesday, Oct. 2. The A-Team won 25 -1 and 25 -20. "All the girls did a great job," coach Stephanie Shedd said. "We had strong serv- ing and passing throughout the entire match. Brooklyn Blount made 15 serves over with three aces. Everyone talked well on the court." Pike Central's sixth-grade B-Team remained undefeat- ed with a 25 -20 and 25 -23 win. "We had consistent serv- ing and passing," Shedd said. "We struggled a bit on serve receive, but the girls played hard and pushed through for the win. Raleigh McCracken did a great job in the second set, coming in off the bench and serving two aces to put us back in the lead 23-22. Clark had a missed serve and then Kynlee Jackson served the fi- nal point." Pike Central's seventh-grade volleyball team stands for a photo after win- ning the Gibson County Tournament at Princeton on Saturday, Oct. 5.

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