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B-2 Sports Wednesday, November 27, 2019 The Press-Dispatch Kavanaugh, Stillwell earn 8th-grade volleyball's top awards By Dennis Marshall Press-Dispatch Sports Editor The Pike Central eighth- grade volleyball team held its award banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in- side the Pike Central High School cafeteria. "Overall, great season with this group of girls," Chargers' eighth-grade coach Olivia Leighty said. "They competed in every match, whether it ended a win or a loss. Each and every one of them ended the sea- son a stronger player than when we started in August and that's our goal." Karley Kavanaugh earned the team's Offensive Award after finishing the season with 52 aces, 29 kills and 89 assists. "She is by far the smartest player on the court," Leighty said. "Being a setter, she touches the ball every play and she knows exactly when to set it up or tip it." Macy Stillwell was given the team's Defensive Award. She had 38 perfect passes and 38 digs this past season. "I could literally put her in any position and she never once complained," Leighty said. "She just adjusted to the rotation, hustled for ev- ery ball and covered her hit- ters." Lexie Onyett earned the team's Hustle Award. She had 25 digs and 52 perfect passes last season. "Whether it was prac- tice or games, she showed up and gave 100 percent ef- fort in everything she does," Leighty said. "I could trust that she would get to every ball or make an effort to. She has learned to read hitters and adjust her position for the more aggressive play." The Mental Attitude Award went to Gabby Col- lins. "Regardless of playing time, she was always posi- tive and encouraging to her team at both practice and games," Leighty said. "She always showed up just want- ing to work hard and get bet- ter." The final athlete recog- nized was Shelby Mead- ows. She earned the Most Improved Award. "I told her I needed her to be a starter at the begin- ning of the year," Leighty said. "She stepped up and started for us all year. She became more consistent overall. I believe as the sea- son went on, she developed more confidence as a player. She ended the season an all around better hitter, passer and server." Tell City paddles past PC in girls' swimming By Dennis Marshall Press-Dispatch Sports Editor The Pike Central girls' swimming and diving sea- son got underway on Mon- day, Nov. 25 at Tell City. The Lady Marksmen fin- ished first in 11 of the 12 events and defeated the La- dy Chargers, 114 to 52. "Our girls looked pretty good in their events, but the Tell City girls came in very strong last night," Pike Cen- tral coach Travis Cochren said. Pike Central's lone vic- tory came from the div- ing board, where defend- ing Pocket Athletic Confer- ence champion Jenna Mey- er earned gold with a score of 179.40 points. "Jenna Meyer looked very good with her six dives," Co- chren said. The team of Lily Fred- erick-Rice, Emma McK- inney, Meyer and Duden- hoeffer placed second in the 200 -yard medley relay with a time of two minutes and 20.97 seconds. The La- dy Chargers were also third with the team of Madison Riley, Shelby Keeker, Jil- lian Bailey and Avery Hunt, claiming bronze. McKinney was also sec- ond in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:10.59. She was fol- lowed by teammates Bailey at third in 1:14.58 and Sarah Fenwick at fifth in 1:20.84. Riley and Fenwick were third and fourth in the 200 freestyle, with times of 2:37.60 and 2:56.66, respec- tively. Hunt was second in the 50 freestyle in 32.13 and Keek- er was fourth in 36.31. Dudenhoeffer was third in the 500 freestyle in 6:50.27. She was followed by team- mate Morgan Sallee at fifth in 8:49.01. The team of Freder- ick-Rice, McKinney, Bailey and Meyer also claimed sil- ver in the 200 freestyle re- lay in 2:06.68, and the team of Hunt, Sallee, Fenwick and Keeker were fourth. Riley and Frederick-Rice were third and fourth in the 100 backstroke in times of 1:18.25 and 1:21.06, respec- tively. McKinney was third (1:27.84), Keeker was fifth (1:41.78) and Sallee was sixth (1:56.63) in the 100 breaststroke. Frederick-Rice, Riley, Bai- ley and Dudenhoeffer also placed second in the 400 freestyle relay in 4:52.43. The team of Meyer, Fen- wick, Sallee and Hunt were fourth in 5:31.66. Pike Central will be back in the pool on Monday, Dec. 2, when the boys' and girls' teams host Heritage Hills. Pike Central's Morgan Sallee competes in 500-yard freestyle at Tell City on Monday, Nov. 26. Photo courtesy of Angie Sallee Correction In last week's edition, the photos of Sheila and Sa- mantha Springston were unintentionally reversed. We apologize for the error. Wilson gets nine-point buck Caleb Wilson, of Petersburg, poses for a photo with a nine-point buck he captured on the open- ing day of deer season (Nov. 16) at about 5:30 p.m. Submitted photo 2019 IHSAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE FRIDAY, NOV. 29 Class A Lafayette Central Catholic (11-3) vs. Indianapolis Lutheran (13-1), 12:05 a.m. Class 3A Indianapolis Chatard (13-1) vs. Heritage Hills (14- 0), 3:30 p.m. Class 5A Valparaiso (13-0) vs. New Palestine (13-0), 7 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 30 Class 2A Eastbrook (12-2) vs. Western Boone (13-1), 12:05 p.m. Class 4A East Noble (14-0) vs. Evansville Reitz Memorial (12- 1), 3:30 p.m. Class 6A Carmel (10 -3) vs. Center Grove (8 -5), 7 p.m. UPCOMING SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27 Women's Basketball: Oakland City at Embry-Riddle University (Fla.), 5 p.m. Boys' Varsity Basketball: Pike Central at Northeast Dubois, 7:45 p.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 29 Men's Basketball: Campbellsville Classic — Oak- land City at Campbellsville University (Ky.), 5 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 30 Women's Basketball: Oakland City at Florida Tech (Fla.), noon Men's Basketball: Campbellsville Classic — Oak- land City vs. University of the Cumberlands at Camp- bellsville University (Ky.), 1 p.m. MONDAY, DEC. 2 Boys' Middle School Basketball: Pike Central (7th and 8th) at Southridge, 6 p.m. Varsity Swimming and Diving: Heritage Hills at Pike Central, 6:30 p.m. Girls' Varsity Basketball: Pike Central at Boonville, 8 p.m. TUESDAY, DEC. 3 Women's Basketball: Oakland City at Indiana Uni- versity-Kokomo, 4:30 p.m. Boys' Youth Basketball: Petersburg at Holland, 6 p.m. Boys' Varsity Basketball: Southridge at Pike Cen- tral, 7:30 p.m. Girls' Varsity Basketball: Pike Central at Eastern Greene, 7:30 p.m. Sheriff gets his deer Pike County Sheriff Kent Johnson killed a 12-point deer on the first weekend of deer sea- son. He killed it at about 7:25 a.m. on Sunday, November 17. Photo contributed. Award winners from the Pike Central Middle School volleyball team stand for a photo after their awards banquet. They include (l to r): Lexie Oynett, Macy Stilwell, Shelby Meadows, Gabby Collins, Kar- ley Kavanaugh and Addy Russell. Submitted photo 2019-20 Pike Central Cheerleaders The Pike Central cheerleaders stand for a photo. They include, front row (l to r): Carlie Halbrader, Han- nah Cassada, Emma McKinney, Lexie Neese, Mackenzie Woodland, Kayla Cannon and Caitlyn Tyree. Back row: Alyssa Young, Jillian Bailey, Chloe Willis, Haven Longest, Grace Brandle and Jenna Meyer. net edition yeah, it's that fast! Z M It's The Press-Dispatch. No matter where you live. Delivered every Wednesday morning! Add it for $5 to your current print subscription or stand-alone for $35/year.

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