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October 11, 2017

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The Press-Dispatch Sports Wednesday, October 11, 2017 B- 5 to your ceiling." Two other Chargers placed in the top 20, as junior Draven Huff was 13th with a personal course record time of 18:06, besting his previous personal course record time of 18:31 by 25 seconds; and senior Caden Armstrong was 16th with a time of 18:12. In addition, sophomore Sam Theising placed 41st with a personal course re- cord time of 20 :37, best- ing his previous personal course record time of 22:44 by 127 seconds; senior Jacob Bohnert placed 45th with a personal course record time of 21:02, besting his previous personal course record time of 21:15 by 13 seconds; and sophomore A.J. Hill placed 47th with a personal course record time of 21:28, besting his previous personal course record time of 23:20 by 122 seconds. A seventh Charger, senior Garrett Manges, and a Wash- ington runner were both dis- qualified for "interference" as the result of an alterca- tion that occurred during the race. Manges, however, remains eligible to compete in Saturday's regional meet. As a team, Pike Central scored 124 points, trailing Princeton (42 points), Barr- Reeve (48), Gibson Southern (60) and South Knox (99). Washington (179) was sixth, followed by Vincennes Lin- coln (206), Tecumseh (221), North Knox (224) and Wash- ington Catholic (284). North Daviess also participated but did not have enough runners to qualify for a team score. "We were looking at Wash- ington," Roach said. "We knew they were going to be kind of right behind us, but we ended up putting our first three ahead of their first and our fourth through seventh right after their third. That right there tells you how much they wanted it." Roach noted that freshman Colt Armstrong, who regu- larly has finished among the top four Chargers through- out the season, was unable to participate in the sectional meet due to illness. In addi- tion, sophomore Nate Wool- ery, who posted a time of 20 :03 during last year's sec- tional meet, has been side- lined for most of the season due to injury. "We've had some adversi- ty," Roach said. "But the guys that were behind stepped up, and the guys who were in front stepped up their game a little bit, too, and it's the best time to be doing that, so we're very pleased with them." In addition to the top five teams – Princeton, Barr- Reeve, Gibson Southern, South Knox and Pike Central – advancing to the regional meet as individuals are Vin- cennes Lincoln sophomore Parker Mullins; Washing- ton sophomores Isaac Gray and Garrett Gray; Washing- ton junior Elias Becerra; Te- cumseh sophomore Clay Moore; North Knox senior Mason Utt; Vincennes Lin- coln sophomore Trevor Rob- bins; Tecumseh junior Gavin Oxley; North Knox fresh- man Levi Brocksmith; and North Daviess sophomore Owen Kalanquin. On Saturday, Oct. 14, the boys' regional meet is sched- uled to start at 11 a.m., and will be followed by the girls' race at approximately 11:45 a.m. "They'll get a taste of what it's like to compete as a team in regional," Roach said. "They're very excited, and we're very excited." SPORTS BRIEFS Co-ed softball benefit tourney to be held Oct. 21 A co-ed softball tourna- ment benefitting Tommy Daves will be played on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Winslow ballpark, start- ing at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $200 per team. The deadline to sign up is Monday, Oct. 16. All proceeds will go di- rectly to Tommy Daves to help cover medical ex- penses associated with his battle with cancer. Concessions will be avail- able and there will also be a silent auction. For more information, call Bo Daves at (812) 582- 1072 or Desiree Perry at (812) 582-9958. Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge to hold appreciation day Oct. 28 Join the Patoka River national Wildlife Refuge as it celebrates "A World of Waters and Wildlife" at its annual Refuge Ap- preciation Day on Satur- day, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Central time, at Wirth Park in Oakland City. View and learn about the different kinds of fish, taken from the Pato- ka Refuge waters, that will be on display in the OR- SANCO 2,000 -gallon fish tank. See a live birds of prey presentation by Tal- on Trust, and learn about "Archeology in your Com- munity" presented by Ra- chel Sarkey from the ID- NR Division of Historic Preservation and Arche- ology. For the history buffs, Preston Richardt will present a program on the Wabash & Erie Canal that will be followed by a bus tour to the canal loca- tion on Refuge property. There will also be a bus tour of the Patoka River NWR guided by a Refuge staff member. Information will be available for those wishing to do a self-guid- ed driving tour of the Ref- uge. More than 20 organi- zations are sponsoring booths this year. Come learn about nature, the environment and con- servation. Try your hand at casting a fly rod with members of the Ohio Val- ley Fly Rod Club. Bring your artifacts for identifi- cation. See an active bee hive, raptors, and box tur- tles. A varsity of craft ac- tivities will be available for children. Free native bare-root seedlings will be available while sup- plies last. Food by the Backyard Boyz BBQ and fish by the Oakland City Eagles Lodge will be available for purchase. The event and parking are free and open to the public. To learn more about the event, vis- it www.patrokarefuge- or via Face- book. ADVANCE Continued from page 1 BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY The Pike Central High School boys' cross country team members are, first row (l to r): Garrett Manges, Jacob Bohnert, Caden Armstrong and Lane Ridao. Second row: A.J. Hill, Sam Theising, Draven Huff and Nate Woolery. Third row: Samuel Jones, Lane Potts, Ijaa Chambers and Colt Armstrong. Fourth row: Head Coach Josh Roach, Assistant Coach Wil Teague and Manager Quin Bailey. Andy Heuring photo GOOD LUCK AT REGIONAL The Press-Dispatch GO LADY CHARGERS! Petersburg • 812-354-2121 Double J Collision Center 350 W. Main, Petersburg (Hwy. 57, south of Petersburg) 812-354-9670 Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm CHArGe!!! Joe Mama's 350 W. Main St. Petersburg 812-354-2606 C a l l a h e a d f o r fa s t e r se r v i ce ! Dine-in or Carry-out P.O. BOX 218, HWY. 57 SOUTH, PETERSBURG, IN 47567 Phone: (812) 354-8542 or 1-800-581-5826 Wyatt Seed Company, Inc. GO LADY CHARGERS! Comprehensive coverage of Pike County athletes. 625 N. 9th St., Petersburg Phone: 812-354-8776 Pike Central High School senior Jacob Bohnert sprints to- ward the finish line while competing in the sectional meet at South Knox on Satur- day, Oct. 7. Bohnert placed 45th in the boys' division with a personal course re- cord time of 21:02. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central High School sophomore Sam Theising nears the finish line while competing in the sectional meet at South Knox on Sat- urday, Oct. 7. Theis- ing placed 41st in the boys' division with a personal course re- cord time of 20:37. Ed Cahill photo The Pike Central High School boys' cross country team placed fifth during the sectional meet at South Knox on Saturday, Oct. 7, to advance as a team to the regional meet, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Prides Creek Park. Pictured, from left to right, are: Draven Huff, Caden Armstrong, Ijaa Chambers, Garrett Manges, A.J. Hill, Jacob Bohnert, Sam Theising and Lane Ridao. Not pictured: Colt Armstrong, Sam Jones, Lane Potts and Nate Woolery. Ed Cahill phot

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