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August 25, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, August 25, 2021 B-1 SPORTS Submit sports items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg See TENNIS on 3 SPORTS BRIEFS 9/11 Heroes Walk, Run and Ride This year marks the third year that the 9/11 Heroes Memorial Walk, Run and Ride will take place. This year's event will be on Satur- day, Sept. 11, at the courthouse in Princeton, with the proceeds benefiting the Indiana Chapter of C.O.P.S. and Habitat for Humanity. The race will fall on the 20th Anni- versary of September 11, 2001. They are accepting monetary donations or items to be used as door prizes, as well as having four categories for donations: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. For questions, contact Jon- athan Wells at 812-664-8137. Kiwanis to host 9/11 golf scramble The Petersburg Kiwanis will host a golf scramble at Prides Creek Golf Course on September 11 at 9 a.m. The scramble will have cash prizes for the top three teams. To sign up, go to the Prides Creek Golf Course club house or call 812-354-6059. Sign up fee is $40 a person or $160 a team. If you would like to sponsor a hole, the cost is $100 (any donation is accepted). Make checks payable to Kiwanis and mail them to Dustin Schnarr, P.O. Box 14, Petersburg, IN 47567. For any questions call Dustin Schnarr at 812-295 -8183 or call Prides Creek at 812-354-3059. Patoka Lake to host controlled dove hunt Wildlife management staff at Pa- toka Lake will conduct two in-per- son draws for controlled mourning dove hunts on September 1 and 2 at 6 a.m. at Patoka Lake Hunter Check Station #5, located on County Road 725 South in Orange County. The draws will be for a staked po- sition in a standard controlled dove hunt field. Approximately 15 to 20 staked positions are expected to be drawn, and a maximum of two fire- arms per stake are allowed. Hunters are required to have the proper licenses, stamps and their federal HIP number. As ammuni- tion, hunters can only use non-toxic shot of size six or smaller and need to have their firearm plugged so that it can only contain three shells at any time. Hunters will be limited to 50 shells. Shooting hours for the hunts will be from 6:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. All fields surrounding the controlled sunflow- er field will be subject to similar time restrictions and will be closed after 1 p.m. There will be no "stand- by" or refilling of shooting stations after early departures either day. The sunflower field will be con- sidered open and subject to regular shooting hours starting September 3. Regular shooting hours are one half-hour before sunrise to sunset through the legal season. Hunters should contact DNR Law Enforcement at 812-837-9536 regarding specific questions about federal or state laws, statutes and rules. For other information on the controlled hunt, call Patoka Lake at 812-685 -2464 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and ask for the wildlife spe- cialist. Patoka Lake ( lake) is at 3084 N. Dillard Road, Birdseye, IN 47513. Bird Hunters' 15th Annual Free Youth Day is Oct. 9 All area youth are invited to partic- ipate in the Pike County Bird Hunt- ers' Club 15th Annual Brownwells NR A Youth Day on Saturday, Octo- ber 9. Youth ages seven through 18 will find plenty of activities, begin- ning at 8 a.m. with a provided break- fast. The no-charge day in the field includes darts, archery, BB gun, muzzle loader, .22 rifle, trap shoot- ing and Chukar hunting over dogs. Registered participants will be in a random drawing for more than a dozen rifles, shotguns and archery sets after a day of outdoor activi- ties. The Pike County Bird Hunt- ers' Club is located five miles south of Petersburg on SR 57 and just two miles west on Division Road. Watch for signs. Do not bring any firearms to the event. All firearms and ammunition will be provided by the club. Adults are encouraged to attend, and will have breakfast and lunch for a do- nation. A Hunter Education Card is required for Chukar Hunting. A Hunter Safety course for youth is be- ing offered August 2-6 at the Sugar Ridge Fish and Wildlife Headquar- ters building, just off SR 61 on SR 364. Following a day of outdoor activi- ties, there will be a search-and-res- cue demonstration, followed by the random drawing for long guns and archery sets. For more informa- tion, contact Chris Kinman at 812- 789-3125. Lady Chargers victorious in dual meet By Andy Heuring Pike Central's girls' golf broke 200 for the first time this year and beat North Knox in a dual meet on Monday. They shot a 198 and North Knox had a 209. Lady Charger Sophie Carnahan, who was medalist in the event, was six strokes better than the next low- est score with a 42. Sydney Love- less and Ella McGuire both shot 50 even for the Chargers and Nevi Le- mond carded a 56 . At the beginning of the year, Charger Coach Jarrod Gideon said breaking 200 was a good goal for his team. "Now we try to be consistent and peak for sectional. I think we have an outside shot of getting out. Car- nahan does for sure as an individ- ual," said Gideon. Croak makes his goal with Prairie View A&M By Matthew Haycraft Former 2016 Pike Central boys' basketball player Noah Croak has taken a position with Prairie View A&M University as the Division 1 Assistant Coach, making him the youngest Division 1 assistant men's basketball coach in the country. Previously, he was the assistant men's basketball coach/recruiting coordinator for Tallahassee Com- munity College in Florida, a junior college. Croak said that Coach Byran Smith, from Prairie View A&M, called him saying they had some scholarships and the position was available. So he took the job. He will be coaching, coordinat- ing and recruiting/bringing play- ers to play for Prairie View. Croak mentioned he took four players from Tallahassee Community Col- lege with him to Prairie View, and just recruited a player from Evans- ville Bosse to play there as well. Prairie View A&M University's men's basketball team competes in the SWAC (Southwestern Athletic Conference) and have won the con- ference title three years in a row. Along with that, they appeared two out of the last three years (2019 and 2020) in the NCA A March Mad- ness. Croak said previously, "The path to coaching college basketball in NCA A Division I will happen soon- er rather than later for me. It is a work in progress, but the com- fortability of turning programs in- to winners with my recruiting skills is something I lean on." According to Croak, he has suc- cessfully achieved that goal and is looking forward to the future. Noah's family includes a broth- er, Hunter, and sister, Demi. His parents are Jody Query-Croak, of Petersburg; and Bruce Croak, of Washington. Former 2016 Pike Central boys' basketball player Noah Croak has taken a position with Prai- rie View A&M University as the Division 1 Assistant Coach, making him the youngest Division 1 assistant men's basketball coach in the country. Charger boys' soccer lose in penalty kicks Pike Central boys' soccer team played against Tell City on Tuesday, August 17, losing in the end due to penalty kicks after a tie game. The game was tied 1-1 after regu- lation. Joey Ridao scored off a Devin Carlisle assist during the game. When the game went to extra time Charger Chase Ridao scored a putback goal off a shot from Joey Ridao. Then Tell City scored a goal off of a corner kick ending the ex- tra time a little after that with the teams now locked 2-2 in a tie again. The game went to penalty kicks to get the winner. Chargers lost in the penalty kicks 2-0, with Pike Central goalie Kendric Sorgius do- ing a great job and making lots of nice saves including saving a big penalty kick, according to Head Coach Jacob Western. Coach Western stated, "I thought sophomores Jonas Martinez and Chase Ridao really played great games for us. Austin Henson came in and gave us some really big min- utes as well." "We were all disappointed to start the season off with a loss, but I think the guys have already re- sponded well, and it should help us in the long run if we can learn from some mistakes we had." PC boys' tennis loses to Harrison Pike Central boys' tennis team played Evansville Harrison Satur- day, August 21. The Chargers lost 1-3, making their overall record 0 - 2 and their conference record 0 -1. Due to the each team only hav- ing four players, the coaches opted for four singles matches and no dou- bles for the match against Harrison. In the number one singles, Char- ger Eli Arnold lost to Wesley Mo- rales, Harrison senior, 4-6, 2-6. Charger Parker Knust defeated se- nior Isaiah Lowe after three long sets, 6 -4, 6 -7 (10 -7). Pike Central's Adon Lemond was defeated by de- fault by senior Michael Natoli, 7-6, 1-2. Head Coach Brent Beck com- Youth soccer Lilly Wilson, of the Cradle and Crayons team, dribbles the ball, avoiding the opposing team with the help of teammate Owen Wilson during the 4u youth soccer game on Saturday, August 21. See more photos on page 2. Jonas Martinez, Pike Cen- tral Charger, dribbles the ball back down field af- ter gaining possession of it during the boys' soccer game against Tell City. Charger Chase Ridao steps in for possession of the ball during the boys' soccer game against Tell City on Tuesday, Au- gust 17. See more photos on page 3

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