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January 5, 2022

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Januar y 5, 2022 B-1 SPORTS Submit sports items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg See SUPER SIX on 2 See CLOSE LOSS on page 6 Chargers basketball loses close game to the Titans By Matthew Haycraft The Chargers boys' basketball team faced off with Gibson South- ern on Wednesday, December 29, suffering two losses. The Charger varsity boys' team started off their fight strong by scor- ing one more than the Gibson South- ern Titans in the first quarter of the game. However, in the second quar- ter, the Ti- tans seemed to overpow- er the Char- gers in scor- ing, leav- ing them at a 10 -point deficit by halftime, with the score at 35 -25. A fter halftime, the Chargers came out with a vengeance and battled their way up in points, holding the Titans to only eight points for the quarter. The Chargers were able to sink in four three-pointers and two two-pointers for the quarter, with Quade Morton scoring the bulk of the points. This left the Chargers at a score of 43-41 at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The win was well within their grasp with only being three points away, but a lot can hap- pen in a quarter and it did. The Char- gers hit the court and put up a good fight, with the score going back and forth throughout the quarter. Howev- er, the Chargers were unable to land those winning points over the Titans, and ended up losing by a score of 54- 50. The Chargers were led in scoring by Morton with 22 points. Following him was Kendric Sorgius with 12, Al- ex Clark with eight, Chase Ridao and Julian Gish both with three points each, and Braden Howald with two points. JUNIOR VARSITY Pike Central's junior varsity boys also played Gibson Southern on Wednesday, losing 55 -28. The Charger junior varsity seemed to start out slow through the first quarter of the game, on- ly landing six points for the quar- ter. By the end of the first half of the game, the JV Chargers were falling in points, with the score 25 -16. The Titans came out in the second half of the game more aggressive than in the first half, and the Chargers could not pull together the points and re- bounds to make some headway on them. The JV team only managed to pull together 12 points in the sec- ond half of the game, whereas the Ti- tans overpowered them in points and rebounds, scoring 30 points for the half, handing the Chargers the loss. Leading in scoring for the JV was Chase Ridao with nine points. Fol- lowing him was Brenton Fryrear with eight, Jagar Dent with five, and Albert Whitehead, Noah Meece and Zane Gehlhausen with two points each. VARSITY Pike Central (50) Kendric Sorgius 4 2-2 1 12, Pey- ton Howald 0 0 -0 3 0, Braden How- ald 1 0 -0 2 2, Quade Morton 9 0 -0 2 22, Julian Gish 1 0 -0 3 3, Chase Rid- ao 1 0 -0 1 3, Alex Clark 3 0 -0 1 8. To- tals 19 2-2 13 50 Three-pointers 10 (Sorgius 2, Morton 4, Ridao 1, Gish 1, Clark 2) Score by quarters PC 18 7 16 9 GS 17 18 8 11 Gibson Southern (54) Brayden Malone 1 0 -0 0 2, Drew Foster 3 0 -0 1 8, Noah Bryant 1 2- 0 1 2, Eli Chandler 1 0 -0 3 3, Jaxun RECRUITING OPEN HOUSE WHO WILL ANSWER THE CALL? Petersburg Fire Department is seeking dedicated volunteers who are eager to train, serve, and respond to fire and medical emergencies. Apply today to join a new training class of volunteer first responders who care enough to serve our community and help friends and neighbors during their time of greatest need. BENEFITS: • Join new brothers and sisters in a fantastic, life-changing, volunteer organization receiving the gratitude of your community. • Paid stipends for attending trainings, working duty shis, or responding to calls. • College tuition reimbursement (up to $1,000 per semester) • All training and equipment provided at no cost to the volunteer. REQUIREMENTS: • Commit to attending weekly training sessions to achieve certifications • Be 18 years of age by May 1, 2022 • Have a valid Indiana Driver's License and be able to pass background check. • Be physically able to perform firefighting duties. • Preference to those living or working in Washington or Madison Townships Petersburg Fire Department Saturday, Jan. 15 from 9 a.m.-noon or Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Fire Station at 624 E. Illinois Street YOU CAN ALSO APPLY: FACEBOOK: @Petersburgstation4 CALL: 812-291-0221 IN PERSON: Petersburg City Hall 704 E. Main St., Petersburg See Swing Choir, Cheer and Student section photos inside More photos on page 2 Chargers win Championship at Salem Six Invitational By Matthew Haycraft The Pike Central Charger wrestling team competed at Salem in the Salem Six Invi- tational on Thursday, Decem- ber 30, taking home the over- all championship win. The Chargers faced off in five separate duals against Borden, Salem, Silver Creek, Crawford County and Mitchell. They plowed through the compe- tition, beating Borden 54-30, Salem 48 -34, Silver Creek 66 - 12, Crawford County 66 -11 and Mitchell 60 -15. Along with these wins, Charger Hayden Goins, wres- tling in the 285 weight class, recorded the fastest pin for the day, with a six-second pin. Individual scores for the day were: Kylee Baker, 5 -0 in the 106 weight class; Billy Like, 4- 1 in the 113 weight class; Grif- fin Boyd, 4-1 in the 120 weight class; Justin Spinks, was 1-4 in the 126 weight class; Ry- an Gladish, was 4-1 in the 132 weight class; Riley Mos- by, was 2-3 in the 145 weight class; Jayden Bolin, was 2-3 in the 152 weight class; Jackson Stuckey, was 4-1 in the 160 weight class; Johnathan Sanchez, was 3-2 in the 170 weight class; Jon Can- non, was 5 -0 in the 182 weight class; Corey Goeppner, was 5 - 0 in the 195 weight class; Kon- ner Simmons was 5 -0 in the 220 weight class; Hayden Go- ins, was 4-1 in the 285 weight class. Coach Jordan Froderman said, "I felt that as a team we have had two very good weeks of practice. We were able to go back to the basics and focus on the areas where we need- ed to improve. I feel our top performers were Jon Cannon, Hayden Goins, Billy Like, Co- rey Goeppner, and Konner The Pike Central Charger wrestling team won the overall team championship in the Salem Six Invitational on Thursday, December 30 at Salem. Pictured are, front row (l to r): Jon Cannon, Corey Goeppner, Griffin Boyd, Ryan Gladish and Jackson Stuckey. Second row: Paul Thompson, Jayden Bolin, Justin Spinks, Gavin Pancake, Kylee Baker, Johnathan Sanchez, Remington Bottoms and Hayden Goins. Third row: Coach Thompson, Coach Froderman, Kale Speedy, Billy Like, Riley Mosby, Jaden Randolph, Coonor Simmons and Skylar Shelton. Not Pictured: Aiden McGiffen and Avery Smith, and managers, Emily Sanchez and Brenna Potts. Submitted photo Charger junior Peyton Howald looks for an open man to pass to as he keeps the ball away from his guard during the Charger boys' varsity game against Gibson Southern on Wednesday, De- cember 29.

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