PCHS spikers end regular season with win
The Princeton Community volleyball team will take some momentum with them heading into next weeks’ postseason play.
The Lady Tigers ended the regular season with a 25-13, 25-19, 24-26, 25-11 win over visiting South Knox on Thursday.
Emma Sartore and Reaghan Page led the Tigers’ attack with 14 kills apiece.
Page added 16 digs and a pair of aces.
Maddon Williams finished with 17 points from the service line, including four aces, in addition to 13 put aways.
Haley Davis contributed with 10 digs and four aces in the win.
Princeton (12-14) will take on Big Eight Conference rival Vincennes Lincoln Thursday night in the Class 3A sectional, hosted by the Lady Alices.
PCMS harriers compete at state meet
The Princeton Middle school cross country teams competed in the Indiana Middle School Cross Country State Championships last weekend at Northview Church in Carmel.
The girls team finished 23rd in the field of 37 complete teams in the small school varsity division, while the boys team was one runner shy of having a complete team.
The Lady TIgers were led by sixth grader Mallory Watt’s 24th-place finish. She covered the 3K course in a time of 11 minutes, 51.8 seconds.
Watt, who won her conference meet the week before, earned All-state honors by finishing in the Top 25.
Lexi Smith was the second PCMS runner to finish as the eighth grader placed 96th.
Rounding out the scoring for the Lady Tigers were: Jenna Wright (127), Kenzie Ellis (251) and Sydney Wright (317).
Seventh graders, Audrey Beadles (325) and Kendra Braswell (326) also competed but did not count towards the team score.
A total of 334 runners competed in the race.
In the boys race, sixth grader Landon Wright led the Tigers with a 128th-place finish. Wright covered the course in a time of 11:51.7.
Payton Wright (217), Christian Mowery (270) and Ethan Wright (313) also competed for PCMS.
A total of 383 runners competed in the boys small school division race.
PCMS gridiron teams earn wins
The Princeton Community seventh and eighth-grade football teams picked up a pair of wins over Castle South this week.
The seventh graders came away with a 46-20 win, while the eight-grade Tigers won, 28-8.
Baylin Hardiman led the seventh-grade team with 171 rushing yards, including scoring runs of 48 and 35 yards.
With the win, the Tigers improved to 4-2 on the season.
In the eighth-grade win, Hayden Gilmore had a pair of scoring runs — 8 and 5 yards — while Reginald McIntyre (2) and Eric Villalabos (5) also added scoring runs in the win.
McIntyre also recorded an interception for the Tigers’ defense.
The eighth graders improved to 2-4 on the year.
Both PCMS teams are back in action next week against Castle North.
Jr. Titans pick up football wins
The South Gibson Jr. Titans football teams traveled to North Posey Thursday and returned home with a pair of wins.
The seventh-grade team won 32-6, while the eight graders won a 12-6 defensive battle.
In the seventh-grade contest, Connor Lemming scored a pair of rushing touchdowns in addition to two passing scores.
Lemming scored on runs of 41 and 5 yards, while hooking up with Beau Rose for scores of 31 and 16 yards.
Rose also scored on a 51-yard rush in addition to leading the defense with 11 tackles.
Preston Adams added five tackles in the win as the Titans improved to 5-2 on the year.
For the eighth graders, Sean DeLong broke a 6-6 second half tie with a 1-yard rush.
The game-winning score was set up by an interception for the Titans which gave them possession on the Vikings’ 8-yard-line.
Tannor Boyd teamed up with Michael Herrin for a 51-yard passing score in the first half to draw the Titans even at 6-6.
Jack Rose led the Titans defense with 11 tackles, while Boyd added seven.
The eight-grade team improved to 6-1 on the season.