Knox senior Kierstynn Combs has decided to attend Bethel College where she will continue her basketball career. A 4-year letter winner for the Knox Lady Redskin basketball team, Kierstynn scored over 550 points in her career at Knox and has been known for her hard-nosed, competitive nature on the court.
At the Kakakee Valley Sectional on Tuesday evening our area had nineteen individuals and relay teams advance to the Chesterton Regional. Winamac finished 2nd as a team, scoring 89 points, North Judson was 6th with 44, Oregon-Davis came in 9th with 24.5, West Central was 10th with 21, and Knox finished in 12th with 6.5 points.
The Winamac Lady Warriors emerged victorious over MWC rival West Central on Friday 15-6. The Lady Trojans jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the 3rd inning before the Warriors got their bats going en route to a big conference win. Rachael Tetzloff jump started Winamac by hitting a 2-run homer in the bottom of the third inning to cut the Trojans lead to three. Bethany Brogdon got the win for Winamac.
The North Judson San-Pierre Blue Jays played host to Starke County rival Oregon-Davis on Thursday. The Jays emerged victorious over the Bobcats 21-3, behind 20 team hits. Brenner Cruce got the win for North Judson, going four innings, striking out eight batters, and giving up just one hit. Oregon-Davis scored all three of their runs in the third inning.
On a beautiful spring day in May, LaCrosse hosted South Central in a PCC softball matchup. The Lady Satellites emerged victorious over the Lady Tigers 14-0. Jessica Sturdy came away with the win for SC, giving up just one run in the complete game victory. The Satellites proved to be too much along the base path, stealing multiple bases throughout the game. The Tigers, meanwhile, showed that they are growing as they were able to hold their own late in the game. It was a battle of experience versus inexperience, and as it usually does, the experience prevailed.
The Bi-County Track Meet took place Friday, April 29th at North Judson-San Pierre High School. Winamac took 1st place as a team for both the boys and the girls, Knox placed 2nd in the boys competition, North Judson came in 3rd, West Central was 4th and Oregon-Davis came in 5th. For the girls, North Judson placed 2nd, Oregon-Davis was 3rd, West Central came in 4th, and Knox finished in 5th. Congratulations to all of the athletes and coaches of these five schools on a very exciting evening!
1st: Chance Blankenship, 2nd: Jake Smidler, 3rd: Nevin Miller, 4th: Erik Beckman, 5th: Wes Derflinger
1st: Micha Sabec, 2nd: Alisha Tanner, 3rd: Megan Block, 4th: Amber Fletcher, 5th: Micheala Williams, 6th: Courtney Scott
1st: Jake Minnick, 2nd: Chance Blankenship, 3rd: Brody Tunis, 4th: Spencer Holliday, 5th: Austin Heise, 6th: Alec Tucker
1st: Rachael Franko, 2nd: Marissa Hamilton, 3rd: Emily Paulsen, 4th: Cameron Croyle, 5th: Katie Schwenk, 6th: Hannah Folkers.
Here you can see Marissa clearing 5 feet 4 inches to tie the Bi-County high jump record. Listen closely at the end you can hear Marissa asking what she did wrong, she wasn’t aware that she did not knock the bar off until her next attempt.
On her second attempt, Rachael’s jump was measured at 17 feet 2 1/4 inches, breaking the old record of 16 feet 9 inches. On her final attempt, Rachael landed at 17 feet 5 inches, once again breaking the meet record, but also breaking her school record in the process.
Quentin’s throw of 49 feet 8 1/2 inches earned him 1st place in shot put at the Bi-County track meet.
Winamac 7th grader Taylor Smith performs the National Anthem before the Sectional Championship basketball game between North Judson and Winamac.
The North Judson Blue Jays won the school’s 20th Sectional Championship in boys’ basketball. The Jays defeated Hebron, Culver, and Winamac to move on to Regional competition.
South Central senior basketball member Stephanie Balon has chosen to attend Purdue Calumet to continue her basketball career. Balon was the leading scorer for the Satellites this season and will look to continue her successful career at the collegiate level.
The greatest season in Culver Community High School history came to an end at the Elkhart Semi-State losing to Fort Wayne Bishop Luers 47-43. The Lady Cavs went punch for punch with the Lady Knights, but couldn’t get over the hump as their season came to an end with a record of 25-2.