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SPORTS November 20, 2014

Pre-Season Girl's Baskteball
Pre-Season Girl's Baskteball
Sidney Gerkin looks for a teammate to pass to while being closely guarded by Abigail Wilson during the crimmage Thursday at JCHS.-Staff Photo by Sharon Hamilton



Girls, Inc. Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving
Girls Inc. of Jackson County will be hosting their annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, November 27.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Win some, lose some in JCMS action
It was a packed house Tuesday night at JCMS. With both gyms showcasing boys basketball, they were parking on the street with all four teams in action.
The seventh and eighth grade white team took on tough rivals, the Columbus Central Chargers, who were strong and fast. The Panthers lost both games but each team fought physical battles all the way to the end. The seventh grade had trouble with the Charger's full court press and ended up losing 58 to 34. The Panthers never gave up though and even put up 17 points in the third quarter. Their third quarter run was led by Carter Leak, who scored all six of his points in the third quarter. However it just wasn't enough to fix the damage done by the Chargers in the first half. Panthers and their points totals include Owen Miller 7, Gage Walters 2, Jakob Kirby 4, Aaron Martin 8, Joe Kelley 2, Bryce Smith 1 and Kyle Wilson 3.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lady Panther reserves drum up big win over Scottsburg
The Jennings County High School reserve squad picked up their first win of the 2014-15 season.
The JCHS loyal fans watched the Lady Panthers jump to an early 25-1 score before the visiting Warriorettes could finally get some points on the scoreboard.
Unfortunately, even with their talented coaching in place, the squad could not overcome the first period deficit. After the dust had settled, the JCHS squad held 25-1 lead. They would go on to win the game 55-24.
Scoring for JCHS  were Adrianna Gasper with 5, Macy Roth 17, Sydney Brown 8, Brooke Minor 8, and Alexus Brown 1,

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Help 'pack the stands for Calvin Clark' night set for this Friday
The annual JCHS blue and white scrimmage has taken on a life of its own after the decision was made to turn the event into a huge fundraiser for Calvin Clark.
Clark is a sixth grader at Hayden Elementary School. Earlier this month he sustained a head injury while playing football on the JC travel team. He remains in critical care at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Starting off season with a huge 66-48 win
It isn't often you get to coach against an Indiana legend. It is even less often than that when you get to win against a coaching legend.
Friday night, the Jennings County High School girls basketball team opened their season by hosting Scottsburg High School. The Warriorettes are coached by Donna Cheatham. This is her 28th year at the school where she holds a 451-119 record. She left Scottsburg briefly and took Southwestern Hanover to the state finals. She returned six years ago and her teams have beaten JCHS five of their previous meetings.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Lesson on being a class act
I was so thrilled when I got to Jennings County High School Friday night and got a look at the parking lot.
There were all kinds of cars in the lot and that made me feel good, knowing the Lady Panthers had a lot of people out to support them in their opening game of the season. There were a lot of people in the stands and best of all, there were a lot of JCHS students there as well.

Monday, November 17, 2014

IU's Mayer named winner of Harris golf award
Mike Mayer, head men's golf coach at Indiana University and a member of the Indiana PGA Section, has been named winner of the Labron Harris Sr. Award presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America in cooperation with The PGA of America.
The Harris Award is presented to the college or high school coach and PGA Professional whose support of the game through teaching, coaching and involvement in the community has helped ensure the continued growth of the game of golf and who represents the finest qualities the game has to offer.
"I am deeply honored to be selected as the 2014 recipient of the Labron Harris Sr. Award," said Mayer. "I greatly cherish my memberships in both the Professional Golfers' Association of America and the Golf Coaches Association of America. It has been my privilege to be associated with the PGA of America and the GCAA and both organizations have given me unbelievable opportunities and life memories."

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lewandowki new manager of Indians
The Indianapolis Indians have promoted Randy Lewandowski to general manager. An employee of the organization since 1998, the past eight years as assistant general manager, he assumes the day-to-day responsibilities from Cal Burleson who will remain with the organization as vice president of baseball and administrative affairs.
Monday, November 10, 2014

Ladies shine in pre-season outing
There were all kinds of rules in place on exactly what type of basketball the two teams could play when the Jennings County High School girls basketball team hosted Columbus East in the annual controlled scrimmage Thursday evening.
Four 15-minute periods were played during the scrimmage with different rules in place each time. In the first period, the teams were allowed to play half court man-to-man defense only. The second period half-court zone used and teams could utilize full court defense in the third period. The final period allowed coaches to choose which type of defense they wanted to use.
Throughout the scrimmage the Lady Panthers played focused ball and were able to match the much taller Lady Olympian on the scoring side.

Monday, November 10, 2014

They sure are some scrappy girls
If you didn't get to the high school Thursday night to watch the Lady Panthers play Columbus East in the controlled scrimmage, I can only say one thing-I think you are going to be surprised when you see them play in the regular season.
The scrimmage is a time to come out and fine-tune your talent. It is not a time to show all the tricks you have up your sleeve or even one of those tricks. You don't want to play your cards too early because there is a whole lot of season left to go.

Monday, November 10, 2014


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