With the sectional set to start in a week, make-up games throughout this week and one of their arch rivals on the court awaiting them, the Jennings County High School girls basketball team was ready to prove their point on Thursday. The JCHS squad hosted Columbus East to finish out their Hoosier Hills Conference season on Thursday. They battled through numerous lead changes and emotions to pull off a 54-50 win. The Lady Panthers held a slim 9-6 lead a the first period of regulation. The JCHS squad continued their winning ways through the break. At the end of the first half, the Lady Panthers were still holding on to a 27-25 lead after losing a 20-pound advantage midway through the period. Monday, January 22, 2018
The weekend of basketball for the Jennings County High School boys basketball team started off with a 36-point loss to Floyd Central, but they rebounded nicely with a 69-58 victory over South Dearborn on Saturday. When the Panthers took the floor Saturday night they did so with confidence, aggressiveness and hustle. That combination gave them an 18-5 lead at the end of the first period of play. The Knights tried to battle back, but at the break, the JCHS squad held a strong 34-22 lead. Leading the way for the Panthers was Landin Hacker. The 5-foot-8, 120-pound freshman tied the school record for the number of three-point shots hit in a single game. Hacker hit eight three-pointers in the contest and was nine of 10 from the field. Hacker tied the record set in 2011 by Dustin Lawson. Monday, January 22, 2018
Saturday night when I looked up and saw some of my favorite sports faces in the world walk in the door, it brought a great big smile to my face. It was even better as they walked in with their children and spouses with them. That just made it even better, at least for me. 20 years after becoming the first boys basketball team in JCHS history to advance to the semi-state, the Panthers returned home to be honored for the accomplishment that still holds strong today. I remember that season so well. As a matter of fact, I remember it so well that I have a plaque the team gave to me hanging on the wall in my office. Hanging from that plaque is the piece of the regional net that Robbie Kent dropped to me as I stood underneath taking pictures of the official cutting of the net. Monday, January 22, 2018
After a make-up match on Thursday night against Seymour, the Jennings County High School varsity wrestlers will head to Jeffersonville on Friday night for the annual Hoosier Hills Conference tournament.
Every winter, thousands of Hoosiers enjoy fishing, skating, hiking or just sliding around on frozen ponds and lakes. And every year, people drown after falling through ice. Like driving on snow, Hoosiers need to re-learn how to have safe fun on ice.
A new Indiana High School Athletic Association rule means wrestling fans will have the opportunity to know what's going on at not only the Hoosier Hills Conference tournament, but the state tournament as well.