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SPORTS February 26, 2015

Wrestlers ready to roll at sectional
Wrestlers ready to roll at sectional
The referee raises senior Peyton Gerkin's hand in victory during a recent match. Gerkin will represesnt JCHS at the sectionals in th 170-pound weight class.-Photo Courtresy Bill Ludwig



Lane Sawyer wins diving sectional
After winter weather interrupted the normal schedule, the Jennings County High School boys swim team traveled to Highland Hills Middle School Monday evening to compete in the 2015 IHSAA Floyd Central sectional.
The team swam the sectional preliminary round Thursday evening and had prepared to swim the sectional finals round on Saturday, but due to inclement road conditions, the final round was moved to Monday evening.
When all the swimming and diving had finished, Jeffersonville had claimed the sectional title for the fifth straight year, scoring 432 points. Following in second place was Floyd Central, scoring 397. Third place went to Seymour, with 310 points, and JCHS placed fourth tallying 255 points.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Alumni takes on faculty at Jr. class fundraising game
Jennings County High School basketball fans will get the chance to see some of their favorite former players in action once again during the alumni/faculty basketball game on Saturday night.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Freedom Hunt banquet Saturday is open to all
Just a remindedr that the annual Freedom Hunt fundraising banquet is scheduled for Saturday at the St. Mary's Parish Center
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Panthers practice their skills in win over Cougars
The Jennings County High School boys basketball team used their game Tuesday night against South Decatur High School to work on fine-tuning areas where they have struggled this season.
That fine-tuning is in preparation for next week's IHSAA sectional. The Panthers won against the Cougars Tuesday by a score of 78-41.
The game began with the Panthers scoring within 20 seconds of the tip-off and the visiting Cougars immediately took the ball down the court for their own bucket. Then, the scoring became very lopsided as the Panthers went on a 11-point run before Spencer Burkhead found the goal from beyond the net and set the score at 13-5. The quarter ended with JCHS ahead 15-7.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

8th grade girls cap season with coveted win
The Jennings County Middle School girls white basketball teams saw their seasons come to a successful close, with one of the teams capturing a title the school hadn't seen in 15 years!
The seventh grade team finished the season with a record of 10-12. Coach JR Wilcher noted how much he enjoyed watching this group of girls learn about the game of basketball. The Lady Panthers were led in scoring by Baylee Byford, who averaged 7.7 points per game. Hannah Bertram averaged 8.7 to lead the team.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Herrin, Redmond 8th in state
From the time they sat down in the limousine for their ride to Indianapolis until they walked off the mat at Banker's Life Fieldhouse, the three Jennings County HIgh School wrestlers lived a dream.
"Their" dream, we should say. Andrew Herrin, Christian Redmond and Brendan Sutton each earned a trip to the state finals after finishing in at least the top four at last weekend's Evansville semi-state.
First onto the mat late Friday afternoon was Herrin wrestling at the 145 weight class. The semi-state champion took on Daylan Schurg of Crown Point. Herrin won his opening round by a 7-1 decision and earned a return trip to Indianapolis on Saturday. In his first round on Saturday, Herrin faced Evan Smiley of Beech Grove. It took three overtimes before Smile was able to win the match by a score of 5-4. Herrin wrestled Blake Jourdan of Evansville Mater Dei in the consolation round and fell 11-3. This gave Herrin eighth place in his class.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Keeping kids motivated
How proud is this county of Andrew, Christian and Brendan?
Monday, February 23, 2015

Boys swim sectional postponed
They were able to get the preliminary round of the IHSAA boys swim sectional at Floyd Central High School out of the way on Thursday, but Saturday's finals had to be postponed until Monday evening due to the weather.
Monday, February 23, 2015

Freedom Hunt dinner Saturday
The annual Freedom Hunt fundraising banquet is scheduled for Saturday at the St. Mary's Parish Center.
Monday, February 23, 2015

Big Oaks NWR proposes fee hike
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) proposes to increase the annual hunt fee beginning April 15.

Monday, February 23, 2015


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