Local Sports

October 21, 2012

Pioneer wins volley sectional

Class A No. 6-ranked Pioneer had little trouble defending its volleyball sectional title.

The Panthers defeated Tri-County 25-20, 25-11, 25-15 in Royal Center for their seventh straight sectional championship.

Pioneer coach Rod Nies is now 6-for-6 in delivering the Panthers sectional hardware.

“I was pretty pleased with how we played against Tri-County,” Nies said. “Tri-County came to play and in the first set they were right in it. We pulled away at the very end and took it and ran with it.”

Gabby Dunlap led the Panthers (24-9) with 16 kills, six digs and four blocks. Sarah Dorris had 11 kills and 10 digs. Lindsey Miller collected 31 assists, six aces and nine digs. Kayte Miller had 10 digs. Cassidy Corn added seven kills and three blocks.

“We lost eight of our 14 players from last year’s sectional team and a lot of teams thought we’d be down,” Nies said. “We proved to them that we’re just as good as we’ve been in years past. That goes to show the girls’ work ethic. They’re a great group.”

Pioneer has a rematch against Washington Township at 7 p.m. Tuesday for the regional title. This time the match will be played in Royal Center, and the Panthers will be looking for revenge.

“They’re pretty good again,” Nies said of the Senators. “We have a pretty good track to go. We host the regional. If we’re lucky enough and escape out of there, we get to go to Caston for the semistate. We’re looking forward to continuing to play.”

Pioneer defeated Caston 25-10, 25-23, 25-6 in a semifinal. Dunlap had 14 kills and nine digs, Dorris posted 11 kills and 19 digs and Hannah Tevis added five kills. Lindsey Miller had 31 assists and 10 digs. Kayte Miller collected 17 digs. Corn had four kills and five aces. Brooke Harmon added three aces.

Caston finished 8-21.

Girls XC

New Prairie Semistate

Lewis Cass junior Gabi Carney placed 116th with a time of 22:09.


Pioneer 55, Frontier 0

The Class A No. 4-ranked Panthers (9-1) again made quick work of Frontier, this time in a first-round sectional game Friday night.

When Joey Miller ran the ball into the end zone from 68 yards on the first play of the third quarter to make it a 36-0 game, many of the Panther starters were rested for next week’s semifinal contest at Carroll (6-4).

Miller finished with 180 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 16 carries. Justin Mersch also hit the century mark as the sophomore gained 128 yards on 13 totes.

Pioneer outgained Frontier 397-36 in total yardage for the game. The Panthers churned out 361 yards on the ground and held the Falcons to negative-16 yards rushing for the contest.

Frontier (0-10) gained just one first down in the contest on a 50-yard pass play against Pioneer’s first-team defense.

Freshman quarterback Sam Kiser opened the game with an 11-yard TD run. On the ensuing kickoff, Dre Timmons forced a fumble and Matt Dorris picked it up and ran 22 yards for a TD. Dorris would later add a 6-yard TD reception from Kiser, who also had a 5-yard TD pass to Kamrin Buell.

J.P. Smith had a 29-yard TD run, and Tucker Waddups capped off the scoring with a TD on a QB sneak.

It was the Falcons’ 28th loss in a row.

On the opposite side of the bracket is No. 1 Lafayette Central Catholic at Caston.

W. Central 26, Culver 7

The Class A No. 8 Trojans (9-1) regrouped from last week’s loss to Pioneer with a win over Culver (3-7) Friday night.

West Central travels to No. 3 Whiting on Friday. On the opposite side of the bracket is Hammond Noll at Winamac.

Michael Hamilton rushed for 258 yards and two TDs on 25 carries to lead the Trojans. Chantz Marlatt had 128 yards rushing and two TDs on 19 attempts.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • Penny to play at D-II Stillman College After a year of playing junior college basketball, Antonio Penny has decided to go the Division-II route to continue his career.Penny has chosen to play at Stillman College, a historically black college located in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The former Loganspo

    July 31, 2014

  • Sports briefs, July 31 Sports BriefsLogan bowlingclub raising moneyThe Logansport High School Bowling Club is seeking donations and sponsors for its upcoming season.The club consists of LHS students but is not otherwise affiliated with the school. It is a non-profit club t

    July 31, 2014

  • SPL - PT073114 - PT Colts - pic Situational football One year ago, the focus in Indianapolis Colts training camp was on turnovers. The team had committed far too many in 2012 and was determined not to repeat its mistakes.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Colts notebook After a physical practice Wednesday afternoon at Anderson University, the Indianapolis Colts are hoping they have not lost another starter.

    July 31, 2014

  • SPT-PT073014 - lhs Colt World Series.jpg Logan’s Ward, Young ready for Colt World Series

    John Ward and Baylee Young represent part of the future of Logansport baseball. The pitching duo represent the present for the Hoosier North baseball team in the Colt World Series.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs, July 30 Sports BriefsLogan 11s raisingmoney for OVRThe Logansport 11-year-old all-star baseball team plays in the Ohio Valley Regional this week in Lexington, Ky.The Logan squad opens pool play at 4:30 p.m. Thursday versus Henderson, Ky. Logan plays Elletsvi

    July 30, 2014

  • NCAA Concussion Lawsuit-9 [Duplicate] [Duplicate] NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, socce

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Colts adapt to new arsenal

    ANDERSON — Dwayne Allen didn’t often recognize the Indianapolis Colts offense he was watching from the sideline last season.The third-year tight end suffered a season-opening hip injury in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders, then watched as left guar

    July 28, 2014

  • NWS-PT072514 Patacsil-kmv Logan coaching legend Patacsil dies at 86 Logansport and Purdue University lost a giant among sports leaders Wednesday. Former Purdue great and former Logansport High School wrestling coach and educator Joe Patacsil passed away in his home.When his sons were leading the Berries wrestling pro

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - PT072414 - PT Colts - pic COLTS: Wayne arrives in IndyCar for camp Ed Carpenter woke up to rain Wednesday morning and briefly worried his big opportunity might be lost. But the two-time Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter's fear proved to be unfounded. He delivered Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne safely to Anderson University at the wheel of a two-seat IndyCar.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN

Should the U.S. impose a travel ban on three West African nations in response to a growing Ebola virus outbreak?

Not sure
     View Results

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.