Local Sports

February 15, 2013

Winamac gets another chance at an upset with Pioneer calling

Logansport travels to Huntington North; Cass visits Western.

Winamac’s boys basketball team nearly pulled off a big upset of visiting Logansport on Tuesday night.

The Warriors (7-10, 3-2 Midwest Conference) will see if they can complete a big upset of Class A No. 4 Pioneer (14-3, 5-0) tonight. The Panthers can secure at least a share of the MWC title with a win.

The Warriors were defeated by Logan 62-58 on Tuesday.

“They definitely have our full attention,” Pioneer coach Pat Skaggs said. “I watched them play on Tuesday and they definitely shot the 3 well and they looked like a team that has really improved. Their coach has them playing well late at the right time.”

The Panthers enter having won six in a row and have been dominating opponents of late.

“We definitely have our work cut out. They present challenges at all positions,” Winamac coach Kyle Johnson said. “It’s just a great game to play at this time of the year. Going into the sectional you want to play high-quality, well-coached teams. What more can you ask for being a Winamac kid playing a good Logansport team and then a state-ranked Pioneer team.”

Zach Shidler is averaging 17.6 points to lead the Warriors.

Carter Skaggs is scoring at a 20.5 ppg clip to lead the Panthers. Matt Dorris is posting 12 points and 6 rebounds per game, and Brandon Scruggs adds 13 points and 7 assists per contest.

The Panthers host Delphi (13-4) on Saturday night for senior night. The Oracles are led by Northern Kentucky recruit Cole Murray.

“It’s obviously a huge game against a Delphi team with an outstanding record and a Division I player,” Pat Skaggs said. “His supporting cast has really improved a lot in the last year. They have several offensive weapons, not just the Murray kid.”

The Panthers have a large senior class that has contributed to winning three straight sectional titles. Scruggs and Dorris have been playing varsity since they were freshmen. Other seniors include Mitchell Williams, Clayton Harvey, Stephen Whitlock, Tyler Beaupre, Alex Boonstra and Dillon Stanton.

“I can’t put into words how great those guys have been the last four years,” Pat Skaggs said. “They’ve just been a classy group of kids and excellent students.”

The 1963 Royal Center team that won a regional title will be recognized at halftime Saturday.

“It’ll be a very special night,” Pat Skaggs said.

Logan (10-8, 2-4 NCC) at Huntington N. (10-10, 2-4)

The winner of the contest will secure a fourth-place and upper-division finish in North Central Conference play.

Noah Reed averages 16.6 ppg and Kalvin Miller adds 11.9 ppg to lead the Vikings.

“The Reid kid and the Miller kid are their two big guns,” Logan coach Mark Victor said. “They’re very perimeter oriented and shoot a lot of 3s. They’re solid on the defensive end.

“We’ve been working hard the last couple days on getting back to playing really good, solid defense and rebounding.”

Antonio Penny is averaging 20 ppg to lead the Berries. He surpassed Danny Farrell on Tuesday’s as Logan’s second all-time leading scorer in boys basketball.

Cass (10-8, 2-4 MIC) at Western (11-7, 4-2 MIC)

The Kings enter having won three in a row and 4 of 5.

Western is coming off a win over Lafayette Jeff on Tuesday.

“Western is a very good team with all the pieces,” Cass coach Jon Kitchel said. “Ronnie Smith is 6-7 and athletic. Evan Warden is a very good scorer, can shoot 3s and take it to the basket. Austin Weaver is a sophomore and an excellent shooter. Des Balentine can take to the hole and is a good shooter, too. They’re a very good team. We’ll have to play extremely well.”

Austin Keisling averages 16 ppg to lead the Kings. Jordan Miller, Ryan Aldridge and Blake Hadley each add 9 ppg.

Tri-County (12-7, 4-1 MWC) at Caston (13-6, 4-1 MWC)

The matchup in Fulton tonight pits two teams tied for second in the MWC standings.

The Cavaliers enter having won 6 of their last 8.

“They are very good offensively,” Caston coach Ben Snyder said. “They have four guys shooting over 46 percent from 3 not including Vosburgh. That’s unbelievable in college let alone high school. Then Benner on the inside has gone 30-plus a few times this year.”

The Comets have won 3 of 4 and 9 of their last 11. Jake Howdeshell and Quentin Douglass each average 17 ppg. Douglass adds 7.2 assists per game.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • SPT-PT042014 - lhs loganland Whitney.jpg Miss Basketball Jennings earns top Loganland honor Whitney Jennings had already made quite a name for herself in basketball circles around town before she even entered high school. There were stories that a little blonde girl was tearing up middle school competition, single-handedly dominating teams.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Logansport baseball splits DH at Penn Logansport's baseball team continued its high scoring ways in a doubleheader split at Penn on Saturday. The Berries dropped the opener 12-7 before winning the game two 8-7. The Berries (5-2) pounded out 26 hits on the day, 14 in the opener and 12 in

    April 20, 2014

  • SPT-PT041814 LHS Tennis.jpg Logan tops Lewis Cass in early season tennis match Logansport's girls tennis team defeated rival Lewis Cass 4-1 Thursday in Walton. The Berries improved to 2-1 on the young season while the Kings dropped to 0-1. Whitney Jennings defeated Gabi Hartley 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Brooke Bullard defeated

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • No. 7 Lewis Cass baseball falls at HN, 3-2 Lewis Cass' baseball team suffered its first setback of the season with a 3-2 loss at Huntington North on Thursday. Kyle Dwiggins hit a two-run home run for the Class 2A No. 7 Kings (3-1) in the fourth inning. He later doubled. But the Vikings scored

    April 18, 2014

  • SPT-PT041714 - phs AOW Kayte Miller.jpg Miller looking for one more big season for the Panthers Pioneer senior Kayte Miller has enjoyed a lot of success in volleyball and softball during her four-year career. Miller has one more season of softball this spring with the Panthers before she will play the sport at Ancilla College next year. Miller

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-PT041714 - lhs baseball.jpg Logan baseball wins at Taylor, moves to 4-1 Logansport's baseball team held off a late Taylor rally for a 13-9 win Wednesday in Kokomo. The Berries (4-1) were one out away from winning by 10-run rule in the fifth inning before the Titans (1-1) extended the game with two runs to make it a 13-4

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs, April 17 Logansport to honor Jennings on May 16 The Berry Boosters and Logansport High School are having a community celebration to honor and recognize the 2014 Indiana Miss Basketball, Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year and Parade All-American Whitney Jenni

    April 17, 2014

  • SPT-PT041614 - Nate Champion.jpg Champion caps Le Moyne career with run to NCAA Tourney

    For Nate Champion reaching the NCAA Tournament was always a major goal at Division-II Le Moyne University. Champion and the Dolphins reached that goal this season during his senior year. Champion said that when he and 6-foot-11 big man Jim Janson ent

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Wednesday, April 16 Lewis Cass senior point guard Maci Maupin will continue her basketball career at the next level.

    April 16, 2014

  • SPL - PT041614 - Tom Lindley column - Lindley column sig We're all still watching Wildcats' Calipari After winning a big case and accepting compliments from his fellow attorneys, the man thanked his colleagues and responded that he really would have liked to represent the opposition. “I think I could have won arguing their side, too,” he told them.

    April 16, 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
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest

Should mushroom hunters be allowed to forage off-trail in Indiana state parks?

     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.