#1 Singles – Owen Pickerill (E) def. Gavin Parker 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 #2 Singles – Brenden Hanner (A) def. Tucker Chism 6-0, 6-2 #3 Singles – Josh Gabbard (A) def. Jacob McClellan 6-0, 6-0 #1 Doubles – Cameron Richie-Jalen Heins (A) def. Dylan Beach-Cauy Motsinger 6-1, 6-4 #2 Doubles – Jake Campbell-Blake Stamper (A) def.
News · A Message from the IHSAA
Headline: Parents and Adult Fans: The Biggest Challenge Facing High School Sports Today By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Bobby Cox, Commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association. Inappropriate adult behavior at high school athletic events in Indiana has reached epidemic proportion. In more than 2,000 high school athletic directors were asked in a recent national survey what they like least about their job, 62.3% said it was “dealing with aggressive parents and adult fans.” And the men and women who wear the black and white stripes agree. In fact, almost 80% of officials quit after the first two years on the job, and unruly parents are cited as the reason why. As a result, there is a growing shortage of high school officials here in Indiana, and in some sports like wrestling, swimming, and track and field, the shortage is severe. No officials means no more games. If you are a parent attending a high school athletic event this fall, you can help by following these six guidelines: 1. Act Your Age. You are, after all, an adult. Act in a way that makes your family and school proud. 2. Don’t Live Your Life Vicariously Through Your Children. High school sports are for them, not you. Your family’s reputation is not determined by how well your children perform on the field of play. 3. Let Your Children Talk to the Coach Instead of You Doing It for Them. High school athletes learn how to become more confident, independent and capable—but only when their parents don’t jump in and solve their problems for them. 4. Stay in Your Own Lane. No coaching or officiating from the sidelines. Your role is to be a responsible, supportive parent—not a coach or official. 5. Remember, Participating in a High School Sport Is Not About Getting a College Scholarship. According to the NCAA, only about 2% of all high school athletes are awarded a sports scholarship, and the total value of the scholarship is only about $18,000. 6. Make Sure Your Children Know You Love Watching Them Play. Do not critique your child’s performance on the car ride home. Participating in high school sports is about character development, learning and having fun—not winning and losing. Purchasing a ticket to a high school athletic event does not give you the right to be rude, disrespectful or verbally abusive. Cheer loud and be proud, but be responsible and respectful. The future of high school sports in Indiana is dependent on you.
The boys’ tennis team finished in 7th place in the 8-team New Albany Invitational. Conner Fleming won two of his three matches to lead the Musketeers. Winning their first varsity match were the #2 doubles team of Easton Jones and Jacob McClellan. Team Results: Silver Creek 45 New Albany 34 Providence
Sep 02 Boys Junior Varsity Football vs. Clarksville High School CANCELED – Clarksville 6:00 pm | Eastern Sep 03 Boys Varsity Tennis at Austin High School Austin 4:30 pm | Eastern Sep 03 Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Paoli High School Paoli 5:30 pm | Eastern Sep 03 Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball vs. Paoli High School
The boys cross country team ran well at the Silver Creek Hokum Karem, finishing in 2nd place behind Austin. The team of Uriah Guthrie and Rhett Pennington finished first as partners with a winning time of 30:45. Other medal winners were the teams of Nathaniel Endris and Caleb Jones (7th) and David Smith and Mathew
New Albany won all positions in straight sets in defeating the Musketeers 5-0. #1 Singles – Mitchell Meyer def. Owen Pickerill 6-2, 6-0 #2 Singles – John Fulmer def. Tucker Chism 6-1, 6-1 #3 Singles – JT Zimmerman def. Conner Fleming 6-1, 6-0 #1 Doubles – Lukas Knoy-Gavin Hamilton def. Dylan Beach-Cauy Motsinger 7-5, 6-1
Clarksville won three of its four points in straight sets in defeating the boys’ tennis team, 4-1. #1 Singles – Owen Pickerill (E) def. Elijah Dowell 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 #2 Singles – Dakota Capps (C) def. Tucker Chism 6-3, 6-2 #3 Singles – Ethan Neal (C) def. Conner Fleming 6-4, 6-1 #1 Doubles – Terry
The boys’ tennis team finished in 3rd place in their own four-team invitational this past Saturday. Henryville and Southwestern tied for first place but Henryville was the winning team based on the tiebreaker. Tucker Chism won the #2 singles championship making it the third year in a row in which he has won an individual
The boys cross country team finished in 10th place out of 34 teams in the St. X Tiger Run held in Louisville on Saturday, August 24. Leading the Musketeers was Uriah Guthrie, who finished at impressive 3rd out of 302 runners with a time of 15:55. Other top Musketeers were Rhett Pennington- 51st (17:16), Nathaniel