Engelhardt’s AP boys’ basketball ballot

Following is my ballot this week for the AP boys’ basketball poll.
Class 4A
1. Indy N. Central
2. Carmel
3. FW North
4. New Albany
5. Castle
6. Indy Ben Davis
7. Lawrence North
8. Logansport
9. McCutcheon
10. Reitz
Class 3A
1. Twin Lakes
2. NorthWood
3. Bosse
4. Tri-West
5. Indy Park Tudor
6. Griffifth
7. Marion
8. Indy Brebeuf
9. Tipton
10. Brownstown
Class 2A
1. Barr-Reeve
2. Northeastern
3. Lapel
4. Indy Howe
5. Clarksville Providence
6. Indy Scecina
7. Linton-Stockton
8. Shenandoah
9. Westview
Class A
1. Indy Arlington
2. FW Blackhawk
3. Wood Memorial
4. Tindley
5. Tri-County
6. N. Daviess
7. University
8. Lafayette Catholic
9. Bloomfield
10. Shakamak

Baseball regional pairings, possible contingency plans

Note: if there is rain, morning semifinal games will probably be pushed back to Saturday night and finals on Monday. Or entire tourneys could be pushed back to Monday. We’ll have to wait and see.

IHSAA REGIONAL BASEBALL PAIRINGS
Saturday
(All times CDT)
CLASS 4A
At Bosse Field
Harrison (16-10) vs. New Albany (26-7), 10 a.m.
Center Grove (21-3) vs. Bloomington South (16-10), noon
Championship, 7 p.m.
Class 3A
At Huntingburg
Memorial (20-9) vs. Brownstown Central (21-5), 10 a.m.
Jasper (27-3-1) vs. Greensburg (15-8), noon
Jasper games on 104.7 FM.
Championship, 7 p.m.
Class 2A
At Clarksville Providence
Clarksville Providence (24-3) vs. Austin (19-9), 9 a.m.
South Spencer (22-6) vs. Linton-Stockton (15-9), 11 a.m.
Championship, 5 p.m.
South Spencer games on 103.3 FM.

Admission: $6 per session; $10 for complete tourney.

Cheaney was No. 7 on Harrison’s career scoring list

Harrison All-time Top 12 scoring list:

1. Everett Duncan ’15 – 1,551
2. Ernie Duncan ’14 – 1,498
3. John Risinger ’96 – 1,219
4. Reggie Hayes ’84 – 1,133
5. Kendall Brown ’09 – 1,129
6. Stanley Duncan ’15 – 1,092
7. Calbert Cheaney ’89 – 1,064
8. Andre Thomas ’00 – 1,024
9. Walter McCarty ’92 – 994
10. Ron Angevine ’79 – 976
11. Lars Newsome ’72 – 937
12. Rick Atkinson ’66 – 906

Calbert, of course, went on to become Big Ten’s career scoring leader with 2,613 points and played 13 years in NBA.

IHSAA regional boys’ basketball pairings

REGIONAL PAIRINGS
Saturday
(All times CST)
CLASS 4A SEYMOUR REGIONAL
New Albany (23-1) vs. Bloomington South (21-4), 9 a.m.
Reitz (21-4) vs. Franklin Central (18-6), 10:45 a.m.
Championship, 7 p.m.
CLASS 3A WASHINGTON REGIONAL
Silver Creek (21-4) vs. Greensburg (19-7), 9 a.m.
Bosse (16-10) vs. Pike Central (20-5), 10:45 a.m.
Championship, 7 p.m.
CLASS 2A PAOLI REGIONAL
South Spencer (17-8) vs. Clarksville Providence (17-7), 9 a.m.
Linton-Stockton (22-4) vs. North Decatur (18-6), 10:45 a.m.
Championship, 7 p.m.
CLASS A LOOGOOTEE REGIONAL
Wood Memorial (19-8) vs. Rock Creek Academy (16-8), 9 a.m.
West Washington (18-8) vs. North Daviess (14-11), 10:45 a.m.
Championship, 7 p.m.
nAdmission: $7 per session; $10 both sessions.

Sectional semifinal pairings involving Evansville teams

IHSAA SECTIONAL PAIRINGS
Friday’s semifinals (all times CST)
Class 4A North Sectional 16
Reitz (19-4) vs. Harrison (16-5), 6 p.m.
Castle (18-5) vs. North (12-10), 7:30 p.m.
Class 3A Boonville Sectional 32
Boonville (12-11) vs. Heritage Hills (9-15), 6 p.m.
Bosse (14-10) vs. Mount Vernon (7-15), 7:30 p.m.
Class 2A Jasper Sectional 48
Forest Park (17-5) vs. Tell City (8-16), 5:30 p.m.
South Spencer (15-8) vs. Mater Dei (12-11), 7 p.m.
Class A Tecumseh Sectional 64
Springs Valley (11-11) vs. Tecumseh (10-13), 5:30 p.m.
Wood Memorial (17-8) vs. Day School (12-11), 7 p.m.

Admission: $6 per session, $10 all sessions.

Engelhardt’s final AP boys’ ballot

Following is my ballot for the final AP boys’ basketball poll. The overall poll from writers and broadcasters throughout the state will appear in Wednesday’s Courier & Press.

Class 4A
1. New Albany
2. Indy N. Central
3. Merrillville
4. Lawrence Central
5. McCutcheon
6. Warsaw
7. Lawrence North
8. Reitz
9. Southport
10. Bloomington South
Class 3A
1. Griffifth
2. NorthWood
3. Mish. Marian
4. Indy Park Tudor
5. Tipton
6. Washington
7. Pike Central
8. Jasper
9. Vincennes Lincoln
10. Brownstown
Class 2A
1. Northeastern
2. Barr-Reeve
3. Lapel
4. Oak Hill
5. Shenandoah
6. Linton-Stockton
7. Indy Howe
8. Forest Park
9. Mich City Marquette
10. Hammond Noll
Class A
1. Bloomfield
2. Liberty Christian
3. Seton Catholic
4. Tindley
5. University
6. Gary 21st Century
7. S. Newton
8. Laf Cen. Cath.
9. Indy Arlington
10. Wood Memorial

Boys’ basketball ballot submitted Feb. 22

ENGELHARDT’S BOYS’ BASKETBALL BALLOT ON FEB. 22

Following is the boys’ basketball ballot I submitted to The Associated Press. The statewide poll from writers and broadcasters throughout the state will be on the scoreboard page of Wednesday’s Courier & Press.
As I have stated in the past, I like to put an area team at the bottom of a poll to at least give them honorable mention.

Class 4A
1. New Albany
2. Merrillville
3. Indy N Central
4. McCutcheon
5. Lawrence Central
6. Warsaw
7. Southport
8. Reitz
9. Carroll (Allen)
10. Castle
Class 3A
1. Griffifth
2. NorthWood
3. Tipton
4. Mishawaka Marian
5. Brownstown
6. Indy Park Tudor
7. Pike Central
8. Washington
9. Vincennes Lincoln
10. Jasper
Class 2A
1. Lapel
2. Barr-Reeve
3. Northeastern
4. Oak Hill
5. Hammond Noll
6. Shenandoah
7. Linton-Stockton
8. Forest Park
9. Indy Howe
10. Mich. City Marquette
Class A
1. Liberty Christian
2. Bloomfield
3. Seton Catholic
4. University
5. Tindley
6. Indy Arlington
7. Gary 21st Century
8. Laf. Cen. Cath.
9. Clinton Prairie
10. Wood Memorial

Local boys’ basketball sectional pairings

Following are the boys’ basketball sectional pairings involving Evansville teams. The IHSAA revealed its postseason pairings via a blind draw Sunday afternoon.

IHSAA BOYS’ SECTIONAL PAIRINGS
(Involving Evansville teams, all times CST)
Class 4A North Sectional 16
March 1
Castle (17-4) vs. Central (11-9), 7 p.m.
March 4
Reitz (18-4) vs. Harrison (15-5), 6 p.m.
North (10-10) vs. Castle-Central winner, 7:30
March 5
Championship, 7 p.m.
Class 3A Boonville Sectional 32
March 1
Gibson Southern (11-10) vs. Heritage Hills (6-15), 6 p.m.
Bosse (12-9) vs. Memorial (7-12), 7:30
March 4
Boonville (10-11) vs. Heritage Hills-Gibson Southern winner, 6 p.m.
Mount Vernon (7-14) vs. Bosse-Memorial winner, 7:30
March 5
Championship, 7 p.m.
Class 2A Jasper Sectional 48
Tell City (7-15) Perry Central (4-18), 5:30
Mater Dei (10-10) vs. North Posey (6-17), 7
March 4
Forest Park (15-5) vs. Perry Central-Tell City winner, 5:30
South Spencer (12-8) vs. Mater Dei-North Posey winner, 7
March 5
Championship, 6:30 p.m.
Class A Tecumseh Sectional 64
March 1
Tecumseh (9-11) vs. Cannelton (4-17), 5:30 p.m.
Wood Memorial (16-7) vs. Northeast Dubois (9-12), 7 p.m.
March 4
Springs Valley (10-11) vs. Tecumseh-Cannelton winner, 5:30 p.m.
Day School (10-11) vs. Wood Memorial-Northeast Dubois winner, 7 p.m.
March 5
Championship, 6:30 p.m.

Potential Reitz-Castle rematch wouldn’t happen until sectional final

The anticipation surrounding a potential Reitz-Castle rematch would have to wait until the finals of the Class 4A North Sectional 16 boys’ basketball tournament. The IHSAA revealed its postseason pairings via a blind draw on Sunday.
Castle (17-4) will play Central (11-9) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 in the North Sectional opener. No. 5 Reitz (18-4) will meet Harrison (15-5) at 6 p.m. March 4 in the semifinals. North (10-10) will meet the Castle-Central winner at 7:30. The championship game is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 5.
Reitz, which had an eight-game winning streak snapped by Southport, 62-60, on Saturday night, beat the Knights twice during the regular season. Reitz posted a 70-60 win on Dec. 18 and recorded an 81-66 victory in pool play of the Toyota Gibson County Teamwork Classic.
In Class 3A Sectional 32 at Boonville, Bosse (12-9) will face Memorial (7-12) in an intriguing first-round encounter on March 1. The Bulldogs beat their East Side rival, 72-66 on Dec. 15.
The Washington (17-4) vs. Jasper (14-6) first round matchup on March 1 in 3A Sectional 31 at Southridge could be the most intriguing in Southern Indiana. The Hatchets edged Jasper 66-64 on Jan. 15.
Mater Dei (10-10) will meet North Posey (6-17) on March 1 in the Class 2A Jasper Sectional.
Day School (10-11) will play the Wood Memorial (16-7) vs. Northeast Dubois (9-12) winner on March 4 in the Class A Tecumseh Sectional.