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Sectional championship roundup: Harrison’s dream season continues

EMILY BROUWER / COURIER & PRESS Harrison High School students cheer for their team during the game against Jasper High School at Romain Stadium on Friday, Nov. 6.

Well, the closest game of the night in Southwestern Indiana was 28 points. Castle, Harrison, Gibson Southern and Mater Dei each advance to the regional round.

For the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference, this is the first time more than two schools have represented since 2012 (Castle, Mater Dei, Reitz). It also means all eight teams in the SIAC have won a sectional in the 21st century. With Harrison winning its first since 1997, North now has the longest drought (’00). Pressure is on, Huskies!

EMILY BROUWER / COURIER & PRESS Harrison’s Ryan Hales prepares to throw the ball Friday against at Romain Stadium. Hales threw four first-half touchdowns.

Harrison was the real story of the night. I predicted on the TV they’d upset 4A fifth-ranked Jasper, but never would I have imagined a 48-13 final. They’re good, and they are red-hot right now. The Warriors will travel to a galaxy far, far away at East Central HS in Guilford, Indiana — 3 1/2 hour trek, about 30 minutes outside of Cincinnati — at 7 p.m. CST Friday. I’m honestly surprised Coach Brunson didn’t want the Saturday game, but a lot of times it’s best not to mess with your routine (plus, they’ll get out of school early). The Trojans (10-2) are ranked ninth in the AP and 11th in the coaches’ polls. Harrison (10-2) will continue to play with a chip on its shoulders as slight underdogs, being on the road.

Castle continued to make a statement, going on the road and beating Bedford North Lawrence 49-13. The Knights were near-flawless on both ends of the field in claiming their first sectional in three years — a long time in Paradise. Hypothetical’s are stupid, but this is a team playing like they could very well be 9-2 or 10-1 and ranked in 5A. Castle (7-4) will host No. 3 Bloomington South (11-0) in a matchup between the two for the first time since ’83 at 6:30 p.m. CST Friday.

JASON CLARK / COURIER & PRESS Gibson Southern’s Cory Clem (50) breaks up a pass attempt by Princeton quarterback Lane Rumple during the second quarter of the Class 3A sectional at Gibson Southern Friday.

I’d have bet $10 that Gibson Southern would not be the closest game of the night, which isn’t saying much since they were all blowouts. The 3A top-ranked Titans continued to go untested and without noticeable flaws, cruising to a 49-21 win over county rival Princeton … Like Mater Dei, they were up 42-0 at halftime and really just outclassed the Tigers again. Gibson (12-0) will host Brownstown Central (10-2), who shutout Southridge 37-0, at 7 p.m. CST Friday.

After pummeling North Posey 49-7, Mater Dei (12-0) opted for the Saturday game next week, and No. 3 Monrovia (11-1) quickly decided 6 p.m. CST would be a good time, so no afternoon football. Mater Dei will now play three straight playoff games on the road out of four possible, which is puzzling considering, well, they’re the No. 1 team in 2A … Looking ahead (since I can), MD would meet the winner between Indianapolis east-side schools, No. 8 Howe (9-3) at unranked Scecina (7-5), in a semistate.

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Morning after: sectional roundup

It was a somewhat loud opening night of sectionals. Most games went as expected, but there were a couple upsets, a couple nail biters and some high-powered offenses…

Charlestown stunned Heritage Hills, 39-37: The 3A No. 2/9 Patriots led 31-15 late in the third quarter, but gave up three straight touchdowns (and three two-point conversions) to surrender the lead. Down 39-31 with under two minutes left, senior QB Caleb Mulzer connected with classmate Jack Fischer on a 40-yard TD pass, but their two-point conversion pass fell short and Charlestown hung on to win. Heritage Hills ended the season 8-2. Charlestown (8-2) will host Brownstown Central (8-2) in the bottom half of the 3A-31 bracket. Take: If you told me at the beginning of the season that the Pats would win eight games, I’d have probably taken the under. They lost a lot from that semi-state team last year. This year featured a solid senior class as well, but replacing all-state players at six positions is tough. Regardless, Todd Wilkerson has built a strong foundation and they have some good pieces returning next season.

Southridge upset North Harrison, 28-21: Southridge scored 14 unanswered in the fourth quarter, including a 55-yard, go-ahead pick-6 by senior DE Chad Meyer with 1:54 left. The Raiders (7-3) have a reputation as being one-dimensional within their wing-T offense, but it’s effective as all 288 yards came on the ground and beat the No. 7/15 team in 3A. Take: I’m not sure how big of a shock this was, media poll withstanding. This was a nip-tuck game throughout, but Southridge forced three interceptions and that’s the ball game. Raiders will host Corydon (6-4) in the other 3A-31 semifinal.


Reitz survived a scare from Central, 35-28: Reitz was down 21-14 early in the third quarter, but senior RB Kerrion Ringo scored on successive drives to snap a 21-all game and then came up with his second interception of the night to seal the win. Central senior RB Dorian Williams rushed for 269 yards. But the No. 4/4 Panthers (9-1), who lead all of 4A in interceptions, added three more picks and also recovered a fumble. Take: Valiant effort by Central (5-5), but there’s no such thing as moral victories or bad wins. Reitz survived and advanced, which likely doesn’t breed confidence for its fan base. But now the Panthers have to turn the page with No. 5/6 Jasper coming to the Bowl next week for a 4A-24 semifinal. Jasper (9-1) spanked Owen Valley 38-0.

Rapid fire:

  • Princeton posts comeback win over Memorial 22-19. Princeton was slightly favored in this 3A-32 opener and it turned out to be quite a game. Princeton (8-2) trailed 19-7 early in the fourth quarter but rallied with back-to-back strikes, and its defense held up its end. First 8-win season for Princeton since 1993. It’ll be at Mount Vernon (5-5) in one semifinal. Top-ranked Gibson Southern will host Sullivan (8-2) in the other.
  • Boonville out slugged Bosse 53-40 in an interesting shootout. Junior RB Camdon Cartwright rushed for more than 200 yards for the fourth game in a row (sixth this season) and scored four TDs. First sectional win at home in 11 years for the Pioneers (7-3), who will play at Harrison (8-2) in the other 4A-24 semifinal.


  • Mater Dei’s offense was brilliant in 63-22 rout of South Spencer. The 2A top-ranked Wildcats (10-0), coming off a thrilling win over Reitz last week, scored on their first nine possessions against the Rebels. The only time MD didn’t score was on the final series when it took a knee 5-yards outside the SS end zone to run out the clock. The Wildcats’ reward? Hop a bus to face Providence (4-6) in a 2A-40 semifinal. North Posey (3-7) will be at Eastern Perkin (3-7).
  • Linton, Perry Central will meet again: Linton and Perry Central both won convincingly last night and will meet in a battle of ranked teams. No. 10/10 Perry Central (9-1) hosts No. 3/3 Linton-Stockton (9-1) in next week’s 1A-48 semifinal round. PC has been knocked out of the tournament by Linton the past four years and are again the underdog. Tecumseh (4-6) will travel to North Central (Farmersburg) (6-4) in the other semifinal.

Top five storylines from postseason draw

The IHSAA revealed the football sectional pairings late Sunday afternoon. Here are the first-round pairings for all local and area teams. Here is the write-up for Monday’s print edition. And below are my top five storylines from the random draw.


  1. Is this Gibson Southern’s year to get past an Indy private school in semi-state? The 3A No. 1 Titans (8-0) are heavy favorites to win Sectional 32 and can make a strong case as the toughest team in Southwestern Indiana. They pack postseason experience, depth, an up-tempo spread offense and a front four defensively that can wreak havoc. All signs point toward No. 3 Indianapolis Bishop Chatard (5-3) standing in Gibson’s path in advancing to its first state final in program history. This may be head coach Nick Hart’s best team to do it with. The Titans lost semi-state appearances to Brebeuf Jesuit in 2013 and Chatard in 2012.
  2. How much does Reitz have left in the tank? The Panthers (8-0) have looked susceptible at times but have retained their 4A No. 1 ranking all season backed behind a high-powered and balanced offense and a defense that possibly doesn’t get enough credit. They face considerable challenges ahead the next few weeks. Not only is all-state senior linebacker Will Brown sidelined for the season (in addition to sophomore Joey Diekmann), Reitz also faces an emotional game against Westside rival Mater Dei in a battle of unbeaten and top-ranked teams Friday. The Panthers road to a regional is no cakewalk, either. There’s a lot of parity in 4A, and the perception that Reitz isn’t convincing enough to justify its ranking may fuel the fire of a talented senior class. Blocking its likely path are also No. 5 East Central (7-1) in a regional and potentially either No. 3 Northview (8-0) or No. 13 Roncalli (4-4) in a semi-state. Head coach Andy Hape was glad to stay relatively close for the sectional and remains optimistic based on progress shown.
  3. MaterDeiSemi2_9763786_ver1.0_640_480Does Mater Dei again have the best odds of the pocket to reach state? I think it’s a fair assessment. The 2A top-ranked Wildcats (8-0) are currently the only team with a winning record in Sectional 40. Their offense has been borderline unstoppable for the majority of the season and head coach Mike Goebel believes his defense is continuing to make strides. Mater Dei’s road beyond sectionals likely features No. 3 Monrovia in regionals and No. 2 Eastern Hancock in semi-state. Sagarin ratings have a sizeable difference between the Wildcats and teams below them in 2A, though.
  4. Will Castle make a run past sectionals? That’s the $100 question in Newburgh. The Knights (4-4) have flashed the potential to compete with top-tier programs but need to become more consistent over 48 minutes. The recent realignment favors Castle in Sectional 16, and head coach Doug Hurt believes it isn’t far from playing at a high level. If the Knights take care of business, they’d likely host No. 4 Bloomington South (8-0) in a regional. 5A is fairly loaded after both Columbus East and New Palestine were promoted due to the IHSAA tournament success factor. “I think our kids will be really excited to get back to practice (Monday) and try to have a better result in the second half of the season than we did in the first,” Hurt said. “We’ve just been a little bit off. If we can find a way to be just a little bit better and make some championship plays down the stretch, then I think we can make a run out of this thing.”
  5. 804511How much of a banner year will this be for Harrison? The Warriors (6-2) already captured their first winning season since 2004 and are positioned well to advance to the sectional championship for the first time since then as well. But consistency has plagued Harrison week to week. At times, they’re capable of upsetting a top-ranked team while at others, you wonder how it’s the same team. Anyone can lay an egg at any time, especially in high school. Much has been written about the Warriors athleticism and that has translated to the win column. A sectional title is asking for a lot, but it’s the next step on the ladder.

Quick hits:

  • A year after drawing a ranked Vincennes Lincoln team in the opening round, Heritage Hills moves to 3A-31 and are still stuck with a quality opponent off the bat in Charlestown. It’ll be a rematch of last year’s regional championship, won by the Patriots.
  • Southridge saw an uptick in academic enrollment and join the 31 party as well. The Raiders (6-2) won’t have it any easier when they host No. 8 North Harrison (8-0). 31 is arguably the toughest in the C&P coverage area. Six teams boast winning records.
  • Both Castle and North waved goodbye to the Terre Haute schools that won 5A-16 the last two years, and say hello to old pals Bedford and Floyd Central. Both are nearly equidistant to the two SIAC schools and only slightly further away than Terre Haute.
  • Edgewood and Bosse are newcomers in 4A-24 as Silver Creek and Seymour move out. Bosse was reclassified after a reported increase in enrollment that bumped them up from 3A. Tough break.
  • Gibson Southern and Heritage Hills could meet for a rematch of last year’s 3A-32 championship in this year’s regional round. The Titans should clinch their third Pocket Athletic Conference title in four years Friday, taking back the crown from the Patriots.
  • Most sectionals have a clear-cut favorite, but I’m still going to cop out and say I need to see what happens this week to make final predictions. There aren’t many dark horses to pick as upsets outside of Jasper/Harrison in 4A-24 and Southridge in 3A-31.

SW Indiana Week 8 Power Rankings

Back by popular demand: power rankings for Southwestern Indiana high school football. These were introduced midseason, with emphasis placed on Sagarin ratings, strength of schedule, common opponents and known injuries. I decided to cut down from six tiers to five as there is too much parity at the bottom. This is all for fun and shouldn’t be taken personally.

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No change here since midseason, except that Gibson Southern has distanced itself a bit from Reitz and Mater Dei based on Sagarin. Simply put, the Titans have shown zero weaknesses while the Westside of Evansville schools have. Either could easily be 5-2 with losses to unranked teams. But, in reality, all three are the only remaining undefeated teams in the pocket, have No. 1 rankings attached to their school and are near-locks to win sectional titles.

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Harrison and Southridge join the mix of the second tier. The Warriors pulled off a remarkable comeback against Castle last week, coming back from a 38-7 halftime deficit to win 39-38. Depending on how they show the next two weeks, they’d be a tough draw in the sectional. Castle drops three spots in the process. They’ve got the talent, but haven’t been able to come up on the winning side of close games. Both Heritage Hills and Jasper both benefit from that in this exercise. Worth noting: Castle is still the favorite to win a sectional after the offseason realignment.

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Again, this is where it starts to drop off. Memorial laid an egg last week against Central, who pounded the Tigers 41-14. I’m not sold that there’s that much separation between the two. Half of the Big Eight is in a dogfight for second place behind Jasper, with Princeton in the driver’s seat at 3-1. And Perry Central lost its first game, so they take a hit like any non-power five team in the college top 25 would after losing.

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I’m again going to lump the last two tiers together because it’s senseless to clamor for a bad team over a really bad team. This seems optimistic for North, after losing to Bosse two weeks ago, to still rank ahead of the Bulldogs. But there’s too large of a different in Sagarin. And I think if you play the matchup best of seven, I’ll take North in five (it’s still baseball season). Four teams from the Pocket in the bottom seven, including three 1-6 teams. Kudos to Tell City interim head coach Josh Teague for picking up his first win in an overtime win against North Posey, who dropped off the map this year.

So where am I off? Let me know in the comments and keep it civil.

SW Indiana Midseason Power Rankings


We are midway through the high school football regular season. I thought now would be an appropriate time to look at the best teams, from top to bottom, in Southwestern Indiana. I started out sorting this by Sagarin ratings, then moved schools up or down based on injuries, strength of schedule, common opponents. It’s not scientific, and admittedly subjective. But without further ado, here are my power rankings through five games, divided into six tiers:
TierI-Midseason Power RankingsCue the Titan bias accusations! I promise I’m not basing this on the Gibson Southern-Reitz scrimmage this summer (which I heard did not fare well for the Panthers). But obviously, you could make a case for all three teams at the No. 1 spot as each are the top-ranked team in their respective class. Gibson has not been challenged, but will face its first true test Friday against Heritage Hills at The Jungle. This week, Mater Dei has to beat Castle, who in all honesty, should’ve upset Reitz in Week 3 if not for a bogus high school onside kick return rule. If the Wildcats can hold on, we’re likely to see another 8-0 showdown between the Westside rivals at the bowl. Again, these three are fairly interchangeable to me, but Gibson has looked invincible so far.TierII-Midseason Power Rankings

Fair or unfair, I give Castle the nod over Heritage Hills because of the aforementioned Knights’ upset that didn’t materialize. The Patriots have done everything in their power — including a win against Jasper in Week 4 — to show last fall wasn’t just a flash in the pan season. So it comes down to this hypothetical: Do you think Heritage Hills could’ve come as close as Castle did to beating Reitz? Kenton Crews’ heroics aside, I think their offense still has question marks. But heck, even Castle looked suspect moving the ball last week after the first quarter. Jasper is right there in the mix and its defense has lived up to expectations. But how much better are the Wildcats than Harrison and Central? Could we see a 4A Sectional 24 title game that doesn’t feature Reitz and Jasper? I think there’s a decent chance.

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There’s a fairly steep drop-off here, according to Sagarin. Even after being shut out 28-0 against Reitz and a back-up quarterback last week, I still believe in Harrison. Athletically, they match up against any team in Tier II and you could make a case for Tier I as well. These next two weeks will tell me a lot about the Warriors (two home games against Central and Castle). Southridge is off to another 3-0 start in the Pocket, albeit against a weak schedule, but Scott Buening’s Wing-T offense continues to churn out points despite losing several key players from last season. Central arguably has the most elusive backfield in the SIAC with Tias Stewart and Dorian Williams, but haven’t put up much of a fight against Reitz and Castle. And I’ll be honest. I’m not sure what to make of Perry Central, but they’re 5-0 and that deserves recognition.

TierIV-Midseason Power Rankings

Tons of parity here, particularly in the Big Eight. The first year of Darin Ward era in Boonville has gone as well as possible. The Pioneers host Mount Vernon this week, with the winner staying alive in the conference title race. Princeton’s upset against Mount Carmel (for the first time in 43 years) was significant, but is looking less so by the week with the way the Aces defense has played. By Sagarin, Memorial probably should be in Tier III but injuries to key players cause them to move down in my opinion. North looks like a one-win team in the SIAC. Vincennes pounded Mount Vernon a couple weeks ago, but the Alices are down significantly since winning a share of the conference last year.

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How the mighty have fallen… Before the season, I booked a Mount Carmel story assuming they were the favorites to win the Big Eight in returning an offense that appeared highly dangerous on paper. The Aces offense took a hit when junior Daxton Peach suffered a season-ending knee injury. But it’s been their defense that has struggled big time — 49 points per game the past two weeks.

There’s another big drop between Tier V and VI. I’m not going to get into every team here, but I do find it is eye-opening that there are five teams in our area worse than Bosse.

So where did I go wrong? Let me know where you disagree.

IHSAA softball sectional pairings announced

The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced the sectional pairings for softball. All times are central, subject to change and all dates are also subject to verification.

Class 4A Sectional 16
Wednesday, May 26
Castle vs. Reitz, 7 p.m.
Friday, May 28
Harrison vs. Central, 5:30 p.m.
North vs. Castle-Reitz winner 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 29
Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Class 3A Sectional 31
Tuesday, May 25
Mitchell vs. Washington, 9 a.m.
Pike Central vs. Heritage Hills, 11 a.m.
Jasper vs. Vincennes Lincoln, 1 p.m.
Thursday, May 27
Southridge vs. Mitchell-Washington winner, 5 p.m.
Pike Central-Heritage Hills winner vs Jasper-Vincennes Lincoln winner, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 28
Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.

Class 3A Sectional 32
Wednesday, May 26
Memorial vs. Boonville, 5:30 p.m.
Bosse vs. Mount Vernon, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 27
Memorial-Boonville winner vs. Bosse-Mount Vernon winner, 5:30 p.m.
Gibson Southern vs. Princeton, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 28
Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Class 2A Sectional 47
Wednesday, May 26
North Knox vs. South Knox, 5:30 p.m.
Linton-Stockton vs. Sullivan, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 27
North Knox-South Knox winner vs. Linton-Sullivan winner, 5:30 p.m.
North Central (Farmersburg) vs. Eastern Greene, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 28
Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Class 2A Sectional 48
Wednesday, May 26
Forest Park vs. North Posey, 5:30 p.m.
Mater Dei vs. South Spencer, 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 27
Forest Park-North Posey winner vs. Mater Dei-South Spencer winner, 5:30 p.m.
Perry Central vs. Tell City, 7 p.m.
Friday, May 28
Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Class A Sectional 63
Wednesday, May 26
Barr-Reeve vs. North Daviess, 5 p.m.
Loogootee vs. Shoals, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 27
Semifinal winners, 5:30 p.m.

Class A Sectional 64
Wednesday, May 26
Tecumseh vs. Northeast Dubois, 5:30 p.m.
Wood Memorial vs. Cannelton, 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 27
Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.

Jasper up to No. 1; Loogootee cracks top 10

The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 10 poll after week six. Records are through games of Saturday, May 9, with total votes in parentheses and the team’s previous week ranking (NR-RV: not ranked-received votes).

1. Indpls. Cathedral 16-1 (118) 1
2. Floyd Central 17-3 (94) T2
3. Lawrence North 18-4 (92) T5
4. Columbus North (82) 4
5. Lake Central 14-3 (68) T5
6. LaPorte 17-4 (66) T2
7. McCutcheon 12-4 (38) T7
8. Hobart 16-3 (24) NR-RV
9. Center Grove 14-2 (20) NR
10. Zionsville 8-2 (18) T7
Dropped out: Avon (9), Crown Point (10).
Received votes: Avon, Bedford North Lawrence, Castle, Connersville, Crown Point, Huntington North, Westfield.

1. Jasper 18-0 (96) T2

T2. Crawfordsville 20-3 (68) T2
T2. Silver Creek 15-2 (68) 4
4. Andrean 12-2 (66) 5
5. Hanover Central 17-3 (56) 1
T6. Norwell 15-3 (50) 8
T6. Yorktown 16-3 (50) 7
8. Leo 17-2 (44) T9
9. Puru 11-4 (36) 6
10. West Vigo 14-3 (4) NR-RV
Dropped out: North Harrison (T9).
Received votes: Bellmont, Charlestown, New Haven.

1. Knightstown 16-1 (98) 1
2. Lapel 15-3 (84) T2
3. South Spencer 14-2 (80) T2
4. Fort Wayne Canterbury 13-1 (60) 7
5. Lafayette Central Catholic 16-5 (56) 8
6. Cass (Lewis-Cass) 4-0 (52) 5
7. Alexandria 14-6 (32) 6
8. Wapahani 14-7 (26) 4
9. Eastern (Greentown) 14-5 (24) T9
10. Hebron 14-3 (18) NR-RV
Dropped out: Sullivan (T9).
Received votes: Churubusco, Forest Park, Sullivan.

1. Pioneer 12-1 (112) 2
2. Rockville 14-5 (80) T4
3. Rising Sun 11-3 (72) 6
4. South Central (Elizabeth) 11-7 (50) 3
5. North White 13-5 (40) 10
6. Frontier 14-6 (36) T4
7. Orleans 11-5 (34) 1
8. Shakamak 3-2 (30) T8
9. Jac-Cen-Del 11-5 (24) T8
10. Loogootee 12-5 (20) NR-RV
Dropped out: Caston (7).
Received votes: Caston, Daleville, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Hauser, Morgan Township, Northeast Dubois, Tecumseh.

Jasper, South Spencer only area representatives in IHSBCA Top 10

The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 10 poll after week five. Records are through games of Saturday, May 2, with total votes in parentheses and the team’s previous week ranking (NR-RV: not ranked-received votes).

1. Indpls. Cathedral 16-1 (140) 1
2. Floyd Central 15-2 (110) 2
2. LaPorte 16-2 (110) 3
4. Columbus North (64) T6
5. Lawrence North 14-2 (52) 5
5. Lake Central 7-2 (52) 4
7. Zionsville 8-2 (48) T6
7. McCutcheon 10-3 (48) 8
9. Avon 12-4 (32) NR-RV
10. Crown Point 11-5 (16) NR
Dropped out: Bedford N. Lawrence (9), Harrison (W. Lafayette) (10).
Received votes: Bedford N. Lawrence, Castle, Columbus East, Connersville, Crown Point, Ev. North, Hobart, Huntington North, Lafayette Jefferson, Mishawaka, Munster, Terre Haute North, Westfield.

1. Hanover Central 16-0 (110) 2
2. Jasper 16-0 (96) 3
2. Crawfordsville 16-2 (96) 1
4. Silver Creek 13-1 (84) 5
5. Andrean 12-2 (82) 4
6. Peru 9-2 (48) T8
7. Yorktown 11-3 (28) T6
8. Norwell 9-3 (26) T6
9. N. Harrison 11-5 (20) T8
9. Leo 12-2 (20) NR-RV
Dropped out: Charlestown (10).
Received votes: Charlestown, F.W. Dwenger, Frankfort, Lebanon, New Haven, W. Vigo.

1. Knightstown 13-1 (94) 1
2. Lapel 13-2 (68) 8
2. S. Spencer 12-2 (68) 2
4. Wapahani 13-5 (66) 4
5. Cass (Lewis-Cass) 3-0 (60) T8
6. Alexandria 11-4 (54) 3
7. F.W. Canterbury 9-1 (50) 6
8. Lafayette Central Catholic 12-5 (48) 5
9. Sullivan 11-4 (10) 7
9. Eastern (Greentown) 11-4 (10) NR-RV
Dropped out: Austin (10).
Received votes: Austin, Churubusco, Forest Park, Hebron, N. Newton.

1. Orleans 10-3 (90) 1
2. Pioneer 12-1 (86) 4
3. S. Central (Elizabeth) 10-6 (80) 2
4. Rockville 11-3 (68) 3
4. Frontier 12-5 (68) 6
6. Rising Sun 8-3 (48) T8
7. Caston 10-4 (22) NR-RV
8. Jac-Cen-Del 8-4 (14) NR-RV
8. Shakamak 2-2 (14) 5
10. N. White 9-3 (12) NR-RV
Dropped out: F.W. Blackhawk Christian (7), Barr-Reeve (T8), Hauser (10).
Received votes: Barr-Reeve, Daleville, F.W. Blackhawk Christian, Hauser, Loogootee, Morgan Township, Northeast Dubois.

South Spencer, Jasper climb IHSBCA poll

The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 10 poll after week four. Records are through games of Saturday, April 25, with total votes in parentheses and the team’s previous week ranking (NR-RV: not ranked-received votes).

1. Indianapolis Cathedral 12-0 (180) 2
2. Floyd Central 12-1 (156) 1
3. LaPorte 14-1 (132) 6
4. Lake Central 6-1 (96) 3
5. Lawrence North 12-0 (90) 9
6. Columbus North (74) 8
6. Zionsville 6-1 (74) 5
8. McCutcheon 9-2 (32) NR-RV
9. Bedford North Lawrence 9-3 (30) 4
10. Harrison (West Lafayette) 10-3 (26) 10
Dropped out: Castle (7).
Received votes (alphabetically): Avon, Brownsburg, Carroll (Fort Wayne), Castle, Center Grove, Evansville North, Homestead, Lawrence Central, Mishawaka, Munster, Terre Haute South.

1. Crawfordsville 13-0 (98) 1
2. Hanover Central 12-0 (92) 2
3. Jasper 11-0 (72) 5
4. Andrean 11-2 (60) 4
5. Silver Creek 12-1 (54) 3
6. Yorktown 8-2 (26) 10
6. Norwell 7-2 (26) 6
8. Peru 6-1 (24) NR-RV
8. North Harrison 10-2 (24) 9
10. Charlestown 8-3 (16) 7
Dropped out: Lebanon (8).
Received votes: Fort Wayne Dwenger, Griffith, Lebanon, Leo, Maconaquah, Mitchell.

1. Knightstown 8-0 (110) 2
2. South Spencer 10-2 (88) 3
3. Alexandria 9-2 (82) 1
4. Wapahani 10-3 (80) 4
5. Lafayette Central Catholic 10-4 (70) 5
6. Fort Wayne Canterbury 6-1 (44) 6
7. Sullivan 10-2 (36) 7
8. Lapel 9-1 (26) NR-RV
8. Cass (Lewis-Cass) 3-0 (26) 10
10. Austin 7-1 (18) NR-RV
Dropped out: Centerville (8), Eastern (Greene) (9).
Received votes: Centerville, Churubusco, Eastern (Greene), North Newton, Shenandoah, Woodlan.

1. Orleans 8-0 (110) 2
2. South Central (Elizabeth) 9-3 (108) 1
3. Rockville 8-1 (98) 3
4. Pioneer 7-1 (76) 4
5. Shakamak 1-2 (48) 5
6. Frontier 9-4 (46) 6
7. Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian 0-3 (32) 10
8. Rising Sun 7-2 (30) NR-RV
8. Barr-Reeve 2-2 (30) 8
10. Hauser 6-4 (28) 7
Dropped out: Daleville (9).
Received votes: Caston, Daleville, Jac-Cen-Del, Morgan Township, North White, Northeast Dubois, Tecumseh.

Jasper trending up in latest IHSBCA poll

 Jasper’s Cal Krueger delivers a pitch to a Castle batter in the second inning of their game at Castle High School Thursday evening. DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS

Jasper’s Cal Krueger delivers a pitch to a Castle batter in the second inning of their game at Castle High School Thursday evening. DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS

The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 10 poll after week three. Records are through games of Saturday, April 18, with total votes in parentheses and the team’s previous week ranking (NR-RV: not ranked-received votes).

1. Floyd Central 10-0 (140) 1
2. Indpls. Cathedral 10-0 (126) 2
3. Lake Central 4-1 (84) 3
4. Bedford N. Lawrence 9-1 (80) 8
5. Zionsville 5-1 (56) 7
6. LaPorte 10-1 (54) NR
7. Castle 8-3 (50) T4
8. Columbus North (48) T4
9. Lawrence North 10-0 (42) NR-RV
10. Harrison (West Lafayette) 9-1 (26) NR-RV
Dropped out: Noblesville (T4), Hobart (9), Munster (10).
Receiving votes (alphabetically): Evans. North, Hamilton Southeastern, Hobart, McCutcheon, Mishawaka, Munster, Noblesville, Terre Haute South.

1. Crawfordsville 10-0 (90) 8
2. Hanover Central 9-0 (76) 5
3. Silver Creek 9-1 (74) 2
4. Andrean 3-1 (72) 1
5. Jasper 8-0 (46) NR-RV
6. Norwell 5-1 (38) 7
7. Charlestown 6-3 (32) 10
8. Lebanon 5-2 (28) 4
9. North Harrison 9-1 (24) NR
10. Yorktown 6-2 (20) 6
Dropped out: Griffith (3), Batesville (9).
Received votes: Fort Wayne Dwenger, Griffith, New Palestine, Peru, West Vigo.

1. Alexandria 6-0 (100) 2
2. Knightstown 5-0 (78) 5
3. South Spencer 5-2 (68) 3
4. Wapahani 6-3 (62) 1
5. Lafayette Central Catholic 7-4 (56) 6
6. Fort Wayne Canterbury 4-1 (40) 7
7. Sullivan 8-1 (38) NR
8. Centerville 6-3 (22) 10
9. Eastern (Greentown) 5-1 (20) NR
10. Cass (Lewis-Cass) 2-0 (18) NR-RV
Dropped out: Mater Dei (4), Indpls. Cardinal Ritter (8), Forest Park (9).
Received votes: Austin, Evans. Mater Dei, Lapel, Lewis Cass, North Knox, Providence, Woodlan.

1. South Central (Elizabeth) 6-2 (130) 1
2. Orleans 5-0 (108) 3
3. Rockville 5-1 (94) 4
4. Pioneer 6-1 (82) 8
5. Shakamak 1-2 (78) 2
6. Frontier 7-3 (66) T5
7. Hauser 6-2 (58) 10
8. Barr-Reeve 4-1 (34) 7
9. Daleville 4-2 (26) T5
10. Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian 0-1 (26) 9
Dropped out: None.
Received votes: Jac-Cen-Del, North Daviess, North White, Northeast Dubois, Rising Sun, South Newton.