Sunday, December 15, 2019

FOOTBALL: New Albany update

The following Facebook link is an update on the New Albany football team.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

FOOTBALL: Post-game interview with Jeff head coach Isaac Parker

Post-game interview with Jeffersonville head football coach Isaac Parker on Oct. 18 after the Red Devils' 23-20 home loss to Bedford North Lawrence.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

VOLLEYBALL: Jeffersonville update

The following Facebook link is an update on the Jeffersonville volleyball program.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

FOOTBALL: Providence update

The following Facebook link is an update on the Providence football team. The Pioneers (5-6) will host Triton Central (8-3) in the Class 2A Sectional 39 championship game at 7 p.m. this coming Friday at Murphy Stadium.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

VOLLEYBALL: Providence collects pair of wins in round robin

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CLARKSVILLE – On Saturday, Sept. 14, Providence improved its record to 17-0 by winning two matches in a three-team home round robin against Jasper and Carmel.
The Pioneers started the round robin with a 25-13, 25-21, 25-11 victory over the Wildcats. Senior Courtney Glotzbach led the Providence offensive attack with 13 kills, followed by teammate Ali Hornung with 12. Pioneer junior Emma Kaelin distributed 29 assists. Senior Ceci Rush paced the Providence defense with 10 digs.
The Pioneers defeated Carmel in the third and final match of the day, 28-26, 25-21, 25-18. Glotzbach matched her kill total from the Jasper match with 13, while Kaelin dished out 24 assists. Rush made 12 digs and Providence senior Maggie Purichia had five blocks. Hornung and teammate Ali Hughes each had four blocks.
“(Jasper) did some things to us that we didn’t necessarily expect, and we had to make some adjustments, which were really good,” Pioneer head coach Terri Purichia said. “They served the ball really aggressive at us, so we got into a little serve-reception trouble. But (Providence) worked through it, which was good.
“We just had a tremendously good match against Carmel. It was probably the best match we’ve played all season. Carmel played us with such great intensity. It was a back-and-forth battle that we were so thankful to get out with (a victory).”

Note: The following is a Facebook link to a complete interview with Providence head volleyball coach Terri Purichia on Sept. 14:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

VOLLEYBALL: Interview with New Albany head coach Ryan Woosley

Facebook link to my interview with New Albany head volleyball coach Ryan Woosley on Saturday, Sept. 21 after the Bulldogs finished sixth in the Active Ankle Challenge at New Albany.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

BOYS’ BASKETBALL: New Albany fends off Crown Point at Noblesville in 61-59 win

NOBLESVILLE – New Albany held off a fourth-quarter rally by Crown Point to post a 61-59 victory in the first round of the seventh annual Noblesville Holiday Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 27 at The Mill.
Senior guard Derrick Stevenson paced New Albany (5-2) with 17 points on 8-of-14 shooting. Bulldog junior forward Julien Hunter registered a double-double with 14 points and a team-high 10 rebounds.
Senior guard Landon Sprigler chipped in 10 points and four assists for the Dogs, while teammate Jordan Thomas had eight points, six rebounds and four blocked shots.
New Albany took its largest lead of the first half at 30-17 late in the second quarter as Stevenson converted a steal into a layup.
With New Albany up 32-20 at halftime, Crown Point (5-2) started the third period with a 13-4 run to slice its deficit to 37-33. But New Albany answered by closing the stanza with a 12-2 spurt to grab its biggest advantage of the game at 49-35.
“I felt like their kids never gave up. They hung in there,” New Albany head coach Jim Shannon said. “We didn’t get off to a very good start I didn’t think in the third quarter. We were a little lackadaisical to start the quarter. We felt we took some pretty good shots, but we didn’t make them. We felt we were giving them way too many easy shots. We got into a little foul trouble and put them on the line quite a bit.”
Crown Point began the fourth with six consecutive points to pull within 49-41. New Albany got its lead back up to 52-41 thanks to a Sprigler free throw and a Hunter basket.
However, Crown Point kept chipping away at its deficit. With less than three minutes left in regulation, senior Sam Snodgrass made a reverse layup to pull Crown Point within three at 54-51. That bucket capped off a 10-2 run.
Sprigler got New Albany’s advantage back to 57-51 with under two minutes remaining by knocking down a runner.
But Crown Point cut the New Albany lead down to three in the final 20.4 seconds. Snodgrass hit a pair of foul shots to get Crown Point within 58-55.
With 19.2 ticks left, senior guard Chris Johnson made two free throws to up New Albany’s lead back to five at 60-55. At the 10.7-second mark, though, Crown Point’s Ty Smith converted a layup to slice its deficit to 60-57.
Freshman Kaden Stanton hit a free throw with 8.6 seconds remaining to put New Albany up 61-57. Crown Point senior Elias Gerodemos made the final basket as time expired.
Shannon thought his players could have contained Crown Point’s comeback attempt if they would have hit their free throws in the fourth. New Albany shot 6-of-12 from the stripe in the final period and 10-of-19 for the game.
“In the fourth quarter, we basically thought we would spread them out a little bit and make them foul us, which they did,” Shannon said. “But we didn’t make our free throws. You’ve got to make them. I felt comfortable that we would go in there and put them in. But we missed too many. We’ve got to work on that.
“All in all, we played a good game against a good team. We’re happy to get out of here with a win.”
Gerodemos scored a game-high 22 points, while Snodgrass recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
New Albany wound up fourth in the tournament after losing two games on Friday, Dec. 28. It fell in the semifinals to Lawrence Central, 65-52. New Albany then lost the third-place game to Columbus North, 64-61.

For a complete post-game interview with New Albany head coach Jim Shannon, go to the following link:

New Albany       14 18 17 12-61
Crown Point         9 11 15 24-59
New Albany (5-2): Derrick Stevenson 8-14 1-2 17, Julien Hunter 6-10 2-7 14, Landon Sprigler 4-6 2-4 10, Jordan Thomas 4-5 0-0 8, Chris Johnson 1-3 2-2 4, Kaden Stanton 1-1 1-2 4, Tucker Biven 0-1 2-2 2, Trey Hourigan 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 25-42 10-19 61.
Crown Point (5-2): Elias Gerodemos 6-14 9-9 22, Sam Snodgrass 5-15 4-5 15, Ty Smith 3-5 1-2 7, Sam Decker 3-7 1-2 6, Matt Hanlon 2-4 1-1 5, Sam Krutz 2-6 0-2 4, Tyler Jeeninga 0-0 0-0 0, Ben Uran 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-52 16-21 59.
Three-point field goals: New Albany 1-5 (Stanton 1-1, Biven 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Stevenson 0-2); Crown Point 3-12 (Gerodemos 1-1, Decker 1-3, Snodgrass 1-5, Krutz 0-3).
Rebounds: New Albany 28 (Hunter 10); Crown Point 24 (Snodgrass 11).
Turnovers: New Albany 9, Crown Point 5.
Total fouls: New Albany 19, Crown Point 19.
Fouled out: Stevenson.
Technical fouls: New Albany bench.