March 2, 2013
Franklin Central 69, Columbus North 54
Jeffersonville 73, Evansville Harrison 62
Final – Jeffersonville 85, Franklin Central 69
Greensburg 82, Evansville Bosse 65
Brownstown 49, Vincennes Lincoln 35
Final – Greensburg 65, Brownstown 54
Perry Central 60, Switzerland County 46
Linton-Stockton 65, Clarksville 62
Final – Linton-Stockton 68, Perry Central 63
Borden 52, Orleans 51
Barr-Reeve 44, Northeast Dubois 41
Final – Borden 43, Barr-Reeve 42
University 46, Baptist Academy 39
Jac-Cen-Del 48, Clay City 38
Final – University 64, Jac-Cen-Del 46
February 25, 2013
The Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association, a coaches association for Southern Indiana high schools, recently announced its girls’ All-District Teams and District Coaches of the Year, as selected through a vote of the association’s membership.
District 1: Rhagen Smith, Sullivan; Nicole Anderson, Terre Haute North; Lexi Ingram, Bloomington South; Haley Pace, Decatur Central; Audra Lane, Washington; Cori Cummings, Barr-Reeve; Kelsey Pilant, Shakamak; Brittany Dailey, Decatur Central; Allyson Wehrheim, Vincennes Rivet; Caelan Jones, Sullivan.
District 2: Jacey Ritzert, Mount Vernon; Nicole Dodd, Northeast Dubois; Kenydal Dearing, Southridge; Mackenzie Hayes, Tell City; Kylie Blessinger, Forest Park; Shelby Merder, Jasper; Jade Dixon, Mount Vernon; Lauren Stemple, Mount Vernon; Victoria Schaefer, Southridge; Auriel Trible, Tecumseh; Amanda Jacob, Forest Park; Jordan Like, Pike Central; Kayla Smith, Forest Park.
District 3: Jenna Hountz, East Central; Ally Lehman, Indian Creek; Mikala Lomax, Columbus East; Tierra Huntsman, Connersville; Deauna Evans, Greenwood; Kelsie Ratliff, Greenwood; Sasha Robinson, Brown County; Lauren Weidman, Center Grove; Chloe Orrvar, Greenwood; Hanna Ballard Columbus North.
District 4: Alex Tinsley, Silver Creek; Tori Packwood, West Washington; Krista Roberts, Eastern Pekin; Shelbi Samsil, Orleans; Kennedy Nelson, Paoli; Sophie Sears, Paoli; Alexis McFarland, Silver Creek; Leslie Beatty, Borden; Kayla Uhl, Corydon; Emily Clayton, Silver Creek.
DISTRICT COACHES OF THE YEAR
District 1: Julie Meeks, Sullivan.
District 2: Alan Matheis, Northeast Dubois.
District 3: Pat McKee, Columbus North
District 4: Frank Decker, Paoli.
Tags: Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association
February 10, 2013
At Bedford North Lawrence
Franklin Central 51, Castle 34
Bedford North Lawrence 71, Columbus North 45
Final – Bedford North Lawrence vs. Franklin Central, 8 p.m.
Corydon 55, Evansville Bosse 52
Rushville 59, Jasper 48
Final – Corydon vs. Rushville, 7:30 p.m.
Evansville Mater Dei 64, Paoli 42
Sullivan 55, Austin 45
Final – Evansville Mater Dei vs. Sullivan, 8 p.m.
Vincennes Rivet 56, New Washington 42
Northeast Dubois 44, Trinity Lutheran 30
Final – Northeast Dubois vs. Vincennes Rivet, 8 p.m.
At Southwestern (Shelby)
Shakamak 48, Indianapolis Tindley 30
Southwestern (Shelby) 62, Jac-Cen-Del 58, OT
Final – Shakamak vs. Southwestern (Shelby), 8 p.m.
December 31, 2012
Ali Patberg is ringing in the new year with more than a resolution.
The Columbus North sophomore is celebrating the start of 2013 with a commitment.
Patberg, a 5-foot-10 guard who is averaging 18.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the 14-0 Bull Dogs, announced Monday evening that she has made an oral commitment to accept a scholarship to the University of Notre Dame.
“Notre Dame is the place with all the right components for me,” said Patberg, who helped Columbus North to a 23-4 record and Class 4-A state runner-up finish last season as a freshman. “It is a school with an outstanding academic reputation, a fabulous basketball program and coaches and players whom I have grown to like immensely during the recruiting process.
“It also is an Indiana school and not too far from home, two other factors that are important to me.”
Patberg informed Irish coach Muffet McGraw by telephone of her decision on Monday afternoon, then spent the latter part of the day calling coaches from other colleges to inform them of her decision.
Other programs that had offered Patberg a scholarship were Butler, Dayton, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Marquette and Purdue. Other schools that had inquired about her included Connecticut, Duke, Maryland, Stanford, Vanderbilt, several other Big Ten schools and numerous other NCAA Division I programs.
Tags: Ali Patberg, Columbus North, Notre Dame
December 22, 2012
Ten players were selected to the Subway/Columbus North Invitational’s All-Tournament team:
- Kelsey Cunningham, Columbus North
- Tayler Goodall, Columbus North
- Ali Patberg, Columbus North
- Ariana Simmons, Fort Wayne South
- Lakyn Gulley, Fort Wayne South
- Kindell Fincher, Fort Wayne Canterbury
- Bridget Perry, Roncalli
- Taylor Wilson, Norwell
- Olivia Voskuhl, Notre Dame Academy (Ky.)
- Taylor Parmley, Mishawaka
Tags: Subway/Columbus North Invitational
December 22, 2012
The Bull Dog’s trio of Ali Patberg, Kelsey Cunningham and Tayler Goodall each reached double figures as Columbus North overtook Fort Wayne South in the second half and captured the inaugural Subway/Columbus North Invitational championship 57-35.
Patberg led Columbus North with 19 points, Cunningham added 15 and Goodall 11.
“We wanted to win because it’s our home court,” Patberg said. “We wanted to show everyone how hard we’ve been working and that we play as a team. Hopefully we’ll play this way the rest of the season.”
Fort Wayne South, which was outscored 35-13 in the second half, got 11 points from Brittni Clopton.
In the third-place game, a Roncalli’s balanced attack methodically defeated Norwell 63-45.
Kellie Kirkhoff finished with 18 points, Elizabeth Bowers contributed 15 and Lindsey Corsaro 12 as Roncalli outscored Norwell 35-22 in the second half.
Norwell was paced by Taylor Wilson‘s 18 points, and Kelsey Beer chipped in 10.
Fort Wayne South — 16 – 6 – 7 – 6 — 35
Columbus North — 9 – 13 – 19 – 16 — 57
Fort Wayne South (9-2) — Lynnia Noel 9, Maria Moore 2, Ariana Simmons 4, Brittni Clopton 11, DeJoyah Johnson 2, Lakesha LaMaster-Stephens 7.
Columbus North (11-0) — Tayler Goodall 14, Kelsey Cunningham 15, Ali Patberg 19, Hanna Ballard 5, Hannah Pointdexter 4.
3-point goals — Noel, LaMaster-Stephens; Cunningham 2.
Roncalli — 17 – 11 – 18 – 17 — 63
Norwell — 12 – 11 – 13 – 9 — 45
Roncalli (11-2) — Kellie Kirkhoff 18, Lindsey Corsaro 12, Bridget Perry 3, Sam Bolen 8, Elizabeth Bowers 15, Kalyn Schreiber 1, Morgan Hendricks 4, Halle Harris 2.
Norwell (7-2) — Laken Chaney 5, Taylor Wilson 18, Erika Thornton 2, Paige Frisch 5, Hanna Smith 3, Olivia Geiger 2, Kelsey Beer 10.
3-point goals — Kirkhoff 4; Chaney, WIlson 4, Smith, Beer 2.
Tags: Columbus North, Fort Wayne South, Norwell, Roncalli, Subway/Columbus North Invitational