The EC Volleyball team had our awards banquet last night. The awards were presented after dinner and followed by a video of the season. During the awards ceremony, we also presented a check for almost $1400 that was raised during our Pass the Hope night against Lawrenceburg. The check was given to someone in our community battling breast cancer who wishes to remain anonymous.It was an incredible season. Varsity finished 31-3 (school best record) and 13-1 in the EIAC (1st place). We won the Southport, Ben Davis (first time), and Union County tournaments. We had our best showing at Bloomington South’s tournament, and beat Columbus East for the first time in school history. This year’s senior class is the winningest class in school history with a 4 year varsity record of 105-31 overall and 53-3 in the EIAC. It was one of the best seasons I’ve had as a coach and one I will never forget. Pictures are attached for those that want them.The award winners are as follows:VarsityServing- Junior Alex DisbroMost Improved- Sophomore Emma ErtelDefensive MVP- Junior Molly GreggOffensive MVP- Senior Mack EwingTrojan Award- Senior Bailey Grunkemeyer & Junior Molly GreggEIAC All Conference MVP- Senior Mack EwingEIAC All Conference Team- Seniors Mack Ewing & Ashley Dudley and Juniors Molly Gregg & Alex DisbroSEI Local Sports EIAC Girls Senior Athlete of the Year- Mack EwingIHSVCA Academic All-State- Seniors Bailey Grunkemeyer, Ashley Dudley and Grace EgbersIHSVCA 4A South All-District Team- Senior Mack EwingSchool Records Set This YearSenior Bailey Grunkemeyer- #2 for number of aces in a single season with 69Senior Ashley Dudley- #8 for number of digs in a single season with 393Junior Alicia Rosemeyer- #7 for number of assist blocks in a single season with 75 & #4 & #5 for number of solo blocks in a single match with 4 against Batesville and 3 against GreensburgJunior Alex Disbro- #3 for number of aces in a single season with 68 & #8 for number of digs in a single match with 33 against Columbus East in sectionalsJunior Molly Gregg- #1 for number of assists in a single match with 35 against Franklin County; #1 for number of career service aces with 201; #1 for number of aces in a single season with 76; #2 for number of career assists with 1619 (only 182 being the leader); #2 for number of career digs with 867 (only 314 behind the leader)Mack Ewing- #1 for number of kills in a single season with 550; #1 for number of kills in a single match with 31 against Columbus East in sectionals; #1 for number of career kills with 1151; #1 for highest kill percentage in a single season at 50.7%; #1 for highest career average kills/set at 3.0; #1 for highest average kills/set in a single season at 5.0; #1 for highest hitting & kill percentage in a single match at .889 & 88.95 against South Dearborn; #2 for hitting percentage in a single season at .351; #2 for career kill percentage at 46.1%; #2 for kills in a single match with 30 against Columubus North in sectionals; #8 for number of career blocks with 183; and #10 for number of career solo blocks with 67.JVServing- Freshman Hope FoxMost Improved- Freshman Avery DanielsMVP- Sophomore Jessie StengerFreshmanServing- Mia KlemMost Improved- Michelle BattaMVP- Avery DanielsCourtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.
Published on November 20, 2014 at 12:16 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt is out for the season and and Brisly Estime and Ashton Broyld will not play against Pittsburgh on Saturday, SU head coach Scott Shafer said in his weekly Thursday morning press conference.The Orange (3-7, 1-5 Atlantic Coast) is coming off a bye week, allowing some offensive linemen to heal, Shafer said. But three of its top skill position players going into the season will not be available when SU faces the Panthers (4-6, 2-4) at Heinz Field at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.Hunt, who was Syracuse’s starting quarterback at the beginning of the season, hasn’t played since fracturing his fibula in a 28-6 loss against Lousiville on Oct. 4. Broyld appeared to injure his lower right leg against Maryland on Sept. 20. Estime injured his ankle against Notre Dame on Sept. 27. Both receivers played in SU’s 16-6 loss at Clemson on Oct. 25 but haven’t played since.Said Shafer: “From a relative point of view we’ll be better off than where we were two weeks ago, but we don’t necessarily have all those bullets in the chamber that we had hoped to this time of the season.” Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text
For the entire first half against Saint Louis, it looked like University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team had a case of the Mondays. Heavily outrebounded on the boards by a scrappy Saint Louis team and shooting as cold as the weather outside, Wisconsin went into the locker room looking like it could do no right.But in a tale of two halves, Wisconsin emerged from the locker room on fire, as the Badgers (4-5) rode their hot shooting in the second half and a career game from forward Ashley Thomas to beat the Billikens (2-6) 48-46 Monday night at the Kohl Center.Thomas scored a career-high 14 points and brought in seven rebounds. Taylor Wurtz was another Badger who came out in the second half with something to prove. Wurtz scored 11 of her team-high 16 points in the second half to go along with her nine rebounds. The junior guard scored only five points in the first half, going 2-of-9 from the floor and 1-for-3 from beyond the arc.In the second half, Wurtz showed Saint Louis why she leads Wisconsin in points per game, shooting 4-of-8 from the floor and making all three of her three-point attempts.The Badgers as a team shot 59 percent from the floor in the second half. In the first half, UW shot just 25 percent.“I think we were getting the same [shots in the second half],” head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. “We had [short shots] in the first half that just didn’t go in. In the second half, I think people really concentrated and slowed down and really tried to use the backboard and things like that to help themselves. The rebounding is what really concerned me.”The Badgers allowed the Billikens to best them in total rebounds 45-33 and offensive boards 21-6. The 21 offensive rebounds translated directly into 14-second chance points for Saint Louis.“We worked on boxing out in practice and turning the correct way,” Kelsey said. “Sometimes you turn to box out, but you don’t turn the right way and the player goes around you. [Saint Louis] understands the importance of rebounding; that’s probably the way they’ll stay in a lot of their games.”Leading the Billikens offensively was forward Lorreal Jones. The sophomore forward scored 13 points and corralled a career-high 16 rebounds. The double-double for Jones was her second in a row and third on the season. The double-figure rebounding total was the seventh for Jones in eight games.The play of Jones and the rebounding for the Billikens bolstered the team on a night where the squad shot 19-of-67 (28 percent) from the floor. The rebounding also gave the Billikens a chance to win in the game’s final minutes, as the team closed out a 43-36 deficit with five minutes left to a two-point UW lead with one minute remaining.“We pride ourselves on our rebounding,” Saint Louis head coach Shimmy Gray-Miller said. “The last couple of years, we’ve been consistently high in [our conference] in rebounds, part of that because we’re such bad shooters, so we have a lot of opportunities to get them. But rebounding is definitely something we pride ourselves on. We talk about it everyday; we haven’t been out-rebounded once this entire year. The 21 offensive rebounds isn’t too far away from our average this year.”Kelsey said she knows that if her Badgers hope to continue their winning ways, they must correct their rebounding issues.“The rebounding is something we’re going to address; otherwise it’s going to be a problem the whole year,” Kelsey said. “People can look at the Colorado game and this one, and they can say that we don’t box-out or rebound, send five to the glass; don’t worry about them getting a layup because we can get the ball and score. So we have to take care of that.”
“But when that day comes, we’ll know. The good news is, we’ll have practice – we could have two – but we’ll probably have just one before he plays. And the question, more importantly, is not the starting, it’s how many minutes in a row can he play. If you went by yesterday, it would be three, you know?”Rivers was laughing.The Clippers (45-27) are 28-14 without Griffin. He averaged 23.2 points and 8.7 rebounds before going down.Another distributorIt’s easy to forget how well Griffin passes the ball because he’s a power forward known more for scoring and rebounding. But along with averaging 23.2 points and 8.7 rebounds, Griffin averaged 5.0 assists in the 30 games he’s played this season.That’s one of the things Rivers is looking forward to upon Griffin’s return to action.“What Blake gives you is more options to run stuff,” he said. “It gives you another ballhandler. Basically, at the end of games, right now it’s in Chris’s hands and Chris has to make the decision and the play and now you have two guys who can do that. That makes you a lot more dangerous.”Point guard Chris Paul leads the team in assists with a 9.8 average. Griffin is second.UpcomingThe Clippers next host Boston on Monday night. They’ll then hit the road for games Wednesday at Minnesota and Thursday at Oklahoma City before returning home to play Washington. Blake Griffin of the L.A. Clippers looked so good in practice Saturday that coach Doc Rivers announced Sunday morning Griffin would begin his four-game suspension that afternoon against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. That means he’ll be eligible to play next Sunday when the Clippers host the Washington Wizards.It was Griffin’s first practice since being medically cleared, and Rivers said it was obvious he is ready.“Yeah, I kind of thought that before (the practice), but I still wanted to see him; that’s why I didn’t want to say anything,” Rivers said before his team defeated the Nuggets 105-90. “He wanted to practice the last practice we had (Tuesday) and we wouldn’t let him. Usually when a player starts talking that way, you know he’s ready to practice and wants to go out.“We just felt like the extra three or four days to this practice would help. I think Blake would probably disagree with that. He thought he should have practiced the last one. But he looked great. He had no endurance as far as his wind, but as far as just playing basketball, he looked terrific.” When Rivers told reporters Saturday that Griffin would practice for the first time, he said there will be some rust. He was right.“It’s amazing watching what three months does, though, as far as memory of the sets and the timing,” Rivers said. “That wasn’t pretty. But overall, he looked good.”Griffin first suffered a partially torn left quad tendon, an injury that was discovered after the Clippers beat the Lakers on Christmas night. Griffin then sustained a fractured right hand when he punched team assistant equipment manager Matias Testi on Jan. 23 in Toronto.The hand healed quicker than the quad, which was unexpected. But Griffin is good now. Rivers was asked if he will start Griffin his first game back.“It’s a good question,” Rivers said. “We figure we have five or six or seven, whatever, more days. And, honestly, I don’t know if you can get him in condition to play 35 minutes or 30 minutes right away. My guess right now is we’re going to start him. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error