Barr Reeve defeated the North Knox Warriors 3-1 on Wednesday night in Montgomery. Both teams were strong on the mound with Barr Reeve giving up 5 hits and North Knox giving up 4 hits. Both pitchers combined for 26 strike outs form the night. North Knox's Phoebe Worstell struck out 16 Vikings and Barr Reeve's Hannah Graber Struck out 10 Warriors.
Hannah Graber (Double), Emma Davis (Double), Karlye Graber and Kaylee McDaniels each had a hit for the Vikings.
Hannah Gaber got the win on he mound, pitching 7 innings, giving up 1 run and 5 hits.
The Vikings will play again tonight at Washington starting at 5:00.
Barr Reeve Vikings Baeball team shut out the Dubois Jeeps 11-0 at Montgomery on Tuesday in a blue Chip Conference game.
Tyson Knepp threw a complete game 5 inning shut out for the win.
The Vikings got 12 hits and 11 runs on the game. Logan Graber (Triple and 2 Singles) led the Vikings offensive onslaught with 3 hits. Chase Graber (Double and Single), Nick Swartzentruber (2 Homer Runs and 5 RBIs), Lane Graber (Triple and Home Run) all had 2 hits a piece. Reed Thompson and Aaron Wagler both had Home Runs. Keyshawn Graber also contributed a hit to the Vikings total of 12 hits.
Barr Reeve is back in action at North Central at 6:00.
The Barr Reeve Softball team defeated the Northeast Dubois Jeeps 9-4 in BlueChip Conference action. The Vikings got things stated by scoring 5 runs in the 1st inning.
Hannah Graber (Home Run, Single) , Addison Ainscough (Double and Single) and Grace Butcher (Double and Single) all had 2 hits as the Lady Vikings had 9 hits. Karlye Graber (Double), Emma Davis (Home Run and 3 RBIs) and Chloe Graber all had 1 hit.
Karlye Graber started the game and pitched 3 inings for the win. Hannah Graber came in to throw the final 4 innings and struck out 5 Jeeps.
Barr Reeve will play again play at Forest Park at 5:30.
The Barr Reeve Softball team(6-3) shut out the Wood Memorial Trojans 14-0 at Barr Reeve Monday night. The Vikings had 17 hits to go along with their 14 runs.
Hannah Graber (Home Run,, Grand Slam 5 RBIs) and Corrine Corbin (2 Doubles and 2 RBIs) led the way for the Vikings with 3 hits a piece. Kylee McDaniel (Double), Grace Butcher (Double and 2 RBIS ), Chloe Graber (2 RBIS ) and Jenna Harrison (2 RBIS ) all had 2 hits. Lynlee Schuetz, Karlye Graber, Emma Davis each contributed a hit to the 17 hit total.
Emma Davis (2 Strike outs) and Hannah Graber (6 Strike Outs) went the distance on the mound, with Davis picking up the win.
The Vikings will play again tonight at Northeast Dubois at 5:00.
The Barr Reeve Viking Baseball team blew ot Vincennes Rivett 13-1 in Vincennes Friday Night in Blue Chip Conference asction. The Vikings scoed 4 runs in the 1st ining, 3 runs in the 2nd inning, 5 runs in the 3rd inning and a run in the 4th innning tyo take total control of tthe game.
The Vikings scored 13m runs on omnly 8 hits. Reed Thompson and Colton Stoll both had mltiple hit games for Barr Reeve.
Keshawn Graber went the distance on the mound striking out 6 Rivet batter.
Barr Reeve Girl's Softball (5-3) scored 3 runs in the 5th Inning and 3 runs in the 6th inning to come back late and beat Evansville Central 8-7 on Saturday. Evansville Central had taken 7-2 lead into the fifth inning.
Hannah Grager, Grace Butcher (Home Run) and Brooklyn Butcher all had 2 hits a piece as the Vikings had 9 hits on the day, Karyle Graber also had a double for the Lady Vikings.
Grace Butcher had 4 strike outs over 3 innings as the starter. Karyle Graber came in as relief and had 5 strikeouts for the win.
The Vikings will play next on Monday at home against Wood Memorial,
By Mike DeCoursey
In a week where many things had not gone the way of the Barr-Reeve Vikings, the 1A No. 1 team got just the right help at just the right time on Saturday night in the North Daviess Sectional championship game against arch-rival, and 1A No. 2 Loogootee (20-4). Senior Devin Graber made his first appearance of the tournament against the Lions, and seemingly single-handedly kept his neighbors and rivals at bay, and the Vikes claimed their fourth straight Sectional title with a 56-38 triumph.
In the opening quarter, after the Vikings scored the first four points of the game, Loogootee sophomore Peyton Bledsoe knocked in three straight triples to give the Lions a 9-4 advantage early. A spin move from Curt Hopf, and athletic layup from Hagen Knepp moved the Vikes to within three as they trailed 11-8 at the quarter.
The second quarter saw Loogootee again lead 16-12, then 19-16 after the Lions canned their fifth triple of the first half, but the Vikings closed strong. A runner from Brycen Graber, and a jumper in the lane from Knepp gave the Vikes a 20-19 lead at halftime, and they wouldn’t trail again.
Hopf opened the third period with a post bucket, and that’s when Graber (Devin, that is) began to take over. The senior knocked in a three, canned a pair of free throws, and cashed in another from distance as the Vikes pulled away to lead 34-21 after three. Altogether, Graber finished with 16 second half points, and also drew three charges on the defensive end.
After the Lions quickly cut the deficit to single digits early in the fourth quarter, the Vikes settled in again. A driving layup from Graber, a runner from Hopf, free throws again from Graber, and the back-breaker -- another Graber triple from the left corner gave the Vikings all the breathing room they needed with a 45-30 advantage with 4:00 left in the game.
From that point forward, the Vikings used their patented spread/delay offense, and Barr-Reeve salted the game away at the line to win going away 56-38 victory.
After the game, the Viking coach said his team gutted out the week. “We don’t and won’t feel sorry for ourselves. Everyone is banged up and overcoming things at this time of year.” said Viking coach Josh Thompson.
Thompson, who’s team improved to 25-2 on the year with the win, said his schedule was built for nights like this. “We tried to build the most difficult schedule possible. The Hall of Fame Classic, Carmel, Heritage Hills, Castle, North Harrison, Bloomington South, and more -- this isn’t a normal 1A schedule. I can’t thank these schools enough for allowing us to test ourselves all year long.”
The Vikings, not only the top ranked 1A team in the state, but also ranked No. 7 in the ‘non-class’ coaches poll, will move into Saturday’s Loogootee Regional where they will face Trinity Lutheran in the 10:00 morning game.
By Mike DeCoursey
1A No. 1 Barr-Reeve opened the North Daviess Sectional on Tuesday night against another Daviess County opponent -- Washington Catholic. Although the Cardinals were clearly overmatched by the Vikings firepower, coach Josh Thompson used all 12 of his available players liberally, and the Viking cruised to a 84-21 victory.
In the opening quarter, the Vikings quickly raced to a 24-0 lead, and the Barr-Reeve ‘Big Three’ of Brycen Graber, Curt Hopf, and Hagen Knepp exited after playing just six minutes, and never returned. The Vikes knocked in six triples in the opening quarter, including a pair each from senior Jamison Miller, and junior Kayden Graber.
Washington Catholic got on the scoreboard in the second quarter with a pair of three-point baskets from Kevin Kanapia, but Viking senior Tommy Kidwell added 10 of his game high 26 points in the period, and the Vikes led 49-14 at halftime.
Thompson continued to use nothing but his bench in the second half, but the Viking hot shooting from long distance continued. For the contest, Barr-Reeve connected on 15-32 shots from the three-point line, and extended their lead to 68-18 after the third period, and were finally content to use their delay game in the final quarter to settle for the 84-21 win.
After the game, Thompson was glad to get a game on the Sectional floor. “We really appreciate North Daviess allowing the teams to have extra time shooting in between games while they clear the other teams out. I thought our guys took care of business early, and we are as healthy as we can be heading into Friday night.”
After Kidwell’s game high 26, the Vikings only placed one other player in double figures with Jamison Miller who ended with 10. Altogether, 11 Vikings reached the score column, and Brycen Graber added seven assists to his career total. Graber became Indiana’s all-time high school basketball leader in assists last week.
The Vikings moved their record to 23-2 on the season with the win, and moved into Friday night’s semi-final round against another county rival -- North Daviess. The Cougars come into the contest 19-3 on the year, and have recently posted back to back wins against ranked opponents, Linton and Sullivan. Game time is set for 8:00
Brycen Graber — Barr-Reeve
Caleb Swearingen — Northview
Coleman Sater — Edgewood
Curt Hopf — Barr-Reeve
Garrett Holscher — South Knox
Isaac Vencel — Bloomington North
Lincoln Hale — Linton-Stockton
Luke Fowler — Mooresville
Miles McGowen — Mooresville
Silas Bauer — Loogootee
Blake Sisley — Heritage Hills
Chandler Moore — Evansville North
Chase Garrett — South Spencer
Colson Montgomery — Southridge
Isaiah Swope — Castle
Jace Kelly — South Spencer
Jurrien Ballard — Princeton Community
Michael Donoho — South Spencer
Noah Gordon — Mt. Vernon
Owen Dease — F.J. Reitz
Tanner Toopes — Tecumseh