Southport High School Athletics

Volume 8 - March 2017

Sports Calendar

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Boys Basketball

The Cards faced the Rebels of Roncalli in the semifinals of the sectional. Unfortunately, the season came to an end. We are all proud of the progress this young team made during the second half of the season and look forward to seeing them play together next year. The seniors will be missed.

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The Cards began and ended the month of March when they traveled to Bishop Chatard for their first regular season game. The team lost 2-1 in the bottom of the 7th in a hard fought game. Leading the Cards on the mound was Avery Short who struck out 12 batters and allowed only one hit. Jack Vanover led the Cards at the plate, going 2 for 3 with an RBI.

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Weather was a factor for the Lady Cards to start the season. Rained forced a cancellation of the scrimmage against Lawrence North, as well as their first road trip to Brownsburg. The game against Brownsburg will be made up on April 19th. The Varsity game against Cathedral was also canceled but the JV played. The varsity game will be made up on April 25th at Holder Field.

The Lady Cards attempted to get in their first home game against Whiteland. The varsity game was called in the 3rd inning due to lightning. Vanessa Miller led off for the Lady Cards and hit a triple in the first inning.

The Lady Cards split a double header with Greenfield Central on Saturday. The Cards lost game one 2-1. Brittany Fisher pitched 6 strong innings and the team played well defensively. Vanessa Miller led the offense going 2-2 and scoring the only run. The Lady Cards rallied back from a 1-0 deficit in game two to win 4-1. Abby Pendleton went the distance striking out three and only giving up three hits. Brittany Fisher scored Erin Curran on a squeeze play in the top of the 7th to put the Cards ahead. The Lady Cards are now 1-1 on the season.

Boys Track & Field

During the indoor season, the team had several runners put up personal best times. The coaches are excited about this team and expect them to light up the headlines this season.

Girls Track & Field

Right out of the gate the Cards showed they were going to be a force to be reckoned with this year. They traveled to UIndy for the first weekend of the Whiteland Indoor Invitational. Notable performances came from Rebekah Mappes in the Long Jump with a distance of 15'8".

At the second trials of the Whiteland Indoor Invitational at UIndy, the Cards improved from the previous week. Notable performances were made by Kayden Casey in the 3200. She won her heat with a time of 12:56.61. Bailey Fields cleared 4'10" in the high jump, while Alyssa Nelson did the same in the pole vault at 7'6". The 4 X 800 team of Erin Sullivan, Lexie Green, Bella Green, and Nicole Manning improved their time by 10 seconds from the week prior. The Distance Medley Relay team of Lexie Green, Rebekah Mappes, Bella Green, and Erin Sullivan finished second and improved their time by 14 seconds.

The Ben Davis meet was canceled due to cold and rainy weather.

At the Hoosier Relays at Indiana University the 4 X 800 and Distance Relay teams of Erin Sullivan, Lexie Green, Bella Green, and Nicole Manning had strong showing and continuedto improve their times.


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Club Sports

Boys Volleyball

  • The varsity boys volleyball team went 4-0 at the Bishop Chatard tournament on Saturday. They won the tournament over 8 other teams and brought with them a championship trophy. Two notables victories came against Fishers and the 2016 state runner-up Brownsburg. Senior Lane Skutt had 26 kills, junior Londyn Givens chipped in 9 blocks and junior Timmy Cassady dished out 63 assists.
  • Timmy Cassady was selected as the MaxPreps AVCA High School Players of the Week for the Midwest
  • The Cards defeated Avon and Ben Davis on the 15th without losing a set in either game.
  • They finished the first week of the season with a record of 6-1.
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Cardinal Student Athletes

Allie Hicks and Lexi Pendleton signed their National Letters of Intent to play collegiate softball. Hicks will attend Franklin College and Pendleton will be headed to Manchester.
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Thank you

A special thank you to all of the coaches, parents, and Varsity Views for allowing us to use some of the above photos in our newsletter.

Thank you to all of the Southport High School athletic supporters. We appreciate each and every one of you. Go Cards!