Southport High School Athletics

Volume 12 - September 2017

Sports Calendar

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Student Athletic Council

Student athletes from a variety of sports' programs at Southport were chosen to represent athletics and be the voice of Southport student athletes. So far this year they have developed a new sportsmanship statement. They just shot a video that will be played on the video board before games in the Fieldhouse reading the statement below.

"Southport High School is committed to demonstrating respect for all of our fellow athletes, coaches, officials, and spectators. All representatives of the Southport athletic programs, as well as the student body, should exhibit positive behavior. A core value in athletics at Southport High School is to stay humble through victory and defeat. Together, we will make our community proud and will show what it truly means to be a Cardinal."

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The Backyard Bash took place on September 1st. The Cards traveled to Perry Meridian High School for the first time ever to take on the Falcons. Southport got things going early and jumped out to a 17-0 lead lead by Ed Schott and the passing game. Ryan Lezon and Rashawn Haskins lead the Cards in receiving. The Cards scored again to make it 24-0 when Jalen Caldwell ran it in due to LaMarco Yates paving the way with a tremendous block.

The Cards traveled to Terre Haute to take on the Patriots from North. The Cards came way with a 17-7 victory and making them 2-0 in the conference standing. Shawn Riddle had two sacks and two forced fumbles.

The Cardinals continued a difficult conference schedule by traveling to Bloomington South. A back-and-forth game saw the Panthers score and the Cards respond. Late in the 4th quarter the Cards scored to make it 27-28. An extra point would tie it up but the Cardinals made the call to go for the win on the road. Ed Schott went under center and and then stood up to communicate with her receiver to the right. As he walked towards him, the ball was snapped to Jalen Caldwell who ran left and pitched it to Ryan Lezon who was coming back right. Standing alone in the end zone was the quarterback who had tricked the South defense. Lezon hit Schott for the two-point conversion giving the Cards a 29-28 lead and the eventual win. Lezon finished with seven receptions for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Caldwell rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Gabe Collins-Green had a crucial interception and 155 kick return yards.

Franklin Central visited newly renamed Cardinal Stadium for Southport's first official home game of the season. Superintendent Mr. Pat Mapes and members of the Perry Township School Board (President, Mr. Ken Mertz, Mr. Charles Mercer, Mr. Steve Maple, Mrs. Emily Hartman, and Mr. Steve Johnson) were on hand for a commemorative pregame ceremony. This game also served as Middle School Night were members of Southprot Middle School were also recognized. The Cards got on the scoreboard first with a touchdown from Rashawn Haskins. After falling behind, Southport made two interceptions to give them the opportunity to tie it up. A late touchdown from FC proved to be the difference as Southport lost 14-21.

Terre Haute South came to town for Homecoming. We had fantastic weather for the annual parade. It was wonderful. Besides two teams playing to win, there was a ton going on. Senior members of the SHS Marching Cardinals were honored, the tennis team received an ovation for winning the sectional, Mr. Knight, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Lovejoy all got pied in the face for Riley Dance Marathon, the king and queen were announced, and the Southport Police Department was recognized for serving as Grand Marshals. The Cards came away with the win 38-28. Ed Schott converted on 17 of his 26 pass attempts for 308 yards and 3 touchdowns.

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The Cards hosted Conference Indiana opponent Columbus North on the 5th. The girls played extremely well but fell 2-3. Tiana Wright and Lauren Cullision lead the team in kills with 12 and 9 respectively. Maggie Davis and Kylie Gibson each recorded 3 aces.

The Cards hosted Warren Central and won 3-0. Everyone on the team played well.

The Cards traveled to Perry Meridian to take on township rival the Falcons. After dropping the first set the ladies rallied to take the next two. Going into the fourth set, the ladies were up 2-1. Won more set would seal the win. The Falcons came back in the fourth to send it to five. The Falcons eventually won but SHS couldn't be more proud of the girls for their fight and effort.

The Cards made the trip to Seymour to take on the Owls. The girls got a nice road win, 3-1.

The Cards hosted both Terre Haute schools on a Saturday of volleyball. Up first was North. The girls encountered a difficult conference opponent and lost 0-3. They then took on South. This time they were on the other end giving the Braves all the could handle coming away with a 3-0 victory.

The ladies hosted Beech Grove for Senior Night. The Cards were hot from the start and jumped out on the Hornets taking home a 3-0 win.

The Cards took on the Whiteland Warriors. The Cards took this one in four sets. The only set they lost was an entertaining one that went to 31-29.

At the New Pal Invite, Southport beat Lawrence Central and Rushville before falling to New Pal in the championship game.

The girls traveled to Greenfield Central. After taking the first set, the Cardinals lost the next three.

At County, the Cards took on Decatur Central at Speedway High School. The girls got a nice 3-1 win to advance in the tournament to play Speedway.

Against Speedway, the girls took home a 3-1 win to advance to the semi-finals on their own home court.

The girls fell to Brebeuf in the semifinals but played a tremendous tournament leading into the last week of their regular season prior to the sectional.

Cross Country

The teams traveled to Ceraland Park for the Columbus North Invite. The girls placed 4th out of 13 quality teams. Lexie Green placed 6th overall with a time of 19:02. Michael Crook finished 2nd overall and 1st in the large school division.

The teams headed to the west side for the Ben Davis Invite. The boys finished 5th out of 25 temas with Michael Crook being the race winner with a time of 15:45. The girls placed 11th out of 29 teams.

At the Conference Indiana meet in Terre Haute the boys placed 4th out of 8 teams while the girls came in 5th. Lexie Green, Michael Crook, and Drew Shellenberger all earned All-Conference honors.

At the Shelbyville Invite on a unseasonably hot day, the boys finished 5th overall. Crook and Shellenberger finished 2nd and 6th respectively. Nick Frank finished as the third boy for the team.

At the county the girls finished 5th while the boys finished 3rd. Lexie Green, Drew Shellenberger, and Michael Crook all earned All County recognition. Michael Crook was the invidual winner of the boys race. In the freshmen county race, the boys finished 2nd with Malachi Hampshire, Nick Frank, and Justin Polly all earning All County honors. Micah Ellyson did the same for the girls team.

Boys Soccer

The boys soccer team battled Perry Meridian and came away with a 2-1 win.

Next up was Decatur Central. The Cards dominated throughout and won 12-0.

Southport traveled to Terre Haute North and took on the Patriots. The Cards won 2-1 and continued to lead the conference.

Franklin Central traveled to Mary Bryan to take on the Cards. Southport suffered it's first conference loss when the keeper for FC scored a goal from 60 yards out. Southport lost 0-1.

The boys hosted Bloomington North for Senior Day. The Cards lost another close one 0-1.

Southport made the trip to Columbus to take on the North Bulldogs. The Cards lost 0-2.

On a night when the lights went out at Mary Bryan the Cards were down to Center Grove 1-3. The game was called.

Southport travled to Bloomington South for their last regular season and conference game. They lost to the Panthers 2-4.

In the first round of Marion County, the Cards traveled to Roncalli. This was a good one. After going down one, Southport rallied to tie it up. This one saw one extra period of time followed by another extra seven. In the second extra period, the Rebels found the back of the net. The Cards had their chances but fell 1-2.

The Cards take on the winner of Perry Meridian and Center Grove in sectional action at Franklin Community on Wednesday, October 4th at 5:00 p.m.

Girls Soccer

The girls soccer team took on Perry Meridian and won 4-0. Every girl had an impact on the game.

The Cards hosted Whiteland. This one went back and forth. After falling behind by one late in the second half, the ball got lose near the Whiteland keeper. Jaclyn Speiser chased it down and was taken down by the goalie in the box with 53 seconds left. A penalty kick allowed the Cards to tie it up. The game ended 3-3.

The girls battled Columbus North to a 1-2 loss. They played extremely hard.

Southport made the trip to Terre Haute to take on the North Patriots. It was a difficult day for the girls. They lost 0-8.

Southport hosted Washington High School and came away with a 9-1 win.

The girls hosted Franklin Central for Senior Night. The ball did not bounce Southport's way as we dropped this conference game, 0-5.

The Cards traveled to Bloomington North to take on the Cougars. Southport lost 0-4.

Bloomington South made the trip to Mary Bryan Elementary. Southport played an impressive first half of soccer. In the second half, the Panthers found the back of the net three times to take home the win.

The girls drew Roncalli in county and lost 0-5. They will get some much needed rest leading up to sectionals.

The Cards take on Lawrence Central in sectional action at Lawrence North on Thursday, October 5th at 7:00 p.m.

This team has come so far. The improvements in the program are easily noticeable and these girls and coaches are to credit.

Boys Tennis

The boys made the trip down the road to take on the Rebels of Roncalli. The Cards came away with a 3-2 victory.

Next up were the Falcons of Perry Meridian. The Cards battled hard but came up just short, falling 2-3.

Southport lost to Terre Haute North 0-5.

The guys rebounded and easilty took down Pike 5-0.

After the rain forced this match to be rescheduled, the Cards beat Speedway 4-1.

To round of the regular season, Southport took on two tough conference opponents. Bloomington North won 0-5 and Terre Haute South won 0-5.

The Cards hosted the first round of the Marion County tournament. The boys went up against Brebeuf and lost 0-5.

The Cards hosted rival Perry Meridian in the first round of sectionals. The guys came away with a 3-2 victory to advance to the championship of the sectional against Scecina.

The team jumped out Scecina and won the sectional 5-0 to advance to the Center Grove regional. Great job guys!

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Girls Golf

The team placed 7th at Marion County, which was held at the Fort.

Against Decatur Central and Greenwood at our home course of Southern Dunes, the girls found themselves in a highly competitive round of golf. Decatur Central shot a 202, Greenwood a 197, and the Cards with a 198.

At the Franklin Central Invite at Smock, Marissa Munoz shot a 89 to lead the Cards.

The girls placed 8th at the Conference Indiana match in Columbus at Timbergate Golf Course.

In match play against Perry Meridan, the girls went 0 - 4 - 1.

At Hickory Stick in Sectional action, the girls placed 6th. Munoz missed the playoff by one shot.

The girls showed tremendous growth over the season. They have a lot to look forward to next year.


The competition team placed 2nd at the Tri-West Invitational.

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Thank you

A special thank you to all of the coaches, parents, and Victory 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!

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