Southport High School Athletics

Volume 6 - January 2017

Sports Calendar

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Boys Basketball

The Cards traveled to Franklin Central to begin the month. This was a competitive game until late in the third quarter when shots stopped falling and the team ran out of gas. The Cards dropped a tough Conference Indiana game.

To open up the Marion County Tournament, the Cards drew #1 ranked North Central. A strong first quarter put some scare into the Panthers but a slump in the second quarter created some separation. The third quarter was again competitive but the host team poured it on in the fourth quarter to eliminate the Cards from the week long tournament.

The Cards never really got it going against Beech Grove on this weeknight game. A slow start and inconsistent play dug the Cards a hole they couldn't climb out of.

The Patriots of Terre Haute North visited the Fieldhouse and met up with a more than ready Southport squad. The Cards came away with a three point win and a Conference Indiana victory.

The Cards struggled to get things going after a long bus trip to Columbus North on Friday the 27th. Scoring droughts and turnovers caused the Cardinals some problems and was reflective on the scoreboard.

The Grizzly Cubs of Franklin Community came to the Fieldhouse to round out the month. The Cards had a balanced attack with several contributors. Brevin Jefferson had 11 points and 6 rebounds. Dut Mabok had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Chaz Hinds had 9 points and 12 rebounds. Jahmyr Johnson pitched in 9 points and 4 rebounds.

Girls Basketball

The girls hosted Bedford North Lawrence to kick off the month. Both teams were 10-4 entering the night. The Cards hit a patch in the third quarter where they struggled to find a basket. They kept fighting but dropped this one.

The girls traveled to Columbus North to take on the conference opponent Bulldogs. A sluggish 1st half caused a deficit the girls were unable to claw out of. They battled through and won the second half but dropped the game.

Up next, the Cards traveled to Terre Haute North. Another tough Conference Indiana opponent was waiting for the Cards. The girls came away with the win. The highlight of this game was when Emma DeHart surpassed the 1,000 career point mark.

The Cards hosted Greenwood for their annual Pink Night. Along with a basketball game, the program raised awareness and donations for those fighting breast cancer. During the game, Jaelencia Williams and Emma DeHart were unstoppable, putting up 21 points apiece. The Cards came away with the victory.

An intense game broke out when the Falcons of Perry Meridian visited the Fieldhouse. The Cards struggled offensively but defense proved to be the difference as the girls held the Falcons to two points in the 4th quarter. After forcing overtime, the girls held their opponent to two points in the extended four minutes. The win set up a possible conference title with only one conference opponent left on the schedule.

Columbus East came to play on Senior Night. The Cards had a slow start, putting up seven points in the 1st quarter. They poured it on in the second half though, scoring 22 in the 3rd and 20 in the 4th.

With a share of the Conference Indiana championship on the line, the Cards hosted Terre Haute South. This game was rescheduled from two weeks back. This was a competitive game for the conference foes but the Cards pulled away in the 4th quarter to win and a share the Conference Indiana title with Columbus North and Perry Meridian.

The freshmen team won the Marion County tournament by beating Ben Davis, Franklin Central, and Roncalli. Great job ladies!

Tonight, the girls will travel to Ben Davis to compete in the sectional against the host school. The game time is set to tip at 7:30 p.m.

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Boys & Girls Swimming & Diving

The Cards kicked off the month by hosting the Speedway Sparkplugs. Both the boys and girls team came out on top with some impressive times in the pool.

The Cards traveled to Greenwood to swim against the Woodmen this month.

The Falcons of Perry Meridian came to the pool. The boys had a strong showing from multiple swimmers to edge out the win. Drew Shellenberger broke two school records. The former record holder in the 500 freestyle, Brian Van Deman, was in attendance. The boys won the meet!

The girls Conference Indiana meet was at Columbus North this year. The girls showed up in force. Elizabeth Lamkin finsihed 6th in the 100 breaststroke. Rachel Stuckey, Jordan Cox, Leslie Anderson, and Olivia Scaggs all swam well. Isah Vargas performed well in diving.

The Cards hosted Terre Haute North this month as well.

The Cards hosted a three-way meet with Lawrence Central and Warren Central. The girls swam well. The boys team won against both schools. A school record was set in the 200 freestyle relay by Hemphill, Fishel, Shellenberger, and Reinke.

The boys Conference Indiana meet was in Terre Haute this year. The meet was highlighted by solid performances by several Cardinal swimmers. Drew Shellenberger was the conference champion in the 500 freestyle. In the 100 breaststroke, Drew Shellenberger took 2nd and Fritz Laut was 7th. Noah Fishel finished in 10th in the 50 freestyle. Drew Reinke was 10th in the 100 butterfly. The team of Shellenberger, Laut, Reinke, and Hemphill finished in 3rd in the 200 medley relay.

With the girls team prepping for sectionals, the boys will host Columbus North this evening to round out the month.

Senior Swimmers


The month started off with a dual against Pike. The Cards then went to Corydon Central on the first Saturday of the month.

The JV team traveled to Zionsville to compete in the JV triple dual. Some of those results are listed below.

  • Southport beat Noblesville; 45- 42
  • Southport beat Zionsville; 42- 34
  • Southport lost to Brownsburg; 14-62

The Conference Indiana meet was held at Perry Meridian this year. Several Cardinals placed in the top 5 of their weight class.

Lafayette Harrison came to the Fieldhouse for this year's Senior Night. Nearly every Cardinal won their match. Many of those were by way of pin.

In the Marion County Freshmen meet Sam Logan finished 3rd.

At the sectional, the Cards finished in 3rd which qualified them for the regional that will take place this Saturday at Perry Meridian. Notable finishes are listed below:

  • Moses Mang - 3rd
  • Khua Thang - 3rd
  • Josh Moore - 2nd
  • Chad Rothwell - 3rd
  • Brett Wright - 2nd
  • Dennis Serrano - 3rd
  • Gage Higgs - 2nd
  • Dayton Fries - 3rd
  • Payton Frye - 3rd


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Cardinal Student Athletes

Justin Ray signed his National Letter of Intent to run cross country and track at Indiana University East.
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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!