Southport High School Athletics

Volume 4 - November 2016

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Boys Basketball

The boy's team started off their season with a scrimmage against Lawrence Central. This tune up was held at the Fieldhouse on the 19th. The Cards then spent the next week traveling to both ends of the state. On Wednesday before Thanksgiving, they made the trip to Jeffersonville and then on Saturday traveled to Merrillville. The team got off to a slow start against Jeffersonville but battled back to make it a competitive, hard-fought game. The Cards just couldn't close the early hole they found themselves in and the Red Devils pulled away late in the second half to win by 13. Against Merrillville, the team got an early lead and maintained it throughout the first half but by the end of the third the score was tied. The Cards ran out of gas in this one. Merrillville outscored Southport in the fourth quarter dealing the Cards their second lose of the season. This week, Southport will play Center Grove on Friday and then host Ben Davis on Saturday.

The freshmen team began the season against the Falcons of Perry Meridian. The boys came out of the gates quick and got up on their opponent with defense and transition points. The final score was 57-41. The team traveled with the JV and Varsity to play in Jeffersonville. On the Monday after Thanksgiving Break the boys hosted Ben Davis. They won by a score of 54-42. They traveled to Center Grove last night to face the Trojans. The team battled but lost by one.

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Girls Basketball

The girls kicked off their season in the Southport Shootout. The day's event hosted competitions between the Cards, Ben Davis Giants, Fishers Tigers, and Hamilton Southeastern Royals. The Varsity Cardinals were 1-1 on the day beating Fishers and dropping the second game to Hamilton Southeastern. During that span Jaelencia Williams was chosen as the IndyStar Player of the Week and was in the state's top 10 in scoring and rebounding averages, making her the only player in the nation to be in the top 10 of both categories.

The team recovered nicely on the road the following weekend as the traveled to New Palestine to take on the Dragons. They came away with a 12 point win. The freshmen girls hosted Roncalli on the 16th and won a double overtime thriller, 44-37. That weekend the Cards traveled to Bloomington South to compete at all three levels. The freshmen came away with a win, led by Natalie Roy's 19 points, making the girl's 2-0 on the season. The JV lost a hard fought game. The varsity team was victorious on the evening. This marked the first win at Bloomington South for the girl's team since the 2003 season.

The Varsity team hosted Indianapolis Northwest on Tuesday the 22nd. The girls won and then invited the Space Pioneers to a team meal afterwards.

Also this month, all three levels traveled to Avon. The freshmen team won.

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Boys & Girls Swimming & Diving

Most people get in a pool to cool off in the summer. Not these Cards! Coach Jeffries has the teams hard at work. The boy's team is currently undefeated after beating Roncalli and Beech Grove. The girls have swam in meets against Ben Davis, Roncalli, and Beech Grove as the season gets underway.

The season is still young and there is lots of swimming and diving to be had. Come to the pool to check them out. This Saturday is the Cardinal Classic!

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The wrestling team opened the season at home with a duel meet against Decatur Central. The wrestlers displayed great technique and came away with a victory in numerous weight classes. The team won the meet 51-31.

Next, the varsity wrestlers traveled to Arsenal Tech to compete in the John Hurrle Invitational. Chad Rothwell was 5-0 on the day and won his weight class. The JV wrestlers were in action at Yorktown High School.

They will head to Blackford and Hagerstown this week.

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The cheer squads have had and will continue to have a busy month between all of the girl's and boy's basketball games. The school spirit they provide and how they back these hardwood teams is greatly appreciated.

Thank You

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