Salem Lions Sports Updates - Vol. I, No. 8, March 2, 2020

Salem Athletic Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Salem High School athletic department is set on developing a high level of competition without losing sight of educational values such as sportsmanship, academic achievement, leadership, and strong sense of respect for self and others.

Lady Lions Fall Short in State Title Game

The Lady Lions won the school's first ever basketball semi-state championship at Jeffersonville on February 22nd. The girls avenged a mid-season loss to conference foe Brownstown to punch their ticket to the state championship game.

Unfortunately for the Lady Lions, the rims were not kind as we struggled to get shots to fall throughout the game. Northwood defeated Salem 37-29 in the lowest scoring game in state championship history.

Salem ended their record setting season at 25-4. This game marked the final time 3 of our Lady Lions will don the Salem jersey. During their 4 years they amassed an 85-24 overall record and more notably a 71-13 record the past 3 years while starters for the Lady Lions. During this time they won 3 sectionals, 2 regionals and 1 semi-state championship. The Lady Lions finished the season ranked #1 in 3A.

Lions Fans Take Over Indy

The Salem faithful arrived in full force this weekend to support the Lady Lions in their first ever State Championship game. Fans began arriving Friday afternoon and over ran the Hyatt Place by Friday evening. Salem accounted for 1,662 pre-sale tickets which was nearly 600 more than the next school (8 total schools).

Saturday the Salem Alumni group hosted an indoor tailgate party which was open to Salem Alumni, parents and fans. This took place at the Hyatt Place in the Pivot Bar and Grill. In no time at all the entire restaurant was full and eventually overflowed to the outdoor patio and the lobby.

Even though the final score did not turn out in our favor it was an awesome experience for all involved. The Lady Lions had a tremendous season and accomplished something that few can ever claim to have done.

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Recent News in Salem Sports

Special Olympics Scrimmage

The Washington County Special Olympics basketball team took the floor Thursday night at half-time of the boys varsity game for a scrimmage. The teams did not disappoint as they performed with exciting enthusiasm and skill!

Lions Win Last Two Games of Regular Season

The Lions defeated Charlestown on February 21st by a score of 72-42 and followed that up with a decisive senior night victory vs. Borden this past Thursday night 76-37. The Lions look to ride this streak into sectional play when they travel to Corydon to take on the Madison Cubs in the sectional opener on Tuesday night. Tip-off is 6:00.

Process for Nominating Former Lions for the Salem Athletic Hall of Fame and Criteria for Jersey on the "Lions at the Next Level" Wall

The Salem Athletic Hall of Fame (HOF) can include former athletes, coaches, and persons of merit who have made a huge impact on our athletic programs. To receive information concerning criteria and also to obtain a nomination form please contact the Athletic Office at 812-883-3904 or email

The "Lions at the Next Level" wall is not affiliated with the HOF although a former athlete may be recognized for both. The Lions at the Next Level project is designed to recognize former Lion athletes who went on to compete for 4 years (completed eligibility) AND obtained his/her college degree in the process. To receive more details on this process and what is required please contact the Athletic Office at the number/email list in the paragraph above.

MS Wrestling @ Scottsburg

Monday, March 2nd, 6pm

425 South 3rd Street

Scottsburg, IN

Boys Basketball Sectional

Tuesday, March 3rd, 7pm

375 Country Club Road Southeast

Corydon, IN

Salem will play Madison in Sectional opener

MS Swimming vs. Scottsburg and Corydon (Home)

Thursday, March 5th, 6pm

500 North Harrison Street

Salem, IN

Boys Basketball Sectional vs. Scottsburg

Friday, March 6th, 6pm

375 Country Club Road Southeast

Corydon, IN

2nd round game if win Tuesday

MS Wrestling @ SIWC

Saturday, March 7th, 9am

1100 North Eastern School Road

New Pekin, IN

Boys Basketball Sectional Championship

Saturday, March 7th, 7pm

375 Country Club Road Southeast

Corydon, IN

Championship game if win Tuesday and Friday