Southport High School Athletics

Volume 2 - September 2016

Sports Calendar

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A busy month of Fall Sports

Wow! September was full of excitement for Cardinal sports. The weather was much more cooperative and our student athletes had plenty of opportunities to compete and continue to grow. We hope you enjoy these photos and a brief overview of some of the action that took place this month with these teams.


The Cards had several home games in September. To start off the month the Cards faced the Falcons of Perry Meridian. The Cardinals fought hard all evening and came away with a 48-14 victory. Eddie Schott threw for 283 yards and 4 touchdowns. Blake Evans had 11 receptions for 177 yards and three touchdowns. Gabe Collins-Green had one interception that he ran back for a 60 yard touchdown.

The next game was against Terre Haute North. The Cardinals won their second straight game by a score of 52-17. On this evening Eddie Schott threw for 246 yards and 4 touchdowns. Andrew Mappes ran for 133 yards and a touchdown while Micah Walker added two scores of his own. The receiving corp of Evans, Johnston, Demers, and Haskins had 246 yards between them. Gabe Collins-Green had two more interceptions and Romell Philips added another.

Bloomington South came to town for Homecoming. A strong weather front forced a cancellation of the parade but once it passed through the weather was nice for the game. The Cardinals came out on fire and held a 21-0 lead before the Panthers rattled off 28 straight points to take a touchdown lead going into halftime. The second half saw the Cardinals trail by either 14 or fighting back to trim the lead to 7. Once the Cards got possession and a chance to tie it up, another turnover sealed the deal and the Cards lost by 14. Demers (170) and Evans (157) lead the Cardinals offense with 23 receptions but three interceptions and one fumble, all resulting in points for the Panthers, marred the Cardinals chance of a victory.

To end the month, Southport traveled to Franklin Central to take on the Flashes. The Cards came to play and jumped out to a 14-0 lead. They added another score right before half when Andrew Mappes broke a tackle and bounced to the outside to run 35 yards for a touchdown. He ended the night with 132 yards and 2 scores. Jalen Willians led the defense with 17 tackles. Keaton Moore and Hunter Hightower both had interceptions, with Hightower's being an incredibly athletic play.

The Cards travel to Terre Haute South Friday before returning home on October 7th for Senior Night against Bloomington North.

Let that Cardinal fly!

Boys Soccer

The boy's team had an unusually light month with only five games leading up to the Conference Indiana Tournament, the County Tournament, and Sectional play. The boys fought hard in all the games but lost to Perry Meridian (1-3), Decatur Central (1-2), Franklin Central (3-4), and Columbus North (0-2). They did knock off the defending state champion Center Grove on the road in a 1-0 duel. Keeper Ngun Lian had tremendous play at the goal stopping numerous Trojan shots.

Coach Brown was happy with the way his team played against Franklin Central and is optimistic that the team is putting things together at the right time of the season. Phung Lia showed up with a hat trick against the Flashes.

The team did not get to compete at the Mount Vernon Invitational this year due to heavy rain on that Saturday. The Columbus North game gave our fans an opportunity to recognize our Senior athletes for their commitment to the soccer program.

The Conference Indiana Tournament was played to decide the standings for 5th through 8th place. Southport started the day by playing Terre Haute South. After dominating the game and having the lead throughout, the Cards dropped the first game 2-3. The Cards lost the second game to Terre Haute North as well 0-2.

The Cards traveled to Park Tudor for the first round of the Marion County Tournament on Monday and came away with a 3-1 victory. This allowed the boys the opportunity to host Decatur Central in the second round on Wednesday. Unfortunately the rain changed those plans and is waiting to be played.

The boys drew Roncalli as their sectional opponent. Sectionals get underway next week at Mary Bryan Elementary. Southport plays at 5:30 p.m. on October 5th.

Girls Soccer

The girls are continuing to build on their strong start and solid season. During September the Cards had eight games prior to the Conference Indiana Tournament, County Tournament, and Sectional play. There were some ups and downs during those eight games as the Cards lost to Perry Meridian in a close one (1-2), lost to Whiteland (0-4), lost to Columbus North (0-6), tied Franklin Community (2-2), beat Indianapolis Washington (10-0), lost to Franklin Central (0-7), and lost to Roncalli (0-4).

This years Conference Indiana Tournament was played in Terre Haute. The girls traveled to South and played the home team Braves. After falling in the first game, the Cards played Perry Meridian during the second session. The Cards came away victorious 1-0 against the Falcons.

In the first round of the Marion County Tournament against Park Tudor, the girls had the lead throughout but a late goal forced overtime. The Cards eventually lost 3-4.

The Cards drew Decatur Central as their sectional opponent which begin next week at Roncalli. Southport plays at 7:00 p.m. on October 6th.

Boys & Girls Cross Country

The Cross Country teams are both destined for success. Between invite championships, placing among the top teams in the county and conference, and winning duel meets, these student athletes are leaving it all on the course.

The boys team won their duel meets against Roncalli and Perry Meridian with scores of 22-36 and 2-42 respectively. The boys team also had strong showings at the Columbus North Invitational (3rd out of 30), Ben Davis Invitational (5th out of 25), and Flashrock (1st out of 25).

The girls team won their duel meets against Roncalli and Perry Meridian as well with scores of 17-38 and 17-42. They finished 3rd out of 30 teams in Columbus, 6th out of 27 teams at Ben Davis, and 1st out of 20 teams at Flashrock.

The boys team placed 5th out of 24 teams at the Shelbyville Invitational with four runners under 17 minutes. Michael Crook's time of 16.00.09 was a personal best as were the times for many others on this day. The team is prepping for a trip deep into the state meets.

The girls are doing the same as both teams will travel to Brebuef for the County meet on Saturday. Shortly after that, the teams will prepare for sectionals. Each course throughout the state meets has been a course the Cardinals have run on this season. Go get 'em Cards!

Girls Volleyball

These girls continue to battle. With wins against Indian Creek and Whiteland, as well as a five set thriller against Beech Grove, the girls have put together good performances to prove to themselves and others that they are in the hunt. The girls also picked up a win against Connersville at the Franklin Community Invite. There were some obstacles in the form of tough opponents this month as the Cards lost to Bloomington South, Columbus North, Warren Central, Greenfield Central, Perry Meridian, and Seymour.

There will not be a Senior Night this year because the team doesn't have any Senior players. This group is built for years to come and plenty of underclassmen are getting Varsity experience. With young players like Lauren Cullison and and stat leaders Tiana Wright (kills), Kierston Whitlock (digs), and Maggie Davis (assists), the Cards will develop into something special.

The home game against Perry Meridian was not just a volleyball game. There was also a special cause being recognized, cancer awareness. The "Night Full of Color, Filled with Hope" was a way for the team to recognize loved ones and those in the community. Gift baskets were raffled off to raise money and awareness for cancer. The home game against Whiteland was a special night as well as the Cardinal players honored a Perry Township Teacher that had an impact on them.

The girls also traveled to Brebuef for the first round of the Marion County Tournament.

Boys Tennis

This young team continues to develop. During this month stretch, the team was 5-5 with wins over Beech Grove, Pike, Decatur Central, Speedway, and in the first round of the County Tournament against Warren Central. The Cards lost tough matches to good opponents in Martinsville, Franklin Central, Roncalli, Perry Meridian, and in the second round of county against Lawrence North. The team also traveled to Terre Haute on back-to-back weekends to compete in the Terre Haute North Invitational and then the Conference Indiana Tournament. The boys represented Southport High school extremely well.

The Cards were putting together good wins and solid momentum heading into Sectionals. Southport drew Shortridge in the first round with a potential match up with Perry Meridian in round 2. The matches against Shortridge got underway but were called off due to rain. Matches will pick back up throughout the remainder of this week.

Who are we?

Girls Golf

The golf season ended this month when the girls traveled to Hickory Stick for the Sectional hosted by Center Grove. The girls represented Southport well and competed all day. Sophia Craig shot a personal best 92. This impressive score missed qualifying for regionals by 2 strokes.

Also taking place this month were County at Olde Oakland and Conference at the Cascades in Bloomington. The girls continued to improve each time they hit the course.

Great job ladies! Build on the successes of this season.


The Cheer team began their team competitions at Tri-West High School on September 24th and earned a 2nd place finish. Great job!

They have three competitions in October. Good luck!

Thank You

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!