Greensburg Daily News
Posted below are the Decatur County sports digest announcements for Jan. 18.
SD boys at Eastern Hancock
ND boys at Morristown
GB wrestling EIAC at Lawrenceburg, 8 a.m. W.I.
SD girls vs Shawe Mem, noon (no JV)
SD boys vs Greensburg
ND boys at Union County
Chili supper Saturday at South
There will be a chili supper this Saturday, Jan. 19 before the varsity boys basketball game between host South Decatur and Greensburg. The supper will benefit the 4H Tree City Mavericks, and take place at South Decatur High School from 4:30 p.m. until halftime of the junior varsity game.
North girls vs Franklin County Jan. 24
The North Decatur girls varsity and junior varsity basketball games against Franklin County, originally scheduled Dec. 28, have been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24. The junior varsity game will begin at 6 p.m.
Pirate 8B boys host Spartans
The Greensburg boys 8B basketball team hosted the Connersville Spartans and lost 30-28. The Pirates, now 3-5, attempted a game-tying buzzer-beater in the corner but missed to end the game.
“In back-to-back nights, our games have come down to the final buzzer,” said head coach Justin Tucker. “While it would be nice to win them all, I could not be more proud of this team. Connersville is an excellent team, and we played with them until the final second. These players should be very proud of themselves.”
Cory Adams, for the seventh time this season, led the team in scoring. He scored 10 points, including one 3-pointer. Zach Pokrzywinski added five points for the Pirates, while Keaton Atchley and James Scudder put up four each. Dylan Barber and Thomas Stevens each gave the Pirates two points, as Kirk Scott added one. Tanner Carman and Darian Davis each gave the Pirates a great defensive effort, according to Tucker.
Scudder, once again, led the team with double-digit rebounds with 12, as Atchley added two and Stevens chipped in one. Point-guard Keaton Atchley led the team in assists with two, while Adams, Stevens, and Barber each had one.
“I am truly honored to be the coach of this team,” noted Tucker. “They continue to show resiliency, especially when some things don’t go as planned. So many of these players have grown up and matured right in front of everyone’s eyes. I am truly excited to see how these guys continue to mold themselves not only into great basketball players and quality teammates, but into overall excellent people.”
The Pirates will conclude their season at home in the eighth grade tournament this Saturday. The tournament also includes the Connersville, Rushville and Jennings County. The first game begins at 9 a.m., where the Pirates will play Rushville.
Pirate 7A boys beat Waldron
The Greensburg 7A boys basketball team got past Waldron 32-23. The Pirates jumped out to an early lead 13-0 after the first stanza and took a 22-9 margin at halftime. Luke Lozier had a nice game with 18 points and five boards. Kyle Sellers also had five boards and scored 13 points with two treys. Tucker Bailey had one free throw, four assists and four steals. Cody Bischoff had a good effort on the boards with six and Brayton Owens pulled down five and had three steals.
The Pirates will meet Brookville next Tuesday at home to end the regular season. The tourney will be at Rushville the following week.
Pirate 7B boys fall twice
The Pirate 7B boys fell short in two contests this week. They fell to Shelbyville by a score of 50-9. Gabe Caplinger scored five points for the Pirates, along with three from Kellen Thomas.
In the second game, Connersville came out on top, 53-19. The Pirates’ Jonathan Brown was 4-for-4 from the field for nine points. Taylon Hogg had three points, while Eric Fisse, Bryce Lang and Curtis Collins scored two each. Joshua Ankney collected four rebounds.
The Pirates are 0-8 on the season.
YMCA cheerleading extended to Saturday
The Decatur County Family YMCA has extended its registration for the sports cheerleading program. The deadline for the sports cheerleading program (ages 5-9) will be extended to Saturday, Jan. 19. Interested families can sign up their youth at the Y and building hours can be found on their Web site, which is www.decaturcountyfamilyymca.org. For more details about the league, please contact Ryan Gelhaus at (812)663-9622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Y does not turn away community members for inability to pay and scholarships are available.