[Posted: February 22, 2017]
Freshmen Finish 10-3

From the desk of Noah Callahan…

The Loogootee Freshman completed their season with a 42-35 victory at Shoals.  The Lions (10-3) used a balanced attack offensively to defeat the Jug Rox.  Nathaniel Hart and Conner Hedrick each led with 8 points.  Alex Bowling contributed 7, while Max Blackwell and Sebastian Toy each had 6.  Nathan Seals had 4, and Chris Jones 3 to round out the scoring.  Hart led with 4 rebounds followed by Jones with 3.  These kids have been a joy to coach this year, they work hard, and I'm excited to see them continue to develop over the next couple of years.


[Posted: February 7, 2017]
Freshmen move to 8-3

From the desk of Noah Callahan…
The Loogootee Freshman defeated Mitchell in overtime 28-26 to improve to 8-3 on the season. The Lions used a very balanced scoring attack with seven different in the scoring column. Conner Hedrick led with 8 points, followed by Max Blackwell, Nathaniel Hart, Chris Jones, and Sebastian Toy all with 4. Alex Bowling and Logan Jacobs each contributed 2 points. Max Blackwell led in rebounds with 6, while Toy (4) and Jones (3) followed. Hart led with 4 assists. We were lucky to escape with a victory tonight, but just like all year these kids have found a way to close out a game. I was proud how they responded in the 4th quarter and OT after we let our lead slip away in the 3rd.


[Posted: January 24, 2017]
Freshman Round-Up

From the desk of Noah Callahan….

Linton

The Loogootee Freshman (5-3) dropped a home contest to Linton 36-23.  The Lions were led in scoring by Max Blackwell and Nathaniel Hart with 6 a piece.  Conner Hedrick had 5, whileLogan Jacobs, Chris Jones, and Sebastian Toy all had 2.  Hedrick led with 9 rebounds followed by Hart, Jones, and Toy with 4 each

Wood Memorial

The Loogootee Freshman (6-3) traveled to Wood Memorial and came away with a 34-23 victory.  The Lions used the middle two quarters to build there lead, outscoring Wood 24-11.  Nathaniel Hart led the scoring attack with 12.  Sebastian Toy knocked in 8, followed by Conner Hedrick with 5.  Logan Jacobs (4), Max Blackwell (3), and Chris Jones (2) rounded out the scoring.  Toy led with 7 rebounds followed by Hart and Jacobs with 5.  Hedrick and Blackwell each contributed 3 rebounds.


[Posted: January 20, 2017]
Freshman Team Wins At South Knox

From the desk of Noah Callahan….

The Loogootee Freshman boys traveled to South Knox for a BCC contest and came home with a 34-29 victory.  The Lions (5-2) used balance scoring in the win with Nathaniel Hart leading with 9.  Max Blackwell and Conner Hedrick each had 8.  Chris Jones tallied 7, while Logan Jacobs had 2.  Blackwell led with 5 rebounds followed by Hart with 4.  The Lions used a strong effort from the  FT line, including a 9-10 effort in the 4th quarter, to secure the victory.


[Posted: January 4, 2017]
9th Grade Defeats Barr Reeve

From the desk of Noah Callahan….

The Loogootee Freshman improved to 4-2 with a 40-37 victory at Barr-Reeve.  The Lions used their defense and ability to get to the rim to open up a 24-9 halftime lead.  Barr-Reeve made a run getting within one in the fourth, but the Lions were able to hold on to get the victory.  Nathaniel Hart (13) and Chris Jones (12) led the scoring attack.  Max Blackwell knocked in 7, while Conner Hedrick and Logan Jacobs each tallied 4.  Hedrick led with 7 rebounds followed by Blackwell with 5.   I was excited for our guys tonight.  We were able to get off to a fast start by sharing the basketball, and getting some really good looks inside.  We got a little rattled late when they made their run, but kept our composure to hit 4 big FT's down the stretch to keep the pressure on them.


[Posted: December 16, 2016]
Freshmen Improve To 3-1

From the desk of Noah Callahan….

The Loogootee Freshman boys improved their record to 3-1 with a 41-19 win at Forest Park.  Max Blackwell and Nathaniel Hart led the balanced Lion attack with 10 a piece.  Sebastian Toy drained two 3's for 6.  Alex Bowling contributed 5, while Chris Jones and Logan Jacobs each had 4.  Conner Hedrick rounded out the scoring with 3 points.  The Lions were very balanced on the glass as well with Toy (6), Hart (5), Hedrick (5), Blackwell (4), Bowling (3), Jacobs (2), and Jones (2)

 We didn't shoot our best in this one, but I was proud how we stayed focus and crashed the offensive boards to give us some easy looks.  We started the second half with two turnovers leading to five points, but really responded to the adversity and played well the rest of the half.


[Posted: December 7, 2016]
9th Grade Loses to North Daviess

From the desk of Noah Callahan….

The Freshman Boy's Basketball team fell to 2-1 after a 47-43 loss at North Daviess.  Sebastian Toy and Conner Hedrick led in scoring with 10 points each.  Max Blackwell tallied 9, while Chris Jones contributed 8.  Nathaniel Hart rounded out the scoring with 5.  Max Blackwell lead in Lions in rebounding with 5.


[Posted: November 29, 2016]
Freshmen Move To 2-0

From the desk of Noah Callahan….

The Loogootee Freshmen improved to 2-0 with a 41-20 victory over Eastern Greene.  The Lions had another balanced attack offensively with 12 points from Chris Jones and 10 from Sebastian Toy.  Max Blackwell, Logan Jacobs, and Conner Hedrick each tallied 5.  Alex Bowling rounded out the scoring with 4.  Chris Jones led with 5 rebounds and 4 steals, while Conner Hedrick also added 3 steals.  My favorite stat was that we had 9 assists on 14 made attempts.  When we move and share the ball, good things will keep happening. 


[Posted: November 22, 2016]
Freshmen Win Home Opener

From the desk of Noah Callahan.

The Loogootee Freshman Boy's picked up a conference win in their home opener against North Knox 41-24.  After a slow first half, the Lions were able to use their defense and perimeter shooting to extend the lead in the second half.  Chris Jones led with 12 points followed by Sebastian Toy with 9.  Nathaniel Hart tallied 6 while Conner Hedrick and Alex Bowling had 5 apiece.  Max Blackwell rounded out the scoring with 4. Hedrick led with 6 rebounds while Hart had 5 and Bowling 4.  I was pleased with overall performance tonight.  Once we got the game pace to our advantage, our kids played with confidence and extended the lead.  We had a balanced attack offensively, which every coach loves to see.


[Posted: December 1, 2015]
C-Team Loses at Eastern Greene

The Loogootee C team dropped to 1-1 with a 42-23 loss to the host Eastern Greene. The thunderbirds led the entire way as the Lions never could get untracked. Jaycobson Wagoner led the team with 8 points while Austin Woody tallied 6. Austin Taylor netted 5, Sheldan Christmas, Max Christmas, and Nick Bowman all had two points.

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