[Posted: January 4, 2017]
5th and 6th Grade Continue To Roll

From the desk of Jeff Bledsoe….

Loogootee 5/6 open 2017 with back to back road wins over Jasper and Springs Valley

Loogootee 6A/B traveled to Jasper and came away with a 43-20 victory.  Despite not playing any games for two weeks over the Holiday, 6th grade shot nearly 50% overall from the field. Peyton Bledsoe led the way with 22 followed by Isaac Eagle with 9.

The 6B game was much of the same with a decisive 34-9 victory.  Conner Swartzentruber led a balanced attack with 9.  

Loogootee 5th traveled to Springs Valley jumping out to a 22-6 lead led by Reis Whitney's 14 first half points (6-6 FT's)  5th Grade dominated the 2nd half as well holding the Blackhawks to 5 points the last 3 quarters of play.  Reis Whitney finished with 16 and 8 rebounds followed by Isaac Waggner with 7.

Loogootee 6th Grade jumped out to a 23-2 first quarter lead before coming away with 55-19 victory on 18 assists as a team.  Peyton Bledsoe had 16 and Isaac Eagle contributed 12.  Nearly everyone scored in both victories on the night.


[Posted: December 21, 2016]
5th and 6th Grade Round-Up

From the desk of jeff Bledsoe….

Loogootee 5th/6th win pair of games at South Knox

Loogootee raced out to a 22-3 first quarter lead against the Spartans in the A game coming away with a 54-9 victory.  Peyton Bledsoe had 17 leading a balanced attack where everybody scored.  Isaac Eagle, Jacob Tedrow and Leighton Jeffers had 7 each.

The 6th B Game was won by the 5th Grade 36-21.  Jaybe Wagoner led the team  with a season high 7 points.  

 

Loogootee splits with Barr-Reeve

5th Grade hosted Barr-Reeve on Saturday morning and struggled to find any rhythm only connecting on 7-36 from the field.  Despite the shooting woes they were only down 15-6 at the end of the half but could never get it going in the 2nd before falling 26-19.  Reis Whitney and Isaac Waggner led the team in scoring with 5 each.  

Loogootee 6th turned up the tempo on the Vikings starting out with a 16-2 first quarter lead and went into the half up 31-6.  With all the 5th and 6th graders playing in the 2nd half, they were able to keep up the same pace and come away with a 60-10 victory.  Peyton Bledsoe led the Lions with 21 followed closely by Isaac Eagle with 17. Conner Swartzentruber pitched in 6 on a pair of 3's.  Loogootee 5/6 next game is Jan 2nd against Jasper Middle School.   


[Posted: December 12, 2016]
Loogootee 5/6 splits with Jasper (Holy Trinity)

From the desk of Jeff Bledsoe….

Loogootee 5th Grade Dominated Jasper from the tip and held them scoreless in the first quarter by playing great team defense.  5th grade went on to win 42-21.  Drew Walker led the team in scoring with 14.  Reis Whitney hit for 9 including his first two shots of the season beyond the arc.  Brandon Bledsoe with 8, Leighton Jeffers, Jaybe Wagoner, Isaac Waggner with 3 and Luke Lengacher rounded out the scoring column with 2.

Loogootee 6th grade dropped their first game of the regular season 48-44.  Mental mistakes and missed opportunities caught up with them as they faced a motivated Jasper team avenging double digit losses from last year.  Peyton Bledsoe led the team in scoring with 37 hitting on 8-13 field goals, 5-10 from 3pt line and 5-6 from the charity stripe.  Drew Walker had 5 and Issac Eagle contributed 2.  Great learning experience that can help them be successful the remainder of the season.   


[Posted: December 7, 2016]
5th and 6th Grade Update

From the desk of Jeff Bledsoe….

Loogootee 5th and 6th Grade remain undefeated after picking up convincing wins over WRV, Washington Catholic, North Daviess, and Washington the last two weeks.  Most of the games everyone was able to get in the scoring column with 2 players recording their season highs.  Jacob Tedrow knocked in 19 pts on 8-13 shooting and 1-3 from the 3pt line against WC and Sam Graber was 4-7 from the field against WC as well for a season high 8 points.  The Lions will host Jasper (Holy Trinity) on Saturday at Lee's gym.  


[Posted: November 16, 2016]
5th Grade Sweeps Jasper

Lions 5th jumped out to a 23-1 first quarter lead and never looked back dominating the Wildcats on both ends of the floor for a 59-17 victory. Reis Whitney led the Lions with 16 points and pulled down 7 rebounds. Isaac Waggner with 12pts and team high 9 rebounds, Drew Walker with 10, Brandon Bledsoe with 9 points and team high 10 assists. Leighton Jeffer and Conner Swartzentruber with 4 and Luke Lengacher with 2. Great team effort and 20 team assists led to high percentage shots and balanced scoring.

In the 2nd game, the Lions once again jumped out to a big first quarter lead 13-2 behind the early scoring and defensive play of John Hart. Hart led the team in scoring with 13, Luke Lengacher finished with 11, Sam Graber added 6. Jaybe Wagoner and Conner Swartzentruber chipped in 2 but they both played an excellent floor game being more aggressive on the offensive end and getting the ball to the middle of the court creating scoring opportunities for the 34-16 win.


[Posted: November 15, 2016]
5th/6th Grade Win Season Openers

From the desk of Jeff Bledsoe…

Lions 5/6 Grade traveled to Cedar Crest Monday evening to open their regular season with a 6A/6B game picking up two wins. Jumping out to an early 17-5 first quarter lead they never looked back and won 55-34 in the first contest. Peyton Bledsoe led the Lions with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Isaac Eagle had his best floor game so far this year knocking in 18 including 2-3 from 3pt line. Jacob Tedrow had 5, Drew Walker 4 and Reis Whitney rounded out the scoring column with 3.

The 6B game was played with the Loogootee 5th Grade. Although they never trailed, it was a close game throughout with a 25-22 final score. Conner Swartzentruber led team in scoring with 9 points and his best offensive output of the season. Luke Lengacher had 4 and battled hard all night against the bigger Rangers. Brandon Bledsoe, Leighton Jeffers, Sam Graber, John Hart, Isaac Waggner, Jaybe Wagoner, Reis Whitney and Drew Walker all got significant minutes and contributed to the win. Coach Will Walker and myself have spent a significant amount of time teaching in practice. The kids are listening and we are getting better with our in game decisions. Looking forward to a great season and getting better each week both physically and mentally.


[Posted: November 8, 2016]
5th and 6th Grade Teams Win Fall League Championships

From the desk of Jeff Bledsoe….
Looogootee 5th grade finished a successful 5 week Fall League going 8-2 with their only losses against 6th grade teams. In the tournament finals, they beat Bedford 31-20. Lions jumped out to a 16-0 First quarter lead and closed out the half up 24-3 before hanging on for the 11 point victory. Everyone played good minutes and nearly every player reached the scoring column.

Loogootee 6th Grade went 9-1 compiling wins over 6th and 7th grade teams. Receiving a first round bye they edged out North Daviess in the Semi-Finals putting them in the final game against Bedford. Just like the week before against Bedford in the North Daviess shootout finals, teams were tied at the half and the Lions struggled offensively. Adjustments were made in the 2nd half outscoring the the visiting Stars by nine in the 3rd and hanging on for a 33-27 win. Peyton Bledsoe led Lions with 15 all coming in the 2nd half. Isaac Eagle. Brandon Bledsoe, and Reis Whitney each had 6 to round out the scoring.
The 5th/6th Grade start their regular season on Monday Nov 14th against Cedar Crest.

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[Posted: February 15, 2016]
Loogootee 4th/5th Grade Wins 6th Grade LBC/HBA Shootout

From The Desk of Jeff Bledsoe…

Young Lions faced Edgewood in their first game and jumped out to a quick 32-13 lead.  Lions speed and aggressive play was too much for the much bigger Edgewood team.  Solid play in the 2nd half helped them hang on to lead the and come away with a 44-22 win.  Nearly everyone got in the scoring column. Peyton Bledsoe led Lions with 19 and Lucas Brittain finshed with 7.
 
Up next for the Lions was a tough Bedford team.  Lions trailed nearly the entire game and went into the half down 24-22.  Still trailing at the end of the 3rd by the same margin, the Lions found themselves down by as many as 5 mid way through the 4th but battled back.  Double teamed and trailing by 1 with 12 seconds left Peyton Bledsoe came off a high screen, split the defense and spun back to the middle to hit a jumper to put Lions up one and come away with a 43-42 victory. Zone defense from a bigger Bedford team forced the Lions to shoot outside where they connected on 6-10 from 3pt range.  Peyton Bledsoe led Lions with 28 followed by Brandon Bledsoe with 6 Isaac Eagle and Lucas Brttain with 5 and 4 respectively.
 
Facing Evansville North in the finals the young lions were well undersized but proved to be the most fundamental and aggressive team on the court.  Utilizing our spread offense the lions were able to spread the court and pull the Huskies out of their zone driving the middle and creating high percentage shots.  Up 11 going into the 4th forced the Huskies to press and trap which played in the Lions favor.  Loogootee held on to win 42-32 and shot 18-27 from the field for 65% while holding Evansville North to 10-36 shooting.  Peyton Bledsoe had 19 and 6 assists.  Drew Walker came off the bench and sparked the Lions with 11 Big points.  Lucas Brittain set the tone defensively and finished with 6 points. Loogootee next tourney will be a 24 team tourney in Jasper in which they will try and defend their 2015 championship.  
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[Posted: February 1, 2016]
5th Grade Sweeps South Knox

From The Desk of Jeff Bledsoe….

Loogootee wins 5A/B games easily over South Knox

 
Loogootee hosted South Knox for an A/B game on Saturday morning and continued to play well jumping out to a 31-3 halftime lead before cruising to a 62-12 victory.  Peyton Bledsoe led Loogootee with 30 points and 8 assists.  Isaac Eagle hit for 11 including three 3 pointers and Lucas Brittain chipped in 5 points.
 
The 5B game was played by our 4th Grade. Just like the 5th grade, they jumped out to a quick 20-2 lead and never looked back on their way to a 42-8 victory.  Brandon Bledsoe led a balanced attack with 8 points, Reis Whitney, Isaac Waggner, Sam Graber and Conner Swartzentruber each with 6 points. Drew Walker and Leighton Jeffers with 4 and Jaybe Wagoner rounded out the scoring with 2. John Hart did not score but played great defense and Luke Lengacher had 6 rebounds to lead the team. 
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[Posted: January 29, 2016]
5th Grade Continues to Roll

From The Desk of Jeff Bledsoe…

Loogootee 5th Dominates Bloomfield 50-15
 

Loogootee 5th Over Bloomfield 50-15.  Despite a slow start, Lions were able to have a strong 2nd quarter to go in at the break up 26-9.   Consistent 2nd half offensively and great defensive effort allowed them to stretch out the lead and finish strong.  Peyton Bledsoe led the Lions with 24 and Lucas Brittain chipped in a season high 15.

 
5th Grade Rolls Over Vincennes Rivet 80-18
 
Due to a 4th grade tourney in Evansville, Loogootee 5th was short handed for their game against RIvet.  A quick start with excellent shooting from the young lions ended the game early with a balanced attack.  Peyton Bledsoe led with 20 points, Jacob Tedrow knocked in a season high 18 points, Isaac Eagle 18 and Lucas Brittain played well again scoring 14.
 
Loogootee 5th defeats Orleans 56-16
 
Loogootee rolled over the Bulldogs jumping out to a 20-0 first quarter lead and never looked back.  Peyton Bledsoe led the lions with 29 points and 8 assists. Isaac Eagle chipped in 9, Lucas Brittain 8 and Jacob Tedrow with 6.
 
Loogootee 5th Defeats Hatchets by 35
 
Despite a 15-15 tie at the end of the first half Loogootee came out in the 3rd and outscored the Hatchets 27-2 and 40-5 in the 2nd half to come away with another impressive home win 55-20.  Isaac Eagle led the Lions with 19 big points, Matthew Wagler and Brandon Bledsoe each chipped in 9.  Peyton Bledsoe tallied 8 points and 8 assists.
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