[Posted: January 31, 2018]
6th Grade Finishes Undefeated!

From the desk of Jeff Bledsoe…

Loogootee 6th grade finished regular season with a perfect 16-0 record with majority of games being double digit wins.  Members of the team are Reis Whitney, Leighton Jeffers, Brandon Bledsoe, Isaac Waggner, Drew Walker, Luke Lengacher, John Hart, Sam Graber, Jaybe Wagoner and Conner Swartzentruber.  6th grade Lions had 5 different leading scorers this year and led a mostly balanced attack the biggest part of the season.  The 2024 Lions will play in a 24 team tournament at the end of February against competitive teams from across the state. With their hard work and dedication to the program, they will continue to improve as they physically mature and move into Jr High.  


[Posted: December 13, 2017]
Loogootee 6th Grade 7-0 on Regular Season

From the desk of Jeff Bledsoe..

Young Lions playing well in first half of the season picking up 5 more wins in the last few weeks against Holy Trinity, Washington, WRV, Washington Catholic and North Daviess.  The team has been led in scoring by 4 different players this year and often lead a balanced attack with key contributors coming off the bench.  Lions will travel to South Knox on 12/14 and then on to Barr-Reeve Saturday morning for what appears to be a great game.   Christmas Break will be used to introduce some additional sets out of our offense and work on fundamentals needed to finish the season strong.  The team is striving to go unbeaten this year and have been working hard to achieve that goal.

[Posted: November 14, 2017]
6th Grade Is Off And Running

From the Desk of Jeff Bledsoe…

Loogootee 6th grade start regular season 2-0

6th grade Lions traveled to Cedar Crest on Nov 9th for an A/B game.  After a sluggish start defensively, the young lions were able to hold their opponent to only 9 2nd half points to come away with a 56-30 win.    Loogootee was led in scoring by Reis Whitney with 19.  Isaac Waggner and Drew Walker also scored in double figures with 12 and 11.  Brandon Bledsoe had a team high 6 assists and Isaac Waggner hauled in 9 rebounds.  The team is hoping to play at a higher tempo this year creating great scoring opportunities early in the possession when possible.

The B game was much of the same as Loogootee pulled away early for a 40-12 victory.  Sam Graber led the way with 17 points and Conner Swartzentruber added 15.

On November 13th, Loogootee hosted another team from Cedar Crest.  After another slow start, the Lions pulled away for the 37-21 win.  Issac Wagoner had 12 and Brandon Bledsoe had 10 to lead the way.  

The B game was very simlar to the first game winning once again 37-21.  John Hart led team in scoring with 13 followed by Sam Graber with 10 and Jaybe Wagoner chipping in 8.  The Lions next game will be against WRV.

[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 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.



[Posted: October 30, 2016]
Loogootee 6th Grade Wins North Daviess Shootout

From the desk of Jeff Bledsoe….

Loogootee 6th grade went 3-0 Saturday 10/29 dropping Vincennes Lincoln in the first game 50-30. Brandon Bledsoe led the attack early on with 12 first half points. Still recovering from a stress fracture, Lucas Brittain did not play again this weekend but the 5th graders of Reis Whitney, Brandon Bledsoe, Drew Walker, Isaac Waggner and Leighton Jeffers picked up the slack all weekend defensively. Peyton Bledsoe led Lions with 21 points on 10/16 shooting from the field. Isaac Waggner , Isaac Eagle, Leighton Jeffers, Reis Whitney and Drew Walker also got in the scoring column.

2nd win of the day was an ugly game against North Daviess 28-21. Shooting a dismal 13-41 from the field the home cougars were able to keep it close. Peyton Bledsoe led the young lions with 11 points. Reis Whitney chipped in 6, Brandon Bledsoe 5, Isaac Eagle 4 and Isaac Waggner 2.

In the Finals the Lions wore down a much bigger Bedford 50-36. Tied at the half 20-20 Peyton Bledsoe racked up 22 pts in the 2nd half to push the young lions to victory. The Lions shot a much improved 21-29 as a team from the Free Throw Line. Peyton Bledsoe paced the team in scoring with 30 on 11-16 shooting. Reis Whitney knocked in 13 and 7-8 from the Free Throw line. Isaac Eagle scored 5 and led team with 12 rebounds. Brandon Bledsoe and Leighton Jeffers both chipped in to round out the scoring.


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