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Can’t have an East/West game without a few EIAC players

NDIANAPOLIS – Four Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference basketball stars will team up at the annual All-Star Classic.

The Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association has named the 24 players that will make up the East and West teams on Sunday, April 16 at North Daviess High School.

Playing for the East Team will be Lawrenceburg guard Logan Rohrer, Greensburg guard Ki Dyer, Connersville guard Josh Williams, and Batesville forward Cole Pride.

On the girls side, East Central’s Josie Trabel was selected to be a member of the East team.


Rohrer: 12.1 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1.6 SPG
Dyer: 18.4. PPG, 3.2 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.5 SPG
Williams: 15.4 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 4.6 APG, 1.9 SPG
Pride: 16.1 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.7 SPG, 3.1 BPG

All players selected to the All-Star Classic were voted upon by HBCA member coaches.


Wes Aigner — Castle High School
Peyton Bledsoe — Loogootee
Peter Combs — Bloomfield
Cale Donoho — South Spencer High School
Joey Hart — Linton-Stockton
Blake Herdes — Evansville Mater Dei
Colten Leach — Bedford North Lawrence
Jaylen Mullen — North Daviess HS
Tyler Myers — Evansville Day School
Brycen Neidigh — Washington
JaQualon “JQ” Roberts — Bloomington North
Logan Webb — Linton-Stockton


Josten Carter — New Albany High School
Jacob Cherry — Eastern
Ki Dyer– Greensburg
Cooper Horn — Columbus North
Casey Kaelin — Providence
Owen Law — Jennings County
Keegan  Manowitz — Jennings County
Kaden Oliver — Silver Creek
Cole Pride — Batesville
Logan Rohrer — Lawrenceburg

Caleb Washington — Floyd Central
Josh Williams — Connersville

EIAC Boys Basketball All-Conference Selections

Congratulations to the EIAC boys basketball All-Conference selections. Listed below are the MVp’s and players for the 2022-23 season as selected by the coaches.















Pirates fend off Tigers to play in final

GREENSBURG- The Greensburg Pirates eliminated the Lawrenceburg Tigers in the semifinals of the sectionals with a 10-point win on Friday evening. They will face Batesville tonight when they look for their 45th sectional championship. The game was just a two-point affair at the half but a huge third quarter from the Bucs put them out front, where they cruised to a 54-44 win.

Jeter Edwards got Greensburg on the board first and Ben Cornett scored for the Tigers. The Pirates then went on a 5-0 run with a Ki Dyer three and another Edwards basket. Logan Rohrer and Cornett then scored back-to-back for LHS and it was 7-6, Greensburg. Another Edwards field goal and three-points from Addison Barnes-Petitt had the Bucs up by six. Rohrer finished off the first frame with a with a shot that made the score 12-8 after one quarter.


The second period started with Jack McKinsey for the Bucs and Rohrer for the Tigers exchanging deep balls. Grainger Maxwell scored four-points for Greensburg and Rohrer scored again for LHS, and the Bucs had a six-point lead with just 1:50 to go in the half. Lawrenceburg finished off the final two-minutes with a Cooper Bobo jumper and a Cornett field goal to cut the Pirates lead to two, with the score 19-17 at halftime.

The third quarter started with Bobo dropping in a three-point basket and giving the Tigers their first lead of the game. Greensburg responded by going on a 9-2 run over the next four minutes. A pair of McKinsey threes and a basket each for Dyer and Edwards put Greensburg back up by six. Bobo added a pair of freebies before the Bucs finished the frame on another 8-2 run that was capped off by a Dyer three pointer at the buzzer. The Pirates led after three quarters, 36-26.

The final frame started with the Tigers playing aggressive and getting a pair of Bobo free throws and Xavier Eads slashing the lane for a score, but Greensburg played their game and waited for open shots. The teams matched each other in the frame scoring 18-points each with half of the Bucs points coming from the charity stripe. Rohrer, Cornett, and Bobo each scored four-points for the Tigers in the frame but the Greensburg Pirates pulled out a 54-44 win the end the Tigers season with an impressive 19-7 record.

The Pirates, who are now 19-6 on the season, were led in scoring by Edwards who dropped 16-points on the evening. Dyer pitched in 12, McKinsey 11, Barnes-Petitt 10, and Maxwell 5. The Tigers were led by Rohrer’s 15-points, Bobo finished wiht 11, B. Cornett 10, and Noah Knigga, Eads, Charlie Meyer, and Sam Cornett each scored 2-points in the contest.


Tigers send EIAC champ Spartans home

GREENSBURG – Since March 6, 2021, Connersville’s Spartans have secured two EIAC championships (going 14-0). But that date also remains the last time Kerry Brown’s squad won a sectional game. Following a loss to Greensburg last March, the Lawrenceburg Tigers – defending Sectional 29 champions – did the honors this year with Wednesday’s 50-41 victory over CHS.

Connersville, ranked fourth in the final Class 3A poll, could do next to nothing right through the first three quarters and trailed 31-17 with one frame to play. The score was 42-27 when timeout was called with 2:33 remaining. Spartan senior Josh Williams then tried to will his team to an epic comeback.

He started with three free throws after being fouled on a long-range attempt. Still a 12-point game, Williams produced a steal and subsequent 3-point play to make it 42-33 with two minutes left. The senior swingman then drained a 3-pointer to put CHS within two possessions.

The score was 45-38 when time was called at 30.7. Williams scored again to make it 46-40 ahead of Brown’s final timeout with 20.8 ticks left. CHS senior Lucas Barron then fouled out to end his solid Spartan career. LHS’ Cooper Bobo sank 1 of 2 to squash the Spartans’ postseason hopes.

Logan Rohrer – tied with Williams for game-high scoring honors at 19 – scored the game’s first bucket. James Williams and Barron later tied the game early at 4 apiece. Noah Knigga and Jo. Williams then traded baskets for a 6-6 stalemate. Lawrenceburg ended the first period on an 8-0 run. A lob to Rohrer was finished and big man Bobo stepped out for a three. In the final seconds, Rohrer scored on an inbound play to make it 14-6.


Braxton Myers finally broke the Spartan silence with a field goal. Rohrer answered directly from the 3-point line and two by Sam Cornett had LHS up 19-8. Brayden Pearson landed a 3 for Connersville but Bobo echoed that and Rohrer’s bucket made it 24-11. The score at half was 26-14.

The third quarter featured very little scoring (eight points total) and a lot of deliberate offense. CHS got within 26-17 before Knigga hit and Rohrer’s cut to the basket produced a 3-point play.

Bobo added 13 in the winning effort and Ben Cornett posted 9. Knigga and S. Cornett each had 4 and Charlie Meyer a free throw. The senior class had all of Connersville’s 41 points; Myers had 6, Barron and Ja. Williams 5 each, Pearson and Gavin Pearson each with a 3-pointer.

LHS (19-6) and coach Brad Cutter move on to Friday night’s semifinal matchup with host Greensburg. The Spartans closed at 18-5.

Connersville finishes 7-0 to win EIAC after a win over Lawrenceburg

The 3/A #7 Connersville Spartans locked up their third consecutive conference championship with a win over the Lawrenceburg Tigers on Saturday night. They jumped out to an early lead and held off a Comeback from the Tigers to pull off a 53-37 win.

Josh Williams started the game off putting the Spartans up 2-0. Lucas Barron connected not once, but twice on old fashioned three-point play’s and the Spartans were up 8-0 after three minutes played. Noah Knigga and Logan Rohrer each scored back-to-back for Lawrenceburg then buckets were traded by both squads. Williams scored back-to-back and it was 15-7 in Connersville’s favor. James Williams scored for CHS. Knigga scored for the Tigers and dropped in a free throw. Jo. Williams ended the frame scoring his ninth point and the Spartans led after the first quarter 19-10. Cooper Bobo scored his first points of the game from the free throw line to start the second quarter. Brayden Pearson dropped a three-pointer, and the Spartans were back up by 10-points. After two minutes of neither team scoring Braxton Myers added two-points for Connersville. Knigga was good for two more freebies for LHS and the score at the half was Connersville 24, Lawrenceburg 14.

The Tigers got two free throws from Sam Cornett to start the third quarter, Bobo hit from deep, and Lawrenceburg pulled it to within five-points. Bobo completed an old fashioned three-point play, and the score was 24-22 with Connersville up and six minutes to go in the third.  Barron hit a pair of free throws for the Spartans, Myers hit a shot near the rim, Barron scored to put the Spartans on top by eight-points. Rohrer and Ben Cornett scored for the Tigers, Ja. Williams scored on a put back for Connersville, then he added a free throw to put Connersville up 35-28 after three periods. Rohrer and Knigga got the Tigers five quick points to begin the final frame. The Williams brothers and Gavin Pearson scored for CHS, B. Cornett scored for the Tigers and the Spartans lead was cut to five-points again.  Myers completed an and one for Connersville, Ja. Williams scored, and Barron hit a three giving CHS a 12-point win and locking in their third straight EIAC championship.

The Spartans improve to 17-4 on the season and finished 7-0 in EIAC games. Lawrenceburg is now 17-6 on the year and finished with a record of 3-4 in EIAC games.  

              1            2            3            4            F

CHS       19          5            11          18          53

LHS        10          4            14          9            37

Unofficial Scoring

LHS– Rohrer 11, Knigga 10, Bobo 8, S. Cornett 4, B. Cornett 4

CHS– Barron 15, Jo. Williams 13, Ja. Williams 11, Myers 10, B. Pearson 3, G. Pearson 1

Tigers pull away from Rushville in fourth quarter for the win

An EIAC matchup took place Thursday evening when the Rushville Lions traveled to take on Lawrenceburg. A low scoring first quarter kept the Lions in the game, but the Tigers pushed ahead in the second period. Rushville held the Tigers to just eight-points in the third period and it was a one-point contest going into the final quarter. Lawrenceburg doubled up the Lions in the fourth frame and secured the win to improve to 16-4 on the season and 3-2 in EIAC games. The Lions now losers of three straight fall to 4-15 on the season and 0-6 in EIAC games. Rushville will play their final conference game tonight on the road in Batesville (12-6) at 7:30pm. The Tigers host Rising Sun (9-10) on Saturday night.

Sam Cornet got the Tigers on the board first with a turnaround jumper, Nick Jarman tied it up 30 seconds later for Rushville. Cooper Bobo scored for Lawrenceburg then a scoreless streak started for both teams over the next 2:30. Ben Cornett went to the line for the Tigers and hit both freebies putting LHS up 6-2. Dylan Thompson got a basket to fall for the Lions with two minutes to go in the period, and that was the final score in the frame. Lawrenceburg led after one quarter 6-4, then they went on a 7-0 run to start the second quarter, and two minutes later they were up 13-4, with Logan Rohrer and Bobo scoring for the Tigers on the run. Rushville’s point guard Quentin Cain, in his first game back got his first points of the game after driving to the lane and making a shot while getting hacked. He completed the three-point play, then Cornett scored again, and Charlie Meyer hit a basket for Lawrenceburg, Rohrer hit a pair of free throws and the Tigers were up 19-8 with under three minutes to go in the half. The Lions finished the second quarter strong, Thompson scored back-to-back, and Chase Woolf drained a three-pointer to pull Rushville within four-points of the hosts. Meyer got Lawrenceburg back up by six before the half with two points from the charity stripe, and the Tigers led at the half 21-15.


The second half started with the Lions getting a three from Cain, Ben Cornett scored for LHS, and Rushville got a basket from Jarman and another from Kam Morton. Midway through the frame Rushville had pulled to within one-point of the Tigers, the score was Lawrenceburg 23 Rushville 22. After swapping baskets Rushville scored again at 1:45 remaining when Thompson hit a mid-range jump shot and tied the game up at 26-26. Lawrenceburg went back up by three after Bobo collected an old fashioned three-point play, and Thompson responded when he collected a pair of free throws, making the score Lawrenceburg 29 Rushville 28, through three quarters played. Noah Knigga scored the first basket in the final period for the Tigers, and B. Cornett scored from under the rim, then again on a jumper to put Lawrenceburg up 35-28. Knigga scored again and the Tigers were on an 8-0 run. Thompson scored for RCHS to stop the Lawrenceburg run. Bobo added four more points for the Tigers and B. Cornett scored three times from the foul line. Rushville got a basket from Morton and two more from Thompson that made it an eight-point game in Lawrenceburg s favor with just one minute remaining in the contest. The Lions collected two more points in the contest on a pair of XxZavien Jenkins free throws. But the Tigers got four-points from Bobo and Rohrer scored at the buzzer giving the Tigers a 50-38 conference win.

1 2 3 4 F

LHS        6            15          8            21          50

RCHS     4            11          13          10          38

Individual Scoring

LHS- Bobo 15, B. Cornett 14, Rohrer 9, S. Cornett 4, Knigga 4, Meyer 4

RCHS- Thompson 18, Cain 6, Jarman 4, Morton 4, Woolf 3, Jenkins 3

EIAC girls all-freshman team selected by eiacsports.com

Your eiacsports.com All-Freshman girls team includes two Greensburg Lady Pirates, two Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers, and a Connersville Lady Spartan. The five players have started for their respective squads all season, and the future of their programs looks to be a bright one.


Lady Lions claim third straight sectional title

The Rushville Lady Lions can have a down year, finishing the regular season with a rare losing record (11-13) and still be one of the top teams in the EIAC. They proved that last night by winning their 34th sectional championship with a nine-point win over the Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers. This is coach Melissa Marlow’s 13th sectional title and the third in row for RCHS. Lawrenceburg held with Rushville and even led at halftime, but the Lady Lions used the third quarter to take the lead, and the fourth quarter to go up by 10 put it in cruise control and earn the victory. Rushville is now 14-13 on the season and will take on #6 Corydon Central (24-2) next Saturday at 4pm in Charlestown. The Lady Tigers finished the season with a record of 12-13, the first losing season since 2015-16 for Lawrenceburg.

The Lady Tigers got early baskets from senior Lizzie Redar and Kamryn Ferreira to go up 4-0 to start the game. Rushville got on the board with a three from Belle Gossett, then Natalie Knigga knocked down two freebies and hit a jumper giving the Lady Tigers an 8-3 lead. The squads swapped three-pointers with Leonie Boyer knocking down Rushville’s and Redar hitting Lawrenceburg’s. A 7-0 run for the Lady Lions with Briley Munchel, Gossett, and Boyer all scoring put them up by four-points. Aubree LaBazzo scored pulling it back to a two-point contest to close out the first quarter. Rushville led after the first frame 15-13. The second quarter was a defensive battle with the Lawrenceburg offense doing the only scoring. Knigga scored five of the eight Lady Tiger points in the period to go with a Redar three-point basket, all while shutting down Rushville’s offense and holding them scoreless through the first seven minutes of the period. Lawrenceburg had a six-point lead with under a minute remaining in the half and Boyer was finally able get a basket to fall in for Rushville and the score at the half was Lawrenceburg 21 Rushville 17. After a combined 10 points in the second quarter the teams tallied 20-points together in the first half of the third period. Knigga started the scoring off for LHS, Munchel and Boyer scored for RCHS, Knigga and Redar scored for the Lady Tigers and Gossett hit a jumper for Rushville to make it a three-point game with the Lady Tigers still holding the slim lead. Boyer scored for Rushville and LaBazzo hit a deep ball to make it 30-26 in Lawrenceburg’s favor. Munchel and Gossett put up the next eight-points for the Lady Lions and they had their first lead since the beginning of the second period. Knigga scored again for the Lady Tigers before Munchel hit the last shot of the quarter, a three ball that put RCHS in the lead by five, it was 37-32 after three quarters. Rushville added another 20-points in the final quarter with Munchel scoring 10 of those, Gracie Buzzard, and Kylee Herbert both added four-points each in the frame. Lawrenceburg tallied 16-points in the fourth quarter with Brooklyn Craig hitting twice from deep, and LaBazzo and Knigga each adding four-points in the period. The final score was Rushville 57 Lawrenceburg 48.

         1   2   3   4   F

RCHS 15 2 20 20 57
LHS 13 8 11 16 48

Unofficial Scoring
Rushville– Munchel 23, Boyer 13, Gossett 10, Herbert 7, Buzzard 4
Lawrenceburg– Knigga 19, Redar 12, LaBazzo 9, Craig 6, Ferreira 2

LHS sends Mariemont back across the river with an L

The Lawrenceburg Tigers hosted Mariemont (Cincinnati) on Saturday afternoon. The Warriors scored the first basket of the game but a Lawrenceburg three-pointer gave them the lead that they kept for the remained of the game. The win is the third in a row for coach Brad Cutter and the Tigers. Currently sitting at 2-2 in EIAC games, Lawrenceburg will look to keep the win streak going with three conference games remaining (Rushville, S. Dearborn, and Connersville) on the season.

The Warriors opened the game with a 2-0 lead before the Tigers went on a 10-0 run that started with Logan Rohrer completed an old fashioned three-point play. Cooper Bobo and Sam Cornett each put up a basket and Charlie Meyer hit from deep. The eight-point lead was trimmed to four after two Mariemont baskets to end the first period. Rohrer pushed the lead back to seven with the first basket of the second quarter. A put back by S. Cornett and another Rohrer basket were scored for LHS but the Warriors six-points and the score was 17-12 with the Tigers still on top. A Ben Cornett three-pointer and another from Rohrer over the final two minutes was matched by the Warriors and the halftime score was Lawrenceburg 23 Mariemont 18.

Rohrer got Lawrenceburg on the board first in the second half and Bobo put up the next five-points for the Tigers. The next three minutes only netted two field goals, both from the Warriors. In the final two minutes of the period LHS took a 13-point lead with Noah Knigga adding four-points, S. Cornett hitting a basket, and a B. Cornett free throw. The Tigers went into the fourth quarter up 37-24. B. Cornett and Bobo scored for the Tigers in the first few minutes of the final frame before the Warriors went on a 5-0 run. The pair then both had a chance at freebies with B. Cornett knocking down both his shots and Bobo hitting the front end of his giving Lawrenceburg a 15-point lead. Mariemont got their outside shot working and hit two from deep and scored once in the paint making the score 44-37 with 2:30 remaining. S. Cornett nearly doubled his point total over the remainder of the game when he scored six points for LHS, Rohrer added a pair of free throws, and Bobo added four more points to the Tigers scoreboard giving them a 57-41 win over the Warriors.

The Win improves the Tigers record to 15-4 on the season. They will be in action on Tuesday when they host Rushville (4-14) in an EIAC matchup.  Lawrenceburg was led in scoring by Bobo who finished the day with 15-points, S. Cornett 13, Rohrer 10, Meyer 6, B. Cornett 6, Knigga 5.   

Lawrenceburg’s strong finish earns them a spot in the championship

In the first contest of last night’s sectional 29 round two games, the Connersville Lady Spartans and the Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers faced off for a chance to play in the championship game this evening. The Lady Tigers fell behind early to Connersville who went up 17-6 after the first eight minutes of play. Lawrenceburg was able to claw their way back over the next two periods. They overcame the early run by CHS and made their way into the championship after shutting down Connersville’s offense for seven minutes and 50 seconds in the fourth quarter Lawrenceburg claimed a 12-point victory and earned themselves a spot in tonight’s championship game against Rushville. A sectional 29 champion will be crowned this evening, the tipoff is a 7:30 at Rushville’s Memorial Gym.

Connersville pulled out to an early lead over the Lady Tigers after dropping 17-points in the first period. Hailey Sembach led the charge scoring six, Sara Ruble and Addison Jones each added four in the frame, while Lawrenceburg was only able to put six-points on the board and finished the quarter 11-points behind CHS. The second quarter was a reversal of the prior frame with the Lady Tigers posting 17-points. Aubree LaBazzo put up seven of those, with Lizzie Redar adding six and Natalie Knigga scoring the other four-points for Lawrenceburg. Connersville scored 10-points in the quarter on five field goals, four-points from Abbie Schwartz led the Lady Spartans in the frame. The score at halftime was Connersville 27 Lawrenceburg 23.

The third quarter began with a LaBazzo basket, and a Redar put back from an offensive rebound that tied the game up. Ruble and Jacey Wilhelm scored for Connersville to pull back ahead. The period ended with Ruble and Redar each scoring for their respective squads, and CHS was ahead after three quarters 34-31.

A Redar three-point basket tied the game up to start the final period. It also started an 18-0 run for the Lady Tigers with the senior taking over them game and scoring 12-points for Lawrenceburg in the final frame. The Lady Tigers defense came alive and held Connersville scoreless while taking a 49-34 lead. It wasn’t until the final seconds of the game when a three pointer finally landed for CHS to prevent a complete shutout in the frame. Lawrenceburg won the game with a score of 49-37.


Redar led the Lady Tigers in scoring with a game high of 23, LaBazzo finished with 16, Knigga 5, and Kamryn Ferreira 4. The Lady Spartans senior Ruble led CHS with 10, Ahniyah Bennett 7, Sembach 6, Jones 4, Schwartz 4, Wilhelm 3, and Serenity Pennington 3.

Lawrenceburg will take on the Rushville Lady Lions tonight at 7:30 in the sectional 29 championship game.