Grade 5 Cards come up short

St. Louis’ 5th-grade boys “red” hoops team lost its season opener Tuesday to St. Mary’s North Vernon, 34-12.

David Koch led SLS with six points. Nash King scored four and Madden Owens chipped in two.

SLS 7th falls to FC

The 7th-grade boys basketball team at St. Louis opened its season against Franklin County Nov. 5, playing a hard-fought game but falling 27-18.

The Cardinals were led in scoring by Henry Wanstrath with 6 points, followed by Adam Meer and Sam Laloge with 4 each and Ryan Duerstock and Max Amberger with 2 apiece. Duerstock led the team in rebounds with 6 while Amberger and Laloge each had 5. Wanstrath, Meer, Laloge, and Duerstock each recorded a steal.

St. Mary’s too much for Cards

In their first game of the year Tuesday, the 6th-grade St. Louis boys lost to St. Mary’s North Vernon by a 53-28 count.

Jaiden Kuria led SLS with 12 points, Caleb Mohr had 8, Aiden Greiwe 4, and Ben Greiwe and Jack Freeland 2 each. Defensively, Tyler Reder had a great game and Kuria had 2 great blocks. Coach Erin Trenkamp added, “the boys really did well for their first game and grew as the game progressed.”

Wildcats hold off St. Lou

St. Louis’ 8th-grade boys came up shy of Franklin County’s A-team Nov. 5 on the hardwood.

After retaining an early 4th-quarter lead, the Cardinals fell 42-32.

Connor Miles scored 16 points, Hank Ritter followed with 10, Eli Weiler with 3 and Carson Meyer with 3 points and 10 rebounds.

Vets can watch Pacers practice

The Indiana Pacers, along with Yuengling, are recognizing service members with a chance to watch the team practice Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis.

Active or veteran members of the military, who are able to remain for the length of the event, are invited to attend a special luncheon, a behind-the-scenes look at practice, and a meet and greet with the team!

To register for this exclusive event, please visit pacers.formstack.com/forms/military_practice. Space is limited.

Girls hoops tip off this weekend

The girls basketball winter season gets underway tonight across the Hoosier state.

Batesville’s Lady Bulldogs travel to Hauser in the opener. The home opener is Saturday night against Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference foe Lawrenceburg; the junior varsity game starts at 6 p.m. Athletic director Bryan Helvie takes the helm, replacing Darrick Cox (67-75 in 6 seasons).

Oldenburg Academy begins its campaign Nov. 12 at University High School, Carmel, then heads to Southwestern Hanover Nov. 15. The home opener is the evening of Nov. 16 vs. Southwestern Shelbyville. Ed Johnson returns as coach after going 15-8 in his first go-round.