Hall of Fame weekend


It’s going to be another busy weekend for Jackson County basketball teams, and unlike last weekend, most are playing at home this time.

There are plenty of extra activities surrounding a few basketball games this weekend.

Seymour will induct seven new members into its athletic hall of fame before the varsity contest against Jennings County. The junior varsity contest for that night is being bumped up to 5:30 p.m. to accommodate the ceremony. 

Brownstown Central also will add a new member to its athletic hall of fame on Saturday, enshrining PGA Tour pro Chris Baker before the game against Mitchell. 

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It’s an exciting time for Jackson County sports, and it’s just heating up before the holidays. Here’s a look at what’s going on this weekend, starting with the girls games.

Silver Creek at Brownstown Central, Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

By the time this weekend is over, the Brownstown Central girls basketball team could be sitting firmly in the driver’s seat of the Mid-Southern Conference race.

The Dragons have had a tough schedule this week with games against Scottsburg and Bedford North Lawrence before traveling to Brownstown. Silver Creek has not beaten BC since Dec. 15, 2012. 

The Braves are being piloted by their dynamic duo of Katherine Benter and Ashley Schroer, who are averaging double figures. Throw in sharpshooter Maddy Hackman and key contributions from Emma Klinge and Halle Hehman, and they have the making of a tough team. 

BC’s lone loss was to Columbus East in just their fourth game of the year. It was just by six points and could have very easily gone the way of the Braves. 

Trinity Lutheran at Oldenburg Academy, Saturday, 5 p.m. 

The Cougars have vaulted up to No. 2 in Class A in the latest coaches’ poll, their highest ranking ever.

Their lone loss? A 10-point home defeat to Jackson County rival Brownstown Central, which just moved into the top 10 in its class.

Since that defeat, the Cougars have won all of their games by at least 10 points or more and are outscoring teams by an average of 23.5 points per game. Saturday’s game should be more of the same against a Twisters team that is 2-9. 

Medora at Columbus Christian, Friday, 6 p.m.; Borden at Medora, Saturday, 12:30 p.m.

The Hornets endured a brutal stretch — three games in three days — after some scheduling conflicts earlier in the year shuffled some games around.

Their tilt with the Crusaders is their first Southern Roads Conference game of the year outside of their league tournament to start the season. 

Now to the boys games.

All games set for 7:30 p.m. tipoffs.

Seymour at New Albany, Friday; Jennings County at Seymour, Saturday

The Owls’ energy was at its peak during the first half of their Hoosier Hills Conference tilt against Jeffersonville last Friday. Unfortunately, they ran out of juice in the second half and dropped their conference opener. 

The good news for the Owls is they get two more chances to get one in the league win column before Christmas. They travel to New Albany (2-2), who is coming off an eight-point win at home to Zionsville, and then host Jennings County (3-1), who will face Greensburg on Friday night.

Don’t let either team’s record fool you. While this may not be the Bulldog teams of recent history, three of their games have been against teams ranked in the top 20. For the Panthers, their three wins have come against teams with a combined win total of two.

North Harrison at Brownstown Central, Friday; Mitchell at Brownstown Central, Saturday

Growing pains are affecting the Braves boys basketball team out of the gate, and more may be on the horizon against teams with a combined record of 6-2.

The Braves were oh-so-close to picking up their first MSC win of the season last Friday, but Scottsburg denied them that chance with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer. They’ll get another chance to secure their first conference victory against a North Harrison squad whose only loss was by eight to Silver Creek.

The Bluejackets were five points away from keeping their unblemished season but fell in OT to Salem by four.

Switzerland County at Trinity Lutheran, Friday; Jac-Cen-Del at Trinity Lutheran, Saturday

The Pacers play just one game this week, so all of their attention is squarely focused on the Cougars.

Trinity grabbed its first win of the year last week with a dominating performance over Austin. The Cougars hung around with Southwestern (Shelbyville) and West Washington but were unable to stick close and get a win.

The Eagles are hoping to gain a little momentum this weekend after a roller-coaster ride of a start to the year.

Shawe Memorial at Crothersville, Friday; New Washington at Crothersville, Saturday

The Tigers suffered their first loss of the month last Saturday against Southern Athletic Conference rival Borden. They’ll get a chance to get their first SAC win over a New Washington team that has lost three straight. 

Shawe is hovering around .500 for the year and has only scored more than 50 points just twice this season. 

Crothersville has passed the half-century mark in five of its six games this year. 

Medora at Orleans, Friday; Medora at Shoals, Saturday

Two more tough road games greet the Hornets this weekend.

The Bulldogs will be looking to right their ship Friday after losing three straight, while Soals, too, is hoping to avoid a losing skid that has seen them drop back-to-back games to Northeast Dubois and Loogootee.

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Girls basketball

Jackson County

Team W;L;Off;Def

Trinity Lutheran;9;1;61.2;37.7

Brownstown Central;8;1;53.0;44.0




Leading scorers

Player (Team);G;TP;Av;Hi

Tabeling (TL);10;254;23.1;36

Jaynes (TL);10;218;19.8;27

Benter (BC);9;153;17.0;24

Cole (C);10;154;15.4;26

Meyer (S);11;154;14.0;29

Schrader (BC);9;128;14.2;22

Schroer (BC);9;138;12.5;24

Helt (C);10;129;12.9;23

Hackman (BC);9;78;8.6;16

Wilson (C);10;8.1;8.1;16

Hoosier Hills

School HHC;All


Bedford N.Lawrence;3;1;7;4


Columbus East;1;1;7;4


Jennings County;1;3;3;6

New Albany;0;2;4;6

Floyd Central;0;3;3;6



Brownstown Central;4;0;8;1

North Harrison;4;0;7;3

Silver Creek;4;1;10;1





Corydon Central;2;4;8;5

Eastern (Pekin);1;4;6;5



Southern Athletic




New Washington;1;1;6;7


South Central;0;1;0;9


Southern Roads


Columbus Christian;1;0;8;3





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