Sports

South Dearborn goalkeeper Hunter Ross dives to make sure that a Rushville shot sails wide of the post in the Knights' 3-1 Class 2A boys soccer sectional first round victory Monday at Lawrenceburg.

Koty Carter (7) winds up to score South Dearborn's first goal on a left-footer from wide right near the end line in Monday's 3-1 Class 2A boys soccer sectional win over Rushville.

South Dearborn's Hunter Adams (9) takes the ball away from Ethan Chastain of Rushville (6) at midfield in Monday's 3-1 Class 2A boys soccer sectional win by the Knights (7-7-2).

SD's Tanner Hughes (32) and Bryston Cotton (4) maneuver in the Rushville zone against defender Jonathan Starke (5) in Monday's 3-1 Class 2A boys soccer sectional win at Lawrenceburg.

KNIGHTS ADVANCE IN 2A SOCCER SECTIONAL

LAWRENCEBURG - South Dearborn boys soccer put a season full of struggles in the rearview mirror with a 3-1 Class 2A Sectional 28 win over Rushville in the tournament opener Monday night at Dick Mea

South Dearborn’s Timmy Dick (1) makes a beeline for the goal line for a 33-yard fumble recovery touchdown in the first quarter of Friday’s 49-9 win at Franklin County...

...Then he gets a lift from teammate Nate Pruitt (31) as the Knights gather for an end zone celebration after their 13-0 jump on the Wildcats.

SD wide receiver Trey Thies (9) makes an over-the-shoulder catch of an 18-yard TD pass from QB Adam Dixon for the first score in the Knights' 49-9 win at Franklin County.

SD defensive back Kyle VanGuelpen (27) tackles Franklin County's Hunter Tschaenn (24) in the backfield early in Friday's 49-9 EIAC 4A Division victory at Brookville.

South Dearborn's Bailey Whitelock (6) finds an opening for a big gain in Friday's 49-9 EIAC 4A Division football win at Franklin County.

KNIGHTS DOMINATE DESPITE INJURIES

BROOKVILLE - Seven plays into South Dearborn’s first possession in Friday night’s EIAC 4A Division football matchup at Franklin County - and maybe sooner - it was clear that key Knights injuries we

Lawrenceburg's Gavin Yoon (3) grabs a 25-yard touchdown pass over Rushville defender RJ Shadley (11) in the first quarter of Friday's 21-19 EIAC 3A Division win at Dick Meador Stadium. (Aaron Kirchoff/Rushville Republican)

LIONS' CRAIG GETS RECORD, BUT TIGERS WIN

LAWRENCEBURG - Cameron Craig rushed for 263 yards and three TDs to become Rushville's all-time rushing leader, but Lawrenceburg's Tigers held on for the 21-19 win Friday at Dick Meador Stadium.

A host of East Central defenders swarm to bring down Connersville’s Jacen Beckman (33) in Friday’s 69-3 rout, including Devon Donawerth (7), Kyle Krummen (5), Nate Griffin (44), Brett Fox (8) and Eric Perkins (27). (Sandy Mahoney)

Alex Maxwell (12) dives across the corner of the end zone for one of his three rushing TDs in Friday’s 69-3 EIAC 4A title clincher at Connersville. (Sandy Mahoney)

EC defenders Gage Ertel (62) and Corey Hoog (24) take down Connersville's Jacen Beckman (33) in Friday's 69-3 EIAC 4A Division title-clinching win at Spartan Stadium. (Sandy Mahoney)

Wide-open East Central WR Trevor Becker (10) spins after making a catch as Connersville defenders try to catch up in Friday's 69-3 conference win. (Sandy Mahoney)

EC CLINCHES 4A CONFERENCE

CONNERSVILLE - It shows the dominance of the East Central High School football program.

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