The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

High School Sports

November 22, 2013

Arabians hold on in home opener

PENDLETON — Pendleton Heights’ defense clamped down on Greenfield-Central during the second and third quarters Friday night, allowing its offense to chip away at the Cougars’ lead.

In the waning minutes, the Arabians took the lead and held on to earn the victory, 49-45.

Tied at 45-45 with 2:20 left in the fourth quarter, Pendleton speedster Kiawna Cottrell drove down the bench-side of her home court to break the Cougars’ full-court press — that had previously given the Arabians trouble.

“The girls were not getting in the right spots on the press,” Pendleton Heights coach Holly Hollinger-Gutierrez said. “The one time they get in the right spot, (Cottrell) got through it.”

Cottrell crossed half court, angled toward the basket and drew a foul from Regan Lewis. The senior, who was battling an illness that she said caused fatigue during the fast-paced game, came up big when her team needed her and hit both free throws.

“I knew that it was important to put them in, and having a good free-throw percentage can be key to winning the game or losing the game,” Cottrell said. “I went to the line knowing that I could make them and shot.”

That confidence led to her going a perfect 8-of-8 from the line. Coupled with her 1-of-3 shooting from the field, she finished with 10 points. She was one of three Arabians to hit double figures, joining Kelsee Wendling with a team-high 12 points and Taylor Siefken with 11 — her third double-figure performance of the year.

“Taylor was big inside for us,” Hollinger-Gutierrez said. “The three big ones were big for this game, Kelsee Wendling, Kiawna and Taylor were key.”

Wendling scored the first six points for the Arabians (2-1, 1-0 Hoosier Heritage Conference) as part of an 8-2 run during the first three minutes of the game. The Arabians followed that up with a scoring drought during the final five minutes of the quarter and trailed 16-11.

Text Only
High School Sports
  • SPT - HB0419 - Muller final - 077 Arabians make history in Muller thriller Pendleton Heights beat Anderson 3-2 to become the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament's first repeat champion.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Arabians win third straight County softball title It was a scenario Pendleton Heights had seen before. The game was scoreless late into the championship game of the Madison County softball tournament.

    April 19, 2014

  • Bulldogs rally past Eagles at Muller Kallen Brooks went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, including a walk-off double in the eighth inning, and Lapel rallied to defeat rival Frankton 3-2 on Saturday at Memorial Field.

    April 19, 2014

  • Eagles stop Lions to claim third place Frankton's Tia Sharp drove in three runs including the game-winner in the bottom of the sixth as the Eagles defeated Liberty Christian 11-1 here Saturday.

    April 19, 2014

  • PH pushes across only run in 7th

    After Frankton's Kyleigh Garner and Pendleton Heights' Bailey Benefiel battled one another to a standstill from the pitcher's circle for six innings, it took one mistake in the seventh to decide the outcome.

    April 19, 2014

  • SPT - HB0419 - County track - 116 Arabians sweep track titles again Beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures greeted the competitors at the Madison County track meet Friday at Madison-Grant. The Pendleton Heights boys and girls teams were looking to take the county for the third year in a row, but Anderson and Lapel had other ideas. It started off as a record-setting meet and finished with a bang as Pendleton was able to wrap up both titles. The girls held off a stiff challenge from Lapel to win 167.5-147, and the boys took the final event of the night to squeak out a 156.5-148.5 win over Lapel.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Arabians clip Eagles, go for Muller repeat The competitive feeling at Pendleton Height’s Bill Stoudt Field quickly faded Friday during the semifinals of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament. The Arabians once again took advantage of the opposing team’s generosity as Frankton pitchers gave up six walks and hit five batters, and Pendleton Heights took the 14-3 victory.

    April 18, 2014

  • Arabians win County net title with 5-0 shutout

    An intriguing battle awaited and there was no indication what the team scores would be. Considering the Frankton Eagles had home court advantage, the Pendleton Heights Lady Arabians came hungry for the Madison County tennis title. Pendleton aced a 5-0 win and came away with the crown.

    April 18, 2014

  • Indians scratch back into Muller final A young and inexperienced Anderson team again proved its mettle Friday in the semifinals of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament. The Indians (2-3), playing without several expected starters to open the season, clawed out a 10-6 victory against Lapel (2-2) at Memorial Field to advance to the championship game for the 10th time.

    April 18, 2014

  • Elwood rolls past Liberty Christian While most people were aware that Elwood had 22 hits, 19 runs, 11 extra base hits and four home runs, most failed to notice that pitcher Tenasha Stephens tossed a no-hitter in the process.

    April 18, 2014

Latest Sports Photos


Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin