The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Local Sports

December 8, 2012

Frankton wins war at Shenandoah

Eagles pull out game down stretch

MIDDLETOWN, Ind. — It would be an underestimation to say that Saturday’s Frankton vs. Shenandoah boys basketball game wasn’t for the timid of character.

In fact, the faint-of-heart wouldn’t have felt comfortable anywhere in Henry County while this 49-43 Eagles victory was in progress.

“They play very hard,” said Frankton coach Brent Brobston. “Once they got ahead 17-8, I knew we were in for a dogfight.”

Frankton made enough plays down the stretch to secure the victory.

Aaron Korn led both teams in scoring with 19 points, getting 10 of those in the final period. His three-point play on a baseline drive and free throw with 1:10 left gave Frankton a 45-41 lead.

Austin Compton had eight points and he made some wise decisions on passes in the closing moments to allow some easy baskets.

“Aaron Korn is a great kid and a great player,” said Shenandoah coach Aaron Cain. “We wanted to play man on him as tough as we could. We wanted to hang on his jersey as much as we could.”

The Raiders didn’t have all of their early lead at halftime but still took a 26-22 advantage into the break. But the home team had just three field goals and got off just six shots in the third quarter, trailing 35-32 going into the final period.

Austin Cain twice provided the Raiders an offensive spark, first in the opening quarter. He hit a trio of 3-pointers and a pair of free throws to outscore the Eagles by himself. He added two more field goals in the fourth and added a free throw for a team-high 16 points.

“He’s becoming quite the scorer,” said coach Cain of Austin. “He’s put in the time shooting in the gym.”

For Frankton, the team won a game, coming from behind in a hostile environment.

“This was just kind of a war between two teams,” said Brobston. “We overcame a lot of diversity to win this one. It was an ugly win to be honest.”

For Cain, he wants this type of game to become what his team has as a trademark.

“When teams play us, I want them to know this is what’s going to happen,” he said. “That’s we want from this team. We want them to play with heart, passion and grit.”

The Eagles move to 5-0 and will visit Oak Hill next Friday. The Raiders are now 2-3 and host Pendleton Heightsd that same evening.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • Lions star plays in national tourneys Liberty Christian senior Chris Nunn, a three-year starting guard for the Lions and Indiana Class Basketball Junior All-Star, took his talents on the road this summer,competing in back-to-back tournaments with his AAU travel team, Team Progeny.

    July 28, 2014

  • Dorer scores JEGS win at Anderson Florida driver Steve Dorer has had career moments at Anderson Speedway, and at other times ones he would just like to forget. Dorer recorded the biggest win of his career when he passed Chase Elliott on the final lap in the 2011 Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300. The next year he flipped in Turn 1 during the CRA Super Series event. He scored another highlight Saturday night by winning for the first time with the CRA/JEGS All-Stars Tour event in the Edgewater Woods 100.|ANDERSON — Florida driver Steve Dorer has had career moments at Anderson Speedway, and at other times ones he would just like to forget. Dorer recorded the biggest win of his career when he passed Chase Elliott on the final lap in the 2011 Stoops Fre

    July 27, 2014

  • Hoosier Park preparing for 2014 Dan Patch Invitational One of the most highly anticipated days on the harness racing card at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will take place Aug. 8 as the best in the sport of harness racing will descend upon the seven-eighths mile oval for the 21st edition of the $250,000 Dan Patch Invitational. As part of a weekend long festival of entertainment and racing, 10 of the top-rated pacers in North America will take center stage as they go to post seeking glory in Hoosier Park’s signature harness racing event.

    July 26, 2014

  • Riverside falls at regional The Riverfield Little League Senior softball all-star team fell 9-3 to Ohio on Saturday morning and was eliminated from regional competition in the 15-16 year-old division.

    July 26, 2014

  • NWS - HB0727 - Leadville story photo - Jeff Mason Leadville: 'Baddest of the bad'

    An Anderson mountain biker will test himself in one of the sport’s biggest events next month. Jeff Mason will be in the Rocky Mountains for the Leadville Trail 100 on Aug. 9.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Riddle again steps down as Frankton coach

    For the second time in a storied coaching career at Frankton High School, Dean Riddle has resigned his post as the girls varsity basketball coach.

    July 26, 2014

  • Marcum claims Late Model win Morristown driver Jeff Marcum has watched victories in the McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models slip away this season, but that changed Saturday at Anderson Speedway.

    July 20, 2014

  • SPT - HB0720 - Mireles art Mireles looks toward future after all-star finale Surrounded by his friends and family near midfield under the lights of Friday night, Elwood’s Sammy Mireles did something he’s never done in his career. The state’s all-time leading rusher freely absorbed a hit.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0720 - Tennis Classic - JC 1 Hiatt repeats, Hammel wins first title at tennis classic There was a repeat winner and a first-time winner in the Men's A Singles and Women's A Singles championship matches on Saturday morning at the 34th annual Community Hospital Anderson Tennis Classic.

    July 19, 2014 4 Photos

  • SPT - HB0718 - Tennis Classic logo Varsity mixed doubles champs crowned at Tennis Classic The scene slightly resembled a war zone and slightly a country club at Anderson University on Thursday afternoon. As Indianapolis Colts personnel started tearing down tennis court bleachers and parked what appeared to be nearly 100 golf carts in preparation for training camp starting on Thursday next week, one of the first titles was handed out in the Community Hospital Anderson Tennis Classic.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

Latest Sports Photos


Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin