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Pioneer’s Cripe, Brooke named second-team All-State

Walker, Brooke, Blickenstaff receive academic honors


Sports Editor, RTC

Girls basketball

Pioneer junior guard Hailey Cripe and senior forward Olivia Brooke have both been named to the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Second Team All-State.

Cripe and Brooke were the top two scorers on the Pioneer team that won the Class 1A state championship Saturday with a 43-42 win over Loogootee.

They were the only area players recognized.

In addition, Brooke and teammate Mackenzie Walker were both named to the ICGSA Academic All-State team.

Pioneer’s Madison Blickenstaff was also named to the Academic All-State Honorable Mention team.


3 track meets canceled: Two indoor high school track meets scheduled to be held at Purdue University within the next week have been canceled.

A meet featuring individual events was scheduled for Lambert Field at 5 p.m. Friday, and the Hoosier State Relays was scheduled for 5 p.m. March 11.

Both were canceled.

Pioneer was among those scheduled to compete in both.

Also, a multi-team outdoor meet scheduled for Caston on April 10 has been canceled. Pioneer and Caston were among the teams scheduled to compete in that meet.

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