Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Breaking News

Sports

September 28, 2013

Warriors fall to Sparkplugs

DANVILLE — Don’t read anything into the result between the Danville and Speedway boys’ soccer teams match up as a deeper story betrayed the scoreboard.

In anticipation of a match against first-place Frankfort on Thursday, Danville coach Drew Brokamp rested all 11 starters in Wednesday’s match with the Sparkplugs. Against a senior-laden Speedway side, the Sparkplugs defeated Danville.

Brokamp said his players wanted to play against Speedway, and that’s a mark of a good player, but the players understood the stakes.The Speedway game has always been in between the matches against Lebanon and Frankfort.

“(Those are) two huge conference games at the end of the season,” Brokamp said.

Danville has not won the Sagamore Conference title since 2003.

Frankfort entered Thursday’s game atop the conference with a 5-0-0 record. For Danville to have any chance to win its first conference championship in a decade, they had to beat the Hot Dogs.

Pertinent to the rivalry, Tri-West sits in the catbird’s seat — and second in the conference — due in part to a 1-0 win against the Warriors in Lizton on Sept. 5. In conference play, Tri-West is 4-1 and plays Frankfort on Saturday.

Two Danville freshmen — midfielder Bryce Hughson and defender Steven Guipe — made their first career starts.

Sophomore goalkeeper Noah Farnsley started in senior goalkeeper Zach Blankenship’s stead.

In the first half, Speedway outshot Danville 20-1. The Warriors’ attempt came in the 26th minute. From the right side, Warriors’ senior midfielder Landon Dowell crossed the ball into the box. Speedway junior Drew Jones headed the ball into the air, and Guipe’s subsequent volley sailed over the goal.

Down 4-0 at half, Brokamp said he told his team they just needed to dig in.

“I just need to see some good character out there, that they weren’t gonna give up,” he said. “That was excellent to see.”

Text Only
Sports
  • HCF 7-23 spt little league pic-1.jpg Bulldog Little Leaguers advance to semis

    PLAINFIELD — Though the Brownsburg Little Leaguers advanced out of pool play in the fourth, and final spot, the Bulldogs drew into undefeated Golfmoor in the Indiana State Little League Tournament to set up a daunting quarterfinals matchup with a No.1-seed.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • AllStars-167.jpg County players shine in South win

    INDIANAPOLIS — Hendricks County players did their share in Friday’s Grange Insurance All-Star Classic at North Central High School, as the South stomped the North, 30-2.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 7-23 spt brickyard pic-1.jpg Stewart, Gordon ready for Brickyard

    It’s hard to ignore the Hoosier connections going into the Crown Royal presents the John Wayne Walding at the Brickyard powered by BigMachineRecords.com race.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 7-23 spt lucas oil pic-2.jpg Big two days coming up at LOR

    Lucas Oil Raceway will get a big Indianapolis-area racing weekend off to a flying start with major events on Thursday and Friday.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports Briefs

    July 22, 2014

  • HCF 7-23 spt nhra pic-1t.jpg Nicoll crash at raceway in 1970 spooks 'The Snake'

    In the Top Fuel final round during the 1970 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme lined up against Jim “Superman” Nicoll for a much-anticipated battle in the world’s most prestigious drag race.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 7-23 spt colts pic-1.jpg Colts' 'monster' now preparing to 'hunt'

    ANDERSON — There’s a different kind of buzz surrounding the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to report for training camp today at Anderson University.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brownsburg Little Leaguers advance

    With a victory and some help on Monday, Brownsburg advanced to Tuesday’s quarterfinal round of the District 8 Little League tournament at the Al and Jan Barker Sports Complex.

    July 21, 2014

  • Danville dominates Greencastle, 68-31

    DANVILLE — After dispatching Greencastle Friday night, the Danville boys’ basketball team upped its record to 8-1 on the year.

    January 8, 2014

  • 10101638.jpg Miller signs with Diamondbacks

    It would be difficult to conceive a better six-week stretch for former Avon standout Jared Miller.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

Has the rash of shootings in Indianapolis made you reconsider attending an event or patronizing a business there? Yes, it's out of control No, it's no more dangerous than anywhere else

     View Results
AP Video
Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read