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Elijah Hudson and Joe Perry

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Boys’ Basketball

Delphi was able to break their eight game losing streak by beating North White in the final game of the regular season before heading into sectionals. The Oracles had a tough draw in the first round of sectionals by facing Clinton Prairie who had a record of 19-3 heading into the game. Clinton Prairie started out the game scoring 21 points to Delphi’s 12. Delphi got every good shot they wanted, but the shots seldom found the bottom of the net. After a low scoring second quarter, the Gophers went into half with a 32-19 lead. Clinton Prairie put the nail in Delphi’s coffin in the third quarter. The game was over by the end of the third with the Oracles losing by 28. The final result was 69-37, in Clinton Prairie’s favor. Lack of defensive intensity and shooting 30% from the field were the main reasons for the undoing of Delphi. Senior Cade Murray was the only senior playing major minutes this year, so next year, the boys can start right where they left off.

 

Girls’ Basketball

The Lady Oracles made it all the way to the sectional championship before falling to Central Catholic. Their final record was 16-9. Before reaching the sectional championship, the girls plowed through their first two games, beating Clinton Prairie, and Seeger. When facing Seeger in the first round, Delphi started out hot and outscored the Patriots by 9 in the first quarter. They padded out their lead to finish the first half and were able to keep the lead for the rest of the game. The final result was 48-33, with Delphi on top. Against a Clinton Prairie team with a 20-4 record, the Lady Oracles were able to come out victorious once again. Once again, Delphi came out of the gates swinging, entering halftime leading by 15. Like the Seeger game, the kept their opponent at bay for the rest of the game and the final score was 35-50. In their final game of the season, the Oracles squared off against the Knights of Central Catholic. The girls played hard the entire game and you could tell they wanted it even in the final moments, when the outcome looked dim. Delphi ended up losing to a very skilled team 39-53. The Oracles will be graduating two seniors, Katherine Lang, and Emily Jakes, who both started when they were healthy.

 

Swimming

The boys’ swim team did well in the preliminary round of sectionals, with many of them going to the sectional finals, which is the equivalent of regionals and semi state in the swimming world. The relay team of Jordan Ladd, Michael O’Neil, Wyatt Anderson and Skyler Lyons grabbed two seventh place ribbons, one in the 200 medley relay and another in the 200 free relay. However, the latter of the two races was a tie, so the seventh and eighth place ribbons were both cut in half and then taped together, so each team got half of a brown and half of a black ribbon. The only other ribbon for Delphi came in the 100 butterfly event, where O’Neil got seventh with a time of 1:03. The team came ninth out of the twelve teams there at Crawfordsville.

The girls’ swim team qualified for five events at the sectional finals: the 400 free relay, the 200 free relay, the 200 medley relay, the 100 breaststroke and the 100 butterfly. The Oracles came tenth in all the relay events. In the individual events, Madisyn Jacobs came eleventh in the 100 breaststroke and Manon Lhommel came eleventh in the 100 butterfly. Although they didn’t ribbon in any of their events, they managed to beat Attica and North Vermillion and come in tenth at sectionals.

 

Wrestling

In the first round of the state tournament, Delphi’s wrestlers traveled to Lafayette to compete in sectionals. As a team, they placed seventh out of ten teams, with West Lafayette winning the sectional. The lone Delphi wrestler to make it to regionals was senior Ty Watson, who placed second to McCutcheon’s Evan Burge in the 126 pound weight class. Regional alternates included juniors Max Schimmel, Asa Cohee, Isaac Salinas and Drew Hollingsworth, who got fifth in their respective weight classes. In regionals at Logansport, Watson won two matches, enough to move on to the regional championship match. Although he lost to Evan Burge yet again, he placed well enough to move on to semi state for the fourth straight year. Watson won his first semi state match but lost in the “go round” to state, ending Delphi’s run in the state tournament.

About the Writers
Elijah Hudson, sports writer

Elijah is in his second year on Parnassus staff and is loving every second he can be around his colleagues. He has finally reached the upperclassmen threshold as he is in the midst of his junior year. Elijah can often be found serenading friends with piano music, cooking extravagant cuisine, laughing with companions, and staying active through an assortment of sports.

 

Joe Perry, sports writer

Joe is a junior at Delphi and is in his second year with Parnassus. He plays tennis, cross country, and baseball, and he is also involved with Bracketology Club. In his free time, he does shooting sports with 4-H. He is passionate about sports, politics, and sleeping. He is currently undecided about his future.

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