With a 51-47 loss to No. 8-ranked Brownsburg on Saturday morning in the Class 4A New Castle Semi-state, the final chapter of Jennings County’s storybook season came to a bittersweet end, ending one of the best — if not the best — seasons in Panther basketball history at 24-3.

One of the greatest boys basketball seasons in the history of Jennings County High School ended Saturday with the Panthers falling 51-47 to Brownsburg in the Class 4A New Castle Semi-state.

SEYMOUR — A quarter-century had elapsed since Jennings County last reigned supreme as regional champion.

NORTH VERNON — The Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association has tabbed Jennings County head coach Josh Land the 2022-23 District 3 Coach of the Year.

Jennings County battled most of regulation and parts of two overtimes chasing after a fast starting Bedford North Lawrence squad — somehow erasing a 12-point deficit with just under 4 minutes left in regulation and an 8-point hole with under two minutes left in the second overtime — to escap…

Jennings County was well-represented in the 7th Annual Indiana Frosh-Soph State Championships, which were held at Southport High School Saturday, Feb. 25-Sunday, Feb. 26.

High school baseball players and coaches will be permitted to wear jewelry in 2023 after the NFHS Baseball Rules Committee voted to remove its prohibition from the rules. Previously, only medical and religious medals were permitted by rule.

Winning its regular season finale convincingly, Jennings County pulled away to defeat visiting Franklin 75-49 in a non-conference boys’ high school basketball game on Friday, Feb. 24.

Senior point guard Keegan Manowitz was honored for becoming the newest member of the Jennings County High School 1,000 Point Club on Friday, Feb. 24.

Fifteen seniors and 15 underclass girls’ basketball players have earned IBCA/Franciscan Health “Supreme 15” all-state honors for 2022-23 as announced on Feb. 28.

Sophomore catcher/outfielder Tori Lee drilled two home runs to help Saint Mary-of-the-Woods sweep Miami-Hamilton in a college softball doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 25.

BLOOMINGTON — Returning to the win column, Jennings County pounded host Bloomington South 76-50 in a non-conference boys’ high school basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 18.

NORTH VERNON — The Jennings County High School Pantherette Dance Team will host a clinic in the JCHS Auxiliary Gym from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3.

SCOTTSBURG — Jennings County pushed past Scottsburg 50-45 in a non-conference boys’ high school basketball game at Charles E. Meyer Gymnasium on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

INDIANAPOLIS — Jennings County junior Juliann Woodard has been selected for the inaugural IndyStar girls’ Indiana All-Star Futures Game.

JCHS Panther Baseball First Pitch Dinner set for March 10

Jennings County’s Keegan Manowitz has been shredding opposing defenses all season with his 3-point shooting, drives to the baskets and crisp passing and he’s pretty scrappy on defense, too.

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Hoping to close out an unbeaten run through the Hoosier Hills Conference, Jennings County boys basketball battled back from a 20-point first half deficit and had the host Red Devils down twice in the fourth quarter only to fall 65-59 in their HHC finale on Saturday night at Jeffersonville.

The Jennings County High School Competition Cheerleading Squad completed recently at Silver Creek High School’s New Years Invitational in Sellersburg, the athletic department announced.

The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) released their Jan. 29 poll for boys basketball in Indiana. Jennings County ranked 13th with total points of 152 and a record of 15-1.

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While the Lady Panthers got two big wins over the past week, the story of the week for girls basketball was that of star junior Juliann Woodard hitting the 1,000 point mark.

The Panthers are off to one of their best starts this season, winning the first six games. The last time that the home team opened the season on such a streak was in the 2010-11 season under the leadership of Bob Howe, winning seven straight before taking their first loss.

Last Thursday, the Jennings County High School Wrestling Varsity No. 2 team traveled to Greensburg to compete against the Pirates. The Panthers fell to the home squad, 32-35.

On Monday night, the Jennings County High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams competed in their first HHC meet of the season against Columbus East. Both teams fell in the competition, with the boys losing 48-123, and the girls losing 64-116.

The Jennings County High School girls basketball team traveled to Seymour on Tuesday night with only one goal; win the game and bust the slump. The Lady Panthers had been coming off two straight losses that started at Brownsburg with a loss to Fremd, and was followed by a 13 point loss to Ea…

The nearly 10-month itch for basketball for Panther fans was finally relieved on last Wednesday night when Jennings County opened their season at home against the Warriors of Whiteland. For the first time since 2015, the Panthers opened their season with a home game on the night before Thank…

On Tuesday night, the Jennings County High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams opened their season hosting Madison and Southwestern Hanover. Both teams defeated Southwestern, 83-56 for the girls and 70-40 for the boys. The Panthers lost to Madison, 70-89 on the girls side and 52-…