INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — The 2021 Pioneer Panthers were a force to be reckoned with during the 2020-2021 school year.
With Saturday's 4-2 win over Sullivan in the Class 2A softball state finals, the Panther athletic department becomes the first in IHSAA history to claim softball, volleyball, girls basketball, and individual track titles in a single year.
The Panthers trailed 2-1 until they blew the game open in the sixth inning, scoring three runs. Sullivan did not score for the remainder of the game.
Hailey Gotshall was named the Class 2A Mental Attitude Award winner after Saturday's state championship win.
The Panther softball program's active 23 game win streak is the longest in the state. They finish the 2021 campaign with a (35-2) overall record.
Pioneer's 2021 senior class claimed seven total state titles over the past four years.