• Grimes to be inducted — Terre Haute Gerstmeyer grad John Grimes will be inducted on Friday night into the Marian University’s M-Club Wall of Fame for his many contributions to the Knights’ athletic program over the past several decades.
Grimes served as athletic director at the private Indianapolis school for 26 years, taking over a department that fielded five sports and increasing that total to 18.
He has also won more than 500 games as men’s basketball coach, and is described by the school as “the ultimate Marian University ambassador who works tirelessly and timeless to make Marian University and its student-athletes the best that they can be.”
• South grad Taylor Hayne and the Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) College Blue Raiders are continuing their great season and are guaranteed at least a share of the Mid-South Conference volleyball title.
The Blue Raiders are 27-2 overall and 10-2 in the MSC, and had a 20-match winning streak stopped on Thursday with a loss to Campbellsville. Hayne, a freshman, had six kills and a .313 hitting percentage in that match.
• Bulgarian professional basketball teams are permitted three American players, and the Balkan Botevgrad squad is taking up two of those spots with former Indiana State Sycamores.
Isiah Martin, who provided depth as ISU earned an NCAA bid last spring, will team up with former Sycamore Josh Crawford for the European squad.
The third American is 30-year-old former Louisville standout Dwayne Morton.
Joey Bennett is a former Tribune-Star sports reporter and copy editor who now teaches at Northview High School in Brazil. He can be reached at email@example.com.
(Results listed when available)
Joe Franklin, head coach, New Mexico — Both men’s and women’s teams were favored to win the Mountain West Championships, which were run on Saturday.
Andy Weatherford, Sr., Indiana — Placed fifth overall and led team in 25:03 in Indiana Intercollegiates.
Serena Simeoli, Jr., Indiana State — Finished 18th in the Evansville Mid-America meet in 16:30.00.
Gabrielle Kuhn, So., Vincennes — Finished 66th overall in the EIU Walt Crawford Open in a time of 20:47.93..
Ethan Jacob, So., Southern Indiana — Ran third on the team and 21st overall in the 2011 Mid-America Opener in a time of 20:52.00.
D.J. Danner, Fr., John Brown U. — Finished 278th in 38:57.9 in the Chile Pepper Invitational won by Oklahoma State.
John Latta, Sr., Southern Indiana — Finished 11th in the Great Lakes Valley Conference meet in a time of 25:17.1.
Kylee Thacker, Jr., Indiana State — Placed 40th in 19:20 in the 5K Indiana Intercollegiates.
Cassandra Barnett, Jr., St. Mary-of-the-Woods — Ran fourth on the team and 46th overall in the St. Louis Fall Invitational in 21:59.0.
Conor Strain, Fr., Indiana State
David Ulrich, Sr., Olivet Nazarene
Austin Dart, Fr., Danville Area CC — Placed 120th overall and third on the team in the Bradley Invitational in 27:17.1.
Anthony Witt, Sr., Grand Valley State — Won GLIAC individual championship.
Drew Gambill, Fr., Indiana State — Finished 11th in the open division of the Indiana Intercollegiates in 26:35.
Terre Haute North
Chad Braun, Sr., Rose-Hulman — Finished 160th in 28:45 in the Wilmington Invitational.
Zach Mayhew, Jr., Indiana — Finished second on the team and 29th overall in the Pre-Nationals Meet at the Lavern Gibson Championship Course in time of 24:48.
Brandon Query, Jr., Indiana State — Placed eighth overall in Evansville Mid-America meet in 19:12.00.
Lindy Jones, So., Indiana State — Placed 19th in the open division of the Indiana Intercollegiates in 20:35.
Alexa McFadden, So., Indiana State — Placed 30th in the Evansville Mid-America meet in 17:08.
Dustin Query, Fr., DePauw — Finished 90th in the Otterbein Invitational in 30:31.6.
John Mascari, Fr., Indiana — Sitting out season as a redshirt.
Dylan Bertsch, Fr., Indiana State
Milton Brinza, Fr., Indiana State — Placed sixth in the Evansville Mid-America meet in 19:05.00.
Carson Bishop, Fr., Rose-Hulman — Finished 141st in 289:25 in the Wilmington Invitational.
Phillip Mellor, Fr., Rose-Hulman
Terre Haute South
Adriane Wunderlich, assistant coach, Rose-Hulman — Serving as volunteer assistant.
Kristy Twitchell, Sr., Indiana State — Placed 34th in Indiana Intercollegiates in 19:08..
Andrew Sullivan, Jr., Indiana State — Placed 25th in the open division of the Notre Dame Invitational in 26:47..
Brianne Steppe, So., Franklin
Clayton Harlan, So., Manchester — Ran fifth on the team and 15th overall in the Manchester Invitational in a time of 217:11.5.
Taylor Head, Fr., Indiana State — Originally signed with Troy University in Alabama, transferred to ISU.
Matthew Collier, Fr., Vincennes — Finished sixth on the team and 135th overall in the Indiana Intercollegiates in 28:51.
White River Valley
Jennifer Hughes, Jr., St. Mary-of-the-Woods — Ran sixth on the team and 55th overall in the St. Louis Fall Invitational in 22:31.8.