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June 8, 2013

Metro roundup: Former Sycamores take talents to CFL

TERRE HAUTE — Former Indiana State players Johnny Towalid and Justin Hilton were signed by teams in the Canadian Football League this week.

Towalid signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hilton with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Both Towalid and Hilton are in preseason training camp with their respective teams.

Towalid earned the College Football Performance Awards FCS Defensive Back of the Year Award in the fall, earning first-team all-Missouri Valley Conference honors and setting a school record with four career interception returns for touchdowns. Two of those came in ISU’s win over eventual national champion North Dakota State.

Hilton joins the Tiger Cats after a stint this spring with the Cincinnati Bengals as well as a 2012 preseason camp with the Bengals. He had 40 receptions for 684 yards and seven touchdowns as a Sycamore and was on the MVC All-Newcomer Team in 2010.

Hamilton plays its first preseason game Thursday at Montreal, while Saskatchewan opens June 14 at Edmonton. The two teams play each other July 21 and July 27.

High schools

• Viking awards — West Vigo honored its spring sports athletes at a banquet earlier this week.

Baseball — Four-year letterwinners: Brandon Calleja* (all-WIC), Lucas Fagg, Cade Lindsey*, Kevin Stewart (all-WIC), Kyle Stewart (all-WIC), Austin Wallace*. Also Donnie Ames, Elijah Atterson, Brandin Behringer, Jack Belleu, Derrick Bennett*, Alec Blair*, Braiden Cardinal*, Cameron Crooks, Zach Edwards, Kyman Elkins*, David Fiddler*, Trevor Harris, Davie Inman*, Ryan Johnson, Josh Judson, Justin Kump, Wyatt Lowe, Clayton O’Neal*, Travis Reese*, Thomas Roberts*, Brycen Scank, Jordan Schaffer*, Dakota Short, Dacoda Watson, Alex West.

Golf — Clayton Baugh, Nate Ennis*, Nate Keith*, Nick Leek*, Brandon Long*, David McClain, Austin Roach.

Softball — Four-year letterwinners: Ciara McClain* (all-WIC), Jacy McClain* (all-WIC). Also Kayla Akers, Shelbe Barnhart-Padgett, Lizzie Barton*, Kortney Brown, Taylor Corbett, Mary Curley*, Shelby Edington*, Victoria Farris*, Maddie Funk*, Hannah Harden*, Charity Lane, Kenzie Little*, Miranda Mann*, Leah Morrison, Mackenzie Roth*, Brittany Voils* (all-WIC), Mackenzie Wallace, Baylee Waters* (all-WIC), Andrea Yocum, manager Austin Woodward*.

Tennis — Four-year letterwinner: Sydney Brown. Also Taylor Atterson*, Jessica Burns*, Kaylen Cheesman*, Mackenzie Collins*, Jordyn Cook*, Allyson Donnelly, Megan Glasgow*, Makayla Herring*, Delanee Hurst*, Savannah Mann, Payton McCall* (all-WIC), Kamdyn Moss*, Heather Prouse*, Maddie Riley*, Michaela Rollings*, Shyla Smith*, Justice Waltermire*, Halie Wilkinson, Nicole Wilson*, Nikki Wilson, Sarah Wyrick*.

Boys Track — Four-year letterwinners: Derek Braun*, Danny Creasey, Jacob Creasey*, Daniel Mackey* (regional qualifier), Clayton Minger*, Andy Velazquez*. Also Tyler Bell, Blake Benefiel* (regional qualifier), Sam Bowden*, Austin Buckallew*, Brody Donnelly, David Donnelly, Jonah Eckert* (regional qualifier), Ryan Hackett, Aaron Kirby, Jacob Lewis, Caleb Likens, Jimmy Maples*, Alex May, Cogan McClain*, Thomas Nicholson, Nate Owens, Austin Romanelly, Trevor Roskovensky*, Logan Thralls* (regional qualifier), Tyson Tolerson, Austin Vangilder, Kyle Watson*, Jacob Weir (regional qualifier), Doug Wilkins*, Kaleb Wilkinson, Chris Wolfe, Shawn Wycoff.

Girls Track — Four-year letterwinners: Kayla Lindsay*, Acetha Tolerson. Also Alathia Bowden*, Amanda Bridgewater*, Taylor Bunch, Olivia Butterman*, Lexie Carlson*, Taylor Certain*, Korinna Clay*, Joslynn Donham*, Carlie Eldredge, Lexie May*, Sophie Owen*, Shelby Sparks, Keisha Spillers*, Maddie Stuck*, Mackenzie Wallace, Shaelynn White*, Ashley Wilson.

*—Academic excellence awards

Auto racing

• Clayton prevails — At Bechtelsville, Pa., Daron Clayton won the feature in U.S. Auto Club sprint-car racing Wednesday at Grandview Speedway.


Wednesday's results

Fast qualifier — Dave Darland.

Heat winners — Darland, C.J. Leary, Levi Jones, Brady Bacon, Billy Pauch (semi).

Feature — Daron Clayton, Bryan Clauson, Jones, Hunter Schuerenberg, Chase Stockon, Shane Cottle, Chris Windom, Darland, Bacon, Matt Westfall, Tracy Hines, Mark Smith, Tyler Courtney, Nick Drake, Mark Bitner.

USAC sprint point leaders — Stockon 523, Darland 505, Bacon 483, Clauson  481, Schuerenberg 480.


• Rose schedule announced — The 2013 Rose-Hulman schedule features 14 home matches and the program’s first trip to California.

Rose finished 21-9 last season, including a 7-2 mark in HCAC matches. The Engineer roster includes nine letterwinners and seven newcomers, including three from Illinois.

Rose-Hulman will open its season Aug. 30 in the Otterbein Invitational. Its home schedule begins with a Sept. 6 match against Greenville.

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  • ISU basketball trio earn national academic honors

    A trio of Indiana State basketball student-athletes have been named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court as announced by the national organization. Honored from Indiana State were Lucas Eitel, Justin Gant and Jake Kitchell.

    July 23, 2014

  • Metro roundup: Post 346 rallies past Rockville

    Wayne Newton Post 346 scored a run in the sixth and two in the seventh to get past Rockville 6-3 in an American Legion baseball regional at Terre Haute North on Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014

  • Truebytower.jpg Memorable experience in Morocco for ISU soccer team could help team's growth

    Coming off the best season in its history, the Indiana State women’s soccer team figures to have the experience to do even better in the upcoming fall season.
    Or maybe that’s #TheExperience.

    July 23, 2014 11 Photos

  • Metro: Former Miss Softball joins Purdue staff

    Terre Haute North graduate Megan Ciolli Bartlett, the state’s 2001 Miss Softball and a two-time All-American at Notre Dame, is joining the Purdue coaching staff.

    July 21, 2014

  • Metro: ISU graduate Johnson sixth in shot at Monaco

    Indiana State graduate Felisha Johnson competed in her first International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League track and field meeting Friday, placing sixth in a shot put competition that featured six of the top seven throwers in the world for 2014.

    July 18, 2014

  • ReedUK.jpg A.J. Reed makes it 5 for 5 in college baseball awards with Golden Spikes Award

    When it came down to it, college baseball’s electors agreed that there was no award Terre Haute’s A.J. Reed didn’t deserve for his remarkable 2014 season at Kentucky.
    Reed was selected Thursday as the 2014 Golden Spikes Award winner, given annually to the top amateur player in the nation by USA Baseball, making Reed a unanimous pick as the national player of the year.

    July 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • MVC to shift women's basketball tournament to Moline, Ill.

    The Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament will move 90 miles farther from Terre Haute beginning in 2016, the league announced Thursday.

    July 17, 2014

  • Metro: ISU-IU football game to be on ESPNEWS

    Indiana University announced Wednesday that the season opening game between Indiana State and IU will be played at noon on Sept. 30.

    July 16, 2014

  • Riley 10s go 4-1, place second in state tourney

    Riley’s 10-and-under all-star team finished as runner-up over the weekend at the Cal Ripken baseball Central Indiana tournament.

    July 14, 2014

  • Odum heads for Vegas with Kings summer team

    Terre Haute native Jake Odum scored three points in the Indiana Pacers’ 84-74 victory on Thursday over the Miami Heat in the Orlando Summer League.

    July 11, 2014

  • odum.jpg Odum has 5 points for Pacers in summer play

    Former Indiana State standout Jake Odum contributed five points, three assists and a steal in 15 minutes on the court Wednesday for the Indiana Pacers summer league team.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • MVC Tournament staying in St. Louis until 2018

    Missouri Valley Conference men's tournament staying in St. Louis until 2018.

    July 9, 2014

  • mundy.jpg College report: Former Patriot runner Mundy is ‘proud to be a Hoosier’

    After redshirting the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons this year, Chanli Mundy was eager to do one thing recently as she prepared to compete in the USATF Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Eugene, Oregon. “The biggest thing I’m looking forward to is being able to wear an IU uniform,” she said last week prior to making her cross-country trip.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Odum scores 2 points off bench for Pacers

    Three of the top picks in last month’s draft are adjusting to NBA at different speeds at the Orlando Pro Summer League.

    July 7, 2014

  • Terre Haute's A.J. Reed joins Manziel as an SEC Athlete of Year

    University of Kentucky baseball star A.J. Reed of Terre Haute and Florida softball standout Hannah Rogers have been named 2013-14 Roy F. Kramer Southeastern Conference Male and Female Athletes of the Year, according to a voting by the league’s athletics directors.
    “A.J. and Hannah are true examples of outstanding student-athletes,” SEC commissioner Mike Slive said Tuesday. “They have competed at the highest level of collegiate athletics, and through their hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence, have been successful in their endeavors. They are fine representatives of their universities and this conference.”

    July 1, 2014

  • SPT063014 loyd .jpg A new era: ‘Bittersweet day’ as Loyd takes over for ailing Shaw as Rose-Hulman men’s basketball coach

    Rose-Hulman President James Conwell couldn’t have been more accurate Monday afternoon when he called it “a bittersweet day” for his school.

    June 30, 2014 3 Photos

  • Reed adds two-way award to collection

    Seeking to become the third unanimous national Player of the Year in Southeastern Conference history, Terre Haute’s A.J. Reed has been named winner of the 2014 John Olerud Award, given annually to the nation’s top two-way player, according to an announcement Friday from the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

    June 27, 2014

  • Metro: ISU’s Wise starts out well in USATF championships

    Indiana State sprinter Katie Wise advanced to the semifinals of the women’s 100 meters as she ran 11.42 seconds in the opening heat of the event Thursday evening at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships.

    June 27, 2014

  • SPT021914ISUMBB odum.jpg ISU's Odum talks about agreeing to play for Pacers' summer-league team

    No team selected him in the two-round NBA draft Thursday night, but Terre Haute native and four-year Indiana State basketball standout Jake Odum agreed Friday to play for the Indiana Pacers’ summer-league squad next month.

    June 27, 2014 1 Photo 4 Stories

  • SPT 030914 ODUM FILE.jpg Steady success: ISU continued to climb ladder with one of its best overall seasons ever

    First of all, if you’re an Indiana State fan, stand up and applaud. The Sycamores collectively went where only one Sycamore athletic department went before in 2013-14. ISU finished second in the Missouri Valley Conference All-Sports Trophy standings. ISU recorded a score of 3.538, its highest in school history.

    June 25, 2014 6 Photos

  • Metro roundup: Odum to work out with Lakers

    Terre Haute native and former Indiana State guard Jake Odum will have two more workouts before next Thursday’s NBA Draft. Odum will work out with the Los Angeles Lakers today. Odum will have a second workout with the Orlando Magic next week before the draft.

    June 20, 2014 1 Story

  • Terre Haute’s Reed earns 4th national honor

    Recent University of Kentucky standout A.J. Reed has been named National Player of the Year and first-team All-America, according to an announcement made Wednesday afternoon by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

    June 18, 2014

  • NCAA Championships At_Pear.jpg Swift breaks ISU hurdles record, takes fourth place at NCAAs

    Senior Greggmar Swift broke the school record in the 110 meter hurdles, as Indiana State picked up two All-Americans in the final day of the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Swift’s five points in the event gave the men’s team five points for the meet and a 44th place finish in the nation. The women got 3 points from Mary Theisen in the shot put to place 51st in the nation.

    June 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • A.J. Reed chosen as 28th Dick Howser Trophy recipient

    University of Kentucky junior pitcher/first baseman A.J. Reed, who enjoyed possibly the greatest individual season in UK history in 2014, is the 28th recipient of the Dick Howser Trophy, presented by Easton Foundations, as college baseball’s Player of the Year.
    The presentation was made Saturday during a national news conference at TD Ameritrade Park, site of the 2014 College World Series.

    June 14, 2014

  • SPT061214 ISUMBB parker.jpg New ISU coach Parker makes first impression

    Indiana State assistant coach Terry Parker hasn’t had too much time to make a first impression.
    Officially hired in late April, but identified as Dave Ragland’s replacement on Greg Lansing’s staff long before that, there haven’t been many team activities for Parker to take part in since he joined ISU’s staff from Utah Valley.

    June 13, 2014 2 Photos

  • Greggmar Swift advances to NCAA hurdles final

    Greggmar Swift advanced to the finals of the 110-meter hurdles to highlight Indiana State’s performances during day two of the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field.

    June 13, 2014

  • SPT 112313 NCAA 01MASCARI.jpg Terre Haute's Mascari earns All-American finish in 10,000 meters

    Indiana State sophomore John Mascari finished 11th in the NCAA Championships in the 10,000-meter run Wednesday night at historic Hayward Field.

    June 12, 2014 2 Photos

  • Reed signs with Astros

    A.J. Reed’s Wednesday was already pretty good when he was named Baseball America’s College Player of the Year in the morning. In the afternoon, it got even better for the Terre Haute native. The Houston Astros, who drafted Reed with the first pick of the second round in last week’s Major League Baseball draft, announced that they had agreed to a deal with Reed. According to several sources, Reed signed his deal for $1.35 million.

    June 11, 2014

  • Metro sports: Cassell wins Lawrence County title

    Chris Cassell put together two rounds of 4-under-par 68 for a two-shot victory for his first Albright Motors Lawrence County Open championship on Sunday.

    June 9, 2014

  • Pair of Sycamores selected in Major League Baseball draft

    Two Indiana State baseball players were chosen in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft Saturday.
    Senior shortstop Tyler Wampler, a 2010 graduate of West Vigo High School, went to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 17th round (519th overall) and junior catcher Mike Fitzgerald went to the San Diego Padres in the 27th round (807th overall).

    June 7, 2014

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