TERRE HAUTE —
Dates and times have been set for second-round Illinois high school football playoff games.
Saturday — Carrollton (5 seed) (9-1) at Casey (4 seed) (10-0), 2 p.m.
Saturday — Robinson (4 seed) (8-2) at Greenville (1 seed) (10-0), 1 p.m.
• Dall earns second Valley recognition — Indiana State senior outside hitter Morgan Dall of Aviston, Ill., was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season, according to an announcement by the league office Monday.
Dall continues to lead the MVC in kills, kills per game, points, and points per game as the senior averaged 6.14 kills per game with 43 kills in 89 attempts with 16 errors for a .303 hitting percentage as Indiana State split a pair of conference games at home last week. She also had an assist, two service aces, 16 digs, a block assist and scored 45.50 points (6.50 points per game).
The senior had 21 kills in 35 attempts with just three errors and a .514 attack percentage in a three-game victory over Loyola Chicago on Friday while also posting four digs, a block assist and scoring 21.5 points. She added 22 kills in 54 attempts with 13 errors for a .167 attack percentage against Bradley on Saturday while also posting an assist, two service aces, 12 digs, and scoring 24.0 points.
Dall leads the league with 4.38 kills per game overall and 4.43 kills per game in MVC action. She also leads in points per game with a 4.81 average overall and 4.88 average in league play.
She also was named the Valley’s Player of the Week on Sept. 9 and she becomes just the second Sycamore to be honored at least twice during the same season. Kiya James was twice named the Defensive Player of the Week during the 2011 season.
Receiving recognition as notable performers for last week were junior middle blocker Kyla Thomas and freshman outside hitter Bree Spangler.
• Maroons in action — Illinois sectional action is slated for today.
In the Class 2A Newton Sectional, Edwardsville (Metro-East Lutheran) meets Carlinville at 6 p.m. followed by Robinson vs. Effingham St. Anthony.
Winners will meet for the championship Thursday.
Robinson won its first regional last week at Casey and will take a 22-7 mark into the sectional.
• Rose wins — Rose-Hulman captured 15 event victories and set three school records to highlight a dual meet against Illinois Wesleyan University in the Sports and Recreation Center on Saturday.
The Engineers broke two women’s and one men’s school record with Saturday’s performance. Freshman Ellie Hong set a 200-yard backstroke mark of 2:06.38. Sophomore Regen Foote set a 1-meter diving school record with 249.15 points. Sophomore Orion Martin added the men’s 200 freestyle school record with a winning time of 1:43.83.
The men’s squad won a total of eight events for the day. Martin was a double winner, adding a title in the 100 freestyle (47.83). Sophomore diver Sam Gould swept the 1-meter (265.15) and 3-meter (260.60) events to provide depth.
Other individual winners included freshman Pierce Bartine in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.45); senior Andrew Podgorski in the 50 freestyle (22.25) and freshman Alexander Yaung in the 200 individual medley (2:01.82). The 200 freestyle relay team of Bartine, Martin, Podgorski and sophomore Paul Hintz also won in a time of 1:29.07.
The women’s squad combined for seven victories. Hong also won the 50 freestyle in 24.94 seconds and Foote added a 3-meter victory with a diving score of 236.75. Freshman Savannah Rice also won the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:38.70.
The 200 freestyle and 200 medley teams also captured top honors with the same four swimmers. The team included Hong, Rice, junior Celeste Kline and freshman Lauren McLennan. The 200 freestyle time was 1:45.39, with the 200 medley completing the event in 1:56.68.
Rose-Hulman returns to action Nov. 16 with its Senior Day home matchup against Franklin.
• Engineers fall — At the Cook Stadium Rifle Range, the University of Tennessee-Martin relied on a school-record effort in smallbore to top Rose-Hulman on Saturday.
Senior Evan Duvall led the Engineers with a score of 1,116, including 561 in air rifle. Senior Adam Foss finished just behind at 1,113.
Junior Allie Carlson contributed a score of 1,097, including 555 in air rifle. Senior Suzanne Eisenberger came home fourth among Engineers with a score of 1,095.
The Engineers will host Tennessee-Martin and Ohio State this morning at the Cook Stadium Rifle Range.
Rose-Hulman 2,193-2,228-4,421 (smallbore-air rifle-total) — Evan Duvall 555-561-1,116; Adam Foss 559-554-1,113; Allie Carlson 542-555-1,097; Suzanne Eisenberger 537-558-1,095; Jen Nishida 527-547-1,074; John Overton 521-543-1,064; David Geresy 500-545-1,045; Josey Lambert 518-491-1,009; Seth Clark 482-522-1,004.
UT-Martin mixed 2,289-2,317-4,606 — Dacotah Faught 572-583-1,155; Dana Maurizio 570-583-1,153; Jessica Cobb 569-581-1,150; Steve Hahn 578-559-1,137; Logan Hunt 561-570-1,131; Joe Barefoot 556-555-1,111.
UT Martin women 2,184-2,283-4,467 — Jamie Arnett 552-577-1,129; Breanna Flint 549-568-1,117; Kelly James 547-567-1,114; Jordan Goodwin 536-571-1,107; Katrina Klaes 498-535-1,033.
• Final Fling played — At Hulman Links, the Final Fling for four-man teams using a two-ball shamble format was played Sunday.
The team composed of Chuck Adamson, Mike Roshel, Mark Malone and Ken Chirhart won with an 8-under-par total.
Final Fling results
8-under-par — Chuck Adamson, Mike Roshel, Mark Malone, Ken Chirhart.
5-under-par — Tom Jones, Dennis Stark, Chris Pearson, Ted Collins.
4-under-par — Tom Nicoson, John Bones, Steve Anderson, Ken Wooden.
TERRE HAUTE —
Dates and times have been set for second-round Illinois high school football playoff games.
ISU falls one step short at MVC women's semis
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Now, Indiana waits.
To see if the NIT wants the Hoosiers for an at-large berth.
To see if Noah Vonleh will head to the NBA after one season in Bloomington.
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Purdue men’s basketball coach Matt Painter appreciated his team’s effort Thursday.
He still didn’t like the numbers on the box score — or the scoreboard.
Aaron Craft and LaQuinton Ross combined to score nine points in a late 12-4 run that gave No. 24 Ohio State control and the Buckeyes held on for a 63-61 win — only after Terone Johnson’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer came up short in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.
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Pitching dominated Tuesday’s opening day of play in the Rebel Spring Games for the Indiana State softball team, which defeated Bucknell 2-0 before falling 2-0 to Creighton.
“The girls did a great job in the first game getting a couple runs,” ISU coach Shane Bouman said. “We leaned on [sophomore] Yvette Alvarez who pitched really well. We probably got as much as we could out of her and probably should have changed earlier so put that on me. We have a couple little things we can clean up and get a little better and we will be ready to go tomorrow.”
Oh snap: Reed's 18-game hitting streak falls in No. 20 UK's loss at No. 16 IU
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Despite going hitless, Reed remains the NCAA leader in home runs (8) and RBI (28) for a potent Wildcats’ offense.
Kentucky (13-4) dropped its first game with the Hoosiers in the last four meetings, with the meeting marking the first time in modern UK history (2003-present) that the two teams faced off as top-20 foes.
Munn named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
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ISU win streak at 12
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Another Rose freshman making big splash
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Robinson leads No. 12 Michigan over Indiana
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Michigan (23-7 15-3) avenged last year’s defeat in the last game of the regular season. In that game, Morgan’s tap-in rolled off the rim as time expired, giving the Hoosiers the victory and costing the Wolverines a share of the conference title.
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