TERRE HAUTE —
Two Rose-Hulman athletes were honored as Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Players of the Week on Monday for their efforts last week.
Sarah Jensen earned Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week honors, and Cody Rivers claimed Football Defensive Player of the Week accolades.
Jensen recorded two triple-doubles during the week as the Engineers finished 3-1 at the Rose-Hulman Invitational and 3-4 overall. She had 82 kills with 90 assists and 63 digs. Jensen leads the Fightin’ Engineers in kills (126) and stands among the team’s top three in assists (129), digs (90) and blocks (14).
Rivers led the Rose-Hulman defense with 11 tackles, including eight solo efforts, and recovered a fumble on the 1-yard line to thwart a potential touchdown. He also added half a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss in the narrow 28-23 loss at Kalamazoo.
The football team (0-1) hosts its home opener against Centre at 7 p.m. Saturday. Volleyball (5-6) returns to action at the DePauw Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
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In other awards:
• Dall honored by MVC — Indiana State senior Morgan Dall was named the Missouri Valley Conference volleyball Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
Dall not only set a career high in kills for a game but also became just the 11th athlete in Sycamore history to record her 1,000th career kill.
In four games, Dall registered 83 kills with a .311 hitting percentage. She also had three assists, three aces, 43 digs and three block assists. She leads the Missouri Valley Conference and ranks 33rd in the nation for kills per set (4.15) this season.
ISU’s home opener is 7 p.m. today against IUPUI.
• Sycamores fifth — At Noblesville, Indiana State placed fifth among the seven full teams at Sunday’s 36-hole IU Fall Kickoff at Purgatory Golf Course.
Louisville won with a score of 570, followed by Indiana at 597, Xavier at 604, Cincinnati at 605, Indiana State at 618, Youngstown State at 647 and DePauw at 648. IUPUI, Notre Dame and Purdue sent partial teams.
Amanda Smith led ISU with rounds of 76 and 77 for a 153 total, while Marissa Uradomo shot 75-79-154, McCall Christopher 76-80-156, Morgan Berube 84-75-159 and Erinn Sutton 80-80-160.
Playing as individuals were Gina Della Camera (85-81-166), Andrea Frankiewicz (84-95-179) and Margaret Harper (91-103-194).
• Pomeroys go 1-1, get first win — At Berrien Springs, Mich., St. Mary-of-the-Woods downed Andrews 7-0 on Sunday to even its record at 1-1; Franklin defeated The Woods 6-3 on Friday.
Freshman keeper Georgie Macy posted her first career shutout and Terre Haute North graduate Amanda Loebker had her first four-goal game in Sunday’s victory.
Two more former Patriots were in the scoring column as Jordan Bray had a goal and Joy Jakaitis an assist. Other Pomeroy goals Sunday were scored by Kylee White and Denae Sallis, while White and Alejandra Tellez also had assists.
St. Mary-of-the-Woods has a 2 p.m. home match this Sunday against Anderson.
• Former Lion contributes — At Decatur, Ill., Millikin lost its opening game of the season 48-41 to visiting Greenville on Saturday.
Taylor Sanders of Marshall led Millikin in receiving with four catches for 78 yards.
• Hafner gets win — Laura Hafner was one of the winners in weekend racing at Crossroads Dragway.
Hafner bested Kimmie Bates in a Pink Ladies race on Friday. Winners on Saturday were Kynon Dinkle, Rob Robinson and Chad Eaton.
Regular racing will resume Sept. 20 with Fun Night Runs and Sept. 21 with regular racing. Track information and schedules may be obtained on Facebook, at crossroadsdragway.com or at 812-229-2167.
Pink Ladies — Laura Hafner of Rockville, 2003 Dodge, def. Kimmie Bates of Terre Haute, 1999 Camaro; semis: Ramona Knoblett.
Super pro — Kynon Dinkle of Terre Haute, 1998 Baretta, def. Joel Leihser of Decatur, Ill., 1968 Firebird; semis: John Moy.
Pro — Rob Robinson of Indianapolis, 1991 Camaro, def. Tommy Smith of Brazil, 1967 Firebird; semis: Mike Wilson.
Sportsman — Chad Eaton of Paris, Ill., 1985 Monte Carlo, def. Terry Hoffman of Monrovia, 1995 Impala; semis: Amber Price.
• Darland wins again — At West Memphis, Ark., Dave Darland won another U.S. Auto Club sprint feature Saturday at Riverside International Raceway.
Darland led the final seven laps of the 30-lap main to win. Bryan Clauson led laps 7 through 23 but finished sixth.
Darland takes an 18-point lead over Clauson in the sprint totals going into Saturday’s race at Tri-State Speedway. Chase Stockon remains fourth in the points.
Fast qualifier — Tyler Courtney.
Heat winners — Tim Crawley, Kyle Cummins, Anthony Nicholson.
Feature — Dave Darland, Jon Stanbrough, Courtney, Tracy Hines, Keaton Dobbs, Bryan Clauson, Derek Hagar, Robert Ballou, Nick Drake, Brady Bacon, Jordon Mallett, Chet Williams, Kevin Thomas Jr., Crawley, Cummins, Chase Stockoin, Nicholson, Ronnie Howard, Wade Oliver, Zach Pringle, Chad Jones, Jerod Roller.
USAC sprint point leaders — Darland 1,559, Clauson 1,541, Bacon 1,467, Stockon 1,347, Thomas 1,336.
• Kramer wins feature — At Putnamville, Joey Kramer won the feature race on Saturday’s card at Lincoln Park Speedway.
Kramer won his heat and the Patriot 100 for UMP modifieds. Jeff Bland Jr. won the feature for sprint cars.
Heat winners — Joey Kramer, Paul Bumgardner, Roger Mills, Brian Hayden.
B-main winners — Randy Shuman, Brad Barrow, Ryan Thomas.
Feature — Kramer, Greg Amick, Tyler Nicely, Shuman, Jesse Cramer, P.Bumgardner, Mills, Jeff Deckard, Wes McClara, Jimmy Hayden, Nick Tharp, Josh Eads, Brian Hayden, Brian Shaw, B.Barrow.
Heat winners — Brent Beauchamp, Brian Hayden, A.J. Hopkins, Jerry Coons Jr., Dallas Hewitt (B-main winner).
Feature — Jeff Bland Jr., Beauchamp, Ethan Barrow, Brady Short, Hayden, Matt Westfall, Casey Shuman, Hopkins, Adam Cruea, Max McGhee.
UMP super stocks
Heat winners — Kenny Carmichael Jr., Josh Boller, Steve Peeden, Marty Cooper, Kenny Carmichael (B-main).
Heat winners — Carlos Bumgardner, Chris Schepper, Tim Wright, A.J. Smith.
• Seniors compete — The following results have been reported from Terre Haute Men’s Senior League play.
Astros 001 000 100 — 2 9 2
Athletics 010 010 20x — 4 10 2
Highlights — For the Bloodworth A’s, Barker had 3 hits and an RBI, Stan Henderson 2 hits and an RBi and Terry Lewis, Jim Acton, Haas, Gene Frazier and Engdlow added singles. For the Wabash Valley Animal Hospital Astros, Darren Brucken was 3 for 3, Frank Zwerner had a triple, Gene Sinclair had a hit and an RBI and Eric Atwood, Jim Show, Joe Salinetro and Andy Pickering had singles.
TERRE HAUTE —
Two Rose-Hulman athletes were honored as Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Players of the Week on Monday for their efforts last week.
Tough defeat: Inability to finish drops ISU women’s record to 3-4
It wasn’t a smooth ride for Indiana State’s women’s basketball team against IUPUI on Monday. Defense wasn’t up to par. Turnovers were rampant. Foul shooting was not consistent and misses were ill-timed.
ISU’s Munn, ex-Riverton Parke player Dickey earn MVC honors
Wabash VaIley athletes swept Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball honors on Monday, with Indiana State’s Anna Munn named Player of the Week and Evansville’s Sara Dickey, a Riverton Parke graduate, earning Newcomer of the Week honors.
Strong defensive effort keys RHIT victory
Rose-Hulman placed three players in double figures and relied on a strong defensive effort to top Millikin 64-55 in men’s college basketball action Monday night.
Metro: Indiana Hall of Fame lauds two Wabash Valley athletes
Two players from the Wabash Valley have been named members of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Team that will be honored in March. Tony McGee and Kenny Rowan are members of the honor team.
ISU picks up the defense to take down Eastern Illinois
When it's cold outside, it takes a while for your car engine to crank.
It wasn't cold inside Eastern Illinois' Lantz Arena on Saturday, but the same principle applied for the Indiana State men's basketball team.
Once the Sycamore engine revved up, the Sycamores cruised to a 66-48 victory over the Panthers.
Michigan State shakes up national title chase with win over Ohio State
Michigan State shook up the BCS title chase again Saturday night.
The No. 10 Spartans regained the lead on Connor Cook's 9-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Price with 11:41 left and upset No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 to take the Big Ten title and put Auburn back in the national title hunt.
Zurek, one of ISU's best defenders, also working hard off the court
Winning basketball teams need glue players, the term sometimes used when referring to someone who helps hold it all together.
In some cases, that means getting the ball in the right place at the right time. Or having a knack for being in the right place at the right time.
It’s more often than not coming away with a loose ball on the court. It’s deflecting so many passes that you become the player that most annoys the opponent.
For Indiana State, that’s Natasha Zurek. The junior athletic training major was inserted into the starting lineup for the past two games.
Zurek leads the Sycamores with 16 steals through six games, which isn’t surprising to anyone on the team.
EIU might come at right time for ISU
Sometimes an opponent lines up just right on the schedule that suits a team’s needs.
That’s true for Indiana State as it travels to play Eastern Illinois at 8 p.m. today at Lantz Arena. And it’s not because the Panthers have struggled, even though they have.
Young gun: Freshman Belyea leads Engineers to second straight victory over Saint Mary-of-the Woods
Freshman women’s college basketball players sparked Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and Rose-Hulman on Wednesday in Hulbert Arena. Playing her first major minutes of the season, Rose-Hulman guard Kristen Belyea was the clutch shooter for the Engineers. In the second half, Belyea knocked down 4 of 6 from the field and 2 of 3 from the 3-point arc to help the Engineers earn a second straight victory in the rivalry with a 74-54 decision.
Strickland leads RHIT men to win
Rose-Hulman opened its Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball season with a 66-50 victory at Anderson University on Wednesday.
Metro: Boys county title games set for tonight
A pair of championship games in the Vigo County middle school boys basketball tournament will be played today in West Vigo High School’s main gym. At 6 p.m., Woodrow Wilson will take on Sarah Scott for the sixth-grade title. Then at about 7:30, Wilson and Honey Creek will tangle for the seventh-grade crown.
METRO ROUNDUP: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Rose-Hulman set to battle for Clabber Girl trophy
With the Clabber Girl Trophy hanging in the balance for the 21st time, the Rose-Hulman women’s basketball team will welcome crosstown rival Saint Mary-of-the-Woods to Hulbert Arena today for a 7:30 p.m. matchup.
The Engineers (0-4) will look to defend their title after capturing the Clabber Girl Trophy for the first time since 2008 with last season’s 80-74 victory.
ISU’s Underwood named first team All-MVC
Sophomore linebacker/defensive end Connor Underwood was named to the all-Missouri Valley Football Conference first team on Monday, heading a list of five Indiana State players honored.
Red-hot Strickland leads Engineers past Wabash 77-68
Julian Strickland tied his career-high point total with 31 Monday night — his third consecutive 30-point game this season — as host Rose-Hulman downed Wabash 77-68 in Hulbert Arena.
Metro sports: ISU women play today at No. 15 LSU
Indiana State’s women finish a three-game road swing by playing nationally ranked LSU at 12:30 p.m. today at Baton Rouge.
Rose-Hulman women fall short to Marian
A clutch 3-pointer and free throws down the stretch sealed the home victory for Marian University in Saturday’s competitive 50-45 nonconference victory over the Rose-Hulman women’s basketball team.
Strickland pours in 30, but the Engineers fall in home opener
Carroll University withstood a last-minute challenge by Rose-Hulman to earn a 67-64 men’s basketball victory in the Engineers’ home opener Saturday afternoon in Hulbert Arena.
Indiana State holds off hot-shooting Pepperdine
Indiana State’s men’s basketball team is very much a work in progress defensively. Evidence of that came Saturday when Pepperdine shot 57.8 percent against the Sycamores in the fourth-place game of the Great Alaska Shootout.
But when it came down to winning time? Pepperdine’s Waves crashed on the rocks of ISU’s defense.
Hoosiers gain 692 total yards, re-claim Oaken Bucket
Although his team fell well short of defending its possession of the Old Oaken Bucket Saturday against Indiana, Purdue’s freshman quarterback Danny Etling — a Terre Haute South grad — showed poise and talent in bringing the Boilermakers back in the second half in a 56-36 loss.
Sycamores outpace Seawolves
Indiana State wanted a better defensive effort in its Great Alaska Shootout consolation semifinal game against host Alaska-Anchorage on Friday, but the Seawolves weren’t going to give the Sycamores an orthodox offense to assess themselves with.
Prep/Metro roundup: Marshall girls pick up big wins at Robinson
Marshall’s Lions got a huge girls high school basketball victory Friday afternoon at the Robinson Thanksgiving Tournament, downing Mt. Carmel and 2013 Illinois Miss Basketball Tyra Buss 57-53.
Uneven Sycamores fall 63-62 to Tulsa
Indiana State loses to Tulsa 63-62 in opening game of Great Alaska Shootout
Tulsa's switching defenses confounded Sycamores
Tulsa paid Indiana State the respect they feel the Sycamores earned with a 3-1 start and a win at Notre Dame on Nov. 17.
So the Golden Hurricane threw multiple defenses at the Sycamores.
On target: Sycamores spreading the wealth with their shooting
Indiana State’s men's basketball team did many things right during the 2012-13 season, but one thing it couldn’t get a handle on was its 3-point shooting. The Sycamores shot 32.1 percent from 3-point range, ranked 252nd in the nation. It was going to take a lot of work to improve ISU’s percentage. So far, hard work has had its own reward.
O’Leary eyes return to Hulman Center
Former Terre Haute North standout Matt O’Leary is hoping to help Loyola Chicago coach Porter Moser turn the program into a new chapter of success in a new conference.
College report: Gardner jumps at chance to play for ISU
Cody Gardner enjoyed his freshman baseball season at Wright State and earned more time on the field than he honestly expected to get. Coach Rob Cooper departed WSU after last season to take over at Penn State, however, and Gardner jumped at the chance to return to his hometown as an Indiana State Sycamore and perform for the school where two members of his family previously excelled.
Young Evansville team unable to threaten Indiana
Indiana coach Tom Crean surprised everyone by starting senior walk-on Jeff Howard. Evansville didn’t give themselves the chance to surprise the Hoosiers.
Metro roundup: Rose star is conference POW
After a career-high 31-point performance on Saturday night, Rose-Hulman senior Julian Strickland has been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
NCAA championships: Runners face muddy course, stiff winds as well as each other at Gibson course
More than 500 runners were prepared for a muddy course, but the NCAA’s elite also had to fight a wind chill in the teens Saturday at LaVern Gibson Championship Course.
Nothing was going to stop Oregon’s Edward Cheserek, who upset defending champion Kennedy Kithuka of Texas Tech or women’s champion Abbey D’Agostino, who adds her first NCAA title in cross country to her four national titles on the track.
ISU defeats Truman
What do you expect when a Division II team pays a visit to a Division I arena?
In Truman State’s case, you can expect a pretty good showing. Indiana State had some nervous moments against the Bulldogs, but the Sycamores prevailed 80-69 on Friday at Hulman Center.
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