News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 19, 2012

METRO ROUNDUP: USAC releases 2013 Action Track dates

Staff Report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — U.S. Auto Club early race schedules have been released for next year, including dates at the Terre Haute Action Track and other tracks in the area.

One Silver Crown race and three sprint car races are set for Terre Haute. The Sumar Classic will be the first Silver Crown event of the season April 28.

The Hulman Classic for sprint cars is set for May 22 at the Action Track. Indiana Sprint Week races are slated for Terre Haute, Putnamville, Haubstadt and Bloomington.

USAC 2013 races

Silver Crown

April 28 — Terre Haute Action Track.

Sprint cars

April 27 — Putnamville.

May 11 — Haubstadt.

May 17 — Bloomington.

May 22 — Terre Haute Action Track.

July 17 — Terre Haute Action Track.

July 18 — Putnamville.

July 19 — Bloomington.

July 20 — Haubstadt.

Aug. 31 — Terre Haute Action Track.

Sept. 14 — Haubstadt.


June 13 — Putnamville.

June 14 — Bloomington.

College basketball

n Rose men receiving votes — The Rose-Hulman men’s team continues to receive votes in the national weekly poll after a 10-1 start to the season.

Rose ranks second among the “others receiving votes” outside of the national top 25 in the current weekly poll with 53 points. The Engineers are also the only Indiana school to receive votes in the men’s basketball national poll.

Rose-Hulman stands 10-1 for the season after defeating DePauw 52-39 in its most recent game Monday. The Engineers also rank No. 1 nationally in the weekly NCAA Division III rankings in defense, allowing just 47.2 points per game.

Defense has been Rose’s calling card this season, as the Engineers have held six opponents to 45 points or less and three opponents to under 40 points in a game.

Offensively, junior Julian Strickland leads the team in scoring at 15.3 points per game, with senior Austin Weatherford also in double figures at 11.1. The starting lineup also includes senior Brenton Balsbaugh (7.9), Jon Gerken (7.8) and James Pillischafske (4.4).

The team’s 10-1 record marks the best start to an Engineer men’s season since the 1990-91 campaign. The Engineers also are on the cusp of earning a top-25 national ranking for the first time since the 1999 season.

Rose-Hulman returns to action at home against Earlham at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2.

n Munn honored — Indiana State junior Anna Munn picked up her second weekly award following her career high 25-point scoring effort at Tennessee-Martin last Sunday, earning the Missouri Valley Conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Week selection as announced by the league office Wednesday.

Munn also was named the MVC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday, as her 25 points led ISU to a 73-71 overtime victory at UT-Martin on Sunday.

The Indianapolis native and Decatur Central High School product went 8 for 21 from the field with three shots from beyond the arc against the Skyhawks. Munn entered this week leading the MVC and ranking 14th in the NCAA by averaging 3.1 3-pointers made per game. She scored seven of her 25 points in OT against UTM, making a pair of shots and three free throws to send the Sycamores to the victory.

On Tuesday against Chicago State, Munn went into double figures with 11 points, extending her streak to 10 consecutive games with at least 10 points to start this season. She is the first Sycamore to start a season with 10 straight double-digit scoring games since Melanie Boeglin in 2005-06. That season, Boeglin posted at least 10 points in the first 16 games of the season.

Munn was a Second-Team Academic All-MVC selection following her sophomore season and currently holds a 3.74 grade-point average while majoring in exercise science.

As a team, the Sycamores won their sixth consecutive game Tuesday, topping the Cougars 69-35. The win improved Indiana State to 8-2 overall and 6-0 inside Hulman Center, making the Sycamores one of just 15 teams from around the nation to stand unbeaten on its home court with after at least six games played.

ISU closes out nonconference play Saturday with a trip to Indianapolis to face in-state rival Butler. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. inside Hinkle Fieldhouse and will follow the Butler men’s basketball team’s game against Evansville at 2 p.m.

Prep basketball

n Casey 68, Flora 57 — At Casey, Ill., the Warriors were winners in a battle of Little Illini Conference unbeatens Tuesday.

Casey took a 21-8 lead after one period of play and led by double digits late in going to 6-0 while Flora dropped to 7-1.

Brandon Wolfe led the winners with 22 points while Trivette Scales had 16 points. Matt McCown had 12 points and eight rebounds and Zack Murphy added eight points and eight steals to the totals.

Casey has another tough game Friday against Class 2A-ranked Teutopolis. The Warriors then will meet Rockville in the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic.

n Robinson 69, Paris 40 — At Paris, Ill., the Maroons improved to 9-1, rebounding from their lone defeat Tuesday.

Austin Temples had 16 points for the Tigers.

Paris has a home game with Marshall on Friday. Robinson will play Terre Haute South in the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic.

n Smith honored — Sullivan senior Rhagen Smith has been honored for her play in girls games last week.

The 6-foot-2 Indiana State recruit is the Subway player of the week for District 3.

Smith averaged 29.5 points in two games. She had 28 points and 13 rebounds against Shakmak and 31 points and 12 boards against Bloomfield.

Other nominees for the honors were Nicole Anderson of Terre Haute North and Austin Karaszia of Linton.

College football

n Rose schedule announced — The 2013 Rose-Hulman schedule features five home games and road trips to three Midwestern states.

Rose opens the season at Kalamazoo in Michigan on Sept. 7. The Engineers and Hornets will square off for the fourth straight year, with Rose-Hulman looking to avenge a 29-28 loss in last season’s opener.

The home schedule opens with a matchup against Centre on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the annual “Rose-Hulman Night” game.

The HCAC schedule opens with the annual homecoming game featuring Defiance on Sept. 21. Rose defeated the Yellow Jackets in Ohio by a 33-20 margin last fall.

Rose finished 5-5 overall and placed fourth in the HCAC under second-year head coach Jeff Sokol last fall. The season marked a school record eighth consecutive year that the Engineers have finished .500 or above in football.

Live in-game coverage of every Rose-Hulman football game this season will be available online at

2013 Rose-Hulman schedule

Sept. 7 — at Kalamazoo, 1 p.m.

Sept. 14 — Centre, 7 p.m.

Sept. 21 — Defiance*, 2 p.m.

Sept. 28 — at Manchester*, 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 5 — Hanover*, 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 12 — at Bluffton*, 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 26 — Franklin*, 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 2 — Mount St. Joseph*, 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 9 — at Anderson*, 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 16 — at Earlham*, 1:30 p.m.


n Sycamores honored — The Indiana State baseball team led all of the men’s athletic programs in the classroom this fall, posting a 3.42 team grade-point average during the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year.

“I’m really proud of the guys. Not only have they put in a great offseason on the field, but turning in a 3.42 team GPA is exceptional,” said ISU coach Rick Heller. “It’s not easy to be a Division I student-athlete. Balancing academics and athletics is a real challenge and to do it as well as our players have is outstanding.”

Redshirt seniors Tyler Fehringer and Koby Kraemer, redshirt junior Tyler Browning and junior transfer A.J. McElderry led the team, all finishing with a perfect 4.0 GPAs this fall. In all, 28 members of 34-man roster ended the fall with at least a 3.0 GPA in the classroom.

ISU tied for the Missouri Valley Conference lead last season, earning three First-Team Academic All-MVC selections and five total MVC Scholar-Athlete picks.

The Indiana State baseball team begins its 2013 season Feb. 15-17.

Prep wrestling

n North Putnam 60, Rockville 12 — At Roachdale, Rockville got a pin win from Tylen Mills against North Putnam on Wednesday.

North Putnam 60, Rockville 12

Rockville individuals

120 — Jonah Taylor lost by fall.

126 — Chase Nichols lost by fall.

132 — Tylen Mills won by pin.

160 — Nate Fisher lost by fall.

195 — Justin Earl won by forfeit.

220 — Brendon Lucas lost by fall.

Next — Rockville will be in the North Vermillion Invitational on Dec. 27.