WEST TERRE HAUTE —
West Vigo’s boys tennis team improved to 5-2 on the season as it defeated Rockville 4-1 on Thursday.
The Vikings swept the doubles matches. Included was a 6-0, 6-0 win by Logan Benefiel and Michael Vermillion at No. 2 doubles. Kyle Watson also won a marathon match with Rockville’s Garrett Baysinger at No. 1 singles. Both sets went to a tiebreaker as Watson won 7-5, 7-4.
Singles — Kyle Watson (WV) def. Garrett Baysinger 7-5, 7-4; Kurtis Overpeck (R) def. Paden Horsley 6-3, 7-5; Blake Benefiel (WV) def. Ryan Richmond 7-5, 6-1.
Doubles — Tyson Tolerson-Chris Gardner (WV) def. Craig Overpeck-Chance Becker 6-4, 6-1; Logan Benefiel-Michael Vermillion (WV) def. Dakota Whitner-Anthony Stowe 6-0, 6-0.
JV — West Vigo won 2-0.
Next — West Vigo (5-2) plays at Terre Haute North on Monday.
In other tennis action:
• South Vermillion 3, Owen Valley 2 — At Clinton, the Wildcats even their Western Indiana Conference record with a home win.
Singles — Kendal Norman (OV) def. Connor Blake 6-0, 6-0; Corbin Worland (OV) def. Kam Weyrauch 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Ben Cvengros (SV) def. Eric Kong 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles — Aaron Hines-Kaden Lawson (SV) def. Hogan McHaley-Noah Woodruff 6-4, 7-6 (7-4); Erik Hire-Jordan Branz (SV) def. Jonathan Carey-Anthony Sessions 6-4, 6-1.
JV — South Vermillion won 3-0.
Next — South Vermillion (5-4, 1-1 WIC) is at Sullivan next Wednesday.
• South Putnam 3, Linton 2 — At Linton, the Miners were edged by the Eagles as Linton sought its first win of the season.
Singles — Cody Kocher (L) def. JD Briones 6-3, 6-4; Mitchel Cox (L) def. Tyler Long 4-6, 6-4, 6-3; Colin Berry (SP) def. Zack McGill 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles — Trey Moore-Aaron Cole (SP) def. Alex Wilson-Andrew Woods 6-1, 6-2; Jake Carmichael-Zane Crosby (SP) def. Dalton Van PattenRain Foster 6-2, 6-2.
Next — Linton (0-8) host Bloomfield on Saturday at 10:00 am in a rescheduled match from yesterday.
• Northview 3, Sullivan 0 — At Sullivan, the Knights won in straight sets in a Western Indiana Conference match.
Northview 25 25 25
Sullivan 16 16 9
Highlights — For Sullivan, Taylor Shake had 13 assists; Bailee Powell had 8 kills; Jaleigh Gilham had 25 digs.
Next — Northview plays at West Vigo on Monday. Sullivan plays host to Brown County on Saturday.
• Clay City 3, Riverton Parke 1 — At Clay City, Halli Brewer had 13 kills to lead the Eels.
Riverton Parke 19 25 18 20
Clay City 25 20 25 25
Highlights — For Clay City, Halli Brewer had 13 kills, 5 blocks; Callie Dayhuff had 7 kills, 8 digs; Chloe Kittle had 8 kills; Emmie Kittle had 22 assists, 9 digs. For Riverton Parke, Sara Dickey had 7 points, 17 kills, 7 blocks, 9 digs; Rachel Austin had 13 points; Paige Yando had 8 kills, 7 digs; Kenzie Pollard had 28 assists; Shelby Bennell had 6 points.
Next — Clay City (7-3) plays at Sullivan on Monday. Riverton Parke (6-3) plays host to Turkey Run next Thursday.
• WRV 3, West Vigo 0 — At West Terre Haute, the Wolverines won a nonconference match.
White River Valley 25 25 25
West Vigo 20 15 21
Next — West Vigo plays host to Northview on Monday.
• Covington 3, South Vermillion 0 — At Clinton, the Wildcats lost a nonconference match.
Covington 25 25 25
South Vermillion 18 19 10
Next — South Vermillion plays host to Rockville on Tuesday.
• North Putnam 3, Rockville 2 — At Rockville,
North Putnam at Rockville
Rockville 14 27 22 25 13
North Putnam 25 25 25 21 15
Highlights — For Rockville, Raeann Sutherlin had 5 aces, 9 kills, 26 digs and a block; Emma Riffe 11 kills and 11 assists; Jenifer Lee 19 digs, 12 assists and 6 kills; DonaMarie Kelly 3 blocks and 7 digs; and Morgan Black 16 digs.
JV — Rockville won 25-12, 25-17.
Next — Rockville (5-7, 3-0 WRC) plays in the Attica Invitational on Saturday.
Riverton Parke 25 25 25
Paris 17 27 21
Highlights — For Riverton Parke, Kelly Combs had 13 points, 15 digs; Kenzie Pollard had 10 points, 4 digs, 22 assists; Emily Virotsko had 10 points; Rachel Austin had 7 points; Sara Dickey had 6 points, 16 kills, 9 digs; Shelby Bennell had 6 kills; Shelbi Edington had 4 digs; Paige Yando had 6 digs.
JV — Paris won 2-0.
• South Putnam wins boys, girls titles — At Clay City, South Putnam won both the boys and the girls team championships at the Clay City Invitational.
Team scores — South Putnam 48, Edgewood 54, Clay City 72, Eminence 101, Shakamak 103, Owen Valley 154, Cloverdale 167, White River Valley 179
Top 10 — 1. Hunter Barr (SP) 18:27, 2. Luke Sweet (Sh) 18:35, 3. Berndt Freeman (SP) 18:43, 4. Parker Ames (CC) 18:50, 5. Michael Mest (Em) 18:57, 6. Hank Phillips (Em) 19:08, 7. Blake Cochran (CC) 19:09, 8. Matt Lund (SP) 19:42, 9. Paiden Myers (CC) 19:52, 10. Ethan Sparks (OV) 19:56
Other Clay City — 17. Michael Brooks, 20:26, 35. Evan Rogers, 22:02, 45. Josh Miller, 24:38
Other South Putnam — 16. Matt Allen, 20:22, 20. Lane Franklin, 20:47, 27. Colten Bunten, 21:20, 30. Tyler Nield, 21:40
Other Cloverdale — 24. Chris Worthington, 20:57, 31. Nick Blundell, 21:53, 32. Thomas Suarez, 21:58, 36. Ethan Maners, 22:15, 44. Cristain LaFary, 24:32
Team scores — South Putnam 37, Cloverdale 50, Owen Valley 70, Clay City 73, Eminence, White River Valley, Shakamak and Edgewood Inc.
Top 10 — 1. Savannah Turner (Sh) 21:12, 2. Claudia Monnett (Cl) 22:12, 3. Aleksey Green (Sh) 22:56, 4. Hannah Sears (EW) 22:59, 5. Cheyenne Wright (OV) 23:24, 6. Bailey Stephens (Cl) 23:44, 7. Madie Egold (SP) 24:09, 8. Mariah Sweet (Sh) 24:16, 9. Kelsey Wright (CC) 24:30, 10. Julianna DeLano (SP) 24:34
Other Clay City — 18. Ashley Reach, 27:31, 21. Kiersten Mann, 28:33, 26. Kayla Sinders, 30:09, 27. Tiara Skaggs, 30:10, 30. Krista Sinders, 31:37
Other South Putnam — 13. Jessica Jones, 26:21, 14. Michaela Scales, 26:30, 15. Mallory Glaze, 26:31, 16. Angel Nield, 26:38, 17. Hannah Jones, 26:49
Other Cloverdale — 12. Amillia Nally, 25:36, 24. Laura Washington, 29:31, 29. Ashlee Nees, 31:06
• South prevails — At Clinton, Terre Haute South won a tri-meet at Geneva Hills. South’s Alexandra Pickens was medalist with a 39.
At Geneva Hills
Terre Haute South (175) - Alexandra Pickens 39, Ali Danielson 44, Taylor Monroe 45, Katelynn Gordon 47
South Vermillion (201) - Kristi Thomas 45, Tori Vitaniemi 51, Billie Rayce 52, Shayna Craft 53, Madison Miller 53
Sullivan (228) - Gretchen Burkhart 55, Emily Hazzelrigg 57, Ellie Eslinger 57, Kaitlin Romine 59
Next — Terre Haute South (9-0) will play in the MIC Conference on Saturday at Oak Tree.
• Northview wins — At Crawfordsville, Northview’s golf team prevailed in a three-way meet over Greencastle and Crawfordsville at Windy Hill Country Club.
Team scores — Northview 196, Greencastle 216, Crawfordsville 237.
Northview (196) — Karli Atkinson 45, Megan Heaton 49, Kiersten Mikesell 50, Makenzie Brown 52.
• Maroons edge Lions — At Marshall, Ill., Robinson defeated Marshall 159-174 in a dual match.
Marshall (174) - Wade Kilber 39, John Sisson 40, Keifer Treece 45, Kyle Sandefer 50.
Next — Marshall (9-3) plays Arcola and Villa Grove on Monday.
• TH North 4, Edgewood 0 — At Elletsville, Kaden Sloan had two goals and two assists for the victorious Patriots.
Terre Haute North 1 3 — 4
Edgewood 0 0 — 0
TH North goals — Bradley Klingele (Kaden Sloan); Paul Bonham (Dominick Hendricks, Sloan); Sloan (Damon Prifogle); Sloan (Lorenzo Cardinale).
Next — TH North (4-4) plays at Mooresville on Saturday.
• Sullivan 4, Washington Catholic 0 — At Sullivan, Maddie Figg had two goals and an assist.
Washington Catholic 0 0 — 0
Sullivan 2 2 — 4
Sullivan goals — Adison South (Maddie Figg); Figg (Darby Siscoe); Figg (Hannah McPhail); Kylee Wills (unassisted)
Sullivan saves — Cobie Harrison 7
Next — Sullivan (7-1) plays host to Pike Central on Saturday.
WEST TERRE HAUTE —
West Vigo’s boys tennis team improved to 5-2 on the season as it defeated Rockville 4-1 on Thursday.
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Class 2A girls: Rick Risinger coaches Heritage to fifth state title
Rick Risinger spoke this past week about defense being the key to securing a win against a talented Fort Wayne Canterbury girls basketball squad in the Class 2A state championship game.
Coach Risinger’s Heritage Christian squad rose to the occasion Saturday in Hulman Center, holding the Cavaliers to 33-percent shooting to claim the school’s fifth state title since joining the IHSAA in 2003.
The Eagles won their first title since 2009 by a score of 64-61.
Class A girls: Oregon-Davis holds off Vincennes Rivet
Oregon-Davis jumped out to a 15-2 lead when senior Alicia McIntosh drilled a 3-pointer in Saturday’s Class A state championship for girls high school basketball.
The Bobcats stretched that lead to as large as 17 before halftime, and still led by double figures with three minutes remaining.
Class 3A girls: Western over Evansville Mater Dei 38-35
Like Fort Wayne Canterbury in the Class 2A championship, two-time defending Class 2A champion Evansville Mater Dei found the going much more tough when moving up one class due to the IHSAA’s “Team Success Factor” legislation.
Mater Dei (26-2), which had an average margin of victory of 27 points throughout the season, struggled against Western’s 2-3 zone all night long in falling to the Panthers 38-35.
Class 4A girls: Bedford North Lawrence wins second straight title
Damon Bailey guided Bedford North Lawrence to a second straight state championship in his first year as head coach.
Bailey, an assistant on the Stars’ unbeaten Class 4A champions in 2013, watched his team hold off a scrappy Penn squad for a 51-41 victory Saturday night.
Central Catholic rallies to defeat Rockville
It was an old story in a new location Saturday for the boys basketball team from Lafayette Central Catholic High School.
Clay City wins third straight sectional
Clay City, the two-time defending champion of the IHSAA Class A Sectional No. 57, took the floor at White River Valley High School with a chip on its shoulder Saturday night.
Linton pulls away late to win at North Knox
Defending smartly and playing the offensive tempo like a finely tuned violin, Linton’s Miners dominated the fourth quarter of a previously air-tight high school basketball game to defeat South Knox 57-45 and repeat as Class 2A Sectional 47 champions.
Damon Bailey among coaches directing daughters at Hulman Center on Saturday
Father-daughter bonding was among the themes Saturday at Hulman Center as Terre Haute played host to the IHSAA girls basketball state finals for a third straight year.
Class 4A title favorite Bedford North Lawrence looked to repeat as champions late Saturday night. Former BNL state champion and Indiana Hoosier great Damon Bailey led his Stars into the game with a pair of daughters on the court. Junior Alexa Bailey, wearing No. 22 of course, is a Butler recruit and sophomore Loren is a reserve for the Stars.
Owen Valley, Edgewood in sectional final again
Things haven’t changed that much in the Class 3A boys basketball sectional. Northview was in the field for the first time and hosted the semifinals Friday night. But for the second year in a row, Edgewood and Owen Valley will play for the Sectional 28 championship tonight.
Temples’ 3-pointers help Paris advance
The prudent thing would have been to pull the basketball out, wait for an opponent to foul and run as much clock as possible in the final minute of the Illinois Class 2A Westville Sectional on Friday night. Audie Temples was thinking dagger.
Ailing Wilkey helps Rockville advance to title game
For part of Friday, doubt existed about whether flu-stricken Rockville standout Keiontre’ Wilkey would be able to play in the first semifinal game of the Class A North Vermillion Sectional for boys basketball. The junior guard gutted it out, however, and tallied 17 points to help lead the Rox over the host high school 61-53. That sent them into tonight’s sectional championship game against No. 7-ranked Lafayette Central Catholic.
Preps: Late free throws help Linton beat North Knox
Linton hit 4 of 5 free throws in the final minute and hung on to defeat streaking North Knox 47-46 in the semifinals of the Class 2A North Knox Sectional for boys high school basketball.
Former Terre Haute resident Rick Risinger looking for fifth state title in Hulman Center
An accomplished group of girls basketball coaches will make their way into Hulman Center on Saturday for the IHSAA state finals.
Damon Bailey, 1990 Mr. Basketball for state champion Bedford North Lawrence and former Indiana University great, is the most familiar name to Hoosier basketball fanatics. In his first year as a girls varsity coach, Bailey leads BNL into action in the 4A state championship game.
With 590 career wins, Fort Wayne Canterbury coach Wayne Kreiger is already a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
Behind senior Miss Basketball candidate Maura Muensterman, Steve Goans leads Evansville Mater Dei into the Class 3A title game on the heels of consecutive 2A titles.
No answer: Spears scores 30 as Martinsvlle ends TH South’s season
Terre Haute South ran into a championship performance Wednesday night in Game 2 of the Class 4A Avon Sectional for boys high school basketball. Martinsville’s Troy Spears scored 30 points while leading the Artesians to a 65-44 victory that ended South’s season.
North falls to No. 5 Brownsburg in Class 4A Avon Sectional
Terre Haute North did not bow out of the boys high school basketball tournament Tuesday night like a team on a seven-game losing streak.
The Patriots executed their gameplan, battled back from a double-digit deficit and forced Class 4A No. 5-ranked Brownsburg to hit free throws to win the opener of the Class 4A Avon Sectional.
Brownsburg (19-2) hit six straight free throws in the final 1 minute, 15 seconds to hold off the Patriots 51-47.
Two sets of Eels win at WRV Sectional
There’ll be no Cinderella story in Dugger to end this boys high school basketball season, and a spirited upset bid also fell short Tuesday night at the Class A White River Valley Sectional.
Defensive pressure and depth made the difference in both games, as Eminence ended the Union season — perhaps its last, at least as a public school — by a 59-46 score and Clay City pulled away in the second half for a 53-44 win over Shakamak.
Paris knocks off 23-2 Clinton Central in overtime sectional thriller
Paris’ boys basketball team has learned a lot in a late-season run of success, but the one thing that set the Tigers apart on Tuesday in Class 2A Westville Sectional semifinal game was composure.
The Tigers never got rattled, never flinched and got the ultimate reward.
BOYS SECTIONAL ROUNDUP: Linton holds off Sullivan at North Knox
Linton and Eastern posted victories in the opening round of the North Knox Class 2A Sectional on Tuesday.
Linton led most of the way to defeat Sullivan 51-43 in the first game. Eastern Greene bested North Central 62-42 in the nightcap.
Linton is 16-6 and will take on North Knox and Eastern Greene faces South Knox in the semifinals on Friday. North Knox takes an 11-game winning streak into the action.
Tough roads ahead: Terre Haute North faces big challenges in its sectional
With the hope that the obligatory snow is already on the ground, high school boys basketball sectionals begin today in Indiana, and for one Wabash Valley team in Illinois.
South swimmers fall short of lofty goals at state finals
Sometimes the journey is more rewarding than the destination.
That would best describe Terre Haute South’s performances Saturday in the 77th annual IHSAA boys swimming and diving state championships at the IU Natatorium.
Center Grove deals Terre Haute North 7th loss in row
Terre Haute North and Center Grove – two teams that haven’t won much lately – struggled to put the finishing touch against the other on Friday at North.
Prep roundup: Casey falls at Robinson Regional; Paris posts upset win at home
Teutopolis finished strong Friday night to defeat Casey 47-36 and win the Robinson Class 2A Regional for boys basketball teams.
Casey, Paris to play in regional title games
Championships of Illinois regional boys high school basketball tournaments will be decided tonight.
AMEY TAKES AIM: Bringing you the Amey Teams for girls basketball
Our Wabash Valley teams won’t be represented when the Indiana girls state basketball finals return again to Hulman Center on March 8 (even though the Class 4A title will probably be decided this weekend when Lawrence North plays Bedford North Lawrence in a semistate game).
I wish some of our girls teams had been able to play longer for a purely selfish reason: that might have given me an opportunity to see one or two of their games.
South boys fall to Southport, finish regular season 8-14
Terre Haute South got an up-close look Thursday night at what a Conference Indiana championship boys basketball team looks like. And Southport is big and quick.
Southport, led by 6-foot-10 sophomore Joey Brunk and junior guard Malik Bennett overpowered South’s Braves 61-49 at Southport Fieldhouse. Brunk had 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Bennett scored 21 points.
VIDEO: Wilhelm leads South swimmers into state finals
Christian Wilhelm plans to compete in the distance freestyle when he gets to the University of Illinois-Chicago’s downtown campus.
Wilhelm emerged as a state qualifier in the 500-yard freestyle and 200 freestyle as a junior for Terre Haute South. But his senior season took a different turn and he’s hoping to make a big splash in a new event.
Casey advances to regional title game
Casey will be in the championship game of the Class 2A Robinson Regional for boys high school basketball teams Friday night. The Warriors gained their spot in the title tilt with a 55-42 victory over Marshall on Wednesday.
Cloverdale joins Pizza Hut Classic field
The Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic has a new team, but the newcomer for the 2014 tournament is led by a familiar name to Terre Haute basketball. Pat Rady’s Cloverdale Clovers, currently 19-1 this season, will join the field as a likely contender.
Preps: Northview rallies past Linton in boys basketball
Ethan Whitson, Christian Ellis and Jim Mace tallied 19, 18 and 10 points respectively as host Northview overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat Linton 62-57 in boys high school basketball Wednesday night.
Terre Haute North plays well but doesn't finish at Bedford North Lawrence
Visiting Terre Haute North did everything but win a nonconference high school basketball game Tuesday at Bedford North Lawrence.
The Patriots shot better, dominated the boards and reversed the game’s momentum with a second-half defensive adjustment, but only once got the lead above a one-possession one. That cost North in the end, when the Stars scored the last six points to win 42-38.
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