TERRE HAUTE —
Terre Haute South defeated South Vermillion 184-208 in girls high school golf Thursday at Rea Park.
It was the final nine-hole match of the season for the Braves and they finished 9-1 with the only defeat coming by two shots in a triangular match played at Forest Park. South has lost only once in nine-hole matches the past two seasons.
Seniors Taylor Monroe and Hayley Hayhurst were honored Thursday.
Ali Danielson and Alexandria Maris each shot 43 for the Braves to claim medalist honors. Kristi Thomas, the only senior in the South Vermillion lineup, led the visitors with 48.
South will conclude its regular season with conference tournaments, playing in the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference championships Saturday at Oak Tree and in the Conference Indiana competition Monday at Columbus.
The Braves will vie for sectional honors at Forest Park in Brazil a week from Saturday.
Terre Haute South coach Cara Stuckey said she was proud that her team defended its home course, winning the county and not losing a match at Rea Park.
“Our goal has been to get four players shoot in the 40s to compete in the tournaments,” she said.
Stuckey added that Carmel will be favored to take MIC honors again with Center Grove and Ben Davis vying for second-place honors. A shotgun start of 8 a.m. is slated for the MIC match, with new teams in the competition, at Oak Tree near Plainfield.
Terre Haute South 184, South Vermillion 208
Terre Haute South (184) — Ali Danielson 43. Alexandria Maris 43, Taylor Monroe 51, Taylor Baugh 51, Madison Gruenert 47.
South Vermillion (208) — Kristi Thomas 48, Tori Vitaniemi 55, Ali Bazzani 49, Shayne Craft 56, Erin Maurice 56.
Next — Terre Haute South (9-1) will compete in the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference championships at Oak Tree on Saturday. South Vermillion (6-2) will play Monday at Rockville.
At Quail Creek
Robinson 159, Marshall 191
Medalist — Alex Brown (R) 36.
Marshall (191) — John Sisson 39, Brick Finkbiner 49, Drew Morris 51, Mason Rogers 52, Colan Miller 59, Dylan Wilson 60.
Next — Marshall (2-5) plays Monday at Casey.
• Lakers take 2 titles — At Clay City, Shakamak swept the boys and girls titles in the Clay City Invitational.
Led by Luke Sweet, Shakamak placed six runners in the top 15 to beat second-place Edgewood 40-52. Shakamak’s girls had four runners in the top 10 as the Lakers beat South Putnam 34-51.
Shakamak’s Sweet won the boys race in 17:32, nine seconds ahead of second-place Hank Phillips of Edgewood.
Edgewood’s Hannah Sears won the race in 21:08 over second place Aleksey Green of Shakamak in 22:16.
Clay City Invitational
Team scores — Shakamak 40, Edgewood 52, Clay City 81, South Putnam 115, Eminence 143, Owen Valley 152, Cloverdale 156, Linton incomplete, White River Valley incomplete.
Top 10 — Luke Sweet (Shak) 17:32.0, Hank Phillips (Edge) 17:41.0, Michael Gossett (Edge) 17:53.0, Parker Ames (CC) 18:00.0, Janzen Franklin (Linton) 18:20.0, Berndt Freeman (SP) 18:34, Blake Cochran (CC) 18:41.0, Buddy Davis (WRV) 18:57.0, Billy Creech (Shak) 19:04.0, Ethan Sparks (OV) 19:08.0.
Wabash Valley runners
Shakamak — 11. Eric Johnson 19:09; 13. Cody Moorman 19:16; 14. Brett Yeryar 19:24; 15.Gavin Padgett 19:28; 16. Clay Reynolds 19:30.0.
South Putnam — 18. Vittetow 19:38; 28. Tyler Nield 20:29; 36. Logan Vandermark 21:04; 40. Jake Schroer 21:29; 41. Colton Bunten 21:30; 43. Cody Evans 21:34.
Clay City — 17. Paiden Myers 19:33; 29. Logan Thomas 20:33; 33. Travis Strauch 20:47; 34. Jarrett Fischer 20:47.01; 35. Michael Brooks 20:49.
Linton — 42. Eli Passen 21:32; 49. Ben Lewellyn 24:17.
Cloverdale — 26. Bret Brumfield 20:23; 30. Ethan Maners 20:39; 32. Nick Blundell 20:44; 38. Evan Monnett 21:21; 50. Clayton Byrd 24:22; 51. Keenan Nees 26:23; 52. Austin Nelson 26:32.
Team scores — Shakamak 34, South Putnam 51, Edgewood 71, Owen Valley 85, Clay City 114, Linton 139, Cloverdale incomplete, White River Valley incomplete, Eminence incomplete.
Top 10 — Hannah Sears (Edge) 21:06, Aleksey Green (Shak) 22:16, Cheyenn Wright (OV) 22:25, Liz Bredeweg (Shak) 22:35, Mariah Sweet (Shak) 23:26, Ariel Higgins (SP) 24:45, Audrey Litten (Edge) 24:55, Victoria Szaley (Eminence) 24:55, Jessica Jones (SP) 25:14, Julianna Delano (SP) 25:15.
Wabash Valley runners
Shakamak —11. Annika Hepe 25:40; 15. Shayley Gould 25:54; 31. Shontelle Burris 30:27.
South Putnam — 14. Katelyn Lady 25:49; 17. Michaela Scales 26:35.
Clay City — 12. Phoebe Farmer 25:40.01; 20. Kiersten Mann 26:57; 22. Ashley Reach 27:04; 32. Elizabeth Duckwall 31:16; 33. Krista Sinders 32:05.
Linton — 28. Hanna Camden 27:15; 25. Maddie Gainey 27:24; 27. Katie Doyle 28:31; 35. Shanae Sparks 33:19; 39. Morgan Cox 34:49.
Cloverdale — 13. Clare Plamondon 25:46; 36. Chelsea Combs 34:03; 37. Izzy Monnett 34:32.
• Terre Haute South 3, Plainfield 2 — At Plainfield, Nathan Bogle and Krishan Kumar gave up just one game in the first two singles spots as the fourth-ranked Braves remained unbeaten.
The doubles team of Matt Gonzalez and Luke Yeagley also won for South, which hosts its own tournament on Saturday.
Terre Haute South 3, Plainfield 2
Singles — Nathan Bogle (THS) def. Evan Rink 6-0, 6-1; Krishan Kumar (THS) def. Jacob Hopper 6-0, 6-0; Austin Vuurman (P) def. Scott Kellar 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (11-9).
Doubles — Michael Bohney-Jack Cavanaugh (P) def. Reed Crawford-Trace Harruff 6-3, 6-3; Matt Gonzalez-Luke Yeagley (THS) def. Nathan Mormino-Tyler West 6-4, 6-2.
JV — South won 9-0.
Next — Terre Haute South (7-0) hosts the Braves Invitational featuring 11th-ranked Evansville Memorial, Roncalli and Greencastle starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.
• Sullivan 5, Northview 0 — At Brazil, Jake Pirtle lost only one game at No. 2 singles to help the visiting Golden Arrows emerge victorious.
Sullivan 5, Northview 0
Singles — Luke Willis (S) def. Gaddis Baysinger 6-2, 6-1; Jake Pirtle (S) def. Kyle Moore 6-0, 6-1; Will Arnett (S) def. Damon Bass 7-6 (7-3) 0-6, 6-2.
Doubles — Carson Willis-Austin Bobbitt (S) def. Ethan Linton-Bryce Minor 6-4, 6-0; Solomon Ficklin-Braden Davis (S) def. Brenden Ellis-Tyler Leach 6-4, 6-1.
JV — Sullivan won 2-0.
Next — Sullivan (9-5) travels to South Vermillion on Wednesday.
At Marshall, Ind.
Seeger 5, Turkey Run 0
Singles — Addison Martin (S) def. George Munoz 6-1, 6-1; Borden Kennedy (S) def. Brock Mitchell 6-2, 6-0; Cal Stover (S) def. Hunter Uplinger 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles — Nick McGowen-Josh Orahood (S) def. Seth Jones-Tanner Newcomb; Bret Frye-Logan Stout (S) def. Jacob Fougeron-Austin Hartman 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
• Terre Haute North 3, Mooresville 0 — At Mooresville, Mandee Eberlee posted 16 kills to help the visiting Patriots chalk up their sixth victory of the season.
Terre Haute North 25 25 25
Mooresville 21 9 17
Highlights — For North, Mandee Eberle had 16 kills, 4 digs and 5 points; Anna Taylor had 25 assists, 10 digs, 22 points and 2 aces; Brianna Burgess had 6 kills, 2 aces, 5 assists and 15 points; Kristen Mauer had 12 points; and Valerie Lewis had 5 kills and 13 points.
JV — North won 25-19, 25-22.
Next — North (6-4) will play Saturday in the Bedford Invitational.
• West Vigo 3, WRV 2 — At West Terre Haute, Jordynn Scott had 42 digs to lead the Vikings to victory over the Wolverines.
White River Valley 24 17 25 25 7
West Vigo 26 25 22 23 15
Highlights — For West Vigo, Jordynn Scott had 42 digs, Hannah Barton had 19 digs, Lexi Elkins had 6 blocks, Lizzie Barton had 9 kills, Nikki Wilson had 10 kills and Shy Elkins had 8 kills.
Next — West Vigo (record not reported) plays Saturday in the Danville Invitational.
n Rockville 3, North Putnam 2 — At Roachdale, the visiting Rox rallied from a 2-1 deficit to post their first victory of the season.
Rockville 17 25 26 25 24
North Putnam 25 15 28 17 22
Highlights — For Rockville, Paige Boardman had 10 kills; Morgan Black had 41 digs; DonaMarie Kelley had 9 kills, 3 aces and 3 blocks; Meagan White had 8 kills and 6 aces; Jayci Wicker had 5 kills; Skylar Forest had 16 assists and 22 digs; and Bailey Vukovits had 12 assists and 14 digs.
JV — Rockville won 18-25, 25-22, 15-12.
Next — Rockville (1-11) will play Saturday in the Danville Invitational.
Northview 0 2 — 2
Sullivan 1 2 — 3
Records — Sullivan is 6-1-1 overall and 4-1-1 in the Western Indiana Conference. Northview is 0-4-1 and 0-1 respectively.
At West Vigo
Greencastle 0 0 0 7 — 7
West Vigo 6 0 0 0 — 6
WV — Dylan Arnold 2 run (run failed)
G — 4 run (PAT good)
Highlight — For West Vigo, Jordan Easter had an interception.
Next — West Vigo (0-2) will be at home Monday to take on South Vermillion.
TERRE HAUTE —
Terre Haute South defeated South Vermillion 184-208 in girls high school golf Thursday at Rea Park.
- High School
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.
Linton's defense causes West Vigo problems
West Vigo ran into a Linton boys high school basketball team Tuesday night that played like a contender to return to the Class 2A state championship game.
The Miners hit 26 of 45 shots from the floor and dominated the Vikings with their defense en route to a 71-42 win.
PREP ROUNDUP: Casey to meet Marshall in regional game
Semifinal games are slated for tonight in Illinois boys high school basketball regional tournaments.
Casey meets Marshall in one game at Robinson. Host team Paris takes on Tuscola in another contest.
Prep basketball: Marshall sidelines Robinson 51-46
The Marshall Lions were winners in the first game of the Robinson Class 2A Regional played Monday night, defeating the host Maroons 51-46 to advance to the semifinals on Wednesday.
Duncan brothers too much for Terre Haute North
An abundance of Duncans for visiting Evansville Harrison proved to be too much for host Terre Haute North in high school basketball Saturday night, although the Patriots didn’t go down without a battle before finally losing 64-56.
Heyen leads Braves to win on Senior Night
Terre Haute South stopped a seven-game skid as the Braves cruised to victory over winless Indianapolis Arlington by a score of 83-22.
On the Braves’ Senior Night, senior Da’Shon Heyen led the Braves with 15 points in an impressive send-off performance before his home crowd.
West Vigo holds off furious rally from North Central
West Vigo snapped a three-game losing streak in high school boys basketball Saturday night, defeating North Central 60-56 in the Jim Mann Green Dome.
The Vikings led most of the way, then hit free throws in the final minute to secure the victory after the Thunderbirds had knotted the score at 54-54.
Wilhelm's school-record freestyle victory leads South to second at swim sectional
Asked late Saturday afternoon about the Avon Sectional for boys high school swimming that had just ended, Jeff Thompson replied, “Well, it was fast.”
Understatement doesn’t always seem to be the Terre Haute South coach’s calling card, but that comment would qualify. Like the high tide that lifts all boats, the home team — ranked third in the state — had a fantastic meet, and pulled the rest of the field, particularly the three Vigo County teams, along with it.
Prep roundup: Sullivan boys lose close one to Evansville North
Host Sullivan led almost the entire game in high school basketball Saturday night, only to be overtaken at the end 64-60 by Evansville North.
The Golden Arrows had a 49-42 lead at the end of three quarters, but the Huskies — who came from behind for a four-point win over Terre Haute South a night earlier — caught and passed the home team when Robert West was fouled on a 3-point attempt and hit all three free throws for a 59-58 lead. The visitors protected their margin with free throws.
Reversal: South Knox turns up defense in second half to rally past West vigo
For a half of high school basketball Friday night, host West Vigo did what it took to make an upset of a 13-5 team look like reality in the Jim Mann Green Dome. In the second half, visiting South Knox didn’t let the Vikings do some of those things, exploding for a 60-39 nonconference win that wasn’t as decisive as that score makes it appear.
Late Huskies run sinks Braves
Since the calendar flipped to 2014, it’s been a struggle for Terre Haute South.
Franklin Central outmuscles Patriots
With Franklin Central missing shots early, Terre Haute North’s chances of stealing a high school basketball road win were looking promising. The second quarter Friday night changed that.
Prep roundup: Linton boys get past Thunderbirds 58-48
Linton dominated the third quarter in a SouthWestern Indiana Athletic Conference boys high school basketball game Friday night, beating host North Central 58-48.
Both teams had balanced scoring attacks, with Ryan Woodward and Zach Riddell scoring 13 each and Bryant Jackson and Joe Dieball 10 apiece for the Miners. Andrew Nikirk scored 11 and Austin Jewell and Mitchell Peterson had 10 each for the Thunderbirds.
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