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.
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Tuesday was not one of those nights.
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Tonight’s prep basketball
Casey at Terre Haute South
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Today’s Vigo County boys basketball game
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Although West Vigo was never ahead in the last 28 minutes of regulation time, the Vikings got a game-tying 3-pointer from Alec Blair with 6.3 seconds left and pulled out a 47-46 victory on Braiden Cardinal’s driving layup with 10 seconds left in overtime.
Clay City hits 13 first-half treys in downing Wildcats
Clay City junior Evan Rogers hit his first 3-pointer of the night 45 seconds into the season opener at South Vermillion.
By the time another 2 minutes, 15 seconds passed on the scoreboard, he had hit a fifth 3-pointer, putting his Eels ahead 17-2.
Heat check? That time had already passed.
Rogers hit a sixth 3-pointer to put the Eels up 25-4 then finally missed one with 2:20 on the first-quarter clock.
Prep basketball: Marshall preparing for Capital Classic
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O’Leary eyes return to Hulman Center
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Northview opens with tough loss to Vincennes Lincoln in boys basketball
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South girls down Arrows by 47 in girls basketball
Terre Haute South got even in girls high school basketball Tuesday, defeating Sullivan 82-35.
Four players were in double figures for the Braves, 3-3 for the season. Kayla Speth led the winners with 15 points. She was 5 of 9 from the field with one 3-pointer and was the only South player to go to the free-throw line, hitting 4 of 7 at the stripe.
Lauren Perelle and Kylie Fendrick each had 14 points and Lauren Hambrock had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, connecting on 9 of 10 field goals.
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