TERRE HAUTE —
His baseball equivalent might be Rick Sutcliffe of the 1984 Chicago Cubs.
When Tyler Seibert returned to the Terre Haute South track and field lineup Thursday for sectional action at Terre Haute North, it was like the midseason trade the Cubs made for Sutcliffe that earned them a playoff spot.
And just like Sutcliffe put the Cubs over the top, so did Seibert for the Braves, who held off the Patriots 176-167 in a meet that brought out the very best in both teams.
Seibert, the Indiana State-bound runner and jumper who had been sidelined virtually all spring with a foot ailment, was limited to three events by coach Kyle Walsh on Thursday and in one of his specialties, long jump, was limited to one attempt.
“We thought, on a really great day, that he could get 15 points for us,” Walsh said, “and we thought that might be enough. But North scored a lot more than I projected they would get, and our guys stepped up as well.”
No worries. Seibert actually scored 30 points, winning all three of his events — a 200-meter dash that might have been the decisive points of the meet, plus his usual long jump and 400-meter dash.
“We know Seibert would come out and score big points and he did,” said coach Craig Gillaspy of the Patriots.
“It was kind of a game-time decision,” Seibert said of his participation Thursday. “If it was up to me, it would have been ‘yes’ the whole time … when [Walsh] finally gave me the decision, I was ready to go.”
By next week’s regional, Seibert expects to be even better.
“I’m feeling pretty well,” he said. “The 400 [which he won by nearly two seconds] was a nice strideout … the 200 time was pretty good [for the second time he’s run that race] … and I only got one [long] jump, so I had to make it a good one.
“I’m actually in a lot better shape than I was last year.”
“He far exceeded our expectations — even his own,” Walsh said. “We were taking it one race at a time.”
Another hero for the Braves, Walsh indicated, was Riley Stohler, who won the 800 and the 1,600.
“He had four races, three wins and a second,” Walsh said. “He brings toughness to the team, and he set the tone in the 4x8 [relay, which won]. We had a school record to start the meet, and the rest fed off that.”
If a lot of people felt Thursday’s competition was strictly a two-way one for team honors, those folks probably didn’t expect just how dominant the top two teams would be. Braves or Patriots won every event but one — North Central’s Neal Greene took high jump — and the Patriots were 117.5 points ahead of third-place Northview in the team standings.
“We scored points I didn’t think we were going to score, and [the Braves] scored points I didn’t think they were going to score,” Gillaspy said, pointing to unexpected North successes by Matt Jenkins in high jump and Tyler Nemeth in pole vault. “They had some great performances, we had some better-than-expected performances … at least I know the guys put it out there.”
“It was a case of two teams rising to the occasion,” Walsh said.
North got two wins each from Cam Stewart in the hurdles and Lee Davis in the throws. Also winning for the Patriots was Jordan Moothery in the 100, and North took the other two relays. Jackson Bertoli dominated the 3,200 for South as expected, with Will Howard winning pole vault.
Top four individuals and relay teams compete at Evansville Central next Thursday.
Boys track and field
At Terre Haute North
Team scores (regional qualifiers, qualifying relays) — Terre Haute South 176 (17, 3 relays), Terre Haute North 167 (16, 3), Northview 49.5 (3,2), South Putnam 41 (3,1), Greencastle 29 (1,2), Cloverdale 29 (2,1), West Vigo 26 (2,1), North Central 26 (1), North Putnam 25.5 (4), Clay City 20 (2), Sullivan 17.5, Riverton Parke 13.5 (2), South Vermillion 4.
100 — Jordan Moothery (THN) 11.24, Grant Prindiville (CC) 11.59, Tucker Lowe (NP) 11.62, Adam Wilson (RP) 11.62, Logan Deady (THS) 11.64, Wes Riner (SP) 11.78, Ian Newton (THS) 11.78, Antione Smith (THN) 12.92.
200 — Tyler Seibert (THS) 23.32, Moothery (THN) 23.70, Deady (THS) 23.73, Ian Heffner (Nv) 24.15, Daniel Noorlag (RP) 24.28, R.J. Miller (NC) 24.30, Dominick Farr (THN) 24.71, Kegan Hunt (NC) 24.76.
400 — Seibert (THS) 50.96, Bret Brumfield (C) 52.67, Tyson Tolerson (WV) 53.13, Daniel Mackey (WV) 53.42, Nana Dadzie (THN) 53.86, Matt Jenkins (THN) 54.14, Levi Elrod (THS) 54.58, Trebor Mason (NP) 55.76.
800 — Riley Stohler (THS) 1:58.62, Hunter Barr (SP) 2:01.52, Tyler Hudson (G) 2:05.57, Jacob Waycott (C) 2:06.83, Nate Moshes (THN) 2:08.80, Austin Romanelly (WV) 2:11.03, Skyler Aguilar (Nv) 2:11.31, Isaac Harms (G) 2:11.88.
1,600 — Stohler (THS) 4:29.71, Peter Davis (THN) 4:32.06, Logan Hambrock (THS) 4:36.54, Moshes (THN) 4:36.86, Nic Yocom (Nv) 4:43.16, Blake Cochran (CC) 4:44.36, Taylor Secrest (G) 4:49.50, Berndt Freeman (SP) 4:54.82.
3,200 — Jackson Bertoli (THS) 9:27.48, Justin Clapp (THN) 10:11.16, Devon Fuson (THS) 10:14.31, P.Davis (THN) 10:20.03, Dean Danner (NC) 10:20.29, Cameron Trout (Nv) 10:30.81, Secrest (G) 10:56.74, Jonah Eckert (WV) 10:59.81.
HH — Cam Stewart (THN) 14.97, Jeremy Patterson (THS) 15.59, Cole Seward (THN) 15.60, Alex Cole (THS) 16.00, Daniel Warren (C) 16.29, Dylan Battin (G) 16.36, Cody Stout (C) 17.26, Joel Murray (NP) 18.09.
IH — Stewart (THN) 40.41, Patterson (THS) 40.66, Heffner (Nv) 40.67, Seward (THN) 40.99, Warren (C) 41.13, Battin (G) 43.17, Cole (THS) 43.54, Brantley Smith (S) 45.40.
400 relay — Terre Haute North (Moothery, Kai Stratten, Nate Carson, Farr) 43.97, Terre Haute South 45.34, Northview 46.22, South Putnam 46.34, North Central 46.51, North Putnam 46.53, Clay City 46.60, West Vigo 46.60.
1,600 relay — Terre Haute North (Carson, Travis Clapp, Seward, Stewart) 3:29.52, Terre Haute South 3:35.80, Cloverdale 3:37.11, Greencastle 3:40.26, Northview 3:42.91, South Putnam 3:44.02, West Vigo 3:45.14, North Central 3:46.83.
3,200 relay — Terre Haute South (Bertoli, Jack Harbaugh, Stohler, Hambrock) 8:03.67, Terre Haute North 8:29.63, Greencastle 8:43.07, West Vigo 8:56.22, Northview 9:42.28, Sullivan 9:46.00, Clay City 9:46.35, North Central 10:15.90.
HJ — Neal Greene (NC) 6-0, Klayton Vittetow (SP) and Jenkins (THN) 5-10, Nicholas Kaufman (NP) and Wilson (RP) 5-8, Derrick Mitchell (SP) 5-8, Aaron Brown (Nv) and Aaron Kirby (WV) 5-8.
PV — Will Howard (THS) 14-0, Zach Potter (THN) and Derik Whalen (THS) 12-6, Tyler Nemeth (THN) 12-6, Elijah Hollis (S) 12-6, Travis Beil (Nv) 11-6, Danny Creasey (WV) and Carson Willis (S) 11-0.
LJ — Seibert (THS) 20-7 1/2, Brown (Nv) 20-0, Moothery (THN) 19-8, Kaufman (NP) 19-6, Carson (THN) 19-1 1/2, Michael McKain (S) 18-8 1/4, Levi Melchert (NC) 18-3 3/4, D.Mitchell (SP) 17-7 1/4.
SP — Lee Davis (THN) 52-8 1/2, Ryan Chestnut (SP) 50-8 1/2, Bobby Bennett (THS) 46-10 3/4, Eric Davis (NP) 46-7 1/4, Brandon Russell-Cherry (THS) 45-10, Jesse Miller (Nv) 45-6, Jake Kinnaman (S) 43-10 3/4, Austin Mitchell (G) 42-5.
D — L.Davis (THN) 149-8 1/2, Nic Keller (THS) 145-10, Bennett (THS) 144-2, Josh Miller (CC) 134-10, Dalton Rowe (SV) 128-6 1/2, Kinnaman (S) 126-0, Chestnut (SP) 125-6, Ricky Scank (THN) 122-0.
Terre Haute South nips Terre Haute North in boys track and field
TERRE HAUTE —
His baseball equivalent might be Rick Sutcliffe of the 1984 Chicago Cubs.
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Bertoli, Morris named Tribune-Star's Fall Sports Athletes of the Year
In some ways, the 2013 Tribune-Star Fall Sports Athletes of the Year are similar to the 2012 winners — identical in one case.
But even though Terre Haute South distance runner Jackson Bertoli is a repeat winner of the fall award, his path to it was a lot harder, and perhaps even more rewarding as a result.
And as Shelbi Morris of Northview inherits the honor from former volleyball teammate Brylie Riddell, she too had a different path that was rewarding, as the Knights became regional champions for the first time since 1984.
Tribune-Star's all-Wabash Valley fall prep teams chosen
All-Wabash Valley teams
Boys cross country
Jackson Bertoli, Terre Haute South, Runner of the Year, Fall Sports Athlete of the Year
This time don't use your head
My personal suggestion is leather helmets.
As frightening data on concussions filters its way from the National Football League on down to colleges, high schools and youth leagues, I can’t help but think back to the time when I was standing on the sidelines watching my teammates play.
North girls win at Sullivan
Layne Curley and Sierra Sykes paced Terre Haute North to a a 67-52 victory over Sullivan in girls high school basketball Thursday by scoring 18 and 17 points respectively.
Patriots get past Vikings for coach Frisz's 300th victory
By guiding Terre Haute North over host West Vigo 48-30 in high school wrestling Wednesday night inside the Green Dome, Mark Frisz chalked up the 300th victory of his 24-year coaching career.
“When you coach a long time, those things happen,” said Frisz, whose first season in charge of the Patriots was 1990-91. “I know there are coaches who have 600, 700 wins, but not very many.
PREP ROUNDUP: Fendrick leads South to girls basketball win
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North gets past Knights in boys basketball
With a huge size advantage on the program roster, you wouldn’t need to be Dr. James Naismith to figure out Northview’s strategy Tuesday night against a much shorter Terre Haute North team in boys high school basketball.
Pound the ball inside.
That plan worked well early on, as the visiting Knights bolted out of the gates to an early advantage.
The Patriots hung tough, though, and thanks to some clutch play off the bench from Braxton Poore and Andrew Farmer in the second quarter, delivered a knockout punch from which Northview could never recover.
North used a balanced scoring attack and an almost flawless floor game to record an easier-than-expected 68-43 victory.
Vikings prevail over South Vermillion
Hayden Corenflos was not the tallest player on the court Tuesday night, but he was always close to the rim while leading West Vigo to a 50-36 victory over visiting South Vermillion in boys high school basketball inside the Green Dome.
Corenflos scored 21 points without taking a shot from outside the lane in the Vikings’ second win of the season.
Prep basketball: Kinnaman knocks down 21 as Sullivan defeats Shakamak
Sullivan led most of the way in high school boys basketball Tuesday night to win its second game of the season, defeating Shakamak 77-44.
The Arrows used a 5-0 run to take a 9-4 lead and had a 17-9 advantage after one period. They led 36-20 at the intermission and took a 52-28 lead into the fourth quarter.
Metro: Indiana Hall of Fame lauds two Wabash Valley athletes
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Today’s prep basketball games
Northview is at Terre Haute South and South Vermillion is at West Vigo
West Vigo shows its youth in loss to Owen Valley
It was a game that confirmed his fears, coach Joe Boehler said Saturday night after his West Vigo team lost 67-51 in its Western Indiana Conference boys basketball opener to visiting Owen Valley.
“I think our young team showed up tonight,” Boehler said. “We did not handle success very well.”
Terre Haute South can't match 'great' Mooresville team
Terre Haute South did very little right Saturday night at Mooresville, while the host Pioneers did very little wrong in an 89-54 victory over the visiting Braves.
Rady passes Sharpe to move into second on all-time victory list
Cloverdale coach Pat Rady, who resides in Terre Haute, climbed to No. 2 on Indiana’s all-time victory list for boys high school basketball Saturday morning when his Clovers got past host Greencastle 60-56 in the semifinals of the Putnam County Classic tournament in McAnally Center.
Consistent effort helps Terre Haute North hold off Robinson
After falling behind 14-2 after one quarter, Robinson’s Maroons bounced back to make it a game at Terre Haute North on Saturday night.
The Maroons cut the gap to 39-33 late in the third quarter, but a crucial turnover led to a 3-pointer by North and the Patriots went on a 65-50 win.
South girls fall to Indy North Central 67-46
Indianapolis North Central used 3-point shooting and defense to prevail in Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference girls high school basketball Saturday, defeating Terre Haute South 67-46.
The Panthers got off to an 8-0 start in the early-afternoon contest played in the South gym and outscored the Braves 20-9 in the final frame to get even for the season at 3-3 and even in the conference at 1-1.
Sister act: Elkins pair have helped West Vigo get off to 4-1 start
Heading into tonight’s home game against Owen Valley, the West Vigo girls basketball team is one win from equaling last season’s total for victories. The 4-1 Vikings are led by post players and sister duo Lexus and Shyanne Elkins.
Rady could break tie with Sharpe today
Longtime boys basketball coach Pat Rady has a chance to pass the legendary Howard Sharpe for No. 2 on Indiana’s all-time victory list today when his Cloverdale Clovers play Greencastle at 10 a.m. in the first game of the postponed Putnam County Classic at Greencastle.
New dates when available
- Vigo County basketball matchups
Study looks at effects of concussions
Austen Cummings sits in class and can’t remember what he’s supposed to focus on. He doesn’t have a learning disability or an attention disorder. The Homestead High School sophomore suffered two concussions in the span of two months while playing football. The concussions have caused Cummings to blank out in class, at times for almost a half-hour.
Even high-rated helmets may not protect players
Two studies this year highlight the tough choices and conflicting information that parents and coaches face when trying to protect football players from head trauma.
PREP ROUNDUP: West Vigo girls basketball cruises past Sullivan
Lexus Elkins poured in 15 points, Shyanne Elkins contributed 13 and McKenzie Little added 11 to lead the host Vikings over Sullivan 57-40 in Western Indiana Conference action Tuesday night inside the Green Dome.
Terre Haute South girls hold off Northview's surge
A funny thing happened on the way to a Terre Haute South blowout victory Tuesday night at Northview High School. The Knights fought back and nearly pulled out a win.
Three-point baskets by Kennedy Williams and Lauren Perrelle and free throws by Kylie Fendrick and Lauren Hambrock preserved a 53-50 win for the Braves over the Knight.
Casey beats Terre Haute South with last-second layup
On many nights during this high school basketball season, the shots are going to fall for both Casey and Terre Haute South and both teams are going to look really good.
Tuesday was not one of those nights.
Former North Central inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame
Thirteen men will become official members of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame when they are inducted into the Hoops Hall at the annual dinner in March.
Matchups set for wide-open Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic field
Sometimes the ping-pong balls used to draw the high school basketball pairings for the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic have a wisdom all their own, and that seemed to be the case Tuesday at Terre Haute North.
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.
Tonight’s prep basketball
Casey at Terre Haute South
PREP ROUNDUP: North Central falls at home to Eastern Greene
Eastern Greene’s Camden Sego popped in 18 points to lead to a 67-42 home loss for North Central in SouthWestern Indiana Athletic Conference boys high school basketball Saturday night.
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