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
April 28 — Terre Haute Action Track.
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.
n Rose men receiving votes — The Rose-Hulman men’s team continues to receive votes in the d3hoops.com 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 d3hoops.com 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.
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.
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 www.rose-hulman.edu/sports.
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.
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
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.
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.
- High School
Paris rally falls short in Super Sectional
When Petersburg (PORTA) finally showed it was possible to hit a free throw on the west end of the Illinois-Springfield gym Tuesday night — after 12 misses in a row — it spelled the end of a high school comeback by Paris that looked for awhile like it would be one for the ages.
“I thought we had ‘em,” Tiger coach Shawn Nugent said after the Class 2A Super Sectional game won by the Bluejays 58-49.
Paris seeking finals berth tonight
The Paris Tigers may be the underdogs again tonight when they play at the Class 2A Springfield Super Sectional, or they may be the favorites. What’s already clear as the Illinois boys basketball tournaments for the smaller schools enter their final week is that rankings and reputation don’t matter, particularly to the Tigers.
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.
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