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  • SPT 050614 MCGREGOR HOMER.jpg Big Four gets started as North downs South 9-4 in softball

    Opportunity knocked for Terre Haute North and the Patriots didn’t waste it Tuesday at Terre Haute South.
    Conner Nelson and Katie Herrick came through for the Patriots with the bases loaded and Allison Crick pitched a complete game to lift North to a 9-4 high school softball victory.
    Coach Jack Kirchner’s team improved to 6-0 in the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference, clinching at least a share of the conference title.

    May 6, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT050614 Nvbb moore.jpg Vikings prevail over Northview 6-4 in Big Four baseball

    Baseball justice was meted out in unusual fashion Tuesday evening at Northview, where visiting West Vigo won 6-4 in Western Indiana Conference high school play by not hitting the ball very hard in its crucial inning — just after the host Knights failed to score by hitting the ball too hard.
    In a tense game in which every little play had meaning, the Knights looked ready to break a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the sixth after a leadoff walk, a bunt single and a sacrifice put runners at second and third with one out and the meat of the Northview batting order coming up.

    May 6, 2014 3 Photos

  • Prep roundup: Vikings defeat Knights in softball

    Brittany Voils and Baylee Waters combined for nine of their team’s 18 hits Tuesday night as visiting West Vigo won a Western Indiana Conference high school softball game 10-3 over host Northview.
    Four other players had two hits each for the Vikings, who remain undefeated in WIC play.

    May 6, 2014

  • SOUTH TEN.jpg Doubling down: Terre Haute North rallies from early deficit to edge Terre Haute South 3-2

    Terre Haute South had No. 12 and undefeated Terre Haute North on the ropes with three first-set victories Monday.

    May 5, 2014 3 Photos

  • TH South, Sullivan win golf matches

    Terre Haute South and Sullivan were winners in boys high school golf matches played Monday in near-perfect conditions at Rea Park.

    May 5, 2014

  • Collett hits 11th, 12th as Terre Haute North beats Rockville

    T.J. Collett provided the power and Greg Hannum the pitching Monday night in Terre Haute North’s 10-1 victory over Rockville in nonconference high school baseball at Don Jennings Field.

    May 5, 2014

  • Preps: North Central completes Vigo sweep, beats West Vigo 7-0

    North Central continued its high school softball winning streak Monday, taking advantage of six West Vigo errors to post a 7-0 win in nonconference play.

    May 5, 2014

  • SPT050314 HS BB jenkins.jpg South baseball cruises past Robinson

    Terre Haute South swept Robinson in high school baseball Saturday at the South diamond.

    May 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT050314 HS BB edwards.jpg West Vigo baseball sweeps doubleheader vs. Brown County

    Wind? What wind?
    Brown County’s Tanner Hamm and West Vigo’s Zach Edwards could have asked those questions after the first game of a high school baseball doubleheader between the Western Indiana Conference foes Saturday at West Vigo.

    May 3, 2014 2 Photos

  • Prep roundup: West Vigo softball stays unbeaten in WIC

    Leah Morrison hit a two-run homer during a six-run sixth inning to help West Vigo claim the first half of a high school softball doubleheader against Brown County by a 7-5 score Saturday.
    West Vigo rolled to a 13-0 win in the second half of the doubleheader.

    May 3, 2014

  • SPT050214 THNBB hicks.jpg North baseball splits with Center Grove

    What could have been a disaster became simply a minor bump in the road Friday night as host Terre Haute North defeated Center Grove 4-3 in the first game of a Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference high school baseball doubleheader at Don Jennings Field. North lost the second game 2-1.

    May 2, 2014 3 Photos

  • North girls track takes third at Conference Indiana meet

    The move to Conference Indiana paid off with conference track and field championships for Terre Haute South’s Riley Stohler, Jordon Montgomery and Emani Tatum and Terre Haute North’s Lindsay Welker and the girls 4x400 relay team of Jessi Conley, Keeliegh Stigall, Layne Curley and Welker on Friday night at Southport High School.

    May 2, 2014

  • SPT050114 NC SB mccoskey.jpg North Central softball keeps rolling, beating second Terre Haute team

    Hitters were definitely ahead of the pitchers Thursday evening as Terre Haute South hosted North Central in nonconference high school softball.
    With two teams entering the game with a combined 21-5 record, each of them starting a pitcher with an even better winning percentage — and with a howling wind and shivery temperatures seemingly the farthest thing from helpful to a batter’s swing — a snappy, 90-minute game with a final score of 1-0 or 2-1 wouldn’t have been surprising.

    May 1, 2014 6 Photos

  • PREP ROUNDUP: South tennis defeats West Vigo

    Terre Haute South’s doubles duos of Sofia Saylor-Pam Dorman and Bailee Williams-Meaghan Etling did not lose a game in helping the Braves blank host West Vigo 5-0 in girls high school tennis Thursday.

    May 1, 2014

  • SPT 043014 MASCARI FORE.jpg Eye on the ball: Terre Haute North girls are rated 12th in state tennis rankings and looking for more

    Terre Haute North’s state ranking of 12th in girls high school tennis is a nice achievement, but it’s not going to satisfy the Patriots. In fact, junior Caroline Potter said it’s going to inspire her and her teammates.

    April 30, 2014 3 Photos

  • SPT043014 THNBB collett.jpg Collett’s 10th homer lifts Patriots

    T.J. Collett hit his 10th home run and Terre Haute North won its ninth game of the season Wednesday night at Don Jennings Field.

    April 30, 2014 3 Photos

  • Preps: North Central softball tops North 10-3

    North Central got a two-run homer from Christian Chambers in the first inning on its way to a 10-4 victory over host Terre Haute North in high school softball Wednesday.

    April 30, 2014

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Valley athletes make college choices

    Terre Haute North baseball and West Vigo softball were among the winners Tuesday evening in high school action.

    April 29, 2014

  • Prep roundup: South golfers nip Cubs

    Terre Haute South edged Greencastle by one shot in high school boys golf Monday at Rea Park.

    April 28, 2014

  • Metro/Prep roundup: ISU softball loses home finale 2-1 in 12 innings

    A trio of solo homers were the only scoring Sunday afternoon as Drake outlasted Indiana State 2-1 in 12 innings in the Sycamores’ last home softball game of the 2014 season.

    April 27, 2014

  • SPT 042614 LAGRANGE DRIVE.jpg Sullivan third, South fourth in Bob Arnett Invitational

    Indianapolis North Central has been a regular in the Terre Haute South Braves/Bob Arnett Invitational for boys high school golf teams played at Rea Park.
    The Panthers shot 306 on Saturday and went home with the team trophy, outscoring 15 teams in the event played in sunny, warm and sometimes windy conditions.

    April 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT 042614 LACIE ORR SAFE.jpg PREP ROUNDUP: Sullivan softball wins West Vigo Tournament

    Sullivan defeated South Knox 7-3 to capture the championship and West Vigo blanked Washington 11-0 for third place in the West Vigo Tournament for high school softball Saturday.

    April 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • Prep roundup: Carmel-South baseball rescheduled for today

    Friday’s scheduled high school baseball doubleheader pitting Carmel and Terre Haute South was postponed to 10 a.m. today at the Braves’ diamond.

    April 26, 2014

  • SPT042414 track deighton.jpg North girls, South boys win in county track rivalries

    Terre Haute North’s girls team rested a bunch of its standouts but still managed to outpoint host Terre Haute South 69-63.
    Meanwhile, the South boys benefited from the return of long-distance ace Jackson Bertoli to defeat the Patriots 86-45 in their annual high school track meet Thursday evening.

    April 24, 2014 8 Photos

  • North baseball wins at McCutcheon; Vikings win

    Zach Milam went 3-for-4 and Brett Herndon was 2-for-3 as Terre Haute North defeated McCutcheon 3-1 on Thursday in a game played at Purdue University.

    April 24, 2014

  • Prep roundup: Bennett, Edwards boost W.Vigo baseball

    Derrick Bennett went 2 for 4 and clouted a two-run homer in the sixth inning and Zach Edwards chalked up his first varsity pitching victory and also went 2 for 4 to help West Vigo defeat visiting Paris, Ill., 11-5 in high school baseball Wednesday evening.

    April 23, 2014

  • Western Indiana Conference to expand to 12 schools

    The long-rumored merger between the Western Indiana Conference and the five remaining high schools in the West Central Conference has become reality.
    Late last week, the seven WIC principals and five WCC principals voted 12-0 to approve the new alignment.
    “We now have 12 schools in the WIC,” proclaimed outgoing Sullivan principal David Springer, who’s serving as WIC president for the 2013-14 school year.

    April 22, 2014

  • Busy Patriots get past Casey 7-1 in prep softball

    Terre Haute North began a busy week of high school softball Tuesday, defeating Casey 7-1 at North.
    The Patriots now are 6-3 and will take on Clay City, ranked second in the Class A poll, on Thursday in another home game.

    April 22, 2014

  • PREP ROUNDUP: West Vigo baseball, softball pick up WIC victories

    West Vigo won its Western Indiana Conference high school baseball opener at South Vermillion, scoring two seventh-inning runs and holding off a Wildcats’ rally.

    April 22, 2014

  • SPT 042014 KAYDIE GROOMS 5.jpg Wabash Valley high school basketball players of the year: Their career numbers tell only part of the story

    One of the prouder people in east-central Illinois, as the Tribune-Star awards its 2013-2014 high school basketball Player of the Year awards, is probably Barry Wolfe.

    April 22, 2014 4 Photos

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