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  • North edges South by six points in boys track sectional

    Terre Haute South did everything it could to defend the boys track and field sectional, but Terre Haute North was just better.

    May 22, 2014

  • Prep roundup: Girls tennis sectional pushed back one day

    The Terre Haute South Sectional for girls high school tennis was postponed one day because of the threat of inclement weather late Wednesday afternoon.
    With the revised schedule, the host Braves (11-5) and Terre Haute North (11-2) will square off at 5 p.m. today. The West Vigo (8-12) vs. Sullivan (6-9) semifinal match also will take place at 5 today on the Braves’ courts.
    Weather permitting, the two winners will meet for the sectional championship at 5 p.m. Friday.

    May 21, 2014

  • SPT052014girlstrack porter.jpg T.H. North girls win 13th straight sectional track title

    The names and the specialties change from year to year, but one thing seems to be a constant: in high school girls track and field, the sectional champion from the Wabash Valley is going to be Terre Haute North.
    The Patriots, back on their own track for sectional competition after a two-year hiatus, won Tuesday evening with 198 points to 124 for Terre Haute South.

    May 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • North vs. South highlights start of girls tennis sectional

    Today will be the rematch for Terre Haute South vs. Terre Haute North in girls high school tennis, starting at 5 p.m. on the Braves’ courts.
    In their regular-season match May 5, North’s Patriots — currently ranked 10th in the state — edged South 3-2 as sophomore Meredith Egan and senior Laura Mascari chalked up victories at Nos. 2 and 3 singles and freshman Molly Farmer and sophomore Kyla Jarvis combined to win at No. 2 doubles.

    May 20, 2014

  • BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Dransfield hits walk-off homer for North; Rockville wins 20th game

    Lane Dransfield connected for a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Terre Haute North (17-5) to a 3-2 victory over Bloomington North in high school baseball action Tuesday.

    May 20, 2014

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Sullivan golf stays unbeaten with win over North

    Sullivan remained unbeaten in nine-hole matches for boys high school golf teams on Tuesday at Hulman Links.

    May 20, 2014

  • SPT 051914 JACKSON BERTOLI.jpg Bertoli, Senseman win McMillan awards

    Jackson Bertoli became the second member of his family to win the McMillan Award and Katherine Senseman became the first female swimmer to earn the prestigious honor during Terre Haute South High School’s senior awards program in its auditorium Monday evening.

    May 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Patriot girls seeking 13th straight sectional track title

    Terre Haute North’s girls will go for a 13th straight high school track and field sectional crown tonight and state-leading 31st overall.

    May 20, 2014

  • Preps: South 4th, North 8th in Conference Indiana boys golf

    Two ranked teams tied for first in the Conference Indiana boys high school golf championships after 18 holes of play Monday at the Bloomington Country Club.

    May 19, 2014

  • SPT051714 WICgolf pirtle.jpg Sullivan repeats as WIC champions

    Sullivan scored a repeat in Western Indiana Conference boys high school golf competition on Saturday at Idle Creek.

    May 17, 2014 5 Photos

  • PREP ROUNDUP: West Vigo baseball scores three in seventh for victory

    Freshman Ty Lautenschlager broke a 4-4 tie with a seventh-inning single and Zach Edwards followed with a two-run single Saturday as visiting West Vigo defeated North Montgomery 7-4 in nonconference high school baseball.

    May 17, 2014

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Knights beat OV in WIC baseball

    Joe Ball pitched a three-hitter Friday evening and Northview nipped visiting Owen Valley 3-2 in Western Indiana Conference high school baseball.

    May 16, 2014

  • ROUNDUP: IHSAA announces prep softball postseason pairings

    The IHSAA made the draw Thursday for its upcoming softball tournament.
    Wabash Valley schools will play at Plainfield (4A), Brown County (3A), Sullivan (2A), Riverton Parke (2A), Rockville (A) and Clay City (A).

    May 15, 2014

  • SPT051414 cahill .jpg Preps: Play postponed in Vigo golf championships

    Rain halted play in the Vigo County championships for boys high school golf teams Wednesday at Rea Park.

    May 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT 051014 THIEDE 3200.jpg South senior Nikki Thiede happy to be running well again

    Nikki Thiede won the two longest girls races at the Big Four high school track and field meet Saturday afternoon.
    Those with a casual interest in Wabash Valley prep sports can be excused for wondering why that sentence is the lead for a newspaper story. The Terre Haute South senior, after all, was touted as a future distance running great from the time she became a Brave, maybe even earlier than that. And so she is.

    May 14, 2014 2 Photos

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Stanifer named new boys basketball coach at North Central

    Donnie Stanifer has been named boys basketball coach at North Central High School.

    May 13, 2014

  • SPT 051214 LUCAS DAVIS DIVE.jpg Patriots rule: Terre Haute North rallies to win Big Four title

    Pitchers’ duels, on the final day of Big Four high school baseball, are not to be expected, and what turned out to be the championship game Monday night lived up to those expectations as visiting Terre Haute North wrapped up their title with a 13-9 win at West Vigo.

    May 12, 2014 4 Photos

  • SPT 051214 AUSTIN SLOVER.jpg Big fourth inning propels Terre Haute South

    Terre Haute South defeated Northview in Big Four baseball action Monday evening 9-3 in summerlike conditions at the South diamond.

    May 12, 2014 3 Photos

  • Preps: South wins, North loses in girls tennis

    Lauren Hambrock and Vanessa Lauby won their singles matches by 6-0, 6-0 scores to lead Terre Haute South over host Sullivan 5-0 in girls high school tennis Monday afternoon.

    May 12, 2014

  • SPT 051014 DEADY 200.jpg South track sweeps team titles at Big Four Classic

    Saturday was a great day for Terre Haute South High School’s track and field program.
    Not only did South serve as host for the annual Big Four Classic, the Braves won the boys meet by a 79.5-70 margin over runner-up Terre Haute North — even with running standout Jackson Bertoli barely trying — and their girls knocked off perennial power North 105-98 for the championship.

    May 10, 2014 5 Photos

  • SPT 051014 MCGREGOR CATCH.jpg South enjoys dominant Saturday to win Big Four Classic

    Terre Haute South outscored two opponents a combined 19-1 in Big Four Classic softball action Saturday and claimed its second straight title in the annual event.

    May 10, 2014 3 Photos

  • SPT 051014 COLLETT THROW.jpg North takes 2-0 Big Four baseball record into Monday's action

    High school baseball teams from Terre Haute North and host Terre Haute South had to overcame other things in addition to Northview and West Vigo in Big Four competition Saturday, both coaches agreed.
    Each other.

    May 10, 2014 2 Photos

  • PREP ROUNDUP: North tennis takes runner-up in MIC

    Terre Haute North defeated Center Grove and Lawrence Central on Saturday before losing 5-0 to Carmel in the championship match of the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference high school tennis.

    May 10, 2014

  • SPT050914 THNBB collett.jpg Big Four Classic baseball: Pats hang on to top Braves

    After five and a half innings of Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference, Big Four and Golden Glove traveling trophy high school baseball Friday night at Don Jennings Field, the story had apparently already been written: Austin Hicks pitching a masterpiece in a game decided by one pitch.

    May 9, 2014 3 Photos

  • WV baseball now 5-0 in WIC play

    West Vigo exploded for seven runs in the second inning and five in the third, taking an early 12-1 lead and causing the home fans to expect a five-inning, run-rule win over Western Indiana Conference foe Owen Valley in high school baseball Friday evening at Dick Ballinger Field.

    May 9, 2014

  • PREP ROUNDUP: West Vigo softball stays unbeaten in WIC

    West Vigo pounded out 14 hits in Western Indiana Conference high school softball Friday evening to defeat visiting Owen Valley 10-0 in six innings and remain unbeaten in conference play.

    May 9, 2014

  • SPT050814 THSBB slover.jpg South baseball takes round one vs. North

    Terre Haute North’s two home runs traveled farther and looked more impressive than the two Terre Haute South hit on a windy, warm Thursday evening at the Braves’ field.

    May 8, 2014 3 Photos

  • Prep sports: Long matches help South down Brebeuf in girls tennis

    Below is the boxscore for the Terre Haute North-Terre Haute South softball game that ended late Tuesday night. It did not appear with the story that ran in Wednesday’s sports section.

    May 8, 2014

  • 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

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