James Grounds held off Conor Strain to win the Brazil YMCA Firecracker 5K on Saturday.
Grounds ran a time of 16 minutes, 37.6 seconds, while Strain finished in 16:49.2. Morgan Goetschel finished third in 17:27.8.
Brazil YMCA Firecracker 5K
Top 50 — James Grounds 16:37.6, Conor Strain 16:49.2, Morgan Goetschel 17:27.8, Janzen Franklin 18:40.7, Paul Clapp 18:42.8, Cameron Trout 19:00.0, Kylie Thacker 19:05.8, Brian Kaufman 19:06.5,
Mark Achenbach 19:41.8, Travis Bell 20:38.1, Adam Piatt 20:49.9, Pam Pell 21:00.1, Skyler Aguilar 21:34.0, Tyler McNabb 22:03.8, Hannah Zadell 22:19.3, Ryan Brown 22:22.9,
Kyle Andrew 22:23.3,3 Marlon Query 22:26.2, Dave Bell 22:36.4, Emily Conrad 22:43.0, Devin McCollum 22:45.5, Casandra Barnett 22:56.7, Bruce Price 22:59.5, Jacob Hendrich 23:12.6, John Bennett 23:22.2, Joel Whittington 23:23.0, Ryan Rogers 23:23.4,
Dawson Nelson 23:29.0, Larry Fish 23:44.0, Heather Hanas 23:46.7, Kyle Hughes 23:53.3, Robert Medworth 23:56.2, Dan Phillips 24:05.4, Ashley Kidwell 24:16.5, Mariyam Houston 24:22.5, Timothy Graham 24:34.3, Paul Spinner 24:43.7,
Greg Ber 24:52.6, Autumn Sheese 25:06.3, Azcree Sheese 25:10.0, Samuel Brown 25:10.0, Ryan Turner 25:12.5, Ben Lock 25:20.8, Leslie Miller 25:40.7, Farrah Darks 25:41.0, Corey Laue 25:43.8, Andrea Thomas 25:55.8, Matt Williams 25:58.0
• Sycamores feted for academics — Eight Indiana State University athletes received the Presidents Council Academic Excellence Awards from the Missouri Valley Conference, the league announced Friday.
Presidents Council Award winners Alyssa Doyle (softball); Shelbi Founty (volleyball); Kacie Klem, Andrea Prusz and Kaci Smith (women’s track and field); Koby Kraemer (baseball); and Emily Lahay and Morgan Wendlandt (women’s soccer) are among 168 Sycamore student-athletes who made the MVC Honor Roll.
Commissioners Academic Excellence Award (3.5 grade-point average previous two semesters, cumulative gpa at least 3.2) — Tyler Browning, Landon Curry, Tyler Fehringer, Jon Hedges, Kraemer, Devin Moore, Mitchell Osnowitz, Jeff Zahn, baseball; Milton Brinza, Sean Dennis, Kevin Piraino, Austin Schultheis, Max Tuttle, men’s track and cross country; Anna Munn, Andrea Rademacher, Taylor Whitley, women’s basketball; Leah Benefiel, Kalli Dalton, Amy Fanella, Taylor Gilles, Amy Hicks, Nicole Hope, Brittany Housel, Kasey Kahle, Valerie Keller, Klem, Alexa McFadden, Hannah McKnight, Patricia Merrion, Leeann Michl, Prusz, Emly Qualis, Lauren Rice, Shelby Sands, Smith, Kelly Steffan, Kylee Thacker, Tony Tillett, women’s track and cross country; Sadie Bauserman, Alison Gasparovich, Katie Geyman, Aubrie Musselman, Shelby Troyer, Natalie Vaught, Wendlandt, Marisa Windisch, women’s soccer; Mackenzie Connelly, Ashley Dickerson, Doyle, Haylee Myers, softball; Shea Doran, Fouty, volleyball;
Honor Roll (3.2 gpa) — Browning, Kyle Burnam, Wade Bush, Curry, Michael Eberle, Fehringer, Derek Hannahs, Jacob Hayes, Hedges, Reggie Hochstedler, Kraemer, Jeremy Lucas, Connor McClain, Casey McCurdy, Jeff Miera, Moore, Rob Ort, Osnowitz, Jordan Pearson, Ryan Walterhouse, Zahn, baseball; Lucas Eitel, Justin Gant, Jake Kitchell, Jake Odum, Jordan Printy, men’s basketball; Justin Applegate, Dylan Bertsch, Dustin Betz, Nicholas Blackwell, Brinza, Dexter Childress, Jordan Colanese, Kurt Darling, Adam Dearlove, Dennis, Ryan DIckson, Tucker Field, Corey Hahn, Ryan Henrickson, Bryna Horsman, Nigel Jolly, Kyle Kaufman, Tyler Kent, Andrew LaMaster, Andrew Lepkowski, Piraino, Devin Price, Brandon Query, Ernest Rollins, Schultheis, Kevin Selby, Arqeil Shaw, Ray Skamay, Conor Strain, Andrew Stull, Andrew Sullivan, Steven Swinford, Tuttle, Jeremiah Vaughn, men’s track and cross country; Olivia Andres, Alex Baumgart, Megan Bunting, Connelly, Dickerson, Doyle, Sara Evans, Kristen Felker, Alyssa Heller, Alyssa Marcum, Myers, Kim Pierce, Stephanie Robinson, Megan Stone, Alex Woody, softball; Lindsey Barber, Jessica Bushong, Morgan Dall, Doran, Fouty, Christin Fullenkamp, Kiya James, Samantha Kersting, Loni Mackinson, Katie Moon, Monique Morris, Molly Murphy, Ashley Owen, volleyball; Nikki Gunning, Deja Mattox, Munn, Sadie Oyer, Rademacher, Shannon Thomas, Jessica Valley, Whitley, Natasha Zurek, women’s basketball; Christina Beyerl, McCall Christopher, Gina Della Camera, Emily Dixon, Andrea Frankiewicz, Margaret Harper, Amanda Smith, Erinn Sutton, women’s golf; Casey Albright, Alexis Ardaiolo, Bauserman, Emily Chura, Stacy Clough, Ashley Collins, Gasparovich, Geyman, Taylor Hancock, Lahay, Carson Moesle, Musselman, Jessica Rosenberg, Brianna Supulski, Laura Terry, Troyer, Vaught, Wendlandt, Marisa Windisch, women’s soccer; Katie Bekavac, Benefiel, Macey Black, Casey Boose, Valerie Burns, Dalton, Amy Fanella, Gilles, Crystal Heath, Hicks, Shelby Higginbottom, Hope, Housel, Rachael Johnson, Lindy Jones, Kahle, Keller, Richelle Kimble, Klem, Jordan Lump, McFadden, McKnight, Emily Mercer, Merrion, Michl, Ashley Name, Taralyne Perigo, Ja’Liza Prophet, Prusz, Qualis, Rice, Sands, Kelsie Slater, K.Smith, Sarah Snapp, Nikole Snearley, Jaquelle Spencer, Steffan, Carmelia Stewart, Thacker, Mary Theisen, Tillett, Brechey White, women’s track and cross country.
• Stanbrough prevails — At Bloomington, Jon Stanbrough won the feature for sprint cars on Friday's race card at Bloomington Speedway.
Stanbrough won his heat and main event for sprint cars with Brent Beachamp second and Dave Darland third. Other winners were Chad Combs in UMP modifieds, Troy Clark in UMP super stocks and Lucas Jackson in hornets.
The Sheldon Kinser Memorial for sprint cars headlines this week's card at the track.
Heat winners — Bub Cummings, Dave Darland, Jon Stanbrough, Brent Beauchamp (B-main).
Feature — Stanbrough, Beauchamp, Darland, Brady Short, Cummings, Kent Christian, Jordan Kinser, Chase Briscoe, Richard Vander Weerd, Jace Vander Weerd, Josh Cunningham, Danny Holtsclaw, Jared Fox, Dakota Jackson, A.J. Francis.
Heat winners — John Demoss, Matt Boknecht, Chad Combs.
Feature — Combs, Boknecht, Richie Lex, Demoss, Greg Amick, Clint Demoss, Mike Bechelli, Jeff Deckard, Dennis Boknecht, Brian Yeatman.
UMP super stocks
Heat winners — Chris Hillman, Troy Clark, Steve Hollars, Travis Howe (B-main).
Feature — Clark, Brad Cummings, Tyler Cain, Winston Howe, Hollars, Chris Hillman, Dustin Shoulders, Kenny Carmichael, Travis Howe, Roy Bruce Jr.
Heat winners — Lucas Jackson, Justin Patterson, Greg Garrison.
Feature — Jackson, Bryson Clark, Patterson, Kansas Cox, Matt Hamilton, Cody Lawrence, Felisha Deweese, Brandon Fehrenbach, Luke Bland, Mike Miller.
• Coons, Armstrong win — At Toledo, Ohio, Jerry Coons Jr. and Caleb Armstrong won features in U.S. Auto Club racing on Friday at Toledo Speedway.
Coons led the final 14 laps to win the 100-lap Rollie Beale 100 for Silver Crown cars.
Bobby East led the first 86 turns and was second with Bobby Santos third. Kody Swanson placed fourth and will take a 17-point lead over East into July 26 action at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Caleb Armstrong led all the way to win the 30-lap feature for midgets with Dalton Armstrong second and Kyle Hamilton third.
Darren Hagen was seventh and took a 176-point lead over Tracy Hines into action on Saturday in Illinois.
Silver Crown cars
Fast qualifier — Bobby East.
Feature — Jerry Coons Jr., East, Bobby Santos, Kody Swanson, Tracy Hines, Kyle Hamilton, Tanner Swanson, A.J. Fike, Levi Jones, Jacob Wilson, Bud Kaeding, Eric Gordon, Brian Tyler, Doug Berryman, Taylor Ferns.
USAC SC point leaders — Kody Swanson 222, East 205, Coons 199, Kaeding 184, Jones 183.
Fast qualifier — Hamilton.
Heat winners — Darren Hagen, Nick Drake, Tanner Swanson.
Feature — Caleb Armstrong, Dalton Armstrong, Hamilton, Mario Clouser, East, Santos, Hagen, Kyle Larson, Tanner Swanson, Kody Swanson, Hines, Rico Abreu, Bryan Clauson, Ferns, David Byrne.
• Havoc split — The Terre Haute Havoc 8U team defeated Crawfordsville 21-9 on Saturday and lost 6-4 to Ellettsville Dynamite. In the victory, Dylan Zentko had four hits, and Drew Cook and Caden Schrader added three hits apiece.
James Grounds held off Conor Strain to win the Brazil YMCA Firecracker 5K on Saturday.
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New hockey team to play at Indiana fairgrounds
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The owners of a new minor league hockey franchise plan to make the renovated Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum its home starting next year.
METRO ROUNDUP: Jack McVicker brings home trophies from around world
Back in Terre Haute after weeks of traveling around the world, Jack McVicker can show off more awards from his successes in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
North football advances to Class 5A Final Four
Visiting Bloomington North threatened North's attempt at its first-ever regional championship by scoring on back-to-back possessions in the middle of Friday night's game.
But the Patriots never buckled, eventually rolling to a 56-21 victory that sets up a semistate game in Indianapolis somewhere next Friday. The Patriots will play Indianapolis Cathedral at a site yet to be named.
METRO ROUNDUP: Rose men to face PSU-Behrend in NCAA tourney
Rose-Hulman’s men’s soccer team will travel to Penn State-Behrend for a 6 p.m. match Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA Division III men’s soccer championships.
METRO ROUNDUP: Rose women’s tennis in HCAC championship
With a 5-0 sweep of Franklin on Saturday, the Rose-Hulman women’s tennis team is headed to today’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship.
METRO ROUNDUP: Rose senior sets cross country record
Senior Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery set a school record cross country and finished second in a field of 397 runners at the #JennaStrong Fall Classic at Wilmington College on Friday afternoon.
Class 5A No. 2 TH North rides high in Bloomington thriller
Terre Haute North is ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press Class 5A football poll, the loftiest perch the Patriots have ever enjoyed.
Unfancied Bloomington South didn't care.
In one of the most compelling high school football games in North's history, the Patriots survived an almighty scare, but defeated Bloomington South 51-47 in a wild and crazy, end-to-end Conference Indiana contest on Friday that featured 1,283 yards of total offense.
Indiana State hoops trio enjoyed offseason overseas development trips
Anyone who has visited a foreign land knows how much it can enrich one’s life.
Indiana State men’s basketball players Manny Arop, Brandon Burnett and Justin Gant all learned that first-hand as each went on separate international trips this season.
METRO ROUNDUP: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods soccer comes up short in homecoming match
St. Mary-of-the-Woods dominated possession but lost on the scoreboard Saturday afternoon, falling 3-1 to Marygrove in a battle of top-10 USCAA teams in the Pomeroys’ homecoming match.
Metro roundup: ISU volleyball drops MVC opener to Southern Illinois 3-0
The Indiana State volleyball team went spike for spike with visiting Southern Illinois on Friday night in the ISU Arena but could not pull out a victory as the Salukis won 25-22, 29-27, 25-20 in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.
Super Kids Triathlon is Saturday at YMCA, Fairbanks Park
The Vigo County YMCA and Crossroads Events are partnering to host the Super Kids Triathlon on Saturday at the YMCA and Fairbanks Park.
On home course, Northview could be favorite in girls golf sectional
Postseason competition for fall high school sports begins Saturday with sectional tournaments scheduled for girls golf teams.
Most Wabash Valley teams will vie for honors at the Northview Sectional at Forest Park. Others will be in the North Daviess Sectional at the Country Club of Old Vincennes.
METRO ROUNDUP: ISU golf shoots school-record score
The Indiana State women’s golf team broke the school record for team low 18-hole round as they battled their way to a second-place finish out of 13 schools at the 2013 Chicago State University Cougar Golf Classic today on the Starboard Course at Harborside International.
METRO ROUNDUP: Doll knocks down 20 kills in ISU volleyball win
Indiana State’s volleyball team picked up a victory Saturday morning by defeating Robert Morris 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 14-25, 25-19) at the Wright State Invitational.
METRO: ISU softball team to start fall schedule on Sunday
The Indiana State softball team is set to open the fall portion of its schedule Sunday against Heartland Community College in a doubleheader at Price Field.
METRO ROUNDUP: Indiana State volleyball improves to 4-2
Three Sycamores had double-figure kills Saturday as Indiana State wrapped up its participation in the Campbell Hampton Inn of Holly Springs Invitational with a 25-11, 25-19, 25-21 college volleyball victory over North Carolina Central.
ISU (4-2) has its home opener Tuesday against IUPUI.
METRO ROUNDUP: ISU volleyball tops Chicago State to improve to 2-1
The Indiana State volleyball team survived a tough Chicago State squad as the Sycamores swept the Cougars 3-0 (25-21, 25-12, 31-29) in a non-conference mid-week battle Tuesday.
METRO ROUNDUP: ISU soccer wins its season opener
Sophomore Kate Johnson sent in the game-winning goal from 20 yards out in the 106th minute to give the Sycamores a 2-1 win over the Eagles of Georgia Southern in their season opener Friday.
Indy schools seek records on state takeovers
INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Public Schools leaders are seeking state records on the 2011 takeover of four schools amid questions about the integrity of the state’s A-F school grading formula.
METRO ROUNDUP: Farris, Kyle nab club titles
Two golf course championships were concluded Sunday, with Troy Farris and Bob Kyle claiming titles.
Post 346 eliminated from American Legion Great Lakes Regional
Three one-run rallies in 21 innings wasn’t quite enough for Wayne Newton Post 346, which saw its American Legion baseball season end with a 3-1 loss to Plover, Wis., Saturday at the Great Lakes National Regional at Bob Warn Field.
Terre Haute opens its doors to American Legion regional
The success of the Wayne Newton Post 346 baseball team in recent years has not only given manager John Hayes a chance to match wits with the best American Legion baseball programs in the nation, but it’s also given him a chance to see the sites.
The sites of the games that is. For good and for worse.
Giullespie, Finn each pick up pair of wins at Clark County Fair
Ronnie Gillespie and J.D. Finn each drove two winners in harness racing action Saturday evening at the Clark County Fair.
Semifinals set for Terre Haute womens' city golf tournament
Semifinal matches are set for the Terre Haute women’s city golf tournament today at Hulman Links.
Terre Haute South High School girls golf and basketball coach Cara Stuckey, the defending city champion, began her bid for a 10th title by defeating Eileen Mann on Saturday.
COLLEGE REPORT: Watson, Seliger move on in strength and conditioning careers
Three members of the Indiana State athletics strength and conditioning staff, including two from Terre Haute, have advanced their careers and moved on to other opportunities.
Daniel Watson, former graduate assistant from Terre Haute North, has been hired by Rocky Mountain College to serve an assistant football coach and the head strength and conditioning coach.
Matt Seliger, also a former graduate assistant and North Patriot, has been hired by Athletes’ Performance in Frisco, Texas, to serve as an intern.
Next for Phegley: The art of MLB catching
Hitting alone will keep Phegley at the major league level for what promises to be a solid career, but for Phegley to truly hone his craft and make All-Star strides at the Major League level he will have to become a complete catcher.
METRO ROUNDUP: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods names Feller new softball coach
Mark Feller has been named the new softball coach at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, replacing Gary Rodgers after five seasons with the Pomeroys.
SMWC athletic director Deanna Bradley announced the hiring Tuesday.
Phegley hits first career HR for White Sox
If you blink, you might miss another Josh Phegley milestone.
Two days after his Major League Baseball debut, Phegley hit his first career home run in the Chicago White Sox 3-1 loss at Tampa Bay on Sunday.
METRO ROUNDUP: Post 346 splits pair of Legion games
Terre Haute Wayne Newton Post 346 split a pair of games at the American Legion Moline Tournament on Saturday.
Post 346 fell in its first game 4-2 at the hands of host Moline Post 246. Post 346 recovered and won its nightcap 5-2 against Elgin, Ill. Post 57.
Royers post low score at Firecracker Open
Rusty and Jon Royer had the low score in the Firecracker Open played Thursday at Hulman Links.
The Royers carded an 8—under—par 64 to win the parent—child division in the Terrre Haute Golf Association two—man event comprised of three six—round segments.
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