TERRE HAUTE —
Rose-Hulman freshman Orion Martin missed honorable-mention All-America honors by just one position at the NCAA Division III swimming national championships Friday.
Martin placed 17th in the men’s 100-yard butterfly with a time of 49.22 seconds. The top eight finishers qualify for All-America honors and placements nine through 16 earn honorable-mention accolades.
Senior John Craig Huster of Terre Haute added a 34th-place finish in the men’s 100 butterfly with a time of 50.35.
Martin also will compete in the 100 freestyle today and Huster’s remaining event is the 100 backstroke today.
n Change made — Due to cold temperatures in the forecast, there has been a change in schedule for the weekend series between Missouri State and Indiana State at Price Field.
The two teams were orginally scheduled to play a doubleheader Saturday and a single game on Sunday.
However, due to cold temperatures and a chance of rain Sunday, the teams will now play a single game at 4 p.m. today before playing the normally scheduled doubleheader at noon Saturday. All three games will still be played at Price Field.
• ISU recruit among top underclassmen — Greensburg’s Bryant McIntosh, an Indiana State recruit, was one of the top 15 underclassmen chosen Thursday by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.
The IBCA picked a 15-senior first team plus 135 honorable-mention selections and a 15-player underclass team with 115 more juniors, sophomores and freshmen earning honorable-mention status.
Top 15 seniors — Darryl Baker, Jeffersonville; V.J. Beachem, New Haven; Mike Crawford, Tipton; Devin Davis, Warren Central; Collin Hartman, Indianapolis Cathedral; Zak Irvin, Hamilton Southeastern; Demetrius Jackson, Mishawaka Marian; Mike Schlotman, Munster; Bryson Scott, Fort Wayne Northrop; Blake Simmons, Castle; Basil Smotherman, Lawrence North; Austin Torres, Penn; Zavier Turner, Pike; Michael Volovic, Carmel; Clay Yeo, Triton.
Honorable mention includes — Steven Bennett, New Castle; Calvin Blank, Terre Haute North; Tyler Brough, Eastern Greene; Blake Cesinger, Clay City; Nick Crays, North Daviess; Brodie Crowe, Shakamak; Dess Fougerousse and Austin Karazsia, Linton; Lane Mahurin, Rockville; Antonio Pipkin, Bowman Academy; Brenton Scott, Fort Wayne Northrop; Greg Spina, Martinsville; Jeffrey Turner, Terre Haute South.
Top 15 underclassmen — James Blackmon Jr., Fort Wayne Luers; Trevon Bluiett, Park Tudor; Aaron Brennan, Guerin Catholic; C.J. Coleman, Mt. Vernon (Fortville); Jalen Coleman, Indianapolis Cathedral; Ernie Duncan, Evansville Harrison; Grant Evans, Wapahani; Eron Gordon, Indianapolis North Central; JaQuan Lyle, Evansville Bosse; Trey Lyles, Indianapolis Tech; Bryant McIntosh, Greensburg; Zach McRoberts, Carmel; Mack Mercer, Plymouth; Tayler Persons, Kokomo; Tyler Wideman, Lake Central.
Honorable mention includes — Justin Brent, Speedway; Davon Dillard and Justin King, Bowman Academy; Jacob Johnson, Mooresville; Calvin McEwen, Clarksville; Kyle Robinson, Bloomfield; Troy Spears, Martinsville; Ethan Woodrow, Fountain Central.
• Junior All-Stars named — Indiana State recruit Bryant McIntosh of Greensburg is among the six-player core group of the Indiana Junior All-Stars who will meet the Indiana seniors and the Kentucky juniors in June.
Other members of the core group are James Blackmon Jr. of Fort Wayne Luers, Trevon Bluiett of Park Tudor, JaQuan Lyle of Evansville Bosse, Trey Lyles of Indianapolis Tech and Mack Mercer of Plymouth.
The six players in the North group are C.J. Coleman of Mt. Vernon (Fortville), Grant Evans of Wapahani, Aaron Korn of Frankton, D.J. McCall of Fort Wayne Concordia, Tayler Persons of Kokomo and Tyler Wideman of Lake Central.
In the SOuth group are Aaron Brennan of Guerin Catholic, Ernie Duncan of Evansville Harrison, Jacob Johnson of Mooresville, Zach McRoberts of Carmel, Sean Sellers of Greensburg and P.J. Thompson of Brebeuf.
• Marshall girls honored — Marshall’s girls team was honored recently, with three players breaking five school records and two of them achieving scoring milestones. Coach Kathy Miller was also named Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Co-Coach of the Year for Region 14.
Kaydie Grooms set records for most points in a season (559), most field goals in a season (215) and more free throws made in a season (129) for the 25-2 Lions. She scored her 1,000th point Jan. 19 against West Vigo and currently has 1,104 for her career, fifth on the all-time list.
Ariana Kuhn established a career record for assists (288) and also joined the 1,000-point club against West Vigo. She finished her career with 1,050 points, seventh-best all-time.
Breah Keim had 10 3-pointers in a game against Cumberland on Jan. 21 for another school record. Team awards were as follows.
Kaydie Grooms — Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, highest free-throw percentage, chairwoman of the boards, MVP, all-Little Illini Conference first team, IBCA first team.
Ariana Kuhn — Most assists, all-LIC first team, IBCA honorable mention.
Breah Keim — All-LIC first team.
Cheyenne Thompson — Sixth man, all-LIC honorable mention.
Tonia Bishop — Hustle Award.
Kylie Gilbert — Most Improved.
Hannah Bender — Mental Attitude.
Abbie Switzer — Team Player.
• Warriors feted — The Casey boys team celebrated its 2012-13 season at a banquet recently.
School records set during the season included 18 free throws in a game and 593 points in a season by Brandon Wolfe, who currently is sixth all-time with 1,344 points, and 328 assists in a career by Zack Murphy, whose 125 during the season was fourth-best all-time;
Varsity — Jordan Brandenburg, Brandon Wolfe, Zack Murphy, Sam Huisinga, A.J. McNeil, Trivette Scales, Matt McCown, Shawn McCown.
JV — Beau Biggs, Eli Hawker, Issac Elkins, Corey Carver, Peyton Chism, Dylan Lawrence, Taylor Yocum, Darius Fisher, Trey Thompson, Matt Wade, Dale Miller.
Wolfe — All-LIC first team, special mention AP all-state, honorable mention IBCA all-state, Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic all-tournament team, Charleston Times-Courier all-area team, Emrich free throw award, Warrior Award (no missed practices or games), co-MVP.
Scales — All-LIC first team, honorable mention AP all-state, Times-Courier all-area team, LIC-NTC all-star game, co-MVP.
Murphy — All-LIC second team, LIC all-academic team, Warrior Award.
M.McCown — All-LIC second team, LIC-NTC all-star game, Warrior Award.
McNeil — all-LIC honorable mention.
S.McCown — Most Improved, Warrior Award.
• Curry honored by MVC — Sophomore Landon Curry led the Indiana State baseball team with four runs scored during their series victory inside the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis and has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week as announced by the league office.
The Uniondale, Ind., native and Norwell High School product scored both of Indiana State’s runs in their 2-1 victory over the Golden Gophers on Friday night, including the game-winning run following a throwing error after Curry stole third base. The ISU sophomore added a two-run double in the ninth inning of the rubber match Sunday, capping a 9-4 Indiana State victory to clinch the series.
For the week, Curry also drove in three runs and stole two bases. Heading into action on Wednesday, the ISU centerfielder leads the conference with nine stolen bases. In the classroom, Curry carries a 3.81 GPA while majoring in Business.
To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.
Curry and the Sycamores open Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend, hosting Southern Illinois from today through Sunday.
• Engineers smart — The Rose-Hulman athletic department leads the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with 62 academic all-league awards from the fall and winter 2012-13 academic year, according to results released this week by the league office.
Rose-Hulman combined for 40 academic all-conference during the fall sports season and 22 more during the winter campaign.
The men’s track and field team led the way with 10 honorees, followed by football with eight. Men’s cross country had seven award winners, men’s soccer and volleyball tallied six each, and women’s soccer added five award winners for the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-League honoree list. The honor is named in recognition of the league’s first commissioner, who served the role from 1998-2008.
Academic all-conference student-athletes must follow the criteria of carrying a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average entering their playing season and be in at least their second year at the institution.
2012-13 Rose-Hulman fall & winter Academic All-HCAC honorees
Morgan Anderer, volleyball; Matt Angel, football; Emily Barker, women’s golf; Drew Belk, men’s soccer; Matt Billingsley, men’s cross country & indoor track; Kira Boswell, volleyball; Nick Buchta, football; Fletcher Carlson, men’s soccer; T.J. Chin, football; Creasy Clauser, women’s indoor track & field; Paige Cook, women’s tennis; Erin Cox, women’s indoor track & field; Collin Crowson, men’s indoor track & field; Kate Dangel, volleyball; Kevin Dorn, men’s swimming & diving; Zac Erba, football & indoor track; Rebecca Evans, women’s soccer; Derek Heeger, men’s cross country & indoor track; Alec Houpt, men’s basketball & soccer; Andy Hunkeler, men’s indoor track & field; Marshall Ishmael, men’s soccer; Spencer Johnson, men’s soccer; Grace Johnson-Bann, women’s tennis; Rachel Johnstone, women’s soccer; Celeste Kline, women’s swimming & diving; Ryan Landwehr, football; Greg Larmore, men’s indoor track & field; Matthew Lash, men’s cross country; Anna Lewer, volleyball; Peter Lokken, men’s indoor track & field; Kevin Ly, men’s cross country; Micah Matsushima, men’s indoor track & field; Nick McDonough, men’s basketball; Erika McGuire, volleyball; Melissa Montgomery, women’s tennis; Katherine Moravec, women’s cross country & indoor track; Jordan Nielson, men’s basketball; Kevin O’Dowd, football; Haley O’Neil, women’s soccer; Meredith Pitsch, women’s coccer; Nicole Richardson, women’s swimming & diving; Matt Ross, men’s swimming & diving; Logan Ryan, men’s swimming & diving; Patrick Salay, men’s cross country; Michael Schiff, men’s soccer; Amy Schleter, women’s soccer; Ashley Schumacher, women’s cross country & swimming; Kathryn Schmahl, volleyball; Nathan Smith, men’s indoor track & field; Kyle Smolarek, men’s cross country & indoor track; Brian Soller, football; Katelyn Stenger, women’s cross country; Marie Stettler, women’s tennis; Eric Taylor, football; Seth Troisi, men’s cross country.
TERRE HAUTE —
Rose-Hulman freshman Orion Martin missed honorable-mention All-America honors by just one position at the NCAA Division III swimming national championships Friday.
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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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