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October 23, 2012

RAMBLIN’ RECK: Indiana sports fans treated to a successful weekend

TERRE HAUTE —



Lots of sports fans around Hoosierland should have been in a good mood Monday morning as a result of action in Indianapolis on Sunday.

The Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx 87-78 to win their first WNBA championship and the first pro basketball title for hoops-crazy Indy since 1973, when the Pacers won their last ABA championship.

They did it in front of a boisterous crowd in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Tamika Catchings has been in the league for 11 seasons and was able to add the WNBA title to those she has won in college, in the Olympics and overseas.

She was named the MVP and thanked the fans for all their support in the playoffs. Legendary coach Pat Summitt was one of those in the stands for what turned out to be the final game.

Earlier in the day, the Colts held off Cleveland 17-13 and now are 3-3 for the season. That is one more win than all of last season and is about what many fans thought they might be lucky to win this season.

Now, they are in second place in the AFC South and some folks actually are talking playoff potential. That might not happen, but the Colts figure to win a few more games.

• Tournament continues — Second-round games will be played in the Indiana high school football tournament this week.

Two undefeated teams won their openers in the first round and will try to keep their record clean this week with Linton facing Perry Central and North Vermillion taking on North Central, loser only to NV and Linton during the season.

We failed to mention North Vermillion last week as one of the teams finishing strong in the regular season. My bad.

Casey and Robinson both earned spots in the Illinois football playoffs that begin this week, and the undefeated Warriors have a home game against Carmi in Class 2A on Saturday while the Maroons hit the road to play a 3A game with Benton.

In volleyball, Clay City and Riverton Parke are the two teams from the area that won sectional titles in Class A competition.

Other winners in sectional play last week — all by 3-0 counts — were Eastern over Linton, Martinsville over Plainfield and Edgewood over Owen Valley.

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