TERRE HAUTE —
A little bit of high school football and volleyball:
The regular season ended for Illinois teams last week and the postseason begins this week.
Casey ended the season 9-0 — the sixth time in seven seasons for the Warriors to be undefeated. Quite a record.
The last time coach Keith Sinclair’s team lost in the regular season was 2006. Since then, the Warriors have won 39 straight games in the regular season.
The Warriors are seeded No. 2 in Class 2A for the playoffs and begin postseason play at home against Carmi-White County.
Marshall had another 8-1 campaign, with the Lions losing only to Casey in overtime. The Warriors have accounted for Marshall’s lone defeat in most of the recent seasons.
Likewise, another nice record.
Coach Todd Evers’ team is a No. 4 seed and also will begin the postseason at home but will have a tough matchup to open the playoffs, meeting No. 5 seed Maroa-Forsyth. That team ended the Lions’ season last year.
Good luck to the Lions, Warriors and to Paris, which won five of its last six games to make the Class 3A playoffs and travels to St. Joe-Ogden in a Friday night game.
Red Hill is another team in the playoffs. Terre Haute native Bill Evans has coached the Salukis for a long time and his team takes on Villa Grove in Class 1A action. Good luck to the Salukis.
In Indiana, tournament play began last week and it didn’t go so well for some of the top teams in Class 5A.
No. 1-ranked Warren Central, the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference champ and defending state champ, lost to a ranked Lawrence Central team 35-14.
Warren Central was the only Indiana team to be ranked in the USA Today poll last week at No. 21 but likely will drop out this week.
Other top MIC teams to lose were Center Grove to Columbus East 27-13 and Ben Davis to Pike 45-38 in overtime.
Terre Haute North was one of the MIC teams to win and meets Pike this week. Carmel also won, defeating McCutcheon, and faces 9-1 Fishers in the second round.
North will be joined in action by Valley teams Linton, West Vigo, Rockville, Northview and North Vermillion in second-round sectional action. May they all win and get ready for sectional championship contests.
Terre Haute South, Rockville and North Central volleyball teams will be in action tonight in single-match regionals.
Another team in the regional round is Brown County, which defeated Edgewood in three games to win its first sectional championship. The Eagles face Silver Creek tonight.
Eastern won its sectional as expected, besting Linton and South Knox on Saturday, and will face Covenant Christian. Linton was the only team to win a game from Eastern in the sectional.
• Tom-Cattin’ It — Greg Kinnaman has been named the new baseball coach at Sullivan.
Kinnaman played for the Golden Arrows and was on a team that went to the semistate.
Jill Flater has resigned as the softball coach at Linton. She took two teams to the state finals.
• Butler is a unanimous pick to win the Horizon League men’s basketball title. Shelvin Mack is the preseason pick to be player of the year and Matt Howard is a preseason all-league pick.
The University of Indianapolis women’s basketball team is picked to win the Great Lakes Valley Conference East title and Terre Haute North grad Samantha Meissel is one of 16 Division II players to rate preseason All-America honors by the Division II Bulletin. Her team is a No. 6 pick in the same publication.
• Texas and San Francisco begin World Series play this week. Indianapolis Cathedral grad Tommy Hunter is one of the Texas pitchers.
TV ratings for the championship series in baseball were up from the first round, when football outdrew them in almost all cases, sometimes by big margins.
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TERRE HAUTE —
A little bit of high school football and volleyball:
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Ramblin’ Reck: It’s officially Tourney Time in the Valley
The regular season now has ended for most high school and college basketball teams in the area. It’s Tourney Time.
Ramblin Reck: Cloverdale riding 10-game winning streak
Illinois high school boys basketball teams commenced postseason play Monday night and teams in Indiana are set to close out the regular season. Two of the teams with top marks in the area are Cloverdale and Clay City and they met last Saturday to cap a good week of basketball.
Ramblin’ Reck: Regular season winding down in high school basketball
Time flies when you’re having fun … and playing basketball.
It’s hard to believe that the regular season ends this week for high school basketball teams that we cover in Illinois. The postseason begins next Monday.
Paris, Casey and Marshall have the top marks and Robinson has had some good wins playing a tough schedule.
Ramblin’ Reck: Grizzlies shoot, make just one free throw in win
Memphis defeated Atlanta 79-76. The big point about this game is that the Grizzlies shot just one free throw in the game — and made it. That is an unofficial record for the shot-clock era.
Ramblin' Reck: Upsets leave Syracuse in No. 1 spot
A wild week of men’s college basketball action ended Sunday with Indiana’s Hoosiers knocking off Big Ten leader Michigan 63-52.
Ramblin’ Reck: Even after 20-point loss, Sycamores move up to 51st in RPI
Checking out some basketball polls and rankings -- colleges first:
In spite of losing to Wichita State, Indiana State moved up to 51st in the weekly RPI totals from 63. Some other rankings: Kansas 1, Wisconsin 4, Villanova 5, Wichita State 9, Creighton 10, Illinois 58, Northern Iowa 70, Indiana 77, Missouri State 78, Purdue 87, Butler 90, Notre Dame 94, Illinois State 108.
Ramblin' Reck: After snow, busy week in prep basketball
Because of lots of snow and ice, high school basketball action was limited in the area last week. This week promises to be a busy one, especially with better weather conditions in the forecast. Some key prep boys games are slated, two of them tonight.
Ramblin' Reck: Both ISU basketball teams off to strong starts in MVC
College basketball teams have commenced league play and it's nice to see Indiana State teams in the top spot in the Missouri Valley Conference standings.
Ramblin’ Reck: College basketball season races start to get serious
The preliminaries are over and college conference teams start playing each other tonight with league titles and possible NCAA berths on the line.
A few words of wisdom for this Christmas season
Tis the day before Christmas, a day set aside for observing the birth of Jesus Christ.
Merry Christmas to you all and your loved ones. We'll take this time to publish some words of wisdom from one of the cards sent our way – this person is No. 1 among card senders in our book. To wit:
Ramblin' Reck: Broncos QB Manning gets early accolade
The National Football League season has not ended but one of the top players has received a top honor. Denver quarterback Peyton Manning has been named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated. With the great season he has had, he should be a top candidate for NFL Player of the Year.
Ramblin’ Reck: Thanks to snow, hectic high school slate tonight
Due to last week’s snowfall, tonight’s boys high school basketball schedule is akin to a Friday night in the area.
Ramblin' Reck: Final BCS national title picture still unclear
With one improbable finish and another near-upset last week, the question of which teams are best in college football remains clouded, especially in regards to the national championship game.
Ramblin’ Reck: College football race should clear up this week
We should have a better idea of which teams are best in college football after games this week with top teams meeting their biggest rivals.
Rambling Reck: Big victories for Sycamores, Engineers
It was another busy weekend in sports with lots of highlights.
RAMBLIN RECK: Recalling events of 50 years ago
Monday was Veterans Day and it seemed to be a good time to recall some events of 50 years ago.
Ramblin' Reck: Valley football season winding down
There’s a bit of a lull in high school athletics right now, but not for members of five football teams in the Wabash Valley.
Those teams will be out to keep their title hopes and postseason alive this weekend.
Tom Reck: Postseason prep action heats up this week
High school postseason competition fills the Tribune-Star sports schedules this week.
Expect some frosty games in Fall Classic
It’s October and time for the Fall Classic.
Tom Reck: Fans enjoyed a high-drama sports weekend
High drama prevailed in more than one weekend sports contest.
Rolling Colts appear to be the real deal
Some of Monday’s headlines in sports pages pretty well summed up another interesting weekend in the National Football League.
Fun season continues for Pirates
Postseason baseball begins tonight and I can root for my team for the first time since 1992.
I’ve followed the Pittsburgh Pirates most of my life — I was born and lived in Indianapolis until 1950, and the Indians then were affiliated with Pittsburgh just as they are now.
NFL season offering some early surprises
The third week of the National Football League ended Monday night when Oakland played at Denver. Some interesting results cropped up in headlines and stories in Monday’s newspapers and were hashed out on some Sunday night sports shows.
NFL QBs rack up some big numbers
Sunday was a good day for quarterbacks in the National Football League, with lots of points and yardage racked up by some of them.
Friday the 13th offers intriguing matchups
\It is the only Friday the 13th of the fall, and some interesting high school football games are scheduled in the area on that date.
Opening week was a fun one for FCS teams
The college football season officially is under way and FCS teams had some fun against BCS opponents.
College football season is finally here
College football kicks off this week with games slated for Thursday and Saturday.
Tom Reck: NL Central offers baseball’s best divisional race
Checking the major league baseball standings, you will find that the closest race in either league is in the National League Central, with 21⁄2 games separating the top three teams.
RAMBLIN RECK: Pigskin soon to fly on campus
The first kickoffs for college football games are slated at the end of the month, and national publications continue to release their preseason rankings.
Braves are rolling; most other races tight
With less than two months left in the major league baseball season, close races are probable in most divisions but not the National League East.
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