TERRE HAUTE —
A pair of championship games in the Vigo County middle school boys basketball tournament will be played today in West Vigo High School’s main gym.
At 6 p.m., Woodrow Wilson will take on Sarah Scott for the sixth-grade title. Then at about 7:30, Wilson and Honey Creek will tangle for the seventh-grade crown.
In Tuesday semifinal results not already published in the Tribune-Star, Wilson’s sixth-graders defeated Otter Creek 30-22 as Griffin Comer paced the winners with nine points and Wilson’s seventh-graders knocked off Otter Creek 53-30 as Dexter Shouse pumped in 27 points for the triumphant Warriors.
Gage Manuel led the Otters’ sixth-graders with nine points and K.C. Bender paced the Otters’ seventh-graders with eight points.
• Sycamores honored — The Indiana State football trio of FN Lutz III, Tanner Riley and Mark Sewall have been named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic Team as announced Wednesday by the league office.
The MVFC All-Academic Team is determined by a postseason vote of conference sports information directors.
Lutz, a senior offensive lineman with a 3.32 grade-point average in criminology, was named to the MVFC All-Academic Team after picking up a spot on the All-MVFC second team earlier this week. Lutz was a first team selection in 2011 as well as an honorable mention pick in 2010. Lutz is now a three-time selection to the MVFC All-Academic Team. In 2013, Lutz returned from missing the entire 2012 campaign by playing and starting in all 12 games at the center position. The Sycamores’ offense averaged more than 20 points per game in 2013.
Riley, a senior wide receiver with a 3.45 GPA in marketing, was named to the MVFC All-Academic Team after earlier this week being named to the All-MVFC honorable-mention squad. Riley finished as the Sycamores’ leading receiver with 42 pass receptions for 397 yards and one touchdown. Earlier in his career, Riley was a MVFC All-Academic selection in 2012 and earned MVFC and National Special Teams Player Of The Week last season for his 93-yard kickoff return for a TD against Missouri State.
Sewall, a sophomore defensive back with a 3.48 GPA in marketing, also was named to the MVFC All-Academic Team after he was tabbed an All-MVFC honorable-mention selection this postseason. Sewall finished as the Sycamores’ third-leading tackler with 87 total tackles, including five for a loss. He paced the Sycamores with three interceptions and accumulated four pass breakups. Sewall was an All-MVFC Newcomer selection in 2012.
• Reed named NSCAA Great Lakes Region third team — Indiana State freshman forward Abby Reed has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) third team, according to an announcement by the organization Wednesday.
She picked up the first honors for the Indiana State team since 2010 and is one of five freshman among the first, second and third teams.
Reed recently completed an outstanding campaign for the Sycamores in 2013, posting a team-high 10 goals and two assists for 21 points. The first-team All-MVC selection also set the single-season record for goals with 10 as she helped her squad complete the first winning season in the 13-year program history with a 10-9-0 overall record. In addition, the 4-2-0 record in the Missouri Valley Conference was the best finish ever by an ISU team.
She also helped her team advance to the MVC tournament championship for the second consecutive season.
The Rockford, Ill. native also posted a .222 shot percentage (45 shots) and a .556 shots-on-goal percentage (45 shots on goal). She made two game-winning goals in 2013 while playing and starting in 17 games.
The first-team All-MVC pick also was selected to the MVC All-Freshman squad and MVC All-Tournament team while earning MVC Offensive Player of the Week honors in the final week of the regular season. She earned the honor after scoring the golden goal against Drake in the regular-season finale to clinch second place and the No. 2 seed in the MVC tournament.
Reed’s selection to the third team is the second NSCAA Great Lakes Region honor for ISU in program history as Alison Gasparovich made the second team in 2010. She also is one of two players from the Missouri Valley Conference to make a team, as Illinois State and MVC Player of the Year Rachel Tejada received first-team recognition.
• Rose honored for academics too — The Rose-Hulman athletic department leads the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with 46 academic all-conference honorees during the fall 2013 season, according to final results released by the league office Wednesday.
The football team led the award list with 17 academic all-conference award winners. Men’s cross country had eight award winners, men’s soccer added seven and women’s soccer had six to lead the fall teams 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.
2013-14 Rose-Hulman Academic All-HCAC honorees (46) — Aaron Abbott, football; Matt Angel, football; Drew Belk, men’s soccer; Matthew Billingsley, men’s cross country; Nick Buchta, football; T.J. Chin, football; Lucinda Combs, women’s soccer; Kate Dangel, volleyball; Jacob Dye, football; Zac Erba, football; Becca Evans, women’s soccer; John Harn, men’s cross country; Derek Heeger, men’s cross country; Josh Hoptry, football; Alec Houpt, men’s soccer; Marshall Ishmael, men’s soccer; Sarah Jensen, volleyball; Spencer Johnson, men’s soccer; Rachel Johnstone, women’s soccer; Ryan Landwehr, football; Craig Larew, football; Michael Laritz, football; Alex Leversen, men’s cross country; Kevin Ly, men’s cross country; Katie Maier, women’s soccer; Kevin Mauser, men’s cross country; Mallory McDevitt, women’s soccer; Lauren Miller, women’s tennis; Tanner Mitchell, football; Kevin O’Dowd, football; Haley O’Neil, women’s soccer; Claire Raycraft, volleyball; Cody Reynolds, men’s soccer; Tyler Rockwood, football; Patrick Salay, men’s cross country; Chris Sander, football; Mike Schiff, men’s soccer; Ashley Schumacher, women’s cross country; Dieter Schultz, men’s soccer; Jaclyn Smith, women’s golf; Kyle Smolarek, men’s cross country; Brian Soller, football; Marie Stettler, women’s tennis; Colleen Stevenson, women’s tennis; Eric Taylor, football; and Joseph Woodley, football.
TERRE HAUTE —
A pair of championship games in the Vigo County middle school boys basketball tournament will be played today in West Vigo High School’s main gym.
Metro sports: Rose-Hulman picks up baseball win
A late run in the eighth-inning broke a 4-all tie and proved to be the game winner for Rockford College in a 5-4 decision over the Rose-Hulman baseball team Friday at the Chain of Lakes Complex.
Metro Sports: Sycamores to be represented at NCAA indoors
Three members of the Indiana State track and field team will compete in the 2014 NCAA indoor championships March 14-15 at Albuquerque, N.M. Senior Greggmar Swift will represent the men, while sophomore Katie Wise and senior Mary Theisen will represent the women.
Rose’s Strickland named HCAC MVP again, Shaw wins Coach of the Year
Rose-Hulman senior guard Julian Strickland has been named the 2013-2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player and headlines the 12-member All-HCAC first and second teams for men’s basketball, according to an announcement from the league Tuesday.
It is the second straight HCAC MVP honor for Strickland, becoming the first player since Franklin’s Jason Sibley (1997-98 and 1998-99) to earn back-to-back MVP awards. Sibley was a graduate of Terre Haute South High School.
Metro roundup: Rose baseball loses 7-0 in Florida
Mount Union University remained unbeaten this baseball season with a 7-0 victory over Rose-Hulman in a rain-shortened game Tuesday.
Mount Union improved to 5-0 when the game was called after eight innings due to significant rain.
Rose meets Wheaton in NCAA opener
Rose-Hulman will open its third straight trip to the NCAA Division III basketball tournament at 5:30 p.m. Friday when the Engineers play Wheaton in a four-team regional hosted by Hope College.
Metro: No ISU baseball today; home opener now Friday
Indiana State’s baseball home opener that was to be played today has been pushed back, according to Sycamore head coach Mitch Hannahs.
Engineers, Hanover to vie for HCAC title
For the second year in a row, the men’s basketball teams of Rose-Hulman and Hanover will square off for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship in Terre Haute.
Metro: ISU softball win streak reaches 6
Indiana State improved its college softball winning streak to six games Friday by beating Wright State 4-3 and IUPUI 3-2 on the opening day of the Holiday Inn Hilltopper Classic.
Rose coach expects wide-open race for HCAC title
Both Rose-Hulman basketball programs hope their teams will still be talked about in the Wabash Valley media after this weekend when they compete in their Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournaments.
Metro roundup: Hutson awarded USA Track and Field grant
Terre Haute native and 2016 Olympic hopeful Kylie Hutson was awarded a $7,000 grant from the USA Track and Field Foundation.
Rose coach still ‘hanging around’
Approaching the start of his 25th season as Rose-Hulman’s baseball coach, Jeff Jenkins remembers some of his 601 victories, most of his teams’ highlights from five NCAA Division III tournament appearances and pretty much all of Art Nehf Field’s significant upgrades. He also can count on one hand how many times that umpires have tossed him from a game — two.
Rose-Hulman men lose game, gain co-HCAC title
Despite a loss at Mount St. Joseph on Saturday afternoon, the Rose-Hulman men’s basketball team earned a share of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference title and will host the semifinal and championship rounds of this week’s league tournament.
Mount St. Joseph improved to 16-8 overall and finished fourth in the league standings after a 69-57 victory. Rose completed its regular season with a 20-5 mark for the sixth 20-win season in its men’s basketball history.
Female Engineers climb into HCAC tourney with win at Mount St. Joseph
Led by 16 points from senior Kelsey Ploof, the Rose-Hulman women’s basketball team defeated Mount St. Joseph 58-51 in its regular-season finale Saturday to clinch the final spot in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament.
The Engineers (10-15, 8-10 HCAC) earned the sixth seed in the upcoming league tournament and will face Franklin in the quarterfinals Friday at tournament host Transylvania in Lexington, Ky. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.
Metro roundup: Rose-Hulman men clinch share of HCAC title
Rose-Hulman clinched at least a share of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball championship and will host the league tournament starting Feb. 28 after winning 71-69 at Franklin on Wednesday night.
Rose’s Alec Houpt hopes to make fifth Division III tournament appearance
Is Alec Houpt the good-luck charm for Rose-Hulman athletics?
Should his likeness appear on a box of Lucky Charms cereal?
Houpt admits he’s not a star in any sport, yet he’s been a member of four teams that have advanced to the NCAA Division III tournament. They were men’s soccer as a sophomore (2011) and senior (2013) and men’s basketball as a sophomore (2011-12) and junior (2012-13).
Streaking Engineers return to national poll
Rose-Hulman’s men’s basketball team has earned a national ranking for the first time this season, reaching the No. 24 spot in the d3hoops.com national top 25 poll released Monday.
Metro Roundup: Rose-Hulman's Montgomery wins HCAC award again
Rose-Hulman’s Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week for the third time this season after a historic performance on Friday.
Shaw wins 300th for first-place Engineers
Rose-Hulman’s Jim Shaw became the second men's basketball coach in program history to win 300 career games as the Fightin' Engineers rallied to defeat Bluffton University 61-55 on Saturday afternoon.
Rose-Hulman outscored Bluffton 39-15 in the second half to overcome an 18-point halftime deficit and improve to 19-4 on the season. The Engineers are also 14-2 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play and maintain a one-game lead over Defiance in the conference standings. Rose-Hulman needs one win in its last two games to secure hosting rights for the HCAC Tournament.
Rose’s Jim Shaw nearing 300 victories
Rose-Hulman hits the road for Bluffton and a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball matchup at 3 p.m. today.
Metro roundup: Rose-Hulman's Strickland earns national D-III honor
Rose-Hulman senior Julian Strickland has been named to the d3hoops.com National Team of the Week for his efforts in last week’s two men’s basketball victories.
Strickland, other Rose seniors play final home game tonight
Rose-Hulman will play host to Hanover in Senior Night men’s basketball at 7:30 tonight in Hulbert Arena.
The Engineers lead Defiance by one game and Hanover by two in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings entering their final regular-season home game.
Metro roundup: Sycamores, UNI to be national ESPNU game
Indiana State’s final men’s home game of the college basketball season has been chosen for ESPNU’s 1 p.m. telecast on March 1. It’s Senior Day for the Sycamores.
Strickland erupts for 41 in Rose-Hulman victory
Rose-Hulman senior Julian Strickland scored a career-high 41 points to help lift the Engineers past Manchester 85-65 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon.
Strickland recorded the eighth 40-point game in the history of Rose men’s basketball in the contest. His effort joins Don Ings (four times from 1967-70), Bryan Egli (twice in 1999) and Ed Downey (once in 1963-64) as 40-point games on the list.
Rose Hulman’s Schultheis repeats as Athlete of the Week
Rose-Hulman’s Austin Schultheis has been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week for a second consecutive time.
Sole possession of first place in HCAC belongs to Shaw’s Engineers
The Rose-Hulman men’s basketball team took its first lead in more than 23 minutes with 1:23 left on the clock and then shut down the Defiance offense to clinch a 58-54 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory Saturday afternoon in Hulbert Arena.
Coach Jim Shaw’s Engineers (14-4, 10-2 HCAC) took over sole possession of first place in the conference with the win over the Yellow Jackets (9-3, 14-5), who entered the contest tied with Rose.
Freshmen lead Rose women to HCAC victory
Sparked by breakout performances from a pair of freshmen, the Rose-Hulman women’s basketball team held on to defeat Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Defiance 69-59 Saturday afternoon in Hulbert Arena.
Six-foot-2 forward Josie Schmidt was two shy of her career high with a game-high 17 points. She added five rebounds and a block in an 8-for-14 performance from the field. Classmate Abbie Marshall had one of her best games of the season, totaling a career-best 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting to go along with seven boards, five assists and four steals.
Rose, Defiance to battle for first place today
Rose-Hulman and Defiance will square off in a battle for first place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball standings at 3 p.m. today in Hulbert Arena.
Rose-Hulman needs OT to beat Anderson
Rose-Hulman men¹s basketball coach Jim Shaw did not need a reminder that you
can¹t always judge a team by its records. But he got one anyway.
Anderson edges RHIT women
Shelby Shaffer snapped a 54-54 tie with two free throws at the 11-second
mark, and Anderson University held the Fightin' Engineers in the final
seconds to earn a 58-54 women's basketball victory over Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology on Wednesday night.
Metro roundup: Evans a national high jump qualifier
Rose-Hulman graduate student Liz Evans has qualified for the USATF Indoor Championships in high jump after clearing a career-best indoor height over the weekend.
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