News From Terre Haute, Indiana


December 4, 2013

Metro: Boys county title games set for tonight

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.

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