News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 1, 2013

METRO ROUNDUP: Vigo County wins first Hall of Fame Cup

Tom Reck
Tribune-Star Correspondent

TERRE HAUTE — The inaugural Hall of Fame Cup golf action went down to the wire at Hulman Links on Sunday.

With one score yet to be reported, the Vigo County team had a 6-5 edge in the two-day totals.

Mike Wright and Troy Farris tied in their match, giving the Vigo County team a 61⁄2-51⁄2 victory. If Farris had won the match, a playoff would have been necessary to determine the winner in the Terre Haute Golf Association event pitting Vigo County against the rest of the Wabash Valley.

The teams were tied 2-2 following the conclusion of Saturday’s first round, which was competition between two-man teams. Singles matches were played Sunday.

Ted Kaperak fired a hole-in-one on No. 13 on Sunday, using a 3-wood for the 230-yard shot. He also had an ace in a Rea Park two-man event earlier this season and has recorded 11 aces overall.

Next up on the THGA schedule is the Firecracker Open, a two-man event that will be played at Hulman Links on Thursday. The city tournament will be played later in the month.


Hall of Fame Cup

Sunday’s results

Chris Cassell (VC) def. Ryan Luce (WV) 7 and 6

Chris Keen (WV) def. Ryan Roscoe (VC) 1 up

Dusty Jovanovich (WV) def. Travis Turpen (VC) 1 up

Brian Silvers (WV) def. Mike Roshel (VC) 4 and 3

Charlie Kluesner (VC) def. Bob Kyle (WV) 2 and 1

Ted Kaperak (VC) def. Rich Schelsky (WV) 3 and 2

Tom Jones (VC) def. Scott Hess (WV) 2 and 1

Troy Farris (WV) and Mike Wright (VC) tied

Saturday’s results

Schelsky-Farris (WV) def. Jones-Roscoe (VC)

Keen-Silvers (WV) def. Kaperak-Kluesner (VC)

Roshel-Turpen (VC) def. Hess-Kyle (WV)

Cassell-Wright (VC) def. Luce-Jovanovich



• Wayne Newton runner-up — At Paducah, Ky., Wayne Newton Post 346 reached the championship game of the Paducah Tournament for American Legion baseball on Sunday before suffering its only loss of the weekend.

After winning four straight games by at least eight runs, Post 346 ground out a 4-2 win over Columbia, Tenn., in Sunday’s first semifinal game, then lost 7-0 to Charleston, Mo.

Austin Hicks and T.J. Decker combined for the pitching win, with Zach Milam getting two hits and Cody Brock a double. Brock and Decker combined for all four of Terre Haute’s hits in the championship game.

Post 346 has a home game Tuesday against Sullivan, but Wednesday’s game against Clinton has been canceled.

Columbia, Tenn.    002    000    0    —    2    9    0

Wayne Newton Post 346    211    000    x    —    4    6    2

W — Hicks, 3-2. L — Wier. Sv — Decker (1).

Highlights — For Post 346, Zach Milam had 2 hits and Cody Brock a double.

Wayne Newton Post 346    000    000    0    —    0    4    3

Charleston, Mo.    101    005    x    —    7    8    2

W — Tignet. L — Brock, 1-1.

Highlights — For Post 346, Cody Brock and T.J. Decker had 2 hits each.

Next — Wayne Newton Post 346 (17-6) hosts Sullivan at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday’s game vs. Clinton has been cancelled.

• Rex 1, Springfield 0 — At Springfield, Ill., Kurt Kudrecki and Jake Weber combined for a four-hitter as the visitors recorded yet another shutout over the host Sliders.

Snapping a two-game losing streak, the Rex scored in the top of the sixth when Evan Heptig was hit by a pitch, Kyle Kempf singled, and a sacrifice by Will Colantono and a ground out by Brian Wolfe moved Heptig home.

Kudrecki allowed a one-out walk in the bottom of the seventh and was relieved by Weber, who earned his first save by immediately inducing a double play and then retiring the last six Sliders in order the last two innings. It was the ninth straight loss for Springfield.

The Rex open a two-game home series against the Hannibal Cavemen at 7:05 p.m. today.

In Saturday’s game at Danville, which was delayed by rain, the Rex lost to the Dans 5-0. Ricky Sanchez and Cody Gardner had the only hits for Terre Haute, as Kempf’s 23-game hitting streak came to an end.

Terre Haute    000    000    000    —    0    2    1

Danville    300    002    00x    —    5    8    0

W — Conyers, 3-0. L — Krugh, 0-2.

Terre Haute    000    001    000    —    1    6    0

Springfield    000    000    000    —    0    4    2

W — Kudrecki, 1-2. L — Kleekamp, 1-3. S — Weber (1).

Highlights — For the Rex, Kyle Kempf was 2 for 3 and Zack Evans, Nate Arnold, Nick Johnson and Cody Gardner also had hits.

Next — The Rex (16-12) host Hannibal at 7:05 p.m. today. Springfield is now 4-23.

X Games

n Gutish fifth — At Munich, Terre Haute’s Rachel Gutish placed fifth Sunday in the Global X Games women’s endurocross, a race rescheduled from Saturday because of heavy rains.

The Terre Haute North senior was as high as second in the standings and was still third when she crashed on a rocky uphill part of the course.



• Porter third — At Edwardsville, Ill., Keirra Porter of Terre Haute placed third in 15-16 long jump at the USA Youth Outdoor Track and Field Championships that ended Sunday.

Although she didn’t reach her personal-best jump in either competition, she was also 11th in the USA World Trials at Edwardsville earlier last week.

Auto racing

• Hines posts win — At Fountain, Colo., Tracy Hines won the feature in U.S. Auto Club midget racing Saturday at Pikes Peak International Raceway.

Hines led the final two laps to win the 30-lap main. Kyle Hamilton was fast qualifier and led 10 laps in the main event but finished sixth.


Saturday’s results

Fast qualifier — Kyle Hamilton.

Feature — Tracy Hines, Darren Hagen, Caleb Armstrong, Bobby Santos, Taylor Ferns, Hamilton, David Byrnes, Chad Nicholas, Kyle O’Gara, Dalton Armstrong, Bobby East.

• Rain halts action — Rain wiped out most of the action at Crossroads Dragway on Saturday. Josh Rogers bested Jebb Glover to win a Scheid Diesel Series race on Friday.

Fun Night runs are set for this Friday with regular racing and the rescheduled Bernie Mann Memorial Big Bucks No-Box race worth $4,000 to the winner on Saturday. Time runs are at 11:30 a.m.

Information and schedules may be obtained at or at 812-229-2167.

Friday’s results

Scheid Diesel Series — Josh Rogers of Rosedale, 1999 Dodge, def. Jebb Glover, 2005 Ford.