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November 18, 2013

Rambling Reck: Big victories for Sycamores, Engineers

TERRE HAUTE — It was another busy weekend in sports with lots of highlights.

• Indiana State’s victory over Notre Dame in men’s basketball was big-time and gained lots of national exposure for the Sycamores. It was especially sweet following what had been a disappointing game against Belmont — which beat North Carolina at North Carolina on Sunday 83-80 mainly by hitting its free throws.

• Rose-Hulman achieved victories in soccer and football. The Engineers 1-0 victory over top-ranked Ohio Wesleyan in the NCAA Division III tournament was rightfully called the school’s biggest in soccer. Franklin & Marshall is up next for the Engineers

The football victory gave Rose-Hulman a share of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference title with Franklin.

 Franklin got the automatic bid in the Division III playoffs and will be the only Indiana team in the postseason competition. The Grizzlies got a home game with Washington of St. Louis.

• John Mascari running first in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in cross country was very impressive. But the Indiana State runner has been impressive all year and now has a chance to vie for honors in the NCAA Championships in his home town.

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• Tom-Cattin’ It — Indiana University has turned its men’s soccer season around at the right time. The Hoosiers defeated Michigan State 1-0 to win the Big Ten title and earn a spot in the NCAA action with an 8-11-1 record.

• The New York Giants got off to a bad start in the NFL but bested Green Bay on Sunday for their fourth straight victory. Steve Weatherford had a 53-yard punting average in the contest.

• Jack Taylor of Grinnell scored 109 points in 29 minutes of action in his team’s 173-123 victory over Crossroads of Minnesota. He set an NCAA record with 138 a year ago.

• R.J. Mahurin is leading 5-1 Indiana Wesleyan in scoring and rebounding with 18. 7 and 11.3 averages. IWU was unbeaten and ranked second in the NAIA until losing to IU-Southeast 93-81.

Lane Mahurin is averaging 5.5 points per game.

• Players from Paris earned all-conference honors in Apollo Conference football. Austin Temples made the honor team on offense and defense. Hunter Morris and Riley Spencer both made it on defense.

• Alek Copeland of North Central and Kynon Johnson of Sullivan are members of the Indianapolis Colts’ academic all-state football team.

• North Central’s eighth-grade volleyball team claimed the SWIAC championship by beating Eastern Greene, Union, Shakamak and Bloomfield in the finals.

• In early Sagarin basketball rankings, Wichita State was 23rd, Northern Iowa 67th and ISU 70th. The Sycamores should move up since Notre Dame was 25th in the rankings.

• Justin Halder is the new girls basketball coach at Martinsville High School in Illinois. He has been the junior high girls coach. The Bluestreaks hope to end a 77-game losing streak and opened against Marshall on Monday.

• University of Illinois basketball fans were disappointed that Cliff Alexander of Chicago Curie High School signed with Kansas.

• In case you missed it, Andrew McCutchen of Pittsburgh and Miguel Cabrera of Detroit earned MVP honors in baseball while Clint Hurdle of Pittsburgh and Terry Francona of Cleveland were voted top managers.

• Speedway football coach Denny Pelley says he is retiring after 38 years, the last 24 as coach of the Sparkplugs. His record was 290-134.

Tom Reck may be contacted by telephone at (812) 232-3231, by email at tm_reck@yahoo.com or by mail at 4284 South 5th Street, Apt. 3, Terre Haute, IN, 47802.

 

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Indiana Pacers' Jake Odum (23) takes a shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder during an NBA summer league basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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