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January 15, 2013

METRO ROUNDUP: Kevin Swindell wins Chili Bowl midget race

TULSA, Okla. — Kevin Swindell won the Chili Bowl race for midget cars for the fourth year in a row on Sunday at Tulsa Convention Center.

He took the lead on the 18th turn and led the rest of the way in the 55-lap event. Sammy Swindell was in the No. 1 starting slot to begin the race and finished second. Rounding out the top five, in order, behind the Swindells were Brad Sweet, Tim McCreadie and Dave Darland. Tony Stewart finished 15th.

Chili Bowl results

B-main winners — Gary Taylor, Jerry Coons Jr.

C-main winners — Bobby East, Alex Schutte.

Feature — Kevin Swindell, Sammy Swindell, Brad Sweet, Tim McCreadie, Dave Darland, Coons, Shane Golobic, Bryan Clauson, Billy Wease, Cory Kruseman, Markus Niemela, Jason Meyers, Jonathan Beason, Brad Kuhn, Tony Stewart, Jac Haudenschild, Taylor, Damion Gardner, J.J. Yeley.

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• Rose drops to 29th — Rose-Hulman’s men’s basketbalI team is ranked 29th in the country by d3hoops.com after receiving 42 votes in this week’s poll.

The Engineers, who were 23rd before losing Saturday to Transylvania, are the only Indiana team getting votes and continue to lead the nation in scoring defense at 48.2 points per game.

Now 13-2, the Engineers play Wednesday at Franklin.

• Heartbreakers for John Paul II team — At Ryves Hall, Terre Haute’s John Paul II High School lost a 1-point game and an overtime contest Saturday in a CYO round-robin tournament.

Plainfield St. Susanna 36 (Alec Caparella 13, Tyler Kehrt 7), John Paul II 35 (Andrew Higbie 10, Justin Buell 9).

Oldenburg Holy Family 52 (Cody Werner 17, Ryan Wilson 14), Plainfield St. Susanna 33 (Caparella 13, Connor Vest 9).

Oldenburg Holy Family 50 (Werner 18, Wilson 13), John Paul II 46 (Taylor Richey 14, Trey Epps 10), OT.

 

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Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Whipped into shape: Kevin Selby watches as Johnny Rosselli with a heavy rope attached to kettle bells. Selby is one of the managers at Stan�s Fitness Center.

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  • SPT 071214 RYAN SABO.jpg Gems cut Rex hold on first place to 1/2 game

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  • SPT071114  LL BB team.jpg Bradley’s stellar pitching helps TH North win District 4 title

    Jordan Bradley didn’t walk a batter until the sixth inning, scattering three hits in a shutout pitching performance to lead Terre Haute North to the District 4 championship with a 4-0 victory over a tough Clinton team.

    July 11, 2014 3 Photos

  • Andy Amey: Just a small trip to talk about this time

    To paraphrase Carl Spackler, the heavy stuff’s not going to come for quite awhile. So while it’s true that I’m back from a week’s vacation, it’s not time — yet — for the big vacation column. Trips to Noblesville, Brunswick and Reelsville, while providing some nice family time, don’t really have the cachet to fill newspaper space.

    July 11, 2014

  • Pacers sign three free agents

    The Pacers couldn’t keep waiting around for Lance Stephenson to make up his mind. So on Friday, they went to work. The two-time Eastern Conference runner-ups announced they had signed three free agents — backup big man Lavoy Allen, swingman C.J. Miles and Damjan Rudez, a sharp-shooting forward from Europe.

    July 11, 2014

  • Odum heads for Vegas with Kings summer team

    Terre Haute native Jake Odum scored three points in the Indiana Pacers’ 84-74 victory on Thursday over the Miami Heat in the Orlando Summer League.

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Tribune-Star/Bob Poynter Fetch and fire: Rex third baseman #15 Ryan Sabo looks to first base after fielding a line drive down the baseline during game action against Quincy. Sabo got the runner for an out.

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