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February 14, 2014

METRO ROUNDUP: ISU baseball shut out by Auburn in opening game of season

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Indiana State’s baseball team failed to score in its season opener Friday at the spring-training home of the Tampa Bay Rays as Auburn held off the Sycamores 4-0.

ISU will continue its southern tour today by taking on Connecticut at 11:30 a.m. and Ohio State at 3 p.m. in a pair of games to be played at the North Charlotte Regional Park. The Sycamores will wrap up the weekend by playing Ohio State at 1 p.m. Sunday before returning home.

“As I look at the boxscore, this is the untelling stat of the day,” new ISU coach Mitch Hannahs said. “I was really pleased with the tempo that [Kurt] Kudrecki set on the mound and he did a great job of going after their hitters. I was also pleased all day with our hitters. I really thought we had great at-bats, but we just did not have chance to turn the pressure around on them.”

Auburn scored a run in the second inning, adding two more in the sixth and one in the seventh against Kudrecki, who went six innings and allowed four runs on six hits while striking out three batters and walking three. Josh Dove, A.J. Elderry and Nick Kolarik also saw time on the mound.

Senior shortstop Tyler Wampler was 3 for 3 for the Sycamores, with junior third baseman Brian Romero contributing two singles.

Track

• Mascari sets school record — At Ames, Iowa, Indiana State sophomore John Mascari made history for the second time this season as he broke his own school record in the men’s 5,000-meter run.

His time of 13 minutes, 59.06 seconds makes him the first Sycamores to ever break the 14 minute barrier and puts him among the nation’s elite. His previous record was 14:09.82.

“Felt OK through the mile, then we hit 8:53 through 2 miles and I knew I was on for something special,” Mascari said. “It feels good to get under 14, especially after a good hard week of training and overcoming a bit of a head cold. I’m very pleased with this performance, but I know I have a lot more to give. I’m very excited about it.”

Mascari held on to finish eighth in a strong field that was won in 13:37.42 by Connor Reed of Wisconsin.

Mascari currently ranks 10th nationally in the men’s 5,000. At the end of the season, the top 16 will advance to the NCAA indoor championships.

Swimming

• Engineers faring well — At Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Rose-Hulman swimmers combined for six school records through Friday’s preliminary session of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) championships.

The first four school records were established Thursday, with two more records falling in Friday morning’s preliminaries.

On Friday morning, freshman Alexander Yaung set a school record in the men’s 400 IM with a time of 4:10.08. Kline added a school record in the women’s 100 butterfly (1:02.06).

Wheaton College owned a 332-322 lead over Rose after day one of the men’s championships. Carthage stood third at 208 points, followed by Augustana at 176. On the women’s side, Rose-Hulman was fifth in the seven-team event.

The men’s 200-meter freestyle relay team of freshman Nate Weber, Bartine, sophomore Orion Martin and senior Andrew Podgorski led the first day’s placements with a second-place finish in 3:26.83.

The overall team effort also included two individual all-conference performances.

Hong came home third in the women’s 50 freestyle with a time of 24.33, while Martin was third in the men’s 50 freestyle in a time of 21.33 seconds to earn all-league honors.

The men’s 200 freestyle relay team of Bartine, sophomore Paul Hintz, Weber and Podgorski added a third-place finish in 1:26.29.

Freshman Matt Schulstad came home fourth in the 200 IM in a time of 1:55.35. Fifth-place individual finishers included Bartine in the men’s 200 IM (1:55.75) and sophomore Matt King in the 500 freestyle (4:41.32).

Action continues with seven more final events Friday night. The championships will conclude late tonight.

Women’s basketball

• SMWC loses to top-ranked team — At Clinton, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College was unable to keep pace with one of the best teams in the USCAA on Thursday night, dropping a 108-80 decision to top-ranked Lindenwood-Belleville.

The visiting Lady Lynx kept things close with the Pomeroys early in the first half. SMWC led 4-0 at the 18:58 mark with baskets by Ja’Breena Gardner and Sierra Lopez. Lindenwood-Belleville later went on an 8-0 run and extended its lead to 10 points midway through the first half. The visitors eventually seized a 54-35 advantage.

Na-Shaunda Rayford would score the first basket of the second half for the Pomeroys. Madeline Pea would follow with a three-point basket, cutting the Lady Lynx lead to 16 points at the 19:29 mark. However, that is the closest the Pomeroys would get as Lindenwood-Belleville would continue to extend their double digit lead for the remainder of the half.

Na-Shaunda Rayford scored a team-high 17 points for the Woods, Gardner registered a double-double with 16 points and team-high 12 rebounds, Chelsea Weaver chipped in with 15 points and eight boards and Alaura McKemie added 10 points.

Lindenwood-Belleville’s Diamond Burt secured a double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Four other Lady Lynx players scored in double figures, including Shelby Kohrman with 21 points.

The Woods (8-14) will be at home Wednesday to faceWilberforce at 7 p.m. It will mark the final home game of the season for SMWC. Lindenwood-Belleville improved to 18-8.

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Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis On again: Indiana State batter Jeff Zahn was 3-3 by the fifth inning.

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    As its 21st-place ranking in unofficial NCAA baseball RPI lists attest, Indiana State’s baseball team has done a lot right this season.
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    On Tuesday against struggling Purdue, ISU finally added an early big inning to its list of accomplishments.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • Western Indiana Conference to expand to 12 schools

    The long-rumored merger between the Western Indiana Conference and the five remaining high schools in the West Central Conference has become reality.
    Late last week, the seven WIC principals and five WCC principals voted 12-0 to approve the new alignment.
    “We now have 12 schools in the WIC,” proclaimed outgoing Sullivan principal David Springer, who’s serving as WIC president for the 2013-14 school year.

    April 22, 2014

  • Busy Patriots get past Casey 7-1 in prep softball

    Terre Haute North began a busy week of high school softball Tuesday, defeating Casey 7-1 at North.
    The Patriots now are 6-3 and will take on Clay City, ranked second in the Class A poll, on Thursday in another home game.

    April 22, 2014

  • Pacers win to even series at 1-1

    Paul George scored 27 points and George Hill had all 15 of his points in the second half, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 101-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
    The Pacers and Hawks are tied at a game apiece heading into Game 3 in Atlanta on Thursday.

    April 22, 2014

  • Metro roundup: Former ISU athletic director ‘Beanie’ Cooper dies at 86

    Former Indiana State athletic director Bernard “Beanie” Cooper died Sunday at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, Iowa, after a brief illness.
    Cooper, 86, served as ISU’s AD from 1981 to 1989.
    Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Michael Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Sioux City.

    April 22, 2014

  • PREP ROUNDUP: West Vigo baseball, softball pick up WIC victories

    West Vigo won its Western Indiana Conference high school baseball opener at South Vermillion, scoring two seventh-inning runs and holding off a Wildcats’ rally.

    April 22, 2014

  • SPT 042014 KAYDIE GROOMS 5.jpg Wabash Valley high school basketball players of the year: Their career numbers tell only part of the story

    One of the prouder people in east-central Illinois, as the Tribune-Star awards its 2013-2014 high school basketball Player of the Year awards, is probably Barry Wolfe.

    April 22, 2014 4 Photos

  • MET 042114 TRACK MCNICHOLS.jpg Til it's over: Grand memories usher in a new era for ISU track

    John McNichols won his first Missouri Valley Conference championship in outdoor track at Indiana State’s Marks Field back in 1988. He’s gone on to win eight more — in addition to his two indoor track and eight cross country crowns. In 2016, McNichols will have a chance to add that outdoor title total on the site of a brand new facility — proposed to be named Gibson Track and Field by ISU President Dan Bradley.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Vikings open busy week with victory

    West Vigo defeated Shakamak 13-9 in a high school softball game played in cool, rainy conditions Monday evening at West Vigo.

    April 22, 2014

  • SPT 042114 KYLER FULFORD.jpg Prep roundup: Yeryar's five hits lift Shakamak

    Brett Yeryar went 5 for 5 with two doubles and drove in six runs to lead Shakamak to a 18-4 high school baseball victory Monday at North Central.

    April 22, 2014 4 Photos

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  • METRO ROUNDUP: Waltman's funeral Saturday at Indianapolis

    Royce Waltman’s visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Methodist Church at 100 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis.

    April 10, 2014

  • METRO ROUNDUP: Burnham leads Woods softball to wins

    After dropping a pair of games to Missouri Baptist on Wednesday, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods beat Lindenwood-Belleville 9-7 and 1-0, both games in eight innings, on Thursday afternoon.
    Sarah Burnham’s seventh-inning homer in the first game tied the score 4-4, and the Pomeroys took a 5-4 lead later in the inning on an RBI double by Brooke Jordan before the Lynx tied the score in the bottom of the inning.

    March 21, 2014

  • METRO ROUNDUP: ISU softball splits pair in Florida

    Pitching dominated Tuesday’s opening day of play in the Rebel Spring Games for the Indiana State softball team, which defeated Bucknell 2-0 before falling 2-0 to Creighton.
    “The girls did a great job in the first game getting a couple runs,” ISU coach Shane Bouman said. “We leaned on [sophomore] Yvette Alvarez who pitched really well. We probably got as much as we could out of her and probably should have changed earlier so put that on me. We have a couple little things we can clean up and get a little better and we will be ready to go tomorrow.”

    March 11, 2014

  • Tony Dungy, wife Lauren signing books today in Terre Haute

    Former NFL coach Tony Dungy and his wife, Lauren, are at Sam’s Club in Terre Haute today, Feb. 12, signing books until about 1:30 p.m.

    February 12, 2014

  • Vigo County Jail Log: Feb. 7, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the Vigo County Jail by area law enforcement on Thursday, based on jail records.

    February 7, 2014

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Tribune-Star/Joseph C. Garza Track history: Indiana State University track and cross country coach John McNichols remembers the legacy of former Indiana State coach Wally Marks during the groundbreaking of the new ISU track and field complex on Monday. The older athletic complex, located between 3rd and 4th streets, was named for Walter (Wally) Marks, coach of intercollegiate athletics, member of the faculty and chair of the Department of Physical education of Men (1952-1965.) Also, Marks was the first Dean of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation from 1965-1977.

  • Til it's over: Grand memories usher in a new era for ISU track

    John McNichols won his first Missouri Valley Conference championship in outdoor track at Indiana State’s Marks Field back in 1988. He’s gone on to win eight more — in addition to his two indoor track and eight cross country crowns. In 2016, McNichols will have a chance to add that outdoor title total on the site of a brand new facility — proposed to be named Gibson Track and Field by ISU President Dan Bradley.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Metro roundup: ISU trails by 4 with 18 holes left

    Indiana State is four shots out of the lead and McCall Christopher five shots from the individual lead after the second of three rounds of the Missouri Valley Conference golf championships was completed Monday at Panther Creek Country Club.

    April 22, 2014

  • UK_Mizzou_4-11-14_27_cw.JPG Immense power: A leaner A.J. Reed making play as elite prospect

    Reed took his talents to Kentucky and the Southeastern Conference in 2011 and hasn’t looked back in the baseball sense. After a standout career at Terre Haute South — he was Indiana’s Player of the Year in 2011 — area fans had an idea of the wind Kentucky was sowing when it coaxed Reed to Lexington, Ky.

    April 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • METRO ROUNDUP: Odum shines in Portsmouth Invitational

    Former Indiana State guard Jake Odum had a productive first night at the Portsmouth Invitational late Thursday.
    The Terre Haute native scored 16 points, had six assists and three steals for the Portsmouth Partnership team in its 88-81 victory over Cherry Bekaert.

    April 19, 2014

  • ISU falls to Canisius in first of three-game road series

    The Indiana State baseball team fell behind early and never could get the lead as host Canisius posted a 3-1 victory in the opener of a three-game series Friday at Demske Sports Complex.
    The Sycamores (24-11) and Griffins (21-13) will meet again at 2 p.m. today, but the venue will switch to Dwyer Stadium in Batavia, N.Y. The same two teams also will play Sunday back at Demske Sports Complex in a noon start.

    April 19, 2014

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Tribune-Star/Joseph C. Garza Track history: Indiana State University track and cross country coach John McNichols remembers the legacy of former Indiana State coach Wally Marks during the groundbreaking of the new ISU track and field complex on Monday. The older athletic complex, located between 3rd and 4th streets, was named for Walter (Wally) Marks, coach of intercollegiate athletics, member of the faculty and chair of the Department of Physical education of Men (1952-1965.) Also, Marks was the first Dean of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation from 1965-1977.

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Tribune-Star/Joseph C. Garza Expanding the fan base: Bruce Rosselli, manager of the Terre Haute Rex, displays the team's new slogan, Wabash Valley's Own, during a press conference on Wednesday at Clabber Girl.

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