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June 18, 2013

RAMBLIN’ RECK: Catching up on some things

TERRE HAUTE — Catching up — on all-state softball honors and a new basketball coach in Illinois.

• Players from the area have earned all-state honors.

Taylor Carter of Northview is a first-team pick. She was a leader on offense and defense for the Knights. Another player on the first team is Kimmy Sullivan of Center Grove.

Jenna Jones of South Putnam is on the second team.

Shelbie Scamihorn of Terre Haute South is on the third team.

Congrats to all three players.

• Jason Hanson is the new boys basketball coach at Casey-Westfield High School. He coached at Neoga for six years, compiling a 107-66 mark and winning three regional titles.

He has been out of coaching the past two years and will not have a teaching position at Casey.

He succeeds Steve Hawkins, who guided the Warriors to a 49-29 record in three seasons.

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• Season ends — The final Indiana high school tournaments were played last season.

Westfield edged Columbus North by two shots to take the state in boys golf. Terre Haute North finished 13th.

Close games marked the four championship games in baseball with all four decided by one run.

The results:

4A — Elkhart Central def. Indianapolis Cathedral 1-0 to finish 32-1.

3A — Norwell def. Jasper 2-1 to finish 33-3.

2A — South Spencer def. Northfield 3-2 to finish 23-8.

A — Lafayette Central Catholic def. Vincennes Rivet 4-3 in nine innings to finish 31-5.

Not only did Rivet give LCC all it wanted but the Patriots were the only team to score against the Knights in the state tournament.

In basketball, the Indiana boys all-stars beat Kentucky twice and the girls got a split with Kentucky. Rhagen Smith of Sullivan had 11 points in the victory.

• Tom-Cattin’ It — The Brazil Open will be played this weekend at Forest Park. It is a new date for the annual event.

Play began in the Indiana Amateur on Monday. Thomas Goss, Sam Pollock and Logan Burdick all qualified for the tournament.

• Brown County has a new athletic director and new football coach.

Matt Tuggle is the new AD and Ethan Schreiber becomes the fifth football coach in 10 seasons.  He has been an assistant at Indianapolis Cathedral.

• Ty Neal is the pitching coach for Indiana’s NCAA baseball team and has been named the coach at Cincinnati.

• DePauw finished 25th in the final NCAA Division III Directors Cup totals, aided by a championship run in women’s basketball.

• Evansville Funkhouser is not fielding an American Legion baseball team this season but hopes to be back in business next  year.

• North Knox will meet Wood Memorial in football on Sept. 13 at Memorial Stadium in Terre Haute.

• Blake Cesinger of Clay City has signed to play basketball at Wabash Valley College. Mike Carpenter has Linton ties and is the new coach at the Illinois school.

• Darius Latham of North Central and Alethia Marrero of Ben Davis have been named top athletes in Marion County. Latham is headed to IU on a football scholarship and Marrero will compete in track and cross country at Indiana State.

• Eastern Illinois has been tabbed 18th in the FCS by Lindy’s College Football Magazine. The Panthers are defending Ohio Valley Conference champs.

They will open the season Aug. 31 at San Diego State.

• Rob Judson has resigned as men’s basketball assistant at Illinois State to pursue other opportunities. He previously was on the staff at Illinois, where he played for Lou Henson.

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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