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March 14, 2013

Metro roundup: Rose-Hulman's Strickland honored again

TERRE HAUTE — Rose-Hulman junior basketball player Julian Strickland earned first-team all-Midwest Region honors from d3hoops.com, in results released Wednesday.

Strickland earned Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Most Valuable Player honors this season for an Engineer squad that reached as high as No. 18 in the d3hoops.com weekly national poll.

Strickland averaged a team-high 14.6 points per game for a Rose squad that won conference regular-season and tournament championships in the same season for the first time in school history. The civil-engineering major became the 29th member of Rose-Hulman’s 1,000-point club and has tallied 1,099 points in his career.

The two-time all-conference selection becomes the eighth Rose player to earn all-region honors and the first since Munchie Muskeyvalley captured second-team honors in 2005-06. He also is the first player honored with a spot on a d3hoops.com all-region squad.

Strickland led the Engineers in scoring (14.6 ppg) and ranked second on the team in assists (68), blocks (14) and steals (29) this season.

The HCAC was well represented on the d3hoops.com all-Midwest Region squad. Defiance guard Logan Wolfrum and Anderson guard Phil Hogan captured second-team all-region honors, with Transylvania forward Ethan Spurlin earning a spot on the third team.

Rose-Hulman finished 24-4 this season to tie school records for the most wins and fewest losses by an Engineer men’s basketball team. The Engineers also qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament for the 10th time in program history and the second consecutive year.

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Austin Peay 6, Indiana State 5, 11 innings — At Clarksville, Tenn., the host Governors tied the game in the bottom of the ninth inning and won their first of two meetings over the next six days with Indiana State in the 11th, edging the Sycamores at Raymond C. Hand Park.

The Governors improved to 14-2 overall with the victory, picking up their sixth win over teams from the Missouri Valley Conference. The Sycamores fell to 5-6 on the season with the loss, snapping their two-game winning streak after last Saturday’s doubleheader sweep of South Dakota State and Mercer.

Austin Peay took an early 2-0 lead Tuesday, plating a pair of runs in second inning on hits by Reed Harper and Kyle Schlatter. The Governors left the bases loaded in the second as junior Josh Negele forced a flyout to escape the early rally.

Indiana State answered back with three runs in the top of the fourth with Mike Fitzgerald (single) and Casey McCurdy (walk) both reaching base to start the frame. Redshirt sophomore Jacob Hayes loaded the bases following an infield single, allowing redshirt freshman Jeff Zahn to tie the score with a two-run single into shallow right-center. ISU took the lead two batters later when sophomore Landon Curry hit a sacrifice fly to center to plate Hayes.

After APSU tied the game in the bottom of the fourth, Hayes picked up a RBI as his bunt single allowed McCurdy to score from third in the fifth. The Governors tied the score again in the fifth, as Schlatter doubled into the gap in right-center.

Fitzgerald worked his way around the bases in the seventh as ISU took a late lead. The ISU junior led off with a single, stole second base and advanced to third on a groundout by junior Owen Conway with one out. Fitzgerald scored during Hayes’ at-bat, as the ball got away from APSU catcher P.J. Torres following a strikeout and allowed Fitzgerald to score from third and put ISU in front, 5-4.

Junior Josh Dove got Indiana State out of a jam in the eighth, forcing a 6-4-3 double play to end the frame with two runners on base. Austin Peay led off the ninth with a double and a single off Dove to tie the score at 5-5.

Indiana State only threatened one time in extra innings, as the Sycamores put two runners on base in the 11th following junior Tyler Wampler and redshirt senior Koby Kraemer both being hit by pitches. APSU was able to get senior Robby Ort to ground into a force out before Fitzgerald went down swinging.

Austin Peay won the game in the 11th, taking advantage of two ISU errors. APSU’s Dylan Riner brought home the winning run with a sacrifice fly to center.

Kraemer, Fitzgerald and Hayes all picked up two hits on Tuesday, while ISU sent eight pitchers to the mound. Harper led the Governors with a 4-for-5 night at the plate.

Indiana State travels to Minneapolis, Minn., for three games with Minnesota this weekend, facing the Big Ten squad inside the Metrodome from Friday through Sunday.

 

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

  • ISU baseball improves to 26-12 with 10-3 victory over Purdue

    As its 21st-place ranking in unofficial NCAA baseball RPI lists attest, Indiana State’s baseball team has done a lot right this season.
    It’s been a surprising season, but one thing the Sycamores haven’t done is to put together a big early lead and ride out the wave.
    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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