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November 12, 2012

METRO ROUNDUP: Carmel, Kroy race to victory in Nike Midwest championships

Carmel Distance Project dominated girls competition and Kroy of Elmhurst, Ill., did the same in the boys races Sunday at Lavern Gibson Championship Course in the Nike Midwest 2012 cross country championships.

Ashley Erba of Warsaw, the 2011 Indiana state champion and 2012 runner-up last month, won the girls championship 5K race in 17:38.1 while Alex Riba of O’Fallon (Ill.) won the boys championship race in 15:30.1. Zach Panning of Fort Wayne Concordia, the 2012 Indiana boys runner-up, placed seventh.

Winners of the open races were Rachael Weesner of Carmel (19:54.3) and Jon May of Kroy (16:55.7).

Carmel and Kroy each won team championships in both the open and championship races. More than 1,200 runners participated.


• Belleville Althoff 19, Casey 17
— At Belleville, Ill., Casey’s football season ended Saturday night when Donavan Gagen kicked a 40-yard field goal.

Just 0:00.4 remained on the Lindenwood University clock after the kick hit the crossbar and bounced over, but it was enough time for Dalton Livvix to take the ensuing kickoff and return it deep into Althoff territory before being tackled to end the contest.

The victory gave the 9-3 Crusaders a spot in the Final Four of the Illinois Class 2A playoffs against Camp Point Central, while Casey concluded another stellar season at 11-1.

Casey needed just four plays to score two touchdowns to take 14-7 lead and hold it until the third period.

Shawn McCown recovered a fumble on the second play of the game and the Warriors began their first drive at the Althoff 37-yard line. Livvix got open for a 28-yard scoring run on the third play and Casey had a 7-0 lead after Jesse Burnett kicked the extra point.

The Crusaders drove 80 yards to gain a 7-7 tie, but Nicco Stepina went 71 yards on Casey’s next play and the Warriors had a 14-7 lead they held until late in the third period, when the Crusaders scored following a Casey turnover to tie the game.

Casey had good field position in the third period but failed to add to its lead.

The Crusaders took their first lead at 16-14 on a safety when the football went into the end zone on an attempted Casey punt.

Casey blocked a Belleville Althoff punt later in the period and took a 17-16 lead on Burnett’s 21-yard field goal with just over one minute left to play in the game.

Belleville Althoff began its final drive on its own 33-yard line but moved into Casey territory on two big plays, setting up Gagan’s game-winning kick.


Casey    14    0    0    3    —    17

Belleville Althoff    7    0    7    5    —    19

C — Livvix 28 run (Burnett kick)

BA — Jackson 1 run (Gagen kick)

C — Stepina 71 run (Burnett kick)

BA — Henley 24 run (Gagen kick)

BA — Safety, ball snapped into Casey end zone

C — Burnett 21 FG

BA — Gagen 40 FG

Next — Belleville Althoff (9-3) will face Camp Point Central (12-0) in a Class 2A playoff semifinal game. Casey concluded an 11-1 season.


• Drake 3, Indiana State 1
— At Des Moines, freshman Cassandra Willis recorded a career-high 20 kills for Indiana State but the Sycamores (3-23, 1-15 MVC) lost in four games in Missouri Valley Conference play Saturday night at Drake.

After three close sets, the Sycamores were overcome easily in the fourth set for a 25-21, 25-22, 20-25, 25-13 loss.

In addition to the 20 kills by Willis, Ashlen Buck had 17 digs and Loni Mackinson 37 assists and 10 digs. The last two matches of the season for the Sycamores are at home this coming weekend against Evansville and Southern Illinois.


• Ace in Florida
— At Bonita Springs, Fla., Tom Thompson of Terre Haute got the second hole-in-one of his career on Friday during a member-member tournament at Shadowood Country Club.

Thompson used an 8-iron on the 118-yard 16th hole, witnessed by his partner Vic Everhart and two other club members.


• Martinsville 67, Shakamak 31
— At Jasonville, the Lakers lost to the Class 4A visitors in high school play Saturday night.

Kelsey Fulford had nine points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals and Kelsey Pilant had eight points, five rebounds and four blocks for Shakamak.

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Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Friendly rivals: Rachel Welker, right, hugs Cara Stuckey after Welker won the Terre Haute Women�s City golf Championship Monday morning. Watching is Welker�s caddy/dad Charlie.

  • Total control: Welker posts eight birdies while dethroning 10-time city women’s golf champion Stuckey

    Rachel Welker is the 2014 Terre Haute Women’s Golf Association city champion. The former Terre Haute North standout defeated 10-time winner Cara Stuckey 5 and 4 in sunny, warm conditions Monday at Rea Park.

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  • SPT 061114 BROCK PITCH.jpg Game’s the same, no matter park’s name

    Maybe they should play this at Valle Field. It’s called Terre Haute Boys & Girls Club Park now, but the venerable ballpark was the site of some classic high school baseball regional games in the 1970s when coach Don Jennings and Terre Haute North’s local dynasty fought off stiff challenges from the best the rest of the Wabash Valley had to offer.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tom Reck: Brickyard 400 highlights big sports week

    It’s another busy week in sports. Two of the events on the schedule are the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the windup of the Show-Me’s/THGA men’s city golf tournament.

    July 21, 2014

  • Pacers sign Stuckey, face uphill battle

    Last week, the Indiana Pacers lost Lance Stephenson. On Monday, they replaced one of the NBA’s best young players with shooting guard Rodney Stuckey. It’s a swap that will make it a challenge for Indiana to win a third straight title in a division that might be the toughest in basketball.

    July 21, 2014

  • Metro: Former Miss Softball joins Purdue staff

    Terre Haute North graduate Megan Ciolli Bartlett, the state’s 2001 Miss Softball and a two-time All-American at Notre Dame, is joining the Purdue coaching staff.

    July 21, 2014

  • Metro Baseball: Both North Little League teams win, move on

    With their backs planted firmly against the wall, the Terre Haute North 12-year-olds kept their Little League state championship hopes alive Monday evening with a 5-1 victory over Franklin Township.

    July 21, 2014

  • Paris racing begins

    Dolly’s Girl was a first-time winner in Illinois harness racing on Monday at the Edgar County Fair.

    July 21, 2014

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  • ChadSmith.jpg Running a race against ALS

    Chad Smith carried himself with grace when racking up victories in track and field and cross country as an athlete at Sullivan High School, and later at the University of Southern Indiana.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT 072014 OPEN INTEREST.jpg Jones leads after first weekend of men’s tournament

    Tom Jones, the defending champ in the Show-Me’s/Terre Haute Golf Association men’s city tournament, is the leader after the first two rounds of this year’s competition.

    July 21, 2014 3 Photos

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  • Metro: Former Miss Softball joins Purdue staff

    Terre Haute North graduate Megan Ciolli Bartlett, the state’s 2001 Miss Softball and a two-time All-American at Notre Dame, is joining the Purdue coaching staff.

    July 21, 2014

  • Metro: ISU graduate Johnson sixth in shot at Monaco

    Indiana State graduate Felisha Johnson competed in her first International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League track and field meeting Friday, placing sixth in a shot put competition that featured six of the top seven throwers in the world for 2014.

    July 18, 2014

  • ReedUK.jpg A.J. Reed makes it 5 for 5 in college baseball awards with Golden Spikes Award

    When it came down to it, college baseball’s electors agreed that there was no award Terre Haute’s A.J. Reed didn’t deserve for his remarkable 2014 season at Kentucky.
    Reed was selected Thursday as the 2014 Golden Spikes Award winner, given annually to the top amateur player in the nation by USA Baseball, making Reed a unanimous pick as the national player of the year.

    July 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • MVC to shift women's basketball tournament to Moline, Ill.

    The Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament will move 90 miles farther from Terre Haute beginning in 2016, the league announced Thursday.

    July 17, 2014

  • Metro: ISU-IU football game to be on ESPNEWS

    Indiana University announced Wednesday that the season opening game between Indiana State and IU will be played at noon on Sept. 30.

    July 16, 2014

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