News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Sports

March 3, 2014

Ramblin’ Reck: It’s officially Tourney Time in the Valley

TERRE HAUTE — The regular season now has ended for most high school and college basketball teams in the area. It’s Tourney Time.

Rose-Hulman and Illinois high school teams commenced the postseason last week. The Engineers again won the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament and hope to keep their season going with success in the NCAA Division III tournament.

Paris was a regional winner in Illinois Class 2A competition and will shoot for a sectional title at Westville, starting tonight against Clifton Central. Justin Lemenager had 22 points for CC in the first half against Paxton-Buckley-Loda in the Watseka regional title tilt and finished with 30 in his team’s 65-48 victory.

Indiana State’s men’s team will be in St. Louis for Missouri Valley Conference Arch Madness action and has something to prove after losing its last three games.

Wichita State is the first team in NCAA history to win 31 regular-season games without a defeat and will be hard to beat. We’d like to see the Sycamores get another shot at the Shockers and will need to win two games to do it, starting with Bradley or Loyola on Friday.

Sectional play begins tonight for Indiana boys teams and continues Wednesday and Friday before winding up Saturday. Right now, the weather forecast looks good and the games could be played on schedule.

The state finals for Indiana girls high school teams again will be played Saturday in Hulman Center. The matchups, with sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.:

Class 1A — Oregon-Davis (22-2) vs. Vincennes Rivet (22-4)

Class 2A — Heritage Christian (26-1) vs. Fort Wayne Canterbury (20-4)

Class 3A — Evansville Mater Dei (26-1) vs. Western (22-3)

Class 4A — Bedford North Lawrence (26-1) vs. Penn (25-1)

Bedford North Lawrence bested Lawrence North in overtime to gain its slot in the finals.

Mater Dei was moved up to Class 3A this season because of its success in 2A and is right back in the finals again.

• • •

• Coaches huddle — Several boys coaches from the area talked about their seasons and the tournament at the annual luncheon sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Terre Haute.

Problems with the weather and rescheduled games were faced by all the teams.

West Vigo coach Joe Boehler summed up the season for the Vikings.

“We have no seniors on the roster and had three freshmen in our top eight. We were 4-5 after December … then we went three weeks without playing a game and with little practice. Then we lost two players for the year — Hunter Voils first, then Braiden Cardinal,” he said.

“We won two of our last five games and the players are working hard,” he added.

West Vigo got the bye in the Northview Class 3A Sectional. Northview is playing in 3A after being in the same 4A Sectional with Terre Haute North and South.

North Vermillion concluded its season last week — the first winning season since 1997-98 — and Mattoon has its first winnng season since 1991-92 in Illinois.

• • •

• Tom-Cattin’ It — Terre Haute South graduate Morgan Patterson, who now plays golf at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, recently had ACL and meniscus surgery.

n Cumberland has been voted No. 1 in the preseason Class 1A softball poll in Illinois. The Pirates lost to Milledgeville 5-4 in the state finals last season.

Teutopolis girls reached the Class 2A state basketball finals before bowing 63-43 to St. Thomas More.

• It was a tough week for ranked teams in college basketball with 11 in the top 25 falling. Indiana beat two of them — Iowa and Ohio State — and Illinois handled Michigan State to win its third game in a row. The Illini earlier had lost eight in a row.

Wisconsin has won seven in a row and one key to the Badgers’ success is taking care of the basketball. They also hit 13 of 14 free throws in beating Penn State 71-66.

• The Indiana Pacers are on a bit of a roll again, beating Utah for their fifth straight on Sunday. And they have been without George Hill for two games due to a shoulder injury.

The Pacers opened the month with a game at Boston on Saturday, the first of 18 slated in the month and the first 11 on the road. They also will have five back-to-backs on the card due to Big Ten men’s and women’s tournaments being played in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

• Former IU player Maurice Creek is having a good season at George Washington University, averaging 13.7 points and making 38 percent of his 3-point shots.

 

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.


 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • Post 346 drops its first game of Legion state finals

    Wayne Newton Post 346 lost its first game at the American Legion baseball state tournament as it lost 10-8 to Newburgh Post 44.

    August 1, 2014

  • SPT073114rexsabo:moore.jpg Two homers help Rex emerge victorious over Springfield 3-1

    The Terre Haute Rex rank second among the 12 Prospect League baseball teams in extra-base hits and Zach Welz, Kaden Moore and Tony Rosselli added to the Rex 2014 haul at Bob Warn Field in a 3-1 win over Springfield on Thursday.
    Kaden Moore put up the Rex’s first run with a line-drive home run over the left-field wall in the second inning. Welz added his homer in the seventh — with a no-doubt blast to left to add an insurance run.

    July 31, 2014 3 Photos

  • Colts suffer another season-ending injury in guard Thomas

    Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano must be getting tired of being the bearer of bad news.
    First it was running back Vick Ballard, who suffered a torn left Achilles during practice last Friday. And on Wednesday, offensive guard Donald Thomas went down with a torn right quadriceps muscle.

    July 31, 2014

  • Colts notebook: Rookie Mewhort ready to compete

    So just who is Jack Mewhort?
    Well, the Indianapolis Colts rookie is slated to take over as the team’s new starting left guard due to the season-ending quad injury suffered Wednesday by veteran Donald Thomas.
     A former standout at Ohio State, the 6-foot-6, 308-pound Mewhort was selected by the Colts in the second round of this spring’s NFL draft. And since Indianapolis didn’t have a first-round pick, the Toledo, Ohio, native is getting a lot more scrutiny that most second-rounders taken in the draft.

    July 31, 2014

  • Metro roundup: Rose-Hulman basketball schedules released

    Rose-Hulman released its 2014-2015 men’s and women’s basketball schedules this week.
    The men’s schedule includes several in-state rivalries and a double round-robin conference slate for first-year head coach Rusty Loyd.

    July 31, 2014

  • Rex fall to Miners 4-3 in 11 innings, forcing them into tie with Quincy for first place

    The West Virginia Miners tallied the go-ahead run with two outs in the top of the 11th inning Wednesday night at Bob Warn Field, then held Terre Haute scoreless in the bottom half of the frame to post a 4-3 baseball victory and shove the Rex into a virtual tie for first place with the Quincy Gems in the Prospect League West Division second-half standings.
    Terre Haute is now 18-8 in the second half, while Quincy is 19-9.

    July 31, 2014

  • SPT-HB0731-ColtsCamp-Werner-319.jpg Colts need Woerner to step up in Mathis' absence

    Big Bjoern has certainly made his presence felt during the first week of training camp for the Indianapolis Colts. Bjoern Werner — the 6-foot-3, 257-pound second-year outside linebacker for the Colts— is being counted on to big a major force on the Indianapolis defense this season.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • AP202765859190.jpg Colts' Thomas leaves practice with lower-leg injury

    Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano has been trying to take a lighter approach to training camp practices this year in an effort to slow down the list of injuries that dogged his team a year ago.
    Pagano’s plans, though, haven’t been bearing fruit.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-HB0731-ColtsCamp-Fleener-206.jpg Colts, Fleener focused on situational football

    One year ago, the focus in Indianapolis Colts training camp was on turnovers. The team had committed far too many in 2012 and was determined not to repeat its mistakes.
    The theme at Anderson University carried over to the field and the Colts’ 14 turnovers were the fewest in the NFL last year.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Metro roundup: 'Fore the Kids' golf scramble Friday at Rea Park

    The Vigo County Education Foundation (VCEF) will host its 22nd annual “Fore the Kids” golf scramble Friday at Rea Park.
    The scamble will begin at 1 p.m., with lunch being served at noon. This year’s tournament chairperson is Dave Piker, a current board member for the VCEF.
    There will be 36 teams comprised of business people and community members as well as teachers, principals and administrators from the Vigo County School Corp.

    July 30, 2014

Local Interest
SPT 072614 TOM JONES LEADER.jpg

Tribune-Star/Bob PoynterLeader: Tom Jones is leading going into Sunday's final round of the Men's City Championship at Hulman Links on Sunday.

High School
College
  • ISU football picked last in MVFC

    Indiana State’s football team found itself in familiar, if depressing, territory when the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason poll was released on Tuesday.

    July 29, 2014

  • Degano2.jpg Bullpen mates: Three relievers coming on strong down stretch for Rex

    The Terre Haute Rex pitching staff ranks fifth among the 12 teams in the Prospect League in earned-run average this season and first in the league with only four home runs allowed all summer. But the Rex pitchers might be the best in the league the past two weeks as the team has had two shutouts and two games with one run allowed in the past week.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Prettyman wants ISU to be prepared for potential NCAA changes

    Against a rising tide of media, public and institutional sentiment that would suggest otherwise, Indiana State Director of Athletics Ron Prettyman believes that the current model of college athletics still works.

    July 26, 2014

  • ISU basketball trio earn national academic honors

    A trio of Indiana State basketball student-athletes have been named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court as announced by the national organization. Honored from Indiana State were Lucas Eitel, Justin Gant and Jake Kitchell.

    July 23, 2014

  • Metro roundup: Post 346 rallies past Rockville

    Wayne Newton Post 346 scored a run in the sixth and two in the seventh to get past Rockville 6-3 in an American Legion baseball regional at Terre Haute North on Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014

Sports Columns
Pro Sports
Colts Camp Football_Tayl.jpg

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, right, laughs with running back Chris Rainey during an NFL football training camp in Anderson, Ind., Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Terre Haute Rex
SPT073114rexsabo:moore.jpg

Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Welcome home: Ryan Sabo welcomes Kaden Moore back to home plate after Moore's second inning home run. Standing by is Springfield's catcher Chris Bradt.

Colts
Auto Racing
SPT071614sprints clauson.jpg

Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Waiting: Bryan Clauson sits in his sprint car, waiting his turn to qualify at the Terre Haute Action Track for the Don Smith Classic.

AP Auto Racing News
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Raw: Deadly Taiwan Gas Leak Explosion Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus US, UN Announce Deal on Gaza Cease-Fire Family Dispute Cripples Northeast Grocery Chain Demoted Worker Shoots CEO, Kills Self Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure US Stocks Plunge, Wiping Out July's Gains
NDN Video
Famous Internet Cats Help Big Cause With Viral Video Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity
Real Estate News