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May 14, 2013

Catching up as the school year winds down

TERRE HAUTE — Odds and ends from here and there as the school year quickly winds down:

• High jumper Nick Jaeger of Terre Haute South was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s male track & field newcomer of the year.

In his first collegiate championship meet, Jaeger won the men’s high jump with a 1.93-meter leap.

Jaeger earlier won the Hanover Invitational with a leap of 1.97 meters (6-feet-5 1/2) — third best in the conference all season and just a half inch short of the best leap of the year in the HCAC.

• South Putnam’s Jenny Thompson was the starting catcher and seventh-place hitter on Sunday as the No. 1-ranked Indianapolis Greyhounds (53-6) cruised to a 10-0 Mother’s Day win over Ashland in the finals of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional.

Thompson, a freshman, scored a run as Indianapolis advanced to the NCAA Super Regional later this week.

• Terre Haute North grad A.J. Hughes was named as the Rookie of the Year for Virginia Tech’s football team for the 2012 season.

Hughes punted 79 times for a 40.6 average.

• North Central grad Bobby Swaby, a junior at Manchester, was honored twice recently by the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Swaby was named honorable mention all-HCAC and was also one of 10 players named to the all-Sportsmanship Team.

Swaby had a 7-6 record at No. 2 singles and a 0-3 mark at No. 3, and was also 9-5 at No. 1 doubles.

• It was a North vs. South Terre Haute baseball reunion on May 7 at Cliff Hagan Stadium in Lexington, when Cody Gardner’s Wright State Raiders played a midweek game against A.J. Reed’s Kentucky Wildcats.

Gardner batted second and played second base, going 1 for 4. Reed hit fourth and went 0 for 4 with one RBI.

Those who believe in the baseball numerology of birthdates would not be shocked that Reed and Northview grad Brady Shoemaker share a May 10 birthday. Happy belated to two of the best players produced by the Wabash Valley.

• Dale H. Long has been appointed Sports Information Director at Franklin College. Long, a 2008 graduate of ISU with a degree in radio/TV/film, has spent the past four years as assistant athletic media relations director at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

In addition to his work at FAU, he has had experience with several minor league baseball teams including the Edenton Steamers (N.C.) and the Mat-Su Miners (Alaska). Throughout his four years at ISU, Long was a sports information assistant at Rose-Hulman and did play-by-play work for several ISU teams.

Long is a Terre Haute North grad.

• Haley Chambers ended her freshman softball season with a shelf full of awards from the Ohio Valley Conference and a cast on her precious left hand.

The former Riverton Parke star was injured in the first inning of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville’s first-round OVC tourney game on a collision with Tennessee Tech’s first baseman.

SIUE won the game, but lost their next two to be eliminated from the tourney. The Cougars finished with a 35-13 record.

Chambers was earlier honored as first-team all-OVC, the OVC Newcomer of the Year and as a member of the all-newcomer team.

She finished with a 19-4 pitching record and a 1.66 ERA, with 167 strikeouts in 160 innings. At the plate, Chambers batted .375 with one double and eight runs scored.

 

Joey Bennett is a former Tribune-Star sports reporter and copy editor who now teaches at Northview High School in Brazil. He can be reached at tribstarcollegereport@yahoo.com.

 

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