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April 27, 2014

Metro/Prep roundup: ISU softball loses home finale 2-1 in 12 innings

TERRE HAUTE — A trio of solo homers were the only scoring Sunday afternoon as Drake outlasted Indiana State 2-1 in 12 innings in the Sycamores’ last home softball game of the 2014 season.

Drake took the lead in the first inning, but Megan Stone tied it with her fifth homer of the season in the bottom of the sixth.

Yvette Alvarez pitched out of jams in the seventh and ninth inning. Morgan Allee was 3 for 4 with a stolen base and Shelby Wilson 2 for 4 for ISU, which plays this coming weekend at Southern Illinois.

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In other softball:

• Salt Fork 19-6, Marshall 3-3 — At Marshall, Ill., the host Lions were swept in a high school doubleheader Saturday.

Cheyenne Thompson was 3 for 3 and hit two homers in the first game, then walked twice and scored twice in the second game. Addie Grooms was 4 for 4 in the second game for Marshall, now 9-8.


• Rose-Hulman 9, Oakland City 0 — At Oakland City, the visiting Engineers completed their regular season on Saturday.

Now 10-7, Rose plays as the second seed in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament this coming Saturday at Indianapolis.

Rose-Hulman 9, Oakland City 0

Singles — Brandon Benedict (RH) def. Preston Browning 6-1, 6-1; Georges Adam (RH) def. Eduardo Robaski 6-2, 6-1; Matthew Conrad (RH) def. Edilerto Vazquez 6-2, 6-1; Nate Moore (RH) def. Andres Zambrano 6-0, 6-0; Erin Miller (RH) def. Derrick Reed 6-3, 6-2; Joe Kendall (RH) def. Kyle Fischer 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles — Adam-Benedict (RH) def. Browning-Robaski 8-2; Conrad-Moore (RH) def. Vazquez-Zambrano 8-2; Miller-Ray Montgomery (RH) def. Fischer-Reed 8-1.


• Arrows win girls meet — At Sullivan, the host Golden Arrows won the girls division of the Arrow Relays on Saturday, with Evansville Central taking the boys competition.


Team scores — Sullivan 90, Vincennes Lincoln 68, Evansville Bosse 66, Owen Valley 57, Wood Memorial 38, North Central 24, Evansville Central 20.

100H — 2. Sullivan 40.69; 4x100 — 2. Sullivan (Jenni Wilkes, Te’Airra Walters, Caylen Andre, Kyndle McDonald) 55.09, 5. North Central (Casey Webster, Courtney Webster, Rachel Whippo, Taylor Frye) 57.96; 4x200 — 1. Sullivan (Wilkes, Walters, Lexi Harrelson, McDonald) 1:57.00, 6. North Central (Ca.Webster, Co.Webster, Galina Carrio, Brooke Hall) 2:04.00; 4x400 — 4. Sullivan (Harrelson, Madi Young, Courtney Craig, Anna Hale) 5:16.00; 4x800 — 2. Sullivan (Olivia Craighead, Young, Sami Copenhaver, Annalisa Hinkle) 12:00.00; LJ — 3. North Central 26-11, 4. Sullivan 25-7; SP — 4. Sullivan 50-7, 5. North Central 50-3; D — 2. Sullivan 156-7, 4. North Central 123-2; HJ — 1. Sullivan 8-8; PV — 2. Sullivan 7-0; 4,000 medley — 2. Sullivan (Craigheaqd, Walters, McDonald, Copenhaver) 15:35.00, 6. North Central (B.Hall, Ca.Webster, Co.Webster, Carrio) 18:35.00; 1,600 medley — 2. North Central (Brianna Lebeda, Jessica Hall, Whippo, Taylor Frye) 5:02.00; 800 medley — 1. Sullivan (Walters, Andre, Wilkes, McDonald) 2:03.00.


Team scores — Evansville Central 100, Owen Valley 79, Vincennes Lincoln 61, Sullivan 57, Evansville Bosse 38, North Central 38, Wood Memorial 15.

HH — 4. Sullivan 38.0, 5. North Central 39.3; 4x100 — 3. Sullivan (Eric Tomey, Luke Spurlock, Chase Nicol, Michael McKain) 46.27, 4. North Central (Neal Greene, Justin Flesher, Kegan Hunt, Michael Coffin) 48.09; 4x200 — 3. Sullivan (Tomey, Spurlock, Nicol, McKain) 1:37.60, 5. North Central (Hunt, Levi Melchert, Dillon Bailey, Dillian Howard) 1:37.67; 4x400 — 2. Sullivan (McKain, Spurlock, Nicol, Tomey) 3:39, 5. North Central (Coffin, Bailey, Greene, Gavin Stanifer) 3:58; 4x800 — 4. North Central (Brett Wanninger, Jeremy Corbin, Logan McDonald, Matthew Fulford) 10:06.59, 5. Sullivan (Drewe Lubbenhusen, Luke Borders, Braden Davis, Luke Haddix) 10:06.92; LJ — 3. North Central 37-3, 4. Sullivan 36-10 1/2; SP — 1. Sullivan 87-0; D — 4. North Central 192-1, 6. Sullivan 169-3; HJ — 2. North Central 11-2, 5. Sullivan 10-6; PV — 1. Sullivan 22-6; 4,000 medley — 5. North Central (McDonald, Wanninger, Corbin, Fulford) 13:09, 6. Sullivan (Ben Short, Thad Boone, Lubbenhusen, Borders) 13:29; 1,600 medley — 5. Sullivan (Boone, Zane Connoe, Austin Bobbitt, Short) 4:12; 800 medley — 4. North Central (Bailey, Melchert, Hunt, Howard) 1:46, 6. Sullivan (Neal Gamble, Connoe, Bobbitt, Davis) 1:51.


• Rush the Punter
— Results were reported from Steve Weatherford’s Rush the Punter races Saturday at Fairbanks Park.

5K top 10 (of 178) — Tyler Gambill 18:32, Brady Page 18:51.4, Blake Benefiel 20:10.6, Matthew Sabastian 20:11.8, Steven Jenkins 20:34.8, Michael Menser 21:02.2, Journey Warner 21:02.8, Jack Miller 22:24.4, David Minor 22:27.9, Dan Smith 22:28.5.

5K walk top 5 (of 44) — Stephen Cornwell 24:17.3, Bryce Carpenter 37:28.7, Cole Bell 40:33.7, Greg Hannum 41:47.9, Austin Bishop 42:05.1.

1 mile, K-3, top 10 (of 211) — Jonathon Coulson 5:35.9, Rowen Williams 5:47.7, Carson Dillion 6:02.6, Ethan Proffitt 6:05.1, Timothy Smith 6:08.4, Justin Pemberton 6:19.8, Lauren Beaumont 6:27.0, Cassie Roush 6:33.2, Daniel Waltrip 6:33.9, Kasen Woodard 6:34.6.

1 mile, grades 4-8, top 10 (of 167) — Damon Kesler 5:15.8, Braden Williams 5:28.3, Levi Jones 5:28.4, Ethan Lynch 5:37.0, Jacob Barnes 5:45.3, Collin Trausch 5:48.6, Luka Popoff 5:52.8, Braeden Heaton 5:53.3, Zachary Mundell 5:54.0, Marcus Mundell 6:02.1.

Auto racing

• Clayton posts win — At Haubstadt, Daron Clayton won the feature race in U.S. Auto Club sprint car racing Saturday at Tri-State Speedway.

 Saturday’s results

Fast qualifier — Bryan Clauson.

Heat winners — Robert Ballou, Brady Short, Brady Bacon, Jeff Bland, Chase Stockon (semi).

Feature — Daron Clayton, Bacon, Jon Stanbrough, Hunter Schuerenberg, Short, Justin Grant, Clauson, C.J. Leary, Jarett Andretti, Stockon, Carson Short, Kyle Cummins, Ballou, Tracy Hines, Thomas Meseraull.

Sprint point leaders — Clauson 343, Bacon 329, Stockon 324, Grant 312, Dave Darland 303, Hines 299, Stanbrough 289, Schuerenberg 251, Chris Windom 217, Leary 196.

• Carmichaels are winners — At Putnamville, the Carmichaels were winner in racing on Saturday at Lincoln Park Speedway.

Kenny Carmichael Sr. won the feature and his heat for super stocks and Kenny Carmichael Jr. took first in the A-main for modifieds in addition to winning his heat.  

Saturday’s results


Heat winners — Carlos Bumgardner Sr., Jason Thornburg, Bob Farris.

Feature 1 — Bumgardner, Kyle Krupa, James Walters, Kevin Kemp, Cody Wright, Michael Williams, Jack Campbell,  Thornburg, Michael Thompson, William North.

Feature 2 — Blake Cross, Tim Wright, David Wallen, Jeff Beggs, Lenny Krupa, Mark Dickerson, Mike Fisher Jr., Mike Reitz, Dustin Colvin, Chucky Walden.

Super stocks

Heat winners — Jake Leitzman, Josh Boller, Kenny Carmichael Jr.

Feature — Kenny Carmichael Sr., Scott Carrington, Leitzman, Dustin Shoulders, Josh McDaniel, Rob Paris, Doug McCullough, Steve Sutliff, Dennis Morgan, Jonathon Newgent.


Heat winners — Carmichael Jr., Jimmy Hayden, Wes McClara, Bumgardner.

Feature — Carmichael Jr., Carmichael Sr., Hayden, Randy Shuman, Dan Lewellen, Jake Humphrey, McClara, Jamie Rife, Elijah Hemminger, Michael Kettnich.

Sprint cars

Heat winners — Chad Boespflug, Casey Shuman,  Ethan Barrow, Brian Hayden (B-main).

Feature — Boespflug, Shuman, Barrow, Chris Babcock, Matt Thompson, Kent Christian, Hayden, Tyler Courtney, Robert Cummings, Chris Phillips, Travis Berryhill, Brandon Morin, Tyler Hewitt, Michael Terry Jr., Brian Lake.


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Tribune-Star/Bob PoynterOuch: Defending Men's City Chamion Tom Jones reacts to a missed putt on the 6th hole at Rea Park Saturday morning. Jones is seeking his 9th Men's title.

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Tribune-Star/Bob PoynterOuch: Defending Men's City Chamion Tom Jones reacts to a missed putt on the 6th hole at Rea Park Saturday morning. Jones is seeking his 9th Men's title.

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Truebytower.jpg Memorable experience in Morocco for ISU soccer team could help team's growth

    Coming off the best season in its history, the Indiana State women’s soccer team figures to have the experience to do even better in the upcoming fall season.
    Or maybe that’s #TheExperience.

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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.

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  • 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.

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Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Records: Near perfect weather contributed to record attendance at racetracks around the state, including the Action Track, seen here.

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It was the Knights' day: Charlotte's Josh Phegley, center, high fives teammates and coaching staff after the Knights defeated the Indianapolis Indians 8-4 on Wednesday in Indianapolis.

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