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February 18, 2013

Metro Roundup: Rose swimmers have history making weekend

WHEATON, Ill. — Rose-Hulman’s best weekend of collegiate swimming in its history ended late Saturday with 17 school records, 15 NCAA qualifying or provisionally qualifying swims, 14 all-conference awards and five event victories, as the Engineer men were third and the Rose women fifth at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin meet.

Automatically qualifying for the NCAA Division III championships are freshman Orion Martin, who set school and CCIW records with a 48.51-second clocking to win the 100 butterfly, and senior John Huster. Huster, a Terre Haute North graduate, was runner-up in the same event at 48.99 and also reached the automatic qualifying standard.

Matt Ross, who was third in the 100 butterfly to give Rose its first one-two-three conference finish ever, also won the 200 butterfly, while three men’s relay teams — 200 medley, 400 medley and 400 freestyle — also won.

Huster and Martin shared the men’s Outstanding Performer award, while Keith Crawford was named CCIW men’s coach of the year.

Baseball

• Sycamores split, come home 2-2 — At Huntsville, Ala., Indiana State split a doubleheader with Morehead State on Sunday, losing 6-5 before rallying for a 7-5 win in the nightcap.

ISU trailed 4-2 going into the bottom of the eighth inning of the second game but won it with a five-run rally. Owen Conway had a leadoff homer and Rob Ort a two-run single to lead the way. Terre Haute South graduate Josh Dove got the win in relief.

The Sycamores go back to Alabama next weekend, playing the College of Charleston on Friday, Middle Tennessee State on Saturday and host Auburn next Sunday.

Golf

• Sycamores lead — At Birmingham, Ala., Indiana State’s women lead after the first round of the Birmingham Southern Ann Rhoads Invitational. Final round is today.

ISU’s first-day score of 311 is 10 strokes ahead of second-place Harding.

“It was a good start to the spring season,” said coach Greg Towne. “Definitely a good performance in 40 degrees, especially since our last round was in October.”

Reece Feducia, who missed the fall season, is second individually with a 75 while McCall Christopher shot 77 and Emily Dixon 78. Also playing are Gina Della Camera (81), Christina Beyerl (85) and Erinn Sutton (93).

Brittany Marquez of Harding leads the tournament after shooting a 71.

Softball

• Indiana State 9, Tennessee State 6, 8 innings — At Auburn, Ala., the Sycamores gave up a lead by allowing four seventh-inning runs but won in extra innings with the help of Megan Stone’s two-run homer.

“We got a gutty pitching performance, a huge hit from Megan Stone and some great defensive plays to head home with a win today,” coach Shane Bouman said. “We learned a lot this weekend and are exited about getting back to practice this week.”

The Sycamores, 6-4, scored five runs in the top of the first inning, taking advantage of five walks, and had a 6-2 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh.

A perfect relay from left fielder Megan Bunting to shortstop Morgan Allee to catcher Meredith Henriksen cut down a potential winning run at the plate to end Tennessee State’s rally, and a sacrifice fly by Shelby Wilson and Stone’s homer provided the winning runs in the top of the eighth. Stone finished 4 for 4 with two runs and the two RBIs.

Next action for ISU is the Blues City Classic at Memphis that starts Friday.

Basketball

• White River Valley 51, Union 17 — At Switz City, Michael Fisher outscored the visitors by himself in SouthWestern Indiana Athletic Conference play Saturday night.

Fisher had 26 points and Cade Hill 13 for the Wolverines, while Trey Bedwell had nine points as the Bulldogs completed a winless regular season.

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Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Catch me if you can: Terre Haute South's Justin Jenkins takes a lead off first base while Northview's Jacob Harden holds him close. Nathan Thomas is on the mound for the Knights.

  • Herrin's pitching effort leads South to win over Northview

    When two good high school baseball teams get together, each using one of its better pitchers, the margin for error figures to be slim, and some defensive plays that weren’t made were the difference Friday evening as Terre Haute South beat Northview 7-1.

    April 19, 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

  • Stout home run sparks South softball at Sullivan

    Terre Haute South junior Mariah Stout made her father proud and helped her team win its eighth game of the season at the same time Friday evening.
    With the previously flat-looking Braves trailing host Sullivan 1-0 with two outs and nobody on base in the top of the second inning, Stout woke up her dugout mates by hammering a McKenzie Pirtle pitch over the fence in left-center field for a score-tying home run.

    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

  • Terre Haute North baseball cruises past Warren Central

    Terre Haute North swept a high school baseball doubleheader against Warren Central on Friday night by scores of 14-1 and 10-4.

    April 19, 2014

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Sollars, Morrison lead West Vigo softball to win

    Kaitlyn Sollars had a double, triple and four runs batted in and winning pitcher Leah Morrison contributed a pair of triples and a double to lead visiting West Vigo over Riverton Parke 14-1 in high school softball.

    April 19, 2014

  • SPT041714 WV BB shaffer.jpg West Vigo baseball wins in rout

    When Brandin Behringer drove in his first run Thursday evening, it gave West Vigo a short-lived lead in nonconference high school baseball.
    The remainder of the Viking senior’s RBIs came four at a time in the bottom of the fourth inning, his grand-slam homer capping the second of consecutive seven-run innings that sent his team to a 15-3 win over visiting North Vermillion.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • College Report: Haley Chambers making noise in OVC softball circles

    Two Wabash Valley natives are again making big news for the Southern Illlinois-Edwardsville softball team.
    Former Riverton Parke and Cascade standout pitcher Haley Chambers was recognized for a string of dominant performances in the circle by being named Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday.

    April 18, 2014

  • Colts take another look at Shakir Bell

    Under general manager Ryan Grigson, the Indianapolis Colts have searched nationally and internationally for talent to build a program that has won 23 of 34 games in the last two seasons.
    On Wednesday, the Colts took a look at some Indianapolis-area talent, including former Warren Central High School and Indiana State standout Shakir Bell.
     

    April 18, 2014

  • Prep roundup: Vikings get big hits to beat North Vermillion on softball diamond

    The West Vigo softball team improved to 4-3 for the season with an 11-4 victory over North Vermillion on Thursday.
    Leah Morrison busted the game open with a three-run double in the Vikings’ seven-run fourth inning.
    Kenzie Little chipped in with a two-run triple in the sixth and Hannah Harden tossed a complete-game for the pitching win.

    April 18, 2014

Local Interest
  • 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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  • 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

  • SPT041614 SMWC jordan.jpg Saint Mary-of-the-Woods sweeps doubleheader over Rose-Hulman

    Over the years, defeating its crosstown rival has not usually been easy for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods or Rose-Hulman when they’ve met in college softball.
    But on Wednesday afternoon at The Woods, the home team made its doubleheader sweep look easy to first-year coach Mark Feller with five-inning decisions of 10-0 and 11-1.

    April 16, 2014 3 Photos

  • SPT 030714 ODUM 02O'LEARY.jpg Terre Haute North grad O'Leary to transfer from Loyola

    Matt O’Leary is one of three men's basketball players at Loyola recently granted a release from his scholarship from the Missouri Valley Conference school.
    The former Terre Haute North standout told the Tribune-Star he doesn’t yet know his next move.

    April 16, 2014 3 Photos

  • Rose-Hulman, Woods to face off on softball diamond

    The Rose-Hulman softball team will visit a familiar foe today when the Engineers take on crosstown rival Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in a nonleague doubleheader.

    April 15, 2014

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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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