TERRE HAUTE — The American Legion Terre Haute baseball sectional begins tonight at Terre Haute North.
Post 346 opens play against Sullivan at 7 p.m. Thursday. Clinton PostÊ 140 plays Washington Post 121 on Friday.
Elimination begins Saturday and the sectional concludes on Sunday.
American Legion Baseball Sectional
At Terre Haute North
Game 1: Wayne Newton Post 346 vs. Sullivan Post 139, 7 p.m.
Game 2: Clinton Post 140 vs. Washington Post 121, 7 p.m.
Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, Noon
Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 3:30 p.m.
Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 8 p.m.
Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 1 p.m.
* McVicker fares well again – At Rome, Jack McVicker of Terre Haute did well in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s Rome International Open on June 29-30.
In the middleweight division, McVicker earned a first-round victory over Luiz Osvaldo Ribeiro Duo of Brazil by applying a choke to make him submit. He then lost in the final to M.I. David Onuma of London 3-0.
“He passed my guard in the last 30 seconds of the round,” McVicker told the Tribune-Star.
In the open division, he won in the first round against Manuel Salas of the United States before losing to Richard Martin in the championship match.
“I was ahead 9-0 [against Salas] and then submitted him with a rear naked choke,” McVicker explained. “I fought Richard Martin in the final. He swept me for two [points] and I re-swept him for two. I came up short by one advantage. Richard also won the heavyweight division earlier that day.”
The European Open No Gi Championships took place the next day, June 30. In the middleweight division of that, McVicker’s first-round match was against Italy’s Stefano Menghel, whom he defeated 2-0 on a takedown.
In the final, McVicker knocked off Luiz Osvaldo Ribeiro Duo again, this time for the championship.
“I took him down for two -- and I submitted him with a choke,” McVicker said.
In the open division of European No Gi, his first match was against Mariusz Ryszard Linke of Poland. McVicker said he took him down for two points but “went for the submission a little early and lost the position.”
“He scored two off it,” McVicker continued. “We were tied up, but I scored the advantage for the sweep advantage.
“In the final, I had to face Stefano Menghel again. I took him down for two points and passed his guard when he exposed his back. I tapped him with a rear naked choke for the open class tittle.”
* Five share lead – At Noblesville, the first round of the Indiana Women's Amateur was played Wednesday at Harbour Trees Golf Club.
Five players shot 1-under-par 70 to share the lead: Anna Gleixner, Haley Kuth, Briana Midkif, Molly Ward and Morgan Nadaline.
Ashley Kees had 70 for sixth place. Rachel Welker carded 79 to tie for 24th.
* LaGrange wins twice – At West Lafayette, championship match play began Wednesday in the boys state junior golf tournament at the Purdue Kampen Course.
Adam LaGrange of Terre Haute won his first two matches to advance to the quarterfinals. He will face Chandler Mitchell of Greenwood today.
The Terre Haute North golfer defeated Cameron Weikart of Fort Wayne 2 and 1 in his first match and bested Timothy Wiseman of Corydon 3 and 2 in his second match. Wiseman had won his first match in 19 holes.
Two other players from Greencastle lost in the first round.
Luke Brotherton lost to Keith Ponsler of Carmel 1 up and Alec Davis lost to Joshua Keating of Noblesville 1 up.
* “P.I.N.K. of Terre Haute” outing – At Idle Creek, the foursome of Larry Russell, Dante Bagnoche, Bobby Moore and A.J. Patton took home first-place gross honors in the second annual “P.I.N.K. of Terre Haute” outing for breast cancer awareness Saturday.
“P.I.N.K. of Terre Haute” outing
First (59) – Larry Russell, Dante Bagnoche, Bobby Moore and A.J. Patton.
Second (59) – Rob Doti, Erik Eslinger, Doug Tanner and Brian Grayless.
Third (59) – Quinn Buckner, Scott May, Clay Eason and Brad Bomba.
First (64) – Matt Sinclair, Brian Shearer, Alan Morrison and Ryan Brumberry.
Second (64) – Pat Cannon, Shelva Gaither, Sharon Hamilton and Sandy Stabler.
Third (65) – Bill Cox, Bart Anderson, Chad Overton and Tony Tanoos.
Closest to pins – Doti on Nos. 3 and 12, Ryan Dyer on No. 9, Mike Nakai on No. 16.
Long drive – Carl Doner on No. 15.
Long putt – Bob Harvey on No. 18.
* “Greg Ewing for Sheriff” outing – At Idle Creek, the foursome of Brad Binnis, Todd Brinza, Mike Neally and David Reynolds won the gross division of the “Greg Ewing for Sheriff” outing Wednesday.
First (55) – Brad Binnis, Todd Brinza, Mike Neally and David Reynolds.
Second (55) – Herb McConnell, Tim Tennant, Floyd Shassere and Tom Hayes.
Third (57) – Brian Stewart, Luke Stewart, Matt Stewart and Kurt Humphries.
First (66) – John Childs, John Moats, Tim Osbourn and Brian DeHart.
Second (68) – Brian Cottom, Rusty Gray, Kurt Jones and Jack Keidel.
Closest to pins – Shassere on No. 3, Pat Walker on No. 9, Jared Holley on No. 16.
Long drive – Jones on No. 15.
Long putt – Shassere on No. 18.