News From Terre Haute, Indiana


November 27, 2013

Prep preview: Ryan Luce steps up to fill Dave Mahurin’s shoes

TERRE HAUTE — A man of many hats, Ryan Luce probably won’t be bored anytime in the next several months.

Luce, 36, now serves as assistant principal, athletic director and boys basketball coach at Rockville. Previously the high school’s girls basketball coach for two seasons, he switched over after Dave Mahurin stepped down as coach over the summer.

“It’s pretty difficult, but I’ve got a lot of quality help to help me manage my time,” Luce told the Tribune-Star last week. “I’m just trying to do the best job with the Rockville community schools that I can. My wife [Landry] makes tremendous sacrifices to allow me to wear all these hats.”

A 1995 graduate of South Vermillion, where he was a basketball standout, Luce knows his work is cut out for him with guiding the Rox.

They finished 25-1 and won another Class A sectional championship after being ranked No. 1 in the state last season.

Since then, seven seniors from that team graduated. Luce calculated that more than 90 percent of the team’s scoring from 2012-13 is gone.

“It’s going to be tough,” he admitted. “This will be the first time in the last eight years without a Mahurin [Dave’s graduated sons R.J. and Lane] in the lineup. The talent’s there. It’s just a little raw and inexperienced.”

The only returning starter is Keiontre’ Wilkey, a 5-foot-7 junior point guard who averaged 5.6 points.

“He’s going to be the heartbeat of our team pretty much,” Luce emphasized. “He’s going to set the pace on both ends of the floor. He’s worked hard on his game and he’s put in a lot of work in the weight room. He’s really improved his jump shot too.”

A new starter who may make his presence felt immediately is 6-3 freshman swingman Lance Hopkins.

“Lance is an extreme talent who I’m sure is going to develop into one of the best players in the area,” Luce mentioned. “He’ll just need to adjust to the speed of high school basketball. Going from eighth grade to varsity basketball is a huge jump.”

Senior John Brown, a 6-1 guard/small forward, is another who should move into the lineup.

Luce said the battle for Rockville’s other two starting spots is among 6-4 sophomore newcomer Dalton Laney (a move-in from Texas), 6-4 junior Isaiah Thurman and 6-2 junior shooting guard Cole Griffin.

Before coming to Rockville, Luce had been a boys basketball assistant for two years and boys head coach for five years at South Vermillion, so he’s no rookie on the bench.

“I look forward to the challenge,” Luce insisted. “I’ve always loved basketball and I really enjoy being around the kids on the team. It was a tough decision [to take this job], though, because I really enjoyed coaching the girls too.”

Rockville’s first game will be Saturday at Danville.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
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

High School
  • 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

  • ISU baseball holds off Eastern Illinois for 24th win

    Indiana State freshman left-hander Ryan Keaffaber won his first game as a Sycamore and senior catcher Mike Fitzgerald went 3 for 3 as ISU defeated host Eastern Illinois 6-4 in college baseball Tuesday.

    April 15, 2014

  • Top returners lead Cream over Crimson in Hoosiers' spring game

    The Cream team at Saturday’s Cream and Crimson intrasquad game had Indiana’s top returning rusher and receiver and the Hoosiers’ top-rated passer from last season.
    No surprise, then, that Tevin Coleman, Shane Wynn and Tre Roberson guided the Cream to a resounding 24-14 win over the Crimson.

    April 12, 2014

  • Rose-Hulman baseball gets wild doubleheader sweep

    Host Rose-Hulman came back from an early six-run deficit in the first game Saturday and went on to a 13-12, 7-1 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball sweep over Mount St. Joseph.
    The wild opener featured a Rose-Hulman comeback from an 8-2 deficit and included 18 hits and two school records for the Engineers.

    April 12, 2014

  • METRO ROUNDUP: ISU softball earns doubleheader sweep at Missouri State

    Yvette Alvarez’s one-hit shutout capped a dominant day of pitching Saturday as Indiana State swept a Missouri Valley Conference softball doubleheader at Missouri State by scores of 6-1 and 4-0.
    “We pitched well,” coach Shane Bouman said. “Both Taylor Lockwood in the first game and Yvette Alvarez in the second game threw great. When you pitch good and you play good defense and get some key hits, good things are going to happen.

    April 12, 2014

Sports Columns
Pro Sports
Terre Haute Rex
MET121713 rex presser segal.jpg

Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Talent scout: New Rex manager Bobby Segal talks about the process of looking for players for the Prospect League team.

Colts Owner Arrested _Ter .jpg

This file mug shot provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department shows Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay after he was arrested Sunday night, March 16, 2014. Police say Irsay had $29,000 in cash with him when he was arrested last week on suspicion of intoxicated driving. The Indianapolis Star reports it obtained the Carmel police documents on Irsay's March 16 arrest through a public records request. (AP Photo/Hamilton County Sherriff's Department)

Auto Racing

Latest News Poll
AP Video
Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Today in History for April 16th Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs
NDN Video

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

Real Estate News