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September 7, 2012

Tonight's Vigo County football games

WEST TERRE HAUTE — West Vigo at Linton

Kickoff — 7 p.m.

Airwaves — WQTY-FM (93.3)

Records — West Vigo (2-1)  defeated Brown County 40-19. Class A No. 3 Linton (3-0) defeated Wood Memorial 60-6.

Last meeting — Linton won 54-20 last year.

Last time West Vigo beat Linton — The Vikings won 33-29 in 2010.

Coaches — Jeff Cobb is 38-38 in his 8th season at West Vigo. Steve Weber is 118-28 in his 13th season at Linton.

Outlook — The Vikings gained confidence with an easy victory over Brown County last week, which was their first victory on the field after being forfeited a win against Evansville Harrison in the opening week. West Vigo moved the ball on the ground as the Vikings’ line dominated Brown County’s line. The Vikings will need to continue that trend against a high-flying Linton team that boasts quarterback Austin Karazsia and a host of weapons for him to throw to. Linton is averaging 53 points per game, but the Miners’ defense showed some vulnerability in a 58-26 win over Sullivan on Aug. 24. If the Vikings can keep the Miners’ passing game in-check and if it can control the clock with its ground game, it will be close. But if the Vikings can’t do that, the Miners have the ability to put up serious points.

— By Todd Golden

 

Terre Haute South at Carmel

Kickoff — 7:30 p.m.

Airwaves — No broadcasts are scheduled.

Records — Terre Haute South’s Braves (2-1, 0-1 Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference) go on the road to face the top-ranked Carmel Greyhounds (3-0, 1-0), the defending Class 5A state champions.

Last meeting — Carmel won 54-7 last year.

Last time South beat Carmel — Carmel has won by at least 47 points the last four seasons. The Braves beat them 21-14 in overtime in the last regular-season game of the 2002 season.  

Coaches — Mark Raetz is 14-39 in his sixth season at South. Kevin Wright is 26-3 in his third year at Carmel and 161-57 in his 19th season overall.

Outlook — The Braves had trouble stopping the running games of Terre Haute North in the second half two weeks ago and of Vincennes Lincoln in the first half last week. That would have been a fatal flaw against last year’s Carmel team that loved to pound the ball up the middle. This year the Greyhounds are a spread team, but that might not be good news — Carmel’s two-quarterback attack seems potent again. And depth is always a concern against the Greyhounds.

Injuries, lineup changes — The Braves probably won’t have wide receiver/safety Jacob Johnson back yet, and strong safety Logan Deady remains questionable. But linebacker Derik Whalen returns to the lineup, defensive end Howie Lawson and and cornerback Kane Wilford are expected back after missing last week, and defensive back Taxi Brown is healthy for the first time since before the team’s preseason scrimmage. Whalen’s return could allow Pedro Piloni to return to running back, where he and Ian Newton will be a one-two punch, but the Danny Etling-Tyler Seibert passing combination is still the Braves’ best weapon.

A healthy Carmel team is led defensively by lineman Vic Roe and a pair of three-year starting linebackers, John Kenny and Loukas Sinnis. Senior quarterback Brandon Lugar is the team’s top rusher, junior quarterback John Lampe had 24 completions last week in a win over sixth-ranked Center Grove, tying a school record set by former Colts quarterback Mark Herrmann, and junior receiver Austin Roberts is being recruited by some of the top college programs in the country.

Words from Raetz — “[Last Friday’s 34-0 decision at Vincennes] was a good win; anytime you can win is good. I thought we played a good second half, and hopefully we can build off that momentum this week.

“[The Greyhounds] are another solid team like they usually are. They are very well coached and are sound on both sides of the ball.”

Words from Wright — “We’re probably overrated a little bit [at No. 1], but we haven’t lost; rankings are fun for fans who don’t know what reality is.

“Danny Etling is a very, very good quarterback, one of the best in the country, and [the Braves] have good skill kids. They have potential to put points up on the board. We’ll have to snap back and refocus [after a 31-21 win at rival Center Grove], because they’re good enough to beat us if we don’t play well. We’ll try to use our depth to our advantage.”

— By Andy Amey

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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    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.

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  • 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.

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    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.”

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • METRO ROUNDUP: Odum shines in Portsmouth Invitational

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
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    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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