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July 11, 2013

METRO ROUNDUP: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods names Feller new softball coach

TERRE HAUTE — Mark Feller has been named the new softball coach at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, replacing Gary Rodgers after five seasons with the Pomeroys.

SMWC athletic director Deanna Bradley announced the hiring Tuesday.

Feller, a native of Lafayette, comes to SMWC after serving the past five seasons as the assistant varsity softball coach at West Lafayette High School. Feller has also been actively involved in the National Softball Association (NSA). He currently is the Indiana assistant state director with the U-16 and U-18 age groups as well as the state director with the U-10 through U-14 age groups for southern Indiana.

Feller has been coaching youth softball since 2001, but brings plenty of experience in his first time coaching at the college level.

“I would have to look back on the past 12 years as a travel coach, high school coach, and current assistant NSA state director and know that all of the challenges, hurdles and heartaches have paved this path as the new SMWC coach,” said Feller.

In addition to garnering the NSA tournament director award in 2005 and 2011, Feller has coached three youth state championship teams and one World Series runner-up team. He has even found himself behind the plate as an NSA umpire the past three years.

“I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity,” exclaimed Feller. “Taking the helm for the first time in college, I feel much more comfortable in this setting. I will strive to continue the success that SMWC has shown in the past, build upon the foundation that coach Gary Rodgers has put in place.”

Bradley also believes Feller will continue to bring success in the coaching ranks at SMWC.

“Mark brings a plethora of developmental knowledge, experience and networking resources to continue the growth in recruitment and foundational success our softball programs is accustomed to,” said Bradley. “He has a clear understanding of the critical relational aspects to coaching young women and we are blessed to have him as part of our already remarkable staff.”

Baseball

• North wins 10U pool play — Terre Haute North defeated Clinton 10-7 on Wednesday to finish 2-0 in pool play of the 10U Little League Tournament. Ethan Knott scored three runs and had a double for North. Blake Boatman was 2-for-4 with a run scored for Clinton.

North finished 2-0, Clinton was 1-1 and West Terre Haute was 0-2. North plays host to Clinton at 7 p.m. Thursday in the 10U championship game.

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• Action Track rained out again — The Terre Haute Action Track is still looking to complete its first racing card of the summer after rain postponed the UMP Summer Nationals event Wednesday evening.

No make-up date has been announced. It is the fifth scheduled event to be rained out this summer.

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• Evans continues to shine — Recent Rose-Hulman graduate Liz Evans became the first NCAA postgraduate scholarship winner at the eastside engineering institute in a generation, according to results released by the NCAA national office this week.

A total of 29 men and 29 women from all NCAA Division I, II and III spring sports were honored for a combination of their athletic and academic success. Each recipient earns $7,500 to pursue post-graduate studies.

Per the NCAA, to qualify student-athletes must excel academically and athletically, be in their final year of eligibility and plan to pursue graduate study. A minimum grade-point average of 3.20 and a nomination by their institution’s faculty athletics representative are other requirements to be eligible for the award. The scholarship has been awarded since 1964.

Evans earned dual degrees in mathematics and electrical engineering at Rose’s commencement ceremony in May 2013. She also earned first-team Capital One Academic All-American honors in 2012 and 2013 and was a second-team Academic All-American in 2011.

In track and field, Evans became the first five time national champion and eight-time All-American in Rose-Hulman history. She earned the 11th individual national championship and 84th All-American award in the Fightin’ Engineer athletic department history. Her honors marked the 49th All-American award and 10th national championship for the Rose track and field program.

Her eight All-American awards include five first-place efforts (2013 outdoors; 2012 indoors and outdoors; 2011 indoors and outdoors), two national runner-up performances (2010 indoors and outdoors) and one third-place effort (2013 indoors). She also finished seventh at the USA National Championships with an NCAA Division III national record-setting mark of 6 feet, 0 1/2 inches in June.

Tennis

• nResults in — At Rea Park, the Thyssenkreup Presta Wabash Valley Junior Open for youth players took place Friday and Saturday.

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A.J. Reed The University of Kentucky baseball team falls to Missouri 8-7 on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Cliff Hagan Stadium in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

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  • SPT041914track porter.jpg Terre Haute track and field athletes shine at Patriot Invitational

    The Terre Haute North and Brown County girls and boys came out winners Saturday in the Patriot Invitational Track and Field Meet at Terre Haute North High School.

    April 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • Metro roundup: Reed connects for 15th home run on four-hit day

    Terre Haute’s A.J. Reed and Kentucky baseball teammate Max Kuhn each had four hits and a home run to lead the No. 19-ranked Wildcats to a series-clinching 11-4 win at Southeastern Conference foe Texas A&M on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in front of 5,311 fans at Blue Bell Park.
    Kentucky (26-13, 9-8 SEC) clinched the series victory at Texas A&M with the win, a day after posting a 6-3 victory in the opener Friday night.

    April 19, 2014

  • Prep roundup: North girls tennis beats ranked teams

    Terre Haute North knocked off two state-ranked teams — No. 12 Fort Wayne Canterbury and No. 13 Delta — on its way to capturing the Delta Invitational championship for girls high school tennis Saturday.

    April 19, 2014

  • ISU baseball drops second straight

    Indiana State’s baseball team rallied late in the game but could not get in front as the Canisius Golden Griffins held off the Sycamores 5-4 Saturday.
    ISU (24-12) will look to avoid being swept for the first time this season at noon EDT today when it plays the series finale against Canisius (22-13).
     

    April 19, 2014

  • Redneck Quaker: A young lady of the outdoors

    Where do I start to tell you about this 10-year-old outdoor lady? Let’s start with her own words from a nice letter she wrote.

    “My name is Lilly Hutchison and this year when I was nine and again hunting with my Papaw, Mike Burch, we got up way before daylight on opening morning of youth deer season. I was watching a 6-pointer for several minutes until a larger buck appeared and chased him off, but not giving me a shot at him. Papaw and I were preparing a place for our evening hunt when a couple of does came across the field right to us. I carefully placed my shot and she ran around 8 yards. That evening, we decided to go to our neighbors’ woods. On the way in, we saw a large buck watering in one of the few puddles in the creek. Papaw said we would wait nearby to see if he would come back. To our amazement, he did! I was fortunate to take this 10-pointer, 250-pound buck. I have had many great hunts with Papaw.”

    April 19, 2014

  • SPT041814THS BB jenkins.jpg 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

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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A.J. Reed The University of Kentucky baseball team falls to Missouri 8-7 on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Cliff Hagan Stadium in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

  • Immense power: A leaner A.J. Reed making play as elite prospect

    Reed took his talents to Kentucky and the Southeastern Conference in 2011 and hasn’t looked back in the baseball sense. After a standout career at Terre Haute South — he was Indiana’s Player of the Year in 2011 — area fans had an idea of the wind Kentucky was sowing when it coaxed Reed to Lexington, Ky.

    April 20, 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

  • 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

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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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