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December 10, 2012

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BRAZIL — • Hoop Scoop winners — Will Kelly of St. Patrick’s and Rachel Craft of Honey Creek were repeat winners Saturday morning at the 40th annual Elks/Robert Mardis Hoop Shoot at Terre Haute South.

Age-group winners in the contest, in which each competitor shoots 25 free throws, advance to regional competition later this winter.


8-9 — Cole Higham (Lost Creek) 16, Brayden Turner (Riley) 15, Bryce Maxwell (Rio Grande) 14 (won playoff for third).

10-11 — Mason Turner (Otter Creek) 13, Ryan Crockett (Riley) 12 (won playoff for second), Jonathon Wyrick (Terre Town) 12.

12-13 — Will Kelly (St. Patrick’s) 21, Tristan Elder (Woodrow Wilson) 20, Craig Porter (Sarah Scott) 19.


8-9 — Maureen Barrett (St. Patrick’s) 9 (won playoff for first), Audrey Pink (Dixie Bee) 9, Adelynn Harris (Fayette) 8.

10-11 — Hayden Mattick (Ouabache) 10 (won playoff for first), Stella Hart (St. Patrick’s) 10, Alexis Swan (Fuqua) 8.

12-13 — Rachel Craft (Honey Creek) 20, Sarah Chatman (Sarah Scott) 14, Aundra Kearschner (Otter Creek) 12 (won playoff for third).


• Pats third, seventh
— At Noblesville, Terre Haute North’s girls placed third and its boys seventh in high school competition Saturday at the Noblesville Invitational.

Best individual finishes for North came in the 500 freestyle events, where Courtland Jones and Matt Priester finished second and third, less than a quarter of a second apart, in boys competition and where Maria Kline was third in the girls race.

Girls results

Team scores — Noblesville 472, Mt. Vernon 454, Terre Haute North 271, Whiteland 217, Harrison (West Lafayette) 172, Lafayette Jeff 136, Anderson 109, Marion 98.

200 medley relay — Mt. Vernon 1:52.57, 4. Terre Haute North (Morgan Breitweiser, Micah Breitweiser, Catherine Rink, Katlyn Powers) 2:12.87.

200 freestyle — Kelsey Turner (MV) 1:58.87, 6. Maria Kline (THN) 2:06.47, 10. Powers (THN) 2:14.27, 14. Becca Weber (THN) 2:25.98.

200 individual medley — Claudia Crawford (MV) 2:13.13, 7. Alex Nichols (THN) 2:27.88, 9. Mi.Breitweiser (THN) 2:43.48, 11. Heidi Archer (THN) 2:47.93.

50 freestyle — Clara Baggett (MV) 24.39, 10. TaPring Goatee (THN) 28.23, 15. Alexandrea McKinney (THN) 31.14, 16. Rink (THN) 31.40.

100 butterfly — Turner (MV) 59.97, 9. Rosemary Weber (THN) 1:19.28, 12. Rink (THN) 1:24.52, 14. Rachel Williams (THN) 1:26.38.

100 freestyle — Baggett (MV) 52.27, 6. Mattick (THN) 59.79, 11. Goatee (THN) 1:01.47, 16. B.Weber (THN) 1:08.48.

500 freestyle — Taylor Parrish (N) 5:26.34, 3. Kline (THN) 5:31.29, 8. Powers (THN) 6:04.88, 10. Mo.Breitweiser (THN) 6:13.29.

200 freestyle relay — Mt. Vernon 1:42.91, 3. Terre Haute North (Nichols, Mattick, Goatee, Kline) 1:48.88.

100 backstroke — Samantha Gowdy (MV) 1:00.83, 12. Mo.Breitweiser (THN) 1:13.97, 14. Williams (THN) 1:19.62, 15. Archer (THN) 1:19.83.

100 breaststroke — Crawford (MV) 1:10.23, 4. Nichols (THN) 1:16.75, 7. Mi.Breitweiser (THN) 1:18.89, 9. Mattick (THN) 1:22.65.

400 freestyle relay — Mt. Vernon 3:45.05, 3. Terre Haute North (Goatee, Kline, Mattick, Nichols) 4:01.62.

Boys results

Team scores — Noblesville 457, Mt. Vernon 365, Harrison (West Lafayette) 311, Whiteland 211, Anderson 177, Lafayette Jeff 169, Terre Haute North 168, Marion 22.

200 medley relay — Noblesville 1:41.98, 4. Terre Haute North (Will Hubbs, Matt Priester, Forrest Gatrell, Courtland Jones) 1:50.87.

200 freestyle — Nick Strader (N) 1:46.17, 13. Andrei Ghejan (THN) 2:06.56, 2. Alex Curry (THN) 2:49.54.

200 individual medley — Andy Ross (H) 1:59.80, 6. Priester (THN) 2:12.13, 12. Harrison Barnes (THN) 2:21.59, 13. Gatrell (THN) 2:23.61.

50 freestyle — Jacob Walls (W) 22.91, 5. Jones (THN) 23.47, 14. Hubbs (THN) 25.68, 20. Quintan Herrig (THN) 28.27.

100 butterfly — Jake Poole (MV) 54.50, 13. Gatrell (THN) 1:06.54.

100 freestyle — Nick Evans (W) 50.27, 16. Stephen Koos (THN) 1:03.02, 17. Herrig (THN) 1:04.59.

500 freestyle — Strader (N) 4:45.25, 2. Jones (THN) 5:09.72, 3. Priester (THN) 5:09.89, 11. Sam McCarter (THN) 5:38.29.

200 freestyle relay — Noblesville 1:33.86, 7. Terre Haute North (Hubbs, Barnes, Gatrell, Ghejan) 1:44.18.

100 backstroke — Cameron Gill (N) 56.69, 6. Hubbs (THN) 1:02.74, 12. McCarter (THN) 1:07.37, 16. Thomas Logsdon (THN) 1:13.93.

100 breaststroke — Ross (H) 1:01.70, 12. Koos (THN) 1:14.35, 14. Barnes (THN) 1:15.67, 17. Ghejan (THN) 1:16.81.

400 freestyle relay — Noblesville 3:20.54, Terre Haute North disqualified.


• ISU sets three records
— At Charleston, Indiana State women set three school records Friday in the Early Bird indoor meet at Eastern Illinois.

Felisha Johnson not only broke school records but also Early Bird and Lantz Fieldhouse records in both weight throw and shot put.

Her weight throw of 75-feet-31⁄4 broke her own records on all three lists, while her shot put of 57-33⁄4 broke her own Early Bird record and a fieldhouse record previously held by Jeneva McCall of Southern Illinois.

Stacia Weatherford bettered her own school record with a clocking of 8.48 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles, also breaking an Early Bird record held previously by Paris Campbell of Cincinnati.

Other individual winners for ISU were Shalesa Smith in triple jump at 37-91⁄2; Carmelia Stewart in long jump at 19-2, seventh-best in school history; Katie Wise in the 60-meter dash in 7.61, sixth-best in school history, and in the 200 at 25.43, 18th-best at ISU; Shelby Higginbottom in the 600 in 1:34.43, fourth-best by a Sycamore; Leeann Michl in the 800 in 2:15.17; and the 4x400 team of Michl, Macey Black, Weatherford and Higginbottom in 3:50.66, an Early Bird record.

Weatherford also had the sixth-best 600 in school history in placing second behind HIgginbottom. ISU women won 10 of the 15 events.

In men’s competition, Greggmar Swift set a meet record of 7.79 in preliminaries and won the 60-meter hurdles in 7.83; John Mascari won the mile in 4:14.676; Dustin Betz took the 3,000 in 8:30.21; Robert Webb won high jump at 6-71⁄2; and Chris Fields won weight throw at 62-8, ninth-best in school history.

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  • Rex fall to Miners 4-3 in 11 innings, forcing them into tie with Quincy for first place

    The West Virginia Miners tallied the go-ahead run with two outs in the top of the 11th inning Wednesday night at Bob Warn Field, then held Terre Haute scoreless in the bottom half of the frame to post a 4-3 baseball victory and shove the Rex into a virtual tie for first place with the Quincy Gems in the Prospect League West Division second-half standings.
    Terre Haute is now 18-8 in the second half, while Quincy is 19-9.

    July 31, 2014

  • SPT-HB0731-ColtsCamp-Werner-319.jpg Colts need Woerner to step up in Mathis' absence

    Big Bjoern has certainly made his presence felt during the first week of training camp for the Indianapolis Colts. Bjoern Werner — the 6-foot-3, 257-pound second-year outside linebacker for the Colts— is being counted on to big a major force on the Indianapolis defense this season.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • AP202765859190.jpg Colts' Thomas leaves practice with lower-leg injury

    Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano has been trying to take a lighter approach to training camp practices this year in an effort to slow down the list of injuries that dogged his team a year ago.
    Pagano’s plans, though, haven’t been bearing fruit.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-HB0731-ColtsCamp-Fleener-206.jpg Colts, Fleener focused on situational football

    One year ago, the focus in Indianapolis Colts training camp was on turnovers. The team had committed far too many in 2012 and was determined not to repeat its mistakes.
    The theme at Anderson University carried over to the field and the Colts’ 14 turnovers were the fewest in the NFL last year.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Metro roundup: 'Fore the Kids' golf scramble Friday at Rea Park

    The Vigo County Education Foundation (VCEF) will host its 22nd annual “Fore the Kids” golf scramble Friday at Rea Park.
    The scamble will begin at 1 p.m., with lunch being served at noon. This year’s tournament chairperson is Dave Piker, a current board member for the VCEF.
    There will be 36 teams comprised of business people and community members as well as teachers, principals and administrators from the Vigo County School Corp.

    July 30, 2014

  • Tom Lindley column mug.jpg TOM LINDLEY: Sideshows involving Rice and Dungy stain NFL’s image

    The National Football League guards its reputation as aggressively as lineman are paid to protect a quarterback.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT 072914 ROSSELLI STEAL.jpg Sabo's 11th-inning double keeps Rex in first place

    Ryan Sabo, a Southern Illinois infielder, was one of several Terre Haute Rex players to come up short in RBI situations through nine innings, but he redeemed himself in the bottom of the 11th inning with a two-out double to center field to lift the Rex to a 2-1 victory over West Virginia.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • ISU football picked last in MVFC

    Indiana State’s football team found itself in familiar, if depressing, territory when the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason poll was released on Tuesday.

    July 29, 2014

  • Post 346 wins Legion state tournament opener

    Post 346 wins American Legion baseball state tournament opener

    July 29, 2014

  • SPT071614sprints clauson.jpg JOE BUCKLES: Clauson living up to lofty expectations

    Sprint car driver Bryan Clauson is living up to lofty expectations

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

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Tribune-Star/Bob PoynterLeader: Tom Jones is leading going into Sunday's final round of the Men's City Championship at Hulman Links on Sunday.

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  • ISU football picked last in MVFC

    Indiana State’s football team found itself in familiar, if depressing, territory when the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason poll was released on Tuesday.

    July 29, 2014

  • Degano2.jpg Bullpen mates: Three relievers coming on strong down stretch for Rex

    The Terre Haute Rex pitching staff ranks fifth among the 12 teams in the Prospect League in earned-run average this season and first in the league with only four home runs allowed all summer. But the Rex pitchers might be the best in the league the past two weeks as the team has had two shutouts and two games with one run allowed in the past week.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Prettyman wants ISU to be prepared for potential NCAA changes

    Against a rising tide of media, public and institutional sentiment that would suggest otherwise, Indiana State Director of Athletics Ron Prettyman believes that the current model of college athletics still works.

    July 26, 2014

  • ISU basketball trio earn national academic honors

    A trio of Indiana State basketball student-athletes have been named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court as announced by the national organization. Honored from Indiana State were Lucas Eitel, Justin Gant and Jake Kitchell.

    July 23, 2014

  • Metro roundup: Post 346 rallies past Rockville

    Wayne Newton Post 346 scored a run in the sixth and two in the seventh to get past Rockville 6-3 in an American Legion baseball regional at Terre Haute North on Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014

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Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, right, laughs with running back Chris Rainey during an NFL football training camp in Anderson, Ind., Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Don Knight | The Herald BulletinFrom left, Bjoern Werner and Anthony Castonzo face off during Colts Camp on Wednesday. For a gallery of photos to view or purchase, visit

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Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Waiting: Bryan Clauson sits in his sprint car, waiting his turn to qualify at the Terre Haute Action Track for the Don Smith Classic.

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