News From Terre Haute, Indiana


February 26, 2013

RECK: Basketball claiming center court this week

TERRE HAUTE — A really, really busy week of basketball begins tonight with the start of boys basketball sectional play in Indiana and winds up with the girls state finals in Terre Haute for the second straight year.

In Illinois, Robinson continues postseason play, facing Breese Central in sectional action at Greenville on Wednesday.

In the college ranks, Rose-Hulman’s men’s team begins NCAA Division III play. Congrats to the Engineers on a stellar season.

Indiana State’s men’s team winds up the regular season with the home finale against Drake on Wednesday and a game at Evansville on Saturday that will be televised, while IU has another big game at Minnesota tonight as the Hoosiers close in on the Big Ten championship.

It would be good for ISU to get one or two wins and take some momentum into the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

The field is set for the girls state finals at Hulman Center with Fort Wayne Canterbury and Evansville Mater Dei defending titles won a year ago in Class A and 2A, respectively.

Canterbury (24-3) meets Vincennes Rivet (22-4) in the first game, the Class A matchup. Rivet fans won’t have as far to travel this week after going about 200 miles to the semistate site at Richmond last week.

Mater Dei (27-2) faces 22-3 Eastern (Greentown) in the Class 2A title tilt.

Mt. Vernon (22-4) goes against Hamilton Heights (23-3) in the Class 3A contest and Bedford North Lawrence (27-0) plays Fort Wayne South (24-3) for Class 4A honors.

Damon Bailey is one of the assistant coaches for BNL. He was a key player in a game played in 1990 in Hulman Center when the Stars won a semistate played here on the way to a state title. Former Sycamore Dan Bush was the coach of the team.

Tom-Cattin’ It — Tom Izzo recently won his 200th Big Ten game at Michigan State.

• Todd Franklin has won 400 games at  Vincennes University. VU was named the top seed for district play with a 26-2 mark … Jake Newton of Terre Haute recently had 11 points for Lincoln Trail against VU.

• Four state-championship boys basketball teams were honored recently at Lawrenceville, Ill. … ISU grad Ron Felling was the coach of all four teams. Players included Evansville coach Marty Simmons, former ISU aide Doug Novsek and Jay Shidler.

• The DePauw women’s basketball team did not lose a game in the regular season.

• North Clay won the Western Indiana Conference eighth-grade girls basketball championship, besting Brown County and Sullivan to win.

• Chris Doran has resigned as Bloomington North girls basketball coach. He also is active as a soccer coach.

• Missouri Valley teams went 7-3 in BracketBuster games, equaling the same record compiled in 2009 and 2010. The best mark was 8-2 in 2008.

• A national American Legion baseball regional tournament will be played in Terre Haute.

• Ryan Gallogly has resigned as football coach at Brebeuf to take a job in Michigan and be closer to his family … Adam Reese is the new football coach at Franklin; he had been offensive coordinator at Mishawaka.

• Steve Tutsie has been hired as defensive coordinator at Lawrence Central after being interim coach at Warren Central last season.

• Amanda Evinger of Marshall has signed to play softball at Danville Area Community College.

• Big Ten schools are considering a proposal that would change football schedules; games would not be played against Football Championship Subdivision opponents in an attempt to beef up schedules.

• Detroit manager Jim Leyland is in his 50th year in baseball; the first exhibition games were played last week by the bigs.

Tom Reck may be contacted by telephone at (812) 232-3231, by email at or by mail at 4284 South 5th Street, Apt. 3, Terre Haute, IN 47802.


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Put your back into it: Indiana State's Jake Odum guards Loyola's Matt O'Leary in the second half of action during the the Sycamores' 75-62 win on Friday in the MVC Tournament in St. Louis.

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Put your back into it: Indiana State's Jake Odum guards Loyola's Matt O'Leary in the second half of action during the the Sycamores' 75-62 win on Friday in the MVC Tournament in St. Louis.

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