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March 1, 2013

Rose-Hulman baseball falls in Florida

Winter Haven, Fla. — Augustana College relied on a balanced offensive attack to top Rose-Hulman 12-2 as part of the Engineer baseball trip to Florida on Thursday.

Augustana broke open a scoreless tie with eight runs in the third inning to secure the victory. Kurt Schmidt scored two runs and had three hits to lead the offense.

For Rose-Hulman, Donald Stopka had two singles and Donnie Waters added a two-run double.

Andrew Stull allowed just one earned run in 3.2 innings with four strikeouts to lead the Engineer pitching effort.  Seth Davis struck out 11 in eight innings for Augustana in the win.

Rose-Hulman is 1-3 on its Florida trip and plays the Milwaukee School of Engineering at 10:45 a.m. today.


n Engineers win, lose twice — At Clermont, Fla., Rose-Hulman finished 1-2 on a busy softball Thursday that included a bonus game due to a rainout earlier this week.

Rose-Hulman defeated Michigan-Dearborn 6-1, then fell 1-0 to Rochester Institute of Technology. Ferrum topped the Engineers 15-3 in the third game of the day.

Whitney Strain had two singles and three RBIs to lead four players with multiple hits in the Rose-Hulman victory. Brianne Widmoyer pitched in with two singles, two stolen bases, two runs scored and one RBI, Carly Heibel added a single, double, one run, one stolen base and one RBI and Jessica Ahlborn also contributed two hits and one run to the effort. Oblong graduate Taylor Lockhart had a complete-game win in the pitching circle in her college debut.  

In the second game, Heibel allowed just four hits and one run with four strikeouts in the pitching circle and provided a single for the lone Rose-Hulman hit.

Now 3-3, Rose plays Ferrum and Johnson & Wales today.

Cross country

n Sycamores honored — The Indiana State men’s and women’s teams have received the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I All-Academic status for the 15th time in the last 19 years, according to an announcement Tuesday.

The ISU women received their 18th recognition in the past 19 years with a team grade-point average of 3.47. The only year that the Sycamores did not receive the award was 2004 when they did not compete at the regional level.

Drake was the top school in the Missouri Valley Conference, coming in at 27th with a 3.519 GPA. Illinois State was 37th with a 3.49 GPA and Indiana State 41st out of the 200 teams honored.

The ISU men received their 15th recognition in the past 19 years with a 3.2 GPA, which ranks 66th out of the 145 institutions honored. Southern Illinois was the top Valley team with the eighth-best GPA (3.477). Indiana State was 66th overall.

To be eligible, a team must compete in the regional championships and have a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.


n Pole vaulter, sprinter sign with ISU — Two more student-athletes recently signed their national letters of intent to compete for the Indiana State men’s team, beginning with the fall 2013 season, according to coach John McNichols.

One of the top male pole vaulters to ever attend Indiana State, Kyle Johnston (Penn), is part of a vaulting family that includes his father Robb, the 1982 Indiana state champ, and his grandfather Jim, the 1954 Indiana state champion.

Johnston continues that legacy as he won the 2012 Indiana state title by clearing 16-feet-1, won the 2012 Midwest Meet of Champions by clearing 16-9 and placed eighth at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships by clearing 15-11.

Sprinter Carl McQuay (Lafayette Jeff) also has signed his national letter-of-intent to compete for the Sycamores. McQuay competed in three events at the Indiana State outdoor championships last year as a junior as he placed 12th in the 200 meters, eighth in the long jump and fourth as a member of the Lafayette Jeff 4x400 relay. He also competed at state as a sophomore in the 100 (19th), 200 (13th) and as part of the 4x100 relay (23rd).

A potential multi-event athlete for the Sycamores, McQuay has a personal-best 10.93 seconds in the 100, 21.87 in the 200, 6-0 in the high jump and 22-5 1/2 in the long jump.


n Oblong wins — Illinois boys high school basketball games were played Tuesday and Wednesday.

At Greenville, Breese Central defeated Robinson 56-54. Breese Central will play Teutopolis for the sectional title.

At Altamont, Oblong defeated Woodlawn 64-60 on Tuesday. Anthony Johnson had 17 for the winners; Collin Meese and Jared Mayhew each had 14. Nokomis bested Louisville (North Clay) 58-42 on Wednesday and will play Oblong for the title.


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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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