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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.

Softball

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.

Track

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.

Basketball

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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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

  • 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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