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June 16, 2014

Tom Reck: Valley could be home of some champions

TERRE HAUTE — And the beat goes on … for four teams and two individuals in the final week of Indiana high school sports action.

First up: the boys golf finals to be played today and Wednesday at The Legends of Indiana Golf Club.

Sullivan is in the finals for the first time since 1997 and seniors Drew Cahill of Terre Haute South and Alec Davis of Greencastle qualified as individuals with their finishes in the regional.

Next up: the baseball finals to be played Friday and Saturday at Victory Field in Indianapolis. Terre Haute North is 25-7 and faces 27-8 Noblesville for the Class 4A title on Friday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

The Patriots knocked off No. 1 Indianapolis Cathedral in the regional and avenged two defeats in beating Castle in the semistate.

Rockville (28-3) and Shakamak (26-6) vie for Class A honors at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Rox bested the No. 1 Class A team (Frontier) in the regional while Shakamak avenged one of its defeats by beating Vincennes Rivet last week in the semistate.

In the other games on Saturday:

Class 2A — Wapahani (29-4) vs. Evansville Mater Dei (23-9), 4 p.m.

Class 3A — Gibson Southern (24-7) vs. Andrean (30-4), 7 p.m.

Champions were crowned in softball last week before near-record crowds with four schools winning their first state titles in the sport. Results:

Class A — North Miami 1, North Daviess 0, 10 innings

Class 2A — South Spencer 1, Southmont 0

Class 3A — Leo 2, Gibson Southern 0

Class 4A — Bloomington South 6, Hamilton Southeastern 2

It should be noted that North Central lost to South Spencer in the regional and that Clay City lost to North Daviess in the semistate. The Thunderbirds and Eels both had superb seasons.

Our best to teams and players in the finals this week.

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• Tom-Cattin’ It — Lauren Hambrock of Terre Haute South lost to Jade Kawamoto of Greenwood 6-2, 6-0 in the individual girls tennis state finals. Kawamoto lost to Denise Azcui of Bloomington South in the championship match 6-4, 6-4.

n Indiana boys and girls swept Kentucky in the annual basketball all-star series. More than 6,000 fans saw the games in Indianapolis while less than 1,500 were at the game in Kentucky.

The Indiana boys have won 13 straight in the summertime action. James Blackmon Jr. of Marion and Trevon Bluiett of Park Tudor were the scoring leaders for the Hoosiers in the games. Blackmon is going to Indiana and Bluiett is headed for Xavier of Ohio.

• Two golf tournaments are on tap in the area this weekend: the Hall of Fame Cup and the Brazil Open.

• Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died of cancer on Monday. He was a great hitter and later coached college baseball.

• Tre Roberson announced last week that he would be leaving IU and transferring to Illinois State. The quarterback will not have to sit out a year and will compete with Blake Winkler for playing time at Illinois State.

Tom Reck may be contacted by telephone at 812-232-3231, by email at tm_reck@yahoo.com or by mail at 4284 South 5th Street, Apt. 3, Terrre Haute, IN, 47802.

 

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