Deanna Bradley, athletic director at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, was inducted Sunday night into the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Hall of Fame.
Bradley was selected based on her 28 years of service to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and impact on the USCAA. She was presented with a plaque and a Hall of Fame ring to follow.
Bradley said, "I was beyond surprised when I received notification of the recognition. I have had to privilege of working with two quality institutions for a long time. I am extremely grateful to both SMWC and the USCAA for the opportunities they have provided our coaches and student-athletes."
Bradley feels this is a departmental award. "This journey has involved many people, and I am appreciative to all those who have worked exceptionally hard to grow athletics at The Woods and to those at the USCAA who have paved the way for small schools like SMWC to receive national recognition," she said. "I am honored and truly blessed to be representing SMWC for this award."
"Deanna Bradley was hired to begin a scholarships program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Beginning with one women's team, she has been integral to growing high-quality programs. Her well deserved recognition brings honor to our college," said SMWC President Dottie King.
• Post 346 wins opener — At Kokomo, Wayne Newton Post 346 won its American Legion baseball opener 12-10 over host Post 6 on Monday.
Ethan Newman was the winning pitcher in relief and got considerable help from his younger brother. Evan Newman’s three-run triple was a big blow in a seven-run ninth inning as Terre Haute came all the way back from a 10-4 deficit at one point.
Tristan Elder added a double for Post 346, 1-0. The home opener is Wednesday against Lafayette Post 11 at Terre Haute North’s Don Jennings Field.
• Singles finalists paired — The Indiana High School Athletic Association has announced the pairings for the eight-player state singles tournament that begins Friday at Park Tudor.
South Vermillion freshman Elizabeth Tindera is pitted against another ninth-grader, nationally ranked Sanjana Tallamraju of Munster.
At Park Tudor
Quarterfinals, 2 p.m. Friday
Match 1: Ellie Pittman (12), Indianapolis Cathedral (23-0), vs. Anna Graves (11), Silver Creek (19-4)
Match 2: Ellie Myers (9), Evansville Memorial (19-1), vs. Jordyn Pax (10), Plainfield (24-1)
Match 3: Halli Trinkle (12), Providence (18-1), vs. Rose Pastoret (10) Valparaiso, (26-2)
Match 4: Sanjana Tallamraju (9), Munster (24-1), vs. Elizabeth Tindera (9), South Vermillion (20-1)
Semifinals, 10 a.m. Saturday
Match 5: Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2
Match 6: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4
State Championship, 2 p.m. Saturday
Match 7: Winner Match 5 vs. Winner Match 6
• Signup ends today — Today is the final day to enter the Optimist Junior Golf Tournament that begins Thursday at The Landing.
Boys and girls ages 10-18 are eligible and the cost is $25. The tournament is the first stage of the Optimist South District State Tournament.
For more information or to enter, contact Eric Cass at IndianaGolfer@yahoo.com or at 812-249-0190.
• Davis ties for third in Open — At Lawrenceville, Ill., Blake Claycomb shot 139 to win the Lawrence County Open played Saturday and Sunday.
Trey Tussey was second with 141 and 2018 winner Matt Davis of Terre Haute tied for third with 142.
Another former winner, Chris Cassell of Terre Haute, was sixth with 143 while Larry Tackett took second in the senior division.
Lawrence County Open leaders
139 — Blake Claycomb 71-68
141 Trey Tussey 74-67
142 — Matt Davis 70-72, Tom Doyle 69-73, Tanner Gray 71-71
143 — Chris Cassell 72-71
146 — Joe Curts 72-74
148 — Ron Dean 75-73
153 — Brad Flanders 74-79, Nolan Tewell 73-80
154 — Mark Bird 77-77
161 — Roger Meneely 82-79
158 — Kevin Claycomb 78-80
159 — Terry Hudson 80-79
160 — Larry Fossi 78-82
162 — Rick Thompson 83-79
150 — Jim Snyder 75-75
157 — Larry Tackett 79-78
167 — Ted Schneider 85-82
170 — Dennis Stark 86-84
• Conference Indiana picks honor teams — Conference Indiana has selected its all-conference teams for spring sports.
Baseball — Austin Bode, Casper Clark, Parker Maddox, Jakob Meyer and Grant Tinkle, Columbus North; Chris Cole, Mason David, Colby Reed and Wil Stockman, Bloomington South; Adam Craig and Tristan Elder, Terre Haute North; Harry Deliyannis, Dylan Steele and Aaron Steinfeldt, Bloomington North; Ryan Lezon and Avery Short, Southport; and Brayton Reed and Cole Whitlock, Terre Haute South. Honorable mention includes Will Kelly, Terre Haute North, and Dillon Kinnett, Terre Haute South. Ben McDaniel, Columbus North, Coach of the Year.
Softball — Katy Alexander, Caitlyn Boteler and Deb Jones, Bloomington North; Jasey Conn, Christina Richards and Addison Smodilla, Terre Haute North; Rachel Cowan, Bailey Lofton, Sierra Norman and Meghan Waggoner, Columbus North; Lizzie Halstead, Jasper Sons and Jessica Young, Bloomington South; Erniey Hursey, Haley Matlock and Vanessa Miller, Southport; and Emme Morris and Lauren Sackett, Terre Haute South. Honorable mention includes Shelby Downey, Madison Newman and Jordyn Rice, Terre Haute North, and Olivia Hatch, Terre Haute South. Ron McDonald, Columbus North, Coach of the Year.
Boys Track — Includes Brayden Bender and Jason Swarens, Terre Haute South, and Jed Shaw, Joshua Readinger, Stephen Burchyett, Jonnathan Wyrick and Santiago Imeroni, Terre Haute North. Justin Helmer, Bloomington North, Coach of the Year.
Girls Track — Includes Lauren England, Terre Haute South. Helmer, Coach of the Year.
Boys Golf — Henry Kiel, Drew Smith and Luke Schneider, Columbus North; Jace Day, Evan Todd, Logan Vernon and Nate Till, Bloomington North; Drew Todd, Seth Kestranek, Thomas Tierney and Ethan Kopp, Bloomington South. Honorable mention includes Sam Bowen, Terre Haute North. Brian Muehlhaus, Bloomington North, Coach of the Year.
Girls Tennis — Paige Bennett, Bre Rogers, Lauren Rowe and Andrea Saylor, Terre Haute South; Ali Bergman, Eva Chevalier, Jaline Tay and Ashlie Wilson, Columbus North; Joy Bhattacharya and Isabel Flynn, Bloomington North; Maya Mills, Bloomington South; and Averie Shore, Terre Haute North. Honorable mention includesd Anna Dubois and Lauren Hadley, Terre Haute North. Janet Rowe, Terre Haute South, Coach of the Year.
Unified Track — Includes Neko Chamberlin and Aronel Evans, Terre Haute South, and Ronnie Cooper and Justin Inanloo, Terre Haute North. Nathan VanDeventer, Columbus North, Coach of the Year.
• Tinkle to VU — Vincennes University coach Gary Sien has announced the signing of setter Morgen Tinkle of Parke Heritage.
She was an Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association first-team all-stater the past two years, an Under Armour All-America nominee, a two-time all-Wabash River Conference selection and a four-time all-Bi-County player.
• Wallys earned — At Crossroads Dragway, drivers competed Saturday for Wally trophies.
Pink Ladies and Friday Fun are scheduled this Friday, with gates open at 6 p.m. and time runs at 6:30. ET points races are Saturday, with gates open at 11 a.m. and time runs at 12:30 p.m. For more information go to crossroadsdragway.com.
Scheid Diesel — Josh Rogers (1999 Ram) def. Amber Price (2013 Ram).
Pro — Shawn Feece (1973 Nova) def. Joey Moore (1998 Camaro); semifinals Eric Farner, Jeff Shick.
Super Pro — Cory Brenton (1988 Mustang) def. Sam Smith (2000 Undercover RED); semifinals Dehner Maurer, Ron Pound.
Sportsman — Andrew Fidler (1991 Mustang) def. Jeff Vaughn (1992 Mustang); semifinals Josh Pickett.
Republic Services High School/Junior Street — Cayden Fields (2008 PT Cruiser) def. Caleb Ramsey (1977 Aspen); semifinals Gaige Brenton.
Junior Dragster — Kaden Bouchie (2012 Halfscale) def. Tanner Spires (2018 Halfscale); semifinals Aiden Lawson.