An announcement Monday by the Indiana High School Athletic Association basically boiled down — to Vigo County residents — that the postseason football path this fall for Terre Haute North and Terre Haute South got even tougher than it was before.
A change in IHSAA by-laws in April regarding the success factor resulted in Fort Wayne Snider remaining in Class 6A and traditional powerhouse Indianapolis Cathedral moving to Class 5A’s Sectional 13.
The earlier changes in sectional alignments had already moved North and South to Sectional 13, along with Plainfield and 2018 state runner-up Decatur Central. Now it becomes a five-team sectional.
The winner of Sectional 13, by the way, plays the winner of Sectional 14 in the regional round of the tournament. Two-time defending state champion New Palestine is in Sectional 14.
• No game tonight — An American Legion game between Wayne Newton Post 346 and Mattoon Post 88, originally scheduled today at Terre Haute North, has been canceled.
The two teams played each other in back-to-back weekends in tournament play — including Post 346’s 8-1 win on Sunday for the championship of the John E. Hayes Best of the Midwest Tournament — and decided Sunday that additional rest before upcoming tournaments would be more beneficial to both.
Post 346 travels to Rapid City, S.D., and begins play at the Firecracker Tournament on Saturday.
• Juniors win — At Kokomo, an 18-2 victory Sunday night gave the Post 346 junior team the championship of the Kokomo Tournament and an 8-1 record.
The Post 346 juniors do have a game today against Sullivan.
• Dungan has hot start — At Idaho Falls, Idaho, former Indiana State shortstop Clay Dungan and the Idaho Falls Chukars are both off to good starts.
The Chukars, a farm team of the Kansas City Royals, are 5-0 in the short-season league and Dungan, after getting six hits in his team’s first four games, doubled that total on Sunday with a 6-for-6 performance in an 18-6 victory.
Dungan is currently batting .545, 12 for 22, with 10 runs scored and five RBI.
• Ace at Forest Park — At Brazil, Brian Downing made his second hole in one on Forest Park’s second hole Sunday. He was playing with Nathan Rode and Joe Moreland, who witnessed the shot.