Terre Haute South placed ninth in a crowded field during the Franklin Central Invitational girls high school golf tournament Saturday at Smock Golf Course.
Franklin Central Invitational
Team scores — Center Grove 347 (won by fifth player’s score), Bloomington South 347, Avon 353, Martinsville 356, Roncalli 360, Ben Davis 375, Perry Meridian 380, Greenfield Central 396.
Terre Haute South 397, Seymour 400, Lawrence Central 427, Warren Central 432, Greensburg 432, Southport 433, Decatur Central 470, Franklin Central.
Top individuals — Paxton Dehaven (Seymour) 75, Taylor Wilson (Martinsville) 76, Cherise Otter (Bloomington South) 77
Terre Haute South (397) — Alexandra Pickens 87, Ali Danielson and Katelynn Gordon 101, Taylor Baugh 108, Taylor Monroe 109
Next — South plays South Putnam on Monday at Oak Ridge.
• Terre Haute North 4, Greenwood 1 — At Greenwood, Ethan Caldwell lost just one game at No. 2 singles as the visiting Patriots won their season opener.
Terre Haute North 4, Greenwood 1
Singles — Tate Egan (N) def. Alex Hammer 6-2, 6-4; Ethan Caldwell (N) def. Matt Hicks 6-1, 6-0; Chris McDonald (G) def. Harry Williams 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles — Alex Farmer-Andrew Farmer (N) def. Riley Daniel-Landon Fink 6-4, 6-2; Keaton Akers-Justin Newton (N) def. Anthony Miller-Bradley Rotham 6-3, 6-1.
JV — North won 4-3.
Next — North (1-0) hosts Sullivan on Monday.
• Center Grove 3, Terre Haute South 2 — At South, the host Braves lost a hard-fought match to the highly regarded Trojans on Saturday morning.
No other details were available.
• Thunderbirds win — At Sullivan, North Central won two singles and both doubles championships at the Sullivan Invitational.
Team scores — North Central 19, Rockville 12, Sullivan 10, Greencastle 9
Singles — Brennan Crooks (NC) def. Garrett Baysinger (R) 6-4, 5-7, 10-6; Kurtis Overpeck (R) def. Jacob Chmilewski (NC) 6-2, 7-5; Colton Prechtel (NC) def. Ryan Richmond 6-2, 6-0.
Doubles — Chaz Childs-Parker Drake (NC) def. Austin Bobbitt-Carson Willis (S) 6-3, 6-1; Nolan Kinnett-Chris Stamper (NC) def. Alex Asbell-Kaleb Fleming (G) 6-1, 6-3.
Singles — Landon Miller (G) def Luke Willis (S) 7-5, 6-0; Jake Pirtle (S) def. Mike Waddell (G) 6-0, 6-1; Will Arnett (S) def. Christian Richie (G) 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles — Adam Berard-Jason Ummell (G) def. Craig Overpeck-Dakota Whitmer (R) 6-4, 6-3; Riley Pirtle-Ryan Thompson (S) def. Chance Becker-Anthony Stowe (R) 7-5, 4-6, 10-8.
• South goes 0-2 — At Columbus, Terre Haute South nearly pulled off an upset of traditional power Bloomington North in the second match of the Columbus East Invitational, but last the last two games of a five-game match.
Terre Haute South 8 12 12
Columbus East 25 25 25
Highlights — For South, Maddie Callahan had 6 kills and an ace, Brittney Pink 5 kills and 4 blocks, Riley Davis and Kaitlynn Gilmore 5 digs each, Ashley Bazier and Meghan Etling 2 blocks each and Saya Harazaki an ace.
Terre Haute South 25 23 25 14 14
Bloomington North 15 25 16 25 16
Highlights — For South, Saya Harazaki had 23 digs, Riley Davis 15 digs, Brittney Pink 11 kills and 2 blocks, Maddie Callahan 9 kills and 3 aces, Bailee Williams 8 kills, Ashley Bazier 3 aces and 2 blocks and Meghan Etling 2.5 blocks.
Next — South (2-2) plays Thursday at Mooresville.
• Sullivan 1-1 — At Solsberry, Sullivan lost to the host team but defeated Medora in matches at the Eastern Greene Tourney.
Medora 22 19
Sullivan 25 25
Highlights — For Sullivan, Bailee Powell had 14 digs, 9 kills, 7 points and 4 aces; Taylor Shake 20 assists, 3 digs, a block, 5 points and an ace; Jaleigh Gilham 11 digs, 2 kills, 7 points and 3 aces; Abigail Hornback 7 digs, 6 kills, an assist and 4 points; Kelsey Badger a dig, 4 points and 2 aces; Jackie Bezy 3 blocks and 2 kills; Sydney Chapman a dig, an assist and 2 points; Cierra McCammon 2 kills and a block; and Tori Stamper a dig.
Sullivan 13 12
Eastern Greene 25 25
Highlights — For Sullivan, Taylor Shake had 10 digs, 8 assists, a kill and a point; Jaleigh Gilham 11 digs, an assist, 3 points and an ace; Abigail Hornback 9 digs, a kill and a point; Bailee Powell 4 kills and 2 digs; Kelsey Badger 5 digs; Jackie Bezy 2 kills and an assist; and Cierra McCammon and Sydney Chapman a kill each.
Next — Sullivan hosts Greencastle on Wednesday.
• Terre Haute North 7, Northview 0 — At North, seven different players scored and three different goalkeepers shared the shutout.
Northview 0 0 — 0
Terre Haute North 5 2 — 7
North goals — Spencer Grim (Shannon Welch), Michaela Schuld (Joy Jakaitis), Jordan Bray, Kaleigh Sutliff (Emilee Pemberton), Mary Margaret McMurtry, Zoe Baker, Merit Bell (penalty kick)
Highlights — Brooke Fredrick, Lani Troxel and Kelsey Woods combined for the shutout.
Next — North (1-0) hosts Bloomington North on Monday.
• Boonville 4, Terre Haute North 2 — At Boonville, Jacob Parham and Noah Brewster had goals in a losing cause for the Patriots.
Those two players combined for five goals Friday night in an 8-1 win at Evansville Day.
Terre Haute North 1 1 — 2
Boonville 3 1 — 4
North goals — Noah Brewster (Logan Perry), Jacob Parham
Boonville goals — Blake Cobb, Chase Stutsman, Cobb, Cobb
Terre Haute North 3 5 — 8
Evansville Day 1 0 — 1
North goals — Noah Brewster, Jacob Parham (Kaden Sloan), Parham (Sloan), Nathan Paul-Bonham (Chris Knight), Dominick Hendricks (Knight), Brewster, Parham (Jared Prifogle), Sloan (Parham)
Record — Terre Haute North is 2-1.
• Vincennes Lincoln 11, Terre Haute South 2 — At Vincennes, Kyle Richardville had five goals and four assists and Eric Ramirez three goals and three assists for the Alices.
Terre Haute South 1 1 — 2
Vincennes Lincoln 11 0 — 11
South scoring unavailable.
Next — South (1-1) hosts Martinsville on Tuesday.
• Greencastle 21, Monrovia 7 — At Indianapolis, Greencastle scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter Saturday in the first game of the Big Kickoff Classic in Lucas Oil Stadum.
Greencastle took the lead when Carter Lewis recovered a fumble and Nick Gilliam scored from the 1-yard line to cap a seven play, 21-yard drive.
Nate Christy, who led all ball carriers with 91 yards rushing, put the game away for Greencastle when he returned a Monrovia fumble 30 yards for a touchdown with 4:36 left in the game.
Greencastle’s defense held Monrovia to 32 yards of total offense and one first down in the second half.
— Steve Fields
Monrovia 7 0 0 0 — 7
Greencastle 0 6 0 15 — 21
M — Nick Fairfield 2 run (Sean McCloud kick)
G — Nate Christy 3 run (kick failed)
G — Nick Gilliam 1 run (Tanner Nicholson pass from Gilliam)
G — Christy 30 fumble return (Sedrick Weinschenk kick)
Next — Greencastle (1-0, 1-0 West Central Confererence) plays Friday at West Vigo.
n South Vermillion 26, Covington 7 — At Clinton, the host Wildcats snapped a 21-game losing streak with a nonconference win on Friday.
South Vermillion plays this coming Friday at North Vermillion. No further details were available.
• T-Birds win — At Dugger, North Central scored three times in the first period in Friday’s 60-14 victory over Union.
Dillon Bailey scored four times for the Thunderbirds and had one touchdown pass in the Southwest Seven Conference contest. He rushed for 260 yards on 25 carries while Chase Van Schoyck had 139 yards on 16 carries.
North Central had a 419-110 edge in total yardage. Sterling Langley scored both of Union’s touchdowns and passed for a two-point conversion.
North Central 20 13 7 20 — 60
Union 0 0 14 0 — 14
Next — North Central (1-0, 1-0 Southwest Seven) is at North Daviess on Friday. Union (0-1, 0-1 Southwest Seven) is at Riverton Parke on Friday.
• Attica 66, Riverton Parke 0 — At Attica, the visiting Panthers lost their Wabash River Conference opener Friday. They host Union this week.
Terre Haute South placed ninth in a crowded field during the Franklin Central Invitational girls high school golf tournament Saturday at Smock Golf Course.
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Goatee, Bertoli ran away with Spring Athlete of the Year
When honoring athletes after a season of excellence, the phrase “what might have been” doesn’t usually come up.
But in the case of Terre Haute South’s Jackson Bertoli and Terre Haute North’s TaPring Goatee – the Tribune-Star’s Athletes of the Year for spring sports – there’s an air of unfinished business despite obvious recent successes.
Post 346 opens tournament with two victories
Preston Tofaute got on base enough to score three runs, Cody Thornton smashed a two-run triple in the first inning and pitcher Pete Lannoo scattered four hits over a seven-inning complete game.
All of that helped Wayne Newton Post 346 down Lafayette Post 11 by a 7-2 score in the opener of the Terre Haute Inviatational tournament for American Legion baseball Thursday afternoon at Terre Haute North High School.
North boys move up to 13th in golf state finals
Early Wednesday morning, Terre Haute North senior Ryan Baker and coach Abe Nasser headed out to the Legends of Indiana Golf Course for a range session.
Baker wasn’t happy with the 85 he shot in Tuesday’s first round of the IHSAA boys golf state finals.
“He was frustrated,” Nasser said.
Problem solved. Baker bounced back with a 2-over 74 Wednesday, helping the Patriots improve their team score by seven strokes.
The Patriots shot 304 as a team Wednesday, giving them a two-day score of 615, good for 13th place in the 15-team field.
Big hill to climb for North golf
Terre Haute North boys golf is 21 strokes behind leaders at IHSAA boys golf tourney.
Top of her game
There are a lot of surprising facts about blossoming volleyball prodigy Caitlyn Newton, including that shape-shifting thing she can apparently do, but maybe one of them stands out the most. She may only be scratching the surface.
Camp, Howe win, then lose in state tennis tourney
Miranda Camp and Nicole Howe of Terre Haute South won their first match of high school tennis Friday at the state individual doubles finals, then won the first set against a powerful Park Tudor team before falling in three sets.
Terre Haute North heading back to state finals in boys golf
Terre Haute North is going back to the state finals in boys high school golf for the first time in more than 10 years. The Patriots qualified for a trip to The Legends Course next week by tying for third in the Washington Regional at Country Oaks Golf Club and advancing with the better fifth score.
North, South, Sullivan to compete at golf regional
Boys high school golf teams from the Wabash Valley will compete in the Washington Regional on Thursday, seeking a spot in the state finals to be played next week.
Terre Haute North falls 6-1 to Brownsburg in opening game of Class 4A Regional
Terre Haute North coach Shawn Turner told the Patriots to raise their heads. He wanted to see their eyes at the close of their 24-7 high school baseball season.
Terre Haute North girls shine on dreary day at track state finals
Led by a record setting 3,200-meter relay team and Keirra Porter’s long jump, Terre Haute North turned in its best finish ever in the 40th annual IHSAA Girls Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Valley teams will have to wait until Monday for baseball regionals
Rain and the threat of more rain caused postponements of high school baseball regionals involving Terre Haute North, West Vigo and Shakamak on Saturday.
Rockville's season ends at Lafayette Central Catholic
Lafayette Central Catholic ended Rockville’s tourney run in high school baseball Saturday, defeating the Rox 8-0 in the first game of the LCC Class A Regional.
IHSAA boys state track finals: Standing alone
It hadn’t been a particularly good day for Wabash Valley track and field Friday, and it wasn’t looking like a good one for Jackson Bertoli either.
Terre Haute North, West Vigo return to baseball regionals
Terre Haute North’s baseball team hasn’t participated in an IHSAA regional since 2006. West Vigo’s wait hasn’t been as long, but it was 2010 when the Vikings last advanced from a sectional.
Patriots girls take aim at state track title
Terre Haute North’s girls have several potential state champions today at Indiana University.
South, North track athletes looking for big performances at state finals
Terre Haute South’s distance trio of Jackson Bertoli, Logan Hambrock and Riley Stohler appear to be the favorites to crack all-state status among Wabash Valley competitors today in the IHSAA boys track and field state finals at Indiana University.
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South Vermillion softball can't overcome errors, Tri-West
Uncharacteristic errors led to eight unearned runs and hard-luck hitting made that impossible to overcome for South Vermillion, which fell 8-0 to Tri-West in Class 3A regional play.
Clay City softball comes up short against Lutheran
Clay City closed its high school softball season Tuesday night with the best record ever for the program at 21-9.
The Eels wanted to add another win, the school’s first regional title, but they came up short.
PREP ROUNDUP: Rockville wins baseball sectional
Rockville won its own Class A sectional in high school baseball Tuesday, defeating Covington 10-4 in the rain-delayed championship game.
Class 4A Terre Haute South Sectional:The wait is over
Three minutes into an interview with various media members, Terre Haute North baseball coach Shawn Turner couldn’t react fast enough to avoid a bucket of ice water being dumped over his head from behind by his giddy players. The soaking-wet Turner could shake it off with a smile, however, because his Patriots had just won the IHSAA Class 4A Terre Haute South Sectional championship with a 13-3 six-inning triumph over Plainfield on Monday evening.
Class 4A Terre Haute South Sectional: TH North, Plainfield win squeakers
The high school baseball teams of Terre Haute North and Plainfield proved Monday that what a batter does early in the game is not necessarily indicative of what he will do in the late innings.
Class 2A Linton Sectional: Eastern rains on Sullivan parade
Mother Nature put Sullivan’s quest for a high school baseball sectional championship on hold Monday night at Linton-Stockton High School. Sullivan (14-15) and Eastern Greene (16-7) will resume play in the Class 2A Sectional 47 championship game at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Linton’s Roy Herndon Field.
Opening Day: Terre Haute Rex host Quincy
In his first season at the helm, first-year Terre Haute Rex manager Ronnie Prettyman is going to be surrounded by men he knows and trusts.
Class A Shakamak Sectional: Stout pitching leads Union, Shakamak to final
Trey Bedwell and Patrick Green made sure their respective high school baseball teams would meet for the championship of the Class A Shakamak Sectional by pitching shutouts in semifinal contests Monday afternoon.
Class A Rockville Sectional: Covington, Rockville title game postponed
Rockville and Covington won semifinal high school baseball games Monday to advance to the championship game of the Rockville Class A Sectional. Due to rain, the championship game was postponed. A decision was expected this morning whether the game will be played today or Wednesday.
South Vermillion, Linton, Clay City look to stay alive in softball
There might have been as many reasons to think they wouldn’t be winning sectionals this spring as evidence to show they would, but high school softball teams from South Vermillion, Linton and Clay City will be playing one-game regionals Tuesday with the chance to keep defying the odds.
West Vigo back on top of Class 3A baseball sectional
West Vigo won its sectional with a 6-4 victory over South Vermillion on a rainy night at Dick Ballinger Field.
South runs into ‘buzzsaw’ at girls tennis semistate
Postmatch interviews don’t often begin with a coach and a reporter ready to blurt out the same word, but that was the case for Bill Blankenbaker and his interviewer Saturday morning after the Center Grove Semistate for girls high school tennis.
Unfortunately for Blankenbaker’s Terre Haute South team, that word was “buzzsaw.”
Greenwood’s Kawamoto twins made quick work of the top of the Braves’ singles lineup, so despite stellar efforts by both South doubles teams the Woodmen’s 3-2 victory didn’t seem all that close.
Greenwood moves on to Fishers, where it plays Floyd Central or Jasper on Friday in the state quarterfinals.
Also playing Friday, but at Park Tudor, will be South’s Miranda Camp and Nicole Howe, who reached the individual doubles finals for the second straight season by virtue of their 6-4, 6-2 win over the Greenwood team of Taylor Hudnall and Brittany Toney.
“It’s really exciting,” said Howe of the prospect of a second straight finals trip, “but I wish our team could’ve gone with us.”
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