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.
- High School
Olds pitches South to share of MIC baseball title
Friday night, winning the second game 5-0 and earning a share of the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference high school baseball title.
Damon Olds was dominant on the mound for the Braves, striking out 14 and walking just one while pitching a three-hit shutout.
South wins first half of doubleheader against Lawrence North
Host Terre Haute South kept its Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference high school baseball title hopes alive — and clinched no worse than second place in the process — by downing Lawrence North 4-1 in the first game of a doubleheader Friday night.
The second game, which started after Senior Night festivities between games, ended past the Tribune-Star deadline.
PREP ROUNDUP: Calleja pitches West Vigo past South Vermillion
Brandon Calleja had 13 strikeouts to lead West Vigo to a 5-1 victory against South Vermillion in high school baseball Friday.
Brandon Behringer went 2 for 4 with two RBI for the Vikings, who secured second place in the Western Indiana Conference.
Kaden Lawson had double for South Vermillion (15-7), which finished 4-2 in the WIC.
Seibert returns from injury to win three events as Braves win sectional crown
His baseball equivalent might be Rick Sutcliffe of the 1984 Chicago Cubs.
When Tyler Seibert returned to the Terre Haute South track and field lineup Thursday for sectional action at Terre Haute North, it was like the midseason trade the Cubs made for Sutcliffe that earned them a playoff spot.
South switches up lineup to defeat North in tennis sectional
Terre Haute South coach Bill Blankenbaker said two weeks ago that he would change the Braves’ lineup after the 3-2 dual-meet loss to Terre Haute North.
The Patriots knew it was coming, but they couldn’t do anything to stop it.
PREP ROUNDUP: North slips past Northview in eight-inning baseball game
Colton Pittman drew a bases-loaded walk to score Zach Milam with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as host Terre Haute North edged Northview 8-7 in high school baseball Thursday at Jennings Field.
PREP ROUNDUP: North and South to face off for tennis sectional title
The winner of the Terre Haute sectional for girls high school tennis will come down to Terre Haute North and Terre Haute South.
Terre Haute North gets 10 event victories to claim 12th straight sectional crown
Terre Haute North won 10 events Tuesday night while winning the Indiana High School Athletic Association girls track and field section at South Putnam High School for the 12th straight year.
North, South to meet in first round of baseball sectional
The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced pairings for the baseball state tournament Tuesday and the draw offered up a Vigo County battle in the opening game.
PREP ROUNDUP: West Vigo softball clinches share of WIC title
West Vigo clinched at least a share of the Western Indiana Conference softball title with a 6-4 victory over Edgewood on Tuesday.
Jacy McClain and Bailee Waters had RBI singles in the fourth inning to break the game open for the Vikings.
Track sectional titles on the line
Expect one heck of a high school dual track meet Thursday night when Wabash Valley boys visit Terre Haute North for sectional action.
Prep report: Patriots, Braves favored to advance from tennis sectional 1st round
Persons attending this week’s girls tennis sectional championship match at Terre Haute North might want to pack a lunch.
Local ADs happy to see spring come to a close
Brian Mancuso is the most experienced of the high school athletic directors in Vigo County — and that’s a very relative term — but even he wasn’t quite ready for the headaches that have accompanied spring sports the last few weeks thanks to rain, rain and more rain.
South baseball remains in first-place tie with Center Grove
Heading into Saturday’s Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference baseball doubleheader against Center Grove, coach Kyle Kraemer of Terre Haute South wasn’t completely optimistic.
Kehrt Award goes to Emily Bell, Lee Davis
Emily Bell of Terre Haute South and Lee Davis of Terre Haute North are the 2013 recipients of the Willard M. Kehrt Mental Attitude Award.
Bell and Davis were nominated by their schools and chosen in a vote by the Kehrt Award panel. Both will be recognized at awards assemblies later in the month at the schools.
Bell played varsity basketball four years at South and is competing in track this season, running the 800 and two relays. “I wanted something to do my senior year,” Bell said.
She plans to attend DePauw University and play basketball. DePauw is the reigning NCAA Division III champ in women's basketball.
Bell tore an AÇL playing in a basketball tournament the summer after her sophomore season. She missed most of her junior season but came back to play her senior year and was second leading scorer and leading rebounder her final season.
Bell also was leading rebounder her sophomore year.
South softball's power display earns Braves share of MIC
The fun that the Terre Haute South high school softball team had Saturday — including those five home runs — was all the result of the hard work the Braves had put in before the game, coach Dwayne Stout said after the game.
Pirtle takes medalist, leads Sullivan to WIC title
Sullivan took team and individual honors in the Western Indiana Conference boys high school golf championships played Saturday at Idle Creek.
Prep roundup: Patriots drop doubleheader to Carmel baseball
Host Terre Haute North saw its Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference baseball championship hopes suffer what was probably a fatal blow on Saturday as the Patriots lost a doubleheader to Carmel by scores of 8-7 and 11-8.
Timely hits: After slow start, Terre Haute North rallies to beat Mooresville
No-hit through three innings, Terre Haute North’s bats came alive — especially Sam Wolf’s — just in time to rally for a 4-2 home victory over Mooresville in high school baseball Friday evening at Jennings Field.
Linton’s Weber to coach at BNL
Bedford North Lawrence High School has announced that Steve Weber will be the Stars’ head coach for the 2013 season.
Freshman group adds to Big Four teams' baseball tradition
The Terre Haute North-Terre Haute South high school baseball series wasn’t an inning old last week before T.J. Collett of the Patriots lashed a run-scoring single.
That hit helped the Patriots take a 2-0 lead, but in the top of the second inning a three-run double by Justin Jenkins sparked the visiting Braves to a four-run inning.
North tied the score in the bottom of the second inning, Collett driving in another run. And just before rain caused the game to be suspended, South called Logan Ames in from its bullpen for some solid pitching.
Not bad for a trio of freshmen. And the weekend hadn’t even started yet.
Pairings drawn for high school softball sectionals
The IHSAA announced Thursday its pairings for the 2013 sectional softball tournament slated for May 20-25.
Regionals will take place May 28.
North boys make it three consecutive Vigo County golf titles
Terre Haute North made it three in a row in Vigo County boys high school golf championship action Wednesday at Hulman Links.
The Patriots shot 161 to edge Terre Haute South with 165. West Vigo carded 222.
PREP ROUNDUP: Wolf homers as North baseball wins 16th game
Terre Haute North erupted for seven runs in the third inning on its way to routing visiting White River Valley 14-1 in 41⁄2 innings of high school baseball Wednesday afternoon at Don Jennings Field.
Northview's Carter strikes out 19 in 10-inning win against South Vermillion
Northview’s Taylor Carter and South Vermillion’s Daphne Dunegan locked into a 10-inning all-star softball pitching duel Tuesday night at Northview High School.
Unfortunately, one of them had to lose.
PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: South Vermillion 4-0 in WIC after 4-3 win at Northview
Jordan Branz won his ninth game of the season, scattering six hits over eight innings to lead South Vermillion to a 4-3 victory at Northview in a Western Indiana Conference battle.
Thompson going into Indiana High School Football Hall of Fame
Former Terre Haute North High School standout Anthony Thompson is the newest member of the Indiana High School Football Hall of Fame.
PREP ROUNDUP: South tennis wins against Oldenburg Academy
Playing on Ben Davis’ courts, Terre Haute South pulled out a 4-1 victory over Oldenburg Academy in girls high school tennis Tuesday.
Multiple records fall in Big Four track meet
Terre Haute North dominated the girls competition, as expected, and Terre Haute South’s boys edged the host Patriots in what turned out to be a rain-soaked Big Four Classic high school track and field meet Saturday at North.
Despite the less-than-ideal weather, North’s girls set four meet records in compiling 132.5 points, outdistancing the runner-up Braves, who had 63.5.
Four teams still in running for Big Four baseball crown
The 2013 Big Four baseball tournament was going to last longer than Saturday anyway, thanks to a schedule change this season.
Thanks to steady rain at Terre Haute North, it will last even longer than planned.
Terre Haute South beat West Vigo 2-0 in Saturday morning’s first game, and the second contest between Northview and the host Patriots was halted in the top of the third inning as the field became unplayable.
- More High School Headlines
- Olds pitches South to share of MIC baseball title