TERRE HAUTE —
TH North at Northview
The action — Terre Haute North (1-1) plays a nonconference game against Northview (0-1).
The time — The varsity game should begin at 8 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. junior varsity tipoff.
The airwaves — No broadcasts are scheduled.
The coaches — Todd Woelfle is 64-38 in his fifth season at North. Clint Weddle is 0-1 in his first season at Northview.
Probable starting lineups — For North, 6-5 senior F Calvin Blank; 6-5 senior F Austin Lewis; 6-2 senior G Steven Davis; 5-10 senior G Nathan Jahn and 5-11 senior G Casey Vickers.
For Northview, 6-1 senior G Craig Peters; 5-10 sophomore G Joe Ball; 5-11 senior G Travis Hakman; 6-5 center Ethan Whitson and 6-6 junior forward Jim Mace.
Key reserves — For North: 6-0 senior Charles Dillahunt; 6-2 senior A.J. Grady; 6-2 senior Evan Low; 6-5 senior Patrick Hart; 6-2 senior Chris Schenck.
For Northview: ; 6-4 junior Christian Ellis; 6-5 junior C Daniel Kimball; 5-10 sophomore Gabe Rogers; 6-0 senior Devin Clark and 5-8 senior Peter Tanoos.
Team leaders — North’s Calvin Blank has averaged 26.5 points and Austin Lewis has averaged 18 for the Patriots so far. Steven Davis is also averaging double-figures at 10.5 points. Christian Ellis and Jim Mace led the Knights with eight points in Northview’s opener, but Craig Peters and Joe Ball took more shots. Peters was injured at Vincennes Lincoln, but is expected to play tonight.
Recent games — Terre Haute North defeated Evansville Central 84-83 in four overtimes on Nov. 21 and then lost 72-63 at Fishers on Nov. 24. Northview lost 69-54 at Vincennes Lincoln on Nov. 21.
Last meeting — Terre Haute North defeated Northview twice in 2012. The Patriots won the regular season game 54-41 and also defeated the Knights 62-51 in the sectional.
Coaches’ quotes — Weddle on Northview’s development: “The best opportunity we had was to play a team that’s used to having success. We get to play an opponent that’s had success again tonight.”
Weddle on Northview having over a week to prepare for its second game: “I like the fact that these guys gives their best effort and they come in very excited. The biggest thing for us is having another week to grow together. We’re trying to implement some new things offensively and defensively and they’ve adapted well to it.”
Woelfle on what North needs to improve: “We are looking for improvment on both ends, but especially on the defensive end. We gave up 72 points at Fishers and we feel as a staff that’s too much.”
Woelfle on what needs to improve defensively: “We need to communicate better. One of the things we have to do is take care of the basketball. Our opponents got too many easy transition baskets off our mistakes.”
Lawrence North at Terre Haute South
Mooresville at Terre Haute South
The action — Terre Haute South begins Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference play tonighat against Lawrence North, while Mooresville visits for its season opener.
The time — Both varsity boys games should begin shortly after 7:30 p.m.
The airwaves — No broadcasts are scheduled.
The coaches — Scott Ridge is 8-16 in his second year at Terre Haute South. Jack Keefer is 616-249 in his 37th year at Lawrence North and 677-275 in his 41st year overall. Bob Carter is 96-96 in his 10th year at Mooresville and 122-115 in his 12th year overall.
Probable starting lineups — For Terre Haute South: G Kevaris Gregory (5-10, Sr.), G Preston Tofaute (6-2, Sr.), G Shane Stanley (5-10, Sr.), F Jeffrey Turner (6-2, Sr.) and F Timmy Herrin (6-4, So.).
For Lawrence North, G Sean Howard (5-10 Sr.), G Daeshon Francis (6-3, Jr.) F Basil Smotherman Jr. (6-7, Sr.) F John McCloud (6-7, Sr.) and C Dan Schofield (6-8, Sr.).
Key reserves — For South: G Conner Shipley (5-11, So., G Spence Tofaute (5-11, So.), G Jared Wolfe (5-10, So.) and F Greg Newton (6-4, So.). For Lawrence North, F Terell Davis (6-6, Jr.).
For Mooresville, G J.T. Hurt (5-8, Jr.), Keith Kassen (6-1, Jr.), F Jacob Johnson (6-6, Jr.), Clay Hibler (6-4, So.), Lane Weaver (6-0, So.), Evan Craig (5-8, So.), J.T. Sanborn (5-9, So.).
Team leaders — For South, Jeffrey Turner scored 32 in the Braves’ opener, while Kevaris Gregory scored 12. For Mooresville, Johnson is the Pioneers top returning scorer. For Lawrence North, Basil Smotherman Jr. is a Purdue recruit.
Recent games — Terre Haute South lost 75-59 at Bloomington North. Lawrence North and Mooresville are opening up their season against the Braves.
Last meeting — Lawrence North won 81-44 last season at home. Mooresville won at home 72-69 in 2011.
Coaches’ quotes — Ridge on his team: “I thought we played hard but we were out of position a lot on defense. Hopefully we can keep the effort and lose the mistakes and we’ll be fine.”
Ridge on Lawrence North: “Lawrence North has their usual size. They’ve got four 6-7 kids and one 6-8 kid on their roster. We’ll have to find creative ways to stop them and get some scores.”
Ridge on Mooresville: “Mooresville lost seven seniors from a great team last year. Johnson is 6-6, and a great athlete. He can really run and jump, probably a Division I talent.”
West Vigo at South Vermillion
West Vigo at Owen Valley
The action — West Vigo’s Vikings open their 2012-2013 boys basketball season with a pair of Western Indiana Conference road games, traveling to Clinton tonight to face South Vermillion’s Wildcats (1-0, 0-0) and to Spencer on Saturday to meet Owen Valley’s Patriots (1-2, 0-0 going into a game tonight with Linton).
The time — Both varsity boys games should begin shortly after 7:30 p.m.; the girls teams play 6 p.m. opening games both nights.
The airwaves — No broadcasts are scheduled.
The coaches — Joe Boehler is 54-39 in his fifth season at West Vigo. Michael Byrum is 6-17 in his second year at South Vermillion. Chad Smith is 17-33 in his third year at Owen Valley.
Probable starting lineups — For West Vigo the guards are expected to be 5-11 senior Cade Lindsey and 5-7 senior Kyle Stewart, with frontline possibilities being 6-1 sophomore Alex West, 6-3 senior Aaron Kirby and 6-0 sophomore Braiden Cardinal or 6-1 senior Adrien Corenflos. Corenflos is coming off an injury and will not be a full-time player yet this weekend.
South Vermillion expects to start 6-1 juniors Aaron Hines and Nathan Luft at forwards and 6-2 senior Kaden Lawson, 5-10 junior Tristan Spivey and 6-0 sophomore Jordan Branz at guards.
Owen Valley’s probable starters Saturday are 5-9 junior Nolan King and 6-0 sophomore Evan Wood at guards, 6-3 senior Josh Parker and 6-0 junior Dillon Hege at forwards and 6-3 senior Austin Hunter at center.
Key reserves — For West Vigo: 6-0 senior Lance Stonebarger, 5-10 sophomore Tyler Wilson, 5-10 junior Jimmy Maples, 6-1 sophomore Hayden Corenflos, 6-2 sophomore Grant Daley and 6-0 senior Kaleb Wilkinson.
For South Vermillion: 6-0 sophomore Cole Morgan, 6-0 freshman Dru Strayer, 6-2 sophomore Logan Waldrop and 6-2 junior Kam Weyrauch.
For Owen Valley: 6-1 freshman Cameron King, 6-3 junior twins Matt and Brandon Mahoney and 6-3 sophomore Ethan Daffron.
Team leaders — Lindsey and Adrien Corenflos are returning starters and Stewart the returning sixth man for the Vikings. Branz had 19 points, Lawson 15, Hines 11 and Weyrauch 10 for the Wildcats in their season-opening win; Lawson was near the top of the state assist rankings last year. Parker is the leading returning scorer for Owen Valley, but the Patriot youngsters — Wood and Cameron King — are emerging as threats.
Recent games — South Vermillion beat Clay City 74-64 on Nov. 21, while Owen Valley has lost to Eastern Greene (59-42), beaten Vincennes Rivet (50-37) and lost to Bloomfield (48-45).
Last meeting — West Vigo won against both opponents at home last season, 79-60 over the Wildcats and 56-36 over the Patriots. South Vermillion’s most recent win in the series was a 51-48 decision three years ago, while Owen Valley beat the Vikings in the 2011 sectional.
Coaches’ quotes — Boehler on the Vikings: “There’s days when I see us looking really good. We’ve prepared about as well as we can [with a later start to the season] and we’re ready to go now.”
Byrum on the Wildcats: “We learned a lot of things about our ballclub [in the season opener]. We’re battling to be consistent, but if we rebound well and take care of the ball, good things happen. The kids play hard and they play together, they just have to play smart.”
Boehler on the Wildcats: “They have a lot of kids with varsity experience and they’re coming in with some confidence. That first win was a big boost for them.”
Byrum on the Vikings: “It’s a good program that’s good every year. Throughout [recent] history South Vermillion has struggled against them, and we’ll try to change that.”
Smith on the Patriots: “We got smacked around in our first game, but we improved after that. This is a team that’s going to get better each game.”
Boehler on the Patriots: “They’re just like us; they lost the majority of their scoring, but they still have good, athletic kids looking to make names from themselves.”
Smith on the Vikings: “I don’t know what to expect. They lost kids like [we did], but younger kids get to step up. They’re learning about their team just like we are.”
TERRE HAUTE —
TH North at Northview
- High School
Vikings win in extra innings at Rockville
West Vigo scored six runs in its first two innings Saturday, then needed a ninth-inning single by Lucas Fagg to escape with a 7-6 extra-inning win in nonconference high school baseball at Rockville.
TH South beats Northview in Big Four makeup baseball game
Terre Haute South wrapped up a share of the MIC baseball title and finished up the Big Four Classic with an 8-1 victory over Northview in less than 24 hours on Saturday morning.
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.
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