TERRE HAUTE —
Terre Haute North’s boys soccer team got its record over .500 at the North boys soccer sectional on Wednesday.
Vincennes Lincoln? It continues to cruise along at 1.000.
The Patriots defeated Northview 4-0 and Vincennes Lincoln eliminated Terre Haute South 8-1 in semifinal action.
North’s Jacob Parham had two goals and Kaden Sloan had three assists in the win over the Knights as the Patriots improved to 9-8-1. Vincennes Lincoln’s Eric Ramirez had six goals for the unbeaten Alices.
• TH North 4, Northview 0 — The Patriots controlled the first half on the scoreboard, but lived dangerously. Northview’s Sean Brockman had a goal disallowed in the second minute after he was ruled offsides. Zach Rodgers also had a chance to score in the 7th minute.
It was Parham who broke through. He got the ball on the left side of the goal box and took a low shot aimed for the lower left corner. Northview keeper Chandler Reeves got his hand on it, but it just barely trickled over the goal line to put the Patriots on the board 10 minutes into the contest.
North scored again five minutes later. Lorenzo Cardinale got the ball in the middle of the attacking zone from Sloan, just outside the 18-yard box. He took a low shot towards the right corner. It appeared Reeves was screened by several Patriots and Knights in the penalty area and he reacted late. Cardinale’s shot dribbled in to make it 2-0.
North had more chances up until the break, but Northview’s Brockman found the back of the net again in the 32nd minute, only to have the goal disallowed again due to being in an offside position.
Parham took away any doubt of the outcome less than a minute into the second half when he took a pass from Sloan and scored to make it 3-0.
“Northview has really improved. I thought our guys responded well to it. It took us a few minutes to get going in the first half, but we got a few goals. Getting that quick score in the second half was big. They responded to the halftime talk really well. I’ll have to remember what it was,” North coach John Welch said.
Jacob Wilson added another goal in the 66th minute to make it 4-0.
Northview (6-9-1) continued to create chances in the second half, but couldn’t cash in on them and did not come as close as it did in the first half to getting on the board. North keeper Christopher Schneck earned the clean sheet.
North and Vincennes Lincoln did not meet in the regular season. While the Alices are among the most prolific scoring teams in the state, Welch said there’s another part of their game that gets overlooked.
“They’ve got a great defense. They’ve only given up 11 or 12 goals all year. People don’t recognize that. South was the only team to score two on them earlier this year. Defensively, they’re tough, and offensively? They’re leading the state in a number of categories,” Welch said.
n Vincennes Lincoln 8, TH South 1 — With 11 minutes to go in the first half, the Braves were tied 1-1 with the Alices.
By halftime, it was 6-1. Such was the scoring power of Vincennes Lincoln forward Eric Ramirez.
The Alices’ senior scored four goals in the final 11 minutes of the first half to overwhelm South and keep Vincennes Lincoln unbeaten.
Ramirez had six goals overall to raise his season total to an astounding 69 goals.
“[Ramirez and strike partner Kyle Richardville] were extremely talented. They had stamina, excellent speed, excellent aggression, excellent sportsmanship, no arrogance and they played together well. They took us apart,” South coach Eric Graves said.
Ramirez got Vincennes Lincoln (18-0) going with a goal nine minutes into the contest, but South held its ground. The reward came four minutes later, when Rush Sommerville scored in the 13th minute to tie the match.
The Braves were able to play even-up with the Alices for the next 15 minutes. However, Vincennes Lincoln broke the deadlock when Ramirez scored via a penalty kick in the 29th minute to make it 2-1.
The floodgates opened from there. Richardville scored a minute after the penalty kick to make it 3-1. Ramirez would then score in the 31st, 35th and 40th minute to give the Alices their five-goal halftime advantage.
Ramirez and Richardville added goals in the second half to round out scoring.
“We tried the best we could to slow them down, we modified our defense, but any small mistake? They make you pay for it,” Graves said.
South finished its season 5-12.
Vincennes Lincoln 8, TH South 1
Vincennes Lincoln 6 2 — 8
TH South 1 0 — 1
Vincennes Lincoln goals — Eric Ramirez (9th minute); Ramirez (29, PK), Kyle Richardville (30, Ramirez); Ramirez (31); Ramirez (35); Ramirez (40); Ramirez (42, Blane Hill); Richardville (43).
TH South goal — Rush Sommerville (13th minute).
Next — Vincennes Lincoln (18-0) plays TH North at 10 a.m. in Saturday’s TH North Sectional championship match. TH South finished its season 5-12.
TH North 4, Northview 0
Northview 0 0 — 0
TH North 2 2 — 4
TH North goals — Jacob Parham (10th minute); Lorenzo Cardinale (15, Kaden Sloan); Parham (41, Sloan); Jacob Wilson (66, Sloan).
Next — TH North (9-8-1) plays Vincennes Lincoln at 10 a.m. in Saturday’s TH North Sectional championship match. Northview finished its season 6-9-1.
TERRE HAUTE —
Terre Haute North’s boys soccer team got its record over .500 at the North boys soccer sectional on Wednesday.
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When honoring athletes after a season of excellence, the phrase “what might have been” doesn’t usually come up.
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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.
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Terre Haute North, West Vigo return to baseball regionals
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Clay City softball comes up short against Lutheran
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The Eels wanted to add another win, the school’s first regional title, but they came up short.
PREP ROUNDUP: Rockville wins baseball sectional
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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.
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South Vermillion, Linton, Clay City look to stay alive in softball
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West Vigo back on top of Class 3A baseball sectional
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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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