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Hicks shuts down South to salvage split for North
The longer the high school baseball games went Friday night at Terre Haute South, the clearer one fact became.
Austin Hicks was not coming off the mound for Terre Haute North.
PREP ROUNDUP: Carter tosses one-hit shutout, homers for Northview
Taylor Carter pitched a one-hit shutout and hit a two-run home run while leading Northview to a 10-0 victory over visiting Edgewood in girls high school softball on Friday.
North clinging to 6-5 lead in delayed MIC baseball game
With luck, the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference high school baseball race will sort itself out sometime late today at Terre Haute South.
PREP PROFILE: Northview's Taylor Carter looking to finish softball season strong
Taylor Carter will tell you there are some things she doesn’t do well.
She’s not a shortstop, she’s not very good at being a leader and her hitting this spring is not what it should be, the Northview senior told the Tribune-Star this week.
PREP ROUNDUP: Stewart gets three more hits for West Vigo
Travis Reese won his first game of the season for West Vigo partly on the strength of a 3-for-4 day by Kyle Stewart as the Vikings defeated North Central 5-0.
Prep roundup: Vikings’ Calleja no-hits Clovers
West Vigo senior southpaw Brandon Calleja tossed a no-hitter Wednesday at Cloverdale, a team that has won 13 games this season.
Calleja allowed only two baserunners, both on errors. He struck out nine and walked none.
Kyle Stewart led the Vikings’ offense, going 3-for-4 with four RBI, while Jordan Schaffer reached base four times, collected two hits and scored three runs.
BIG FOUR: Extra thrills for South softball
For the South side, it will go down as an epic comeback in a high school softball city rivalry series that needs gallons of ink to describe the dramatic events.
BIG FOUR: Vikings’ pitching carries day against Knights in baseball
Pitching and defense were the differences Tuesday afternoon in West Vigo’s 6-0 win over Northview. That’s the pitching of West Vigo’s Lucas Fagg and Northview’s poor defense.
BIG FOUR: WV softball gets leg up with victory over Northview
West Vigo was a winner in Western Indiana Conference and Big Four Classic high school softball Tuesday as it defeated Northview 4-1.
PREP ROUNDUP: North wins dual golf meet
Terre Haute North got a 36 from medalist Sam Pollock in defeating Rockville 152-195 in boys high school golf Tuesday at Hulman Links.
North’s LaGrange takes fourth at MIC to lead Patriots to third-place finish
Carmel is the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference boys high school golf champ for the second year in a row.
The Greyhounds shot 306 on Saturday at Hulman Links to claim the title. Center Grove was second with 314 and Terre Haute North was a solid third with 317. Indianapolis North Central had 339 and Terre Haute South 345 to round out the top five.
Carmel senior Andrew Havil went 37-33 to finish with a 1-under-par 70 to take medalist honors for the second time in three years. He was second a year ago.
Havil had three birdies in his round to card his best 18-hole score of the season. He was fifth in the state last year and will play college golf at Indiana University.
Jackson Juerling of North Central was second low medalist with 75. The nephew of pro golfer Bo Van Pelt had two birdies in his round, going 38-37.
Braves, Pats dominate MIC weekeend
Are Terre Haute North and Terre Haute South the cream of the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference high school softball crop, or have their early MIC schedules been skim milk?
Those questions could not be answered definitively after Saturday’s games at Ben Davis, where both Patriots and Braves notched a pair of fairly one-sided wins over the host Giants and Indianapolis North Central.
A definitive answer that can be expected, however, is which of the two will stay atop the league standings. That answer comes Tuesday, when the Braves play at North — junior varsity at 5 p.m., varsity at approximately 6:30 unless there’s questionable weather, coach Jack Kirchner of the Patriots indicated.
That hasn’t been unusual in recent seasons, and coach Dwayne Stout of the Braves — who beat North Central 8-2 and Ben Davis 7-3 — indicated he would answer the cream question positively.
PREP ROUNDUP: South sweeps Carmel in MIC baseball action
Visiting Terre Haute South led most of the way in the first game and trailed most of the way in the second, but came away with a doubleheader sweep at Carmel in Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference high school baseball Saturday.
“Anytime you can come home from Carmel with two wins, it’s a good day,” coach Kyle Kraemer noted.
PREP ROUNDUP: Green tosses one-hitter to lift Shakamak to 12-1 record
Patrick Green tossed a one-hitter with eight strikeouts to help Shakamak improve to 12-1 on the high school baseball season with a 3-0 victory against Northeast Dubois.
No. 3 Terre Haute North baseball splits with No. 9 Center Grove
Terre Haute North got another brilliant pitching performance from Austin Hicks on Saturday at Center Grove in a 2-0 victory for the Patriots in Game 1 of the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference high school baseball doubleheader.
Hicks hurled a three-hit shutout to improve to 5-0 on the year.
‘Benefit Night’ helps raise $10,000 toward coach Saylor’s medical costs
Near the end of the “Mike Saylor Benefit Night” basketball game consisting of former South standouts, South principal Chris Mauk announced to the large crowd of supporters that $10,000 had been raised to help the Saylor family during his ongoing battle with cancer.
Not surprisingly, a standing ovation followed.
TH North girls finish fractions of a second behind Carmel at MIC track
For 15 years, track teams from Terre Haute North and Terre Haute South high schools came to the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference championship meet to measure themselves against the best athletes in the state. Friday night at Ben Davis, the girls from Terre Haute North came to win.
Turkey Run's Jeff Woods wrapping up impressive high school sports career
One of the better high school athletic careers in the Wabash Valley in quite some time — no, make it one of the better careers ever — is going out in a blaze of glory.
No, that’s not quite right either. Despite some numbers that are definitely on the glorious side, Turkey Run’s Jeff Woods may be doomed to end his 12th varsity season with the Warriors within a couple of months in the same anonymity he’s enjoyed — and that’s probably the right word — since his freshman year.
Vigo County baseball teams win nonconference games
Both Terre Haute North and Terre Haute South won nonconference games on Thursday.
North defeated Linton 9-4 to improve its overall record to 13-1. South triumphed 16-0 over Riverton Parke to improve its record to 10-4.
Both the Patriots and Braves play Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference games in the Indianapolis area this weekend. North plays at Center Grove and South plays at Carmel.
TH North golfers beat Northview
Terre Haute North won its second boys high school golf match of the week Thursday, defeating Northview 149-161 at Forest Park.
Prep roundup: Valley games continue to be rescheduled
More of the recently rained-out high school events have been rescheduled.
Among some of those reported Wednesday to the Tribune-Star:
• Terre Haute North will serve as host for a boys and girls track meet with Terre Haute South and North Vermillion on Monday, starting at 5 p.m. The meet will be scored as North vs. South, North vs. North Vermillion and South vs. North Vermillion.
• Wednesday’s Rockville at West Vigo varsity/junior varsity softball games were postponed. No make-up date has been set yet.
• West Vigo will add Greencastle to a track meet with Northview to make it a three-way May 2, starting at 5 p.m.
Herrin excited to lead Braves' football into new era
Now that the Vigo County School Board approved the hiring of Tim Herrin as Terre Haute South High School’s sixth head football coach ever Monday night, Herrin looks forward to leading the Braves into their first season in Conference Indiana.
PREP ROUNDUP: Rain pushes back Valley action
There were several rained-out events in Wabash Valley high school athletics Tuesday.
South golf protects turf at home invitational
Terre Haute South started and finished strong Saturday to win the South Braves Invitational for boys high school golf teams played at Rea Park.
PREP ROUNDUP: TH North softball sweeps home twinbill
Terre Haute North opened the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference portion of its 2013 high school softball schedule with two hard-fought home victories Saturday.
Metro/Prep roundup: Wet grounds can’t stop ISU golf outing
The team of Kevin Bruning, Bryan Anten, Greg Wilkins and Greg White won by six shots Friday in the annual Indiana State University football golf outing at Idle Creek.
PREP ROUNDUP: Luft hits home to lead South Vermillion to victory
Nathan Luft hit his first home run of the season and Kaden Lawson went 2 for 2 with three runs batted in to help host South Vermillion down North Central 9-1 in high school baseball Wednesday.
South golf edges Rivet on fifth score
Terre Haute South’s fifth score was the difference in boys high school golf Wednesday at Rea Park.
South and Vincennes Rivet each shot 160 and Owen Valley had 168 in their match played in pleasant, breezy conditions.
Anderson, Smith, Mahurin named Athletes of Year for winter sports
When they first heard the news, they thought immediately of others.
That common unselfishness isn’t all they did well, but certainly helps explain why three four-year high school basketball starters — Nicole Anderson of Terre Haute North, Rhagen Smith of Sullivan and Lane Mahurin of Rockville — have been named Wabash Valley Players of the Year and the Tribune-Star’s Athletes of the Year for winter sports.
Vigo County prep golf championships rained out
The Vigo County boys high school golf championships, originally scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at Hulman Links, was postponed by rainy weather.
No new date has been announced.
Most other Vigo County sporting events from Tuesday were called off as well.
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