James Grounds held off Conor Strain to win the Brazil YMCA Firecracker 5K on Saturday.
Grounds ran a time of 16 minutes, 37.6 seconds, while Strain finished in 16:49.2. Morgan Goetschel finished third in 17:27.8.
Brazil YMCA Firecracker 5K
Top 50 — James Grounds 16:37.6, Conor Strain 16:49.2, Morgan Goetschel 17:27.8, Janzen Franklin 18:40.7, Paul Clapp 18:42.8, Cameron Trout 19:00.0, Kylie Thacker 19:05.8, Brian Kaufman 19:06.5,
Mark Achenbach 19:41.8, Travis Bell 20:38.1, Adam Piatt 20:49.9, Pam Pell 21:00.1, Skyler Aguilar 21:34.0, Tyler McNabb 22:03.8, Hannah Zadell 22:19.3, Ryan Brown 22:22.9,
Kyle Andrew 22:23.3,3 Marlon Query 22:26.2, Dave Bell 22:36.4, Emily Conrad 22:43.0, Devin McCollum 22:45.5, Casandra Barnett 22:56.7, Bruce Price 22:59.5, Jacob Hendrich 23:12.6, John Bennett 23:22.2, Joel Whittington 23:23.0, Ryan Rogers 23:23.4,
Dawson Nelson 23:29.0, Larry Fish 23:44.0, Heather Hanas 23:46.7, Kyle Hughes 23:53.3, Robert Medworth 23:56.2, Dan Phillips 24:05.4, Ashley Kidwell 24:16.5, Mariyam Houston 24:22.5, Timothy Graham 24:34.3, Paul Spinner 24:43.7,
Greg Ber 24:52.6, Autumn Sheese 25:06.3, Azcree Sheese 25:10.0, Samuel Brown 25:10.0, Ryan Turner 25:12.5, Ben Lock 25:20.8, Leslie Miller 25:40.7, Farrah Darks 25:41.0, Corey Laue 25:43.8, Andrea Thomas 25:55.8, Matt Williams 25:58.0
• Sycamores feted for academics — Eight Indiana State University athletes received the Presidents Council Academic Excellence Awards from the Missouri Valley Conference, the league announced Friday.
Presidents Council Award winners Alyssa Doyle (softball); Shelbi Founty (volleyball); Kacie Klem, Andrea Prusz and Kaci Smith (women’s track and field); Koby Kraemer (baseball); and Emily Lahay and Morgan Wendlandt (women’s soccer) are among 168 Sycamore student-athletes who made the MVC Honor Roll.
Commissioners Academic Excellence Award (3.5 grade-point average previous two semesters, cumulative gpa at least 3.2) — Tyler Browning, Landon Curry, Tyler Fehringer, Jon Hedges, Kraemer, Devin Moore, Mitchell Osnowitz, Jeff Zahn, baseball; Milton Brinza, Sean Dennis, Kevin Piraino, Austin Schultheis, Max Tuttle, men’s track and cross country; Anna Munn, Andrea Rademacher, Taylor Whitley, women’s basketball; Leah Benefiel, Kalli Dalton, Amy Fanella, Taylor Gilles, Amy Hicks, Nicole Hope, Brittany Housel, Kasey Kahle, Valerie Keller, Klem, Alexa McFadden, Hannah McKnight, Patricia Merrion, Leeann Michl, Prusz, Emly Qualis, Lauren Rice, Shelby Sands, Smith, Kelly Steffan, Kylee Thacker, Tony Tillett, women’s track and cross country; Sadie Bauserman, Alison Gasparovich, Katie Geyman, Aubrie Musselman, Shelby Troyer, Natalie Vaught, Wendlandt, Marisa Windisch, women’s soccer; Mackenzie Connelly, Ashley Dickerson, Doyle, Haylee Myers, softball; Shea Doran, Fouty, volleyball;
Honor Roll (3.2 gpa) — Browning, Kyle Burnam, Wade Bush, Curry, Michael Eberle, Fehringer, Derek Hannahs, Jacob Hayes, Hedges, Reggie Hochstedler, Kraemer, Jeremy Lucas, Connor McClain, Casey McCurdy, Jeff Miera, Moore, Rob Ort, Osnowitz, Jordan Pearson, Ryan Walterhouse, Zahn, baseball; Lucas Eitel, Justin Gant, Jake Kitchell, Jake Odum, Jordan Printy, men’s basketball; Justin Applegate, Dylan Bertsch, Dustin Betz, Nicholas Blackwell, Brinza, Dexter Childress, Jordan Colanese, Kurt Darling, Adam Dearlove, Dennis, Ryan DIckson, Tucker Field, Corey Hahn, Ryan Henrickson, Bryna Horsman, Nigel Jolly, Kyle Kaufman, Tyler Kent, Andrew LaMaster, Andrew Lepkowski, Piraino, Devin Price, Brandon Query, Ernest Rollins, Schultheis, Kevin Selby, Arqeil Shaw, Ray Skamay, Conor Strain, Andrew Stull, Andrew Sullivan, Steven Swinford, Tuttle, Jeremiah Vaughn, men’s track and cross country; Olivia Andres, Alex Baumgart, Megan Bunting, Connelly, Dickerson, Doyle, Sara Evans, Kristen Felker, Alyssa Heller, Alyssa Marcum, Myers, Kim Pierce, Stephanie Robinson, Megan Stone, Alex Woody, softball; Lindsey Barber, Jessica Bushong, Morgan Dall, Doran, Fouty, Christin Fullenkamp, Kiya James, Samantha Kersting, Loni Mackinson, Katie Moon, Monique Morris, Molly Murphy, Ashley Owen, volleyball; Nikki Gunning, Deja Mattox, Munn, Sadie Oyer, Rademacher, Shannon Thomas, Jessica Valley, Whitley, Natasha Zurek, women’s basketball; Christina Beyerl, McCall Christopher, Gina Della Camera, Emily Dixon, Andrea Frankiewicz, Margaret Harper, Amanda Smith, Erinn Sutton, women’s golf; Casey Albright, Alexis Ardaiolo, Bauserman, Emily Chura, Stacy Clough, Ashley Collins, Gasparovich, Geyman, Taylor Hancock, Lahay, Carson Moesle, Musselman, Jessica Rosenberg, Brianna Supulski, Laura Terry, Troyer, Vaught, Wendlandt, Marisa Windisch, women’s soccer; Katie Bekavac, Benefiel, Macey Black, Casey Boose, Valerie Burns, Dalton, Amy Fanella, Gilles, Crystal Heath, Hicks, Shelby Higginbottom, Hope, Housel, Rachael Johnson, Lindy Jones, Kahle, Keller, Richelle Kimble, Klem, Jordan Lump, McFadden, McKnight, Emily Mercer, Merrion, Michl, Ashley Name, Taralyne Perigo, Ja’Liza Prophet, Prusz, Qualis, Rice, Sands, Kelsie Slater, K.Smith, Sarah Snapp, Nikole Snearley, Jaquelle Spencer, Steffan, Carmelia Stewart, Thacker, Mary Theisen, Tillett, Brechey White, women’s track and cross country.
• Stanbrough prevails — At Bloomington, Jon Stanbrough won the feature for sprint cars on Friday's race card at Bloomington Speedway.
Stanbrough won his heat and main event for sprint cars with Brent Beachamp second and Dave Darland third. Other winners were Chad Combs in UMP modifieds, Troy Clark in UMP super stocks and Lucas Jackson in hornets.
The Sheldon Kinser Memorial for sprint cars headlines this week's card at the track.
Heat winners — Bub Cummings, Dave Darland, Jon Stanbrough, Brent Beauchamp (B-main).
Feature — Stanbrough, Beauchamp, Darland, Brady Short, Cummings, Kent Christian, Jordan Kinser, Chase Briscoe, Richard Vander Weerd, Jace Vander Weerd, Josh Cunningham, Danny Holtsclaw, Jared Fox, Dakota Jackson, A.J. Francis.
Heat winners — John Demoss, Matt Boknecht, Chad Combs.
Feature — Combs, Boknecht, Richie Lex, Demoss, Greg Amick, Clint Demoss, Mike Bechelli, Jeff Deckard, Dennis Boknecht, Brian Yeatman.
UMP super stocks
Heat winners — Chris Hillman, Troy Clark, Steve Hollars, Travis Howe (B-main).
Feature — Clark, Brad Cummings, Tyler Cain, Winston Howe, Hollars, Chris Hillman, Dustin Shoulders, Kenny Carmichael, Travis Howe, Roy Bruce Jr.
Heat winners — Lucas Jackson, Justin Patterson, Greg Garrison.
Feature — Jackson, Bryson Clark, Patterson, Kansas Cox, Matt Hamilton, Cody Lawrence, Felisha Deweese, Brandon Fehrenbach, Luke Bland, Mike Miller.
• Coons, Armstrong win — At Toledo, Ohio, Jerry Coons Jr. and Caleb Armstrong won features in U.S. Auto Club racing on Friday at Toledo Speedway.
Coons led the final 14 laps to win the 100-lap Rollie Beale 100 for Silver Crown cars.
Bobby East led the first 86 turns and was second with Bobby Santos third. Kody Swanson placed fourth and will take a 17-point lead over East into July 26 action at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Caleb Armstrong led all the way to win the 30-lap feature for midgets with Dalton Armstrong second and Kyle Hamilton third.
Darren Hagen was seventh and took a 176-point lead over Tracy Hines into action on Saturday in Illinois.
Silver Crown cars
Fast qualifier — Bobby East.
Feature — Jerry Coons Jr., East, Bobby Santos, Kody Swanson, Tracy Hines, Kyle Hamilton, Tanner Swanson, A.J. Fike, Levi Jones, Jacob Wilson, Bud Kaeding, Eric Gordon, Brian Tyler, Doug Berryman, Taylor Ferns.
USAC SC point leaders — Kody Swanson 222, East 205, Coons 199, Kaeding 184, Jones 183.
Fast qualifier — Hamilton.
Heat winners — Darren Hagen, Nick Drake, Tanner Swanson.
Feature — Caleb Armstrong, Dalton Armstrong, Hamilton, Mario Clouser, East, Santos, Hagen, Kyle Larson, Tanner Swanson, Kody Swanson, Hines, Rico Abreu, Bryan Clauson, Ferns, David Byrne.
• Havoc split — The Terre Haute Havoc 8U team defeated Crawfordsville 21-9 on Saturday and lost 6-4 to Ellettsville Dynamite. In the victory, Dylan Zentko had four hits, and Drew Cook and Caden Schrader added three hits apiece.
James Grounds held off Conor Strain to win the Brazil YMCA Firecracker 5K on Saturday.
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Post 346 rebounds to win Terre Haute Invitational
It’s an interesting dance that Wayne Newton Post 346 and Evansville Pate Post 265 have developed in American Legion baseball’s Terre Haute Invitational, and the last waltz was saved for the host team Sunday.
METRO ROUNDUP: Wayne Newton 2-1 on young season
Wayne Newton Post 346 improved to 2-1 in American Legion baseball with a late 8-3 victory over Effingham on Thursday night.
Craig Peters was winning pitcher for Post 346 and T.J. Decker and Cody Thornton led a 16-hit attack with three hits each.
Rex looking to return to pitching dominance Sunday against Springfield
During a 7-1 start and franchise-best seven-game winning streak, Terre Haute Rex pitching was the catalyst. Through eight games, the Rex led the Prospect League with an earned-run average of 1.11.
Even after giving up 10 runs Friday night in a 10-6 loss to the Quincy Gems, the Rex (7-2) are still the league leader in ERA at 2.09.
FROM TERRE HAUTE TO THE MAJOR LEAGUES: Former Scamore hurlers doing well in White Sox system
Brian Omogrosso was promoted to Chicago and appeared in 11 games. The big right-hander compiled a 5.14 earned-run average in 14 innings of relief. He struck out 14 and walked seven.
- COLLEGE REPORT: Wabash College All-American relay team has TH flavor
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.
RAMBLIN’ RECK: Each lead change made Indy a thrill
The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 and will be remembered as one of the best races in recent history.
It won’t be memorable for a close finish but rather for a record 68 lead changes and 14 different drivers taking their turn at the front of the pack.
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.
METRO ROUNDUP: Rose-Hulman's Evans honored as Great Lakes' top athlete
Rose-Hulman senior Liz Evans earned her fifth career NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region Field Athlete of the Year honor, according to results released Wednesday by the U.S. Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association.
Terry enjoys strong year with Wildcats, and still enjoying suiting up to play
South Vermillion’s Tim Terry is the longest tenured coach in Wabash Valley high school baseball as his Wildcats are set to begin sectional play Thursday against Owen Valley.
But on the Yankees, a 35-and-over team in the Terre Haute Men’s Senior Baseball League, Terry is “just a youngster” if you ask Larry Roesch, his 68-year-old teammate on the Volkers Group Yankees.
Softball sectionals up for grabs
All three Vigo County high schools and Northview appear to have a realistic chance of winning sectional championships in softball this week.
Indiana State baseball series canceled
Heavy rain from Thursday through Saturday has forced Indiana State and Tennessee Martin to cancel their three-game weekend baseball series in northwest Tennessee.
METRO ROUNDUP: Rose-Hulman baseball to play DePauw on Thursday after Tuesday's rain
The Rose-Hulman baseball team has rescheduled its non-conference game with DePauw to Thursday night.
The start time remains 7 p.m. for the single nine-inning game that was originally scheduled for today. Tuesday’s scheduled Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game at Anderson was moved to Sunday because of rain.
Vigo County Youth Soccer Association to host Indiana Soccer Cup Games
The Vigo County Youth Soccer Association will welcome more than 7,000 people to its Springhill Drive facility through two tournaments in the next five weeks.
METRO ROUNDUP: North, South well-represented on All-Star teams
Two Terre Haute schools, two Terre Haute coaches and four Terre Haute All-Stars.
When it comes to the 21st Annual North-South All-Star Classic on April14 at Rose-Hulman, it would be hard to discern any North-South bias.
Wabash baseball tops Rose-Hulman
Wabash College scored two runs in the third inning and two in the fifth to top Rose-Hulman 4-1 in non-conference baseball Wednesday afternoon.
METRO ROUNDUP: Rose-Hulman swimmer places 17th in NCAA championships
Rose-Hulman freshman Orion Martin missed honorable-mention All-America honors by just one position at the NCAA Division III swimming national championships Friday.
Rose-Hulman swimmers flying to nationals
Rose-Hulman swimmers John Craig Huster and Orion Martin have qualified for the Division III national meet in the 100 butterfly
Metro Sports: Anderson, Smith earn all-state honors
Nicole Anderson and Rhagan Smith have earned girls basketball all-state honors.
Mid-West Archery, Whitetail Deer Expo Jan. 12
Wintertime blues getting you down? Hunting season over, lose that cabin fever and come visit us at the Mid-West Archery and Whitetail Deer Expo. Vendors will have on display quality hand made crafts, ATVs, new trucks, log cabin, taxidermy and many other must see vendors.
METRO ROUNDUP: Rose-Hulman to offer video webcasts
Rose-Hulman has partnered with Stretch Internet to provide free video webcasts for the remainder of its 2012-13 basketball season, beginning with the men’s game against Anderson at 7:30 tonight in Hulbert Arena.
METRO ROUNDUP: USAC releases 2013 Action Track dates
U.S. Auto Club early race schedules have been released for next year, including dates at the Terre Haute Action Track and other tracks in the area.
County hears ambulance contract proposals
Representatives of three Vigo County fire departments want to change language in a contract before any company is selected as the county’s 911 emergency care provider.
METRO ROUNDUP: ISU signs golfer from Florida
A four-time county champion who won 41 of her 42 high school golf matches has signed her national letter-of-intent to attend Indiana State, beginning with the fall 2013 semester, according to Indiana State women’s coach Greg Towne.
Website repair means hunters should buy licenses now to hunt this weekend
Buying a hunting license early is generally a wise idea, but it’s essential for those who have yet to buy a license and want to hunt upland game species such as pheasant, quail and rabbit this weekend.
Vigo County Jail Log: Oct. 31, 2012
The following individuals were booked into the Vigo County Jail by area law enforcement on Monday and Tuesday, based on jail records.
RESTAURANT INSPECTONS: Oct. 29, 2012
METRO ROUNDUP: Honey Creek wins boys tennis county title
Honey Creek won the team championship in the Vigo County middle school tennis tournament Saturday morning at Sarah Scott and Rea Park courts.
PREP ROUNDUP: VanSchoyck runs for IHSAA-record 511 yards
North Central running back Chase VanSchoyck broke the Indiana High School Athletic Association rushing record with a 511-yard performance as the Thunderbirds defeated host Riverton Parke 67-0 in football Friday.
Metro roundup: Rose announces Hall of Fame selections
Rose-Hulman announced this week that it will induct five new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 6 in the Sports and Recreation Center.
Zack Johnson (1998), Jennifer (Krause) Lawrence (2002), James McTaggart (1895), Rob Nichols (1999) and David Yeager (1968) will be added to the shrine prior to the football matchup with Bluffton University.
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