TERRE HAUTE —
A 20-tackle performance in a two-point win over Manchester on Saturday has led to several honors for Rose-Hulman sophomore Grant DePalma, including being named the NCAA Division III Defensive Player of the Week.
NCAA.com announced the national honor Monday to recognize DePalma’s 20 tackles, which included 18 solos. He also had four sacks and six tackles for loss.
He is the fifth player in Rose-Hulman history to have a 20-tackle game, which is third-most in an NCAA Division III game this season. His four sacks is the second-best total for the season nationally, and his 18 solo tackles rank first on the national list.
DePalma leads the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with 30 solo tackles and 4.5 sacks. Rose, 2-2 for the season but 2-0 in HCAC games, plays Saturday at Hanover.
In other awards:
• Engineers win three weekly conference awards; two also honored by Exchange Club — DePalma was also HCAC Defensive Player of the Week — perhaps not a tough choice for conference officials — and was joined in weekly honors by Kyle Kovach and Kylie McCollum.
Kovach was HCAC Offensive Player of the Week after getting 156 all-purpose yards in the Manchester win — 95 yards rushing plus two touchdowns and 61 yards on seven receptions. He is the school’s all-time leader in rushing yards and all-purpose yards, and leads the 2012 Engineers with 544 rushing yards in four games.
McCollum won in both singles and doubles for the first time this season as the Rose-Hulman women earned a key 5-4 HCAC win at Transylvania on Saturday, and is HCAC Player of the Week in that sport.
She currently has a six-match winning streak in singles, where she’s 7-1 for the season, and teamed with Lauren Reberger for the doubles win in the one-point victory. The Engineers, still unbeaten in conference play, host Hanover and Franklin during the coming weekend.
DePalma and McCollum are also the Exchange Club of Terre Haute’s Athletes of the Week, and will be honored at the club’s luncheon meeting today at the Holiday Inn.
• Middle school tourneys begin — Honey Creek defeated host Otter Creek on Monday in both junior varsity and varsity competition in the first matches of the Vigo County middle school tournaments.
Honey Creek’s junior varsity won 25-15, 25-13 and its varsity 25-18 and 25-14. The Bees return to Otter Creek today to meet Sarah Scott, junior varsity play starting at 5:15 p.m., while West Vigo will play at Woodrow Wilson today, also at 5:15.
Championship matches begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at Terre Haute South.
• Sycamore rankings unchanged — A week without competition resulted in no changes in the Great Lakes Region cross country rankings for both Indiana State teams.
ISU’s men remain ninth in a poll topped by Wisconsin, Indiana and Notre Dame, while the Sycamore women are 12th. Michigan and Michigan Stae have the top two spots in regional women’s rankings.
• U12 Whites tie, win — The Terre Haute U12 Flyers tied the Putnam County Panthers 1-1 on Saturday and beat the Bloomington Cutters 1-0 on Sunday.
Saayeh Sianmakouh, Hope Slankard, Mayson Barton, Haley Hagy, Brittly Stewart and Kayden Teffeteller were the defenders leading the way in the shutout win, while Olivia Holman scored the goal both days.
• Clauson posts win — At Rossburg, Ohio, Bryan Clauson was one of the winners in the U.S. Auto Club 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway on Saturday.
Clauson led the final 40 laps to win the 50-lap feature for Silver Crown cars. Bobby East was fourth and assumed the lead in the Silver Crown point totals going into the final race of the season Oct. 13 in Terre Haute that will decide the championship.
Tracy Hines led wire-to-wire to win the 30-lap sprint feature. Dave Darland was second and has a 44-point lead over Jon Stanbrough going into Saturday’s race at Lawrenceburg.
Sullivan native Chase Stockon won his heat and placed fourth in the main to move to seventh in the sprint point totals.
Kyle Larson led the final 10 turns to win the 25-lap main for midgets. Larson won all three features a year ago in the event
Fast qualifier — Darren Hagen.
Heat winners — Brady Bacon, Tracy Hines.
Feature — Kyle Larson, Brad Kuhn, Jerry Coons Jr., Bobby East, Hagen, Bryan Clauson, Rico Abreu, Bacon, Davey Ray, Thomas Meseraull.
Fast qualifier — East.
Heat winners — Coleman Gulick, Chris Windom, Chase Stockon, Tracy Hines, Dave Darland (semi).
Feature — Hines, Darland, Windom, Stockon, Clauson, C.J. Leary, Robert Ballou, Bacon, Wes McIntyre, Scotty Weir, Matt Westfall, Bud Kaeding, Jon Stanbrough, Dallas Hewitt, Steve Irwin.
Sprint point leaders — Darland 1,801, Stanbrough 1,757, Clauson, 1,737, Levi Jones 1,615, Hines 1,583, Damion Gardner 1,523, Stockon 1,459, Ballou 1,448, Hunter Schuerenberg 1,425, Kevin Thomas Jr. 1,370.
Silver Crown cars
Fast qualifier — Larson.
Feature — Clauson, Ballou, Coons, East, Kaeding, Hines, Brian Tyler, Shane Hollingsworth, Kody Swanson, Tanner Swanson, Russ Gamester, Rich Tobias Jr., Steve Adams, Shane Cockrum, Darland.
Silver Crown point leaders — East 349, Coons 343, K. Swanson 338, Kaeding 307, T.Swanson 292.
• Hobbs posts win — At Putnamville, Lee Hobbs was one a double winner in Fan Appreciation Night racing at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday.
Hobbs won his heat and the main event for bombers. Other winners were Casey Shuman in sprint cars, Troy Clark in super stocks and Brian Hayden in UMP modifieds.
Heat winners — Jon Sciscoe, Kent Christian, Joe Bares, Casey Shuman, Joss Moffatt (B-main 1), Donny Brackett (B-main 2).
Feature — Shuman, Josh Burton, Brady Short, Sciscoe, Jeff Bland Jr., Danny Holtsclaw, Brent Beauchamp, Tyler Courtney, Rod Henning, Logan Hupp.
Heat winners — Troy Clark, Jake Leitzman.
Feature — Clark, Roy Bruce Jr., Slick Griffin, Steve Peeden, Mike Staggs, Kris Starks, Leitzman, Kenny Carmichael, Lyle Laughlin, Tony Anderson.
Heat winners — Craig Conyer, Derek Losh, Brian Hayden, Dan Lewellen (B-main).
Feature — Hayden, Carlos Bumgardner, Carmichael, Duane Lee, Lewellen, Kenny Carmichael Jr., Randy Lines, Tony Anderson, Wayne Cooper, Doug Bryant Jr.
Heat winners — Brian Sims (B-main), Ben Williams, David Bumgardner, Lee Hobbs.
Feature — Hobbs, Craig Walker, Bumgardner, Greg Sims, C.J. Bryan, Ronnie Pardue, Christian Kline, Tanner Chastain, Kevin Kemp, Mike Callahan.
• Bryant posts win — Dustin Bryant won the Fast 33 at the 330 race in action Saturday at Crossroads Dragway.
Bryant bested Tom Grover in the feature race. Other winners were Austin Tewell and Dustin Brenton.
Fun Night runs and the rescheduled Pink Ladies race are on Friday’s card with regular racing on Saturday. Time runs are at 12:30 p.m. Track information is at crossroadsdragway.com, on facebook or at (812) 229-2167.
Fast 33 @ the 330 — Dustin Bryant of Litchfield, Ill., 1975 Monza, def. Gary Gaskins of Indianapolis, 2007 RED; semis: Kynon Dinkel.
Pro/Max — Dustin Brenton of Rosedale, 1969 Nova, def. Tom Grover of Terre Haute, 1952 Ford; semis: Joel Leishure, T.J. Hall.
Sportsman — Austin Tewell of West Terre Haute, 1986 Monte Carlo, def. Dave Vaughn of Terre Haute, 1971 Torino; semis: Joey Moore.
• Pumpkin Works — At Paris, Ill., Pumpkin Works celebrated its 20th anniversary with a 5K trail run and a one-mile fun run. A total of 104 runners participated, 88 in the trail run.
Trail run top 20 — Daniel Alexander 21:09.8, Aaron Garver 22:24.0, Pam Pell 22:41.4, Matthew Sebastian 23:26.9, John Basham 23:28.7, Shannon Jones 23:30.0, Greg Gisinger 24:11.0, Alison McDowell 24:17.6, Brooke Stateler 24:27.6, Josh Rigdon 24:40.3, Laura Ziliak 25:15.6, Jonathon Jones 26:13.4, Valerie Lau 26:13.9, Becky McDowell 26:26.7, Morgan Millikan 26:42.0, Josh Roehm 26:59.5, Paul Spinner 27:26.7, Regan McCarty 27:31.3, Stacey Rigdon 27:49.2, Marsha Kirby 27:56.7.
Top 5 mile — Kegan Kirts 7:26.1, Rick Wright 7:30.8, Doug Kremer 7:50.3, Shane Ogden 7:56.1, Paul Brodnansky 7:57.2.