A professional midget wrestling card — billed as “The Baddest Little Show on Earth” — will take place Aug. 8 inside Club T.K.’s at 724 N. Fruitridge Ave.
Only spectators 21 and older will be allowed to attend. Ticket prices range from $10 to $20. The first match will start at 8 p.m. The card is sanctioned by the Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation.
For more ticket information, call (812) 234-4422 or visit the extrememidgetwrestling.com website.
• Havoc places second, then first — At Panama City Beach Fla., the Terre Haute Havoc 11u travel team finished runner-up in the 2012 Grand Slam World Series two weeks ago, going 6-3 in the process.
In pool play, it beat the Louisiana Prospects 5-2 and lost to the Panama City Beach Bashers 4-2. After being seeded fourth, the Havoc beat the Panhandle Indians from Marianna, Fla., 11-3 in five innings; then beat the Arkansas Spikes 5-4. The next day, it was defeated again by the Beach Bashers 10-1 in four innings.
After getting knocked into the losers’ bracket, the Havoc reeled off wins against the Lynn Haven Longhorns from Lynn Haven, Fla., 14-6; the White Hall Mad Dogs from White Hall, Ark., 8-6; and the Niceville (Fla.) Traveling Eagles 7-4. In the championship game, the Havoc lost to the Panama City Beach Bashers for the third time, 6-4, after leading most of the game.
Last weekend in Columbus, the Havoc went 7-0 to win the USSSA World Series as the No. 1 seed. In pool play, it beat the Licking City Mustangs 15-0 in three innings; the OLMC Raiders from Carmel 10-2 in four innings; the Illinois Edge (Chicago) 11-9; and the Portage Tribe 17-4 in four innings. After getting a first-round bye, the Havoc beat the Fisher Tigers 8-3 to get to the Final Four.
On Sunday, it defeated the Fern Creek Force from Kentucky 5-1 to get to the championship game. In the championship game, the Havoc faced the Effingham (Ill.) Heaters in a hard-fought game. It led 5-2 going into the top of the sixth and gave up four runs to find itself down one going to the bottom half of the sixth. Getting the first two runners on base, it got a couple key hits to score two runs and prevail as champion.
The Havoc kept up its stingy defense, outscoring its opponents 73-25 over the seven games.
Havoc team members — Players: Dillon Kinnett, C.J. Murray, Carter Herrin, Ryan Brown, Cole Whitlock, Tyler Kelly, Will Kelly, Zane Latta, Colin Hayne, Chase McCrocklin and Brayton Reed. Manager: Steve Murray. Coaches: Tim Herrin, Bryan Kinnett, Rick Hayne and Mark Whitlock.
• Sycamore nominated — Indiana State senior offensive lineman FN Lutz is one of 117 nominees nationwide for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team as announced this week by the national coaches’ organization.
In 2011, Lutz was named both First Team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference as well as First Team MVFC All-Academic following a season that saw him start all 11 games at center. He spearheaded an Indiana State rushing attack that averaging 181.9 yards per game as well as a league-leading 5.3 yards per carry. He was an honorable mention all-MVFC pick in 2010 as a sophomore.
Lutz is joined by Colton Underwood of Illinois State, Billy Turner of North Dakota State, Bo Helm of South Dakota State and Kyle Bernard of Northern Iowa as representatives of the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
As one of college football’s most prestigious off-the-field honors, the award recognizes a select group of college football players committed to making a difference in their communities.
• Darland posts win — At Kokomo Speedway, Dave Darland was the feature winner in Indiana Sprint Week action Monday.
Darland led the final five turns to win the 30-lap main with Bryan Clauson second and Levi Jones third.
Clauson led four laps while Jon Stanbrough was in front for 20 laps and finished 17th.
Chase Stockon won his heat and placed seventh in the feature. He was seventh in the ISW totals heading into Wednesday’s race in Terre Haute.
Levi Jones is first in the ISW point totals and in the U.S. Auto Club sprint totals.
Fast qualifier — Tracy Hines.
Heat winners — Bryan Clauson, Chase Stockon, Chris Windom, Casey Shuman, Hines (semi).
Feature — Dave Darland, Clauson, Levi Jones, Hunter Schuerenberg, Darren Hagen, Shuman, Stockon, Jerry Coons Jr., Kevin Thomas Jr., Bobby East, Matt Mitchell, Robert Ballou, Damion Gardner, Windom, Scotty Weir.
ISW point leaders — Jones 169, Clauson 155, Darland 151, Schuerenberg 145, Gardner 140, Jon Stanbrough 135, Stockon 128, Coons 119, East 112, Hines 98.
• Racing slated — Racing will resume at Crossroads Dragway this weekend after two weekends of action were cancelled because of extreme heat and the Vigo County Fair.
Fun Night runs are slated Friday with gates opening at 6 p.m. National Dragster Challenge action is set for the super pro, pro, sportsman and high school classes on Saturday with time runs at 12:30 p.m.
Track information may be found at www.crossroadsdragway.com on Facebook or by phone at (812) 229-2167. All times are Eastern.
• ISU women’s schedule revealed — Indiana State women’s coach Erika True has announced the 2012 schedule this week. The Sycamores will play nine home matches this fall, including Missouri Valley Conference contests against Northern Iowa, Creighton and Drake.
Indiana State will take part in a pair of exhibition matches before the regular season begins, traveling to Northern Kentucky on Aug. 7 and Bowling Green on Aug. 11.
The Sycamores will play four of their first five matches of the 2012 season at home, beginning with their season opener against SIU Edwardsville on Aug. 17, at 7 p.m.
The Sycamores travel to Las Vegas, Nev., for the UNLV Nike Invitational on Sept. 7-9. ISU will play neutral site games against Montana (Sept. 7) and Sacramento State (Sept. 9).
ISU opens MVC play on a Friday night, hosting UNI on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.
The 2012 State Farm MVC Tournament begins on Oct. 28 with a pair of games played on campus sites. The semifinals and championship will be played the following weekend (Nov. 2-4) in Omaha, Neb.
Indiana State returns 15 letterwinners and welcomes 12 newcomers to their 2012 roster. ISU brings back five starters from last year’s team, in: seniors Casey Allbright and Kourtney Vassar, junior Shelby Troyer and sophomores Sadie Bauserman and Natalie Vaught.
Below is a look at ISU’s 2012 schedule (including promotions for home games):
Aug. 7 — at Northern Kentucky (exhibition), 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 11 — at Bowling Green (exhibition), 1 p.m.
Aug. 17 — SIU Edwardsville, 7 p.m. (Terre Haute Food Bank)
Aug. 24 — at Butler, 7 p.m.
Aug. 26 — IPFW, 1 p.m. (Boy Scout Day)
Aug. 31 —Eastern Illinois, 7 p.m. (Parents and Alumni Weekend)
Sept. 2 — Murray State, 1 p.m.
Sept. 7 — vs. Montana at Las Vegas, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 9 — vs. Sacramento State at Las Vegas 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 ‚ at Indiana, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 14 — at IUPUI, 7 p.m.
Sept. 16— Miami (Ohio), 1 p.m. (Youth Soccer Day)
Sept. 21 — UNI, 7 p.m. (Bark In The Park)
Sept. 23 — Loyola (Chicago), 1 p.m. (Recruit Weekend)
Sept. 30 — at Green Bay, 1 p.m.
Oct. 5 — Creighton, 7 p.m. (Think Pink Night)
Oct. 14 — at Illinois State, 2 p.m.
Oct. 17 — at Evansville, 5 p.m.
Oct. 21 — Drake, 1 p.m. (Senior Day)
Oct. 25 — at Missouri State, 8 p.m.
Oct. 28 — MVC Tournament (quarterfinals) at Omaha, Neb.
Nov. 2 — MVC Tournament (semifinals) Omaha, Neb.
Nov. 4 — MVC Tournament (finals) Omaha, Neb.