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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Indiana Sprint Week roars into local tracks for seven nights of racing
Posted Thursday, July 10, at 8:56 PM
Perhaps the most anticipated part of the summer for fans of dirt track racing begins this evening as the 27th edition of "Indiana Sprint Week" gets underway at Gas City I-69 Speedway. The stop is the first of seven nights of high octane sprint car racing around the state for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars. ...

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Jones' video becomes internet sensation
Posted Friday, July 26, at 6:23 PM

Bethany Jones had had a pretty hectic year to this point, spending a large percentage of her time as a coach with the softball and girls basketball teams as well as teaching Health and Physical Education at Northview High School. While she's garnered plenty of notice as head coach of the softball team that has won better than 70 percent the past three seasons, she has drawn nationwide attention for another endeavor that happened quite by accident last weekend...

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Interesting story lines for NBA Summer League play
Posted Wednesday, July 10, at 4:52 PM

If you happen to be a true NBA hoops junkie desperately in need of a fix now that the Cristal is nearly dry on the floor of the Miami Heat's dressing room floor. I present to you the Orlando Summer League. While the quality of basketball is only a little better than some of your top end AAU games, there are certainly plenty of interesting story lines, especially for Indiana hoops nuts...

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Indoor track and field warming up for high school athletes
Posted Monday, January 21, at 6:13 PM

With the state of Indiana firmly in the grip of winter's icy embrace, most of the focus of high school sports fans is understandably on the hardwood as basketball reaches the stretch run. While sectional action is on the horizon for boys basketball and arriving quickly for the girls, prep track and field is just getting underway...

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Recruiting prospects looking up for IU football
Posted Tuesday, November 27, at 3:39 PM

The Indiana Hoosiers football team showed some marked improvement on the offensive side of the ball during the 2012 season, but the defense has left fans wanting in recent years. Saturday's contest against Purdue was a prime example of the embarrassing results that piled up down the stretch for the Hoosiers...

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Cubs, Reds and Cardinals have talent waiting in the wings
Posted Monday, April 30, at 5:58 PM

The Winston-Salem Dash have gotten off to a great start to the 2012 baseball season with a 14-8 overall mark in the High Class A Carolina League. There's a distinct Wabash Valley flavor to the Dash, currently on a seven-game winning streak and wins in 8-of-10 games...

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Hoosiers wrap up solid National Signing Day
Posted Wednesday, February 1, at 6:31 PM

National signing day is a lot like Christmas morning for college football coaches and for Indian, Santa was pretty good to them this year. Both schools signed 25 players for the upcoming season and the Hoosiers actually already have six players that have enrolled and are attending classes already...

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Wabash Valley H.S. Tourney nostalgia; Dean Kendall's book a special source of history
Posted Monday, December 26, at 6:26 PM

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor As the 12th Annual Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic prepares to tip-off this morning at Terre Haute North High School, I thought it only fitting that I share some thoughts and notes from an impressive book that my uncle shared with me over the Christmas weekend. ...

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Plenty of high school hoops to choose from over the holidays
Posted Tuesday, December 13, at 3:09 PM

Wabash Valley basketball fans already know that the holiday season means high school basketball in abundance as the 12th Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic is slated for the post-Christmas break at Terre Haute North High School. The Northview Knights are an annual participant in the tourney and have been a factor in nearly every Classic that has been contested in the new era...

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Celebrate Turkey Day with the unbeaten Sycamores on TV
Posted Tuesday, November 22, at 2:47 PM

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Indiana State Sycamores get a crack at some BCS conference competition over the holidays and look to build upon a perfect 4-0 mark after a one-point win over Green Bay on Monday night. The Sycamores head to Orlando, Fla. ...

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Clay County athletes excelling in college
Posted Friday, October 7, at 5:40 PM

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Vincennes University volleyball team entered the NJCAA Div. II National Poll this week in the No. 18 spot, the program's first appearance in the poll this season. The Trailblazers powered their way into national recognition with wins over No. 9 Kirkwood Community College and No. 16 Des Moines Area Community College recently...

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Former Knights excelling at the collegiate level
Posted Tuesday, September 27, at 5:42 PM

The Vincennes University volleyball team has gotten off to a solid start, posting a 16-8 overall mark through last weekend's play. The Trailblazers are represented by several Wabash Valley players, which includes 2011 Northview graduate Kaylee Clark and Lynsey Higgins of Clay City, also a high school grad this past spring. Terre Haute North is represented by Katlyn Anderson while the Braves have Jessica Chichester on the Trailblazers' roster...

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Shoemaker on the DL; record-breaking efforts in H.S. football around the state
Posted Monday, August 22, at 5:53 PM

Former Northview and Indiana State standout Brady Shoemaker has overcome a slow start after being promoted to the Chicago White Sox Class A Advanced Caroline League team at Winston-Salem. Shoemaker had boosted his batting average to a solid .273 by going 10-of-32 over a 10-game span from Aug. 6-15. However, Shoemaker suffered an oblique strain that landed him on the 7-day Disabled List effective on Aug. 16. He's eligible to come off the DL on Aug. 23...

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Does Kiel's commitment make IU football relevant?
Posted Wednesday, July 27, at 7:13 PM

Several years down the road, July 27, 2011 might just be the day that IU football started to become relevant. For on that day, the quarterback that most recruiting analysts regard as the best in the nation, spurned nearly every top football program in the nation to become a Hoosier...

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Indiana Sprint Week and the vacation ahead
Posted Thursday, July 7, at 4:49 PM

If you are a dirt track racing fan like many in Indiana, the next two weeks are akin to Christmas morning as it is time for USAC Indiana Sprint Week to descend upon the state for seven dates spread over this and next week. Drivers and fans from all over the country flock to the state in haulers and motorhomes to see some of the nation's top sprint car drivers compete for the coveted points title that highlights many drivers' resumes...

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Gerber wraps up stellar career at SMWC; Shoemaker heats up at Kannapolis
Posted Wednesday, May 25, at 7:19 PM

The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College softball program has been a fixture in the USCAA National Invitational Tournament over the last decade and this season was no different. The Pomeroys finished as the runner-up for the second straight season after winning the national title in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008. In 2009, SMWC placed third in the national tourney...

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Weather break finally gives college athletes a chance to shine
Posted Monday, May 2, at 6:10 PM

A break in the weather over the weekend gave area athletes a chance to compete for several different colleges in both softball and track and field. Northview High School graduate and Olney Central Junior College freshman, Emily Phillips, has been tearing it up all season for the Blue Knights...

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Spring has sprung for collegiate athletes
Posted Monday, April 11, at 7:03 PM

Taylor University has had a strong season in track and field thus far and Bowling Green native Adam Schroer has been a big part of that success. Schroer was named the Mid-Central College Conference Outdoor Athlete of the Week on March 21 after his effort in the 10,000-meter event at the Rhodes College Open Meet in Memphis, Tenn...

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IU signee Cody Zeller displays talents at McDonald's All-American Game
Posted Friday, April 1, at 5:07 PM

If you are a fan of Indiana basketball, whether it be high school or the Hoosiers, you had to enjoy what you saw at the McDonald's All-American Game earlier in the week. Cody Zeller, fresh off another Class 3A State Championship a week ago, participated for the West squad...

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Plenty of top talent on display at hoops regional held at Hinkle Fieldhouse
Posted Monday, March 14, at 7:00 PM

It's not often that I get the opportunity to sit back and just soak in a high school basketball game, but on Saturday I took the opportunity to do just that and get a look at some potential Indiana University recruiting targets in the meantime. With the Hoosiers' disappointing season thankfully in the rearviewmirror, a look at a bright future provided a bit of solace as I attended the Region 3 semifinal at Hinkle Fieldhouse...

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