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Friday, July 1, 2016
Clay County Post 2 bats come alive in wins (06/30/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Clay County American Legion Post 2 is finding its collective legs after a late start to the summer season. Wednesday's contest against visiting Cicero provided a couple of strange moments, but ultimately a victory for the home squad...
Tyler Thomas puts Burton Family back in victory lane (06/26/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Lincoln Park Speedway provided a night of "firsts" on Saturday evening with several different drivers making emotional trips to Victory Lane at the Putnamville oval. Tyler Thomas strapped into the Burton Masonry No. 04 for the second time and took the checkered flag despite dogged efforts from Jeff Bland Jr. and Brady Short...
Northview grads shine in WVFCA All-star game (06/26/16)
By STEVE FIELDS For the Brazil Times TERRE HAUTE -- Mark Raetz was standing in the middle of the Terre Haute North football field celebrating the Black Division's 28-7 victory over the Gold Division in the 12th annual Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star game...
Six Knights suiting up for tonight's football all-star game (06/24/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The crack of a baseball into a mitt has barely subsided across the Wabash Valley, but many of the top high school football players will take the field Saturday night for the Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star game at beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Terre Haute North High School...
Knights wrap up historic season with community rally (06/21/16)
By FRANK PHILLIPS Times Reporter Hundreds of people turned out in 90-degree heat, two days after the Northview Knights baseball team won the school's first team state championship, to rally and enjoy the moment. The music played before the program began said it all, "We're gonna have a good time tonight ..." and the crowd did...
Northview baseball brings home IHSAA Class 3A Championship (06/19/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor INDIANAPOLIS -- The 2016 Northview Knights baseball team cemented its place in Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) history Saturday evening by topping Western 2-1 at Victory Field to win the Class 3A state baseball championship...
KNIGHTS WIN FIRST STATE CHAMPIONSHIP! (06/18/16)
The Northview Knights won the school's first state championship in baseball Saturday night at Victory Field, Indianapolis against the Western Panthers. Western is located north of Indianapolis. There will be a celebration at 7 p.m., Monday, in the Northview parking lot, it was announced Saturday after the game...
Knights and Panthers a championship battle (06/17/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Northview hopes to add the finishing touches to a dream season with its 7 p.m. match-up at Victory Field in Indianapolis against the Western Panthers. A victory would give the Knights the first state championship in the baseball program's decorated history...
Knights enjoying community support (06/17/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Northview's baseball team started official practice on March 14 as did 385 other squads around the state. However, the Knights are one of just eight teams remaining alive in a quest for a state championship. In fact, for the Knights, a chance at history lays in wait at Victory Field on Saturday evening in the 7 p.m. contest against the Western Panthers...
Plenty to be excited about for state-bound Knights (06/17/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The bright lights of Victory Field await a talented group of Northview Knights making the baseball program's first appearance in a state championship game. The Knights take on the Western Panthers at a facility that has been named the country's top minor league baseball facility in previous years...
Fans rally team ahead of state championship game (06/16/16)
Supporters of the Northview Knights baseball program filled the North Clay Middle School auditorium on Wednesday night to give the state finals-bound team a proper send off. Met with cheers from the nearly all maroon and black-clad fans, the team also heard from past players and coaches who did their best to inspire what is the first baseball team in school history to ever make it to the championship game...
Northview holds spring awards banquet (06/14/16)
Times Staff Report The Northview Spring Awards Banquet was recently held to recognize athletes from the most recent sports season. There were 18 athletes that made an All-Western Indiana Conference team this spring along with 27 seniors that were recognized for their athletic contributions...
Shane Cockrum claims Sprint Mid-Season Championship and a $2,000 payday (06/14/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Fans at Lincoln Park Speedway tried to keep their cool in the steamy conditions Saturday night in Putnamville as the 5/16th oval track hosted the Sprint Car mid-season championship race. Shane Cockrum ripped around the cushion on his way to his second feature win of the season at Lincoln Park Speedway. Cockrum got past Jeff Bland on the top side of turn three with 10 circuits remaining and stayed there to claim the $2,000 payday...
Clay City falls in extra inning heart breaker at semi-state (06/12/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor JASPER -- Clay City's dream of playing for a state title at Victory Field in Indianapolis came up a run short on Saturday afternoon in the Class A Jasper Semi-state. Lanesville scratched across the winning run in extra innings on a walk, a hit batter and a throwing error that brought the final run across the plate in a 3-2 win for the Tigers that gives them a state finals match-up with 20-9 Daleville, a winner over Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian...
Knights will take Western in Class 3A title game at 7 p.m. Saturday evening (06/12/16)
Times Staff Report The schedule has been set for the 50th IHSAA State Baseball Tournament and the Northview Knights will take the field on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. The Knights (24-6 overall) will take on Western (15-12) at Victory Field in the final tournament game of the weekend...
Allender, Yocom and Payton each make All-State softball teams; Price named Honorable Mention (06/11/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Three Clay County athletes were recognized by the Indiana Coaches of Girls' Sports Association (ICGSA) as members of All-State Softball Teams this spring. Clay City senior Raven Allender was named to the Class A/2A First Team All-State team. Her classmate Alyssa Yocom was a Third Team member and Northview junior Stacy Payton made the Class 3A/4A Third Team...
Clay City seniors finishing prep careers in style (06/10/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Clay City Eels are making history along with their county counterparts at Northview High School. Both teams will make the trip to play in Saturday's Jasper Semi-state. The Eels recorded the school's first regional baseball victory on Saturday with a victory over Indianapolis Lutheran and then followed that with the first title in the nightcap against Jac-Cen-Del...
Eels geared up for shot at Eagles (06/10/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Clay City had the regional stage nearly to itself Saturday as rain postponed much of the action around the state that evening. However, after a 4-1 semifinal win over Lutheran and a 10-6 title game victory that provided the baseball program with its first regional championship, the city and team got to celebrate...
Few in numbers, but Knights' seniors having big impact (06/10/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The pressure of playing in the postseason can get to anyone at any time. Large crowds, facing tough opponents and being in plenty of difficult situations makes getting a victory a severe challenge. Northview might not have a large contingent of seniors, but the two who are on the postseason roster have meant victories for the Knights...
Northview geared up for semi-state against Evansville Memorial (06/10/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Clay County baseball fans will get to celebrate something special on Saturday afternoon as both Northview and Clay City make the trek to one of the best baseball facilities in the state for semi-state action in Jasper...
Grimes shoots 75, Knights place eighth at Washington Regional (06/09/16)
Times Staff Report WASHINGTON -- The Northview Knights were a stroke better than last year's visit to the Washington Golf Regional on Thursday afternoon. However, it wasn't quite enough to advance to the state finals. The Knights got a 75 from Sam Grimes and shot 323 as a team to finish in eighth-place overall. The top-three advance as Evansville North carded a 301 to win with Evansville Memorial in second at 307 and Vincennes Lincoln placing third as the final team to advance...
Northview knocks off Indian Creek for regional championship (06/07/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The dream season continues for the Northview baseball team as the Knights captured the school's first regional title in the sports since 2005. The Knights topped Indian Creek 11-4 in the Class 3A Regional championship game Monday evening to advance to the semi-state on Saturday...
Knights qualify for golf regional with runner-up finish at Phil Harris (06/07/16)
Times Staff Report LINTON -- Northview's golf team showed some resiliency on the second-nine holes at the Phil Harris Golf Course Monday afternoon. Needing a top-three finish to qualify for the Washington Regional at Country Oaks on Thursday, the Knights made the turn in fourth-place. ...
Double Exposure: Greg Wilson looks to apply winged and non-wing experience at Lincoln Park Speedway (06/07/16)
PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. -- June 6, 2016-- Only one driver competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this season has raced both a winged and non-wing sprint car at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. That driver is rookie contender Greg Wilson...
Northview baseball knocks off No. 5 Brebeuf in regional semifinal (06/06/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor CRAWFORDSVILLE -- Survive and advance is the postseason mantra and the Northview Knights did just that in Monday's rain delayed regional baseball opener with an 8-7 win over fifth-ranked Indianapolis Brebeuf. Braydon Tucker blasted a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to put the Knights on top and Luke Lancaster preserved that lead despite a seventh inning rally by the Braves...
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