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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

High School Sports

Knights beat heat, Patriots for sectional title (05/30/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor SULLIVAN -- The three cornerstones of a 20-win Northview baseball season were all in play Monday afternoon. The end result was the school's first baseball sectional title since 2012 as the Knights edged past Owen Valley 2-0 in a pitchers' duel in the Class 3A Sullivan Sectional championship...
Northview's Trout qualifies for state finals (05/27/16)
Times Staff Report BLOOMINGTON -- Northview senior Cam Trout will have another shot at an all-state performance next week as the Indiana State-commit will compete at the IHSAA Boys State Track and Field Meet in Bloomington. Trout placed second in the 3,200 meters with a time of 9:36.23 and returns to the finals a year after a 14th-place finish in the event. Trout is looking to add another all-state honor after earning a spot by finishing 12th in the state cross country meet in the fall...
Late runs lift Eels over Wolverines (05/27/16)
By TERRY SCHWINGHAMMER For The Brazil Times SWITZ CITY - In a game of bizarre twists and turns between the two presumptive sectional favorites it was the Clay City Eels who finally prevailed. Clay City tacked on a run in each of the last two innings to break a 2-all deadlock. The Eels hung on for a 4-3 win over White River Valley Thursday to earn their way into the Class A Sectional 57 championship game...
Tucker pitches Knights into sectional championship game (05/27/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor SULLIVAN -- Pitching has carried the Northview Knights a long way this season. Even when the Knights' bats have struggled to score runs, the pitching has kept the team in games. On Thursday evening, Braydon Tucker pitched a complete game, striking out 11 and allowing just one run in a 4-1 victory against Sullivan. The win puts the Knights in Monday's 11 a.m. sectional championship game...
Patience a victorious virtue for Knights in sectional opener (05/26/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor SULLIVAN -- Patience proved to be the most important virtue for the Northview Knights as they opened postseason play in the Class 3A Sullivan Sectional. The Knights drew a total of 13 walks, including one intentional pass, and used six hits to pull away to a 10-3 victory over West Vigo. The Knights face host Sullivan in today's semifinal at 5:30 p.m...
Steward wins Bloomington North Regional 800 meters (05/25/16)
Times Staff Report BLOOMINGTON --Clay County will have a couple of representatives in the IHSAA Girl's State Track and Field Finals next week as Clay City's Alisha Steward won the 800 meters at the Bloomington North Regional. Northview's Eden Siples placed second in the 400 and will also make the trip to Indiana University for competition on June 3...
North Central slugs way to win over Lady Eels (05/24/16)
By TRAVIS DAVID For the Brazil Times SWITZ CITY -- What makes a good team great is the ability to learn from their mistakes. In the regular season, Clay City's Raven Allender tossed a 1-hit shutout in the Lady Eels 2-0 upset over the defending Class 2A state champions...
Big hit eludes Knights in sectional softball loss to Patriots (05/23/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor TERRE HAUTE -- Softball is often a game of inches and in Monday's Class 3A West Vigo Sectional Owen Valley was on the winning side of the measuring stick in a 2-1 win over Northview. Northview's high powered offense had helped deliver 14 wins this season, but it was both teams' pitching that delivered a tense battle in postseason play. Both teams scratched out early runs as the game was tied at 1-1 into the bottom of the fifth inning...
Knights' pitching leads to tourney title in Bedford (05/22/16)
Times Staff Report BEDFORD -- The Northview Knights got a pair of victories on the road at Bedford North Lawrence to come away with a tournament championship on Saturday evening. The Knights won their opening game against the host Stars 6-3 before getting a gem of a pitching performance from Luke Lancaster to top Mooresville 3-0 in the title game...
Clay City falls short on senior night (05/20/16)
Times Staff Report CLAY CITY -- Clay City recognized its senior baseball players on Thursday night, but came up just a bit short on the diamond in a 2-1 loss to West Vigo. Senior Hunter Wolfe pitched a complete game, allowing two earned runs, struck out eight, walked four and gave up five hits. Wolfe also doubled and drove in a run...
Knights stage epic rally to claim WIC title (05/20/16)
Times Staff Report ELLETTSVILLE -- Thursday's Western Indiana Conference Cross-over baseball battle for the title definitely didn't start out the way Northview had envisioned. It certainly ended better though. The Knights scored 11 runs in the sixth inning to capture the WIC title with a 14-8 win at Edgewood...
Knights soar to third-place at boys' track and field sectional (05/20/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor TERRE HAUTE -- Terre Haute South came away with the team title in the boys' track and field sectional Thursday night in conditions that were near perfect. Two evenings after a steady rain dampened the girls' sectional at Terre Haute North, contestants enjoyed a steady stream of sunshine as the top-three competitors in each event and the top-three relay teams automatically qualified for next week's regional...
Northview JV Cardinal team tops Eagles (05/19/16)
Times Staff Report Northview's junior varsity Cardinal team recorded a 5-2 win over South Putnam on Wednesday evening as Kaleb Farkas drove in a pair of runs in the victory. Farkas was 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored an two RBI and also went four innings on the mound, allowing just one hit while striking out five. He was relieved by Tim Fiddler, who got the win with another four innings of work, striking out nine and allowing one earned run...
Knights capture senior night victory (05/19/16)
Times Staff Report The Northview Knights celebrated senior night with a victory over rival Sullivan at Forest Park Golf Course on Thursday evening. The Knights got a season-best nine-hole round of 35 from Sam Grimes and a 40 from the team's second senior, Blake Bennett...
Junior high WIC Track and Field Meet claimed by Eagles (05/19/16)
Times Staff Report NASHVILLE -- The junior high Western Indiana Conference Meet went much the same as the high school version did the evening beforehand. The Brown County Eagles claimed both the boys and girls' team titles in the junior high meet to repeat what their high school counterparts did on Friday night at Northview High School...
Junior high WIC Track and Field Meet claimed by Eagles (05/19/16)
Times Staff Report NASHVILLE -- The junior high Western Indiana Conference Meet went much the same as the high school version did the evening beforehand. The Brown County Eagles claimed both the boys and girls' team titles in the junior high meet to repeat what their high school counterparts did on Friday night at Northview High School...
Steady rain not enough to stop girls' track and field sectional (05/18/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor TERRE HAUTE -- There may not have been much singing in the rain at the Terre Haute North Girls' Track and Field Sectional Tuesday night, but there was plenty of competition. This year's sectional was contested in a steady drizzle that would not relent throughout the entirety of the race. In fact, the pole vault was halted during the meet with four contestants still alive in the meet and will be completed this evening...
IHSAA draws baseball sectional brackets for next week (05/17/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor A field of 385 high school baseball teams begin play next week as the pairings for the 50th IHSAA Baseball State Tournament were made Tuesday morning. Sectional competition begins on Wednesday, May 25 at White River Valley and Sullivan High School for Clay County teams...
Eels' Wolfe wins national pitching award (05/17/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Clay City senior Hunter Wolfe was named as the USA Baseball/MaxPreps Great Lakes Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 9. Representing eight national regions, -- Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest and West -- players are selected based upon stats that are submitted to MaxPreps.com by coaches and team administrators...
Knights top Class A No. 2 T-Birds (05/17/16)
Times Staff Report Northview softball topped Class A second-ranked North Central (Farmersburg) on Monday evening, 8-4. Stacy Payton and Bella Timberman each hit home runs for the Knights. Payton's three-run home run was her ninth round tripper of the season, which is tied for fourth in the state. She is also third in the state with 44 RBI this season...
Clay City can't solve Cardinals' Workman (05/16/16)
By TRAVIS DAVID For The Brazil Times BLOOMFIELD --It was only fitting on senior night a pair of Bloomfield upperclassmen led the Lady Cardinals to victory. Kylee Moody tripled to deep center to spark a 2-run rally in the home half of the fourth inning in Bloomfield's 2-0 win over Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference rival Clay City Monday evening...
Northview celebates senior night with a victory over Miners (05/16/16)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Mother Nature has wreaked havoc on spring sports schedules for high school teams around the state. So on Monday evening, Northview celebrated an impromptu senior night for Dalton Shaw, Nathan Thomas, Diego Franco and manager Madison McDonald...
North Clay places third in junior high WIC Meet (05/16/16)
Times Staff Report NASHVILLE -- The junior high Western Indiana Conference Meet went much the same as the high school version did the evening beforehand. The Brown County Eagles claimed both the boys and girls' team titles in the junior high meet to repeat what their high school counterparts did on Friday night at Northview High School...
Siples breaks school record, Eagles claim team WIC titles (05/15/16)
Rain proved to be the winner of the opening 48 hours of the Western Indiana Conference, but Brown County proved to be the ultimate winner. The Eagles ended a 13-year WIC team winning streak held by Edgewood, which finished fifth overall. ...
Knights second, Eels third in conference tourneys (05/15/16)
Times Staff Report TERRE HAUTE --Northview hasn't quite been able to solve the Sullivan Golden Arrows on the golf course when it comes to Western Indiana Conference play. The Knights finished second for the fourth straight season to the Arrows in Saturday's tourney at Idle Creek Golf Course...