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Collegiate athletes heating up for spring

Sunday, March 14, 2010

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Former Northview athlete, Traci Sanders (left) and Clay City graduate, Angie Camp (right) have excelled for the Olney Central Blue Knights' softball team this season.
By CAREY FOX

Times Sports Editor

The Indiana State softball team wrapped up its participation in the Rebel Games on Orlando, Fla. Thursday with a 3-1 win over Bryant. The win cemented a solid spring break swing as the Sycamores posted a 5-2 overall mark in the tournament.

Indiana State returns with a 10-5 mark this season with a mid-week doubleheader slated for Wednesday against Southeast Missouri State beginning at 3 p.m.

Former Northview standout, Stephanie Jonson was a big part of the Sycamores' 14-0 win over Detroit Mercy on Monday as she smacked a pair of hits.

In her first six games of action through Feb. 28, Jonson has hit .263 in 19 at-bats with three runs scored and a pair of RBIs. Jonson also has four doubles and a .474 slugging percentage.

The Olney Central Blue Knights got off to a slow start on a southern swing for the softball program. Olney split a pair of games in the first day of action against Walters State, winning 3-1 and falling to Wallace State, 4-3, OCC struggled in day two, losing three straight games before splitting two games on the third day.

In the doubleheader, Traci Sanders, a Northview graduate, had a pair of hits in the first game and Clay City grad, Angie Camp, had a hit in the nightcap.

Things began to look up as OCC took part in the Spring Fling at the University of West Florida.

Olney went a perfect 6-0 in the tourney, sweeping Illinois' Carl Sandburg, 8-0 and 11-0 before dropping Lincoln Land, 7-3 and 3-1 followed by a 17-4 win over Carl Sandburg and a 10-1 win over John Wood of Illinois.

Academically, Sanders also made the Dean's list in the fall semester with a 3.45 GPA.

Olney Central returned home after the 8-5 road trip with an overall mark of 16-6.

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Track and field

The University of Southern Indiana track and field teams competed at the Great Lakes Valley Conference indoor meet on Feb. 26-27 with a couple of Clay County high school graduates in action.

The men's team placed seventh in the team scores with 42 points in the meet that was won by the University of Indianapolis.

Northview alum, John Latta, placed 11th in the 3,000-meters with a time of 8:53.70 and former Clay City Eel, Cole Schroer was part of the sixth-place 4x200 relay squad in a time of 1:38.68. Schroer was busy in the meet as he was part of the seventh-place 4x400 relay team that finished in 3:36.20 and he was seventh in the heptathlon with 3,573 points.

The outdoor season begins for the Screaming Eagles on March 26 when they compete at Stanford University in California for a two-day meet