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College Softball: Hanover
at Franklin(DH) - 3:30pm
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Girls Tennis: Southwestern
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MCIT Final: Conclusion of Madison/Southwestern Game
after first Games
week's Indiana area high school baseball rankings
Poll released on Monday, April 24
3. Hauser (10-3)
5. Borden (6-2)
10. Jac-Cen-Del (7-4)
16. Rising Sun
6. Austin (10-3)
3. Silver Creek (13-1)
4. Lawrenceburg (12-1)
7. Bedford North Lawrence (11-2)
10. Columbus East (8-3)
11. East Central
week's Indiana area high school softball rankings
ICGSA Poll released on April 17
19. Rising Sun
3. South Dearborn
14. Franklin County
17. North Harrison
23. Silver Creek
5. Bedford North Lawrence
17. Floyd Central
18. Jennings County
baseball to host Military Appreciation Night, MCIT conclusion
By: Rob Connett, 4/25/17
The Madison baseball team
will host "RKO Enterprises Military Appreciation Night" on Wednesday, April 26,
The Color Guard from American Legion Post #9 will be on hand for the National
Anthem, a local veteran will throw out the first pitch, and the Cubs
jerseys during the game.
All veterans, active duty and reserve military personnel will be admitted to
the game for free.
First pitch this Wednesday night will be at 5:00pm at Madison's Gary O'Neal Field.
Following the game
against South Ripley, Madison will host Southwestern in the conclusion
of last Friday night's Madison Courier Invitational championship
game that was suspended due to rain. The game will start in the top
of the 9th inning, with the Cubs and Rebels tied at 11.
tennis sweeps Transy
By: Hanover College Athletics, 4/26/17
The Hanover men’s tennis
team won its third consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
match Tuesday evening, knocking off
Transylvania at home, 9-0.
The Panthers (9-10, 4-2 HCAC) have now won
three straight conference matches by a count of 9-0 and have clinched
a spot in next weekend’s
HCAC Tournament after Tuesday’s victory.
Hanover opened the contest
against Transylvania (0-15, 0-7 HCAC) by winning all three doubles
matches. Freshmen Jonathan Helmers (Cincinnati,
Ohio) and Mitchell Minniear (Muncie, Ind.) led throughout, winning
the No. 3 doubles match, 8-1.
In the second doubles contest, sophomores
Brent Barrett (New Palestine, Ind.) and Drake Clohessy (Muncie, Ind.)
picked up an 8-2 victory. After
falling behind 5-4, junior Dakota Smith (Greenfield, Ind.) and freshman
Landon Carrico (New Albany, Ind.) rallied to win the final four games
at No. 1 doubles, taking the match 8-4.
All six singles matches were
completed in straight sets, with them all in favor of Hanover. Barrett
was one of three Panthers to win the
first set 6-0, as he added a 6-0 second set victory as well, in the
No. 2 match. Also winning the first set by a count of 6-0 were Carrico
and Helmers, as the freshmen both logged 6-1 second set wins at No.
1 and No. 5.
Smith competed in the No. 3 singles spot, as he conceded
just two games in two sets, winning 6-1, 6-1. Clohessy won the No.
6-1, 6-4, while Minniear notched a 6-3, 6-1 victory in the final spot.
will now turn its attention to a road contest with Franklin. The Panthers
and Grizzlies are slated for a 5 p.m. match Wednesday,
baseball falls to Franklin
By: Hanover College Athletics, 4/26/17
The Hanover baseball team fell in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
play at Franklin Tuesday evening, 7-1.
The loss drops the Panthers to
16-16 overall and 7-13 in HCAC play. With the win, Franklin improves
to 19-14 overall and 11-9 in the HCAC.
Sophomore Ty Stover (Galveston,
Ind.) logged three hits in the contest, while also driving in Hanover’s
lone run in the fifth inning. Junior John Scheil (Indianapolis, Ind.)
ripped a double to left center
and scored on a base hit from Stover to left field.
Overall, the Blue
and Red held a 10-7 edge in hits, but left 12 total runners on bases.
Hanover left multiple runners stranded in four of
the nine innings Tuesday evening.
The Panthers had four pitchers appear
in the contest, including sophomore Braydan Luce (Avon, Ind.), who
blanked the Grizzlies in the eighth
inning, retiring all three batters he faced. Senior Gino Chumas (Elkhart,
Ind.) pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing one run on one hit.
Chase Sizemore (Fishers, Ind.) reached base safely in three of his
four plate appearances, logging a base hit in the second plus
a pair of walks.
The Grizzlies posted four runs in the third inning
to take an early lead. After HC responded with a run in the fifth,
Franklin added one
run in the sixth and two more runs in the seventh inning.
look to bounce back this weekend, when they host Bluffton for the final
home weekend series of the season. The Panthers and Beavers
are slated to open the series with a 4:15 p.m. contest Friday, April
signs with Saints
By: Associated Press, 4/25/17
Peterson has found a new home.
face of the Minnesota Vikings for a decade finalized a two-year deal
with the New Orleans Saints that will pay the running back $7 million.
The deal included $3.5 million guaranteed in 2017 and is worth up to
million with incentives and escalators. NFL Network also reports that
the Saints were the only team to formally offer a deal to Peterson
to retire from NASCAR
By: Associated Press, 4/25/17
Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of
the season Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular
driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base.
Earnhardt has been plagued by concussions
the last several years and he missed half of last season recovering
from the latest head injury. It caused him to delay contract talks
on an extension to drive the No. 88 Chevrolet, and the two-time Daytona
500 winner appears ready to call
A third-generation racer, Earnhardt turns 43 in October, is newly married
and has said he wants to start a family.
Earnhardt is not off to the greatest start this season, with only one
top-five finish so far. He took another hit Monday at Bristol Motor
Speedway when a mechanical issue caused him to crash into the wall.
Earnhardt has won NASCAR's most popular driver award a record 14 times.
He has 26 career Cup victories and is a two-time champion of NASCAR's
second-tier series. But the son of the late seven-time champion has
never won a Cup title.
Earnhardt has driven for Hendrick Motorsports since 2008 after a nasty
split with Dale Earnhardt Inc., the team founded by his father but
stepmother. He was unhappy with the direction of DEI since his father's
2001 death in a last-lap accident at the Daytona 500, and a frosty
relationship with his stepmother led him to bolt to NASCAR's most powerful
Earnhardt made his first career Cup Series start on May 30, 1999, at
Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Kannapolis native is in his 18th full-time
season at the Cup level and he made his 600th career series start earlier
this year at California.
His retirement is just the latest in a series of veterans stepping
away from the sport after long and popular careers.
Indiana native Jeff Gordon called it quits after the 2015 season, but
he was a fill-in last year as Earnhardt recovered. Tony Stewart, another
Hoosier, retired at
conducted on teen killed by hammer throw
By: Associated Press, 4/24/17
A coroner has listed head trauma as the preliminary cause of death
of a college student who died after being struck during a hammer-throw
event at a track-and-field meet near Chicago.
The DuPage County Coroner's office says in a news release that it reached
the preliminary finding after conducting an autopsy on the body of
19-year-old Ethan Roser.
Roser was working as a volunteer during Saturday's meet at Wheaton
College, where he was a freshman, when he was struck by an errant throw
of the large metal ball attached to a steel wire called a hammer.
bid for 2021 NBA All-Star Game
By: Pacers.com, 4/24/17
With Indiana Pacers
President of Basketball Larry Bird at the wheel of a specially themed
IndyCar, Pacers Sports & Entertainment today officially delivered
its bid for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game to NBA Headquarters in midtown
Bird piloted the IndyCar down five blocks of Fifth Avenue and handed
off the bid documents to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver at the league
"I'm proud and honored to make this special delivery on behalf
of our owner, Herb Simon, the city of Indianapolis, the state of Indiana,
Pacers Sports & Entertainment and our other bid partners," said
Bird. "We know that competition for the All-Star Game is highly
competitive, but we are hopeful that this demonstrates how Indianapolis
routinely and uniquely sets itself apart when it comes to hosting major
Because of the competitive nature of the bid process, the bid partners
cannot disclose specifics with regard to the bid or which venues will
be used for the various events, including the game.
Pacers Sports & Entertainment
President and COO Rick Fuson said the economic impact and national
exposure for Indianapolis
result in a significant return, estimated to be well in excess of $100
Fuson said that the NBA All-Star effort will be privately and publicly
funded and that Pacers owner Herb Simon already has committed to making
a significant contribution.
also said the bid will include local and statewide outreach and a legacy
Bid planners hope to integrate the
Weekend with the Indiana High School Athletic Association Girls and
Boys Championships, the 2021 Big Ten Women's Tournament and the 2021
NCAA Division I Men's Final Four for a "celebration of basketball" that
would last from mid-February through the first weekend in April.