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Ron Knepp takes over Lady Cardinal basketball program (06/30/15)
At its meeting last week, the Bloomfield School Board voted to hire Ron Knepp to succeed Chris Hitchcock as Bloomfield's Girls Varsity Basketball Coach. "I'm excited about the opportunity and ready to get started," the new Bloomfield coach said. Knepp previously coached the girls varsity basketball team at North Daviess High School, where he compiled an overall record of 50-57 in five seasons (2010-2014)...
Fougerousse conducts girls softball camp (06/29/15)
Linton Stockton High School Softball coach Ruan Fougerousse and Lady Miner players conducted a softball camp that concluded June 18 for girls in grades 2-6. The camp focused on the fundamentals of fielding, throwing, and hitting.
Greene County Economic Development Corporation holds annual golf scramble (06/29/15)
Greene County Economic Development Corporation held its 13th annual golf scramble Friday afternoon at the Phil Harris Golf Course in Linton. After 18 holes, MainSource Bank's team prevailed as the winner. The Dunkerly Family team placed second, while Milestone Contractor, L.P. placed third...
Three Miners play in WVFCA All-Star Classic (06/28/15)
The Linton-Stockton Miners were represented by three players in the 11th annual Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star game Saturday at Indiana State University's Memorial Stadium. Zach Johnson, Braxton Cox and Caleb Steele suited up for the Black Division All-Stars. Miner head coach Brian Oliver served as one of the assistant coaches for the Black squad...
UPDATED: Greene County Stingrays host Stingray Invitational (06/27/15)
The Greene County Stingrays swim club hosted the annual Stingray Invitational swim meet at A.M. Risher Pool in Linton Saturday. Teams from South Vermillion and Marshall, Illinois competed along with the Stingrays. "We had a great time today," Stingrays swim club coach Kyle Kirchner said. "The meet ran very quickly.".....
WVFCA All-Star game has Linton-Stockton flavor (06/27/15)
The 11th annual Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star game is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday here at Indiana State University's Memorial Stadium. Coaching this year's squads will be Brian Crabtree from Class A State Champion North Vermillion and Tim Herrin from the record setting Terre Haute South Braves. Crabtree will be coaching the Gold Squad while Herrin will be in charge of the Black Squad.....
Grant Stamm to compete in USA Junior track championships (06/25/15)
Former Linton-Stockton and current Indiana State University hurdler Grant Stamm is competing in the USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon this weekend. To be eligible to compete, athletes must meet the national qualifying standard for time or distance in their respective events and must be at least 14 years old on the day of competition but not turn 20 years old during 2015...
All-SWIAC spring sports teams announced (06/24/15)
The Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference recently announced its 2015 All-SWIAC spring sports teams for baseball, softball, boys and girls track and field, boys golf and girls tennis. Class A state finalist Shakamak and Linton-Stockton led the way in baseball with five all-conference selections each...
Shakamak spring sports awards announced (06/23/15)
Spring sports award winners were announced at the Shakamak High School Spring Sports Award program Monday, June 15. In girls track, Maija Hakkila was named Most Valuable varsity girls runner. Shayley Gould was awarded high point varsity girls runner and Kaitlyn Nolting was selected as Most Improved varsity girls runner...
Dugger Union Community football sign-ups start Thursday (06/23/15)
Dugger Union Community Schools football coach Kyle Foli would like to announce that they will be having sign-ups for the 2015 football season. The dates include Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 1, Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3...
Boys tennis camp at Bloomfield to start in July (06/23/15)
For Bloomfield High School tennis player Kari Schulte will be having a boys youth tennis camp on three Fridays and three Saturdays in July. The camp dates are July 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 and camp will take place at the high school tennis courts. Incoming grades 4-5 will meet from 9 to 10 a.m.; grades 6-7 from 10 to 11 a.m. and grades 8-9 will have camp from 11 a.m. until noon each day...
Neill takes over coaching, AD duties at Shakamak (06/22/15)
JASONVILLE - The Metropolitan School District of Shakamak announced the hiring of former White River Valley boys varsity basketball coach and Athletic Director J.B. Neill in a similar role as Athletic Director, Dean of Students, and Varsity Boys Basketball Coach during the board's June monthly meeting. Neill's contract is for two years...
FINAL: Lakers fall in Class A title game (06/20/15)
INDIANAPOLIS - A repeat of last year's Class A baseball state championship was not to be for the Shakamak Lakers this year. After the defending state champs took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, Rockville responded with four runs in their turn at bat and held on for a 4-2 win over the Lakers and claiming the IHSAA Class A state baseball championship at Victory Field in Indianapolis...
Lakers come up short in bid for a third state championship (06/20/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The unfortunate thing about sports is there has to be a winner and a loser, at least on the scoreboard. For the eighth time since 2002, the Shakamak baseball team has advanced to the Class A State Finals, winning state titles in 2008 and 2014...
Greene County Stingrays starting swim season (06/18/15)
The Greene County Stingrays' 2015 summer swim season got underway Tuesday with a time trial practice meet at A.M. Risher Pool in Linton. Stingrays coach Kyle Kirchner is in his seventh year directing the program. Kirchner is assisted by Sara Phillips Compton and Michelle Hughbanks.....
Lakers, Rox to meet in state finals rematch (06/18/15)
Defending Class A state baseball champion Shakamak continues its quest for a second consecutive state championship Saturday when the Lakers (23-7) play Rockville (23-4) in the Class A state championship at Victory Field. This year's state title game is a rematch of the 2014 state finals, where Shakamak rallied for three runs in the fifth inning to overtake the Rox 3-2 in winning the title game...
State finals ticket sales extended to 2 p.m. (06/18/15)
Baseball state finals tickets will be sale until 2 p.m. today at Shakamak High School.
UPDATED: Four Miner players, one coach to participate in WVFCA All-Star game (06/17/15)
The 11th Annual WVFCA All-Star game is set for June 27th at ISU Memorial Stadium with a 7:30pm kick-off. Coaching this year's squads will be Brian Crabtree from state champion North Vermillion and Tim Herrin from the record setting Terre Haute South Braves. ...
Boys hoop camp at Shakamak starts Monday with different times (06/16/15)
New Shakamak High School varsity boys basketball coach J.B. Neill will be having a youth boys basketball camp, starting Monday. The camp, for boys in incoming grades 1-8, will take place from June 22-26 at the Shakamak Elementary Gymnasium. Grades 1-3 will meeting daily from 9 to 10 a.m. Boys in grades 4-6 will have camp from 10 to 11 a.m. each and boys in incoming grades 7-8 will meet each day from 11 a.m. until noon....
Hazlewood places 22nd at NCAA Championships (06/16/15)
Micaela Hazlewood completed her freshman year at Purdue University by competing in the NCAA Division I women's track and field national championships Saturday in Eugene Ore. The Linton-Stockton graduate finished 22nd in the discus (48.56m, 159 feet, four inches) to earn Honorable Mention All-America honors...
Guy Glover Scholarship scramble set for Saturday (06/15/15)
The 23rd annual Guy Glover Scholarship golf scramble is set for Saturday at Phil Harris Golf Course. The annual event is the primary fundraiser for the Guy Glover Scholarship Fund. When Guy Glover retired from teaching and coaching the Bloomfield High School Class of 1965 eastablished a scholarship fund to honor both Guy and his wife Martha...
Laker state finals tickets to go on sale (06/15/15)
Baseball State Finals Tickets for Saturday,June 20, will be on sale at Shakamak High School on Wednesday, June 17 and Thursday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day. These days are the only days that tickets will be available locally. Tickets may also be purchase at Victory Field the day of the game. Cost of tickets is $9. Children 5 and under do not need a ticket...
FINAL: Lakers returning to state finals (06/13/15)
PLAINFIELD - The defending Class A state baseball champion Shakamak Lakers are headed back to Victory Field again. The Lakers took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning when two runs scored on a throwing error and Shakamak held on for a 3-2 win over the Orleans Bulldogs to claim their second straight Class A semistate title...
Roberts, Gregory compete at Washington golf regional (06/11/15)
MONTGOMERY - Area golfers Colden Roberts of Eastern Greene and Linton-Stockton's Jacob Gregory competed Thursday in the IHSAA boys golf regional at Country Oaks Golf Club here, hosted by Washington High School. The two qualified for regional play as two of the top three individual players not on advancing teams from the Linton-Stockton Sectional at Phil Harris Tuesday...
Clovers win tournament (06/11/15)
Hazlewood to compete in NCAA Championships Saturday (06/10/15)
Micaela Hazlewood has made a habit of extending her track and field seasons to the limit. Despite making the jump in competition as a thrower in the Big Ten, the trend has continued the 2014 Linton-Stockton High School graduate. The Purdue University freshman, who advanced to the IHSAA track and field state finals for the Lady Miners in four consecutive seasons, uncorked a career-best throw in the discus of 50.95 meters, or 167 feet and two inches, at the NCAA East Regional, hosted by the University of North Florida in Tampa, Fla. ...
Bloomfield volleyball camp starts Monday (06/10/15)
Bloomfield High School volleyball coach Ashlea Dunkerly will be having a youth volleyball camp, starting Monday in Glover Gymnasium. The camp for girls in incoming grades 3-8 will take place from June 15-18 and June 22-25. Girls in grades 3-5 will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. daily and grades 6-8 will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. each day...
UPDATED: Two Greene County golfers advance to regional; Sullivan wins sectional (06/09/15)
The Sullivan Golden Arrows claimed the team championship in the IHSAA golf sectional and a pair of area golfers - Linton-Stockton's Jacob Gregory (75) and Eastern Greene's Colden Roberts (77) advanced out of the Linton-Stockton boys golf sectional at the Phil Harris Golf Course Tuesday...
Golf sectional to resume Tuesday (06/08/15)
The IHSAA boys golf sectional being played at Phil Harris Golf Course Monday has been postponed due to weather and will resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Players will resume play from the spot where they left off today. Nearly three inches of rain rendered some of the greens unplayable and several inches of standing water accumulated in various spots around the course...
UPDATED: Golf sectional postponed until 8 a.m. Tuesday (06/08/15)
The IHSAA boys golf sectional at Phil Harris Golf Course has been postponed until 8 a.m. Tuesday. The start was delayed approximately one hour Monday morning. After two more rain delays, play was called off at approximately 2:56 p.m. Club Pro Bart Beard said a couple of the greens were unplayable and it would have taken at least two hours to prepare for play...
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