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Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Sports Stories
American Legion coach pleased with program's direction (07/22/16)
A 10-17 season wouldn't seem like a successful campaign to most baseball fans. But Greene County American Legion Eagles baseball coach Shane Padgett believes otherwise. "It was a good season," the third-year Legion coach said. "We had some big wins. And we lost a lot of one-run games against some big programs...
Question and Answer with Former IU great Kent Benson (07/22/16)
Former Indiana University star and No. 1 pick in the 1977 NBA Draft, Kent Benson was the guest speaker at a basketball event at White River Valley this week. Benson took the time to sit down with sports editor Travis David to answer a few questions...
Baseball POY decommits from Marshall, heads to OCC (07/22/16)
JASONVILLE -- Less than a month away from packing his bags and moving into a dorm at Marshall University, Braden Scott was left an ever arduous decision. On July 11, the 2016 Greene County Daily World Baseball Player of the Year received a call from his coach at Marshall...
Former IU and NBA star makes stop at White River Valley (07/21/16)
SWITZ CITY -- The White River Valley boys basketball team lost more games than anyone in the county last season. Wednesday night the Wolverines program picked up a win. Doctor James Gerni sponsored Kent Benson -- a member of the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers National Championship team -- to be a guest speaker in the Switz City Gymnasium...
GCO Champ delivers his best Indiana Open performance (07/21/16)
Clayton French initially wasn't sure he even wanted to compete in the Indiana PGA Open. The 2013 Linton-Stockton graduate was coming off his second consecutive Greene County Open Championship. He was scheduled to tee it up the very next day at the Donald Ross Hill Course in French Lick for the 101st edition of the tournament open to Indiana's top amateur and professional players...
Miners all-state lineman reflects on playing final game (07/18/16)
When Dylan Morris stepped onto the football field at North Central High School (Indianapolis) Friday night, he knew it would be the last time he strapped on the helmet and pads. Although it really didn't matter who won or lost the game, the former Linton-Stockton all-state lineman had a little something to prove...
Junior legion team wraps up season; SR team still alive (07/15/16)
The Greene County Junior Legion team concluded its 2016 season on July 10th in Terre Haute with a runner-up finish in the Region 1 tournament. The Eagles used three pitchers to defeat the Crawfordsville Jr Legion 4-3 on Saturday to advance to the championship. Timely hitting and solid pitching proved to be the right combination for the team. Down 3-2 in the bottom of the 6th inning, Barr Reeve sophomore Gage Wilson hit a 2-run single to give Greene County the 4-3 lead...
LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS (07/15/16)
WRV GOLF SCRAMBLE New White River Valley High School Athletic Director Troy Greenlee would like to welcome and encourage area golfers to participate in the Wolverines annual athletic department golf scramble. The scramble will take place at Phil Harris Golf Course on Saturday August 20. For more information contact the Phil Harris GC or Greenlee at 765-720-4315...
Former Linton-Stockton standout finishes in top 50 (07/14/16)
Fresh off his second straight Greene County Open championship, Linton-Stockton graduate Clayton French carried the momentum into the Indiana Open. The current Marian University golfer made the cut for the first time in three tries and ended with in a tie for 46th overall...
Area softball teams and players compete in tournament (07/12/16)
TERRE HAUTE -- One local softball organization, another local team and two local players all participated in the Sandlot Tournament over the weekend at the Wabash Valley Girls Softball Complex. Tribe softball organization entered three teams in the tournament (14U, 12U and 8U), while the Greene County All-stars entered their 10U team...
Solsberry Hornet 5K race planned (07/11/16)
The Seventh Annual Solsberry Hornet 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, July 23 starting at 8 a.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Easter Greene Cross Country program. Participants may register online at mag7raceseries.com. Pre-race day registration is $20, with morning of the race registration $25...
Local baseball players reflect on time in Myrtle Beach (07/11/16)
MYRTLE BEACH, SC -- Lane Gilbert, Cory Anderson, Kip Fougerousse, and the 15U Indiana Prospects travel baseball club traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to compete in the Youth Baseball Nationals over the Fourth of July. The team finished with a record of 3-3...
UPDATED: French goes back-to-back at GC Open (07/10/16)
Clayton French is the Greene County Open champion for the second straight year. French posted a final round 71 following his first-round 68 for a two-day total of 139 earning the win. In the Championship flight of the Senior Division (55+), Randy Smith held on to win by one stroke with a first round of 70 and a final round of 74 for a total score of 144...
Defending champion is GCO first-round leader (07/09/16)
Defending Greene County Open champion Clayton French is the first-round leader after day one on the 2016 Greene County Open golf championship tournament at Phil Harris Golf Course. The 2015 Open champion fired an opening round 68. French holds a one-stroke lead over Drew Dunkerly and Jeff Hutton...
Tribe 12U drop opener at Sandlot softball tournament (07/08/16)
The Fourth of July Sandlot Softball tournament at the Wabash Valley Girls Softball Complex kicked off Friday evening in Terre Haute. Locally, the Tribe 12U softball team dropped its opening game in pool play, 8-0 to the Warriors. Hannah Halt and Jaci Stone recorded the only two hits for the Tribe in the loss...
Tribe softball teams back in action this weekend (07/07/16)
The Tribe softball organization has been competing in tournaments around the state this summer. The local organization is comprised of four teams: 14U, 12U, 10U and 8U. Three of the teams will be competing in a tournament in Terre Haute this weekend...
Competitive field expected for Greene County Open Championship (07/07/16)
In the history of the Greene County Open golf championship - spanning 73 tournaments since its 1930 inception, 14 different players have won multiple championships. But there has not been a repeat winner since 11-time champion Randy Smith won back-to-back in 2002 and 2003...
Shakamak boys basketball coach leaving (07/05/16)
JASONVILLE -- The Metropolitan School District of Shakamak is preparing to fill a vacancy within the school and athletic program. Boys basketball coach J.B. Neill, who also serves as the Shakamak Athletic Director, is expected to be hired at Edgewood as the Mustangs varsity boys basketball coach...
Pair of local girl hoops players bring home national title (07/05/16)
A pair of local girl basketball players recently helped their AAU team capture the USSSA National Championship. Haley Rose and Vanessa Shafford, both incoming eighth graders at Linton-Stockton, were part of the Indiana Select AAU National Championship team. ...
Oliphant brings home second straight AAU volleyball championship (07/05/16)
For the second straight summer Sophie Oliphant of Carmel has helped lead her AAU volleyball team to a national championship. Oliphant's Asics Munciana Lorax AAU squad captured the 2016 AAU National Championship June 22 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla...
2016 GCDW Boys T&F Athlete of the Year: John Kirts (07/01/16)
LITTLE CINCINNATI -- When John Kirts went out for the Eastern Greene boys track and field team his freshman season, he received a brutally honest assessment from the Thunderbirds coaching staff. With posting times of 5 minutes, 16 seconds in the 1,600 meters and 11:32 in the 3,200, it was suggested maybe Kirts should run cross country instead...
Full slate of big events at local golf course (06/30/16)
Summer is always a busy time of year at Phil Harris Golf Course and this year is no different. Some of this summer's biggest golf outings will take place throughout July and August. Freedom Festival always brings dozens of new faces to the course. And the next weekend, the 74th annual Greene County Open tournament will be played...
A trio of area baseball players helping travel team (06/30/16)
Three Greene County baseball players -- Lane Gilbert, Cory Anderson, and Kip Fougerousse -- are in their second season of travel baseball for the Indiana Prospects Baseball Organization. During the area players time on the team, the Prospects have accumulated a record of 46-17...
2015 GCDW Girls T&F Athlete of Year: Alli Workman (06/28/16)
At the end of her sophomore year, Alli Workman experienced something for the first time on the track -- she was lapped. Workman finished 23rd in the 3,200 meters at the girls track and field state championships. Instead of getting discouraged, Workman was motivated...
UPDATED: Gold All-Stars come up short in WVFCA Classic (06/26/16)
TERRE HAUTE - Linton-Stockton was well represented in the 12th annual Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star game Saturday at Terre Haute North. Six Miners suited up for the Gold Division All-Stars - Dylan Morris, Mitch Eberhardt, Pierce Jackson, Zach Phegley, Tietje Pigg and Chad Trent...
Retired coach returns to the sideline for All-Star Classic (06/24/16)
TERRE HAUTE - When the All-Stars convene at Terre Haute North Saturday for the 12th annual Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star Classic a familiar figure to Linton football fans will be roaming the sidelines once again. Former Linton-Stockton coach Charlie Karazsia is coming out of coaching retirement for one week. Karazsia is one of Miners head coach Brian Oliver's seven assistant coaches for this year's All-Star game...
Greene County Daily World holds "Athletes of the Year" banquet (06/23/16)
The Greene County Daily World held a sports banquet for all of the winners of "athletes of the year" in their respective sports. The banquet was held at Monical's Pizza of Linton Wednesday evening. A total of 12 athletes were recognized for the 14 different sports throughout the 2015-16 school year. Two athletes won athlete of the year in two different sports...
Six players, three coaches to represent Miners at WVFCA All-Star Game (06/23/16)
TERRE HAUTE - Saturday's 12th annual Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star Classic will have a distinctive Linton flavor. Six players from Linton-Stockton's Class A State Finalists will suit up for the Gold All-Stars, coached by Brian Oliver...
Finalists for boys and girls T&F athletes of year announced (06/23/16)
In a season full of broken records, many individual performances highlighted the track and field season this spring. A total of five boys and five more girls are in the running for Athlete of the Year in the sport. On the boys side, a pair of Eastern Greene athletes made the final cut. They will be joined by one athlete from Linton-Stockton, Shakamak and Bloomfield...
GCDW Golfer of the Year: Zach Hall (06/21/16)
CARMEL - For a player fresh off the first State Finals appearance for a Linton-Stockton linkster since 2012, Zach Hall sounded surprised and amazed to learn he'd been tabbed the Greene County Daily World 2016 Golfer of the Year. "Oh really! Wow, I didn't expect that. That kind of surprised me! It's awesome!," he exclaimed...
Conference teams announced for spring sports (06/21/16)
The Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference held its awards banquet for all spring sports teams and athletes last week. Local athletes littered the all-conference teams in all five spring sports. In girls track and field, a total of six local individuals and three relay teams made first-team honors...
GCDW Baseball Player of the Year: Braden Scott (06/21/16)
JASONVILLE - A year away from basketball paid huge dividends for Braden Scott. His dedication to the game of baseball that year was rewarded with a scholarship to pitch for Marshall University. And his performance on the diamond the past two seasons earned the Shakamak senior southpaw Greene County Daily World Baseball Player of the Year honors for 2016...
Former Lady Miners' record performance earns second trip to NCAA Nationals (06/20/16)
It's not uncommon for a Greene County high school athlete to receive an offer to continue competing at the collegiate level. But it's rare for a local product to be offered a scholarship to a major conference Division I program. It's rarer still for the athlete to earn two consecutive National Championship appearances, shattering a school record in the process...
Five finalists selected for GCDW Golfer of the Year (06/20/16)
Five area high school linksters are in the running for 2016 Greene County Daily World Golfer of the Year honors. The list of finalists is headed by a trio of players from Linton-Stockton's sectional championship squad. The group of three includes the Miners' first State Finals participant since 2012...
LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: Openings posted at Bloomfield (06/20/16)
OPENINGS AT BLOOMFIELD The following positions are open at Bloomfield Junior/Senior High School: Boys Varsity Basketball Coach Closing Date July 1, 2016 Previous Varsity Experience Preferred Cheerleader Coach/Sponsor Varsity & Junior Varsity Closing Date June 24, 2016...
GCEDC golf scramble deemed a success (06/20/16)
The Greene County Economic Development Corporation, sponsored by Hoosier Energy, held its 14th annual golf scramble Friday morning at the Phil Harris Golf Course in Linton. After 18 holes, Team Inman came in first with a 15-under par score of 56. Team Dunkerly team placed second with 57, while the Greene County Daily World team placed third with 58...
GCDW Softball Player of the Year: Alyssa Garo (06/17/16)
JASONVILLE -- B.A. Shipman and his coaching staff at Shakamak noticed Alyssa Garo's talent on the softball diamond at a young age. The Lady Lakers coaching staff could not wait until Garo landed on the high school team. She enjoyed better than average season's as a freshman and sophomore, but Garo took her game to another level this Spring...
Six finalists tabbed for GCDW baseball POY (06/17/16)
With the host of baseball talent in the area it was relatively easy to find 15 players for the 2016 Greene County Daily World All-Area team. Distinguishing among the top six players to select one Player of the Year is a more complex undertaking. The list of 15 players who comprised the all-area team has been narrowed down to six finalists for POY...
Shakamak Spring Sports Awards Banquet (06/16/16)
Linton-Stockton linkster concludes state tournament play (06/15/16)
CARMEL - A second straight back nine comeback at Prairie View Golf Club was not to be for Linton-Stockton golfer Zach Hall. After carding 44 on his opening nine for the second day in a row, Hall was unable to duplicate yesterday's one-over-par finish over the final nine holes. He came home in 42 strokes to post a 167 total (81-86) in the first IHSAA State Finals appearance for the Miner junior...
GCDW All-Area baseball team is announced (06/15/16)
Every area baseball team had its share of ups and downs this season. But there was no shortage of talent on the field. And there was no shortage of hitting either. Of the 15 players who make up the 2016 Greene County Daily World All-Area team, no player batted less than .348...
Miner linkster finishes strong after Day 1 of state finals (06/14/16)
CARMEL - The first round of 2016 IHSAA boys' golf state championships at Prairie View Golf Club is finally complete. But it took the players nearly 12 hours to finish. Linton-Stockton golfer Zach Hall, playing in his first state finals, toured the 7,073-yard, par 72 Prairie View layout with an 81. He carded a 44 after the first nine holes, which took nearly nine hours, before finishing with a 37...
Former Cardinals coach wants to spend more time with family (06/14/16)
The Bloomfield boys' basketball team made a run to the Class A state championship game in March. The Cardinals, who lost in the title game to Liberty Christian, graduated 68 percent of its scoring and 60 percent of its rebounding. And now the storied program will need to find a new leader on the sidelines...
Bloomfield boys' basketball coach resigns (06/13/16)
By Travis David SPORTS EDITOR Less than three months after guiding his alma mater to the Class A state championship game, Bloomfield boys basketball coach Matt Britton is stepping aside. According to sources, the 10-year veteran coach will remain on staff at Bloomfield as teacher and has no immediate plans to coach elsewhere...
Six players nominated for GCDW softball POY (06/13/16)
Without much question, the Greene County Daily World All-Area softball selections were easily compiled. The arduous task comes in the selection of just one to be named Player of the Year. The list of 13 players who make up the all-area team has been trimmed down to six finalists for POY...
Softball player with local ties wins 3A award (06/13/16)
Lebanon senior Laura Patterson was named the Class 3A Mental Attitude Award winner after the Tigers 2-1 win over Kankakee Valley in the 3A state championship game on Saturday. Patterson, who is pictured with members of her family, is the daughter of 1985 L&M graduate Tony Patterson and the grand-daughter of Bob Patterson of Lyons...
Local players return to court in hoops All-star game (06/13/16)
A total of nine local hoopsters took to the court Saturday night in the Wabash Valley Officials Association North vs. South All-Star game at Terre Haute North High School. A quartet of area players were selected to the South girls all-star team, while five local players played in the boys game...
2016 Girls Tennis Player of the Year: Emily Bucher (06/11/16)
BLOOMFIELD - Bloomfield senior athlete Emily Bucher could be forgiven for thinking Greene County Daily World Player of the Year honors are becoming old hat. The GCDW 2015 Volleyball player of the Year was also Co-Player of the year as a junior. Now Emily can add 2016 Greene County Daily World Girls Tennis Player of the Year to her impressive resume...
UPDATED: Sullivan Legion hands Greene County second loss (06/10/16)
SULLIVAN - Mason Wood's sacrifice fly plated courtesy runner Hunter Dillingham with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning for the Sullivan County American Legion squad. The run broke a 4-all deadlock and held up for 5-4 win over the Greene County American Legion Eagles at Sportland Field Friday...
GCDW All-area softball team is announced (06/10/16)
Despite a roller coaster type season for most of the area softball teams this spring, there was no shortage in talent on the diamond. And underclassmen dominated the field. Of the 13 players who make up the 2016 Greene County Daily World All-area team, only five are seniors...
Linton-Stockton golfer advances to state finals (06/09/16)
MONTGOMERY -- Experts say the game of golf is 90 percent mental. Zach Hall's mental game was put to the test Thursday during the IHSAA Boy's Golf Regional at Country Oaks Golf Club. And the Linton-Stockton junior passed with flying colors. Battling for one of the five individual spots to advance to next week's state finals, Hall watched his tee shot off the 18th tee splash into the water. ...
Cardinals coach leads state's best juniors in All-Star exhibition (06/09/16)
BLOOMINGTON - After guiding the Bloomfield Cardinals to the IHSAA Class A State Finals, coach Matt Britton was given the opportunity to coach Indiana's best players in the Class of 2017. Britton's coaching peers recommended the Cardinals coach to All-Star Game Director Charlie Hall to coach the IndyStar Junior All-Star basketball team in its two exhibition games against the Indiana All-Stars...
May 30-June 4 Athlete of the Week (06/09/16)
Miners shortstop leads with bat, glove (06/08/16)
Linton-Stockton basketball coach Joey Hart called Kendall Williams, a junior reserve guard for the Miners' 2A regional finalists, a "Glue guy." "That's who he is," the coach said. And on the baseball diamond, the shortstop has filled the same role for Linton-Stockton's "other" regional finalists...
Linton-Stockton season ends in regional final (06/06/16)
CLARKSVILLE - The offensive fireworks were on display for Providence right from the outset in Monday's Class 2A regional final here Monday. The host Pioneers exploded for a five-run first inning and kept the pressure on en route to a 14-4 win over Linton-Stockton in six innings in the regional championship...
Miners claim first sectional title on links since 2012 (06/06/16)
It would have been easy for Levi Jerrells to throw in the towel after just two holes on Monday. The Linton-Stockton golfer had just carded a 6-over par of 10 on the second hole and was plus-7 for the round. But he knew his team needed him the rest of the round...
Miners knock off defending 2A champs (06/04/16)
CLARKSVILLE - Linton-Stockton managed to scrape out just one run against defending 2A state champion South Spencer. But one run was all the Miners needed. Logan Hollingsworth shut down the Rebels, allowing just three scratch singles in seven shutout innings. And Linton-Stockton's second-inning run held up for a 1-0 win in the afternoon semifinal of the Providence Regional...
With nothing to lose, Shakamak runner sets PR (06/04/16)
BLOOMINGTON -- Injuries kept Shakamak's Clay Reynolds from reaching the state finals during the cross country season in the fall. Injuries also derailed his track and field season at the end of his junior year. After a rollercoaster type start to the track and field season, Reynolds made sure disappointment would not strike a third time...
Providence baseball regional championship postponed until Monday (06/04/16)
CLARKSVILLE - After torrential rains swept through Clarksville officials convened to evaluate the condition of the playing field at Providence High School. The decision was made to postpone tonight's scheduled 2A regional championship between Proovidence and Linton-Stockton until 6 p.m. Monday...
May 23-28 Athlete of Week (06/03/16)
Bloomfield senior finishes stellar career with PR (06/03/16)
BLOOMINGTON -- All season Bloomfield's Alli Workman has been working towards one goal. The decorated Lady Cardinals runner has finished at or near the top of every race this season, but despite all the blue and red ribbons, Workman was still hungry for more...
UPDATED: Linton-Stockton sophomore falls short of podium stand (06/03/16)
BLOOMINGTON -- Linton-Stockton's Caroline Wilson made her first appearance in the girls track and field state meet Friday afternoon. The Lady Miners sophomore was one of 29 competitors in the high jump at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex on the campus of Indiana University...
Miners take on defending 2A champs in regional (06/02/16)
Linton-Stockton is making its fifth Class 2A regional appearance in the past seven seasons. Now the Miners have the privilege of facing the defending Class 2A State Champions. The 2A Sectional 47 champs (17-11) will face South Spencer (23-6), winners of Sectional 48 at Tell City in the Providence Regional at Clarksville Saturday...
Information for girls and boys T&F state finals (06/02/16)
A trio of area track and field athletes will be competing in the state meet this weekend on the campus of Indiana University. On Friday, Linton-Stockton's Caroline Wilson and Bloomfield's Alli Workman will be competing in the girls state finals. Wilson, a sophomore, advanced to the state meet by tying for third place in the high jump last week at the Bloomington North Regional...
Lady Miners leaper hopes to soar at State Finals (06/02/16)
All year Linton-Stockton girls high jumper Caroline Wilson believed she would make it to the state track meet in this, her sophomore season. "After regionals last year I told myself I am going to state next year," Wilson said. "And that has been the plan this whole year. I prayed about it continuously and put my trust in God."...
UPDATED: List of all upcoming summer sports camps (06/01/16)
SOFTBALL CAMP (Cost has been reduced thanks to grant from Elks) An all skills camp will be conducted at Linton Softball Complex on Tuesday, June 21. Former Bloomfield softball coach and current Tennessee State University softball assistant coach Nicole Fougerousse will be running the camp...
Youth girls basketball camp at Shakamak (06/01/16)
A girls youth basketball camp will take place at Shakamak High School starting Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10. The camp will be for girls who will be in the incoming grades of K-4. Times of each camp session will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Cost of the camp will be $25 per camper and $5 for each additional camper in the family...
Playing for the love of the game (05/31/16)
Sometimes the privilege of putting on the uniform and representing a winning program with a rich tradition far outweighs all the statistics and press clippings. There is no better example than Shakamak senior Seth Wise. Every young boy in Jasonville who comes up through the Little League program dreams of one day wearing the Columbia Blue Shakamak uniform at Victory Field in the State Finals...
Shakamak boys basketball camp (05/31/16)
A boys basketball camp will take place at Shakamak High School Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10. The camp will be for boys who will be in the incoming grades of 1-8. Times of the camp will be as follows: Grades 1-3: 9-10:00 a.m. Grades 4-6: 10-11:00 a.m...
Former Lady Miner thrower shatters Purdue discus record (05/31/16)
2014 Linton-Stockton graduate Micaela Hazlewood has qualified for the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Oregon for the second year in a row. The Purdue sophomore obliterated the Boilermakers' school record discus throw Friday at the NCAA East Regional Championship in Jacksonville, Fla. earning her second trip to the NCAA championship...
Miners dethrone Lakers, take sectional crown (05/31/16)
There won't be a fifth consecutive sectional crown for the Shakamak Lakers. The Linton-Stockton Miners saw to that with a four-run second inning and three more tallies in the fourth frame. Three separate Miner hitters delivered two-RBI singles and Linton-Stockton prevailed 7-5 over Shakamak in the championship game of Class 2A Sectional 47 at Roy Herndon Field in Linton...
Division I softball coach to hold softball camp (05/30/16)
An all skills camp will be conducted at Linton Softball Complex on Tuesday, June 21. Former Bloomfield softball coach and current Tennessee State University softball assistant coach Nicole Fougerousse will be running the camp. Fougerousse will be joined by Olney Central coach Nick Short and several TSU softball players...
Eels rally late to end Bloomfield's title hopes (05/30/16)
SWITZ CITY -- One drought continued while another one ended Monday night at the Class A White River Valley baseball sectional. Unfortunately for Bloomfield, its drought of not bringing home a sectional title reached 45 years in a 3-1 loss to Clay City...
Miners win thriller against Mitchell, advance title game (05/30/16)
With a couple of lead changes and ties, the semifinal game came down to the seventh inning heroics of Linton-Stockton junior short stop Kendall Williams on both the offensive and defensive end. The Miners edged the Mitchell Bluejackets, 5-4 to advance to the championship of the 2A baseball sectional Monday night...
Lakers hold on to edge Thunderbirds in semifinals (05/30/16)
The Eastern Greene Thunderbirds' comeback effort against the Shakamak Lakers after a 6-0 deficit made for an exciting 6-5 baseball semifinal game at Class 2A Sectional 47. The Lakers' six runs came in the first two innings of play. In the first inning, Braden Scott hit one out down left field line with two outs to grab the Lakers' 1-0 lead. Two free passes and an RBI single by Lane Gilbert gave the Lakers a 2-0 advantage...
Lakers, Miners to meet for 2A title (05/30/16)
The Linton-Stockton and Shakamak baseball teams will meet on the baseball diamond for the second time this season Monday night at 7:30 p.m. The two teams squeaked out 1-run wins in the semifinals of the Class 2A Linton-Stockton Sectional earlier in the day Monday and will square off in the championship...
Miner distance runner will run for Trailblazers (05/27/16)
Linton-Stockton distance runner Janzen Franklin waited until the end of the school year and the completion of track season to declare his college choice. Franklin made it official Friday. The Miners cross country and track standout will continue his running career at Vincennes University...
May 16-21 Athlete of the Week (05/27/16)
Senior helps power Cards into championship game (05/27/16)
SWTIZ CITY -- Hunter Heaton hit his second and third homeruns of the sectional in his first two at bats against North Central in the baseball semifinals Thursday night. The Cardinals senior finished the night 3-for-3 with five RBIs in Bloomfield's 16-3 five-inning romp over the Thunderbirds...
UPDATED: "Unexpected" finish sends Laker runner to state meet (05/26/16)
Shakamak's Clay Reynolds placed third in the 1,600 meter run Thursday night at the Bloomington North Regional. With the top three finish, Reynolds advances to the Track and Field State Finals on June 4 on the campus of Indiana University. Reynolds passed three runners in the final 400 meters of his race to finish in the third qualifying spot...
Late runs lift Eels over Wolverines (05/26/16)
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...
Errors dash away title hopes of Lady Lakers (05/26/16)
SWITZ CITY -- Sometimes a plan doesn't always pan out as intended. Unfortunately for Shakamak, the plan North Central put together in the last at-bat didn't go as scripted but the end result was all the same. With the tying run 60 feet away in the top of the sixth inning, North Central coach Erica Arnold went out to the mound and wanted hurler Ariel Povlin to intentionally walk the next Lady Laker...
Miners Blank Warriors in Opening Game of Sectional 47 (05/26/16)
Linton-Stockton made quick work of the North Knox Warriors on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Class 2A baseball sectional. With two outs and two runners on in the bottom of the fourth, Kendall Williams launched a ball to right center field for a stand-up double, scoring Trey Passen and Austin Allen to give the Miners a 10-0 lead...
UPDATED: Lady Miners come up short in sectional final (05/25/16)
MITCHELL - After Tuesday's 4-1 win over Mitchell sent Linton-Stockton into the sectional final coach Ruan Fougerousse dubbed her Lady Miners softball team the "Comeback kids." But the Lady Miners weren't able to come back the following night against South Knox...
Lady Cards blanked by defending state champs (05/25/16)
SWITZ CITY -- North Central had a different look Wednesday night, but in the end the defending Class 2A state champions came up with the same result. The Ladybirds earned a 3-0 win over Bloomfield in the second semifinal of the Class A White River Valley Sectional...
Shakamak slips by Lady Wolverines, advance to title game (05/25/16)
SWITZ CITY -- In the postseason an ugly win serves the same purpose as a great win. Shakamak struggled at the plate against White River Valley throughout most of the game but eventually scored a 6-0 win. The win moves the Lady Lakers into the Class A WRV Sectional championship game Thursday against defending Class 2A state champions, North Central...
UPDATED: Two move on to girls T&F state finals (05/24/16)
Last year, as a freshman, Caroline Wilson advanced to the regional in the high jump and placed eighth. Falling short of a state finals berth made Wilson want to raise the bar this season. Tuesday night the sophomore did just that as she tied for third place at the Bloomington North Regional when she tied a personal best jump of 5-1...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Baseball Regular Season Wrap-up (05/24/16)
Four area baseball teams concluded regular season play Monday. Linton-Stockton went on the road Monday and dropped its regular season finale 13-4 at Edgewood. Nine of the Mustangs' 13 runs were unearned courtesy of six Miner errors. "We committed way too many errors in the field which lead to 9 unearned runs. You cannot give good teams extra outs in an inning. They will make you pay for them," coach Matt Fougerousse said...
Lady Miners break through in sixth for sectional win (05/24/16)
MITCHELL -- Linton-Stockton athletic teams are called the Miners, but the last couple weeks of the season the softball team may want to be called a different name. "These guys have been the comeback kids here lately," an excited Lady Miners coach Ruan Fougerousse said of her team. "I really have not seen that the last couple years but this team has really been able to do that especially the last couple of weeks."...
Season comes to end for youthful Lady Thunderbirds (05/24/16)
MITCHELL -- Softball can often be referred to as a game of inches. Unfortunately for Eastern Greene they came up a couple inches short in the top of the third inning. Evelyn George jumped to her feet and made a diving attempt on a pop up just in front of the plate. ...
Lady Cards season ends at Jasper Regional (05/24/16)
JASPER - Bloomfield girls tennis coach Mike Canty thought his Lady Cardinals team likely would face its toughest test in Jasper regional opponent Paoli. "Paoli beat Barr-Reeve 4-1. And Barr-Reeve beat Loogootee who beat us. So that shows you where we are in the pecking order," the veteran cach pointed out before the match...
Lady Miners freshman hurler blanks North Knox (05/23/16)
MITCHELL - Five days ago the Linton-Stockton Lady Miners needed a three-run, seventh-inning rally to overtake North Knox in come-from-behind 5-4 win. No comeback was necessary Monday. The Lady Miners jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three innings eliminating the Lady Warriors 6-0 in the opening game of Class 2A softball Sectional 47 at Mitchell...
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Miner diamondmen drop pair at Decatur tourney (05/23/16)
BASEBALL Linton-Stockton competed in a tournament at Decatur Central Saturday and was dealt two losses. In the first game the Miners lost 3-0 to host Decatur Central. Logan Hollingsworth pitched six innings and gave up just one earned run. But with only three hits Linton-Stockton was unable to push a run across...
Six athletes nominated for May 16-21 AOW (05/23/16)
Each week of the school season, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Agent Joe Medina will sponsor the Greene County Daily World Athlete of the Week. Each weekly winner is chosen by the GCDW Sports Staff and the winner will be revealed each Wednesday. Nominees for the week of May 16-23 include:...
North Central slugs way to win over Lady Eels (05/23/16)
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. On Monday, North Central made adjustments at the plate and set the tone early in the game...
Linton-Stockton baseball sectional schedule announced (05/22/16)
The Linton-Stockton High School athletic department has announced game times for Class 2A baseball Sectional 47 hosted by Linton-Stockton. Sectional play begins Wednesday, May 25. The Miners will face North Knox in Wednesday's first game at 5:30 p.m. South Knox and Mitchell follow at approximately 7:30...
UPDATED: Miner linksters sixth, T-Birds ninth at Washington Invite (05/21/16)
MONTGOMERY - Linton-Stockton golf coach Chris Taylor considered Saturday's Washington Invitational at Country Oaks Golf Club an excellent tuneup for the postseason. "Absolutely. That's why we come and play in this tournament. If we make it through the sectional this gives us another chance to play the course in tournament conditions."...
Wolverines, Thunderbirds find momentum heading into postseason (05/20/16)
SWITZ CITY -- Rarely can two teams who face each other, exit the game with momentum heading into its next game. Such was the case Friday evening between a pair of Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference softball foes. In the regular season finale for both teams, White River Valley defeated visiting Eastern Greene, 7-4...
Wolverines senior takes time in decision to play in college (05/20/16)
SWITZ CITY -- College athletics is not for everyone, even if they are good enough to play. For White River Valley's Lexi Graves it's always been an option but it did not always peak her interest. But the end of the Wolverines season left a sour taste in Graves' mouth...
WRV to award Gene Inman Scholarship (05/20/16)
White River Valley has established a scholarship in the name of Gene Inman to be awarded annually to a WRV baseball player who best exemplifies character and academic achievement. The first annual Gene Inman Baseball Scholarship will be presented at White River Valley's Senior Honors Night Monday...
Sandlot Softball Tournament action...

Local softball teams and players participate in the Sandlot Tournament at the Wabash Valley Girls Softball Complex over the weekend.

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Recycled art garden a hidden gem of Bloomfield

Hidden amongst the woods off of N. Harshman Road holds a secret art garden created by Bloomfield local, John Haywood. He uses various recycled items to create larger-than-life master pieces.

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