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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016
Rivalry week and remembering a friend

Weather muddies the early fall sports picture

Rankings, power hitters, players to watch out for and more

Lots going on before the start of school

There's something about Greene County

Interesting few days ahead

Sports Stories
UPDATED: Miners dominate Arrows, again (08/27/16)
SULLIVAN - Unlike last year the Linton Stockton Miners didn't dominate the Sullivan Golden Arrows for all four quarters. But the final outcome was nearly the same in the annual rivalry game. Linton-Stockton led just 14-7 at the half with both scores coming on big plays...
Lady Cards drop a pair in Round Robin (08/27/16)
Playing without its top hitter Bloomfield faced an uphill struggle in Saturday's volleyball Round Robin at Guy Glover Gymnasium. For the second straight outing the Lady Cardinals were shorthanded. Harlee Sullivan was unavailable due to a school function...
Thunderbirds recover from slow start, down North Knox (08/26/16)
BICKNELL -- With just over two minutes remaining in the game, Eastern Greene's Caleb Hamilton carried five North Knox defenders on a 14-yard gain. The play prompted the Thunderbirds Gage Baker to shout, "Caleb Hamilton is a man playing against boys."...
Eastern Greene sweeps GCI XC titles (08/25/16)
SWITZ CITY -- On a day better suited for swimming, the Eastern Greene boys and girls cross country teams emerged victorious at the Greene County Invitation at White River Valley on Thursday as temperatures reached the middle 90's. "Being county champions makes the heat feel a little better," Eastern Greene boys coach Ray Hausler said...
AUG. 24 ATHLETE OF THE WEEK (08/25/16)
AUG. 25 LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lakers and Wolverines win on volleyball court (08/25/16)
VOLLEYBALL Alyssa Garo put down 18 kills to go along with 12 digs to lead Shakamak to a win over Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foe North Daviess on Thursday. After winning the first two sets the Lady Lakers were extended had to pull off a 15-13 win in the fifth for the win...
Four Downs With... Garrett Mason, Linon-Stockton (08/25/16)
First Down Favorite place to play: "Linton, Indiana. Roy Williams Field. Better than Lucas Oil. It's our hometown. You can't go wrong with a hometown game. The Friday night atmosphere is the greatest feeling. Whenever you take the field it's unreal. The stands are absolutely filled...
TUTTLE: Linton vs. Sullivan through the years (08/25/16)
Sullivan football week is here. I thought I would bring you some history and anecdotes about the series which began in 1904. I think it is the oldest football series in Indiana but not the longest. Linton and Sullivan didn't play every year until 1934. The game this year at Sullivan will be the 99th in the series and the 90th consecutive year the two teams have met...
Bloomfield scores first win of season over WRV (08/25/16)
BLOOMFIELD -- With the heat scorching Thursday evening, there was one match of the night of equal intensity -- the No. 3 singles match of Bloomfield's Turner Royal and White River Valley's Alex Wolfe. In the first set, both players stayed competitive with one another and ended with Wolfe winning 7-5. The second set Royal let up and was 4-1 at court change. During the match point, Royal injured his ankle while playing and was carried off the court...
Lady Miners battle Barr-Reeve to the end (08/25/16)
Barr-Reeve may have defeated Linton-Stockton in straight sets on the volleyball court here Thursday. But it wasn't as easy as it might sound for the Class 2A fifth-ranked visitors from Daviess County. ""It was far from easy," Barr-Reeve coach Amber DeCoursey said. "They have a very nice squad. I was very impressed by their play."...
Lady Miner linksters holding steady (08/24/16)
SPRINGVILLE - The Linton-Stockton Lady Miners golf team maintained the pace it set the previous day against North Daviess. In Wednesday's match against county and conference rival Eastern Greene at Hidden Hills Golf Course the Lady Miners posted a team total of 237...
AUG. 23 LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS (08/23/16)
FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PARKING In anticipation of a big crowd Friday night at Sullivan's Sportland Field for Linton-Stockton's Week 2 showdown with Sullivan, Otto Clements -- Sullivan Athletic Director -- has announced additional entry gates will be made available...
Lady Miners can't keep pace on the links (08/23/16)
The Linton-Stockton girls golf team showed improvement Tuesday evening, but visiting North Daviess played at a much higher level. The Lady Cougars had four players finish with scores in the 40's as they easily defeated Linton-Stockton 180-230. "North Daviess is a pretty darn good team," Lady Miners coach Noah Hawkins said. ...
AUG. 23 LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lady Wolverines avenge loss to Eastern Greene (08/23/16)
VOLLEYBALL White River Valley reversed its misfortunes on Saturday's loss to Eastern Greene on Tuesday night. After falling tot Eastern Greene in the Lady Thunderbirds Round Robin just four days prior, the Lady Wolverines came away with a 25-22, 25-20 and 25-18 sweep of its Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foe. ...
BNL spikers overpower Lady Cards (08/23/16)
Bedford North Lawrence's athletic, attacking front line was more than outmanned Bloomfield could handle Tuesday night. And the outsized Lady Cardinals were playing shorthanded. Malea Toon played in Monday's match at Loogootee despite feeling sick. But the 5-11 sophomore hitter was unable to go the next night...
Aug. 22 LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Thunderbird harriers open season at BNL (08/22/16)
CROSS COUNTRY The Eastern Greene boys and girls cross country teams opened their season at the Bedford North Lawrence Fall Invite Monday afternoon. Despite only having five runners, the Lady Thunderbirds came away with a second place finish in the field of seven, while the boys finished fourth...
Miner harriers open at Fountain Central Invite (08/22/16)
The Linton-Stockton boys and girls cross country teams kicked off the new season at the annual Fountain Central Grand Prix Saturday. The Miner boys placed 11th in the 16-team field with a team total of 302. McCutcheon captured the team title. The Mavericks totaled 44 points, seven ahead of the host Mustangs. Clay City ran third with a team score of 83. Perry Meridian finished seven behind the Eels in fourth...
Cardinal netters fall to BNL (08/22/16)
The Bloomfield boys' tennis team lost their first-round match of the Bedford North Lawrence Invitational Tournament to host Bedford North Lawrence on Saturday, 4-1. It was the third straight loss to open the season for the Cardinals. Rain forced cancellation of play for the day...
UPDATED: Area volleyball teams compete in Round Robin (08/20/16)
LITTLE CINCINNATI - Three area volleyball teams competed in the annual Eastern Greene volleyball Round Robin Saturday. Shakamak and White River Valley joined the host Lady Thunderbirds in the four-team tournament. Tournament champion Sullivan completed the field...
Defense paves way to Thunderbirds opening win (08/20/16)
LITTLE CINCINNATI -- Heading into Friday nights season opener, most of the talk on Eastern Greene's match-up with Springs Valley was centered around two players. One was the Hawks senior running back O'Brien Selby and the other was Eastern Greene's Jeff Graham...
Miners romp Speedway in season opener (08/20/16)
SPEEDWAY - Lightning in the area delayed the kickoff of Friday's high school football game between the Linton-Stockton Miners and the Speedway Sparkplugs. When the game got underway 40 minutes later than scheduled, the Miners came out with thunder. Linton-Stockton put 21 quick points on the board in the opening stanza. And the visitors never let up, adding to the early advantage throughout the night on the way to a 49-8 domination of the Sparkplugs...
AUG. 17 ATHLETE OF THE WEEK (08/19/16)
Rare brother act suits up for Thunderbirds (08/18/16)
LITTLE CINCINNATI - It's not unusual to find two brothers on a high school football team. But it doesn't happen frequently. "It's not very often you get to coach brothers on a team," third-year Eastern Greene head coach Joey Paridaen pointed out. "Most of the time they're too far apart age-wise."...
Lady Cards pick up second straight sweep (08/18/16)
On the front end of back-to-back nights on the court, the Bloomfield volleyball team cruised to a sweep over North Daviess inside Guy Glover Gymnasium Thursday night. The Lady Cards improved to 2-1 on the season with the 25-13, 25-12 and 25-15 win over their Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foes...
Lady T-Bird linksters drop season's second match (08/18/16)
SPRINGVILLE - For the second time in as many matches this season the Eastern Greene girls golf team came up short by a wide margin. A week ago the Lady Thunderbirds finished 59 strokes behind Brown County. The next time out was 10 strokes better. But visiting Edgewood still finished 49 shots ahead, 206-255, in Thursday's girls high school golf match at Hidden Hills Golf Course...
AUG. 18 LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lady Miners, Bulldogs fall in volleyball action (08/18/16)
VOLLEYBALL Linton-Stockton suffered is first defeat of the young season. Bloomington South handed the Lady Miners a 20-25, 23-25, 14-25 loss Thursady at Linton. We had a good night to start," Linton-Stockton coach Scott Vanderkolk said. The Lady Miners were up 21-17 in the second set when Hadles Chesterfield went down with an ankle injury...
AP Football Rankings: Miners No. 2 in 1A; Thunderbirds receive votes (08/18/16)
The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through games of Tuesday, August 16, 2016, rating points and previous rankings: 6A Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs 1. Center Grove (12) - 300 --...
AUG. 18 LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS (08/18/16)
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 which was originally scheduled to take place at Phil Harris Golf Course on Saturday August 20 has been pushed back to Sunday, September 11 starting at 2 p.m...
UPDATED: Miners cruise by White River Valley in volleyball (08/17/16)
SWITZ CITY -- The Linton-Stockton volleyball squad came out on top of a Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference match-up with White River Valley Wednesday night, 3-0. The Miners breezed by the Wolverines in a 25-19, 25-9, and 25-15 win, improving to 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in league play...
Parents go "whole hog" for Miners (08/16/16)
Saturday marked the first occurrence of an event Susan Reynolds hopes will evolve into an annual celebration. The first Linton-Stockton Miners Players and Parents Hog Roast took place Saturday evening at the Knights of Columbus hall across the street from St. Peter's Catholic Church...
Cards dispose of Shakamak in straight sets (08/16/16)
JASONVILLE -- If one team ever needed a quick night it was the Bloomfield volleyball team. Playing in its second straight match, and both coming on the road, the youthful and depleted Lady Cardinals made quick work of Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference foe Shakamak Tuesday night...
AUG. 16 LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS (08/16/16)
CLAY CITY GOLF OUTING A fundraiser golf scramble for the Clay City High School golf and basketball teams will be played at Phil Harris Golf Course on Sunday, August 21. Cost will be $50 per player which includes cart and green fees. Lunch will be served at Noon with the shotgun start following at 1 p.m...
Fast start lifts Lady Miners over Lady Bulldogs in opener (08/15/16)
Linton-Stockton and Monrovia both looked like two different volleyball teams Monday night. The Lady Miners won the first two sets handily. Neither resembled the same team in set three as the Lady Bulldogs reversed the momentum. Linton-Stockton regrouped in the fourth set for a 25-11, 25-22, 24-26, 25-18 win over the visitors, and a successful coaching debut for new Lady Miners coach Scott Vanderkolk...
8-15 Volleyball Roundup: Thunderbirds, Cards and DUCS drop openers (08/15/16)
Eastern Greene dropped a three set match on the road to Barr-Reeve Monday night. The Lady Thunderbirds fell by scores of 25-10, 25-9 and 25-16 in their season opener. Timber Falin recorded nine kills to go along with 16 digs, 2 blocks and an ace in the loss...
Minus its field leader, Eastern Greene survives scrimmage (08/13/16)
NASHVILLE - Normally it's a challenge for football teams at every level of play to generate offense with the starting quarterback out of commission. But not so for Eastern Greene - at least in the early going of Friday's season opening scrimmage at Brown County...
Miners finish strong in opening gridiron scrimmage (08/12/16)
EVANSVILLE -- Not much went right for the Linton-Stockton football team early in their scrimmage with Class 4A Evansville Bosse. A botched snap, stuffed run, quarterback sack and an incomplete pass greeted the Miners varsity offense. Although teams never script slow starts to any game, Friday night was just a scrimmage, afterall...
The Blue Face Mask symbolizes dedication, effort (08/11/16)
Every year football fans notice a handful of Linton-Stockton Miners sporting blue face masks attached to the classic red Miner helmet rather than the standard-issue white face shield worn by all the other players. The Blue Face Mask is a Miner tradition dating back to the late 1990s. Then-coach Rick Wellington and assistant Steve Weber initiated the recognition program...
Lady T-Bird linksters drop season opener (08/11/16)
The Eastern Greene girls golf team came out on the short end of a 189-248 score to visiting Brown County in the season opening match at Hidden Hills Thursday. A stellar effort from Kaitlynn Hudson wasn't enough to carry the Lady Thunderbirds over the Lady Eagles...
Brother-sister duo competes in National Junior Olympics meet (08/11/16)
SWITZ CITY - The summer of 2016 was another banner campaign for the White River Valley Track Club. Five local athletes qualified for the United States of America Track and Field National Junior Olympics Championships July 25-31 in Sacramento, Calif...
AUGUST 10 ATHLETE OF THE WEEK (08/11/16)
Five linksters greet new Lady T-Birds coach (08/09/16)
SPRINGVILLE - For the second time in as many years a new coach will guide the Eastern Greene girls golf program. And a group of five golfers - two returnees and three newcomers - awaits first-year coach Diana Parsley. Last year Brittney Andrews coached the Lady Thunderbirds after long-time coach Mike Caldwell retired. When Andrews elected not to return for a second season, Parsley volunteered for the position...
Lady Miners lose triangular on the links (08/09/16)
One day after recording its second win in three years, the Linton-Stockton girls golf team fell to Northview and host Cloverdale Tuesday evening. The Clovers won the match with a total score of 210, while the Knights posted a 228 and Linton a 245. The Lady Miners were forced to play most of the match with a disadvantage when No. 1 golfer Taylor Thuis withdrew. The low medalist from Monday night tried playing through a sickness but was unable to finish...
Lady Miners earn win on the links (08/08/16)
Wins have been few and far in-between for the Linton-Stockton girls golf team over the last few seasons. Monday, the Lady Miners picked up their first win of the season -- in their first dual match -- 229-250 over visiting Owen Valley at Phil Harris Golf Course...
Lady Miners looking to be competitive on the links (08/05/16)
The Linton-Stockton girls golf team picked up its first win in three seasons, last year during a dual meet. It was the only match the Lady Miners won last year, but it was something to generate some excitement for the program. Noah Hawkins, who is in his fifth year as head coach, is hoping his team can build off of that same buzz from last year's win...
LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS (08/05/16)
YOUTH FOOTBALL SIGNUPS The Linton-Stockton Youth Football League will have sign-ups on Saturday, August 13 from 8-11 a.m. and Wednesday, August 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the high school football field. Children in grades K-6 grades are invited to play. Children who turn eight by 1/31/2017 are also eligible to play tackle football and will be issued equipment at sign-ups. Younger children may play in the flag football league...
LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS/ROUNDUP: Lady Miners hit the links (08/04/16)
GIRLS GOLF RESULT Linton-Stockton girls opened its season Tuesday morning at Rea Park. The Lady Miners finished in eighth place at the Braves Invitational hosted by Terre Haute South. Terre Haute North's "Blue Team" won the team title with a score of 346 followed by Vincennes Rivet (347) and the host Lady Braves (348)...
UPDATED: Bloomfield hires its sixth basketball coach (08/03/16)
For the second time in less than a week a former Greene County product will once again be returning "home." Jamie Hudson, a 1995 Eastern Greene graduate, has been selected to become the sixth varsity boys basketball coach at Bloomfield. Hudson takes over the program after Matt Britton resigned in June...
Lakers hire new boys basketball coach, administrator (08/01/16)
JASONVILLE -- Nate O'Neall is coming home. Sort of. The 2004 Bloomfield High School graduate was approved as the new Shakamak boys basketball coach by the Metropolitan District of Shakamak Board of School Trustees during a special meeting Monday evening...
Prep backstops declare college intentions (08/01/16)
Although classes resume in three weeks or less at most colleges and universities the collegiate signings continue. Last week a pair of Greene County diamondmen from east of the White River became the two most recent signees. Eastern Greene's Klint Stille and Brandon Dagley of Bloomfield inked letters of intent to continue their baseball careers at Ancilla College...
Defense will be key to success of Hoosiers (07/29/16)
During the Big Ten Media Day in Chicago earlier this week, Indiana University football coach Kevin Wilson acknowledged the Hoosiers liabilities on the defensive side of the ball. Indiana ranked 117 nationally last season in scoring defense allowing just over 37 points per contest...
Hoosiers head coach talks about upcoming season during media day (07/28/16)
The Big Ten Media Day commenced at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago on Tuesday. After Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delaney addressed those in attendance, Indiana University football coach Kevin Wilson was the second coach to speak...
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...
Back-To-School Bash Tournament

Local teams participated in the annual Back-To-School Bash at the Linton Softball Complex over the weekend. Four different Indiana Tribe teams all made the championship game, with the 8U and 12U teams earning team titles. The Tri-County Stars...

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Grand opening of Autumn Trace in Linton

The brand new senior living community, Autumn Trace of Linton, held an opening reception on Saturday to offer prospective residents and their families a chance to tour the facility and meet staff members from 1-3 p.m.

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