Runners do well at state

Southwood's Braden Sweet capped off a strong season with a 35th place finish at the IHSAA Cross Country State Finals in Terre Haute Saturday, Nov. 2.

The junior finished with a time of 16:20.9 the field of 214 runners.

Sweet stayed in the pack of the first 50 runners, then at the 3000m mark, shifted gears to push to the 35th spot.

Posted on 2019 Nov 05
Football betting news and notes: Notre Dame in ominous spot at Duke

By Eric Dewberry and Marcus DiNitto, BetIndiana News

The Irish, still in contention for a 10-win season and a New Year’s Six bowl invite after a close call last Saturday, is road chalk at Duke on Saturday.

Purdue, meanwhile, is a rare road favorite at Northwestern, last winning at Ryan Field in 2010.

In Big Ten action, oddsmakers opened No. 3 Ohio State as 44-point chalk over Maryland, the Buckeyes’ largest B1G spread in recent history.

Posted on 2019 Nov 05
2 runners advance to cross country finals

Southwood's Braden Sweet and Wabash's Dereck Vogel extended their cross country seasons one more week as they both qualified for the IHSAA State Meet Saturday, Nov. 2.

Sweet, a junior, placed eighth overall and was one out of 10 runners moving on without a qualifying team advancing.

He finished the raced with a time of 15:54 at the New Haven Semistate at The Plex in Fort Wayne Saturday, Oct. 26.

Vogel, a senior, will be making his second straight appearance individually at the state finals finishing 19th overall with a time of 16:07.2.

Vogel competed with his team as the Apaches finished 10th, missing the cut for state by just under two seconds.

Blakley Cole was second to cross the line for the Apaches in 54th place with a time of 16:52.5, followed by David Ford in 79th place with a time of 17:11.5, Caleb Callahan in 91st place in 17:17.2, Jarrett Wilson in 97th place in 17:19.0, Ethan Kocher in 147th place in 17:59.6, and Wyatt Davis in 163rd place in 18:17.2

Northfield junior Andrew Burns ended his season with a 169th place finish in 18:32.8.

Northfield senior Alyssa McKillip ended her cross country career with a 61st place result with a time of 20:03.5.

Posted on 2019 Oct 29
Emmanuel wins volleyball crown

The Emmanuel Eagles volleyball team attended the state tournament in Muncie this week and dominated the competition for the fourth consecutive year.

Emmanuel started the weekend in a round-robin tournament against Grace Baptist of Plymouth, where they lost the only set of the competition. They went on to sweep the rivalry of Emmanuel Baptist of Valparaiso, Cornerstone of Indianapolis, and Fishers Baptist of Fishers.

On Saturday, the lady eagles battled for the state championship against Valparaiso and were victorious within three sets; the scores were 25-13, 25-12, 25-12. 

Posted on 2019 Oct 29
Norse, Knights to meet in sectional semi-finals

The Southwood Knights traveled to Churubusco in the opening round of sectional play and came away with a 21-12 win over the tenth-ranked Eagles Friday, Oct. 25.

Northfield, meanwhile, won a 21-8 sectional road game over Triton to set up a match-up with the county rival Knights Friday, Nov. 1 in the second round of Class 1A Sectional 44.

Class 1A No. 3 Southwood (10-0) will travel to Northfield (6-4) Friday for a 7 p.m. kick-off.

Southwood 21, Churubusco 12

Southwood overcame a 12-0 first-half deficit for the come-from-behind win Friday night.

The Eagles got on the board after a blocked punt led to a score three plays later for a 6-0 lead with 2:25 left in the first quarter.

The Knights moved the ball into Churubusco territory on its next drive but an interception gave the ball to the Eagles, who then scored on an 83-yard touchdown with 10:50 left in the half for a 12-0 lead.

Minutes later on a key play, Churubusco's star running back Jake Fulk left the game with an injury.

Meanwhile Southwood cut the lead to 12-7 with 1:59 left in the first half on a 49-yard touchdown pass from Alex Farr to Jackson Simons.

The Knight's defense forced Churubusco to punt on the next drive but the punt was blocked with 28 seconds left in the half.
Farr and Simons hooked up again, this time for 20 yards with 15 seconds remaining in the half, to give Southwood a 14-12 lead.

Posted on 2019 Oct 29
Sports betting news and notes: Oddsmakers not loving Indiana’s college hoops teams

Bet BetIndiana News staff

The college basketball season tips off Tuesday, November 5, but the outlook isn’t bright for the programs of the Hoosier State.

Ranked No. 23 in the preseason AP poll, Purdue provides the state the most hope for success. At 14/1 odds to win the Big Ten, however, the Boilermakers are a distant sixth on the conference futures board, a canyon away from even-money favorite Michigan State and also below Maryland (7/2), Ohio State (7/1), Michigan (10/1) and Minnesota (12/1).

Purdue loses key pieces Carsen Edwards and Ryan Kline, but juniors Nojel Eastern and Matt Haarms return to the starting lineup for coach Matt Painter’s team. The Boilermakers have been a model of consistency, finishing top-10 on KenPom’s end-of-season rankings in three of the last four years.

Posted on 2019 Oct 29
Is letdown looming for Colts as betting favorites vs. Broncos?

By Eric Dewberry, BetIndiana News

Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett, a legitimate MVP candidate through the first half of the season, leads the team into Week 8 as solid favorites hosting the Broncos on Sunday (1 p.m. ET / noon CT, CBS). On advanced betting lines offered last week in Las Vegas, Indianapolis was a 4.5- to 5-point favorite, but the game reopened -6.5 after the Colts’ win over the Texans and went as low as -5.5 before settling at -6 early in the week.
The total is up to 44 following a 43.5 initial offer.
Betting market respects Colts
The point spread is flirting with the largest ever for the Colts with Brissett under center, as Indy laid 6.5 in a 31-24 home defeat to the Raiders in Week 4.
The fourth-year pro is coming off the best game of his young career, passing for an all-time high four touchdowns in a 30-23 win as a 1.5-point favorite over the Texans.
Brissett, whose only blemish in the victory was a lost fumble, compiled a 126.7 passer rating, also an all-time high in 29 career games.
His 14 touchdown passes through six contests is on pace to top the league with 37 overall, and he’s listed at 60/1 on some MVP oddsboards.

Posted on 2019 Oct 22
Lady Apaches win volleyball sectionals

The Wabash Apache volleyball team withstood a comeback attempt by South Adams to capture the Bluffton Sectional championship Saturday, Oct. 19.

The Apaches won the first two tough sets 25-19, 25-20 to take early control of the match.

South Adams bounced back in the third setting closing out a tough 25-21 third set, but the Apaches closed it out with a 25-23 edge in the fourth set to clinch the sectional title.

In the first set Wabash jumped out to an 18-13 lead before the Starfires used a 5-1 run to cut the lead to 19-18. Wabash regrouped and closed the set out with a 6-1 run.

After the Apaches took the second set 25-20, South Adams led most of the third set to extend the match with a 25-21 score.

The fourth set was tight throughout with South Adams taking a 21-19 lead to force an Apache timeout.

The timeout worked with Wabash finishing the match with a 6-2 run to close out the match.

On the night, Alivia Short led the Apaches with 11 points, 11 kills, five blocks and seven digs, followed by Mariah Wyatt with 10 points, 18 kills, four blocks and seven digs, and Jordan Stumbo with nine kills and 10 digs.

Faryn Morris added seven points, four kills and 10 digs, Lexi Westendorf had six points, 26 assists and 20 digs, Hayley Faust had eight point and 25 digs, Emma Tracy had 12 assists and eight digs, Ashlynn Cruz had 12 digs, and Jade Stumbo added three kills.

Posted on 2019 Oct 22

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