Indiana Hoosiers Football
at Michigan State
Pregame 2:30pm, Kickoff 3:30pm
Indiana Pacers Basketball
Pacers at Miami Heat
Pregame at 7:30pm, Tipoff at 8:00pm
HS Volleyball Regionals: Madison vs. Silver Creek (at Corydon
Women's College Soccer: Hanover College vs. Defiance College
Men's College Soccer: Hanover College vs. Defiance College -
College Football: Hanover College at Earlham College - 2:30pm
volleyball prepares for Regionals
By: Rob Connett, 10/17/17
After winning its first sectional championship
since 1998, the Madison volleyball team is now getting ready for
the next round of the postseason.
Lady Cubs will face a familiar opponent in Saturday's regional semi-finals at
Corydon Central High School at 11:00am. #20 Madison (25-10) will face #6 Silver
(32-4). The Lady Dragons swept the regular-season match back in August in three
On the season,
seniors Ainsly Liter (403) and Maddie Thomas (299) lead MCHS in kills. As a team,
the Lady Cubs are hitting .302. Thomas also leads the team on the defensive side
of the net with 115 total blocks.
Thomas, Liter, and the other three seniors -- Hannah Imel, Kelsey Preocanin,
and Kingsley Hanson -- look to continue to lead the team through the postseason,
after helping Jeff Lawson win his first sectional crown after more than
of coaching the program. The Lady Cubs came from behind to beat Greensburg in
five sets for the championship last Saturday night.
Silver Creek has a trio of hitters that have led their program to one of its
best seasons in history. Kiersten Cooper, Karli Ware, and Ashlee Ullrich each
have more than 300 kills in 2017.
The Dragons also had to go to five sets to win a sectional championship, beating
Brownstown Central 3-2 last Saturday.
The winner of Saturday morning's contest will advance to the regional championship
on Saturday night, and play either #13 Heritage Hills (30-4) or Sullivan (30-5).
Madison basketball teams to hold reunion
By: Rob Connett
The 1959-60, 1960-61 and 1961-62 Madison Consolidated High School basketball
teams will hold a joint reunion on Saturday, October 21, at Harry's Stone Grill
on Madison's Hilltop from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
The three teams are the only ones in program history to go undefeated during
the regular season. Including state tournament action, Madison went a combined
in those three seasons, losing to undefeated Muncie Central in the Semi-State
championship in 1960, falling to Columbus in the 1961 Regional, and being upset
Bosse in the "Final Four" in 1962.
Coached by Julius
"Bud" Ritter, the three teams included three Indiana All-Stars. Harold "Buster"
Briley was an All-Star in 1960, "Mr. Basketball" Larry Humes was an All-Star
1962, and Howard Humes was an Indiana All-Star in 1965.
women look to capture fourth HCAC tennis tournament
title in five seasons
By: Hanover College
The Hanover women's tennis team will
look to capture its fourth championship in five seasons at the HCAC Tournament
at West Indy Racquet Club in Indianapolis this weekend.
The Panthers won their fifth consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference regular season championship this season and will look to
qualify for its fifth straight appearance in the championship match.
The victor will receive an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III
National Tournament this spring.
Hanover has a first round bye and their opponent will either be No.
4 Manchester (4-5, 4-3 HCAC) or No. 5 Transylvania (5-7, 3-4 HCAC)
in the semifinals, which will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, October
In the Panthers' last matchup against Manchester, Hanover won 8-1.
Against Transylvania earlier this season, Hanover posted an 8-1 score
to beat the Pioneers. The Blue and Red dropped both games against MU
and Transy in singles competition.
In their most recent match, the Panthers defeated Defiance 8-1, securing
their fifth straight undefeated season in the HCAC. For the year, Hanover
posted a 7-2 overall record to go along with their 7-0 mark in the
HCAC. Overall, Hanover has won forty straight conference regular season
Junior Susie Winternheimer (Indianapolis, Ind.) went 7-2 overall including
a 7-0 conference record while competing primarily in the No. 3 singles
slot. Sophomore Cami Jones (Richmond, Ind.) posted a 6-3 overall record
and a 5-2 in-conference slate while competing primarily at No. 2 singles.
Freshman Haley Parker (Leo, Ind.) went 7-2 overall and 6-1 in-conference
while establishing herself as the No. 4 singles player. Classmates
Addison Laker (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Mia Katzenberger (Crawfordsville,
Ind.) combined for a 12-1 overall record including a perfect 11-0 in-conference
record while competing in the No. 5 and No. 6 singles slots.
In doubles action, two of the three Panther tandems went 7-0 in HCAC
action. The team of Winternheimer and sophomore Meghan Farrell (Indianapolis,
Ind.) had a 7-2 overall record while the team of Jones and Parker posted
an 8-1 mark. The team of senior Alana Feeley (Colchester, Vt.) and
sophomore Caroline Millard (Cincinnati, Ohio) posted a 5-4 overall
record including a 5-2 in-conference mark while playing in the No.
If Hanover were to advance to the HCAC championship match, it will
be at 10 a.m. this Sunday, October 22.
volleyball cruises past Florida for 10th straight
By: Hanover College
The Hanover volleyball team won its 10 straight
overall match Thursday evening, defeating Florida College in non-conference play,
The Panthers (21-5) have won six consecutive outings by a count of
3-0, while dropping just a total of three sets during the 10-match
winning streak. The loss is only Florida's fifth of the season and
marks just the second time this fall the Falcons (18-5) have fallen
in three sets.
Senior Kristin Goben (Finchville, Ky.) and junior Margo Main (Ann
Arbor, Mich.) tied for the team high with nine kills apiece. Goben
also hit a team best .533, while adding all four of her blocks in the
second set. Main did most of her offensive damage in the second frame,
where she posted four kills.
Defensively, senior Monique Huynh (Indianapolis, Ind.) led the team
with 16 digs, her highest total in the past five contests. Overall,
Hanover had six different players log at least five digs Thursday evening.
Junior Claire Dennis (Bloomington, Ind.) registered four of her team
high five blocks in the second set, as the Blue and Red held a 9-4
edge in total rejections. Senior Courtney Crawford (Louisville, Ky.)
pitched in with three blocks.
A mid-set 8-0 run sparked the Panthers in the opening frame, giving
them an 18-9 advantage. Hanover comfortably led throughout the remainder
of the opening set, winning 25-17.
In an evenly played second set, it was the Falcons that gained the
advantage late, leading 22-20. The Panthers however, rallied to score
the final five points, securing the frame, 25-22. The late scoring
spurt was highlighted by back-to-back blocks, which included Dennis
on both rejections.
After conceding the opening point of the third set, the Blue and Red
rattled off 11 straight points to take its first double digit lead
of the night. Florida could only close the gap to as little as eight
points, as HC held on for a 25-16 victory.
Hanover will cap off a busy week of play, which featured six games
in seven days, by traveling to face Rose-Hulman at 2 p.m., Saturday,
Ten to play 20-game conference schedule next
Big Ten announced plans to play a
20-game conference schedule for men's basketball,
starting next season. The expanded calendar
will put a premium on creating more matchups between in-state and regional
The league has been considering a move from 18 to 20 games for the
past several months. Commissioner Jim Delany told reporters in New
York for Big Ten media day on Thursday morning that the new schedule
should create more excitement for fans.
"We think, in general,
people respond more to the conference games than the nonconference
[games]," he said. "We just
thought playing against each other more was good for the Big Ten and
good for college basketball generally."
The new format will make sure that the Michigan-Michigan State, Illinois-Northwestern
and Indiana-Purdue rivalry games will be played twice each season.
A news release indicated that the new schedule would also create more
games between teams in similar geographic regions.
During a six-year scheduling cycle, in-state opponents will play each
other 12 times, regional opponents will play 10 times and all other
matchups will happen nine times.