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December 30, 2012

Riverfield leads top THB sports stories of 2012


ANDERSON, Ind. — No. 8 — Shenandoah bulldozes way to gridiron glory

MIDDLETOWN — The Raiders rushed for 500 yards in the sectional championship game on Nov. 2, leading to a 41-35 upset of Class 2A No. 8 Heritage Christian at Dale Green Field. Shenandoah mounted scoring drives of 94 and 99 yards to erase a 35-21 second-half deficit, and junior Lane Young scored the game-winning touchdown with 18.1 seconds remaining. It was the Raiders’ first sectional title in eight years.

No. 9 — Frankton, Pendleton Heights make cross country history

The Frankton boys and Pendleton Heights girls capped outstanding cross country seasons by winning the first team regional championships in their respective program histories. Both teams ran into tough fields the following week at the semistate in Fort Wayne, but they kept alive the upward mobility that has been trending in the sport for the past decade or so in Madison County.

No. 10 — Lady Tribe wins two for Coach Cook

ANDERSON — This story actually started in the fall of 2011 when Anderson girls basketball coach Chad Cook suffered bleeding in his brain and was immediately hospitalized. Cook somehow returned in time to coach that season, and his girls rallied around him. Anderson won the Madison County tournament title in early 2012 and added its first sectional crown since 2008 to honor its leader.

Honorable Mention — Pendleton Heights’ Mason Todd and Alexandria’s Luke Blanton compete at the state wrestling finals; Anderson’s Kyle Johnson caps his stellar career with his fourth straight trip to the boys swimming state finals; Ross Kenseth wins the Redbud 300 at Anderson Speedway; Anderson breaks a long baseball sectional-championship drought; Anderson University gets new football and men’s basketball coaches; Pendleton Heights wins its first boys tennis sectional title.

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  • Dorer scores JEGS win at Anderson Florida driver Steve Dorer has had career moments at Anderson Speedway, and at other times ones he would just like to forget. Dorer recorded the biggest win of his career when he passed Chase Elliott on the final lap in the 2011 Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300. The next year he flipped in Turn 1 during the CRA Super Series event. He scored another highlight Saturday night by winning for the first time with the CRA/JEGS All-Stars Tour event in the Edgewater Woods 100.|ANDERSON — Florida driver Steve Dorer has had career moments at Anderson Speedway, and at other times ones he would just like to forget. Dorer recorded the biggest win of his career when he passed Chase Elliott on the final lap in the 2011 Stoops Fre

    July 27, 2014

  • Hoosier Park preparing for 2014 Dan Patch Invitational One of the most highly anticipated days on the harness racing card at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will take place Aug. 8 as the best in the sport of harness racing will descend upon the seven-eighths mile oval for the 21st edition of the $250,000 Dan Patch Invitational. As part of a weekend long festival of entertainment and racing, 10 of the top-rated pacers in North America will take center stage as they go to post seeking glory in Hoosier Park’s signature harness racing event.

    July 26, 2014

  • Riverside falls at regional The Riverfield Little League Senior softball all-star team fell 9-3 to Ohio on Saturday morning and was eliminated from regional competition in the 15-16 year-old division.

    July 26, 2014

  • NWS - HB0727 - Leadville story photo - Jeff Mason Leadville: 'Baddest of the bad'

    An Anderson mountain biker will test himself in one of the sport’s biggest events next month. Jeff Mason will be in the Rocky Mountains for the Leadville Trail 100 on Aug. 9.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Riddle again steps down as Frankton coach

    For the second time in a storied coaching career at Frankton High School, Dean Riddle has resigned his post as the girls varsity basketball coach.

    July 26, 2014

  • Marcum claims Late Model win Morristown driver Jeff Marcum has watched victories in the McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models slip away this season, but that changed Saturday at Anderson Speedway.

    July 20, 2014

  • SPT - HB0720 - Mireles art Mireles looks toward future after all-star finale Surrounded by his friends and family near midfield under the lights of Friday night, Elwood’s Sammy Mireles did something he’s never done in his career. The state’s all-time leading rusher freely absorbed a hit.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0720 - Tennis Classic - JC 1 Hiatt repeats, Hammel wins first title at tennis classic There was a repeat winner and a first-time winner in the Men's A Singles and Women's A Singles championship matches on Saturday morning at the 34th annual Community Hospital Anderson Tennis Classic.

    July 19, 2014 4 Photos

  • SPT - HB0718 - Tennis Classic logo Varsity mixed doubles champs crowned at Tennis Classic The scene slightly resembled a war zone and slightly a country club at Anderson University on Thursday afternoon. As Indianapolis Colts personnel started tearing down tennis court bleachers and parked what appeared to be nearly 100 golf carts in preparation for training camp starting on Thursday next week, one of the first titles was handed out in the Community Hospital Anderson Tennis Classic.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Champion drivers ready for series opener Saturday at Hoosier Park Harness drivers were turned into handicappers on Thursday and their effectiveness in that role will be determined Saturday night.

    July 17, 2014

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