ROUNDUP: Barnes, Coach McClung earn top RSC honors

Mar. 5—Jesse McClung and Cobie Barnes were both honored by the River States Conference as Saint Mary-of-the-Woods competed in the men's basketball conference tournament.

McClung took a team that was 5-13 in conference games a year ago to the RSC championship game and a 25-6 record.

Barnes led the way, and as a result was named Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and a member of the all-RSCX team.

The Pomeroys will learn on Thursday who and where they'll play in the NAIA Tournament.

Prep basketball

—HBCA team chosen — Several Wabash Valley players have been chosen to the West team for the April 7 Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association all-star game at Washington.

Zay Baker of Terre Haute South, Kavish Reddy and Braden Walters of Terre Haute North and Zeke Tanoos of West Vigo are the Vigo County players on the team.

West — Braydon Knepp, Barr-Reeve; Connor O'Guinn, Bloomington North; Josiah Dunham, Evansville Christian; Malachi McNair, Evansville Harrison; Tucker Tornatta, Evansville Memorial; Reid Howard, Forest Park; Andrew Noblitt, Jasper; Quade Morton and Julian Gish, Pike Central; Kavish Reddy and Braden Walters, Terre Haute North; Zay Baker, Terre Haute South; Zeke Tanoos, West Vigo.

East — Kasym Nash, Borden; Jack Benter and Parker Hehman, Brownstown Central; Jacob Seward, Clarksville; Aydan Head, Henryville; Cole Sigler, Jennings County; Kaden Muckerheide, North Decatur; Ian Hall and Xavier Alston, Orleans; Noah Lovan, Providence; Kody Clancy, Jack Miller and Wyatt Zellers, Scottsburg.

College honors

—Engineers lead Cup standings — Rose-Hulman leads the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Commissioner's Cup standings after the winter season, in results released on Wednesday by the league office.

Rose-Hulman relied on a strong fall season, winning the men's soccer conference championship and taking second place in men's cross country, women's cross country and football.

In the winter, the Engineers brought home conference title in men's and women's indoor track and field and men's swimming.

Standings after the winter seasons — Rose-Hulman 83.60, Hanover 81.78, Transylvania 79.30, Manchester 70.78, Franklin 67.46, Anderson 58.98, Mount St. Joseph 49.97, Bluffton 39.79, Earlham 22.82, Defiance 16.82.

—Kline gets baseball award — Junior Kade Kline of Rose-Hulman has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week.

Kline became the first player in Rose-Hulman history to hit for the cycle in Saturday's win over Houghton. He finished the game going 5 for 6 with a double in the first, triple in the second, home run in the fourth, and a single in the sixth to complete it. He also added a second triple later in the game to be just the 10th player in school history with two triples in a single game.

The junior mechanical engineering major finished the week leading the team with a .471 batting average and .545 on-base percentage with six runs, eight RBI and four extra-base hits. He also finished the week with a 1.486 OPS.

Kline and the Rose-Hulman baseball team return to action with their home opener on March 15 against Calvin.

—Four seniors honored — Four Rose-Hulman senior athletes have earned 2024 USTFCCA Men's NCAA Division III All-Great Lakes Region Indoor Team honors.

Kyle Brownell finished 4th in the region in the high jump with a mark of 6-feet-7.75 in the season-opening meet. Jailen Hobbs brought home two All-Region awards in the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash. Tim Youndt finished the year ranked first in the Great Lakes Region in triple jump. Rofiat Adeyemi finished the season ranked third in women's triple jump.

Rose-Hulman returns to action March 16, hosting the Early Bird Invitational.

—Tennis winner — Rose-Hulman senior Wynne Aldrich has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week after leading the Engineers with five match wins during their four matches in Florida.