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                                                                                          8:30 P.M. (ET)                        • Lutheran’s regional
                                                                                          Through the state tournament, top-ranked Indianapolis   crown was the   FREE
                                                                                          Scecina has recorded four shutouts. Scecina is a four-time   program’s third   VYPE Visor!
                                                                                          regional champion and won state in 2007. No. 18 Madison-  consecutive and sixth   *see below for details
                                                                                          Grant made history, advancing to its first state finals.  overall.
                                                                                          Fast Facts                            • The Saints finished
                                                                                                                                 as state runners-up in 2001, advancing to the state title
                                           Tournament Preview                              • The No. 1 Crusaders are a three time state finals   game three times (’01, ’04, ’07).
                                                                                                                               Tecumseh (27-4-1) vs. Whiting (25-4), 8:30 P.M. (ET)
                   By RICHARD TORRES                                                       • The last time the No. 18 Argylls advanced beyond the   In a rematch of last year’s state title game, the top-ranked
                                                                                            regional was in 1997.
                   VYPE High School Sports                                                Class A State Semifinals - at Hamilton Southeastern    Tecumseh Braves and third-ranked Whiting Oilers both
                   Magazine, Central Indiana                                              High School                          meet in the state semifinals without surrendering a single
          For three months, softball teams from across the state have   Class 3A State Semifinals - at Pike High School  Indianapolis Lutheran (19-5) vs. Cowan (19-6),    run this postseason. The defending champion Oilers are
                                                                                                                               seeking a third state title in four years. The Braves are in
          waited for this moment – their opportunity to be the best.  Gibson Southern (28-2) vs. Andrean (27-7), 6:30 P.M. (ET)  6:30 P.M. (ET)  search of their first.
          In Class 4A and Class 2A, this weekend will signify the   The third-ranked Gibson Southern Titans had to knock off   The sixth-ranked Lutheran Saints defeated No. 2 Riverton   Fast Facts
          crowning of a new champion – and perhaps a state-best   back-to-back ranked foes to reach their first state finals   Parke to reach their sixth state finals. A former champion
          fifth title for Class 4A Center Grove.   since 2005. No. 10 Andrean is a two-time state champ    in 2007, the Saints are eyeing their third title overall. No. 10   • Tecumseh is making its fifth state finals appearance.
                                                                                                                                 The Braves were state runners-up in ’03, ’07 and ’08.
          In Class 3A, defending champion New Palestine looks to   (2A in 1998, 3A in 2007). They finished as Class 2A    Cowan is making its first trip to the state finals, beating No.
          inch up title leader board with a potential third state crown   runners-up in 1999.  13 Clinton Prairie for its first regional title.  • Whiting is a five-time state qualifier and two-time state
                                                                                                                                 champion (’06, ’08).
          within their grasp.                   Fast Facts
          Of course, if either New Palestine or Class A Whiting repeat   • Andrean’s Audrey Bickel leads the state in RBI while
          this weekend, it will mark the state’s first back-to-back   pitchers Morgan Moseley and Nicole Steinbach are
          champion since Martinsville’s run in Class 4A from 2004-06.  among the state’s best in ERA.  If your school community has the most subscription sign-ups before
          This weekend, they’ll get their chance.  • Gibson Southern is a two-time state champion    July 23, 2009, your high school will host the VYPE Football Game of the
          Class 4A State Semifinals - at Ben Davis High School  (2A in 2003, 3A in 2005).  Week!* WNDE’s JMV will broadcast live and your school will be featured
          Harrison (West Lafayette) (24-7) vs. Floyd Central (23-6-1),   Bellmont (21-6) vs. New Palestine (29-1), 8:30 P.M. (ET)  in an upcoming issue of VYPE!  * VYPE Game of the Week will only be for a school in the VYPE coverage area (Marion,
          6:30 P.M. (ET)                        The unranked Bellmont Braves have reached state four                   Hamilton, Hancock, Madison, Boone, Hendricks, Morgan, Johnson, and Shelby counties).
          It’s been 20 years since Harrison (West Lafayette) has   times in the past 10 years. The top-ranked New Palestine
          reached the state finals. Advancing to the state finals three    Dragons are seeking their third championship in six years.
          times in their history (’87, ’89, ’09), the No. 15 Raiders are   The defending state champs won their first title in 2004.
          seeking their first state title. This is No. 16 Floyd Central’s   Fast Facts
          first trip to the state finals.
                                                 • Bellmont’s regional title marked the team’s sixth overall
          Fast Facts                              and second consecutive. They were state runners-up
            • Harrison (West Lafayette) is making its third state finals   in 1989.                PLEASE INDICATE YOUR FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL
             appearance.                         • The Dragons have advance to state five times and have   School Name:_______________________________
            • Floyd Central won its first regional title since capturing   reached the championship game three times, including
             back-to-back crowns in 1994-95.      a runner-up finish in 2003.                         Subscription Term                     Your Price
            • From 1991 to 1998, the softball state tournament   Class 2A State Semifinals - at North Central High School
             incorporated a semistate round.    Linton-Stockton (20-5) vs. Wheeler (27-2), 6:30 P.M. (ET)  15 Issues/1 year subscription with 3 months   $29.99
          Center Grove (31-3) vs. Lowell (23-10), 8:30 P.M. (ET)  The unranked Linton-Stockton Miners captured their first   FREE and FREE VYPE Visor!
          In the state tournament’s 25-year history, only one team   regional title to reach state. No. 15 Wheeler won their first           YES! Please send me 15  Mail Magazine to:
          leads the rest in titles accrued (4), state finals appearances   regional, defeating No. 16 Garrett in a 3-0 shutout and No. 3   issues (1 year subscription
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