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           Indianapolis Scecina (27-4) vs. Madison-Grant (22-6),    Fast Facts  $29.95 and a
           8:30 P.M. (ET)                        • Lutheran’s regional
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          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
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 • From 1991 to 1998, the softball state tournament   Class 2A State Semifinals - at North Central High School
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 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!
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