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Vincennes, IN – Freshmen Ty Gadsden and Lony Francis, Jr. as well as sophomore Isaiah Tisdale each put together 20 + point nights as VU kept their unbeaten season alive with a 100 – 61 victory over the Lakers of Lake Land. District 16 games are known for physical play. This game lived up to this billing and then some, as early on Vincennes and Lake Land seemed to trade foul calls at each...

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Godfrey, IL – Sophomore Isaiah Tisdale and freshman Keith Clemons combined for 47 points in the #3 Trailblazers 102-60 victory over Lewis and Clark. Vincennes jumped on Lewis and Clark early and continued to roll to a 51 – 31 half-time lead. The Trailblazers shot an outstanding 50% from the field in the first 20 minutes. VU finished off the wire-to-wire victory by outscoring Lewis and Clark by...

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Colorado Springs, CO - The NJCAA Men's Basketball Coaches Association announced its 2018 Hall of Fame inductees on Friday. A pair of current coaches along with a former standout on the court have been enshrined into the 2018 class; including current Head Coach of the Trailblazers, Todd Franklin Entering his 21st season as a head coach at the collegiate level, there is no doubt why Todd...

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Harrisburg, IL – The #2 Vincennes University Trailblazers kept their undefeated season alive after a 98 – 61 victory in a District 16 matchup with the Falcons of Southeastern Illinois. This game started the way many Trailblazers fans have grown accustom to this season, with VU jumping out to an 11 – 0 lead. After that, things did not get much better for the short-handed Falcons, Vincennes...

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Richmond, IN – Cali Topolski is a 5-foot 6 defensive specialist/setter, out of South Bend, Indiana, and graduated from South Bend St. Joseph High School. Cali is the daughter of Carolyn Topolski. At Vincennes Topolski had two exceptional seasons as a setter, helping the team reach a hitting percentage of .250% in 2016 and a .233% in 2017. As a sophomore Cali had 391 set assists, 146 digs,...

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Harrisburg, IL – The Vincennes University Lady Trailblazers traveled to Southeastern Illinois and came away with a convincing 76-52 victory over the District P Rival Lady Falcons. The Lady Trailblazers jumped on Southeastern Illinois early, holding a 21-point lead after the first quarter, and continued to roll into half-time leading 40-23. Freshman Janiya Davis came off the bench to lead the...

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Vincennes, IN – The #2 Vincennes University Trailblazers continue their unbeaten season with an 87 – 60 win over Owens Community College. The first-half of this game was a back-and-forth contest, rarely seen outside of a District 16 match-up. There were 9 lead changes and 4 times when the score was tied in the first 20 minutes of action. VU’s backcourt duo of sophomore Isaiah Tisdale and...

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Vincennes, IN – The VU Lady Trailblazers started their 2018 right where 2017 left off, improving their winning streak to 8 straight after an 80 – 59 win over Owen Community College. In the first-half, the Lady Trailblazers fought back-and-forth with the Express over control of the lead. In total there were 6 lead changes and 5 times the score was tied in the opening two quarters. Vincennes...

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Vincennes, IN - The Vincennes University Athletic Department is happy to announce the signing of Macy Michels to the Trailblazers’ Volleyball team. Michels is the daughter of Curt and Sandy Michels, and is a member of the National Honor Society and plans to major in nursing. Macy comes to VU by way of Teutopolis High School in Illinois, where Michels led the to a school record 24 wins in 2017....

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Vincennes, IN-The #2 ranked Vincennes Trailblazers came back after a 3-week break to defeat Elizabethtown Tech by the score of 108 – 29. In the first-half the Elizabethtown Tech Barons seemed to be over-matched by the highly-ranked Vincennes University Trailblazers. VU going into half-time with a 54 – 16 lead. Freshmen Keith Clemons led all scoring in early portion of the game with 11 points....

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Vincennes, IN- The Vincennes University Volleyball team is happy to welcome their newest signee, Ryli Bobbitt. Ryli is the daughter of Jon Bobbitt and Tricia Wolfe, and plans on majoring in nursing. She is a 6 foot tall middle blocker and outside hitter. Last year at Sullivan High School she led the Lady Arrows in hitting percentage (27.2%) and blocks (81). Ryli helped lead Sullivan to a 30-6...

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PRESS RELEASE Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame One Hall of Fame Court New Castle, IN 47362 765-529-1891 info@hoopshall.com   2018 Women's Silver Anniversary Team Members Announced (New Castle) - Eighteen women have been named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2018 Silver Anniversary Team, based on outstanding accomplishments as a senior basketball player 25 years ago. The team...

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Carterville, IL-The #2 Vincennes University Trailblazers improved to 14-0 after an 82-73 victory over District 16 rival John A. Logan. Coming out of half-time down by 3, VU found themselves in a rare spot, as they had previously only trailed twice after the first-half. The Trailblazers relied on their starters to help take control of the game, scoring 63 of the team’s 82 points. Vincennes got...

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Carterville, IL-The Vincennes University Lady Trailblazers defeated District P opponent John A. Logan 79-76, led by Maggett, Roth, and Easley. Anytime John A. Logan and Vincennes meet up on a basketball court, men’s or women’s, one thing can always be counted on; the game will come down to the very end. Tonight’s game lived up to the hype. Even after the Lady Trailblazers jumped out to a...

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Vincennes, IN-The Vincennes University Volleyball team continues to add to an already impressive 2018 recruiting class with the addition of Vincennes Lincoln’s Grace Doane. Grace is the daughter of Kyle and Kathy Doane. Doane is a 5’10” middle blocker and opposite hitter, who had 306 kills and a team leading 81 blocks in 2017. Grace was the recipient of many honors including; Big 8...

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Vincennes, IN-The #2 Vincennes University Trailblazers improved to 13-0 after a hard-fought 85-63 win over District 16 rival Olney Central. The first-half was a very exciting hard-fought battle as usual from any Region 16 match-up. Sophomore Rodney Culver, Jr. was the Trailblazers leading scorer at the break with 8 points, fellow sophomore Isaiah Tisdale along with freshman Ty Gadsden each...

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Vincennes, IN-The Vincennes University Lady Trailblazers improved to 9-4 on the season after an 89-56 victory over the Lady Knights of Olney Central. The Lady Trailblazers got off to a hot start, going on a 7-0 to begin the game, leading to a 49-23 halftime advantage. The 2nd quarter is where Vincennes really seemed to find their groove, outscoring the Lady Knights by 20 in the period....

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Sedalia, MO-Freshman Marquitta Easley ultimately ended the game with 5 clutch late game free throws. Easley ended up leading Vincennes with 22 points, as the Lady Trailblazers went on to an 87-82 victory over State Fair College. Going into half-time with a 42-38 lead, Vincennes found themselves locked in a battle with the Lady Roadrunners. The third quarter saw VU go on a 16-6 run, leading to...

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Vincennes, IN-The #23 Vincennes University Lady Trailblazers came into tonight’s game on a mission, and with the 98-62 victory over Mineral Area, I would say the mission was a success. The first-half of the game was a defensive battle fought in the backcourt. Mineral Area and Vincennes combined for 20 turnovers, many resulting in fast-break opportunities on the offensive end. Sophomore...

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Ullin, IL-The #4 Vincennes University Trailblazers found themselves in a tightly-contested match-up versus District 16 opponent Shawnee, ultimately coming away with the 77-70 victory. The Trailblazers were in an unfamiliar position going into half-time, trailing Shawnee 35-33. This type of low-scoring, defensive battle is the exact type of game we’ve come to expect out of a District 16 game....

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Play4Kay

The Vincennes University Athletic Department hosts Play4Kay and raises donations for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund annually. VU Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Harry Meeks has a special connection to the late Yow, who was the longtime coach at North Carolina State. He had the pleasure of meeting her while he was an assistant coach at Western Carolina University. This left a lasting impression on him and made this cause important to him and the Trailblazers.

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