Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Breaking News


June 10, 2012

Quakers win first state softball title

Sixth inning effort propels Plainfield to victory

INDIANAPOLIS — Capping off a fantastic postseason run with a dramatic come-from-behind victory, the Plainfield Quakers softball team took home its first-ever Class 4A state championship over Huntington North on Saturday night.

Click Here for Photo Gallery

A monstrous sixth inning from the Quakers stole the show over an impressive pitching and defensive performance by the Vikings, propelling Plainfield to a 3-1 victory.

“After my three years before this, I never thought this was coming at all,” Plainfield senior pitcher Courtney Collins said. “I was a little nervous coming out to the mound to end the game, but I had confidence in myself and my teammates.”

Collins gave up two doubles in the fourth after a scoreless three innings from both sides, allowing the Vikings to get on the scoreboard. The Quakers’ pitcher finished the game with nine strikeouts and allowed five hits in 26 Vikings at-bats.

“(Collins) was mixing it up real well keeping (Huntington) off balance,” Plainfield coach Brad Beaman said. “Except for the back-to-back doubles, I think they never really got a real good solid hit at any point.”

Down by one run heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, some doubt had crept into the Plainfield dugout. The Quakers had not gotten a hit off of Huntington North sophomore pitcher Erin Rethlake all night and when they did put the ball in play, the Vikings' defense stymied their efforts.

But a leadoff walk of Plainfield’s Brooke Bryant started an avalanche Huntington North could not escape from. Maggie Stahl singled past the Vikings' third baseman for the Quakers’ first hit of the night with no outs.

“Maggie kept us in it with the big hit and got things started for us,” Beaman said. “That’s what we pride ourselves with her. She is a great young lady.”

Text Only
  • news singleton, joseph.jpg Former teacher convicted of child molestation

    Joseph Singleton was found guilty of two counts of child molestation stemming from allegations made nearly a year ago.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Detectives investigating a body found on West 34th Street

    At 12:28 a.m. on April 23, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of West 34th Street on a report of shots fired.

    April 23, 2014

  • news parrish mug.jpg Kidnapper, rapist sentenced to 100 years

    DANVILLE — Michael Parrish of Indianapolis was sentenced to 100 years in prison for a Feb. 6 incident in which he kidnapped and sexually assaulted two women who had been shopping in Avon.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Avon appoints new police chief

    On Monday, Avon Town Council President Marcus Turner appointed Sean Stoops to the position of police chief, which was formerly held by Jack Miller.

    April 9, 2014

  • HCCF announces major bequest to McCloud Park |The Hendricks County Community Foundation announced today it has received a major bequest from the Mildred M. Harlos Trust to benefit the Hendricks County Parks Board for the support of McCloud Park. The donation will settle into the Glen L. and Mil

    March 12, 2014

  • REMINDER |Before going to bed Saturday night, remember to change your clocks. Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. Clocks are turned forward by one hour, meaning you are going to lose an hour of sleep. Safety officials say this is a great time to chan

    March 7, 2014

  • Infant killed in hit and run |INDIANAPOLIS – A 7-month-old child was killed Tuesday night when his family’s vehicle was struck by another vehicle on the west side of Indianapolis. Shortly before 11 p.m., officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) were d

    March 5, 2014

  • news wed morning.jpg Travel restrictions ease up in Hendricks County

    January 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • SNOW.JPG Riding the storm out

    Weather forecasters have predicted all week that central Indiana would be hit with severe weather and this time they got it right.

    January 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 1-4 news weather pic 1 New year kicks off with snowy start The start of 2014 brought with it a winter weather advisory for this area that started late Wednesday night and continues throughout the weekend. The winter storm, dubbed “Hercules,” pushed through the Midwest into the northeast states, bringing with

    January 2, 2014 1 Photo

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

New poll question: Will you be attending this year’s Indianapolis 500?

     View Results
AP Video
U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read