Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Breaking News


May 28, 2013

Danville breaks through 23-year drought

DANVILLE — DANVILLE  — The first sectional crown since 1990 was not going to come easy for the Danville baseball team, as they squandered an early 5-0 advantage against Beech Grove Monday night.

However, behind some timely hitting and dominance on the mound in the late innings, the Warriors defeated the Hornets 6-5 for their first sectional title in over two decades.

“These kids just believed,” first-year Danville coach Brady Armstrong said. “We were in so many games this year and just couldn’t finish.

“We knew that we had something with these kids. They are grinders. They grinded all winter. There were kids that were there at 6 a.m. to hit before school. There is no drama on this team. I just couldn’t be prouder of our kids.”

Danville scored early as D.J. Eckert singled to start the rally in the bottom of the first. Alex Bilyeu picked up an RBI single and went to third on an fielding error. Then, Daniel Dieckmann flied out to left and Bilyeu was caught at the plate attempting to score, putting the Warriors ahead, 1-0.

Danville continued their run, as they crossed the plate four times in the bottom of the third.

Jake Marckel led off and was hit by a pitch. Austin Allen then attempted a bunt and reached on a throwing error. John Fuson singled up the middle to score Marckel. Eckert drove in Allen with a single and Bilyeu scored on a fielder’s choice and advanced to second on a throwing error. Dieckmann walked and Tyler Bradshaw reached on an error to load the bases. Zach Blankenship perfectly executed a squeeze play to score Bilyeu and the Warriors led, 5-0.

Beech Grove finally broke through in the top of the fourth.

Jordan Sloan led off with a double to deep left center and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Tyler Wyatt tripled to deep right, scoring Sloan. Dalton Ledgerwood scored Wyatt on an RBI groundout.

Text Only
  • Colts getting healthy as training camp opens

    ANDERSON — Reggie Wayne's arrival Wednesday in an IndyCar driven by two- time Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Ed Carpenter drew national attention.

    July 24, 2014

  • HCF 7-23 spt little league pic-1.jpg Bulldog Little Leaguers advance to semis

    PLAINFIELD — Though the Brownsburg Little Leaguers advanced out of pool play in the fourth, and final spot, the Bulldogs drew into undefeated Golfmoor in the Indiana State Little League Tournament to set up a daunting quarterfinals matchup with a No.1-seed.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • AllStars-167.jpg County players shine in South win

    INDIANAPOLIS — Hendricks County players did their share in Friday’s Grange Insurance All-Star Classic at North Central High School, as the South stomped the North, 30-2.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 7-23 spt brickyard pic-1.jpg Stewart, Gordon ready for Brickyard

    It’s hard to ignore the Hoosier connections going into the Crown Royal presents the John Wayne Walding at the Brickyard powered by BigMachineRecords.com race.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 7-23 spt lucas oil pic-2.jpg Big two days coming up at LOR

    Lucas Oil Raceway will get a big Indianapolis-area racing weekend off to a flying start with major events on Thursday and Friday.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports Briefs

    July 22, 2014

  • HCF 7-23 spt nhra pic-1t.jpg Nicoll crash at raceway in 1970 spooks 'The Snake'

    In the Top Fuel final round during the 1970 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme lined up against Jim “Superman” Nicoll for a much-anticipated battle in the world’s most prestigious drag race.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 7-23 spt colts pic-1.jpg Colts' 'monster' now preparing to 'hunt'

    ANDERSON — There’s a different kind of buzz surrounding the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to report for training camp today at Anderson University.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Danville dominates Greencastle, 68-31

    DANVILLE — After dispatching Greencastle Friday night, the Danville boys’ basketball team upped its record to 8-1 on the year.

    January 8, 2014

  • Brownsburg Little Leaguers advance

    With a victory and some help on Monday, Brownsburg advanced to Tuesday’s quarterfinal round of the District 8 Little League tournament at the Al and Jan Barker Sports Complex.

    July 21, 2014

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

Has the rash of shootings in Indianapolis made you reconsider attending an event or patronizing a business there? Yes, it's out of control No, it's no more dangerous than anywhere else

     View Results
AP Video
Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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