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Softball announces early signings  14 News WFIE Evansville

University of Southern Indiana Softball announced that six incoming freshmen have signed national letters of intent to compete for Head Coach Sue Kunkle's ...

Eubanks Survives Columbine And Addiction  The Message Online

Austin Eubanks, who survived the Columbine High School mass shooting and opioid addiction, speaks to students from Mater Dei and Reitz Memorial.

Mater Dei senior Anna Bury remains positive despite another setback  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Anna Bury still doesn't know why it happened. In July, the Mater Dei High School senior was driving when everything went black. She had ...

Three-year starter Hunter Taylor hopes to boost Mater Dei's fortunes  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE – Mater Dei High School wide receiver Hunter Taylor and quarterback Cole Happe's chemistry has improved exponentially. “(Cole and I) clicked ...

Mater Dei-Wheeler Part II: Wildcats excited for the chance to repeat at state soccer finals  Evansville Courier & Press

Mater Dei already beat Wheeler once for a state title. With the Bearcats back for a rematch, the Wildcats are ready for the challenge.

Which Mater Dei football team was the best of the past 50 years?  Evansville Courier & Press

Editor's note: If the poll doesn't load, refresh/reload the page. Mike Goebel characterizes Mater Dei's 2000 Class 2A state football championship team as a once ...

Father Kenneth Herr Dies On Nov. 12  The Message Online

Father Kenneth Herr, retired priest of the Diocese of Evansville, dies on Nov. 12.

'He Was A Person For All People'  The Message Online

Father Bill Diestch, retired priest of the Diocese of Evansville, served as homilist for the Nov. 19 Mass of Christian Burial for Father Kenneth H. Herr, also a retired ...

Happe, Mater Dei look for payback against Southridge in Class 2A sectional final  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE – All season, Cole Happe has heard the whispers. Mater Dei High School's football team was a little down, in size and talent. Although the ...

Evansville Diocese provides no timeline for list of priests accused of child sex abuse  Evansville Courier & Press

The Evansville Diocese said the church is still reviewing the list.

Mater Dei grad Hunter Owen voted Florida State League Player of the Week  Evansville Courier & Press

BRADENTON, Fla. – Mater Dei High School graduate Hunter Owen, who belted four home runs in four successive games, was named Florida State League ...

Mater Dei's Michael Boots inspired by his aunt, Julie Sellers; both multi-sport standouts  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Mater Dei High School senior Michael Boots didn't have to look far for inspiration. Like his aunt, Julie Sellers, Boots is a multi-sport standout ...

Indiana A-F grades: EVSC sees fewer failing schools, number of A schools unchanged  Evansville Courier & Press

Fewer Indiana schools received an A rating for the 2017-18 school year, but fewer schools also received failing marks, according to the state.

Mater Dei's Aaron Thompson reaches 100 wins, all at No. 1 singles, and counting | Lindskog  Evansville Courier & Press

Mater Dei senior Aaron Thompson recently passed the century mark to keep his state championship aspirations alive.

Mater Dei feels renewed after breaking sectional drought  Evansville Courier & Press

Mater Dei had not won a sectional game in four years. But this group of Wildcats proved they were up to the task of breaking the drought.

Late, great Jerry Browning may have been Mater Dei's best multi-sport athlete - ever  Evansville Courier & Press

Browning regarded as perhaps Mater Dei's best three-sport athlete - ever.

Longtime Central High School athletics director Bill Asbury passes away at 76  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE – As the new kid on the block in becoming Mater Dei High School's athletics director in 1989, Joe Dippel didn't say a lot when he met other city ...

Mater Dei gets redemption by winning Holiday Classic  Evansville Courier & Press

With last season's home defeat looming overhead, Mater Dei didn't disappoint in its Holiday Classic.

Basketball regionals: What to expect, who to watch and more  Evansville Courier & Press

After this weekend, there will only be 16 teams left standing in the state. Does Castle, Memorial, Mater Dei or any of the area teams have what it takes?

Evansville Diocese places priest on administrative leave after sexual misconduct report  Evansville Courier & Press

A priest in the Diocese of Evansville has been put on administrative leave after a report of sexual misconduct, according to the Diocese.

Leaner and meaner, Mater Dei's Carter has developed into a force underneath  Evansville Courier & Press

Leaner and meaner, Mater Dei's Carter has overcome injuries, shed pounds, to become a Division I prospect.

Rivalry Week: Final slate of SIAC football games offer chance to settle neighborhood scores  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Welcome to football Rivalry Week in the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference. Each year, it consists of four showdowns between teams ...

Ross no late bloomer, Casebolt avenges earlier losses in Evansville Semistate  Evansville Courier & Press

Mater Dei's Ross falls in title match in OT, Castle's Casebolt avenges earlier losses.

West Side Nut Club Fall Festival Special Kids Day: Volunteers have as much fun as kids  Evansville Courier & Press

Special Kids Day at the 97th Annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival is dedicated to kids with special needs so they can enjoy it on their terms.

Mater Dei goalkeeper Daunhauer to join sister at Kentucky Wesleyan  Evansville Courier & Press

Mater Dei High School senior goalie Lucas Daunhauer will sign his national letter of intent Wednesday to continue his soccer career at Kentucky Wesleyan ...

Mater Dei's Jossie Hudson finds college home with Evansville  Evansville Courier & Press

Jossie Hudson felt that the University of Evansville was the first college to believe in her. On Sunday, she committed to play for the Aces.

Storylines to watch in SW Indiana girls high school basketball  Evansville Courier & Press

The road to Bankers Life Fieldhouse began this week for girls basketball. Here are a few storylines to watch this season in SW Indiana.

Mater Dei open house to spotlight athletic facilities improvements

An open house is planned for this Monday at Mater Dei High School to allow the public to see what atheltic facilities improvements have been made.

Mater Dei grad Eickhoff on comeback trail, hopes to rejoin Phillies for playoff push  Evansville Courier & Press

Mater Dei product Jerad Eickhoff hopes to return to Phillies for playoff push.

Home Team Friday Pep Rally: Mater Dei High School

Mater Dei High School woke up early with our Daybreak Crew to prepare for their matchup against Castle High School.

Supermileage Team Prepares For Return To World Finals  The Message Online

Mater Dei High School's Supermileage team only needed less than a shot of gasoline to earn a trip to London for the 2018 Shell Eco-marathon Drivers World ...

Mater Dei's Boots, Southridge's Harter among scholar-athletes  Evansville Courier & Press

Mater Dei's Boots, Southridge's Harter honored as Southern Indiana Chapter of National Football Association scholar-athletes.

Mater Dei Welcomes Public To New Athletic Facilities  The Message Online

Mater Dei High School on Evansville's West Side welcomed a large crowd to its Oct. 24 open house for its athletics improvement. Everyone who attended had a ...

Mater Dei grad Tori Schickel named first-team all-Big East, sparks Butler's resurgence  Evansville Courier & Press

Tori Schickel, a 6-foot-1 junior center from Mater Dei High School, helped spearhead the resurgence of the Butler University's women's basketball program.

Rohleder siblings have used golf to grow closer with each other  Evansville Courier & Press

Golf can be a lonely sport. That isn't the case for the Rohleder family, who always have someone by their side on the golf course.

West Side Nut Club Easter Egg Hunt delights children since 1948  Evansville Courier & Press

Since 1948, Evansville's West Side Nut Club has delighted local children with its annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Mater Dei Makes Wildeman Permanent Softball Coach  The Message Online

Mater Dei High School Athletics Director Joe Herrmann has announced that the school has named Cori Wildeman as girls softball coach. Wildeman led the ...

Brad Byrd In-Depth: Mater Dei Supermileage Team

Over the 4th of July weekend, a group of Mater Dei High School students competed on the global change by building the most fuel-efficient car.

'He Lived The Joy Of The Gospel'  The Message Online

Father Steve Lintzenich, retired priest of the Diocese of Evansville, served as homilist for the Oct. 29 Mass of Christian Burial for his friend, Father Phil Kreilein.

Evansville mom fighting breast cancer honored by daughters' softball teams  Evansville Courier & Press

The Indiana University and Evansville Mater Dei softball teams recently have honored Julie Goodin as she battles cancer.

Tomorrow's Work Force Program Honors Student Leaders  The Message Online

Forty high school seniors – 22 from Mater Dei High School and 18 from Reitz Memorial High School – emerged from the largest pool of applicants ever to earn ...

North Posey's Moll aims to create his own culture  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE -- When Cody Moll applied to be the coach of the North Posey High School wrestling team over four years ago, he knew what he was getting ...

Evansville Diocese to list names of priests accused of abuse  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Evansville Bishop Joseph M. Siegel announced Thursday the Evansville Diocese will collect and release the names of priests in the ...

Isaac Rohleder reinstated into the Men's City Golf Tournament field  Evansville Courier & Press

Based upon new information, the Men's City Tournament committee has reversed course on a ruling handed down this past weekend.

Mater Dei High School Students  The Message Online

Editor's note: Upper grade level students at Mater Dei High School in Evansville wrote essays about Pope Francis' recent visit to the United States. Here are ...

Father Philip J. Kreilein Passes Away On Oct. 23  The Message Online

Father Philip J. Kreilein, 70, died on Oct. 23 in Evansville. He had served as pastor of Resurrection Parish in Evansville since 2002 and as Dean of the Diocese ...

Phillies' Eickhoff on the mend, can't wait for spring training  Evansville Courier & Press

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and Mater Dei grad Jerad Eickhoff overcomes setback, set for spring training.

Braves finish second in Holday Classic: Ervin named Most Outstanding Wrestler  The Gleaner

Dec. 29, 2017 - The Braves wrestling team came out strong yesterday, during the first day of the Holiday Classic at Mater Dei High School in Evansville.

Weekend contests prep bands for Jasper invitational  The Herald

Rain put a damper on local high school marching band contests throughout the month of September, but all four Dubois County bands competed in full at ...

Father Effing Excited About The Future Of The Asian Church  The Message Online

Father Myron Effing, a member of Mater Dei High School's Class of 1959, has lived in Vladivostok, Russia, since 1991. He calls the region “the Florida of Russia” ...

Mater Dei's Rheinlander running wild  Evansville Courier & Press

Chase Rheinlander raced for 253 yards on 13 carries, including 5 TDs, in Mater Dei's season opener.

Mater Dei Senior Earns American Legion Scholar Award  The Message Online

Mater Dei High School senior Michaela Kunkler of Evansville earned the Samsung American Legion Scholar Award during the 75th annual Hoosier Girls State, ...

Castle all-stater Michael Bertram recovers from injury, commits to Wabash College  Evansville Courier & Press

Castle's Michael Bertram recovering from knee injury, lands at Wabash College.

Mater Dei Dean Of Students Becomes School's Principal July 1  The Message Online

Dr. Timothy A. Dickel, president of Evansville's Mater Day High School, has announced that Darin Knight will become principal of the school on July 1. He has ...

West Side Nut Club donates $218K in Fall Festival funds to local schools, charities  Evansville Courier & Press

Have you ever wondered what happens to the money raised during the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival?

IDOE names 2016-17 Four Star Schools: Did your child's school make the list?  Evansville Courier & Press

On Friday the “very best” Indiana schools, including 26 Evansville-area schools, were labeled Four Star by the Indiana Department of Education.

Students Recognized as Tomorrow's Workforce

A special luncheon to honor more than two dozen high school students in Evansville.

Fifteen feet of trouble: Free throw shooting can be daunting task  Evansville Courier & Press

Despite the name, free throws only seem free. The foul line can become a lonely place inside a packed gym.

Goebel one win shy of magic 200 mark  Evansville Courier & Press

Mater Dei football coach Mike Goebel is on the verge of becoming only the second SIAC coach to win 200 games at the same school.

College of Liberal Arts honors 2018 distinguished alumni - News  Purdue News Service

Purdue University's College of Liberal Arts will honor five distinguished alumni during its 2018 annual awards banquet on Friday (April 20).

Catholic high school students work to end bullying 'Piece-by-Peace'  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Fighting against bullying is not only a just cause, but it can also land you a scholarship. Three high school students created a game called "Piece-by-Peace" that ...

Sister Sisters  The Herald

Ninety-two-year-old twins Sister Mary Carmel and Sister Mary Carmen Spayd are inseparable. While both sisters think alike, enjoy one another's company, ...

CP Elections Guide: James Raben (R)  Evansville Courier & Press

James Raben, Republican, is running for Vanderburgh County Council - District 1 in 2018.

Father-son duo lead Funkhouser to American Legion state tourney for first time since 1991  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Leave it to a pair of father-son duos to bring Funkhouser back to the American Legion state baseball tournament. Shawn Fetscher has ...

Mater Dei Earns  The Message Online

The National Athletic Trainers' Association has honored Evansville's Mater Dei High School with its Safe Sports School Award for the Wildcat athletic programs.

Crouch: School safety bill remains priority  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Two days after the legislative session ended in a late-night frenzy with some priority bills not passed, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch said “I would ...

100 student teams to compete for fuel-efficiency trophy at Sonoma Raceway  North Bay Business Journal

The race start flag won't be the only thing that's green this spring, when 100 teams of budding vehicle engineers from the Americas compete at Sonoma ...

Honoring Tomorrow's Work Force  The Message Online

For years, Evansville Catholic High Schools have held the “Tomorrow's Work Force” luncheon to honor the senior-class men and women who are about to ...

A different kind of hot-rodding: 2015 Shell Eco-marathon brings hyper-efficiency to Detroit  Autoweek

There are a couple of ways to look at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas, which just wrapped up the first year of its three-run year in Detroit. You could frame it as ...

Vanderburgh County Food and Restaurant Inspections for Sept. 29  Evansville Courier & Press

Food and restaurant inspections from the Vaderburgh County Department of Health.

First In The World!  The Message Online

Mater Dei High School's Supermileage Team recently traveled to London, England, for the Drivers World Championship, a competition sponsored by Shell.

Beware the heat: Tips on staying cool during the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Thanks to the high temperatures lingering in Evansville this fall, paramedics have been called to the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival ...

Evansville's West Side Nut Club Fall Festival comes with a side of politics  Evansville Courier & Press

Politicians at the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival? Nah. Actually, they're everywhere. So are their signs, volunteers and handouts. But does it work?

Seeing Christ In The Poor  The Message Online

Helping the poor has long been a passion for Sister Donna Marie Herr, a member of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand. As the coordinator for the St.

Mater Dei Coach Named Colts/NFL Coach Of The Week  The Message Online

Mike Goebel of Mater Dei High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Coach ...

All Shine At MEO Tri-State Idol  The Message Online

The theme of the 8th annual Marian Education Outreach Tri-State Idol, “So All Will Shine,” was befitting the talent performing and the underlying purpose of the ...

We made West Side Nut Club Fall Festival meal plans so you don't have to  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Heading into the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival on a food mission is a perilous undertaking if you're on any sort of time restriction.

Softball star’s suicide saddens many  OCRegister

Nadia Brianne Matthews had a glowing future. The sophomore star softball pitcher at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana had verbally committed to play for the ...

Vanderburgh County Food Inspections for week ending April 21  Evansville Courier & Press

Food and restaurant inspections from the Vanderburgh County Department of Helath.

How to apply for scholarships to send your kids to private school  Belleville News-Democrat

Families in Southern Illinois that can't afford tuition will soon be able to apply for new scholarships to send their children to private K-12 schools in the next ...

A Golden Opportunity: Mater Dei Grad Manages Social Media For Rio Olympics  The Message Online

Samantha Dewig, a 2009 graduate of Mater Dei High School, will serve as NBC's Social Media Manager during the 2016 Summer Olympic, which open Aug.

Eco-marathon Americas at Sonoma Raceway prizes gas-stingy student-built cars  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sonoma Raceway's weekend event is spotlighting 99 teams and 1200 students for the Eco-marathon Americas, promoting innovation in fuel-efficient vehicles.

Reitz grad Megan Durre sheds wheelchair to walk across graduation stage in Evansville  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- It was maybe the most epic display of courage and determination to take place on the Reitz Bowl turf this year. But it didn't happen during a ...

Is it legal to drink alcohol on the street at West Side Nut Club Fall Festival?  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — You can legally crack open a beer at the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival this week, but do so responsibly. Indiana state law allows people ...

Rules Limit Indiana High School Football Contact Practices  WFYI

The Indiana High School Athletic Association and Indiana Football Coaches Association created the rule limiting contact practices to twice a week for the ...

Scott Whitehouse  The Message Online

For the past 29 years, Mater Dei theology teacher Scott Whitehouse has served as the master of ceremony for three bishops in the Diocese of Evansville, ...

Dr. Anne Marie Williams Returns To Evansville As Reitz Memorial Principal  The Message Online

Reitz Memorial High School names Dr. Anne Marie Williams as Principal for the 2016-17 school year.

Faith, Love Of Horses Leads Mater Dei Junior To Help Others  The Message Online

Trainer Lillian Shively knew she had a special pupil in Hunter Chancellor, but a tragedy for the teenage equestrian rider made Shively realize she was ...

Carolyn Wilmes finds success with Ball State softball through routine, support system  Ball State Daily

Junior right-handed pitcher Carolyn Wilmes runs her toe through the dirt behind the pitchers' circle before Ball State softball games.

In Depth with Brad Byrd: Mental health and mass shootings

Brad Byrd was joined by Emily Reidford of Mental Health America of Vanderburgh County to talk about mental health, mass shootings in the United States, and ...

New rule limits Indiana high school football contact during practice  WISH-TV

Associated Press - EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Indiana high school football administrators have created a rule that limits contact during practice to twice a week.

Leadership Evansville Honors Benedictine Sister Donna Marie Herr  The Message Online

Benedictine Sister Donna Marie Herr, director of Evansville's St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, received Leadership Evansville's Celebration of Leadership ...

Find your school's 2018 ISTEP scores  Chalkbeat Indiana

Only half of Indiana's elementary and middle school students passed both English and math state ISTEP exams in 2018, results that have stubbornly held firm for ...

University of Evansville alumni fight for radio station WUEV's future  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Over the years, alumni of the University of Evansville's campus radio station have gotten used to occasional rumors the station could be ...

Prayers Of Different Faiths 'strengthen Our Community'  The Message Online

Although much was different (from past years) during Evansville's May 4 Interfaith observance of the National Day of Prayer, one critical element remained ...

Henderson's Parker Pack reaches another milestone: graduation  Evansville Courier & Press

Henderson's Parker Pack - four surviving quintuplets - reached another milestone Friday. In the fall they'll begin their next chapter.

Ferdinand Benedictine Sisters Celebrate Jubilees  The Message Online

Eleven Benedictine sisters celebrated special anniversaries of their religious profession on Sunday, October 30, at Monastery Immaculate Conception in ...

Evansville child molesting suspect accused in second abuse case  Evansville Courier & Press

Several days after an Evansville man was arrested on child molesting charges, another child reported the same man sexually assaulted them as well.

Softball season yields mixed results  Indiana Daily Student

IU softball's 2017 season was marred by inconsistencies. Whether it was in the circle or at the plate, the Hoosiers struggled to turn in complete performances ...

Goebel Soccer Complex hopes upgrade brings increased use  Evansville Courier & Press

Goebel Soccer Complex is about to undergo a $2 million renovation that officials hope will make it more marketable for both soccer and lacrosse.

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