Rick Semmler

Rick Semmler became the sports director at WTHI in August 2009

Title: Sports Director
Rick.Semmler@wthitv.com

Rick Semmler became the sports director at WTHI in August 2009. Rick feels truly blessed to have covered sports in the Wabash Valley. He has seen some incredible games and great athletes while in the Valley.

Some of those great moments include Washington winning the 2005 Class 3A state basketball championship on a half-court shot from Luke Zeller, Wayne Newton Post 346 advancing to the American Legion World Series, Shakamak winning the 2008 Class A state baseball championship, and the latest with Josh Phegley, Brady Shoemaker, and Nick Ciolli all getting drafter by the Chicago White Sox.

Rick came to the Wabash Valley in July 2003, where he spent six years at WTWO as a sports anchor and reporter. Before that, he spent one year in Hazard, Kentucky as a sports reporter and photographer.

Rick is a graduate of Ball State University with a telecommunications degree. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Robin. They reside in Terre Haute with their daughter, Savannah.

Recent Posts by Rick Semmler

Washington leaving the Sycamores

The sophomore announced Sunday that he's transferring from Indiana State University.

Craig Porter commits to Wichita State

Former TH South and VU star heading to the Shockers

Seniors reflect on playing Indiana High School Basketball

Several area seniors didn't get to finish their careers because of Coronavirus

Terre Haute Rex preparing like they'll play 2020 season

Rex just over two months away from first pitch

Kip Fougerousse receives pre-season baseball recognition

Linton senior named one of top players in the state

Hale named Indiana Junior All-Star

He's first Linton boys basketball player to earn the honor

Dickey's overseas basketball season halted because of Coronavirus

Former RP star talks about what she faced overseas

Loogootee's Brian Smith named District Coach of the Year

IBCA honored Smith

Seniors talk IHSAA cancelling boys basketball state tourney

Washington, Linton, Parke Heritage, Bloomfield and Barr-Reeve all had season cut short

Barr-Reeve selected to play in 2020 Hall of Fame Classic

First time Vikings have been picked for this tourney

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