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

Vincennes Rivet girls beat North Knox

Lady Patriots pick up first win of the season

IHSA Winter Sports Paused

IHSA will revisit things in December

Another big season expected from Barr-Reeve boys basketball

Vikings should be one of the top 1A teams

Randy Kelly to lead Sullivan basketball team this season

Arrows went 22-4 last year, but lose four starters

Charly Koehler signs with Northern Kentucky University

Clay City senior to play college softball for the Norse

Sullivan girls stay perfect on the season

Lady Arrows win at WRV

Loogootee girls open season with a win

Lady Lions beat Eastern Greene

ISU men's basketball returns to the court

Sycamores had to pause all activities for six days

Expectations high for Parke Heritage basketball

Wolves return four starters

Expectations high for TH North basketball

Patriots return a ton of experience

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