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August 22, 2013

SPORTS IN BRIEF: Aug. 23, 2013

Silver Creek Basketball Scramble

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> SOUTHERN INDIANA — >> GOLF

Silver Creek Basketball Scramble

The Silver Creek Basketball Golf Scramble, which will be hosted by the Silver Creek High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Covered Bridge Golf Club, 12510 Covered Bridge Road, Sellersburg. The scramble will have a shotgun start at 2 p.m.

Costs are $75 per player and $300 per team. Fees include free range balls, green fees, cart and dinner.

For more information, contact Silver Creek boys’ basketball coach Brandon Hoffman at 502-494-2378 or bhoffman@wclark.k12.in.us or Silver Creek girls’ basketball coach Scott Schoen at 812-679-7510.



>> COLLEGE ATHLETICS

IUS Champions Dinner set for Saturday

The inaugural Indiana University Southeast Champions Dinner will take place in the Hoosier Room on the school’s campus at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The dinner is designed to honor student-athletes and raise funding for IU Southeast athletic scholarships. Awards will be given to the Male and Female Athlete of the Year, and the inaugural event also will honor former IU Southeast men’s basketball coach and first athletic director, Jim Morris, by introducing the Jim Morris Champions of Character Award. The award will be given annually to a student-athlete who exemplifies strong moral character, sportsmanship and the core values of IU Southeast.

IU Southeast student-athletes Cameron Mitchell, Heather Wheat and Jacob Holtz will be recognized as IU Southeast athletic departmental award winners for the 2012-13 school year as well.

In addition to the dinner and awards, the Champions Dinner will honor some significant moments in the history of IU Southeast athletics and will feature highlights and accomplishments from the 2012-13 athletic season.

The event is sold out, and the Champions Dinner committee thanks the community for its support.

For more information, head to www.ius.edu/champions.



>> AUTO RACING

Salem to host Redneck Enduro 100 on Nov. 3

Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery track management recently announced a couple of schedule changes for the remainder of the 2013 racing season.

A roval event for the Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks has been added to the 2013 schedule and will take place on Sunday, Nov. 3.

The Redneck Enduro 100 follows a highly popular road racing type event which took place earlier this season. The Salem Roval Grand Prix, won by Derrick Bradshaw of Shephedsville, Ky., took place on a circuit utilizing both the infield short-track and a portion of the half-mile high banks.

Twenty-eight cars started the race last June with 19 cars still running at the end of the one-hour event.  

It also was announced that the short-track races for the Pure Stocks and Front Wheel Drive Stocks, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, have been removed from the 2013 schedule. The races were scheduled as part of the Halloween 200 festivities. Halloween 200 practice will still take place on Oct. 26 as originally planned.

The next racing activity at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery is set for Saturday, Sept. 14 when the ARCA Racing Series returns to the high banks for the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 presented by Federated Auto Parts.



>> PRO BASEBALL

Bats release 2014 schedule

The Louisville Bats released their schedule for the 2014 season on Thursday. The 2014 season will mark both the franchise’s 15th year of baseball at Louisville Slugger Field and 15th year as the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.

Planned giveaways for 2014 include a commemorative Budweiser beer stein on Opening Night as well as several hats and bobbleheads. Season ticket packages highlighted by these giveaways will be available starting as low as $80.

The Bats’ home schedule will begin with Opening Night on Thursday, April 10 against Columbus to start a nine-game opening homestand. There will be a 2:05 p.m. first pitch on Saturday, April 12, the day of Thunder Over Louisville.

There will also be home games on Memorial Day (Monday, May 26 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre), the night before Independence Day (Thursday, July 3 vs. Indianapolis) and Labor Day (Monday, September 1 vs. Indianapolis).

For 12 Thursdays starting with Opening Night, the hottest spot in Louisville will be the Budweiser $1 beer happy hours on the Overlook Deck at Louisville Slugger Field.

The Bats also will continue with postgame fireworks on 10 Fridays starting with April 18. Sundays will again be highlighted by Kids Run the Bases and the Inflatable KidsZone. Mondays will again feature baseball bingo, and $1 hot dogs and Pepsi products will be sold at concession stands on Tuesdays. The full list of giveaways and promotions will be announced at a later date.

Full and partial season tickets along with group outings and suite rentals are available by calling the Bats office at 502-212-2287.

For more information, visit the Bats’ Web site at batsbaseball.com. You can also download the Bats iPhone/Android app, follow the Bats on Twitter (@LouisvilleBats) and “like” the Bats on Facebook (fb.com/louisvillebats).