News and Tribune

March 18, 2013

SPORTS IN BRIEF: March 19, 2013

Borden to have pep rally on Thursday



Borden to have pep rally on Thursday

Borden High School will have a pep rally for its boys’ basketball team at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the school.

During the pep rally, Hurst Auction Service will be selling the game ball from last Saturday’s Class A Seymour Semistate, which was won by the Braves 47-44.

Borden will play in the Class A state championship game at 10:30 a.m. this coming Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse against Triton.

Five seniors have been named to Top 100 list

Five area players have been selected to Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 100 senior list for the 2012-13 season.

Those seniors are Jeffersonville’s Darryl Baker, Charlestown’s Chris Braun, Providence’s George Knot, Borden’s Jalen McCoy and New Albany’s Jermaine Parrish.

The 100 seniors will be considered to take part in the magazine’s Top 60 Senior Boys’ Workout on Sunday, April 7 at Marian University in Indianapolis.


Silver Creek, Borden compete in indoor state meet

The Silver Creek boys’ and girls’ track teams and the Borden boys’ track team each competed at the indoor state championships last weekend at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion. The Dragons and the Braves were in the small-school division (Class A-3A).

Isaak Haas led the Silver Creek boys by finishing fifth in the 3,200-meter run in a time of 9:53.17, earning him All-State honors. Haas and teammates Drew Roberts, Keaton Spitler and Tanner Coots placed 13th in the distance medley relay in 11:29.13.

The Dragons’ 1,600 relay squad of Spitler, Austin Hasting, Noah Jones and Morgan Davidson was 10th in 4:43.6.

Borden’s boys’ distance medley relay team of Brian Eurton, Nathen Magallanes and George and Gavin Tipker finished sixth.

In the girls’ meet, Silver Creek’s Maggie Shields ran 11th in the 3,200 in 12:07.92.


IUS to celebrate Final Four appearance

IU Southeast will host a celebration of the Grenadiers’ men’s basketball team’s run to the NAIA Division II Final Four at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 in the Hoosier Room East on the New Albany campus.

The Grenadiers defeated Valley City State (N.D.), St. Xavier (Ill.) and College of the Ozarks (Mo.) en route to the first Final Four appearance in school history.

Local community leaders will be in attendance to help IU Southeast Chancellor Sandra Patterson-Randles and the rest of the campus recognize and celebrate this historic achievement.

The run to the Final Four capped off a tremendous season for the Grenadiers, who finished the year with a 30-5 overall record. IU Southeast won its sixth straight Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament championship and finished with a school-record-tying 30 victories this season.

IU Southeast coach Wiley Brown made his third appearance in a Final Four and his first as a head coach. He made two NCAA Final Fours as a player at the University of Louisville.

Two Grenadier players have been rewarded for their great seasons. Junior guard Cameron Mitchell was named to the NAIA Division II All-America second team, and sophomore guard Jake Simpson was an honorable-mention selection.

Admission is free and the public is invited to help the campus community celebrate this great achievement.


Jeff Parks registration

The 2013 Jeffersonville Parks and Recreation Department is registering players for its 2013 adult summer softball leagues.

The following leagues will take place on the following nights: coed competitive league, Monday; men’s E recreation league, Tuesdays; men’s 50-and-over league, Wednesday; coed recreation league, Thursdays; men’s E competitive league, Fridays.

The leagues will take place at the new home of the Jeff Parks leagues, which is Vissing Park, 2728 Vissing Park Road, Jeffersonville.

All leagues will begin the week of May 6. Each team will be guaranteed 10 league games and a single-elimination tournament. All league fees are $395 per team. Teams must pay their full registration fee prior to participation in the league — no exceptions.

There will be a mandatory coaches/managers meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 at Vissing Park for all leagues, except the men’s 50-and-over league.   The meeting for the men’s 50-and-over league will be held at 3 p.m. on the same day.

For questions or concerns, please call Ricky Romans, Jeff Parks assistant superintendent of sports and athletics, at 812-280-3242 or 502-641-2883.


New Albany wrestler wins state title

New Albany Wrestling Club wrestler and Scribner Middle School student Tristen Dowell won the schoolboy 120-pound weight class at last weekend’s Indiana Folkstyle State Championships at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis.

Other results for the NAWC at the meet were the following: Bryce Peavler was fifth in the junior 132-pound division; Jack Tull fifth in the schoolboy 160-pound class; Patrick Landrum eighth in the cadet 220-pound division; D Frederick placed in the top 12 in the cadet 160-pound class; Tre Lynch finished in the top 12 in the cadet 138-pound division; Hunter Castleberry placed in the top 16 in the junior 145-pound class; Aaron Gohl posted a 2-2 record in the schoolboy 91-pound class.