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March 18, 2013

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> SOUTHERN INDIANA — >>MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

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.

>>ADULT SOFTBALL

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.

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