Sports and Outdoors

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sports Round Up

River Runners to hold races
The Ouabache River Runners will be hosting the Spring Training 10- and 5-mile race on Saturday, April 18 at Ouabache State Park. Races will start at 9 a.m. Runners and walkers are asked to park at the swimming pool parking lot. For more information, call Mac McAvoy at 450-1071 or e-mail at

Basketball camp at Huntington
The Huntington University Forester Basketball Camp will be held July 6-10 in the university gymnasium for boys or girls entering grades K-9. Cost is $85 for K-3 and $90 for 4-9. Times are 1:30-3 p.m. for K-3, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for 4-6, and 8-10 a.m. for 7-9. Sign up before June 1 and receive a $10 discount. Call 260-359-4292 for a brochure or register online at

Parker helps Silver Hawks gain split
Designated hitter Justin Parker doubled and scored in the second game of the South Bend Silver Hawks’ doubleheader against Lansing Wednesday night at South Bend to give the Silver Hawks a split. The Silver Hawks (2-4) won 4-2 in the nightcap.
In the first game, Parker played third base and had two hits, including a double, and drove in one run. However, the Silver Hawks lost 3-1. The Lugnuts are now 1-5.

Calumet wrestling coach named
WHITING, Ind. (AP) — Former Indiana high school champion and University of Minnesota All-American Leroy Vega has been named wrestling coach at Calumet College.
It’s the first college head coaching job for the 30-year-old Vega, who was an assistant at Minnesota for two years and then ran his own wrestling club in his hometown of Portage, Ind.
Vega was an undefeated state high school champion at 103 pounds in 1996 and at 112 pounds in 1997, compiling a combined 96-0 record over those two seasons. He was a captain on two NCAA champion teams at Minnesota.
Calumet is an NAIA Division II school of about 1,200 students.
Information from: The Times,
Evansville signs Anderson senior
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Anderson High School’s Troy Taylor has signed a basketball letter of intent with Evansville’s Aces.
The 6-foot senior was a three-year starter and averaged 21.1 points and 9.8 rebounds last season.
He also led the Indians to their first sectional tourney championship in six years and was an honorable-mention All-State pick by The Associated Press.

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