Sports and Outdoors

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Drew Imel qualifies for state am
IPFW sophomore Drew Imel of Bluffton qualified for the Indiana Amateur Golf Championship on Monday at The Player’s Club golf course in Yorktown. The tournament will be played June 21-24 at the Country Club of Indianapolis. Imel shot a 67 to take first place.

Heather Roush wins A10 javelin
Heather Roush, a Richmond University senior, was a standout performer for the Spiders women’s track and field team in the Atlantic 10 Conference Outdoor Championships back in May in Amherst, Mass.
The 2006 Southern Wells graduate won the javelin throw with a distance of 43.64 meters or 143.18 feet. She also placed third in the discus throw with a toss of 149 feet, 6 inches. Roush missed the 2008-2009 season as a medical redshirt due to an ACL knee injury.

Vogel receives NCAA Div. II honor
Urbana University freshman basketball center Andrea Vogel of Bluffton was the NCAA Division II All-Independent Freshman of the Year.
Vogel, a 2009 Norwell graduate, averaged 10 points and 6.8 rebounds in her first collegiate season. She also blocked a team-high 44 shots, including a school-record seven against fellow D-II Independent Central State. Vogel led the team in field goal percentage, hitting 52.8 percent of her attempts, placing her third all-time in school history. Her 17-rebound game against Marygrove was the sixth best single-game rebounding performance.

Summer gymnastics classes available
The Bluffton Parks & Recreation Department is offering gymnastics classes at Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School Monday-Friday until July 20. Children will learn the vault, bars, beam and floor. City resident fee is $20 for the summer and non-residents fee is $25. Ages 5-7 will meet from 9-10 a.m. and ages 8 and older from 10-11 a.m. Enter at door No. 8.

T-Ball scores reported
The following Bluffton T-Ball League baseball scores were reported: LGI 21, American Legion 13; Pizza Hut 14, Wells Fargo 13.

Moss, Antrim lead senior golfers
Jerry Moss and Tom Antrim were the individual leaders for the Tuesday Senior Golf League at Green Valley Golf Course in Bluffton. Moss finished with the low gross score of 39 and Antrim recorded the low net score of 28. Bill Fuller made the longest putt and Antrim was closest to the pin. Members of the winning team were Larry Sell, Dick Hamilton, Chuck Detwiler and Joe Baur.

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