Sports and Outdoors

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Jackson joins Purdue staff
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Mike Jackson has joined Purdue men’s basketball’s coaching staff as an assistant after holding the same role for Big Ten rival Michigan for five years.
Purdue announced the move Monday.
Michigan head coach John Beilein says he’s grateful for Jackson’s contributions to the Wolverines and says he’ll move quickly to fill the vacancy.
Jackson is a Detroit native. He spent two years as an assistant coach at Dayton, where he helped guide the Flyers to an Atlantic 10 West Division title and NCAA tournament berth in 2004.
The 1995 University of Detroit Mercy graduate began a five-year tenure as an assistant coach at his alma mater in 1996, then spent two years at Toledo before joining the Dayton staff.

Outlaw super lates at Baer Field
Outlaw super late model stock cars will be making the first of two appearances at Baer Field Speedway in Fort Wayne on Saturday.
Spectator gates open at 4 p.m., followed by qualifying at 5:30 and racing at 7:30. Adult admission is $18, children 7-12 $5; children 6-and-under no charge. Parking is free. For more information, call 260-478-7223 or go on line at

MarkleBank posts victory
MarkleBank collected 13 hits to overpower Bluffton Regional 17-7 in a Bluffton Farm League baseball game Monday night.
Jordan Bower was the winning pitcher and Riley Johnson suffered the loss. Bower also hit a home run and double. Noah Fredrick added three singles, while Landon Harris and Matt Feasel each had two singles. Bluffton Regional was held to two hits, including a double by Brook Nunley.

Pretzels/FOF down IPT
Pretzels/Fraternal Order of Firefighters defeated Indiana Physical Therapy 22-11 on Monday in a Wells County Girls’ Softball Junior League game. Allyssa Small and Madison Lovell led the hitting.

First Bank of Berne wins girls’ game
First Bank of Berne defeated Parlor City Trophy & Apparel 20-13 on Monday in a Wells County Girls’ Softball game at Roush Park. Ashlyn Nestleroad drove in three runs for First Bank of Berne with a single, triple and home run.

Golfer qualifies for state amateur
Kyle Imel qualified Monday for the Indiana Amateur Golf Championship which will be played June 21-24 at the Country Club of Indianapolis.
Imel shot a 73 Monday at Brookwood Golf Club in Fort Wayne. Taylor Imel failed to qualify with an 82.

Register for BHS girls’ hoops camp
The Bluffton Lady Tiger Basketball Camp for students in grades 5-8 (2009-10) is June 14-18 in the Tiger Den. Grades 5-6 will meet from noon-1:30 p.m. and grades 7-8 will meet from 1:30-3 p.m. Cost is $20 (make checks payable to Bluffton High School). Registration and fee are due Wednesday, June 9. For more information, contact coach Vicki Van Matre at 765-748-4450 or e-mail at

Sign up for Norwell boys’ hoops camp
Registrations are being taken for the Norwell summer boys’ basketball camp June 14-17 for boys who were in kindergarten through grade 8. Cost is $35 for one camper in a family or $30 for each additional family member. Registration deadline is June 9. Registration forms may be picked up at school offices or call Norwell coach Randy Hawkins at 260-543-2213, ext. 7319. Camp schedule is as follows: K-grade 2, 8-9 a.m.; grades 3-5, 9:15-10:30 a.m.; grades 6-8, 10:45 a.m.-noon.

T-Ball scores reported
The following Bluffton T-Ball League baseball scores were reported: Pizza Hut 21, Steffen Oil 15; Longenberger 20, Minnich’s 6; BKM 13, American Legion 10.

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