March 5, 2014
Liberty Christian to face Raiders
Class A No. 10-ranked Liberty Christian knocked out Daleville 78-31 Tuesday night in the first round of the Monroe Central Class A Sectional 55 boys’ basketball tournament at Parker City.
Liberty Christian (16-6) moved on to play the Southern Wells Raiders (4-15) at 7:30 p.m. in the semifinals.
Monroe Central (13-8) will open play Friday night against Wes-Del (7-12) at 6 p.m. after blasting Cowan 84-35 in the first game Tuesday night.
The championship game between Friday’s winners will be played at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Monroe Central.
Woodlan wins at SA sectional
At the South Adams Class 2A Sectional 36 boys’ basketball tournament Tuesday night, the Woodlan Warriors ended the season for the Eastside Blazers with a 61-50 victory in the opening game at Berne.
The Bluffton Tigers (8-12) will play Fort Wayne Canterbury (8-12) at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the second game. South Adams will battle Adams Central in the next game at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday’s winners will advance to play each other at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the semifinals. Woodlan (16-6) will play Churubusco in the first semifinal contest at 6 p.m.
Friday’s winners will meet at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the championship game at Berne.
Heart condition ends
Simpson’s career at Purdue
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Doctors have told Purdue forward Jay Simpson his career is over because of a heart condition.
In a release issued Tuesday night, coach Matt Painter said the redshirt freshman was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy — the same condition former basketball stars Hank Gathers, Reggie Lewis, Kevin Duckworth and Jason Collier all died from.
Painter called the decision “tough” and “upsetting.” He said the Boilermakers were “very fortunate” their doctors were able to diagnose the condition.
Simpson started seven times and played in 26 games this season, averaging 4.3 points and 3.6 rebounds. The release said Simpson is on course to graduate in May 2016 and will remain on scholarship at Purdue.
Indian Springs sinks Crusaders
Indian Springs Middle School of Columbia City swept the Norwell Crusaders in swimming Tuesday night at Norwell’s Moat. Indian Springs won the girls’ meet 92-84 and the boys’ meet 105-78.
Alyssa Cyrus was a double winner for the Crusaders in the girls’ meet. She won the 100-yard individual medley in 1:03.50 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:15.04. She also teamed up with Morgan Markley, Emily Blake and Hannah Worden to capture the 200-yard medley relay in 2:06.65 and took first place in the 300-yard freestyle relay in 3:06.40.
Norwell’s Madison Blount scored 91.55 points for first place in girls’ one-meter springboard diving. Max Johnson tallied 110.3 points to win the boys’ diving for the Crusaders.
Middle school bowling meeting set
An information meeting for middle school bowling is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at The Bowling Center in Bluffton. For registration contact Stan Kunkel at 824-9966.
Youth Baseball sign up Saturday
Bluffton Youth Baseball will be holding registrations from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Boys and Girls Club across from Bluffton High School.
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