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August 13, 2013

Tuesday's sports briefs

Logan places third at Marion Invite

MARION — Logansport’s girls golf team finished in third place in the Marion Invitational on Monday at the Elks Country Club with a score of 394. The host Giants were tops with 344, and Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger was second (366). Anderson was fourth (398).

Junior Haley Lopez led the Berries with a 95. Freshmen Kristina Kneisly added 96. Senior Alli Biggs shot 100 and sophomore Megan Farris tallied 103.

“Too many triples or worse by players,” Logansport coach Bob Bannon said. “These mistakes can and will be corrected.”

Pioneer takes first in 3-team meet

Mati DeWitt shot a 49 to lead Pioneer in winning a three-team meet on Monday at Round Barn Golf Club in Rochester. Pioneer shot 223, Tippecanoe Valley shot 253 and Caston carded 269.

DeWitt was followed by Mikayla Greiner (53), Nichole Schroder (59) and April Wheeldon (62).

Madeline Mohler led Caston with a 57, next was Berkley Blackman’s 61. Emily Strain (70) and Emily Thompson (81) rounded out the Comets’ team score.

• Caston placed eighth with a score of 441 in the Michigan City Marquette Invite on Friday at Michigan City G.C. North. Chesterton was first (286) followed by South Bend Adams (326) and South Bend St. Joseph’s (329).

Mohler led Caston with a 92, next was Blackman (97), Strain (119) and Kylie Pugh (133).

RGIII, Shanahan are at loggerheads

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The opposing wills of a headstrong coach and an equally headstrong franchise player faced off again Monday, with Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan rebuffing Robert Griffin III’s latest lobbying effort to play in the preseason.

Shanahan also said he has no private deal with Griffin about playing in Week 1 of the regular season, as implied by the quarterback. As far as Griffin’s statements about neither liking nor fully understanding Shanahan’s practice plan for the QB, the coach reiterated that it’s not his job to do everything to Griffin’s liking.

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