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.

“First of all, I love it when somebody wants to play, I love it when somebody wants to be out there,” Shanahan said. “That’s a good problem to have as a head coach. But my job is to make sure we do the best thing for Robert. ... Not to necessarily to do what he likes, but to do what’s the best thing for him and this organization.

“My job is to get him ready for the first game, and that’s what we’re hoping can do.”

Shanahan spoke about six hours after Griffin. The to-and-fro is the ongoing fallout from the playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks in January, when Griffin clearly reinjured his right knee yet remained in the game. He didn’t want to take himself out, and Shanahan left him in until the knee finally gave out, leading to reconstructive surgery. Griffin never hesitates to remind everyone that the coach made a mistake that day, and Shanahan is equally determined to not to repeat it, even if it makes Griffin unhappy.

Source: 76ers hire Brown as coach

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four months later, the Philadelphia 76ers have a new coach.

A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday the Sixers have hired San Antonio assistant Brett Brown to replace Doug Collins, who resigned in April.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move has not been officially announced.

New general manager Sam Hinkie took quite a while looking for a replacement before choosing Brown, who was part of three NBA title teams with San Antonio. The 52-year-old Brown was an assistant under Gregg Popovich since 2002.