August 15, 2013

Sports briefs, Aug. 15, 2013


---- — Logan golfers shoot low round in win

Logansport’s girls golf team had its best nine-hole round in years in a win at Lewis Cass Wednesday at the Logansport Golf Club.

The Berries defeated the Kings 174-258 in their first dual meet of the season.

“This is the lowest nine-hole score for my girls in my four years as their coach,” Logan coach Bob Bannon said. “Avoid triples and above and one can have a competitive, decent round.”

Logan’s Alli Biggs was the medalist with a 5-over 41. Kristina Kniesly and Haley Lopez were right behind with 42s. Megan Farris had a 49 and Grace Boyd added a 57.

“Our 1, 2 and 3 had all 3s, 4s and 5s on their cards except for one six each,” Bannon said. “Outstanding.”

Megan Mannering led the Kings with a 63, followed by Kassi Hardy (64), Maddie Karmel (65) and Jael Forker (66).

Logansport is selling all-sports tickets

Logansport all-sports tickets are now available to purchase either at the LHS treasurer’s office, room E-129, or online through the LHS web page under Quick Links.

Tickets are $75 per adult and $60 per student/staff/senior citizen (65 and over). A family pass is $225 and a family plus pass (6 in same household) is $340.

Football season tickets are $18 per adult and $16 per student/staff. Boys basketball season tickets are $40 per adult and $35 per student/staff. Girls basketball season tickets are $35 per adult and $30 per student/staff.

Tickets bought at the gate for varsity events will be $5 and admission price to all other events will be $4.

Altidore’s hat trickleads US past Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia (AP) — Jozy Altidore scored a hat trick to lead an impressive comeback for the U.S. men, who scored all their goals in the second half Wednesday and beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-3 in Sarajevo and extend their record winning streak to 12 games.

Eddie Johnson had the other goal for the Americans, who have the world’s longest active winning streak.

That streak appeared to be in jeopardy when the Americans fell behind 2-0 before halftime. But Altidore set up Johnson’s goal in the 55th minute, then scored his own four minutes later. He added two more in the 84th and 86th minutes, setting off raucous celebrations for the U.S.

Purdue fills final coaching spot with Brantley

WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) — Purdue coach Matt Painter hired former Boilermakers player Brandon Brantley as an assistant coach Wednesday.

Painter now has a full staff with three Indiana natives as assistants.

Brantley spent the last two years with Basketball University and as the EG10 AAU Under-16 head coach. He also served as a head coach at the Indianapolis Pro-Am Summer League from 2008-12. From 2006-10, he worked on the coaching staff at Indianapolis Ben Davis.

Brantley played for the Boilermakers when they won three straight Big Ten titles in the mid-1990s and was the captain and co-MVP of the 1995-96 team, which went 26-6 and was the top seed in the West Region. He finished his career with 803 points, 591 rebounds and 114 blocks.

Butler grad hired as Bulldogs’ new radio voice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler University has hired Mark Minner to become the Bulldogs’ new radio voice.

Minner replaces Brandon Gaudin, who left recently left to take the football and basketball play-by-play jobs at Georgia Tech.

Minner graduated from Butler in 2012 and has served as a halftime, postgame and studio host for Butler basketball the past three seasons. He also has done play-by-play on webcasts for Butler football and women’s basketball.