January 14, 2014

Sports briefs, Jan. 14


---- — Logan swim squads split with Mac

Logansport’s swimming and diving teams split with visiting Maconaquah on Monday.

The Berries were 112-69 winners on the boys side. Maconaquah was a 110-76 winner on the girls side.

In the boys meet, triple winner Dustin Clements and double winner Zane Densborn led the way for Logansport. Clements won the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Densborn was tops in the 200 individual medley. Also individually, Jake Forgey won the diving program.

Densborn and Clements teamed with Trevor Benn and Marcus Record in winning the 400 freestyle relay.

In the girls meet, Jenna Crafford won the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke to lead Logan. In addition, Becca Yeoman took first in the 50 freestyle and Brooke Bullard won the diving program.

Cass takes down Winamac in wrestling

WALTON — Lewis Cass’ wrestling team whipped visiting Winamac 67-6 on Monday.

Cass (19-3) had nine grapplers win by fall — Drake Hall (113-pound weight class), Zach Layer (138), Kolbie Cox (145), Gabe Welch (152), Brendan McGehee (160), John Hartley (182), Levi Glassburn (195), Blaine Elliott (220) and Brock Reish (heavyweight).

“I was proud of the team for wrestling hard,” Cass coach Nate Burrous said. “Reish wrestled great match against a good opponent. Hartley and Glassburn were impressive with first-period pins.”

Also for Cass, Jarrett Carden (126) won by major decision, Hunter Carden (120) came out on top in a decision and Nathan Young (132) won by forfeit.

Cubs add mascot to make Wrigley friendlier

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are introducing a mascot for the first time in the team’s long history.

Drawings released by the Cubs on Monday show a young bear wearing a Cubs jersey and a backward blue baseball cap. The mascot is named Clark; the team plays at Wrigley Field, located at Clark and Addison streets on Chicago’s North Side.

Team officials say they held focus groups before deciding on Clark, and fans told them they wanted a more family-friendly atmosphere at Wrigley Field.

Clark will greet fans at the ballpark before and during games, and the mascot will have a Twitter account and Facebook page.

The Cubs had a live bear mascot in 1916, nine years after formally adopting the Cubs moniker.

No. 1 UConn women beat No. 7 Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 18 points and 11 rebounds as top-ranked Connecticut won 66-55 at No. 7 Baylor, ending the Lady Bears’ national-best 69-game home winning streak Monday night.

In a matchup of the last two national champions, defending champ UConn (18-0) held on to win its closest game this season. The Huskies had beaten their first five ranked opponents by an average margin of 22 points, and nobody had finished within 17 of them.

No. 23 Duke men hold on for victory

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Rasheed Sulaimon hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18.8 seconds left and No. 23 Duke beat Virginia 69-65 on Monday night.

Sulaimon finished with a season-high 21 points and Rodney Hood added 14 for the Blue Devils (13-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).