March 19, 2014

Sports briefs, March 19


---- — Katschke named to All-Star football team

Winamac’s Tyler Katschke will represent the Warriors at this year’s North/South All-Star Football Classic.

Katschke, a 5-11, 200-pound senior, will play outside linebacker for the North team. He had 71 tackles, 46 assists and 21 tackles for a loss for the Warriors this season. He added four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and a sack.

He rushed for 2,124 yards and 33 touchdowns on 232 carries for an average of 9.2 yards per carry this season. He added five catches for 96 yards and a touchdown.

The All-Star Classic will be held at 7 p.m. July 18 at North Central High School in Indianapolis.

Kings advance toindoors state meet

WALTON — Lewis Cass’ girls track team has four athletes that have qualified for the Hoosier State Relays indoors meet Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.

Kelsey Smith has qualified in the 60-meter dash, and the 4x400 team of Claire Crum, Brooke Langley, Maci Maupin and Smith. The 4x400 team has the fifth place time in the state for 1-3A schools.

St. Anselm upends Le Moyne at NCAAs

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – All-Conference guard Roy Mabrey nailed a career high-tying six 3-pointers and scored 26 points to lead third-seeded Saint Anselm College to a 73-62 win over the sixth-seeded Le Moyne College men’s basketball team in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division-II East Regional at Southern Connecticut State University’s Moore Field House.

The Dolphins, who qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 1996-97 campaign, finish the season with a 17-12 record.

Senior guard Nate Champion led the Dolphins in the loss with 17 points, 11 of which he scored in the second half. Playing in his 100th career game, Champion added five assists and a steal.

Trine’s Preston goes1-2 at nationals

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Trine University wrestler Brandon Preston closed out his season by going 1-2 in the 133-pound weight class at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships Friday night at the US Cellular Center.

The junior from Logansport dropped his first match to Marcus Lubner of Concordia (Wisc.). Preston would not go quietly however, as he rallied to earn a 2-1 victory by decision over Heidelberg’s Collin McDermitt — an opponent who had previously defeated Preston this season. His season would come to an end in the next match however, as Silas Murray of Rhode Island College got the best of Preston by 10-3 decision.

Preston wraps up his season with a 25-15 mark. He has earned back-to-back appearances in the National Championships in two different weight classes.

DePaul awardedacademic title

CHICAGO — The DePaul women’s basketball team has won the Inside Higher Ed’s academic national championship.

Inside Higher Ed takes the 64-team field of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament that was announced Monday night and advances teams based on their APR (NCAA’s multiyear measure of classroom progress) and their NCAA Graduation Rate Success.

Based on that formula, the Blue Demons topped Marist for the national title. It is the second time in three years that DePaul has been recognized with the top academic program in the NCAA tournament field.

No. 7 seed DePaul (27-6) opens up NCAA play on Saturday against No. 10 seed Oklahoma (18-14) at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.