November 22, 2013

Sports briefs for Friday, Nov. 22


---- — Logan swimmers top Eastern, Pioneer

Logansport’s girls swimming team recorded 98 points in season-opening wins over Eastern (78) and Pioneer (58) Thursday at the LHS pool.

The Berries have two returning state finalists back from a year ago in senior Emily Clark and junior Becca Yeoman, and Yeoman and junior Jen Crafford were North Central Conference champions a year ago.

On Thursday, Yeoman swept wins in the 50 and 100 free, and Crafford won the 200 IM and 100 breast. Clark was third in the 100 fly.

Brooke Bullard won diving with a personal-best score. Katie Easter, Crafford, Clark and Yeoman won the 200 medley relay, and Brittany Morrow, Clark, Crafford and Yeoman won the 400 free relay.

“It was a good start to the season,” LHS coach Heidi Hendricks-Knight said. “We have quite a few new girls that had some great swims. I’m looking forward to seeing what they will do this year. We have a lot of work in front of us.”

Hendricks-Knight added she was happy with the swims by newcomers Kiersten Achey, a junior, and freshmen Isabelle Kraud and Abby Newell.

Gabby Harvey won the 500 freestyle for the lone win on the night for Pioneer.

Winamac girls win at Rensselaer 54-50

RENSSELAER — Winamac’s girls basketball team improved to 3-1 with a 54-50 win at Rensselaer on Thursday.

Stephanie Shorter led the Warriors with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Ali Larkin had 14 points and six boards. Bethany Brogdon had seven points, six rebounds and four assists, and Michaela Ingram chipped in six points.

The Warriors overcame 16 turnovers by outrebounding the Bombers 31-20.

Courtney Schleman led the Bombers (1-2) with 17 points. Aimee Mattocks had 14 and Megan Dobson added 11.

Winamac travels to Manchester on Saturday night.

Logansport readies for Early Bird

Logansport’s wrestling team is hosting its annual Early Bird Super Six beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Winamac has withdrawn from the event due to the success of its football team.

Champion scores 20 in Le Moyne win

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Nate Champion scored 20 points to lead the Le Moyne College men’s basketball team to a 79-71 victory over the University of New Haven on Wednesday night in Northeast-10 Conference action at Charger Gymnasium.

Champion, who tallied 11 of his game-high point total in the second half, dished out eight assists and grabbed three rebounds.

New Haven was selected to win the Northeast-10 Conference Southwest Division in the conference’s preseason coaches’ poll. Le Moyne (2-1, 1-0 NE-10) won at New Haven for the first time since 2009.

Hanson earns KIAC volleyball honor

KOKOMO — Indiana University Kokomo volleyball player Cortney Hanson has been named to the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s second team.

The sophomore setter averaged a conference best 9.8 assists per set and was second in the KIAC with 1,115 assists. Hanson, a Pioneer grad, accumulated 226 digs and 23 blocks on the year. Hanson helped the Cougars to a 28-11 record this past season.