Pharos-Tribune

September 20, 2013

Sports Briefs for Friday, Sept. 20


Pharos-Tribune

---- — Logan boys soccer team forfeits wins

Logansport’s boys soccer team has to forfeit its four wins this season due to the use of an ineligible player, LHS athletic director Greg Fisher said Thursday.

Fisher said a player that played in the Berries’ four wins this season was academically ineligible.

The Berries’ forfeited wins were to West Lafayette, Anderson, Lafayette Jeff and Muncie Central by a combined score of 20-7.

“I take full responsibility for the mistake I made,” Fisher said.

The Berries were 4-4 and 2-1 in North Central Conference play before the forfeits. They are now 0-8 and 0-3.

The Berries next host Huntington North on Tuesday.

Trail-running event coming to Logansport

Indiana’s leading series of trail-running events will visit Logansport for the first time on Oct. 12. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate.

The October 12 Qdoba DINO Trail Run will take place in France Park, just west of Logansport on US 24. Using the scenic and challenging trails in France Park, runners and walkers can complete a 5k (3.1 mile) or 15k distance (9.3 miles). Park amenities such as camping and the new zip line ride are also available.

Race entry fees are charged. Discounted early registration is available at www.DINOseries.com. More information is available at this website, or by calling 317-336-7553.

Golf scramble to benefit LHS team

An end of the year golf scramble will be held at the Dykeman Park course beginning at 10 a.m. on Oct. 5.

All proceeds will benefit the Logansport boys golf team.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. There will be a four-man scramble in which players pick their own teams. Cost is $60 for team entry fee plus greens fees and carts. Hole sponsorships are also available.

Questions contact Deion Rennewanz at 574-727-4222 or de72@live.com or the golf course at 574-753-0222.

Sanders records ace at Leaning Tree

PERU — Stan Sanders, Logansport, recently recorded a hole-in-one at Leaning Tree G.C., located on Grissom Aeroplex. He used a 4-iron to ace No. 11, which plays 198 yards.

Jim Dillman, Dan Ellington and Dan Woodruff witnessed the shot.

Mayweather-Alvarez bout is richest fight ever

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s dominating win over Canelo Alvarez was the richest fight ever, a box-office smash at the arena and on television.

Showtime said Thursday that at least 2.2 million homes bought the pay-per-view for the bout, second only to the 2.44 million homes in Mayweather’s 2007 bout against Oscar De La Hoya.

With the highest pay-per-view boxing price — at an average of more than $70 — the fight will generate nearly $150 million revenue in TV sales alone.

AP source: Parker wins 2nd WNBA MVP

Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker has won the WNBA MVP, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Parker was expected to receive the award Thursday night in Los Angeles before the Sparks play the Phoenix Mercury in the opener of their Western Conference playoff series.

Parker edged out Minnesota’s Maya Moore and Chicago’s Elena Delle Donne in one of the closest ballots in league history, the person told the AP. Parker finished with 234 points, Moore had 218 and Delle Donne 189. It’s the closest the top two players have been in the voting since Sheryl Swoopes edged Lauren Jackson by two points in 2005.

Parker and Moore each received 10 first-place votes from the 39-member national media panel.

The 27-year-old Parker averaged 17.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists in helping the Sparks (24-10) finish second in the Western Conference.

It’s the second MVP award for Parker, who won it her rookie year. Parker also won the All-Star game MVP this past July. She was runner-up to Tina Charles last season for the award.

Parker, who is still looking for her first WNBA championship, is the fifth player to earn multiple MVP awards, joining Jackson, Swoopes, Lisa Leslie and Cynthia Cooper.

— Associated Press