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July 11, 2013

Caston to hire Howell as boys hoops coach

Caston to hire Howell as boys hoops coach

Caston will recommend the hiring of J.R. Howell as its new boys basketball coach at next Tuesday’s school board meeting.

Current Comet coach Ben Snyder is expected to take a coaching job in North Carolina.

Howell played on the 2005 Lapel state championship team for his father, Jimmie Howell. He went on to play college ball at Marian University.

He has coaching experience as an assistant coach at Northwood University, a Division II school in Midland, Mich., and Anderson University and Center Grove High School in Indiana.

Caston announces start of sports practices, times

FULTON — Caston’s athletic department has announced times and dates fro its first fall practices. Athletic participants must have a physical and concussion form on file in the athletic’s office, before they can practice. Forms can be picked at the high school.

High school

Girls golf: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at football fan bus barn.

Football: 5-9:30 p.m. Aug. 5.

Boys soccer: 4-7 p.m. Aug. 5 at the practice field.

Cross country: 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 5 at football concession stand.

Junior high

Football: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at mirror by varsity locker room.

Boys soccer: 4-6 p.m. Aug. 5 at practice field.

AP sources: Cubs, No. 2 pick agree to deal

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people familiar with the situation say the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a deal with No. 2 draft pick Kris Bryant for the slot signing bonus of around $6.7 million.

The people spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Several outlets had reported the agreement.

A 6-foot-5, 210-pound third baseman from the University of San Diego, Bryant led Division I college players with 31 home runs as a junior last season. He is a Golden Spikes finalist.

The Cubs would not confirm the agreement.

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