April 2, 2014

Sports briefs, April 2


---- — Kings compete atHoosier State Relays

MARION — Lewis Cass had several athletes compete at the Hoosier State Relays indoor state track meet on March 22 at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Kelsey Smith placed 15th in the 60-meter dash. The 4x400 relay team of Kelsey Smith, Haley Johnson, Maci Maupin and Brooke Langley placed ninth. The 4x800 squad of Gabi Carney, Haley Johnson, Brooke Langley and Maci Maupin placed 22nd.

Levi Glassburn placed 13th in the boys shot put.

Caston baseball plans fundraiser at Old Mill

Caston’s baseball team is holding a meet the team night from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Old Mill Restaurant in Twelve Mile.

A buffet including pizza, subs, breadsticks, pasta, salad and drink will be available for $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. There will also be an opportunity to buy raffle tickets for various prizes including Caston baseball gear, pizza for a year and gift cards from various businesses.

Logansport offering2014-15 physicals

Logansport Community School Corporation’s We Care Clinic is offering 2014-15 athletic physicals for LHS students until Aug. 1 at door C-13.

Cost is $16 per student, and must be prepaid in the athletic office, or Lincoln Middle School or Columbia Middle School for incoming freshmen.

Physical forms are available in the athletic office. To make an appointment call 574-722-1400.

Lewis Cass Babe Ruth holding tryouts

WALTON — The Lewis Cass Babe Ruth League is holding tryouts on Thursday at the Lewis Cass varsity baseball field.

Returning player registration begins at 6 p.m.; new player registration is at 6:30 p.m. with tryouts immediately following at 7 p.m.

The registration fee is $75 and is due at sign-ups; $25 of the registration fee will be returned in raffle tickets so that players may recover a portion of the cost.

The league is open to 13-15 year olds in the Southeastern School Corporation. New players must bring a copy of their birth certificate. Wear baseball attire, including cleats, at the tryout, and make sure to dress for the weather.

Logan Babe Ruth holding tryouts

Logansport’s Babe Ruth baseball program (ages 13-15) will hold spring tryouts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Fairview Elementary School gym.

The entry fee is $35. Questions should be directed to Brandon Collins at 574-709-7773 or Mike Prentice at 574-727-0582.

Maryland tops Louisville in Elite 8

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Maryland Terrapins are headed back to the Final Four for the first time since they won it all back in 2006.

All-American Alyssa Thomas scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Maryland advanced to the Terrapins’ first Final Four since winning the 2006 national championship, holding off Louisville 76-73 Tuesday night in the Cardinals’ home arena.

The Terrapins (28-6) reached their fourth Final Four all-time. They pulled off their second straight upset in Louisville with this victory much harder in essentially a home game for the third-seeded Cardinals, with a crowd of 14,002 mostly in Louisville red.

Shoni Schimmel scored 31 points, missing a tying 3-pointer off the back rim just before the buzzer. Louisville (33-5) missed a chance for a second straight Final Four with the Cardinals’ season ending shy of the national championship game they lost a year ago.

Lexie Brown added 20 points for Maryland with her dad, former NBA player Dee, in the stands. Now an assistant coach with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, he got the night off to watch his daughter play. Katie Rutan had 12 points, all on 3-pointers.

The fourth-seeded Terrapins will play undefeated Notre Dame on Sunday in Nashville in a national semifinal.

Stanford womenreturn to Final Four

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike is carrying her team to Music City and one last Final Four she planned for all along, going for 20 points and 10 rebounds as second-seeded Stanford beat North Carolina 74-65 on Tuesday night in the regional final on the Cardinal’s home floor.

Mikaela Ruef scored a career-high 17 points, Amber Orrange added 14 and Bonnie Samuelson knocked down three 3-pointers for 13 points off the bench for Stanford (33-3), which had its streak of five straight Final Fours snapped last March.

Since the disappointment of that early exit against Georgia in the Spokane Regional semifinals, Ogwumike, Ruef and their fellow seniors have made it their mission to get back to women’s basketball’s biggest stage.

Allisha Gray scored 19 points for No. 4 seed North Carolina (27-10), which couldn’t pull off a Final Four reunion with Sylvia Hatchell after the coach’s season-long battle with leukemia.