Pharos-Tribune

January 15, 2014

Sports briefs for Wednesday, Jan. 15


Pharos-Tribune

---- — Marion High to honor LHS all-sports tickets

Marion High School will be honoring Logansport High School all-sports and basketball season passes at Friday’s basketball doubleheader at Bill Green Athletic Arena. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $5. Fans may enter at Doors 10, 11, 14 and 15. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

The doubleheader features Miss Basketball candidate Whitney Jennings from Logansport and Mr. Basketball candidate James Blackmon Jr. from Marion. The girls game tips off at 6:30 p.m. followed by the boys game at 8.

Schrock has career game for Manchester

NORTH MANCHESTER — Logansport High School product Jarod Schrock scored a career-high 23 points for Manchester University’s men’s basketball team in a 67-63 loss to Transylvania on Saturday.

The sophomore also grabbed four rebounds and dished three assists for the Spartans (2-11, 1-5 HCAC).

Logansport bowling club winds down season

Logansport High School’s bowling club competed at the sectional on Saturday. The lone standing bowler who survived was Shaylee Boyer, who finished as the No. 4 seed and advanced to regionals.

“We had our ups and downs on both sides, girls and boys, but at the end of the day I am so proud of them all for never quitting or giving up,” coach Al Franklin said. “We graduate one senior on the boys side this year who also finished in the top eight in the conference, Tyler Reinholt. The girls had a strong season led by Courtney Collis who finished fourth in conference in average.”

Caston High to host donkey basketball

FULTON — Caston is hosting a donkey basketball game at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the high school gym. Advance tickets are $6, and tickets at the door are $8.

Tickets can be purchased in the bookstore or at any boys or girls basketball game this Friday or Saturday.

Ex-Indy coach Caldwell is Lions’ new skipper

DETROIT (AP) — Jim Caldwell got a ringing endorsement from one of his mentors when Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew was doing his homework.

The Lions hired Caldwell on Tuesday to replace fired coach Jim Schwartz, ending a search that included a phone conversation between Mayhew and Tony Dungy.

“Martin called me and said we’re looking for a leader who can help turn our locker room into a winning one and to help us get the most out of our investment in Matthew Stafford,” Dungy recalled in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “I told Martin that Jim Caldwell is exactly what you’re looking for. He’ll lead by making people accountable and by being a role model on and off the field. And with his attention to detail and history of developing quarterbacks, Stafford is going to flourish just like Peyton Manning did with us in Indianapolis.”

Caldwell helped the Indianapolis Colts reach the Super Bowl after his debut season in 2009, but was fired two years later after a 2-14 season while Manning was injured, dropping his three-year mark to 26-22.

Caldwell was hired by Baltimore two years ago to be their quarterbacks coach and was promoted to offensive coordinator late in the 2012 season. The Ravens went on to win the last Super Bowl.