Boys hoops sectional pairings are set

The IHSAA on Sunday drew sectional pairings for the 111th annual Boys Basketball State Tournament.

Sectional games are scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 2 and run through Saturday, March 6 with the regional round on March 13 and semistates on March 20. The four state championship games that make up the State Finals will take place on April 3 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Logansport heads to the Class 4A Marion Sectional, which has six teams, all from the North Central Conference. Logan (11-9) is matched up with Kokomo (6-14) in the opening round on March 2. The Berries beat the Kats 51-44 in a conference game on Jan. 8.

In Class 2A, Cass (11-9) faces Winamac (6-15) in the March 2 opener at Delphi. Carroll (19-1) is matched against Clinton Prairie (12-6) in the opening round at Fountain Central.

And in Class A, Caston (6-15) drew South Newton (4-12) and Pioneer (7-11) faces Frontier (6-9) in first-round games on March 2.

The following are complete brackets for the sectionals involving PT-area teams.

4A AT MARION

Game 1: Lafayette Jeff (19-2) vs. Marion (11-9)

G2: Logansport (11-9) vs. Kokomo (6-14)

G3: Harrison (12-9) vs. G1 winner

G4: McCutcheon (15-2) vs. G2 winner

G5: Championship

2A AT DELPHI

G1: Cass (11-9) vs. Winamac (6-14)

G2: Delphi (3-12) vs. North Newton (12-6)

G3: Rensselaer (10-9) vs. G1 winner

G4: Rochester (15-1) vs. G2 winner

G5: Championship

2A AT FOUNTAIN C.

G1: Fountain Central (9-11) vs. Seeger (6-11)

G2: Clinton Prairie (12-6) vs. Carroll (19-1)

G3: Rossville (15-5) vs. G1 winner

G4: Western Boone (4-13) vs. G2 winner

G5: Championship

1A AT TRI-COUNTY

G1: Caston (6-15) vs. South Newton (4-12)

G2: Pioneer (7-11) vs. Frontier (6-9)

G3: Tri-County (3-13) vs. G1 winner

G4: North White (12-8) vs. G2 winner

G5: Championship

Logan Soccer Club registering

Logansport Soccer Club has opened registration for its spring 2021 season. There will be recreational leagues available for players born in 2016 through 2020-21 eighth graders. Training will begin the week of March 29, and games will be on Sunday afternoons beginning April 11 and ending May 23.

The cost is $55 per player. Additional immediate family members may be registered for $40. Registration is done online at www.logansoccer.com. All families should read our COVID-19 protocols before registering. They can be found on our website and Facebook page. Registration ends Feb. 28.

Questions should be directed to Christina Albaugh at 574-721-2863 or Mauro Picardo (espanol) at 574-702-5531.

Rizzo hopes to remain with Cubs

CHICAGO — For the all of the uncertainty surrounding the future of the Chicago Cubs, Anthony Rizzo is sure of one thing.

The star slugger wants to stay put.

Rizzo said Monday he is hopeful about signing a long-term deal with the club before his contract expires at the end of the season.

“This city and everything I love about the city, I kind of wear on my sleeve,” he said. “And I still love it. I still love our team. I still love what we have going on here.”

President of baseball operations Jed Hoyer said last week he would discuss long-term contracts with Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Javier Báez during spring training.

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