Nate Champion featured on podcast

New Le Moyne men’s basketball coach Nate Champion is featured on the Create Your Shot podcast on TheUnderdogSports.com, released on Tuesday.

The podast is 62 minutes long and Champion, a Logansport native, talks about becoming a head coach at 28, coaching at his alma mater, how his interview process played out and some of the best advice he would have for young coaches.

Logan hosting youth boys basketball camp

New Logansport boys basketball coach Drew Schauss is hosting a youth camp this summer at the Berry Bowl.

The camp will be held for four days from June 24-27. Boys entering grades 1-4 will meet from 8-9 a.m.; boys entering grades 5-6 will meet from 9:15-10:15 a.m.; and boys entering grades 7-8 will meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The camp is called the 2019 Skills Academy. Cost is $30. The goal of the camp is to equip athletes with the skill and intensity level to take their games to the next level. Shooting drills, dribbling drills and other workouts will be sent home with each player at the completion of the camp to insure success for the following year.

Each session will consist of player development, speed and agility training and one skill game. Individuals will receive personal instruction from high level coaches. A maximum of 100 athletes will be allowed in each session in order to allow personal instruction and focused skill training. Sessions will last 60 minutes and will go as follows: 45 minutes of skill development (shooting, passing, ball handling and speed and agility) and 15 minutes of segmented game play/competitions. Sign up today be emailing Drew Schauss at Andrew.Schauss@bethelcollege.edu.

Inspired Bears ready for training camp

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Linebacker Roquan Smith, safety Eddie Jackson and other Chicago Bears defensive players felt ready to begin hitting last week when organized team activities ended.

A weekend around the likes of Dick Butkus, Doug Plank, Richard Dent and other Bears greats at the franchise’s 100th anniversary celebration hardly doused those flames.

They’ll have to wait six weeks, but the Bears started wrapping up offseason work on Tuesday with mandatory minicamp by saying they’re already prepared to begin making up for the way last season ended.

“That first-round game, that’s just fuel to our fire,” Jackson said after the first of three minicamp practices. “We came up short. We’re just ready to get back at it.

“You could tell everyone was here 100 percent for OTAs. So that just shows you that everyone is on board and we’re just ready to chase greatness.”

Everyone, perhaps, except the kicking candidates.

Elliott Fry, Chris Blewitt and Eddy Pineiro each missed in succession from 42 yards during Tuesday’s practice, a yard shorter than Cody Parkey missed from to end the Bears’ playoff loss to the Eagles.

“For today, we can’t have that,” coach Matt Nagy said. “We are going to figure this thing out. But 0-for-3 today, no good.”

A positive going forward is their team’s overall health. Almost every Bears player is back for the minicamp, which ends Thursday.

Injured receiver Anthony Miller (shoulder), tight end Trey Burton (hernia surgery) and rookie Emanuel Hall (hernia surgery) are out, but are all expected back for training camp.

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