RISING SENIORS: The Indiana girls team from the NHSBCA Rising Senior Academy on July 13-15 includes (from left): front row — Josie Fisher, Homestead; Lamina Cooper, Lawrence North; Alexa Bailey, Bedford North Lawrence; Darby Maggard, Fort Wayne Canterbury; Tiara Murphy, South Bend Washington; back row — Olivia Crozier, Madison; Victoria Gaines, Merrillville; Tori Schickel, Evansville Mater Dei; Dominique McBryde, Bedford North Lawrence; Jordyn Frantz, NorthWood; Brittany Ward, Pike. (IBCA photo)
RISING SENIORS: The Indiana girls team from the NHSBCA Rising Senior Academy on July 13-15 includes (from left): front row — Josie Fisher, Homestead; Lamina Cooper, Lawrence North; Alexa Bailey, Bedford North Lawrence; Darby Maggard, Fort Wayne Canterbury; Tiara Murphy, South Bend Washington; back row — Olivia Crozier, Madison; Victoria Gaines, Merrillville; Tori Schickel, Evansville Mater Dei; Dominique McBryde, Bedford North Lawrence; Jordyn Frantz, NorthWood; Brittany Ward, Pike. (IBCA photo)
- Madison High School senior Olivia Crozier recently competed in the Rising Sun Senior Academy tournament held in Indianapolis.

The event featured the top senior players from the states of Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio and Iowa. The Indiana team went 3-1 with wins over Ohio (67-60 and 68-58) and Iowa (76-52). The one loss was to Wisconsin, 68-64.

Crozier scored nine points in the four games, getting four in the first game against Ohio, three against Wisconsin and two against Iowa. Bedford North Lawrence's Dominique McBryde led Indiana and averaged 15 points per game.



- The Madison RedHawks 8-Under baseball team traveled to Rushville this past Saturday and took home the championship.

The RedHawks went 2-0 in pool play on Saturday defeating Union County and Decatur County. They secured the No. 2 seed for Sunday's tournament and went on and won three-straight games on Sunday.

Madison defeated Seton 8U 14-0, then beat a good Greensburg team in the semifinals 11-4. The team weathered some rain delays before the championship game and then took on the host team in the championship and defeated Rush County 13-4. It was 8-4 until the RedHawks broke it open with five runs in the top of the sixth.

The team went 12-2 in June.

In addition, the Madison 11-Under Redhawks won the Rush County Little League Tournament this past weekend. The Redhawks beat Greensburg 5-4, Edgewood 5-3, Scott Co. 8-4 and Cambridge City 12-5.



 - The Madison Lady Cubs soccer team has resumed its summer conditioning program.

Any girl who will be attending Madison High School this fall who would like to be a part of the girls' soccer team is "strongly encouraged" to attend these sessions.

Parents are invited to stop by and meet the new head coach, Kevin Largent. Parents of girls who want to participate on the team but cannot attend the first session, are requested to make contact with coach Largent before that date. A more informative parent meeting will be held after school begins.

The conditioning program runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the MCHS soccer fields from 5-6:30 p.m. Girls should wear comfortable workout clothing and bring water. Soccer boots and shin guards are mandatory.  

Info on the conditioning program is available on the MCHS Athletics website under "Girls' Soccer," and on Facebook or by calling coach Largent at (812) 599-7831.



- The Madison Parks Department will have a Little League Tackle Football coaches meeting on Monday in the Brown Gym at 6 p.m.

Anyone interested in being a head coach or an assistant coach is urged to attend the meeting. Details about the upcoming season including required USA football certification will be discussed.

For more info, call Scott Davidson at (812) 265-8308 or (812) 493-9840.



- The Jefferson County Soccer Association will be having its annual MASH soccer camp at the Rucker Sports Complex from Monday through July 25 from 5-7 p.m.

The cost is $40 for any player age 5-15. A goalkeeper camp will also be offered if there is enough interest. T-shirt will be given to any participant of the camp.

Anyone interested in signing up for the MASH soccer camp can contact Brian Sachleben at (502) 310-8484 or you can show up on the first night of the camp and register. JCSA will also be accepting registrations for the Fall Soccer League during this camp.



- The Madison football program will hold a youth camp Monday through Wednesday.

The camp is for local youth in grades first through sixth and will run 6:30-8 p.m. daily. Each session is located at the Madison High School football practice field.

Cost of camp is $25 and includes a camp T-shirt. Registration forms are due by June 27, however, walk-up registrations will be taken the first day of camp.

For more info, contact Madison head coach Patric Morrison at pmorrison@madison.k12.in.us or (812) 701-2648.



- A cheer camp will be held at Carroll County High School July 28-Aug. 1.

The camp, for ages four through 8th grade, will meet 5-7 p.m. daily. The cost is $25 per camper and $10 for each additional sibling. Registration is due July 25 for a guaranteed T-shirt.

A camp showcase will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 with a $1 admission to the performance.

For more info, contact Shelly Hunt at shellyhunt88@gmail.com or (502) 525-0525.



- Southwestern Middle School soccer has resumed summer practice and conditioning from 6-8 p.m. at the Southwestern High School Soccer field.

Practice is open to all incoming sixth, seventh and eighth graders interested in playing in the upcoming 2014 season. Practices will run throughout the summer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the same time.

In addition, the first official soccer practice for the upcoming season will be held on Monday, Aug. 4. from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more info, call coach Van Green at (812) 599-1095.



- The Madison Parks Department is accepting applications for its fall flag and tackle football leagues.

Junior flag football will be available for ages four and five while regular flag league is for boys in grades kindergarten through second and girls in grades kindergarten through third.

Tackle football is for grades two through four and five through six. However, only second graders whose birthday is on or before Aug. 1 will be accepted.

Cost to play is $50 with an extra $20 charge if the application is turned in late. Applications can be found at local schools or at the park's office at Brown Gym.

Applications can be taken or mailed to the Madison Parks Department, 101 West Main Street, Madison, IN 47250. For more info, call (812) 265-8308 or (812) 493-9840.



- Hanover College's tennis program will host advanced singles and doubles strategy camps in August. The Hanover Match Play and Strategy Camps are designed for serious tournament players who are interested in competing at the collegiate level.  

The camps, directed by new Hanover head coach Ryan Miller, will feature intense drilling sessions, singles and doubles match play and a question-and-answer session addressing the transition between high school and college tennis.

The boys' camp is Saturday, Aug. 2, just prior to the start of IHSAA official team practices. The girls' camp is Saturday, Aug. 16. Camps will last from approximately 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with a break for lunch and tours of the Hanover campus.

The cost for the one-day camp will be $60, which includes instruction, match play and lunch. All athletes must complete a medical waiver prior to the start of camp. The form is available at www.hanover.edu/athletics/summercamps.

For more info, contact Miller at millerry@hanover.edu or (812) 866-7191.



- The Lide White Boys & Girls Club will hold its 30th Annual Chelsea Bass Masters Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 2 starting at 7 a.m.

The event is held on the Ohio River from Indian-Kentuck to Corn Creek. The sign-up list is currently full but potential participants may still sign-up for the waiting list and must be between 6-15 years of age. Fishing will take place from 8-11:30 a.m.



- Switzerland County High School's boys and girls basketball teams will will host the Fifth Annual Pacer Basketball Golf Scramble at The Vineyard Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 8:30 a.m.

Cost is $200 per four person team with a $20 skins option. Prizes include $500 for first place and $300 for second place. Third and fourth place will each get $100 if more than 20 teams sign up. A meal will also be provided.

For more info, call Wayne Ellegood at (812) 290-6189, Adam Dennis at (812) 599-6586 or Ashley Kitts at (812) 801-5826.