Courierarea Sports Shorts - February 5, 2014
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 10:00 AM
- Switzerland County's Brooke Todd and Austin Clark have been named the Ohio River Valley Conference basketball players of the week.
Todd, a 5-foot-7 sophomore guard, scored 57 points, had 14 steals, 12 assists and 12 rebounds in four games for the Pacers. Her biggest output came in a loss to Jac-Cen-Del where she scored a career-high 27 points, 14 in the fourth quarter.
Clark, a 6-foot-6 senior forward, had 44 points, 19 rebounds, five assists and four steals in two games for the Pacers.
- Trimble County's Michael Dunaway has been named the North Central Kentucky Conference boys basketball player of the week.
Dunaway, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, averaged 23 points and 18 rebounds last week.
- Former Madison track and field standout Wayne Sherbahn and former Trimble County standout Kelsie Courtney both competed in last weekend's Indiana Relays at Indiana University in Bloomington.
After recently running a 6.91 60-meter dash in the Wildcat Invitational at Indiana Wesleyan to qualify for the Indiana Relays, Sherbahn clocked a 6.95 Saturday to finish 18th in the event at Bloomington.
A freshman at Indiana Tech, Sherbahn also ran on Tech's 4 x 400 relay team and posted a 51.3 for his leg of the event.
Courtney, also a freshman with the University of Louisville's women's track and field team, finished eighth in the high jump at Indiana with a 1.74-meter jump (5-foot-7) to lead the Cardinals. Courtney previously had finished ninth at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a 1.64-meter jump (5-foot-4.5) last month.
- Southwestern's eighth grade boys basketball team split a pair of games over the weekend in the Van Wye Eighth Grade Basketball Tournament in Madison.
In the first game, Southwestern defeated Shawe 44-22. Aaron Jackson led the Rebels with 17 points and Caleb Harsin scored 10.
Southwestern fell to Milan 42-40. Christian Balboa scored 17 points for Southwestern and Coleman Jones had 12.
- Southwestern girls basketball sectional tickets are on sale at the high school athletic office.
The Rebels open sectional play at Milan on Friday, Feb.14 at 6 p.m. All-session tickets are $10 and individual session tickets are $6. Tickets will be on sale each day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more info, call Southwestern athletic director Tom Scroggins at (812) 866-6243.
- Southwestern will honor its first ever boys basketball team between the boy's junior varsity and varsity games with South Ripley on Saturday night.
Players from the Rebels' golden anniversary team of the 1960-61 season along with the cheerleaders from that season will be admitted free and recognized. Free admission also will be granted to any member of that graduating class.
Jayvee game starts at 6 p.m.
- The Jefferson County Futbol Club is now holding sign-ups through Feb. 12 for its spring sessions.
The Club is open to all players and coaches from U-8 to U-18 within Jefferson and surrounding counties. Players will be exposed to some of the best training, playing (indoor and outdoor soccer), and coaching.
Contact Jeff Gleeson at (812) 274-4230, (812) 701-5484, (812) 273-4949 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
- The 2014 Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest has been rescheduled for Saturday at Shawe Memorial High School.
Open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 as of Jan. 1, doors will open at 8:30 a.m. with the competition starting at 9 a.m. and the event is free.
For more info, call Pat Berry at (812) 273-6607.
- The Madison-Shawe boys basketball matchup at Connor K. Salm Gymnasium on Saturday will serve as a "Red Out" game to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke.
Students and fans are encouraged to participate by wearing red "GET FIRED UP" T-shirts, which are available for a $10 donation to the American Heart Association. The shirts will be available at the high school throughout Heart Week leading up to the game and at the game.
All money raised by the "RED OUT" will support the American Heart Association's mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in Jefferson County.