HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCOREBOARD-NCC/AREA
McCutcheon 4 Harrison 0
McCutcheon 9 Harrison 0
Lafayette Jeff 13 Benton Central 3
Yorktown 8 Hagerstown 5…TIGERS: Kayne Ervin 2-4 2-4…Xavier Mathews 2-4
Wes-Del 11 Union City 2…INDIANS: Camden LaFuze 2-4 2RBI…Eric Terriquez 2-3
Knightstown 9 Shelbyville 8…PANTHERS: Scored 6 runs in the sixth inning… Gunnar Hannis 2-4 RBI…Brayden McDaniel 2-3 2RBI 2R…Ben Newby 1-3 2RBI 2R…Brock Loveall 2-3
Whiteland 11 New Palestine 10
Batesville 6 Franklin County 5
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL SCOREBOARD-NCC/AREA
Richmond 4 Wapahani 3…RICHMOND: Lauralei Depew 14K’s
Lafayette Jeff 7 Lafayette Central Catholic 2
Yorktown 21 Muncie Central 1
Noblesville 5 Harrison 3
Pendleton 18 Anderson 3
Kokomo 12 Cathedral 11
Cowan 12 Lincoln 9…GOLDEN EAGLES: Kaylee Gabbard 3-4 RBI…Kaleigh Lamb 2RBI…Maddie Bogue 3-4 RBI…PITCHING: Jaela Patton 7K’s
Union County 6 Knightstown 0
Lapel 17 Hagerstown 2…TIGERS: Hannah Pyle 1-3 RBI…Marissa Slagle 2-2 RBI
East Central 15 Franklin County 3
Wes Del 14 Union City 0…INDIANS held to just 2 hits
Blackford 14 Blue River 0
Mt. Vernon 19 New Castle 3
Shelbyville 14 Greenwood 4
Connersville 10 Batesville 0
Greenfield Central 17 Delta 5
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS
Union City 3 Union County 2
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL TRACK
Centerville 95 Tri 28
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL TRACK
Centerville 58 Connersville 42
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Seattle 4 LA Dodgers 3
Boston 11 Chicago White Sox 4
Tampa Bay 4 Kansas City 1
Texas 6 LA Angels 4
Minnesota at Oakland postponed
St. Louis 12 Washington 5
San Francisco 2 Philadelphia 0
Milwaukee 3 San Diego 1
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Detroit 109 Cleveland 105
Chicago 102 Boston 96
Golden State 107 Philadelphia 96
San Antonio 109. Indiana 94
Miami 113 Houston 91
Phoenix 128 Milwaukee 127 OT
Washington 119 Oklahoma City 107
Denver 139 Memphis 137 2OT…..DESMOND BANE 3PTS, 2REB, 1ASST
Utah 111 LA Lakers 97
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Tampa Bay 3 Carolina 2
Florida 4 Columbus 2
Dallas 3 Detroit 2
Nashville 5 Chicago 3
Minnesota 5 Arizona 2
Ottawa 4 Calgary 2
Edmonton 4 Montréal 1
Toronto at Vancouver postponed
Vegas 3 San Jose 2
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INDIANA BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-STARS
Shamar Avance, Lawrence North…17.3 points and 4.3 assists, along with 3.6 rebounds per game. He shot 48.7 % from the field, 32.5 % from the 3-point line and 74.1 % from the free-throw line.
Brooks Barnhizer, Lafayette Jeff… 32.7 points, 11.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 3.8 steals and 2.6 blocked shots per game, shot 56.8 % from the field, 39.9 % from the 3-point line and 80.4 % from the free-throw line. (NORTHWESTERN)
Jalen Blackmon, Marion…33.5 points, 3.6 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game shot 51.4 % from the field, 39.9 % from the 3-point line and 80.7 % from the free-throw line. (GRAND CANYON)
Luke Brown, Blackford….31.7 points, 5.4 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game as a senior, shooting 54.2 % from the field, 44.8 % from the 3-point line and 92.3 % from the free-throw line. (STETSON)
Caleb Furst, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian….21.4 points, 14.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.2 blocked shots, shot 64 % from the field (PURDUE)
Luke Goode, Homestead…19.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.2 steals per game for the Spartans. He shot 40.4 % from the 3-point line. (ILLINOIS)
Kooper Jacobi, Silver Creek….21.2 points, 11.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, He shot 57.5 % from the field and 41 % from the 3-point line (TOLEDO)
Trey Kaufman-Renn, Silver Creek…24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.9 blocked shots, shot 57.3 % from the field (PURDUE)
J.R. Konieczny, South Bend St. Joseph…28.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.4 steals per game, He shot 56.1 % from the field and 34.9 % from the 3-point line. (NOTRE DAME)
Blake Sisley, Heritage Hills…22.6 points and 7.3 rebounds, shot 54.6 % from the field as a senior and 36.9 % from the 3-point line. (EVANSVILLE)
Jayden Taylor, Perry Meridian…25.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game, shot 50.3 % from the field, 37.6 % from the 3-point line and 78.5% from the free-throw line. (BUTLER)
Pierce Thomas, Brownsburg…21.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game, shot 38.4 % from the 3-point line (BUTLER)
Brian Waddell, Carmel….15.8 points, 6.3 rebounds per game, 40.5 % from the 3-point line and 85.5 % from the free-throw line.
Blake Wesley, South Bend Riley….27.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.1 assists per game. (NOTRE DAME)
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL POLLS
1)COLUMBUS NORTH H.S. 11-0 (156)
2)WESTFIELD H.S. 8-0 (138)
3)EVANS. NORTH H.S. 10-1 (112)
4)INDPLS CATHEDRAL H.S. 8-1 (106)
5)CENTER GROVE H.S. 8-1 (102)
6)CASTLE H.S. 8-0 (64)
7)HOMESTEAD H.S. 8-3 (38)
8)ZIONSVILLE H.S. 7-3 (36)
9)HOBART H.S 8-2 (26)
9)CARMEL H.S. 7-1 (26)
Andrean H.S., Bedford N.L. H.S., Brownsburg H.S., Carroll (Fort Wayne H.S., Crown Point H.S., Floyd Central H.S., Laporte H.S., McCutcheon H.S., New Albany H.S., Roncalli H.S.
1)LEBANON H.S. 5-1 (126)
2)WEST VIGO H.S. 7-2 (124)
3)HANOVER CENTRAL H.S. 9-1 (110)
4)SILVER CREEK H.S. 3-2 (78)
4)WESTERN H.S. 6-3 (78)
6)PERU H.S. 9-0 (68)
7)FRANKLIN COUNTY H.S. 7-2 (62)
8)EVANS. MEMORIAL H.S. 5-3 (48)
9)LEO H.S. 6-1 (46)
10)MADISON H.S. 11-2 (40)
Danville H.S., Edgewood H.S., Glenn H.S. (John Glenn), Greencastle H.S., Indpls Chatard H.S., Mishawaka Marian H.S., Mitchell H.S., Northwood H.S., Norwell H.S., Scottsburg H.S, South Bend Clay H.S., South Bend St.Joe H.S., Southridge H.S., Vincennes Lincoln H.S.
1)MONROE CENTRAL H.S. 9-0 (140)
2)WAPAHANI H.S. 8-1 (120)
3)LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC H.S. 8-2 (116)
4)CASCADE H.S. 8-1 (100)
5)CLINTON PRAIRIE H.S. 6-1 (70)
6)SOUTH ADAMS H.S. 7-2 (44)
7)EASTERN (GREENTOWN) H.S. 6-1 (30)
8)CENTERVILLE H.S. 6-2 (24)
9)UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL 5-3 (22)
10)FOREST PARK H.S. 4-4 (20)
Adams Central H.S., Carroll(Flora) H.S., Delphi H.S., Eastside H.S., Indpls Scecina H.S., North Posey H.S., Seeger H.S., South Ripley H.S., South Spencer H.S., Southwestern H.S. (Hanover)
1)OLDENBURG ACADEMY 6-2 (146)
2)SOUTHWESTERN H.S.(SHELBYVILLE) 6-1 (126)
3)KOUTS H.S. 5-1 (98)
4)RIVERTON PARKE H.S. 6-4 (96)
5)ROSSVILLE H.S. 5-2 (66)
5)FREMONT H.S. 4-2 (66)
7)DALEVILLE H.S. 2-3 (56)
8)SHAKAMAK H.S. 2-3 (40)
9)WES-DEL H.S. 5-2 (36)
10)BORDEN H.S. 5-2 (22)
Barr-Reeve H.S., Bloomfield H.S., Clinton Central H.S., F.W. Blackhawk Christian H.S., F.W. Canterbury H.S., Loogootee H.S., North Daviess H.S., Northeast Dubois H.S., Southwood H.S., Tecumseh H.S., Trinity Lutheran H.S., Washington Twp. H.S.
INDIANA SCHOOL SOFTBALL POLLS
1 Indianapolis Roncalli
2 Lake Central
3 Crown Point.
5 New Palestine
6 Center Grove
7 Bedford North Lawrence
8 Decatur Central
2 Guerin Catholic
3 Benton Central
6 Kankakee Valley
2 Union County
3 Boone Grove
4 Alexandria – Monroe
5 North Posey
6 Eastern Hancock
8 Eastern – Greentown
10. Evansville Matre Dei
5 Clay City
6 West Central
9 South-Central – Union Mills
10 North Miami
COLLEGE BASEBALL POLL
4 Mississippi State
5 Texas Tech
9 East Carolina
10 Notre Dame
11 South Carolina
12 Ole Miss
14 Louisiana Tech
20 Old Dominion
21 Indiana State
22 Virginia Tech
24 Oklahoma State
25 Florida State
White’s fast start helps lead San Antonio past Pacers 109-94
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Derrick White and Jakob Poeltl took advantage of their early mismatches by delivering a quick knockout punch and leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 109-94 victory over short-handed Indiana on Monday night.
White scored 16 of his 25 points in the first quarter, while Poeltl finished with 16 points and seven rebounds in the Spurs’ second straight win.
“I think we were aggressive and decisive on offense,” Poeltl said. “We didn’t hesitate, we just kind of went for it. I thought our defense was really good against Phoenix as well and that’s just what fueled us. We’re playing with more energy now and it’s showing up in games.”
It certainly did against the short-handed Pacers.
Malcolm Brogdon and Caris LeVert each scored 18 to lead Indiana, which has lost three in a row. But this time, the Pacers were without two-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis (sore lower back) and defensive player of the year candidate Myles Turner (right foot) as well as T.J. Warren, who will miss the rest of the season with a stress fracture in his left foot. Turner’s replacement, Goga Bitadze, also didn’t finish the game because of a sprained left ankle.
“It’s a challenge,” Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren said. “Goga we wound up playing him a lot more but he sprained his ankle in the first and you could see he was having a hard time getting up and down the floor, so I had to take him out.”
Without the Pacers missing so many key players, White and Poeltl made sure Indiana never had a chance.
White’s 3-pointer capped a 15-4 run to close the first quarter, which gave the Spurs a 36-21 lead they never surrendered. LeVert scored six straight late in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 47-38. But San Antonio still led 55-44 at halftime and sealed the victory by extending the lead to 21 in the third quarter.
The game was marred by a fourth-quarter shoving match that resulted in technical fouls on the two instigators – Indiana’s JaKarr Sampson and Patty Mills – as well as Spurs forward Rudy Gay. Sampson was ejected following the brief fracas.
“No,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said when asked if he could recall any time when Mills got involved in a similar scenario. “He’s too sweet, too nice a guy. He’s not looking for a fight.”
Curry hits 10 3s, scores 49 in Warriors’ win in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Stephen Curry stripped off his No. 30 jersey and handed stuffed duffle bags full of memorabilia to a Delaware state trooper who stopped in full uniform to shoot hoops on the playground with neighborhood kids.
“That’s Curry! That’s Curry!” one kid yelled after Joshua Morris shot a long 3.
Curry put on a 3-point spectacle in Philly worthy of the trooper’s own effort.
Curry hit 10 3-pointers and scored 49 points to extend his sizzling stretch, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 107-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
Morris later gifted the kid on the video – he called him his “hype man” – a pair of Curry’s basketball sneakers. The video caught Curry’s attention and he invited Morris and guests to the game. Curry posed for pictures after the game and walked back to the locker room without a shirt.
“He’s an amazing story … with the little kid that was hyping him up,” Curry said. “I had to show him some love. The love he showed the young man and just the foundation of impact that he shared. It’s pretty impressive.”
Curry wasn’t so bad himself.
Curry’s 3 that tied the game at 86-all gave him 11 straight games with 30 or more points, topping Kobe Bryant for the most by any player 33 or older. Curry, who turned 33 last month, also has the longest 30-point game streak by a Warriors player since Wilt Chamberlain in 1964.
Curry had his fifth 40-point game in April and topped Bryant and Michael Jordan for most 40-point games in a month by a player 33 or older.
He buried 3s late in the fourth to whisk the Warriors past the top team in the Eastern Conference. Joel Embiid, who scored 28 for the 76ers, threw the ball away late and Andrew Wiggins scored on the other end to put away the game.
The Sixers played without All-Star Ben Simmons (illness) and starting forward Tobias Harris (20.5 points; sore right knee).
The Curry brothers went head-to-head – yes, in the City of Brotherly Love – in a spirited showdown from the opening minutes when Seth buried a 3 over his sibling. Steph answered with a tough 3 at the end of the first quarter and had 20 points at the half.
Even for Curry, his recent stretch of sensational shooting ranked among the best of his career. He averaged 43.8 points (.573 FG%, .545 3P%, .906 FT%), 5.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists in four games last week. Curry even shook off an injured left ankle that he turned in Saturday’s game against Boston to torch the 76ers.
Jokic’s 47 leads Nuggets over Grizzlies 139-137 in 2 OTs
DENVER (AP) Nikola Jokic scored 47 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer late in the second overtime, and the Denver Nuggets rallied to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 139-137 on Monday night.
Jokic added 15 rebounds and eight assists, Will Barton scored 28 and Michael Porter Jr. 21 for the shorthanded Nuggets. Denver played without its top two point guards — Jamal Murray, who has a torn ACL in his left knee and Monte Morris.
Jokic burnished his MVP credentials by carrying the Nuggets to their third straight win since Murray went down.
“Life is about a bunch of little moments and I think Nikola’s got around 56 little moments this year where he’s shown he’s the MVP,” Denver coach Michael Malone said. “Tonight was a character win.”
Morris recently missed 11 games with a left quad injury but returned April 4 and played eight games. He hurt his left hamstring in Friday night’s win at Houston and will likely miss multiple games, Malone said before the game against the Grizzlies.
Memphis was without Dillon Brooks due to left thigh soreness and Jonas Valanciunas, who suffered a concussion Saturday night.
Ja Morant had 36 points and 12 assists, De’Anthony Melton had 25 points off the bench and Grayson Allen added 24 points for Memphis. The Grizzlies lost for just the second time in their last eight road games.
“We had our chances, we just got to be better,” Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins said. “They made some great plays.”
Morant gave the Grizzlies the lead in the second overtime with a 3-pointer and Kyle Anderson hit two free throws to make it 132-129. Porter tied it with a 3-pointer and then Jokic’s shot from the top of the circle gave Denver a 137-134 lead with 42 seconds left.
Allen missed at the other end and P.J. Dozier iced it with two free throws.
Jokic notched his 51st double-double of the season and just missed his 16th triple-double.
Suns edge Bucks 128-127 after foul in final second of OT
MILWAUKEE (AP) Devin Booker said he knew he’d been fouled as he put up a shot in the final second of overtime. His coach agreed.
“I heard the slap,” Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams said. “I was just concerned as to when it happened. I wanted to make sure it happened before the buzzer went off.”
It did – barely.
Officials determined P.J. Tucker fouled Booker before time expired and put 0.3 seconds on the clock. Booker made the first of two free throws amid a chorus of boos from the Milwaukee crowd to give the Suns a 128-127 overtime victory over the Bucks on Monday night.
“I don’t think anybody was arguing that it was a foul or not,” Booker said. “I think they were seeing if the foul happened before or after the horn. It was a smack across the wrist that was very loud. The ref made the right call.”
That final sequence took place after Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton had tied the game on a 3-pointer with 22.1 seconds left.
Jae Crowder inbounded a pass to Booker, who attempted to get free for a shot while getting hounded by Jrue Holiday.
Holiday reached his left arm out at one point, and Tucker converged and had his right arm near Booker just as the Suns guard shot from in front of Phoenix’s bench. Officials determined Tucker’s right arm hit Booker’s left elbow.
“It is what it is,” said Tucker, whose tying 3-pointer with 1:17 left had helped the Bucks erase an early six-point overtime deficit. “They made the call. I think in that situation, that’s a tough call to make. Tie game. Overtime.”
Booker made the first free throw for his 24th point. He missed the second attempt, and the buzzer went off before the Bucks could put up any kind of shot.
The free throw capped a wild game that featured 24 lead changes and 16 ties. There were 20 lead changes in the first half alone.
Phoenix rallied to take the lead after trailing by seven with 4 1/2 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Middleton made a go-ahead 3-pointer and Booker made a tying jumper in the final minute of regulation.
“It was everything that the playoffs are,” Williams said. “Emotion. Physical. Players making plays. Late-game situations. It was all of that.”
Vucevic scores 29, Bulls snap Celtics’ 6-game streak, 102-96
BOSTON (AP) The Bulls have a difficult road to travel if they want to secure a spot in the playoffs.
But they feel like replicating their defensive effort from the past two games might be the thing that helps them get there.
Nikola Vucevic had 29 points and nine rebounds, and the Chicago held off the Boston Celtics 102-96 on Monday night.
Coby White added 19 points and seven assists to help the Bulls snap Boston’s season-high six-game winning streak. Chicago has won its last two since a five-game skid to nudge in front of Toronto for 10th place in the Eastern Conference standings. Both wins have come without guard Zach LaVine, who remained in the health and safety protocols for the third straight game.
“We’re in a fight for our lives,” said Bulls guard Garrett Temple. “Every detail, every play matters. Guys are playing really hard, and I like that.”
What coach Billy Donovan liked best is how his team is competing on the defensive end, holding each of its last two opponents under 100 points.
“We shot the ball really poorly in the first half. But of defense kept us in it,” Donovan said. “Once the ball started going in the basket, it was nice to see us maintain that defensive intensity, really the entire game.”
Boston led by 12 in second quarter but struggled to execute down the stretch and finished with 17 turnovers.
“It was pretty consistent, the turnovers,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “I go back to their length, their physicality. We tried to draw some fouls in there, but to their credit they played physical. They played solid.”
Jaylen Brown had 23 points. Jayson Tatum posted the first triple-double of his career with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. But he was just 3-of-17 from field.
“It was a tough night,” Tatum said.
Jazz avenge loss with 111-97 win over Lakers in rematch
LOS ANGELES (AP) Jordan Clarkson scored 22 points, Joe Ingles added 21 with five 3-pointers and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-97 Monday night, splitting their series with the defending NBA champs.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points as NBA-leading Utah avenged the Lakers’ 127-115 overtime victory on Saturday night. The Jazz rested Rudy Gobert, Mike Conley Jr. and Derrick Favors in the first game on the second night of a back-to-back set, but all three returned for the rematch at Staples Center.
“We still have a lot of work to do, but I think we can compete with any team in this league,” Favors said. “I think we’re going to see this team again down the road, so we just wanted to do the things we needed to get a win.”
Leading scorer Donovan Mitchell is still out for Utah, while LeBron James and Anthony Davis are still out for Los Angeles.
Talen Horton-Tucker scored a career-high 24 points for the Lakers, who dropped to 7-9 without both of their superstars and 14-16 since Davis went down on Valentine’s Day.
“These guys are as good as anyone in the league with the read-drive offense,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said of the Jazz. “They’re patient. They look for great shots at the rim or great shots at the perimeter. If they don’t have it, they work the possession until they get it. That’s why their record is what it is, and obviously we weren’t good enough tonight.”
Kyle Kuzma scored all of his 17 points in the first three quarters for Los Angeles, and Dennis Schroder had 15 points and six assists. The Lakers have alternated wins and losses for 12 consecutive games since March 28.
“I think we kind of gave in a little bit,” Kuzma said. “On the offensive end, shots really didn’t fall, and a couple of bad possessions led to a lack of effort on the defensive end – guys getting open 3s, Rudy getting a couple of dunks, guys getting downhill a little bit easier.”
Beal, Bertans lift Wizards past Thunder for 5th straight win
WASHINGTON (AP) Bradley Beal scored 30 points, Davis Bertans made six 3-pointers in his return from paternity leave, and the Washington Wizards beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-107 on Monday night.
Bertans, who missed the previous two games while his wife gave birth to a son, finished with 21 points while making half of his dozen 3-point attempts. The Wizards have won five straight, matching a season high, and seven of eight to claw back into playoff contention in the Eastern Conference.
“It’s a great feeling of knowing we’re figuring it out, guys are growing and guys are starting to really play top-level basketball,” Beal said. “It definitely sucks that it kind of happens sort of at the end of the year.”
Russell Westbrook had 13 points, 17 assists and 11 rebounds for Washington. His 26th triple-double this season was only in doubt because of his dreadful shooting; Westbrook missed nine straight shots in the second half before a 3-pointer that gave the Wizards a nine-point lead with 3:47 left. He has 172 triple-doubles, closing in on Oscar Robertson’s record of 181.
“He had 17 assists tonight on a night I thought we did a good job on him. Great player,” Thunder coach Mark Daigneault said.
Darius Bazley scored a career-high 26 points for Oklahoma City, which extended its season-worst skid to 11 games. The Thunder have lost 14 of 15 since leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was sidelined with a foot injury last month. Oklahoma City was even more undermanned without Lu Dort, who sat after scoring 29 points Sunday night against Toronto.
“Tonight was tremendous progress for us. That was tough travel. We got in late,” Daigneault said. “We were without Lu obviously, and (Isaiah) Roby, and these guys played. They really played tonight. The second quarter on, we really competed.”
Bazley drew the primary defensive assignment on Westbrook.
“Just trying to stand my ground and keep him out of the paint,” the second-year player said. “I don’t think I did too bad, but we still lost.”
Celtics’ Stevens denies he was offered Hoosiers job
BOSTON (AP) Brad Stevens says he wasn’t close to leaving the Boston Celtics for the coaching job at Indiana University.
In fact, he says he never received an offer.
“I was never offered a package. That’s all news to me. Secondly, I wasn’t going to leave anyways,” Stevens said before Boston hosted Chicago on Monday. “I was never offered that. I don’t know where that came from.”
ESPN reported earlier this week that Indiana was prepared to offer the 44-year-old Stevens a seven-year contract worth $70 million. A native of Indiana who took Butler to back-to-back NCAA championship game appearances in 2010 and 2011, Stevens was a top candidate for the Hoosiers job after Archie Miller was fired last month. Former NBA coach Mike Woodson was hired on March 28.
“This place has been so good to our family, so good to me, and we owe them – especially in the middle of a very trying time and a very trying season,” Stevens said.
He said whether it was an open college or another NBA job, he believes he owes it to those who hired him in 2013 to be the Celtics coach “to stay the course.”
“I don’t know how long I’m going to coach. I don’t know how long I’m going to coach in the NBA. I don’t know how long they’ll want me to coach in the NBA,” Stevens said. “I am thrilled to be the Celtics head coach and it is a great challenge and a great responsibility.”
Stevens is 349-272 in his eighth season with the Celtics. He’s taken Boston to the playoffs in six of those seasons, taking it to the Eastern Conference finals three times. He has a 37-36 overall record in the postseason.
The Celtics entered Monday 31-26 and tied with Atlanta for the fourth-best record in the East.
Arrest warrant issued in Louisiana for Seahawks’ Aldon Smith
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) A sheriff’s office in Louisiana has issued an arrest warrant for Seattle Seahawks defensive end Aldon Smith.
St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s deputies responding to a call for medical assistance in Meraux on Saturday evening found a man who said he had been assaulted by an acquaintance outside a business in Chalmette, Sheriff James Pohlmann said Monday in a post on the agency’s Facebook page. Detectives identified the suspect as Smith, 31, and took out a warrant for second-degree battery.
“We are aware of the reports regarding Aldon Smith. Aldon notified us and we are gathering more information. We have no further comment at this time,” the Seahawks said in a statement.
The incident in Louisiana took place just two days after Smith signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks.
Smith’s off-field troubles are lengthy and include four full seasons out of the league due to suspensions. Smith was reinstated by the NFL last spring after signing a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys. He had not played in the NFL since 2015.
Smith appeared in 16 games last season for Dallas and had 48 tackles and five sacks.
He attended the University of Missouri and was drafted seventh overall by San Francisco in 2011, recording 14 sacks as a rookie. He was an All-Pro in 2012 when he had 19 1/2 sacks and the 49ers reached the Super Bowl. He had 44 sacks in 50 games during his first four NFL seasons in San Francisco.
Smith had several legal issues as a player with San Francisco and Oakland. He was first suspended with the 49ers in 2014 before receiving a one-year ban in November 2015 with the Raiders. Smith applied for reinstatement to the NFL in 2016, but that decision was initially deferred.
Oakland retained Smith’s contractual rights before releasing him in 2018 after San Francisco police issued a warrant for his arrest in a domestic violence case.
Brady expects to be ready for minicamp after knee surgery
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tom Brady is recovering from offseason knee surgery and expects to be ready for June minicamp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Speaking at a fundraiser for Bucs coach Bruce Arians’ foundation, the 43-year-old quarterback joked that he didn’t know “if I can go this week.” He then added he is aiming to be back on the field relatively soon for the Super Bowl champions.
“I feel pretty good and I push myself pretty hard. … We we will see how things play out,” he said. “It is a long time between now and the beginning of the season. Just be smart about all these different things we have to do and fulfill. We all take a lot of pride in being ready to go and I am sure we will be.”
ESPN first reported Brady’s comments at Sunday night’s event.
“It’s good progress,” Brady said. “It’s rehab. None of that is fun, but looking forward to getting back to real training and stuff, which is hopefully here pretty soon.
“I’m cool with it. It’s just part of what you deal with. Things come up. You deal with them the best way you can, with the best opportunity to improve. I’m definitely feeling a lot better than I did six or seven weeks ago.”
Bucs players, along with those from more than half the league’s teams, have said they will not attend voluntary offseason workouts, which could begin Monday. Minicamps are mandatory for players fit to participate.
Brady signed with Tampa Bay in free agency in March 2020 after 20 seasons with the New England Patriots.
When offseason conditioning programs were put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic last spring, Brady and several new teammates gathered for informal workouts in preparation for his first training camp with the Bucs.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion is looking forward to getting back to work as soon as possible. Arians has said the quarterback’s recovery is progressing well and there’s a chance Brady could be ready to participate in minicamp if the Bucs have one.
“We’ve got a lot of hard-working guys. Guys will be very anxious to get together and get to work,” Brady said.
“As soon as I’m ready to go out and throw, that’ll be really important for me. That’s always been a part of my preparation, actually doing what my job is,” he added. “I try to teach the younger players it doesn’t matter going in and doing pullups, doing cross-fit games and scaling walls. What matters is being a good football player. And that’s doing your job and whatever that entails for you.”
Brady threw for 4,633 yards, 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in his first year with the Bucs, who finished on an eight-game winning streak that included three straight playoff road wins and a victory in the Super Bowl, which was played in the team’s home stadium.
He threw for 1,061 yards, 10 TDs and three interceptions during the postseason run.
Alex Smith retires after comeback from gruesome leg injury
(AP) — Alex Smith retired Monday after making an improbable comeback from a gruesome broken leg, saying he’s ready to leave the NFL but believing he’s still able to play quarterback.
Smith made the announcement on Instagram a few weeks shy of his 37th birthday, hoping to enjoy more time with his family.
“I want to say thank you for believing in me, and thank you for helping me believe in myself – and in the impossible,” Smith said. “Because even though I’ve got plenty of snaps left in me, after 16 years of giving this game everything I’ve got, I can’t wait to see what else is possible.”
Smith earned AP Comeback Player of the Year honors for getting back on the field last season, two years removed from an injury that required 17 operations. After breaking his right tibia and fibula in a game Nov. 18, 2018, against Houston, he said he wondered if he’d be able to take walks with his wife or play with his kids in the yard – let alone play in the NFL again.
He was hospitalized for almost a month and survived a life-threatening infection in addition to the operations. Smith spent the next year and a half rehabbing and was back at practice when Washington assembled for training camp last summer.
Smith’s first game action since the injury came Oct. 11 when Kyle Allen was injured, and he made his first start at Detroit on Nov. 15. He went 5-1 as the starter, including a victory at Philadelphia in Week 17 on a strained right calf that clinched the NFC East title for Washington.
“He accomplished the greatest comeback in professional sports history and was a huge part of our team’s success this past season,” owners Dan and Tanya Snyder said in a statement. “We witnessed every step of Alex’s comeback, and he personifies perseverance, strength and the will to never give up.”
The injury prevented Smith from playing against Tampa Bay in the wild-card round the next week, which Taylor Heinicke started and impressed enough to earn another contract.
Smith told GQ earlier this year that the organization didn’t expect him to play again. Coach Ron Rivera agreed with those comments, noting he was worried about Smith’s health.
“The biggest thing he and I talked about, really, was that there was really no roadmap to get us to where we were,” Rivera said last month. “He worked his butt off to put himself in a position to come back and play. … It was always in the back of my head: `What if he gets hurt again? What if he hurts that leg, that specific leg?’ I don’t want to be the guy that put him back on the field to let him get hurt again.”
Washington released Smith in March and signed veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Smith initially expressed his intent to keep playing but went unsigned more than a month into free agency.
“I’m going to take a little time to enjoy a few of those walks with my wife, and my kids have no idea what’s coming for them in the backyard,” he said.
A self-professed “skinny, no-name recruit,” Smith was the No. 1 overall pick in 2005 and played 14 seasons for San Francisco, Kansas City and Washington. He threw for 35,650 yards and 199 touchdowns in 174 regular-season games and played in seven playoff games.
Super Bowl winner and 2018 MVP Patrick Mahomes said Smith “really helped me be the quarterback I am today.” Kansas City coach Andy Reid called Smith one of his all-time favorite players.
“Football wouldn’t let me give up because, no, this isn’t just a game,” Smith said. “It’s about how hard and how far you can push yourself. It’s about the bond between those 53 guys in the locker room and everybody else in the organization. It’s about fully committing yourself to something bigger.”
Indiana lands 4-Star Guard from Texas
Monday was a huge day for Indiana men’s basketball Coach Mike Woodson. Four-star shooting guard Tamar Bates announced via social media he will be attending Indiana.
“The things that are important to me and my family, they just checked all those boxes,” Bates told IndyStar on Monday. “In the time I had, I built a really good relationship with the entire staff, especially coach Woodson. We just built a really good relationship.
“I saw that the entire coaching staff was excited about potentially getting me there. It wasn’t just like one assistant and the head coach. It was the entire staff.”
Bates, a one-time Texas recruit, chose Indiana over Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Marquette, Illinois and Oregon.
Bates said Coach Woodson’s passion helped seal the deal.. “Knowing he went there, he’s going to put his heart out on the line for the team and the program. He just wants to bring Indiana basketball to where it’s supposed to be,” Bates said. “He needs good players to do that, and they already have a good team there. Me just coming in with that mindset of wanting to win and win at a high level, me and those guys would get along.”
“I think we’ve got a chance to do something really special in Bloomington,” Bates said. “(Woodson) is a great guy. He’s put together a great staff. I feel comfortable with the decision I made.”
Top recruit Chet Holmgren headed to Gonzaga
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Chet Holmgren is heading to Gonzaga.
The nation’s No. 1 overall recruit announced Monday on ESPN that he will play what will likely be his only college season with the Bulldogs.
Holmgren had also been considering Ohio State, Michigan, North Carolina, Minnesota, Memphis and Georgetown.
“It was their consistent approach, how versatile they are on the court and their offensive style,” Holmgren said. “They take their talent and tweak their system based on their personnel. They know how to put it all together.”
Holmgren combines the skills of a guard with a 7-foot-1 frame and has been projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft.
As a senior at Minnehaha Academy in Minnesota, Holmgren averaged 20.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.7 blocks, shooting 80% from the field.
He is following in the footsteps of Jalen Suggs, a close friend who is also from Minnesota.
Suggs had a stellar freshman season, capped off by hitting one of the most memorable shots in Final Four history, a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that sent Gonzaga into the national championship game. The Zags lost to Baylor in the title game.
Suggs is leaving for the NBA, but Gonzaga still should have a stacked roster next season.
MLB’s Indians to boost attendance to 40% in May
The Cleveland Indians plan to increase attendance at upcoming games at Progressive Field from 30% to 40%.
The team said Monday that change will take effect on May 7, when the Indians host the Cincinnati Reds.
The Indians are following Ohio Department of Health guidelines and reviewing capacity limits on a month-to-month basis. Fans are required to wear masks while in the ballpark – unless they are actively eating or drinking – and encouraged to abide by other health and safety protocols.
Cleveland begins its longest homestand of the season on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox before hosting the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins.
2021 NFL DRAFT PLAYER PROFILE: LB JEREMIAH OWUSU-KORAMOAH (NOTRE DAME)
Owusu-Koramoah (pronounced oh-WOO-sue COR-ah-MO-uh) chose to accept a football scholarship after also starring in basketball during his stellar career at Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia. He played in two games for the Irish as a redshirt freshman (no statistics) before getting the starting job in 2019. Owusu-Koramoah led Notre Dame with 13.5 tackles for loss and tied for the team lead with 80 tackles and 5.5 sacks while posting four pass breakups and two forced fumbles in 13 games. He finished the year on a strong note with three sacks in the Camping World Bowl against Iowa State. “JOK” made national headlines with his play as a junior, winning the Butkus Award as the country’s top linebacker (also a finalist for the Bednarik Award and Nagurski Trophy) and being named a first-team Associated Press All-American and ACC Defensive Player of the Year. The first-team all-conference selection led the Irish with 11 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles, while also recording 62 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, one interception and three pass breakups in 12 starts.
It’s hard to see Owusu-Koramoah’s explosive traits, versatility and playmaking ability on display and not get excited about what is to come. Concerns will be raised about his lack of size and occasional lapses in fundamentals, but neither should detract from his rare potential as a game-changing talent. Not only is he fast to range and help control the outside running game, but he has an instant downhill trigger paired with a willingness to take chances, which should lead to big plays near and behind the line of scrimmage. He has the athletic ability to handle man-cover duties on a variety of positions and his rush potential as a wild-card blitzer bolsters his value. There is still a need to harness and control his energetic playing style and his field discipline is still a work in progress. However, his athletic traits, versatility and playmaking demeanor give him a chance to become the most impactful defender in this draft.
- Rare level of explosiveness, speed and agility.
- Moves around the field like a loose-hipped running back.
- Plays both fast and physical.
- Sudden lateral movements to slip blocks and find his meal.
- Speed allows him to play past climbing blocks.
- Range to challenge outside runs and perimeter throws is elite.
- Fluid change of direction in pursuit while maintaining speed.
- Hunts the football with extreme aggression and turned-up motor.
- Run-through hitter with no brakes into contact.
- Forced five fumbles and recovered four over last two years.
- Twitchy trigger rockets him downhill to attack behind the line.
- Traits to succeed as high-impact blitzer.
- Heat-seeking missile once he’s inside the pocket.
- Can cover tight ends, running backs and some slot receivers.
- Body type is caught between safety and linebacker.
- Doesn’t play with linebacker fundamentals yet.
- Inconsistent instincts to dissect what offense is doing.
- Taking on blocks can be a chore for him.
- Combustible energy causes mistakes in pursuit and tackling.
- Gets in too much of a hurry diving downhill.
- Flow to football lacks proper leverage and consistent angles.
- Will bypass wrap-up tackle for the big hit.
2021 NFL DRAFT PLAYER PROFILE: OT PENEI SEWELL (OREGON)
Penei (pronounced peh-NAY) Sewell grew up in American Samoa, but his family moved to Utah when he was in middle school. His play at Desert Hills High School gained him four-star recruit rankings. Sewell became the first Oregon true freshman to start a season opener in 20 years; he started seven games that year at left tackle but missed six games due to an ankle injury. His talent truly shined in 2019, as the 13-game starter at left tackle won the Outland Trophy (first sophomore offensive lineman and first Polynesian player to receive the award). He was also a unanimous All-American and the Polynesian College Football Co-Player of the Year. Sewell opted out of the 2020 season. His brother Gabriel played college football at Nevada and his brother Nephi plays for Utah. Penei’s younger brother Noah plays for Oregon. Two uncles, Isaac Sopoaga and Richard Brown, played in the NFL.
Rare-breed tackle with good size and the elite foot quickness to make the most challenging move blocks the game has to offer. He’s an explosive athlete who is better at moving forward than backward at this point, and his tape shows an ability to single-handedly spring touchdown runs (both long and short) with “wow” blocks. He possesses average balance and core strength, but he has trouble protecting his edges when rushers get into his frame. Improvements in technique and strength should be expected, though. While block-finishing needs to be upgraded, his initial snap quickness gives him the ability to take early leads in positioning as both a run and pass blocker. Sewell could take a giant step forward in both departments if he can control the action with better hand dominance. His flashes are exceptional, and his ceiling is substantial. However, questions about play strength and maturity due to his age/inexperience create a little more uncertainty than we usually see with high-end tackle prospects.
- Twenty years old with potential for growth
- Considered vocal game day leader in 2019
- Exceptionally gifted athlete
- Explodes out of stance and into lateral angles/blocks that others can’t make
- Always going to find top positioning as move blocker
- Springs into action to seal play-side edge on outside zone
- Change-of-direction talent for rare second-level radar and connect rate
- Can be a very violent striker on second level. Helped spring long touchdowns with blocks in space
- Hip torque to displace defender and widen off-tackle rushing lanes
- Fleet feet to greet edge burners at the turn
- Flashes above-average short-set potential
- Has hips and feet to make challenging recovery blocks when beaten
- Keeps hands active with punch and re-set
- Hitches a ride and redirects rush beyond his quarterback
- Average body type and play strength.
- Pad level and outside hands diminish his drive power.
- Tendency to pop and fall off rather than clinch up and control with hands.
- Would like to see him run feet through contact and finish consistently.
- Needs to improve upper-body strength.
- Inconsistent securing base blocks and redirecting rushers on his edges.
- Punch lacks commitment, allowing rushers to separate.
- Pass pro will benefit once he gets hands and feet in sync.
- Needs to develop a stronger outside hand in protection.
- Leaves feet behind at times when attempting to mirror inside moves.
- Scouts say work ethic needs to improve.
NOTRE DAME ANNOUNCES HOME-HOME SERIES WITH INDIANA
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame has announced a home-and-home series with in-state opponent Indiana University. The first game will take place August 31, 2030 at Notre Dame Stadium, and the two teams will again meet September 27, 2031 with Indiana as the host in Bloomington.
The Irish are 23-5-1 all-time vs. the Hoosiers, with a 13-1-1 record at home and 6-3 stint away. The last meeting between the two programs was in 1991, when No. 7 Notre Dame hosted Indiana and emerged with a 49-27 victory.
When the two teams meet in Bloomington, it will mark the first time since 1950 that the Irish have traveled to face Indiana at home.
Notre Dame is 247-129-16* all-time against opponents from the Big Ten conference.
* Includes 20 regular-season wins and two postseason appearances vacated under discretionary NCAA penalty
Four Big Ten Schools Earn Bids To NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament
Big Ten sends at least four teams to the tournament for 26th consecutive season
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference will have four schools participating in the 2020-21 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, it was announced Monday afternoon. Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers earned berths to this year’s 48-team NCAA Tournament, which kicks off April 27-28. The entire tournament will be played in the state of North Carolina, culminating with the NCAA College Cup May 13 and 17 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
With Monday’s announcement, the Big Ten has now had at least four of its current women’s soccer programs advance to the NCAA Tournament for 26 consecutive seasons.
Iowa (6-8-1) earned the Big Ten’s automatic qualifying berth into the NCAA Tournament by virtue of its 1-0 win over Wisconsin in Sunday’s Big Ten Tournament title game. The Hawkeyes will be making their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and third in program history. Iowa will open NCAA Tournament play at 3 p.m. (ET) April 27, facing Campbell on the Camels’ home pitch at the Eakes Athletics Complex in Buies Creek, N.C. The winner of that match will advance to play No. 3 seed UCLA in the round of 32 at 3 p.m. (ET) on April 30, also in Buies Creek.
Ohio State (7-2-3) will be making its 14th NCAA Tournament appearance and 11th in the past 14 seasons. The Buckeyes, who finished second in the Big Ten standings, will kick off NCAA Tournament play at 8 p.m. (ET) April 28 against Stony Brook at Johnson Stadium in Greenville, N.C. The winner of that contest will move on to meet 11th-seeded Santa Clara at 8 p.m. (ET) May 1, also in Greenville.
Big Ten Champion Penn State (10-2-1) will be appearing in the NCAA Tournament for the 26th consecutive season, having won the national championship in 2015. The Nittany Lions will take on Alabama State in an opening-round game at 7 p.m. (ET) April 28 at WakeMed Soccer Park Field No. 4 in Cary, N.C. With a victory, Penn State would advance to take on No. 16 seed Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. (ET) May 1, also in Cary.
Rutgers (8-3-3) received its ninth consecutive NCAA Tournament berth and the 15th in program history, a resume highlighted by a trip to the NCAA College Cup in 2015. The Scarlet Knights will start their postseason at 7 p.m. (ET) April 27 against Southeastern Louisiana in Buies Creek, N.C. Rutgers will play the nightcap at the Eakes Athletics Complex following Iowa’s first-round contest at Campbell. The winner of the Rutgers-SLU match will take on No. 14 seed Clemson at 7 p.m. (ET) April 30, also in Buies Creek.
Television coverage for NCAA Tournament matches prior to the semifinals will be announced at a later date. The NCAA College Cup semifinals and national championship match will be televised live on ESPNU.
WSOC: Ohio State Selected to 2021 NCAA Tournament
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s soccer team has been selected to participate in the 2021 NCAA Tournament and will travel North Carolina, site of the entire 2021 Spring Women’s Soccer Championships, to face Stony Brook (6-3) in a first-round matchup of the 48-team event. The Buckeyes and Seawolves will kick at 8 p.m. April 28. The game will be played at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
Ohio State is 7-2-3 on the year. The Buckeyes, who will be playing in their 14th NCAA Tournament and 10th in the last 12 seasons, hold a 12-12-2 record in NCAA Tournament contests, all under the direction of 24h-year head coach Lori Walker-Hock.
“What an honor to be included in this unprecedented tournament,” Walker-Hock said. “We are thrilled that our body of work was valued and recognized by the committee. We are excited to play an opponent outside the Big Ten Conference. I am very proud of our staff and team. We all look forward to this next great challenge.”
The Buckeyes were well-represented on the 2021 All-Big Ten Teams. Kayla Fisher and Izzy Rodriguez were named to the First Team, Emma Sears to the Second team and Alyssa Baumbick and Talani Barnett to the Third Team. Rodriguez was named the league’s Defender of the Year and freshman Peyton McNamara earned the conference Freshman of the Year Award in addition to being named to the All-Freshman Team.
Stony Brook is returning to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four seasons.
The Seawolves defended their America East postseason crown with a 1-0 victory against Binghamton in the league championship match last Saturday at UMass Lowell.
HCAC Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Notebook, Week 5
Athletes of the Week:
Thomas Richardson (Ladoga, Ind.) Manchester University | Sophomore – Richardson won the 3000 meter steeplechase at the highly competitive DePauw Quad Meet this past Saturday in Greencastle. Put up the best time so far this outdoor season in the HCAC and set a new PR in the event with a time of 9:35.84. Also set a new PR in the 1500m on Saturday, crossing the finish line in a time of 4:16.69.
Blessed Shumba (Harare, Zimbabwe) Earlham College | Sophomore – Shumba was the HCAC’s top performer in both the triple jump and long jump this past weekend while competing in Saturday’s Tiffin University Outdoor Invitational. Shumba had a mark of 12.69m (41′ 7.75″) in the triple jump, third-best mark this season, and recorded a leap of 6.23m (20′ 5.25″) in the long jump, an effort that ranks seventh in the HCAC performance rankings this spring.
Mariah Murray (Indianapolis, Ind.) Anderson University | Graduate Student – During the Little State Championships, Mariah Murray raced to a 200 time of 27.33 seconds, which currently leads the conference. She also contributed a 100 time of 13.30 seconds, which currently ranks fourth in the HCAC.
Sarah Dickman (Richmond, Ind.) Earlham College | Junior – Dickman set a new best-in-the-HCAC mark in the long jump during Saturday’s Tiffin University Outdoor Invitational, with a jump of 5.16m (16′ 11.25″). Dickman’s long jump mark was two inches beyond the previous conference-best this season and is currently 13th in the Great Lakes Region performance rankings.
- Malik Laffoon (Bloomington, Ind.) Anderson University | Graduate Student – Laffoon cleared a height of 1.80 meters in the high jump, which is tied for third in the conference. He also posted a distance of 5.86 meters in the long jump.
- Andy Vilardo (Bloomington, Ind.) Hanover College | Senior – Vilardo competed as part of the Gibson Invite hosted by Indiana State. He led the charge as he finished 17th overall in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 15:09.83. The time moved him into third all-time among Hanover runners in the event.
- Brian Hochstetler (Elkhart, Ind.) Manchester University | Senior – Hockstetler placed first in the men’s shot put at the highly competitive DePauw Quad meet on Saturday in Greencastle. Led the field with a top mark of 14.11 meter (6′ 3 1/2″).
- Jacob Eve (Corydon, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | First Year – Eve won the 400-meter dash at the DePauw Invitational with a time of 50.51 seconds to help Rose-Hulman finish third as a team in the meet.
- Kerman Lee (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | First Year – Lee won the long jump (20′ 4 1/2″) and came home fourth in the triple jump (39′ 1 1/4″) to help Rose-Hulman finish third as a team in the DePauw Invitational.
- Emily Smatlak (Lynnwood, Wash.) Anderson University | Senior – Smatlak captured second in the javelin during the Little State Championships with a throw of 36.31 meters.
- Zaleeya Martin (Shelbyville, Ind.) Hanover College | Sophomore – Martin competed as part of the Gibson Invite hosted by Indiana State. The sophomore ran a personal best in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.70.
- Adelle Stanko (Okemos, Mich.) Manchester University | Sophomore – Stanko had a busy day for the Black & Gold on Saturday at the DePauw Quad Meet. Won the triple jump with a leading mark of 10.87 meters (35′ 8″), while also placing third in the long jump (4.74m – 15′ 6 3/4″). Added a third-place finish in the 4×100 relay and a fourth-place finish in the 100 meter dash.
- Madison Lindfelt (Carmel, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Sophomore – Lindfelt won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the DePauw Invitational with a time of 12:33.07 to help the Fightin’ Engineers finish second in the meet as a team.
- Claire Perkins (Danville, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Junior – Perkins won the pole vault with the No. 2 ranked mark in Rose-Hulman history (10′ 4″) at the DePauw Invitational. The effort helped Rose-Hulman finish second in the meet as a team.
HCAC Spring 2021 Baseball Notebook, Week 7
Athletes of the Week:
Hitter of the Week:
Charlie Burton (Columbus, Ind.) Hanover College | Catcher | Junior – Burton played a key role in the Panthers 3-2 week as the junior provided the clutch hit with the game on the line. Burton facing a two-out, bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the ninth inning hit a grand slam that tied the contest 6-6. Hanover went on to win the game against Anderson 7-6. Burton finished the week with a .944 slugging percentage and a team-high eight RBI.
Pitcher of the Week:
Matthew Rouse (Louisville, Ky.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Pitcher | Junior – Rouse helped Rose-Hulman split a doubleheader at Franklin with a strong seven-inning pitching effort in a game eventually won 4-3 by the Engineers. Rouse pitched seven innings, allowed four hits and one earned run with four strikeouts. He held the Grizzlies to a .154 batting average.
- Branton Sanders (Whiteland, Ind.) Anderson University | First Base | Graduate Student – Sanders went 5-for-12 with a double and two homers. Sanders also managed to draw nine free passes. On the week, Sanders racked up a .667 on-base percentage, a 1.000 slugging percentage and a .417 batting average.
- Kasey Henderson (Muncie, Ind.) Anderson University | Pitcher | Senior – Henderson allowed one run in seven innings in Game one against Hanover. He struck out six batters, issued four walks and allowed five hits.
- Jack Towell (Batavia, Ohio) Bluffton University | Infield | Sophomore – Towell led the Beavers to a 4-1 mark on the week, including a pair of mercy-rule victories over MSJ on Monday. He hit .421 with seven RBI and four runs scored. Towell scorched a pair of doubles while slugging .526 with a pair of sacrifice flies.
- Garrett O’Reilly (Galena, Ohio) Bluffton University | Pitcher/Infield | Senior – O’Reilly tossed a gem on Monday against MSJ, allowing just three hits in his complete-game shutout. He struck out five and walked three. For the week, O’Reilly had a 1.80 ERA with nine punchouts in 15 innings of work. He limited opponents to a .232 batting average with a shutout.
- Ryan Bixler (Logansport, Ind.) Franklin College | Outfield | Senior – Bixler batted .500 (8-for-16) with one home run, six RBI and nine runs scored as Franklin split a couple double headers with Rose-Hulman and Anderson. He had his biggest day of the week in game two against Rose-Hulman on Saturday, going 4-for-6 with a home run, four RBI and four runs scored in a 12-10 FC win.
- Justin Pope (Fishers, Ind.) Hanover College | Pitcher | Senior – Pope got the call to the mound in the team’s victory over MSJ. The senior pitched eight complete innings with five strikeouts. He allowed just one run on six hits.
- Hunter Seegers (Westport, Ind.) Manchester University | Infield | Senior – Finished 7-of-13 at the plate this week with four runs scored, two doubles, and six RBI. Was a key cog in Manchester’s 9-5 win over Transylvania on Saturday and its 11-1 win at Mount St. Joseph on Sunday.
- Michael Pinarski (Goshen, Ind.) Manchester University | Pitcher | Senior – Pinarski pitched a complete game on Sunday at Mount St. Joseph. Held the Lions to just one run after scattering seven hits in 9.0 innings of work. Struck out seven on the day as Manchester won 11-1.
- Joshua Hagans (Wadsworth, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Outfield | Sophomore – Hagans helped the Mount secure a 2-2 weekend facing off with Defiance and Manchester. On the weekend he was 5-for-15 with five runs scored, five RBI, two walks, and two doubles.
- Jake Hughes (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Pitcher | Senior – Hughes moved to 4-1 on the year with a win over Defiance on Saturday. The lefthander went 7.0 innings, allowing six hits, four runs (two earned), while striking out eight Yellow Jacket batters.
- Logan Cody (Chatham, Ill.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | First Base | Senior – Cody batted .357 with a .714 slugging average and a .550 on-base average as Rose-Hulman finished 2-2 last week. Cody had two triples and one double, scored five runs and had seven RBI for the Fightin’ Engineer offense.
- Hudson Chastain (Knoxville, Tenn.) Transylvania University | Infield | Senior – The senior infielder powered the Pioneers to a 3-1 week, going 9-for-19 at-bat for a scorching .473 batting average. Chastain paired a .737 slugging percentage with a 1.237 OPS to guide the Pioneers to a pair of 10-plus run wins. Chastain totaled six RBI on the week including a four-RBI game against the Defiance Yellow Jackets to jolt the offense to a 14-2 win in seven innings. In the doubleheader against Defiance, Chastain had six hits and scored five runs for the Pioneers. The series also included his first two triples of the season, one in each game. Chastain tied his career-high for hits and RBI in a game with four each. He also set a season-high mark for runs scored in a game with three.
- Jake Schmidt (Dublin, Ohio) Transylvania University | Pitcher | Senior – The senior right-hander kept Manchester at bay in his lone outing this week, fueling the Pioneers to a 12-2 seven-inning win over the Spartans in the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader. The victory was Schmidt’s sixth straight to start the season as he moved to 6-0. Over six innings, Schmidt faced 25 batters, striking out seven while only allowing two runs on eight hits. Schmidt was dialed in early with four strikeouts in the first three innings and matched a career-low in walks with zero.
HCAC Spring 2021 Men’s Lacrosse Notebook, Week 8
Athletes of the Week:
Cole Whatley (Green Bay, Wisc.) Anderson University | Attack/Faceoff | Sophomore – Whatley notched seven goals in Anderson’s 19-9 win against Mount St. Joseph. He also collected nine ground balls and won 10-of-19 (52.6 percent) faceoffs.
Logan Lawrence (Westfield, Ind.) Anderson University | Attack | Junior – Lawrence caused five turnovers and picked up seven ground balls in Anderson’s 19-9 win against Mount St. Joseph.
- Ian Kimmins (Dayton, Ohio) Hanover College | Midfield | Senior – The Panthers posted a 2-0 overall week as Kimmins led the charge with a team-best 13 points, scoring seven goals with six assists. In the victory over Earlham, he added a hat trick, tying a team-best three assists. Kimmins added a team-best four goals in the team’s win over MSJ with three assists.
- Sean O’Meara (Lexington, Ky.) Hanover College | Goalkeeper | Junior – O’Meara posted a 2-0 overall week as he charted 13 saves allowing just five goals through 92 minutes of action.
- Cole Mericle (Lima, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Long Stick Midfield | Sophomore – Despite the Lions loss to Anderson on Saturday, sophomore Mericle had his best game in a Lions uniform. He scored a career-high five goals in the loss.
HCAC Spring 2021 Softball Notebook, Week 9
Athletes of the Week:
Hitter of the Week:
Sarah Miller (Fishers, Ind.) Mount St. Joseph University | Designated Player | Senior – Miller led the Lions to a 4-0 week, including three wins by mercy rule. As a hitter for the week, she was 7-for-10 at the plate with six runs scored, nine RBI and three homeruns. In game one versus Rose-Hulman on Saturday she was an amazing 4-for-4 with a pair of homeruns, three runs scored and a career-high seven RBI. Miller was also dominant on the mound for the Lions this week, helping the team to a 4-0 record on the week. She pitched a pair of 5.0 inning complete games, allowing just six hits, two runs and striking out 13. On Wednesday vs. Bluffton she struck out nine, and followed that up with a complete game shutout of Rose on Saturday.
Pitcher of the Week:
Lily Beurman (Evansville, Ind.) Hanover College | Pitcher | Senior – Beurman went 2-0 overall claiming both of her starts and a save. She pitched two complete games charting 25 strikeouts. Beurman allowed just one earned run on 10 hits.
- Kyleigh Lowry (Noblesville, Ind.) Anderson University | Infield | Sophomore – Lowry went 6-for-17 with two doubles and five RBI. She put together a .353 batting average, a .389 on-base percentage and a .471 slugging percentage.
- Alexis Kern (Elkhart, Ind.) Anderson University | Pitcher | Sophomore – Kern went 2-1 on the week. In three starts, she allowed seven runs in 18 and two-thirds innings. Kern struck out four batters, issued eight walks and gave up 17 hits on the week.
- Bobbi Adams (Delaware, Ohio) Bluffton University | Catcher | Sophomore – Adams was on fire with a .571 batting average for the week. She slugged .857 with eight hits, three runs scored, three RBI and a bomb to left field that broke a 0-0 tie in the fourth inning of Bluffton’s 5-0 upset of Franklin on Saturday afternoon. Adams finished the week with a .571 OBP.
- Josilyn Guzman (Woodhaven, Mich.) Defiance College | Outfield | Sophomore – In four games last week, Guzman batted .545 (6-for-11) with a double, walk and an RBI. Guzman posted a .636 slugging percentage and .583 on-base percentage for the week.
- Shelby Crockett (Pittsboro, Ind.) Franklin College | Second Baes | First Year – Crockett went 9-for-16 at the plate with four RBI, a double, a triple and five runs scored as Franklin split twin bills against Bluffton and Rose-Hulman over the weekend. She went a career-best 5-for-5 with three runs scored in game two against Bluffton on Saturday afternoon and followed it up with a 3-for-4 performance and a three-run triple in Franklin’s 11-3 win over Rose on Saturday.
- Kendra Hutchinson (Lafayette, Ind.) Hanover College | Utility | Sophomore – Hutchison helped lead the Panthers to a 3-1 week as they swept Rose-Hulman and split with Anderson. The sophomore posted a .917 slugging percentage with six hits. In the game one match-up with Rose-Hulman, the sophomore was a home run shy of hitting the cycle as she worked backward with a triple, a double, and a single.
- Alexis Fortuna (Griffith, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Catcher | Sophomore – Fortuna batted .467 over Rose-Hulman’s six-game stretch last week, finishing 7-15 with a double and two runs scored. She slugged at .533 and had a .467 on-base average with one stolen base for the Engineers.
- Annie Schuck (Selma, Ind.) Transylvania University | First Base | Junior – Schuck went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and a home run as the Pioneers picked up a pair of victories over Defiance on Saturday. The junior also tallied three RBI, three walks, and scored two runs in the Pioneers’ sweep off the Yellow Jackets.
- Kameron Bowling (Louisville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Pitcher | Senior – Bowling led the Pioneers to a 7-2 victory over Defiance on Saturday afternoon. The senior struck out 11 Yellow Jackets and surrendered just two runs in the complete-game victory. With her fourth strikeout of the day, Bowling reached the 400 career strikeout milestone.
HCAC Spring 2021 Women’s Lacrosse Notebook, Week 8
Athletes of the Week:
Salem Carlow (West Chester, Pa.) Transylvania University | Midfield | Senior – Carlow totaled eight goals and five assists (13 points total) to lead the Pioneers to a pair of sizable wins for a 2-0 week in the HCLC. Carlow started off the week with a match-high seven points, composted of four goals and three assists in an 18-7 win against Hanover on Wednesday. Carlow’s all-around performance included a match-high eight draw controls and three ground balls in addition to the seven points. Carlow completed her week with her seventh straight hat-trick in a 22-1 win at Franklin. Carlow had a co-match high four goals and added two assists in the win along with four draw controls, two ground balls, and one caused turnover.
Courtney Jones (Indianapolis, Ind.) Franklin College | Goalkeeper | Senior – Jones recorded 35 saves over two games in goal for Franklin as they played host to Anderson and Transylvania. She matched a career-best save total with 24 stops on Saturday against the Pioneers.
- Samantha Huber (St. Louis, Mo.) Anderson University | Midfield | Junior – Huber recorded four goals and two assists during Anderson’s 12-11 win against Franklin. She also won six draw controls.
- Madison Leonard (Flower Mound, Texas) Anderson University | Goalkeeper | Sophomore – Leonard saved 10 of the 21 shots she faced in Anderson’s 12-11 win against Franklin. Leonard also picked up four ground balls.
- Bayleigh Riddle (Greenwood, Ind.) Franklin College | Attack | First Year – Riddle netted five goals and had 12 shot attempts and 10 shots on goal for Franklin in games against Anderson and Transylvania. She recorded her second straight four-goal game Wednesday against the Ravens and holds the record for most goals in a year by a first year following the week’s outburst.
- Milah Young (Granger, Ind.) Hanover College | Attack | Junior – Young paced the Panthers in a 1-1 week as she netted a team-high six goals with an assist. She added a game-winning goal in the team’s victory over MSJ.
- Charlotte Verbanic (Columbus, Ind.) Hanover College | Defense | Senior – Verbanic leads the Panthers to a 1-1 week as the senior played a key role in the defense efforts. Verbanic added one goal and an assist charting two points in the team’s win over Mt. St. Joseph.
- Rachel Johnston (Franklin, Tenn.) Transylvania University | Attack | Senior – Johnston tallied a match-high three caused turnovers in Saturday’s 22-1 win for the Pioneers to lead a defensive and offensive effort. Johnston added two ground balls to with three assists and two goals in an all-around effort. Johnston started off her week with two ground balls, a draw control, and six goals in an 18-7 win over Hanover as part of her all-around effort. Over two games this week, Johnston totaled four caused turnovers, four ground balls, one draw control, 11 points, eight goals, and three assists.
Day 1 Recap – RSC Men’s Golf Championship: Midway (Ky.) leads by 18 after 36 holes
FLORENCE, Ind. — Day 1 of the 2021 River States Conference Men’s Golf Championship is in the books after 36 holes at Belterra Golf Club. Midway (Ky.) University holds an 18-shot lead over the other 11 teams heading into Tuesday’s final round of 18 holes.
Midway shot team scores of 303 and 297 to take the lead after each of the first and second rounds played on Monday. The Eagles sit at 32-over par for the tournament and a 36-hole team score of 600.
Ohio Christian University is in second place with rounds of 309 and 309 for 618 through rounds one and two. The Trailblazers moved up from fourth to second by coming up with an identical round on the second 18 of the day.
Indiana University East is in third place after Day 1. The Red Wolves were in third place after an opening 308 and then shot 317 in the second round. Indiana University Kokomo is in fourth place. The Cougars opened with a 307 for second place and just four shots back of Midway and then shot 320 in the afternoon.
Rounding out the top half of the field are University of Rio Grande (Ohio) (316-312) in fifth and Asbury (Ky.) University (316-313) one shot back in sixth. For the complete team and individual leaderboard, click the link above for standings and scoring from Golfstat.
IU East freshman Jake Miller is the individual leader through 36 holes at 2-under 140. He shot rounds of 69 and 71. Midway’s Logan Conn is two shots back at even par after rounds of 72 and 70. Noah Lung from Ohio Christian sits in third place after shooting 76-72.
Midway put four players in the top five placements through day one with Will Molen (79-71) and Elliott Smith (75-75) tied for fourth. Ohio Christian put three players in the Top 10 on Day 1 with Michael Cooper (73-77) in the tie for fourth and Eli Montgomery (76-79) tied for ninth.
Tee times for Tuesday’s final round are based on the standings after Day 1. The first tee times start at 8 a.m. with Brescia (Ky.), Oakland City (Ind.) and Point Park (Pa.) going off No. 1 and WVU Tech, Alice Lloyd (Ky.) and Carlow (Pa.) from No. 10.
The top half of the field has tee times starting at 8:50 a.m. from No. 1 for Midway (Ky.), Ohio Christian and IU East and from No. 10 for IU Kokomo, Rio Grande (Ohio) and Asbury (Ky.).
River States Conference Player of the Week award winners named for April 12-18
RIO GRANDE’S CRESS PICKED FOR RSC WOMEN’S OUTDOOR FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — University of Rio Grande (Ohio) sophomore thrower Sierra Cress got two wins at home to earn River States Conference Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for April 12-18.
Cress, from Greenville, Ohio, won the hammer throw and the discus at the Rio Grande Art Lanham Invitational. She won the hammer with a toss of 47.45 meters. She took first in the discus at 39.80 meters.
Cress holds the No. 1 ranking in the RSC in both events with marks from earlier in the year. One of those qualified her for nationals in the hammer throw.
POINT PARK’S CAMPBELL NAMED RSC WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Point Park (Pa.) University junior Alyssa Campbell qualified for nationals in the 1,500 meters to win River States Conference Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for April 12-18.
Campbell, from New Brighton, Pa., won first place in the 1,500 meters at the Robert Morris (Pa.) Invitational with a time of 4:42. That punched her ticket to NAIA nationals with the NAIA ‘B’ standard. Campbell’s time moved her into the No. 1 ranking in the RSC, and she is ninth in the country for the event. Campbell is a previous national qualifier this spring in the 5,000 meters.
WVU TECH’S ECKER-RANDOLPH EARNS RSC MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — WVU Tech senior Michael Ecker-Randolph earned a big win to claim River States Conference Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for April 12-18.
Ecker-Randolph, from St. Petersburg, Fla., ran the 1,500 meters in a time of 4:01 to set a meet record and win first place at the University of Charleston Golden Eagle Invite. He beat 12 other runners at the NCAA Division II event. Ecker-Randolph was just off his RSC-best time of 4:00.59 set earlier this year at Montreat.
GAYLOR GETS RSC MEN’S OUTDOOR FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK FOR IU KOKOMO
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University Kokomo senior Grant Gaylor hit the national standard in the shot put to gain River States Conference Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for April 12-18.
A native of Kokomo, Ind., Gaylor tied a season-best with a toss of 18.02 meters to win first place in the shot put at the Indiana Wesleyan Invite. That was the same distance of his previous best, which qualified him for nationals the week before under the NAIA ‘A’ standard. Gaylor currently ranks third in the nation with those throws.
ZLATAR WINS ANOTHER RSC MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR OAKLAND CITY (IND.)
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Oakland City (Ind.) University freshman Teodor Zlatar went 6-0 at the top of the lineup to earn River States Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for April 12-18. It is the second award in a row for Zlatar.
Zlatar, from Croatia, played No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Mighty Oaks and went 3-0 in each spot. He is now 8-2 on the year in singles and 10-1 in doubles.
He had a singles win of 6-2, 6-2 versus Brescia and a 6-1 doubles win in the same match. He earned a No. 1 singles victory and a 6-1 doubles win in a 4-3 team victory over Midway (Ky.). He finished off the week with two wins in a 7-0 sweep of Webster — 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles and 6-4 at No. 1 doubles.
THERON PICKS UP RSC WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR IU EAST
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University East freshman Amonette Theron went 6-0 on the week to win River States Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for April 12-18.
A native of Pretoria, South Africa, Theron was 3-0 in both singles and doubles on the week as the Red Wolves went 3-0 in RSC play to claim a share of the conference regular-season title.
In a big win of 6-1 over Asbury, she won 6-0 in singles and 6-3 in doubles. The week started off with a 6-0, 6-0 doubles win over Brescia and a 6-1 singles victory in the same match. In a 4-3 team win over IU Southeast, Theron was part of a 6-2, 6-0 singles win and a 6-2 victory in doubles.
ASBURY’S WILEY CARDS RSC WOMEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK
WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury (Ky.) University junior Faith Wiley shot three rounds in the 70s to claim River States Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week for April 12-18.
Wiley, from Bagdad, Ky., earned all-tournaments honors at Midway (Ky.) and IU East on the week. She won at IU East topping the field of 55 players with rounds of 79 and 75. That led Asbury to second place as a team.
Earlier in the week, Wiley was fifth of 38 players at Midway. She did so with rounds of 84 and 78.
MIDWAY’S CONN, IU EAST’S MILLER SHARE RSC MEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Midway (Ky.) University senior Logan Conn and Indiana University East freshman Jake Miller share the River States Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week honor for April 12-18.
Conn, from Prestonburg, Ky., and Miller, from Richmond, Ind., both shot 4-over par and tied for second place at the same event, the Midway (Ky.) Invitational last week. Conn led his team to second place of seven teams while Miller paced the Red Wolves to fourth place.
There were 43 players in the field with Conn and Miller just behind the medalist. Conn shot rounds of 75 and 73 while Miller shot 76-72 on the par-72 course.
RIO GRANDE’S CREEMENS EARNS RSC SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — University of Rio Grande cleanup hitter Kenzie Creemens hit .423 and drove in 15 runs in eight games to earn River States Conference Softball Player of the Week for April 12-18.
Creemens, from Ironton, Ohio, was 11 for 26 on the week, which included eight RSC games. She scored eight runs, doubled twice, tripled, homered and collected 15 RBIs.
Creemens had five multi-hit games including 3 for 3 with a double, homer and three RBIs versus Ohio Christian. She had five hits and seven RBIs in the doubleheader. A big game of 2 for 3 with three RBIs came versus Brescia (Ky.). She finished off the week going 3 for 4 with a couple of RBIs in a sweep of Oakland City (Ind.).
OGG NAMED RSC SOFTBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK FOR (RV) IU SOUTHEAST
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Hannah Ogg posted a 0.50 ERA in three games to earn River States Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week for (RV) IU Southeast. The honor for April 12-18 marks the fourth time she’s won the award this season.
Ogg, a junior from Wadesville, Ind., pitched 14.0 innings on the week, and she gave up just one earned run. She struck out 16, walked none and gave up just seven hits while going 3-0.
Ogg took a perfect game into the seventh inning of a 4-1 victory over Point Park (Pa.). That outing included 10 strikeouts and just three hits allowed. She came on in relief to pitch 3.0 innings and get the win in the nightcap. Ogg also worked 4.0 shutout innings and got the win versus Midway, a 12-0 win.
WOESTE CLAIMS RSC BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR NO. 20 IU SOUTHEAST
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — No. 20 Indiana University Southeast had shortstop Clay Woeste hit .667 with 10 RBIs in five games to pick up River States Conference Baseball Player of the Week for April 12-18.
A junior from Lawrenceburg, Ind., Woeste was 14 for 21 on the week and hit safely in all five games as the Grenadiers went 4-1. He scored 13 runs, homered twice, doubled and stole a base.
Woeste had a big game of 4 for 5 with four runs and three RBIs to start a series sweep versus WVU Tech. He was 4 for 4 with three RBIs in the next game and homered in the series finale. Woeste homered and drove in three in a win over Lindsey Wilson (Ky.). Despite Woeste going 3 for 4 with three runs. IU Southeast dropped a game to Georgetown (Ky.).
POOLE NAMED RSC BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK FOR IU KOKOMO
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University Kokomo right-hander Renton Poole struck out 17 batters in 9.0 innings last week to claim River States Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week.
Poole, a 6-4 senior from Bloomington, Ind., pitched in two different games covering 9.0 innings. His 17 strikeouts came versus just three walks, and he had a 2.00 ERA for the week.
Poole tossed a complete game of 7.0 innings in a win over Brescia (Ky.), 2-1. He struck out 14, walked just one and did not give up an earned run int he outing while scattering four hits. He also worked 2.0 innings of relief with three strikeouts in a 7-6 win over Lourdes (Ohio).
No. 15 Vincennes University Trailblazers’ season comes to an end in opening round loss to Holmes
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The 2021 Vincennes University Trailblazer season came to an end Monday afternoon after VU fell in the opening round of the 2021 NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball tournament to Holmes (Miss.) 71-66.
VU got off to a slow start offensively, falling behind 9-3 early, before going on a 7-0 scoring run to take the lead.
The Bulldogs answered back with a 6-0 scoring run of their own and held the lead the rest of the half, heading into the break with a 37-31 advantage.
Vincennes held a lead for only 23 second in the opening half of play as the Holmes lead grew to as many as nine points in the first 20 minutes of play.
The Trailblazers came out of the locker room and played with determination as VU opened the second half on a 10-3 run, capped off by back-to-back three’s from Brandon Muntu and Randy Tucker as Vincennes took a 41-40 lead.
VU built on this run to build a six point lead midway through the second half and looked to be in complete control of the game.
Momentum quickly shifted back as Holmes cut the lead down to just a single point, where the margin would stay within one possession for the remainder of the game.
The Bulldogs took the lead back at 61-59 and would not surrender it back, as some late free throw shooting by Holmes capped off their five-point win over the Trailblazers.
‘I thought we were okay in a lot of areas, but there are a couple that we would have liked to have been better. I thought it was disappointing that their inside guys actually won against ours,” VU Hall of Fame head coach Todd Franklin. “You look at it and say if we’re going to hold Higgins to 15 and Talley to 1 of 3, you would have thought we won this game by 15-20 points. Weatherspoon had a bigger day than we wanted him to have, he’s a good player, he was aggressive and played well. I thought he just out-willed us a few times.”
“I thought both teams played fairly cleanly, they only had five turnovers, they’re hard to turnover because they handle the ball and they’re well-coached. We won the rebounding battle by two and they are good at that. They were mirror-images of what we were trying to do and concepts. I thought we gave up a couple of big offensive rebounds that really hurt us. We had a missed box-out one time and they got a tip-in over us when we should have had a stop and we had a foul on Wells, but those are big plays when it all comes down to it.”
“I thought Nigel would have gone to the line when he cut it to 67-66. I think, for sure, he got fouled. That would have been big because the shot clock was off at that point. Then we have to try and turn them over, when they’ve had five all game and they’re almost impossible to turn over and you just have to hope they miss free throws. But tip your hat to Holmes, they fought through a game where Higgins, who is their main guy, goes two of 15. I thought this was a quality game. It was a worth game of being at the National Tournament with team that are in the top-24 in the country, they just made one more play than we did.”
VU was led offensively by Randy Tucker, who finished with 14 points. Tucker was one of four Blazers to reach double-figures in the points column.
“I was glad to see Randy Tucker go out with a quality performance. I thought he rose up and hit some big shots tonight. When we were really struggling to score, Randy was the one guy who stepped up and kept us in the game, so it was great to see him do that. I would have loved to see him get a win and see him get another chance to play, but that’s the way it is in the National Tournament. A good team is going to advance and in many cases a good team is not.”
Brevin Jefferson ended his day with 11 points and a team-high four assists. Nigel Martin made just his second start of the season and scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds.
“I thought Brevin played a good basketball game. Brevin’s not the greatest break down point guard of all-time and that’s not who he is and he’s really had to work to get where he’s at. He had the job of guarding Higgins and that’s a tremendous job and to hold him to 2 of 15 from the floor and hold him under double-figures, that was a heck of a performance. Higgins was the best player in Mississippi this year and the reason they were here. Offensively Brevin only had two turnovers, he kept us in it. He was pretty solid, especially for his first time out here and he’s taking on somebody like Higgins and statistically he got the better of Higgins, which if you would have said before the game that Brevin was going to get the better of Higgins, we should win the game.”
DJ Brewton came off the bench to finish with 10 points and five rebounds as well.
The Trailblazer season ends with a record of 17 wins and seven losses, including a 12-1 record in homes games at the P.E. Complex.
“It’s been a long year, tough year, tough year in every way starting back when this tournament got called off last year and it’s been a struggle to get back here and get this team playing well enough to be in games like this or compete in a game like this. First couple weeks of the regular season we certainly weren’t there. But it’s frustrating to end it a little bit short. There are things that we could have done better but that’s always the case this time of year. At the end of the day if they had told us at the end of the first two weeks of the season we would get to where we got, it is commendable for our guys to get to that point from where we were. Now we’ll just roll up our sleeves and hopefully have a somewhat regular offseason so we can get back to recruiting and doing things the way we’ve done them because that’s just who we are.”
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1903 On Opening Day, before 8,376 fans at Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds, the Americans defeat the A’s in the morning game of a Patriot’s Day twin bill, 9-4. In front of 27,658 spectators, Connie Mack’s Athletics win the matinee match-up, 10-7, which features two future Hall of Fame hurlers, Eddie Plank and Cy Young.
1910 Indians hurler Addie Joss throws his second career no-hitter, beating the White Sox, 1-0. Two seasons ago, facing fellow future Hall of Fame pitcher Ed Walsh, the right-hander tossed a perfect game against the Pale Hose.
1912 After two days of rain, the first major league game finally takes place at Fenway Park. The inaugural contest is memorable, with the Red Sox staging an eleven-inning 7-6 walk-off victory over the New York Highlanders.
1912 In Detroit, the Tigers play their first game in Navin Field, later to known as Tiger Stadium, defeating Cleveland, 6-5. The ballpark at the corner of Trumbull and Michigan, which will serve as the team’s home for the next 87 years, replaces Bennett Park, located on the same site since 1896.
1916 In Chicago, the Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park, beating the Reds in 11 innings, 7-6. In 1926, the ballpark will become known as Wrigley Field, in honor of William Wrigley, the chewing gum mogul who gained full ownership of the team seven seasons ago.
1920 Phillies player-manager Gavvy Cravath calls upon himself to pinch-hit against the Giants. The Philadelphia slugger responds with a three-run homer, the last round-tripper of his career, to beat New York, 3-0.
1927 The Indians spoil the White Sox debut at the newly-expanded Comiskey Park, edging the Pale Hose, 5-4. The new upper deck in the outfield allows 23,200 additional fans to enjoy the game.
1937 Gee Walker strokes a homer, triple, double, and a single to become the first player to hit for the cycle on Opening Day. The 29-year-old Tigers outfielder’s performance helps Detroit beat the Indians at Navin Field, 4-3.
1938 Throwing the first of his twelve career one-hitters, 19 year-old Indians right-hander Bob Feller beats the Browns on Opening Day, 9-0. The only St. Louis hit in the League Park contest is a sixth-inning bunt laid down by backstop Bill Sullivan, who is called safe by rookie ump Ed Rommell on a very close play at first base.
1939 For the first time in club history, the A’s wear numbers on their uniforms. Connie Mack, the owner/ manager of the team, believed the sale of scorecards would suffer because their jerseys could identify players.
1939 In the only game he’ll ever play with Lou Gehrig in the field, Ted Williams strikes out in his first major league at-bat. The 20 year-old Red Sox rookie, last season’s American Association Triple Crown winner, will finish the day 1-for-4 with the first hit of 2,654 he will collect during his 19-year career, a 400-foot double in a 2-0 loss at Yankee Stadium.
1944 During a World War II mission, Elmer Gedeon is killed when his plane is shot down over France, becoming the first of two major leaguers to die in World War II. The B-26 bomber pilot, who played five major league games as an outfielder for the Senators at the end of the 1939 season, will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
1946 The Cubs are shut out by Cardinal southpaw Harry Brecheen in their home opener at Wrigley Field, 2-0. The game is the first in the club’s history to be televised, with ‘Whispering’ Joe Wilson doing the play-by-play on Chicago’s WBKB.
1948 On Opening Day, George Vico homers on the first pitch he ever sees in the major leagues, becoming only the fifth player to accomplish the feat. The home run, given up by White Sox hurler Joe Haynes, is the first of only a dozen the Tigers rookie first baseman collects in his brief two-year career.
1948 In the first big-league game he ever attends, Richie Ashburn makes his major league debut, going 1-for-5 in the Phillies’ Opening Day victory over Boston at Shibe Park. The 21 year-old rookie left fielder replaces holdout Harry Walker, last year’s National League batting champ, batting leadoff in the Phillies’ lineup.
1951 Nine days after firing the very popular General Douglas MacArthur from his post as Commander of the Far East, U.S. President Harry S. Truman throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the Senators’ home opener against New York at Griffith Stadium. The Air Force Band tries to drown out the boos from the crowd directed at the Commander in Chief by loudly playing “Ruffles and Flourishes” and “Hail to the Chief” during the pregame ceremonies.
1955 🇵🇦 Humberto Robinson, a native of Colon, becomes the first player from Panama to appear in a major league game when he comes out of the Braves’ bullpen in a 9-5 victory over the Cubs. The 24 year-old right-handed reliever earns a save, striking out Hank Sauer, the only batter he faces in the Wrigley Field contest.
1967 Tom Seaver, a right-hander the Mets obtained in a lottery drawing that included the Braves, Phillies, and Indians, gets his first major-league win when the team beat the Cubs, 6-1. The 22 year-old rookie, who will become known as the ‘Franchise,’ goes 7.2 innings, giving up eight hits and one run in the Shea Stadium contest.
1968 Jon Warden, the last man to make the team in spring training, makes his third appearance, and wins for the third time in relief, as Detroit beats the White Sox at Comiskey Park in 10 innings, 4-1. Due to a torn rotator cuff injury after being selected by the Royals in the expansion draft, the rookie sensation, who will be the only Tiger not to appear in the World Series, will pitch only one season, finishing with a 4-1 win-loss record and a 3.62 ERA.
1978 Padres’ rookie Ozzie Smith, a future Hall of Famer due to his defensive prowess at short, makes what he will rate as his best play ever when he dives to his left to field a grounder hit by Jeff Burroughs of Atlanta. Although the ball takes a bad hop and scoots behind the ‘Wizard’s’ head, he promptly sticks out his bare right hand, snagging the ball before popping to his feet to get the out at first base.
1982 The Braves record their 12th consecutive win, a 4-2 decision over the Reds, to establish a major-league record for the most victories from the beginning of the season. The previous mark had been set a year earlier by the Oakland A’s.
1985 Matt Panetta’s timely hitting and outstanding defensive play help Katz defeat MIC, 6-2, in South Meriden Little League action. The 11-year-old is awarded the game ball as a result of his efforts.
1988 The Orioles break a major league record for consecutive losses at the start of a season, a mark the team shared with the 1904 Senators and 1920 Tigers when they lose their 14th straight contest since Opening Day, an 8-6 loss to Milwaukee. The Birds will drop 21 games before registering their first victory of the season.
1988 Yankees outfielder Claudell Washington, appearing as a pinch-hitter, hits the 10,000th round-tripper in franchise history, the most in the major leagues. The historic home run comes off Jeff Reardon in the top of the ninth inning in New York’s eventual extra-inning 7-6 victory over Minnesota at the Metrodome.
1990 After retiring 26 consecutive A’s players, Mariners right-hander Brian Holman gives up a homer to pinch-hitter Ken Phelps, turning his perfect game into the franchise’s ninth one-hitter when he strikes out Rickey Henderson for the final out. Ironically, the round-tripper will be the final one ‘Digger’ hits in his 11-year major league career.
1997 In the second game of a doubleheader, the Cubs stop their season-opening losing skid at 14 games, beating the Mets, 4-3. By dropping the opener, Chicago set a National League record (0-14) for the most consecutive losses to start a season and has the second-worst mark behind the Orioles, the losers of 21 decisions before winning a game in 1988.
1997 Mark McGwire’s 491-foot blast becomes the only fourth home run to bounce over the left-field roof at Tiger Stadium. The A’s first baseman joins Harmon Killebrew (1962), Frank Howard (1968), and Cecil Fielder (1990) as the only players to accomplish the feat.
1999 A crowd of 37,317 fans enjoys a 3-2 victory over the Braves when LA surpasses the 100 million mark in attendance at Dodger Stadium. The ballpark opened in 1962, four seasons after the franchise moved from Brooklyn to the west coast.
2001 Blue Jay first baseman Carlos Delgado hits three homers for the second time this month, accounting for four of the runs in the team’s 12-4 victory over Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium. The Toronto clean-up hitter also turned the homer hat trick in Tampa Bay during the third game of the season.
2006 At Petco Park in his first at-bat of the season, Kaz Matsui hits an inside-the-park round-tripper, making it the third successive season in which the Mets second baseman has hit a home run in his initial plate appearance of the year. Ken Griffey Jr. also accomplished the feat starting in 1997 with the Mariners but had walked before going deep.
2006 Appearing as a pinch-hitter at Petco Park, Julio Franco becomes the oldest major leaguer to hit a home run. The 47 years, 240 days old’s eighth-inning blast, which put the Mets ahead in their 7-2 victory over the Padres, surpasses Jack Quinn, who accomplished the feat as a pitcher for the Philadelphia A’s at the age of 46 years, 357 days.
2006 As the Nationals beat the Phillies, 10-4, Frank Robinson becomes the 53rd manager to win 1000 big-league games. The first black skipper, who has also been the dugout leader for the Indians, Giants, Orioles, and Expos, has compiled a 1,000-1,095 record in 16 seasons.
2007 Alex Rodriguez becomes the second player to hit twelve home runs in the season’s first fifteen games when he goes deep twice in the Yankees’ 7-6 loss to Boston at Fenway Park. Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt also accomplished the feat, hitting a dozen for the Phillies in 1976.
2007 The first Virginia Tech home athletic event, a game against Miami, since the campus massacre, which claimed 32 lives of students and staff, draws 3,132 fans. The overflow crowd is the largest ever recorded in the 18-year history of English Field, home of the Hokies college baseball team.
2007 In honor of their hard-playing center fielder, the first 10,000 adult fans attending the Great American Ball Park game receive a Ryan Freel Dirty T-shirt giveaway from the Reds. The Cincinnati leadoff hitter, known to finish games wearing a filthy uniform, doesn’t disappoint as he raises lots of dust getting on base twice, including a key single in the tenth inning of the Reds’ 2-1 victory over the Phillies.
2008 The Blue Jays release Frank Thomas a day after the slugger became angry for not being in the lineup. After a clubhouse meeting, Toronto G.M. J.P. Ricciardi and the designated hitter reach a “mutual agreement,” allowing the disgruntled player to continue to be a full-time player on another team.
2010 In the first five innings of a 7-6 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the Rangers swipe nine bases, including a club record of five in one inning, to establish a franchise mark. The number of stolen bases allowed by the Boston backstops ties the dubious distinction for the most ever yielded by the team in one game established in 1913.
2010 Rockies president Keli McGregor, while on a business trip for the club, is found dead in his hotel room in downtown Salt Lake City. The 48 year-old baseball executive, believed to have died of natural causes, spent 17 years with Colorado.
2011 Bud Selig announces MLB is taking over operations of the Dodgers because of concerns over team finances and the ability of Frank McCourt to run the franchise. Los Angeles is facing substantial debt payments, which the owner plans to meet by using funding from the club’s new $2.5 billion, 20-year media rights deal with Fox Sports, pending the Commissioner’s approval of the agreement between the News Corp.’s media company and the team.
2012 The Reds become the fifth major league team to record their 10,000th franchise victory with a 9-4 win over Chicago at Wrigley Field. Cincinnati joins the Giants, Cubs, Dodgers, Cardinals, and Braves in reaching the milestone.
2012 With more than 200 former players in attendance, including the likes of team icons Johnny Pesky, Luis Tiant, Carl Yastrzemski, Bill Buckner, and Pedro Martinez joining the celebration, the Red Sox commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of Fenway Park. Caroline Kennedy, the great-granddaughter of Boston’s former mayor known as Honey Fitz, who threw out the first pitch on Opening Day in 1912, tosses one of the three ceremonial first pitches.
2012 Ivan Nova wins his 15th straight decision when the Yankees beat Boston at Fenway Park, 6-2. The victory moves the right-hander ahead of Whitey Ford (1961) and Steve Sundra (1938-39), and one shy of the franchise record of 16 consecutive wins, established last season by Roger Clemens.
2013 After flying from Los Angeles, Neil Diamond shows up unannounced at Fenway Park to ask the Red Sox if he can sing Sweet Caroline at the first game at the ballpark since the Boston Marathon bombing. The crowd and the rest of the nation are genuinely ‘Boston Strong’ after his eighth-inning performance of the team’s anthem.
2013 In an emotional ceremony before the team’s first game at Fenway Park since the bombing at the Boston Marathon, the Red Sox recognize the victims and the heroes of the tragedy. David Ortiz sums up the mood of the city when he tells the capacity crowd, “This jersey that we wear today, it doesn’t say Red Sox. It says Boston. This is our f’***ng city, and nobody’s going to dictate our freedom. Stay Strong.”
2014 Ian Kinsler scores from first on a base-on-balls as the result of the Angels committing three errors on the same play in the first inning of the Tigers’ 2-1 victory over the Angels at Comerica Park. The second baseman’s trip begins when backstop Hank Conger throws ball four into centerfield, where Mike Trout makes an error trying to nail him advancing to third, and he then scores on pitcher Hector Santiago’s errant toss to the plate.
BASEBALL BIOGRAPHY-WALTER ALSTON
It has been often written and said in baseball circles that ballplayers judged with having less than distinguished playing careers make the best managers. Perhaps the ultimate example of that theory and belief is Walter Alston, whose player record consists of one Major League appearance that resulted in an error and a strikeout in just three innings. While his career as a player was brief, his managerial record of winning over two-thousand games, seven pennants, and four World Series is one of the top marks in baseball history.
As a youngster growing up in Ohio, Alston earned his nickname of “Smokey” due to his exceptional fastball while a high school pitcher. He went on to attend the Miami University where he captained the baseball and basketball teams. Alston earned his degree in 1932, taught for a few years, and then signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1935. After leading the Mid-Atlantic League with thirty-five home runs in 1936 he was called up to the big league club and made his lone appearance for the Redbirds on September 27, 1936, when St. Louis first baseman Johnny Mize was ejected. Alston was sent back to the minor leagues the next season and never returned to the majors.
In 1940, when it became apparent he wasn’t in the Cardinals future plans as a player, Alston was given the opportunity to play and manage Portsmouth in the Mid-Atlantic League where he guided them to a sixth place finish. After two more years as Player/Manager for Portsmouth, Alston was promoted to Rochester as a player only. He was released by St. Louis in 1944, but was signed by former Cardinals General Manager and now Brooklyn President Branch Rickey to play and manage in the Dodger minor league system. He led St. Paul to the Junior World Series Championship in 1949 and was immediately promoted to the Dodgers top minor league job in Montreal. Alston spent four seasons with Montreal and managed many players that went on to help win pennants for the big league club.
Following the 1953 season, Brooklyn Skipper Charlie Dressen insisted on a multi-year contract to continue as Dodger manager. Brooklyn Owner Walter O’Malley balked at the demand and to everyone’s surprise chose the little known Alston to pilot the club. Walt led the Dodgers to a second place finish in 1954, then won the pennant and Brooklyn’s only World Series Championship in 1955, defeating the Yankees in seven games. He followed that with another pennant in 1956 securing his position as Dodger field boss, and continued his ritual of extending his stay as manager on a one year contract basis.
Upon the Dodgers move to Los Angeles in 1958, Alston oversaw the rebuilding of the Dodgers as former Brooklyn stars faded away and were replaced with a new breed that included Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Maury Wills and others. The Dodgers won their first pennant in Los Angeles in 1959, defeating the Milwaukee Braves in a playoff, and then went on to beat the Chicago White Sox in six games to capture the World Series. In 1962 he presided over a Dodger collapse that saw Los Angeles get caught and tied for first place by the Giants, and then lose the pennant to San Francisco in a playoff, blowing a 4-2 ninth inning league in the third and deciding game. It was here the Alston’s patient, by the book, loyalty to his players managerial style was put to the extreme test, as calls went out for his dismissal, and even players questioned his leadership, saying the Dodgers may not have lost the 1962 pennant had they been guided by someone more fiery, such as former Dodger and Giant manager, and current LA coach Leo Durocher.
Alston’s response was predictable and he wasn’t going to change. “Look at misfortune the same way you look at success…Don’t panic! Do your best and forget the consequences”, he said prior to the start of the 1963 season. Once again his philosophy and approach paid off. The Dodgers fought off the surging Cardinals, won the pennant and faced the Yankees in the 1963 World Series. With Koufax, Drysdale and Johnny Podres leading the way with their excellent pitching, Los Angeles swept the mighty Bronx Bombers four straight. After slipping to seventh place in 1964, the Dodgers eked out the 1965 NL pennant and faced off against the powerful Minnesota Twins in the Fall Classic. The Series went to a seventh and deciding game and Alston was faced with one of the most difficult and controversial decisions in World Series history. He had to choose a starting pitcher for the biggest game of the year, and had to decide either on twenty-three game winner Don Drysdale, on his full three days rest, or twenty-six game winner Sandy Koufax, on a short rest of two days. Walt waited until just before game time before announcing in his trademark quiet way that “it will be the lefthander” (meaning Koufax). Sandy justified his Skipper’s confidence, and somewhat of a gamble, by shutting out the Twins, 2-0, to win the Series.
The Dodgers repeated their pennant success in 1966, but were surprisingly swept in four games by the Orioles, as they fell victim to the same dominant pitching they had inflicted on the Yankees in 1963. The Dodgers then began another transition as their stars of the sixties were replaced by a new group of young Dodgers, such as Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, and others. Sprinkled in were some veterans such as Jimmy Wynn and Mike Marshall. The result was a 1974 pennant, Alston’s seventh at the helm. He had now won League Championships with three diverse clubs, a veteran power and pitching team in the 50’s, a club based on pitching and speed in the 60’s, and a youthful team blessed with hitting and pitching balance in the 70’s.
On July 17, 1976, Walt Alston became only the sixth manager in Major League history to win 2,000 games. Just before the end of that season he retired as Dodger skipper with 2,040 wins (currently seventh all-time). He ranks 17th in winning percentage (.558), was named National League Manager of the Year six times, and led NL All-Star teams to seven victories. He was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1983 by the Committee on Baseball Veterans and passed away in 1984, in Ohio, at the age of seventy-two.
|Boston||11||6||.647||–||5 – 5||6 – 1||6 – 3||5 – 3||0 – 0||7 – 3||W 1|
|Tampa Bay||9||8||.529||2||3 – 4||6 – 4||5 – 4||1 – 0||1 – 3||6 – 4||W 4|
|Baltimore||7||9||.438||3.5||1 – 6||6 – 3||4 – 5||0 – 0||3 – 4||3 – 7||L 1|
|Toronto||7||9||.438||3.5||3 – 3||4 – 6||4 – 2||1 – 3||2 – 4||4 – 6||L 2|
|NY Yankees||5||10||.333||5||3 – 6||2 – 4||5 – 10||0 – 0||0 – 0||2 – 8||L 5|
|Kansas City||9||6||.600||–||7 – 4||2 – 2||3 – 2||2 – 2||4 – 2||6 – 4||L 1|
|Cleveland||8||7||.533||1||4 – 1||4 – 6||0 – 0||7 – 5||0 – 0||6 – 4||W 1|
|Chi White Sox||8||9||.471||2||3 – 3||5 – 6||2 – 2||3 – 3||3 – 4||5 – 5||L 1|
|Minnesota||6||8||.429||2.5||2 – 5||4 – 3||1 – 3||2 – 1||1 – 3||3 – 7||L 1|
|Detroit||6||10||.375||3.5||3 – 3||3 – 7||0 – 0||3 – 6||3 – 4||3 – 7||L 4|
|Seattle||11||6||.647||–||6 – 4||5 – 2||3 – 1||3 – 3||2 – 1||8 – 2||W 2|
|LA Angels||8||6||.571||1.5||5 – 3||3 – 3||2 – 1||5 – 3||1 – 2||5 – 5||L 1|
|Oakland||9||7||.563||1.5||5 – 6||4 – 1||0 – 0||4 – 0||2 – 5||9 – 1||W 8|
|Texas||8||9||.471||3||3 – 6||5 – 3||6 – 4||1 – 2||1 – 0||5 – 5||W 2|
|Houston||7||8||.467||3||1 – 5||6 – 3||0 – 0||0 – 3||7 – 5||3 – 7||L 1|
|NY Mets||7||4||.636||–||4 – 1||3 – 3||5 – 3||0 – 0||2 – 1||7 – 3||W 1|
|Philadelphia||8||8||.500||1.5||7 – 3||1 – 5||6 – 6||2 – 1||0 – 1||3 – 7||L 1|
|Miami||7||8||.467||2||3 – 6||4 – 2||4 – 2||0 – 3||2 – 1||6 – 4||L 1|
|Atlanta||7||9||.438||2.5||3 – 4||4 – 5||5 – 8||2 – 1||0 – 0||5 – 5||W 1|
|Washington||5||9||.357||3.5||3 – 5||2 – 4||1 – 2||2 – 2||2 – 5||4 – 6||L 2|
|Cincinnati||9||6||.600||–||7 – 2||2 – 4||0 – 0||5 – 1||2 – 4||5 – 5||L 1|
|Milwaukee||9||7||.563||0.5||4 – 5||5 – 2||0 – 0||7 – 5||1 – 0||6 – 4||W 1|
|St. Louis||8||8||.500||1.5||2 – 4||6 – 4||6 – 4||2 – 4||0 – 0||4 – 6||W 1|
|Pittsburgh||7||9||.438||2.5||4 – 3||3 – 6||0 – 0||5 – 7||2 – 2||6 – 4||W 1|
|Chi Cubs||6||9||.400||3||4 – 5||2 – 4||1 – 2||5 – 7||0 – 0||3 – 7||L 1|
|LA Dodgers||13||4||.765||–||6 – 0||7 – 4||3 – 0||0 – 0||8 – 2||8 – 2||L 2|
|San Francisco||10||6||.625||2.5||5 – 1||5 – 5||2 – 2||2 – 1||5 – 1||7 – 3||W 2|
|San Diego||10||8||.556||3.5||5 – 6||5 – 2||0 – 0||2 – 3||5 – 5||5 – 5||L 1|
|Arizona||6||10||.375||6.5||2 – 3||4 – 7||2 – 2||2 – 1||2 – 5||4 – 6||W 1|
|Colorado||4||12||.250||8.5||4 – 6||0 – 6||1 – 2||0 – 0||3 – 10||2 – 8||L 1|
|NBA Division Standings|
|New York||31||27||.534||8.5||18-10||13-17||2-8||19-17||7-3||6 W|
|Oklahoma City||20||38||.345||23.0||9-20||11-18||3-8||11-22||0-10||11 L|
|LA Clippers||40||19||.678||2.0||23-8||17-11||8-2||23-10||8-2||1 W|
|LA Lakers||35||23||.603||6.5||17-13||18-10||3-6||21-12||5-5||1 L|
|Golden State||29||29||.500||12.5||17-10||12-19||3-7||15-14||6-4||1 W|
|San Antonio||28||28||.500||2.0||12-18||16-10||5-6||15-20||4-6||2 W|
|New Orleans||25||32||.439||5.5||16-14||9-18||6-3||14-17||4-6||3 L|
|NHL Division Standings|
|New York Islanders||45||28||13||4||60||24||127||105||18-2-2||10-11-2||6-4-0|
|New York Rangers||45||23||16||6||52||22||151||118||11-7-3||12-9-3||7-1-2|
|New Jersey Devils||44||14||24||6||34||14||109||150||4-17-3||10-7-3||1-8-1|
|Vegas Golden Knights||45||32||11||2||66||31||150||100||17-4-2||15-7-0||8-2-0|
|St. Louis Blues||43||19||18||6||44||17||124||135||7-10-4||12-8-2||3-6-1|
|San Jose Sharks||45||18||22||5||41||13||120||152||8-10-2||10-12-3||3-6-1|
|Los Angeles Kings||42||16||20||6||38||15||114||127||7-9-4||9-11-2||3-7-0|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||45||28||12||5||61||27||147||120||14-7-3||14-5-2||6-2-2|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||45||30||13||2||62||29||152||117||17-5-0||13-8-2||6-4-0|
|Detroit Red Wings||47||16||24||7||39||15||105||148||10-10-4||6-14-3||4-3-3|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||47||15||23||9||39||13||116||158||8-8-7||7-15-2||1-8-1|