Rushville Republican

January 10, 2014

Sports Briefs


Rushville Republican

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Friday

Boys basketball: Rushville at East Central, 6 p.m. (JV)

Swim: EIAC diving, 6 p.m.

Saturday

Swim: EIAC at South Dearborn, 9 a.m.

Wrestling: Rushville at New Palestine 8-way, 9 a.m.

Girls basketball: East Central at Rushville, 6 p.m. (JV)

Pass, shoot and dribble contest

The 2013 Rushville Breakfast Optimist Pass, Shoot and Dribble Contest will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Rush County Boys and Girls Club. The competition is open to all girls and boys ages 8-13 (divisions of ages 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13). Trophies will be awarded to the top three in each age group. Winners of each age group will have the opportunity to advance to the regional competition in February.

IU, Purdue women reschedule game

WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) — The Indiana-Purdue women’s basketball game that was postponed Monday because of bad weather has been rescheduled for Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.

Purdue, which hosts the game, made the announcement Wednesday.

The Hoosiers (14-0) made their first Top 25 appearance of the season this week at No. 22.

No. 21 Purdue (10-3) visits Northwestern on Thursday.

The in-state rivalry was postponed late last week when it became clear travel would be difficult throughout Indiana because a major snowstorm was going to be followed by frigid temperatures.

Landry returns to Colts’ practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts safety LaRon Landry was a full participant at Wednesday’s practice and coaches are hopeful he will play in Saturday night’s playoff game at New England.

Landry left last weekend’s game with a concussion. Defensive coordinator Greg Manusky said Landry looked “ready to roll.”

Landry’s return would be a boost for Indy (12-5), which is missing starting cornerback Greg Toler. He left Indy’s 45-44 victory over Kansas City after aggravating a groin injury that had slowed him since mid-October. Toler was put on season-ending injured reserve earlier this week.

Backup linebacker Josh McNary also was a full participant with a concussion. Offensive lineman Khaled Holmes was limited with a calf injury. Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey sat out with a hamstring injury and defensive linemen Aubrayo Franklin rested.

Indiana receiver declares for draft

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Indiana receiver Cody Latimer has decided to give up his final year of college eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

Latimer was the team MVP last season and became the fifth player in school history to top 1,000 yards in a season. He caught 72 passes for 1,096 yards in 2013. He finishes his college career with 135 receptions, 2,152 yards and 17 TD catches.

He’s seventh on the school’s career list in receptions and fifth in touchdowns.

The Ohio native also had five 100-yard games last season. He is a two-time all-conference selection.