Rushville Republican

November 26, 2013

sports briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — BRMS basketball

The BRMS seventh-grade boys Red basketball team defeated Greensburg 21-17. Aaron Trebley and Brennan Baker led the Cubs with seven points each. Ethan Zeisloft added four points and Trey Cain had three points.

The Cubs then fell to Laurel 39-20. For the Cubs, Zeisloft led the way with six points followed by Tyce Carrol five, Baker four, Keith Hallgarth two, Florian Boyer two and Aaron Duncan one.

Football state finals

The 41st annual IHSAA football state finals presented by the Indianapolis Colts will be held Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Here is a look at the match-ups for the state finals:


Class A: Tri-Central (13-1) vs. Eastern Hancock (14-0), noon

Class 3A: Andrean (14-0) vs. Brebeuf Jesuit (11-3), 3:30 p.m.

Class 5A: Westfield (12-1) vs. Indianapolis Cathedral (9-5), 7:05 p.m.


Class 2A: Tipton (11-3) vs. Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter (12-2), noon

Class 4A: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger (11-3) vs. Columbus East (14-0), 3:30 p.m.

Class 6A: Carmel (10-3) vs. Warren Central (10-3) , 7:05 p.m.

New hockey team to play at Indiana fairgrounds

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The owners of a new minor league hockey franchise plan to make the renovated Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum its home starting next year.

The new East Coast Hockey League franchise will mark a return of professional hockey to Indianapolis since its last team folded in 2004.

Fairgrounds officials announced Monday that the ownership group led by Carmel businessman Jim Hallett has signed a five-year agreement to play in the arena, which is undergoing a $63 million renovation. The team is to announce its name Tuesday and start playing in October 2014.

The Indianapolis team will join a league that now has 22 franchises across the country, including teams in Fort Wayne, Evansville and Cincinnati.

The renovated Fairgrounds Coliseum also will be home court for IUPUI’s basketball teams.

Gostkowski FG gives Pats OT win over Broncos

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady erased a 24-point deficit. Peyton Manning’s touchdown pass forced overtime.

The game was in the hands of two great quarterbacks.

Then a punting duel ensued and a live ball hit the leg of a backup cornerback.

Tony Carter ran into Ryan Allen’s punt after it bounced, Nate Ebner recovered for the Patriots at the Broncos 13-yard line and Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 31-yard field goal with 1:56 left in overtime to give New England a 34-31 win over Denver on Sunday night.

“What a crazy game and what a fun finish,” Gostkowski said.

The Patriots lost fumbles on their first three possessions and they were booed several times in the first half.

But Brady threw for three touchdowns to lead the Patriots (8-3) from a 24-0 halftime deficit against the NFL’s best offense for a 31-24 lead as New England scored on its first five possessions of the second half. Then Manning threw an 11-yard scoring pass to Demaryius Thomas for the Broncos (9-2), tying it at 31.