Rushville Republican

February 18, 2014

Sports briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — Regional tickets

Tickets for the girls basketball regional will go on sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday in the RCHS Athletic Office. Cost of the season pass is $10. Single session tickets are $7 and available only at the door.

BRMS girls basketball

The BRMS eighth-grade girls Black fell 25-18 to Batesville. River Paddack led the Lady Lions with 10 points. Alexis Thompson, Emily Duncan, Becky Muir and Carolanna Jessup all had two points.

The seventh-grade girls Black posted a 52-17 victory over Batesville. The Lady Cubs were led by Marissa Sullivan with 15 points. Allie Smith added 10 points. Taylor Browning had nine points followed by Dru Niedenthal eight, Karley Yager four, Madison Hinshaw four and Betsy Muir two.

The seventh-grade girls Red fell to Connersville 38-18. For the Lady Cubs, Breanna Carpenter had eight points followed by Olivia Vance six and Caitlin Philpot two.

DNR offers beginning turkey hunting workshops

Registration is open for a DNR workshop series at two locations in March that will teach how to hunt wild turkey.

“Hunt, Fish, Eat: Wild Turkey” is part of the ongoing “Hunt, Fish, Eat” program that is run by the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife and teaches self-reliance. The program is free.

Installments of the workshop series are March 15, 20 and 27 at Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area in North Judson and March 18, 25 and 29 at Morgan-Monroe State Forest in Martinsville.

All weeknight sessions will run from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday sessions will run from noon to 3 p.m., local time. Location specifics will be provided to registered participants.

Completing the program requires attending each of the three sessions.

Participants must be new hunters.

The program will focus on laws and regulations, firearms and safety, locating a hunting spot, tracking and field dressing your harvest, and handling and preparing your turkey for the table. Each session will include an opportunity to sample wild turkey recipes and examine hunting gear and resources.

All equipment is provided. Space is limited, so hunters are encouraged to register early at

For more information, contact Amanda Wuestefeld, Hoosier Outdoor Heritage coordinator with DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife, at (317) 234-8442 or

East gets by Durant, Griffin to win All-Star game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Eastern Conference finally stopped Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin — then stopped its losing streak at the NBA All-Star game.

Kyrie Irving had 31 points and 14 assists and was voted the game’s MVP, Carmelo Anthony made a record eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points, and the East rallied for a 163-155 victory over the West on Sunday night in the highest-scoring All-Star game ever.

“It’s a great honor,” Irving said. “We had a few MVPs. Everyone out here today is an MVP.”

Durant and Griffin each finished with 38 points, four shy of Wilt Chamberlain’s All-Star game record. But the East scored the final 10 points to pull out a game it trailed by 18.

“We wanted it,” LeBron James said. “I’ve been a part of the last three and in defeat.”

Irving scored 15 points in the fourth quarter as the East ended a three-game losing streak. James had 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

“The superstars of our league were just telling us to compete on every play,” Irving said. “Trying to play as much defense as possible. You know, sticking to our game plan. We had a game plan going in and we executed.”

The 318 points broke the record of 303 set in 1987.

Griffin shot 19 of 23, while Durant finished with 10 rebounds and six assists.

But the West was shut out after Durant’s 3-pointer gave it a 155-153 lead with 1:59 left. Indiana’s Paul George made three free throws, Anthony nailed his final 3-pointer, and James scored to make it 161-155. George closed it out with two more free throws and finished with 18 points.