Rushville Republican

December 13, 2013

Sports Briefs

Rushville Republican

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Boys basketball: Franklin County at Rushville, 6 p.m.

Two Lions honored by IFCA

Rushville’s Clay Tressler and Garrett Hittle have been selected to the 2013 IFCA 3A All-State team. Tressler earned the honor as a defensive back and Hittle was named as a linebacker.

Lions fall at Richmond

The Lion wrestling team dropped a 44-36 decision to host Richmond Tuesday.

Picking up wins for the Lions were Randy Collyer by forfeit, Jaykeb Thorp by pin, Jakob Lambert by pin, Grant McLaughlin by pin, Garrett Hittle by forfeit and Tristenn Miller by pin.

The Lions are 3-7 entering the Rushville 5-way at 9 a.m. Saturday.

BRMS eighth-grade wins

The BRMS eighth-grade boys Black defeated Tri 49-42. The Cubs were led in scoring by Zach Hoeing’s 16 points. Three other Cubs contributed nine points or more. Owen Wiles led the Cubs in rebounding and hit 7-of-8 from the charity stripe.

Lion frosh basketball

The Lion freshmen basketball defeated Knightstown 24-23 in an solid defensive outing by Rushville. Rushville lead the entire game, but lost the lead with under a minute to play. Ike Sheehan knocked down two free throws with 18 seconds to go to give the Lions the lead 24-23. Elijah Miller led the Lions in scoring with 12 points. JC Newhouse scored eight. Nick Sprinkle and Ike Sheehan each scored two.

February Canada goose season to continue

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is again offering a late season for hunting Canada geese.

The season runs Feb. 1-15 in 30 counties: Steuben, LaGrange, Elkhart, St. Joseph, La Porte, Starke, Marshall, Kosciusko, Noble, DeKalb, Allen, Whitley, Huntington, Wells, Adams, Boone, Hamilton, Madison, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby, Vermillion, Parke, Vigo, Clay, Sullivan and Greene.

The late season helps control the population of the breeding “giant” subspecies of Canada geese around urban areas, a common issue in Indiana and surrounding states. Indiana has offered hunters a late Canada goose season in select counties every February since 2008.

A valid hunting license, Indiana waterfowl stamp privilege, signed federal duck stamp and a HIP (Harvest Information Program) number are required to hunt during this season.

No special permit is needed for the late Canada goose season, and birds no longer need to be checked.

Indiana hunters harvested 8,100 Canada geese during the 2013 late season, the same number as in 2012, according to estimates from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The total late-season harvest for Indiana across all six years is estimated at 41,600 geese.

The season may be closed or the bag limit reduced in future years if local Canada goose populations are sufficiently reduced. Based on the population reductions Indiana has seen, the bag limit is likely to be reduced to three for the 2015 late season, DNR waterfowl biologist Adam Phelps said. However, the bag limit will remain five for the upcoming February 2014 season.