Rushville Republican

October 4, 2013

sports briefs

Rushville Republican

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Football: Lawrenceburg at Rushville, 7 p.m.

BRMS volleyball

The seventh-grade volleyball team traveled to Knightstown and fell in three sets. Knightstown took the early lead in the first set and the Lady Cubs could not recover, falling 25-21. McKenzie Muckerheide served 13 straight points for the Lady Cubs in the second set as BRMS knotted the match with a 25-10 win in the set. A close final set was won by Knightstown 15-10.

For the Lady Cubs, Muckerheide had three aces and 15 points on serve. Betsy Muir served two aces. Brittany Kuhn, Dru Neidenthal and Kayleigh Paramore all served one ace.

BRMS cross country

The BRMS cross country teams competed in the EIAC meet at South Dearborn.

For the boys, Batesville was first with 53 followed by Greensburg 63, Sunman-Dearborn 84, BRMS 98, Connersville 109, South Dearborn 130 and Greendale 150.

“We had an excellent week of practice. With our No. 2 runner, Landis Gettinger, out with an injury, the boys stepped up and ran amazingly. Seven of the eight boys ran personal records and three of them were all-conference. The girls had six personal records with two girls making all-conference,” Coach Rick Cumberworth said.

All-conference for the boys included Kyle Schindler (sixth, 11:15), Ira Griffith (ninth, PR 11:28) and Jacob Kirchoff (10th, PR 11:30). Also for the Cubs were Austin Kirby was 32nd (PR 12:46), Cameron Humphrey 41st (PR 13:19), Errick Hayes 45th (PR 14:01), Lance Beard 48th (PR 14:18) and Noah Mullins reserve 27th (14:20).

For the girls, Greensburg was first with 34 followed by Batesville 54, Sunman-Dearborn 68, BRMS 130, South Dearborn 138, Connersville 144 and Greendale 152.

All-conference for the Lady Cubs included Charity Griffith seventh (PR 12:39) and Katlyn Keim 11th (PR 13:01). Shannon Dougherty was 27th (13:55) followed by Kiara Thorp 39th (14:32), Abby Gates 46th (PR 15:45), Megann Sasher 47th (15:46), and Kaitlyn Miller 49th (16:37). In the reserve race, Maddy Lewis was 33rd (PR 17:10), Heather Stanley 37th (PR 18:15), Macy Rolfe 38th (18:16), Jenna Geise 41st (18:22), Clara Kemple 43rd (19:14) and Brooke Leisure 44th (PR 20:41).

Combs invited to games

Rushville graduate and current Trine University football player Blaek Combs has been invited to participate in the All-American Bowl in Minneapolis and the Aztec Bowl in Mexico. Combs is a senior strong safety for the Thunder.

An account has been set up at Wells Fargo in Rushville to take donations in helping Combs raise the sponsorship fees to be able to participate in these opportunities. For more information, contact Tonya Buckley at 765-561-3650.

Irvin returns to Seahawks after suspension

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — After the final preseason game, Bruce Irvin didn’t want to remove his jersey and shoulder pads, knowing it would be sometime in October before he would be back in a Seahawks uniform.

No wonder Irvin wore a huge smile Wednesday when he finally got back on the practice field after serving a four-game suspension for using a banned substance.

Irvin, the Seahawks’ first-round pick in 2012, spent most of his four-week suspension in West Virginia where he went to college. Irvin said he tried to stay in football shape and to pass along the message to college players not to take their opportunities for granted.

Irvin is making a position switch from defensive end to outside linebacker as the Seahawks try to use his athleticism in the pass rush and in coverage.

Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222, ext. 114