Rushville Republican

September 24, 2013

sports briefs

Rushville Republican

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Cross country: Rushville at Connersville, 5 p.m.

Volleyball: Rushville at Batesville, 5 p.m.

Tennis: Shelbyville at Rushville, 5 p.m.

Girls soccer: Connersville at Rushville, 5 p.m.

BRMS cross country

The BRMS cross country teams traveled to Shelbyville with the boys winning 27-28 and the girls falling 22-35.

For the boys, Shelbyville’s Collin Scott won in 11:07. Rushville was led by Kyle Schindler in third (11:27) followed by Ira Griffith fourth (11:48), Landis Gettinger fifth (12:25), Jacob Kirchoff seventh (12:46) and Austin Kirby eighth (13:00). Also for the Cubs, Nick Innis was 13th (14:23), Cameron Humphrey 14th (14:45), Noah Mullins 15th (15:05), Lance Beard 16th (15:12) and Errick Hayes 18th (16:46).

For the girls, Rushville’s Charity Griffith won in 12:58 followed by Katlyn Keim fifth (13:40), Shannon Dougherty eighth (14:05) and Kiara Thorp ninth (14:19). Other Rushville finishers were Megann Sasher 12th (16:39), Abby Gates 13th (16:47), Kaitlyn Miller 15th (17:42), Macy Rolfe 16th, Maddy Lewis 17th, Jenna Geise 18th, Heather Stanley 19th, and Clara Kemple 20th.

The teams also hosted Greensburg with the boys falling 24-33 and the girls falling 16-46.

For the Cubs, Schindler was third in 11:37 followed Ira Griffith fifth (11:58), Kirchoff sixth (12:05), Gettinger seventh (12:10), Kirby 12th (13:25), Innis 18th, Mullins 19th, Hayes 21st, and Beard 27th.

The Lady Cubs were led by Charity Griffith in fifth place (13:28). Katlyn Keim was eighth (14:00) followed by Shannon Dougherty10th (14:06), Kiara Thorp 11th (14:41), Megann Sasher 20th, Abby Gates 21st, Macy Rolfe 22nd, Kaitlyn Miller 23rd, Jenna Geise 28th, Maddy Lewis 29th, Heather Stanley 31st, and Clara Kemple 32nd.

BRMS volleyball

The BRMS seventh-grade volleyball team fell to Shelbyville 25-12, 25-15.

For the Lady Cubs, Brittany Kuhn had one ace and four points. Kaleigh Paramore had one ace and one point. Emma Lux played well in the back row with a diving dig.

Landmark Ind. gym faces possible closure

MUNCIE (AP) — Another of Indiana’s landmark high school gymnasiums could face being closed as school officials look to cut spending.

The Muncie school board has been holding public meetings on options such as closing schools in the face of declining enrollment.

Board president Beverly Kelley says she hadn’t considered closing the Muncie Fieldhouse until it was suggested by residents at those meetings. Kelley tells The Star Press that shuttering the 6,000-seat fieldhouse should be “on the table.”

The Anderson School Board shuttered its iconic 9,000-seat Wigwam gymnasium in a 2011 cost-cutting move.

Muncie schools official Mark Burkhart says closing the fieldhouse would save perhaps $100,000 but that the nearby Muncie Central High School doesn’t have enough gym space without it.

The fieldhouse in downtown Muncie marks its 85th anniversary in December.

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