Rushville Republican

October 8, 2013

sports briefs


Rushville Republican

---- — Today’s event

Cross country: EIAC meet at Connersville, 5 p.m.

Volleyball: Rushville at Connersville, 6 p.m.

Hoosiers lose another freshman

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Indiana freshman guard Stanford Robinson will be out indefinitely after injuring his right knee during Friday night’s practice at Assembly Hall.

The team issued a statement Saturday saying he is beginning treatment for the undisclosed injury and will undergo daily evaluation. He did participate in the team activities before Saturday afternoon’s football game, and the statement said he was dressed at Saturday’s practice.

Robinson is the third Indiana freshman to sustain an injury since mid-September.

Forward Troy Williams injured his right hand and center Luke Fischer hurt his left shoulder. Both were expected to miss a “couple of weeks,” though neither participated in Friday night’s festivities.

Indiana’s freshmen class was ranked among the nation’s best.

Youngstown State gets past ISU 35-24

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Martin Ruiz ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns and Kurt Hess became Youngstown State’s all-time leader in passing yards in a 35-24 Missouri Valley Conference win over Indiana State on Saturday.

Ruiz did all his damage before the game was delayed by weather late in the third quarter. By then the Penguins (5-1, 2-0) had built a 28-10 lead.

Mike Perish threw two late touchdown passes, the first of which included two laterals before Sampson Levingston covered the final 8 yards for the Sycamores (1-4, 0-1) to make it close. He finished with 392 yards and three TDs.

Hess threw for just 164 yards but only needed 6 to pass Tom Zetts, who had 7,728 yards from 2003-07. Hess also passed Zetts for No. 1 in total offense.

Ruiz scored on a 44-yard run and a 13-yarder sandwiched around a Jameel Smith 95-yard interception return for a 21-3 lead.

Julia Potter tops Mid-Am qualifying

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Reinstated amateur Julia Potter shot a 3-over 74 on Sunday to top stroke-play qualifying in the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur.

The 25-year-old left-hander, from Granger, Ind., had a 1-over 143 total at Biltmore Forest Country Club. The top 64 players advanced to match play in the event for players 25 and older.

“I was really afraid that I was going to be that girl who goes 69-79,” Potter said. “The pin placements, compared to yesterday, are definitely in more difficult spots. Not only difficult to get to, but difficult to putt.”

Potter, an event coordinator who underwent back surgery at age 16 because of scoliosis, is a former University of Missouri player who regained her amateur status last year after two seasons on the Symetra Tour.

Four-time champion Meghan Stasi of Oakland Park, Fla., was second at 6 over after a 72.

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