Rushville Republican

August 2, 2013

Sports Briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — Fall sports practices

The RCHS Athletic Department has announced the first practice days and time for fall sports. All athletes must have a physical on file prior to starting practice.

Girls golf: 9 to 11 a.m., Aug. 2 at Antler Pointe

Boys soccer: 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 5 at practice field

Girls soccer: 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 5 at practice field

Boys tennis: 4 to 6 p.m., Aug. 5 at tennis courts

Volleyball: 4 to 6:30 p.m., Aug. 5 in gym addition

Cross country: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aug. 5 at Memorial Gym

Football: 6:15 to 7:15 a.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aug. 5 at Memorial Gym

BRMS football practice starts Aug. 5

BRMS 7th and 8th grade football practice begin Aug. 5. Practice is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All athletes must have a physical on file at BRMS to begin practice.

RCHS tickets

RCHS all-sports and Golden Lion tickets are on sale in the Athletic Office beginning Monday. Office hours are 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $50 for adult all-sports, $40 for student all-sports, $60 for Golden Lion and $180 for family plan.

Raintree tune up this weekend at Mt. Lawn

Van Hoy Oil Series Late Models and Hornets will be in action this Saturday at Mt. Lawn Speedway in what will be a tune up to the 43rd running of the Raintree 100 scheduled for Aug. 10. Late Model car count has shown signs of improvement recently and track officials are looking forward to an even better car count for the Raintree.

Street drags and pedal car races will be on the program for the 3rd. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for kids 6-10 with 5 and under free.

Practice and the grandstand gate open at 5 p.m., qualifications at 6:15 p.m. with racing getting underway at 7:30 p.m.

C. Ind. race track fighting bill for overdue taxes

ANDERSON (AP) — The company that owns the Anderson Speedway in central Indiana is fighting county officials over a $125,000 bill for overdue property taxes.

The race track was listed as part of a Madison County tax sale until it was removed by a judge last month after Action Entertainment paid $25,000 of the outstanding bill.

Company president Rick Dawson tells The Herald Bulletin the track is behind on it property taxes, but that it is appealing the tax assessment and amount of penalties owed. Dawson says track’s been successful the past couple years after having business troubles during the recession.

The tax dispute is also jeopardizing the track’s liquor license renewal in October because county officials must certify there are no delinquent taxes for that to be approved.

Browns RB Richardson gets tips from Marshall Faulk

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns running back Trent Richardson spent time after practice with Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk.

Richardson has long admired Faulk, one of the NFL’s most versatile backs who rushed for 12,279 yards and added 6,875 receiving yards with 136 career touchdowns. Richardson wants to be a “three-down” back like Faulk, who was at training camp as an analyst for NFL Network and will be attending the Hall of Fame festivities this weekend in Canton.

Richardson, who has studied tape of Faulk to try and pick up some of his shifty moves, got some advice from the superstar on running pass routes. Richardson said Faulk is “still the king” of running the “angle route.”

Faulk says Richardson has the drive “to be great. He wants it.”