Rushville Republican

October 29, 2013

sports briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — Women’s tennis: Asbury 5, IU East 2

NEW ALBANY - The Indiana University East women’s tennis team fell 5-2 in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals at Indiana University Southeast.

The Red Wolves, who were the No. 6 seed for the tournament, finished the season with a 4-13 mark. Asbury, the No. 3 seed, is 11-4.

IU East senior No. 1 singles player Paige Froman (Rushville, Ind./Ball State University) was named to the all-KIAC team in a ceremony held before the match. Froman made the all-conference team for the second consecutive season.

Froman was a double winner for IU East against Asbury. Froman won in straight sets at No. 1 singles and teamed with sophomore Chelsea Helms (Centerville, Ind./Centerville High School) for a victory at No. 1 doubles. Froman and Helms rallied from a 7-4 deficit to win 9-7.

The match was stopped after the Eagles secured the fifth point required for a team win. Helms was tied at 5 in the first set at No. 4 singles, and freshman No. 5 singles player Kristian Ketron (Williamsburg, Ind./Northeastern High School) had won the first set and led in the second set when the match ended.

“Good effort against a strong Asbury team,” said IU East coach Erskine Ratchford.

Hunter education class offered

A hunter education course is being offered to the public free of charge in Carthage. The Carthage Volunteer Fire Department, located at 208 S. Main St. in Carthage, will host the class from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9.

The class will be taught by Indiana Conservation Officers and volunteer instructors. Topics covered include safe firearm handling afield and in the home, hunting ethics and laws, tree stand safety, wildlife management, archery, and more.

Anybody born after Dec. 31, 1986 is required to take this course before they can purchase an Indiana hunting license. All are welcome to attend. Those 12 years of age and under should be accompanied by an adult. Please bring writing utensils. Lunch will be provided.

On-line pre-registration is required. Those planning to attend should visit to register for the class and view other pertinent details. Registration should be done early as seating is limited.

Basketball sign-ups

Sign-ups for girls’ basketball at the Boys and Girls Club of Rush County runs through Nov. 2. The league is for girls in grades 3-6. Practice will begin Nov.6. Practices will be on Wednesday with games on Saturday. For more information, contact William Walker at 932-2765 or 561-1718.

North Dakota St. 56, Indiana St. 10.

TERRE HAUTE (AP) — Brock Jensen threw four touchdown passes and Jordon Strangler returned two punts for touchdowns as North Dakota State avenged its only loss from the 2012 season by beating Indiana State 56-10 Saturday.

Jensen completed 13 of 14 passes for 186 yards and added 46 yards rushing and Zach Vraa caught seven balls for 122 yards and two touchdowns for the Bison (8-0, 5-0 Missouri Valley Conference).

Indiana State (1-7, 0-4) was limited to 157 total yards and converted just three of 15 third downs as NDSU racked up six sacks and 11 tackles for loss. The Bison, the two-time defending national champions, came into the game ranked first in the FCS in four statistical categories, including total defense (257.9) and third down conversion defense (.250).

Rob Tonyan Jr. and Kendall Walker combined to complete four of 20 passes for 59 yards for the Sycamores.