Rushville Republican

May 2, 2014

Sports Briefs

Rushville Republican

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Softball: Rushville at Morristown, 4:30 p.m.

Baseball: East Central at Rushville, 5:30 p.m.


Track: Rushville at Greensburg Invitational, 10 a.m.

Tennis: Rushville Invitational, 8 a.m.


Track: Franklin County at Rushville, 4:45 p.m.

Softball: New Palestine at Rushville, 5:30 p.m.

Golf: Richmond, Franklin County at Rushville, 5 p.m.

Combs honored

IRVING, TEXAS - Seven Trine football seniors were recognized by the National Football Foundation as members of the 2014 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, the foundation announced Tuesday.

Ben Clark (Bradley, Ill./Bradley Bourbonnais Community), Blaek Combs (Rushville, Ind./Rushville Consolidate), Jeff Harbrecht (Lowell, Ind./Lowell), Tony Miranda (Goshen, Ind./Northwood), Caleb Nitz (Baroda, Mich./Lakeshore), Derek Posey (Newark, Ohio/Utica) and Jim West (Berne, Ind./South Adams) were all recognized as members of the 2014 NFF Hampshire Honors Society. The society is comprised of football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better throughout their college careers.

Heisman winner Winston accused of taking crab legs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was issued a civil citation after sheriff’s deputies said he walked out of a supermarket without paying for $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish.

The 20-year-old Florida State quarterback said he forgot to pay for the food. The offense was relatively minor but drew attention both because of his stature and because it was his latest brush with the law. Winston had been the subject of a much more serious, monthslong investigation into allegations that he had sexually assaulted a woman in December 2013. A prosecutor declined to charge him, citing a lack of evidence and gaps in the accuser’s story.

Leon County Sheriff’s Maj. Michael Wood said Wednesday that Publix employees called deputies, who went to Winston’s apartment about three hours later. Winston was cooperative and told the deputies he forgot to pay for the food, but he did not contact the store or return there to pay for the items, Wood said.

“The facts are not in dispute,” Wood said. “He left without paying.”

Spurs top Mavs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tony Parker was nursing a sprained left ankle and playing a critical playoff game on no sleep only hours after the birth of his first child.

It was the perfect formula for a resurgent performance from the San Antonio Spurs point guard.

Parker had 23 points and five assists and San Antonio never trailed in a 109-103 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in the first-round series.

“Coming into the game I told him this is perfect for you,” Spurs forward Tim Duncan said. “This is what he does in situations like this where he doesn’t get a lot of sleep or is in a stressful situation. He always seems to play better. I somewhat expected it from him.