Rushville Republican

August 9, 2013

Sports Briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — 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.

Magic City Orioles

Try-outs for the 2014 13U season for the Magic City Orioles will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the New Castle varsity high school field. For more information, call 765-465-0780.

Ephlin wins tourney

At Cooper’s Sport Bowl in Anderson, RCHS junior J.T. Ephlin won the end of year scholarship tourney presented by TKO. TKO is a tournament bowling club that runs state wide tournaments for its members. The final event of the year is a tourney for scholarship money. Bowling his first three games on a sport pattern he scored 184 – 206 – 186 for a 572 total and second place.

After a break, the bowlers roll three more games with Ephlin this time hitting 205 – 244 – 170 for a 6-game total of 1,195 and qualifying first place for the stepladder finals.

In the championship game, Ephlin had a 36-pin lead through seven frames. With a miss in the 9th frame and his opponent throwing five strikes to end the game, Ephlin was forced to throw a double in the 10th for the victory. He barely hit the head pin with the first ball and carried a strike and then threw a great shot to win the first place prize of a $1,000 scholarship. This is a repeat as Ephlin won the tournament the previous year.

Pacers’ schedule announced

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Pacers will appear on national television 17 times this season, the NBA announced Monday.

Indiana has eight games on ESPN, two on TNT and seven on NBA TV.

The reigning Central Division champs will face two-time defending champion Miami at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Dec. 10 and March 26. The Chicago Bulls come to town Nov. 6 and March 21. Indiana also will host Brooklyn on Nov. 9. Western Conference champion San Antonio visits Indy on March 31, and Oklahoma City comes to town April 13.

The Pacers open the season Oct. 29 by hosting Orlando, featuring No. 2 overall pick and former Indiana University star Victor Oladipo. They also will host Washington on Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. and Cleveland at 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

Union files appeal of Rodriguez’s suspension

CHICAGO (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association has formally appealed Alex Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension.

The New York Yankees slugger was suspended through the 2014 season on Monday when the league penalized 13 players following an investigation into Biogenesis of America, a shuttled Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.

The other 12 players accepted 50-game suspensions, but Rodriguez said he planned to fight. Union head Michael Weiner said the punishment for the third baseman was “way out of line.”