Rushville Republican

November 29, 2013

Sports briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — BRMS basketball

The BRMS seventh-grade boys Black overcame a 27-20 deficit to beat Richmond Test 32-31. Mason Springman stepped to the free throw line and made free throws with no time on the clock to cap off the victory.

Springman (nine rebounds) and Cameron Craig led the Cubs in scoring with nine points each. Tyler Wilson had seven points. Rosenfeld pulled down six rebounds. Jordan Smith led the Cubs with six assists.

The Cubs fell to Shelbyville 41-21. The Cubs are 3-2 on the season.

Lady Lion frosh

The Lady Lion freshman basketball team defeated East Central 30-16 to improve to 2-0 on the young season.

Madison Owen led the Lady Lions with 10 points and six rebounds. Brooke Ash added eight points and one rebound. Brandi Adkins had six points and 11 rebounds. Kayla Aldridge finished with two points and eight rebounds. Alisha Markley had three points and three rebounds. Kassie Herbert scored two points.

Lion wrestling

The Lion wrestling team traveled to Shenandoah Tuesday and were defeated by the Raiders 42-30.

Picking up wins for the Lions were Tim Edwards, Jaykeb Thorp, Jakob Lambert, Satchel Kuhn and Tristenn Miller.

The Lions will be in action at 9 a.m. Saturday at Knightstown.

Ex-NFL player cleared in NY case involving wife

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Luke Petitgout (PEHT’-ih-goo) has been cleared of charges of shoving his wife out of a moving car.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office dropped the misdemeanor harassment case Tuesday. Prosecutors told a judge it couldn’t be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Petitgout was excused from court. His lawyer, Dennis Ring, said afterward the case “should never have been brought.”

He declined to give Petitgout’s account of the Aug. 2 episode that prompted his wife to file a police report.

He was accused of hitting her with her purse and pushing her from the car.

The former offensive tackle played college football at Notre Dame. He spent eight seasons with the Giants and one season with the Buccaneers. They released him in 2008.

Don Mattingly’s Ind. hometown toasts his career

EVANSVILLE (AP) — Baseball great Don Mattingly’s southwestern Indiana hometown has dedicated a monument in the small field where Mattingly played his first game of baseball.

Mattingly visited Garvin Park’s youth baseball field in Evansville on Saturday to help dedicate the monument, which includes the inscription, “It all started here.”

The Evansville Courier & Press reports ( ) the former New York Yankees first baseman and current Los Angeles Dodgers manager told the crowd that gathered for the dedication that his baseball career actually got its start in neighborhood backyards.

Mattingly sparked laughter among the crowd that also gathered for the renaming of a street after Mattingly when he recalled that he always cried as a child when his mother made him leave baseball practice at the youth field to take swimming lessons.