Rushville Republican

October 18, 2013

sports briefs


Rushville Republican

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Football: Rushville at Greensburg, 7 p.m.

Junior varsity football

The junior varsity Lion football team defeated South Dearborn 28-6.

The Lion defense kept the Knights scoreless until late in the fourth quarter. Three turnovers added in the win. Taylor Colvin and Clayton Griffith both had fumble recoveries. Jase Meyer had an interception.

Offensively, Spenser Wilson had a 5-yard touchdown and Preston Bowling added the 2-point conversion. Jacob Wilson scored on a 27-yard pass from Keith Yager as the Lions led 14-0 at the half.

Spenser Wilson added a second touchdown run (7-yards). Bowling had a 12-yard touchdown run and Jacob Wilson added the 2-point conversion. That offensive output was led by the work of the offensive line consisting of Nathan Douglass, Colvin, Hunter Barnett, Griffith, Zach Rickett, Meyer and Tyler Turner.

RCHS basketball tickets

Golden Lion Members, Corporate Sponsors and parents of players will have first choice on reserved seats for boys and girls basketball games. They should bring their tickets to the Memorial Gym Athletic Office on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. All-Sport ticket holders may begin selecting their seats on Nov. 4.

General admission tickets will be $5 (middle school and high school students will not need assigned seats).

Ticket prices are: Golden Lion Ticket $60, Adult All-Sport $50 and Student All-Sport $40.

Bourdais signs 2-year deal with KVSH

Four-time series champion Sebastien Bourdais has signed a two-year deal with KVSH Racing to replace Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan.

The contract confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday gives team principals Kevin Kalkhoven, Jimmy Vasser and James “Sulli” Sullivan hope that KVSH can compete for titles going forward now that it has a driver that is tied for second with Mario Andretti and Dario Franchitti for series championships.

“Sebastien is a proven champion and we look forward to working with him to produce more championships,” Kalkhoven said.

Kanaan won the Indianapolis 500 in May with KVSH, but decided to leave for Chip Ganassi Racing next year. KVSH acted fast in offering the same deal it offered Kanaan to three-race winner James Hinchcliffe, but the team gave Hinchcliffe a short deadline to accept the contract that did not require the driver to bring any sponsorship.

When Hinchcliffe decided KVSH’s timeline was too fast, the team moved on to Bourdais, winner of four consecutive Champ Car titles from 2004 through 2007. Bourdais has 31 victories, tied with Franchitti and Paul Tracy for eighth on the all-time wins list.

“I have raced against him and can say without a doubt that he is an exceptional driver and a true champion. We look forward to winning a lot of races with him,” said Vasser, the 1996 CART champion.

Bourdais left American open-wheel racing for Formula One following his fourth Champ Car title, joining Scuderia Toro Rosso for the 2008 season. He was replaced nine races into the 2009 season.

Bourdais joined Team Peugeot after his release and finished second in the LMP1 class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2009, dabbling in a variety of series before returning to IndyCar in 2011 for nine races with Dale Coyne Racing.