Rushville Republican

July 30, 2013

Sports Briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — Fall sports practices

The RCHS Athletic Department has announced the first practice days and time for fall sports. All athletes must have a physical on file prior to starting practice.

Girls golf: 9 to 11 a.m., Aug. 2 at Antler Pointe

Boys soccer: 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 5 at practice field

Girls soccer: 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 5 at practice field

Boys tennis: 4 to 6 p.m., Aug. 5 at tennis courts

Volleyball: 4 to 6:30 p.m., Aug. 5 in gym addition

Cross country: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aug. 5 at Memorial Gym

Football: 6:15 to 7:15 a.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aug. 5 at Memorial Gym

BRMS football practice

BRMS 7th and 8th grade football practice begin Aug. 5. Practice is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All athletes must have a physical on file at BRMS to begin practice.

RCHS tickets

RCHS all-sports and Golden Lion tickets will be 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.

Indians rally falls short

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Tribe scored once in the ninth and moved the game-tying run to third with two outs, but ultimately saw its final-frame comeback fall just 90 feet short as the Indianapolis Indians (63-47) dropped a 2-1 nail biter to the Syracuse Chiefs (48-59) on Sunday afternoon at Victory Field.

The defeat extends the Tribe’s losing streak to a season-high six straight games, but with a Louisville loss tonight, Indianapolis can again retain it’s 10-game lead in the International League West Division.

Trailing 2-0 in the final frame of the contest, Tribe reliever Atahualpa Severino (1.0 IP, H) gave up one hit while keeping Syracuse off the board to set the stage for another potential Indians rally in the home half of the inning.

The Indians, who had failed to score in the first eight innings, thanked their southpaw reliever for the extra opportunity as LF Andrew Lambo brought his team within just one run by smashing a leadoff double, taking third on a groundout from RF Jerry Sands and scoring on a sac fly from 2B Jared Goedert to cut the deficit in half at 2-1.

Wiebe wins Senior British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Bernhard Langer gave Mark Wiebe one too many chances at the Senior British Open.

Wiebe took advantage of Langer’s failure to close out the tournament, beating the German on the fifth playoff hole Monday at Royal Birkdale for his first senior major title.

The American used a superb approach shot from the rough to set up a two-putt for par, while Langer failed to get up and down, seeing his par putt stay out.

“I’m speechless,” Wiebe said. “I think it’s always better for both players had there been a birdie to win the playoff instead of a bogey, but right now, I don’t really care. I’m glad it’s over, and I’m honored.

Langer led by two shots going into the final hole of regulation Sunday, only to settle for a double bogey when he struggled to get out of a bunker. The playoff was then halted after two holes because of darkness and resumed Monday, with Langer immediately missing another chance to win when his 12-foot putt wouldn’t drop.

Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222, ext. 114