RICHMOND AREA SPORTS BRIEFS
September 4, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Murphy wins Highland title
INDIANAPOLIS — Ron Murphy carded a two-day total of 148 to win the 2012 Highland Lake Club Championship. A.J. Jurgens was second to Murphy in the A flight with his 150.
Richard Pugh was first in B flight with 156, followed by Steve Murphy’s 160. Steve Nester was first in C flight with 167, followed by Mike Null’s 172.
Yeazel helps Pitt win tourney
National Trail graduate and University of Pittsburgh sophomore Kate Yeazel had a career-high 14 kills to help the Panthers win the their own invitational.
Pitt swept Butler 3-0 in the championship match, winning 25-17, 26-24, 28-26.
The Panthers trailed in Game 2 before a Yeazel led a 6-1 run to rally. Yeazel had seven kills on 12 attempts in Game 2.
Yeazel graduated from National Trail in 2011. Pitt (4-2) plays today at Cleveland State.
IU East sets 2012-13 schedule
The Indiana University East men’s basketball team will play 13 home games at the Richmond High School Tiernan Center as the Red Wolves’ 2012-13 schedule was released Monday.
The home slate includes a matchup against reigning KIAC champion Indiana University Southeast on Jan. 12 and the Red Wolves’ first NAIA meeting against Indiana University Kokomo for Homecoming on Nov. 16.
The Red Wolves will make a trip to College of the Ozarks, home site of the NAIA Division II National Championships, for a tournament on Jan. 4 and 5.
The Red Wolves will play an exhibition at NCAA Division I opponent IUPUI on Nov. 26.
IU East is an NAIA Division II program. The Red Wolves went 24-8 this past season and advanced to the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship for the second consecutive year.
Red Wolves earn honors
Indiana University East athletes Emily Underwood and Seth Prince earned honors from the KIAC on Monday.
Underwood, a Lincoln graduate, was Women’s Tennis Player of the Week after winning at No. 3 singles against St. Francis. Prince was named Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week after winning the Asbury Invitational in a school-record time of 17:49.
Colts sign 2 off practice squad
The Indianapolis Colts have brought back defensive back D.J. Johnson and running back Alvester Alexander to their practice squad.
Johnson came to the Colts in an offseason trade with Philadelphia. He spent all of training camp with Indy before being cut Saturday when the Colts claimed three players off waivers. Indy trimmed its roster to the NFL limit of 53 on Friday.
Alexander was an undrafted rookie from Wyoming, who originally signed with the Chicago Bears. He was released by Chicago in July, joined the Colts in mid-August as a free agent and also was waived in the first cutdown. Indianapolis now has eight players on the practice squad as it prepares for Sunday’s season opener at Chicago.
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