There’s big news on the hardcourt in the Fort Wayne area
Introducing Club 1
Local basketball coaches joined Parkview Sports Medicine, SportONE and Cougar Basketball as they introduced Club 1; an innovative approach to youth basketball that combines the largest youth basketball leagues in northern Indiana with one of the top college coaching staffs in the state.
Club1 Basketball is led by experienced college coaches who focus on the importance of high school coaches’ involvement in helping young athletes reach their full potential. The league offers the opportunity for players of all ages (elementary through high school) to hone their skills through leagues, tournaments, travel teams, camps and individual instruction – all in one place.
Until recently, the Northeast Corner Basketball League (NCBL) was the largest youth basketball league in the area offering five-week leagues to boys and girls teams in each age division from 3rd-8th grade. Now, the NCBL has teamed up with the Cougar Basketball coaching staff and Parkview Sports Medicine to create the new league and offers a comprehensive basketball club including high school athletes and more teams than ever before. Club1 Basketball opportunities for boys and girls:
- Basketball leagues (grades 3-8) in Fort Wayne, Northeast Indiana, South Bend, and Kokomo.
- Cougar64 High School Exposure League (boys and girls grade 9-12)-Fall and Spring in Fort Wayne and South Bend-invitation or coach recommendation only
- Statewide school team State Championship Series (grades 3-8)
- Travel Basketball teams (grades 3-12) throughout Northern Indiana
- Summer basketball camps (grades 3-12) hosted at the University of Saint Francis
- College exposure camps and showcases (grades 9-12)
- Summer shootouts for high school varsity, JV and their middle school teams (grades 7-12)
For more information about Club1 visit www.club1basketball.com or contact Chad LaCross and Luke
The Payne (Ohio) Ball Association will be hosting an 8 & under girls softball coach-pitch all-star tournament from Friday, July 10, through Sunday, July 12.
Players must be eight years or younger as of December 31, 2014. Teams are guaranteed three games and awards include a minimum of top two teams as well as individual game awards for each team.
At the Marion Regional, Juniors Kaniah Creech and punched their ticket to the 2015 Girls’ State Track meet. Kaniah makes a return trip by placing 3rd in the 100 Meter Dash. Haley Whitacre continued a great season of improvement by besting her previous personal best in the discus by 3′ and placed 3rd too to earn her first trip to the state meet. The Girls’ State Track & Field Meet will be held on Saturday, June 6th at Indiana University in Bloomington. This is the third year in a row, the girls’ team has had a girl in the State Meet.
Come from 7 runs back to get sectional victory in 7th inning
NEW HAVEN – Just in time, the New Haven bats woke up in a battle of Class 3A top-10 teams in the New Haven baseball sectional.
The No. 6 Bulldogs overcame a seven-run deficit and completed an improbable 11-10 comeback win in the bottom of the seventh against No. 5 Leo on Friday.
In the seventh, Reese Olden led off with a single, went to second on a sacrifice bunt and to third on a wild pitch. Leo chose to intentionally walk Bulldog big hitters Garrett Mohler and Hayden Graham to load the bases.
Sean Ferguson then lifted a fly ball to right field, and Olden scored easily for the game-winning run.
“It was crazy,” Olden said of making the comeback. “I don’t know how, but I am just glad we got the win. That could have been bad. I am still stunned by it. Earlier this year, we were down 10-1 to Snider, and we just battled back and got the win the same way we did here.”
SUMMER SOARE PROGRAMS will be held in East Allen County this summer. These programs were developed to bring quality coaching and training to enhance athletic performance for grades 5th through 8th. As we all know, 80-85% of an athletes success is based on their effort, and 20% is the knowledge, guidance, leadership and motivation of the coaches and trainers. Our professionals have over 120 years of experience and want to help your athlete soare, both individually and within their sport. Programs run June 8th – July 17th. Monday and Wednesdays are SPORT 4U CLINICS and offered at two locations. Prince Chapman Academy 9:15 am – 10:30am baseball, basketball, and track/ 10:30-11:45 is volleyball. New Haven High School 10:15 – 11:30am are Tennis and Cheer/Tumble/Stunt. Tuesdays and Thursdays is the TRAIN 2 SOARE (T2S) program works on speed, overall strength, agility, range of motion, and educational support for parents. T2S is located at Prince Chapman 9am – 5/6th girls, 10am 5/6th boys, 11am 7/8th (both). S3TRAINING is another program offered providing sport specific small group (4-6) focused training, this program provides a trainer that will work closely with the group to enhance specific skills athletes and parents want them to work (this program is for grades 5 – 12). All programs descriptions are located below. Online registration is already open and available at www.wellstrategiesinc.org. Registration will remain open the first week (June 8th – June 11th). For questions, please contact Kerri Zurbuch @ 260-433-0024 or email her at Kerri@wellstrategiesinc.org. Well Strategies Inc is not–for-profit 501c focused on building strong foundations for total wellness. Well Strategies is the developer of the SUMMER SOARE PROGRAMS and Indiana Physical Therapy is the program sponsor.
NEW HAVEN 5, HOMESTEAD 4
WP—Treat. LP—Moore. 2B—Mohler 2 (NH), Anderson (H), Lundsford (H), Deeter (H). HR—Myers (H).
The Leo baseball team, ranked fifth in Class 3A thanks to a 19-2 record, begins its pursuit of a state title against New Haven in the New Haven Sectional.
The Lions learned their fate Tuesday when the IHSAA announced the state tournament brackets. If they survive that first matchup, they face the winner of a Bishop Dwenger-Angola matchup.
Also in Leo’s sectional is a game between Bishop Luers and Concordia, with the winner advancing to face Garrett.
In the 3A NorthWood Sectional, Wawasee plays Whitko, and West Noble drew Lakeland.
In the 3A Bellmont Sectional, the host Braves face Columbia City, with Norwell playing Northfield. Heritage is also in the Bellmont Sectional.
The 4A DeKalb and Homestead sectionals have plenty of action.
At DeKalb, the Barons play North Side, Carroll plays East Noble, and Snider plays Northrop. At Homestead, the Spartans face Huntington North. South Side and Wayne play, with Jay County awaiting the winner.
Also in 4A, in the Elkhart Memorial Sectional, Warsaw drew a date with the host school.
In Class 2A’s Eastside Sectional, the host Blazers open against Adams Central, with the winner to take on Bluffton. Elsewhere in that sectional, Churubusco opposes South Adams, and Canterbury opposes Woodlan.
2015 IHSAA New Haven Girls Track Sectional – 05/19/2015
Patrick D. Monaghan Track & Field Facilities
Results – meet
1. Homestead 156
2. New Haven 87.5
3. Fort Wayne Wayne 87
4. Huntington North 83
5. Bellmont 65.5
6. Fort Wayne Bishop Luers 53
7. South Adams 46
8. Fort Wayne Canterbury 17
9. Heritage 14
10. Adams Central 13