DeAndre Williams took an extra week but has finally decided where he will play. The 6'9 standout announced a six pm CDT on Instagram he would play for Coach Penny Hardaway and Memphis in the American Athletic Conference. Williams will have two years of eligibility remaining, It is not guaranteed he will be allowed to play next season because of NCAA transfer rules. His final four choices were Arkansas, Baylor, Kentucky and Memphis.
Jasper Youth Baseball will play
Jasper Youth Baseball President Jason Stamm announced Jasper Youth Baseball will have a limited season and will incorporate strict sanitary and social distancing guidelines. Little League International stated the season could not start till June 14th. Games could be started July 6th. Jason Stamm will join us on the Sports this Tuesday to explain more. WITZ-FM will be broadcasting select Jasper Youth League games this summer.
Jaspers Ruxer Golf Course closes.
The Jasper Park Board has decided to close the Ruxer Golf Course. it was decommissioned at this weeks board meeting. Flooding has been a problem at the course virtually every year. The course did not open till July 12 last year because of flooding. The future of the course is now in the hands of the Jasper Common Council. the council will now look at the next steps to make the best use of the property
Anna Alstadt will run Track at Akron
Anna Alstadt Southridge Senior Track and Volleyball standout has executed a National Letter of Intent to run Track at the University of Akron in Akron Ohio. Alstadt had many Volleyball and Track achievements at Southridge. In Volleyball she played in the East West Allstar match, tied a single match record for blocks and was the MVP with most kills and blocks. In Track she was all conference and Sectional 400 meter champion and has the school redord in the 400 meters. At Akron she will pursue a degree in Supply Chain/Operations Management.
Former Vincennes Rivet Coach Tim Young has been named the new girls basketball coach at Vincennes Lincoln. Young was 223-27 in ten years at Rivet. He had five state finals appearances in ten years and his team won the 2011 state championship. Young replaces Travis Connor, who retired. Connor's Alices were 19-5 last season. His record at Vincennes Lincoln was 132-88.
Tecumseh names new Head Football Coach
Tecumseh High School has named Brett Szabo their new Head Football Coach. He replaces Jeff Daming who took the top spot at South Spencer. Szabo has most recently been Head Coach at Evansville North and won a Sectional Championship as Head Coach at Bedford North Lawrence.
OVL Cancels season
In a prepared statement OVL President John Bruce announced cancellation of the 2020 season. The League met in a video conference Saturday and after looking over all options and trying to put some sort of season together. It was decided to cancel. The vote was very close 5-4.
Andy Lasher named new Head Baseball Coach at Oakland City University
Former Dubois County Bomber Coach and University of Evansville standout Andy Lasher has been named head baseball coach at Oakland City University. Lasher led the Bombers to both OVL regular season and playoff championships as well as a Bluegrass World Series Championship. Lasher replaces T Ray Fletcher. The long time coach recently became the schools athletic director.
Gouard new USI MBB Coach
1999 USI graduate Stan Gouard has been named the 10th head basketball coach in USI program history. Over the past 12 years Gouard has lifted the U Indy Basketball program to national prominence. This includes 8 NCAA Division 2 appearances, mulktiple All Americans and a number one ranking, he was also the 2014 GLVC Coach of the year. He replaces Rodney Watson who retired March 23 as USIs longest tenured mens basketball coach.
The Frontier League which includes the Evansville Otters announced yesterday (Wednesday) they are delaying the scheduled May 14 start of the season. The League will become the largest independent baseball league in North America after merging with the Can Am League in the off season. The League statement stated they will continue to monitor the situation and will announce a start for the season at an appropriate time.
Oakland City University goes NAIA
In the Council of Presidents meeting yesterday Oakland City University was approved in its move from NCAA Division 2 to NAIA. They were one of five teams to be approved. They will play in the River States Conference. The Conference rebranded in 2016 and was formerly called the Kentucky Interscholastic Athletic Conference. Oakland City played in that conference from 1968 to 1975.