LOCAL PAIR EIGHTH AT TOURNEY: Valparaiso's Ian Dembowski and Crown Point's Daylan Schurg teamed to finish eighth in the Indiana High School State Fishing Championship on Sunday on Lake Shafer in Monticello.
The local pair, representing the Region Wrestling Academy, caught two bass, weighing 3 pounds, 14 ounces. Elijah Hamrick and Griffen Hernandes of Wabash Valley won the title with five bass at 10 pounds, 4 ounces.
C.P.'S HEIN SIGNS WITH SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS: Crown Point's Hannah Hein recently signed her National Letter of Intent to compete in equestrian at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana.
Hein was an honor roll student at Crown Point, where she just graduated. Some of her equestrian successes and achievements include being named American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Show qualifier, a five-time Indiana Quarter Horse Association all-around champion, an IQHA high-point champion and a three-time 4-H Horse and Pony grand champion.
“I was beyond excited, because I have been riding for 12 years now, and it made me feel that all my hard work has paid off,” Hein said in a media release. “I feel blessed to be able to represent SMWC and look forward to working hard.”
Hein plans to major in psychology at SMWC.
HAWKS' KEITH NAMED TOP DEFENSEMAN: Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has won his second Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player at the league's postseason awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
Crosby also collected the Art Ross Trophy as the league scoring champion and the Ted Lindsay Award as the players' choice for the NHL's most outstanding player on Tuesday night.
Boston goalie Tuukka Rask won the Vezina Trophy, and Bruins teammate Patrice Bergeron won his second Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward. Chicago's Duncan Keith won his second Norris Trophy as the league's top defenseman.
Colorado coach Patrick Roy won the Adams Award, while Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon became the youngest player to win the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie.
VIRGINIA FORCES GAME 3: Brandon Waddell limited Vanderbilt to five hits in his first nine-inning complete game, Virginia knocked out first-round draft pick Tyler Beede in the seventh, and the Cavaliers evened the College World Series finals with a 7-2 victory Tuesday night.
Each team will be playing for its first national title in baseball in the winner-take-all Game 3 tonight.
Virginia (53-15) forced the third game after Vanderbilt (50-21) rode a nine-run third inning to a 9-8 victory in the opener.
Waddell (10-3), who pitched a solid seven innings with no decision against TCU a week ago, was even better against the Commodores. He didn't allow a hit in the fifth through eighth innings and retired 12 in a row before he issued a walk with two outs in the ninth.
His first official complete game came in a six-inning, rain-shortened game against Monmouth in March.
VAN DYKEN-ROUEN TO GET BACK IN POOL FOR REHAB: Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is getting back in the pool as part of her rehabilitation.
The six-time gold medalist tweeted early Tuesday that she was excited to find out she would be swimming later in the day. She found out when a nurse came in the middle of the night to change her position and immediately posted about it using the hashtag #Freedom.
On Monday, she posted a photo of herself standing up with the help of a standing frame at Craig Hospital in suburban Denver, where she arrived last week.
A June 6 ATV crash in Arizona has left the 41-year-old paralyzed just below the waist. The odds of her ever walking again are long but she has impressed her doctors and fans with her positive attitude.
JUDGE SETS TENTATIVE MAY TRAIL DATE FOR HERNANDEZ: A judge on Tuesday scheduled a tentative May trial date for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men, and his lawyers asked a judge to issue a gag order because of intense media coverage of the murder case.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after a random nightclub encounter in Boston.
During a hearing in Suffolk Superior Court, Hernandez's lawyers asked Judge Jeffrey Locke to issue a gag order prohibiting anyone involved in the case from commenting outside court.
Attorney James Sultan said the defense is concerned that Hernandez can't get a fair trial because of extensive media coverage of his indictment in the double slayings and another murder case against Hernandez in the 2013 death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found in an industrial park near Hernandez's North Attleborough home.
MUROFUSHI APPOINTED TOKYO 2020 SPORTS DIRECTOR: Former Olympic hammer-throw champion Koji Murofushi has been appointed sports director of the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Fluent in English, the 39-year-old Murofushi was appointed Tuesday to the role which acts as a liaison between athletes, international sports federations and the organizing committee.
The sports director post was introduced at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics. Usually, athletes from the host country or former athletes with Olympic experience are appointed.