Sports Digest: Three locals going into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

2013-04-23T21:15:00Z 2013-05-06T21:45:12Z Sports Digest: Three locals going into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame
April 23, 2013 9:15 pm

Women's basketball

THREE LOCALS GOING INTO INDIANA HOF: A class of 11 women will be welcomed as inductees Saturday into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

Six players reached the IHSAA girls state finals, two were Mental Attitude winners and two members of state championship teams.

Local inductees include Crown Point's Nancy Cowan-Eksten and Annie (Kvachkoff) Equihua and E.C. Roosevelt's Lisa Sanchez.

The other inductees are Leo's Lori Augusyniak, Fort Dodge's Kris Huffman, Ben Davis' Joe Johnson, Rushville's Melissa (Kilgore) LaGrange, North Central's Kim Land, Jasper's Karen (Bauer) Stenftenagel, Lawrenceburg's Vicki Vaughan and Decatur Central's Alan Vickrey.

In addition to these inductees, 18 women will be recognized as members of the Hall’s 2013 Silver Anniversary Team recognizing their spot as top graduating high school seniors 25 years ago. The 1988 state champion Fort Wayne Snider Panthers will be remembered and the 1987-88 Scottsburg Lady Warriorettes will be recognized on the 25th anniversary of their Hall of Fame Classic tournament championship.

The ceremony will take place at the Primo South Banquet and Conference Center, located on the south side of Indianapolis. In addition, a free public reception will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hall of Fame museum in New Castle.


Men's basketball

HANOVER'S MAX JOHNSON GOING TO IUN: Hanover Central senior Max Johnson has signed a Letter of Intent to play at Indiana University Northwest.

The 6-foot-2 guard was named the Porter County Conference MVP, leading the Wildcats to the PCC tourney title. His 864 career points rank eighth in school history. Johnson averaged 17.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game in his senior season.


College baseball

MUNSTER'S MUELLER HEADS TO PUC: Purdue Calumet coach Dave Griffin secured his 16th commitment of his inaugural recruiting class with the commitment of Munster infielder Mike Mueller.

The third baseman earned the MVP honor recently at the RailCats High School Challenge.

“Mike is a big right-handed hitter who will bring some punch to the lineup,” Griffin said. “He has the ability to play three positions — third base, first base and left field. Mike has the work ethic and desire to be very successful here, and we are looking for big things from him.”


Men's soccer

PUC HOSTS ID CAMP: Purdue Calumet will hold an Identification Camp on Saturday at the school's Intramural Field, 2300 173rd St., Hammond, between University Village Phase II and the Armory.

There is no charge. All interested individuals must register for the event between 9 to 9:45 a.m.

The coaching staff will hold a technical session at 10 and invite select players for an open play period at 4 p.m. The camp is open to all full-time undergraduate students at Purdue Calumet as well as prospective student-athletes.

For details, go to, or contact coach James Drzewiecki at (219) 989-8009 or


Girls basketball

L.C.'S BELL RINGS UP MVP HONORS: Lake Central senior Jessica Bell was named the Most Valuable Player of the Indiana Elite North vs. South basketball game.


Around the horn

The Highland High School athletic department will host eighth-grade orientation night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the HHS auditorium. ... The Robbie Hummel Basketball Camp will run June 11 to 14 at The Fieldhouse-Merrillville. Grades one to five will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and grades six to eight will meet from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $90 until May 1, when it goes up to $100. The camp will provide individual instruction on shooting, ball handling, passing, defense and team concepts. Register at Go to for a chance to win a free registration. ... Westville's athletic department is taking applications for a girls varsity volleyball assistant. For details, contact athletic director Ken Shilt at (219) 785-2531 or ... The Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff. The BCS conference commissioners announced the name of the new postseason system that starts in 2014 on Tuesday. ... Mike Brown, who led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the playoffs in all five seasons he coached them from 2005-10, has agreed in principle to a contract to return as their coach, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

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