Sports Digest: VU's Broekhoff makes Henson All-America Team

2013-03-26T21:15:00Z 2013-04-09T23:31:14Z Sports Digest: VU's Broekhoff makes Henson All-America Team
March 26, 2013 9:15 pm

Men's basketball

VU'S BROEKHOFF MAKES HENSON ALL-AMERICA TEAM: Valparaiso senior Ryan Broekhoff has been named to the Lou Henson All-America Team. The team honors the nation's best mid-major players.

Broekhoff was the recipient of the Lou Henson Award midseason honor and is eligible for the postseason Lou Henson Award, which will be presented at the awards banquet in Atlanta.

Broekhoff averaged 15.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while leading the Crusaders to a school-record 26 victories and a spot in the NCAA tournament. He finished sixth in program history in scoring and tied for second in rebounding.

VU'S BROEKHOFF, VAN WIJK EARN ALL-DISTRICT HONORS: Valparaiso seniors Ryan Broekhoff and Kevin Van Wijk earned All-District 12 honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches for the second consecutive year.

Broekhoff was a first-team selection this season after earning second-team accolades last year, while Van Wijk repeated as a second-team honoree. Broekhoff ranked among the top 30 nationally in free throw and 3-point percentage.

Van Wijk ranks eighth nationally, shooting 63.3 percent from the floor while averaging 12.4 points per game. He broke the Horizon League record with a 69.5 percent shooting percentage. He's the 32nd player in program history to reach 1,000 career points.


College football

VU'S PUETZ ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL HOF BALLOT: Former Valparaiso standout Garry Puetz is among this year's nominees for the College Football Hall of Fame.

Puetz was a two-time College Division First Team All-American selection at offensive tackle in 1971 and 1972. He also played 10 seasons in the NFL, earning a Super Bowl ring with the Redskins in 1982. This year's divisional inductees are scheduled to be unveiled May 16.


Pro hockey

BLACKHAWKS BLANK FLAMES: Ray Emery made 16 saves for his first shutout in more than three years; defensemen Nick Leddy and Brent Seabrook scored, and the Blackhawks snapped a two-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.

Emery improved to 12-0 in recording his 12th career shutout, and first since Feb. 1, 2010, when he blanked the Flames while with Philadelphia.

Emery was tested several times, but the Blackhawks outshot the Flames 35-16 in sending them to their 10th straight road loss (0-9-1).

Calgary hasn't won in the United Center in five years, going 0-8-1 in Chicago since beating the Blackhawks 4-2 on March 16, 2008.

Leddy and Seabrook's goals both deflected off Calgary goalie Miikka Kiprusoff, who stopped 33 shots. Patrick Kane assisted on both scores.


Pro baseball

SOX PLACE DANKS, SEPTIMO ON DL: Left-hander John Danks has been put on the 15-day disabled list by the White Sox as he recovers from surgery last August.

Danks, who had surgery Aug. 6 to repair a capsule tear and remove debris in his rotator cuff and biceps, has allowed 20 earned runs and 27 hits in 11 innings over four spring training starts.

Danks is entering the second season of a $60 million, five-year contract. The DL move was retroactive to Friday.

Left-hander Leyson Septimo also was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. Septimo has a strained left shoulder and hasn't pitched since March 7.

SOX CRUSH RANGERS: Chris Sale was sharp in his final tuneup for his first opening day start, and Dayan Viciedo homered to help power the White Sox past the Texas Rangers 11-3 on Tuesday.

Brandon Short hit his first two home runs of the spring and Angel Sanchez also connected for the White Sox. Sale struck out five and allowed a solo shot to Geovany Soto in four otherwise perfect innings.


Pro football

HAYDEN AGREES TO ONE-YEAR DEAL WITH BEARS: The Bears agreed to a one-year contract with veteran cornerback Kelvin Hayden on Tuesday.

The 6-foot, 195-pound Hayden made two starts and played in 16 games last season for Chicago and led the league with four opponent fumble recoveries. He also recorded 40 tackles and an interception.


Around the horn

Crown Point Swim Club's evaluations will run from 5:45 to 8 p.m. today at the high school pool. For details, call head coach John Krick at (219) 838-3294 until 4 p.m. weekdays. ... NASCAR is not penalizing Tony Stewart for scuffling with Joey Logano on pit road at California, and viewed the crash between Logano and Denny Hamlin as a racing incident. ... Due to last weekend's inclement weather, Valparaiso's baseball series with Milwaukee has been moved to Les Miller Field at Illinois-Chicago. Friday's game will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday's doubleheader will start at 3:30 p.m. ... The Valparaiso softball team's home opener has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday against Western Illinois.




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