Rounding Third 1-19-17
Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:13 AM
COUGARS SEEK HOOPS COACHES
IU Kokomo is currently seeking coaches for the men’s and women’s basketball programs with an anticipated start date of April 3. Potential candidates may apply via www.jobs.iu.edu; no email applications will be accepted. Both are full-time, benefits eligible positions. For more information about Cougar athletics, visit www.iukcougars.com.
CITY-WIDE BASEBALL REGISTRATION
The Annual City-Wide Youth Baseball Registration will take place on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maple Crest Middle School new gym (enter through door 5). This registration is for the four youth baseball leagues located in the city of Kokomo – Eastside, Northside, UCT and Southside and registration costs vary per league.
Registration is open to any player between the ages of 4-12 and a copy of a birth certificate is required.
For more information, place contact the local league presidents: Ken Carter at Eastside, 765-432-7990; Robbie Pattengale at Northside, 765-210-7586; Kevin Stout at Southside, 765-398-6176; and Andy Keating at UCT, 765-434-4542.
RUSSIAVILLE BASEBALL REGISTRATION
The Russiaville Youth Baseball League has scheduled registration and tryouts for the 2017 baseball season. Players between the ages of 4 to 12 may be registered at www.rybl.org through Jan. 31. Walk-in registrations will be held on Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Russiaville Lions Club. Tryouts will be held on Feb. 4 at the Western Fieldhouse. For more registration and league information, visit rybl.org.
PAL REGISTRATION FOR SPRING SOCCER
The Kokomo Police Athletic League will host registrations for its spring soccer league at the PAL Fields (3520 W. Boulevard) on Jan 21 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Jan 22 and 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This recreational program is open to players between the ages of 4-19 and the weekend matches will begin on April 22.
PAL is offering a $10 discount for any player who signs up on the first two registration days and pays in full. In addition, the league will give a PAL t-shirt to all players who register on one of the four noted days.
For more information, league director Mark Snodgrass at 765-455-2440.
HOOSIERS IN FOOTBALL POSTSEASON
Indiana fifth-year senior defensive lineman Ralph Green III has accepted an invitation to the 92nd East-West Shrine Game. The game will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., kicking off at 3 p.m. EST live on NFL Network.
Green will be a member of the West team and the fourth Hoosier in as many years to play in the game: quarterback Nate Sudfeld (2016), offensive lineman Collin Rahrig (2015) and tight end Ted Bolser (2014).
Fifth-year senior offensive lineman Dan Feeney will play in the 2017 Senior Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 28. Fifth-year senior wide receiver Ricky Jones participated in the 2017 College Gridiron Showcase.
Green, a 2016 honorable mention All-Big Ten selection, collected 92 tackles, four sacks and 21 TFLs in 47 career games. In 2016, he led the Hoosiers defensive line (3rd on the team) with 8.5 tackles for loss to go along with 31 stops, 21 solo, one sack and two pass breakups.
BICENTENNIAL FREE THROW CONTEST
All schools in Indiana will be participating in the Indiana Bicentennial Free Throw Championship for boys and girls in grades 3-12. This will give all student-athletes an opportunity to showcase their shooting ability and provide a way to raise funds for their athletic program.
Student-athletes will compete against others in their same athletic conference. Winners from each conference will advance to the Bicentennial State Finals to compete against the best shooters in the state and bring the Indiana Bicentennial Championship back to his or her respective school.
More information can be found at indianafreethrowchampionship.com Forms are available in athletic offices around the state or by contacting INfreethrow@gmail.com.
HUNTING SEASON UPDATES
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources reminds those who are in the outdoors that it is also hunting season for the following: Geese through Feb. 12 (North Zone); and crow through March 1.
Indiana hunters can donate deer meat to those in need or to members of their communities through two DNR programs. The Sportsmen’s Benevolence Fund and GiveIN Game program allow hunters to share their bounty with those who would like local, low-fat and high-protein meat.
The DNR also reminds residents of Turn in a Poacher, Inc. (TIP), a non-profit conservation organization that protects fish and wildlife resources by increasing public support and involvement in bringing violators to justice. Call TIP if you see, hear or learn about a poacher or another fish and wildlife violation. If your “TIP” leads to an arrest, you may receive as much as a $200 reward, and you can remain anonymous. Call (800) 847-4367 for an immediate response.