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Luers principal: Blackmon still on staff

Bishop Luers principal Mary Keefer met with James Blackmon on Monday.

As of now, the Knights still have a boys basketball coach.

“He has not resigned,” Keefer said. “He has not told me that he is going to be the coach at Marion.”

Blackmon has applied and interviewed for a position as coach at Marion, his alma mater. Blackmon accepted the Marion job then decided to remain at Luers two years ago.

According to a report on WANE-TV’s website, hiring a varsity coach is not on the agenda for Wednesday’s school board meeting.

Blackmon had no comment on the situation Monday night.


FREMONT 3, HAMILTON 2 : Fremont had a three-run seventh inning to come back and beat Hamilton in the first round of the Northeast Corner Conference tournament.

Pitcher Glen McClain went seven innings, struck out 15 and posted a run, two hits and two RBI for the Eagles (4-4). His single tied the game in the seventh, and he advanced two bases on a stolen base and an error by Hamilton (3-6) to set up the go-ahead run on an infield grounder by Mitch VanZuilen.

EASTSIDE 12, WEST NOBLE 6: A five-run first set the tone early for Eastside, which advanced in the Northeast Corner Conference tournament with the win over West Noble.

The Blazers (4-7) scored runs in all but one inning in the win against the Chargers (0-5). Eastside advances to take on Fremont today.


CARROL 14, NORWELL 1: A 10-run second inning propelled Carroll to a slaughter-rule victory against Norwell.

Ali Richard and Kimberline Morris were perfect at the plate for the Chargers, going 3 for 3 and 2 for 2, respectively. Carroll had 14 runs on 14 hits, as well as 12 RBI in the win.

LEO 24, NORTH SIDE 0: Leo put together 24 runs on 14 hits to trounce North Side. The Lions (5-1) put together a shutout, as well, highlighted by three innings of hitless ball from Jessica Claxton.


ADAMS CENTRAL 4, BELLMONT 1: Adams Central moved to 6-1 for the season with a sweep of singles play and a win in doubles.

Jessica Ripley, Lydia Johnson and Laura Sigworth won in straight sets for the Flying Jets, as did the pair of Abby Snyder and Katie Carroll in doubles play.

CARROL 5, WARSAW 0: Carroll remained undefeated this season with a sweep of Warsaw.

The Chargers (6-0) picked up straight-set wins in all but No. 2 singles.