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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, January 13, 2018 1:00 am


IPFW cross country coach Fruchey resigns

Staff, news services

Mike Fruchey has stepped down as IPFW cross country coach after 18 seasons. He also served as the head coach of the women's track and field team since 2000.

Fruchey was the 2007 Summit League Coach of the Year after the women's cross country team won the Summit League title, IPFW's first Summit League championship in any sport. 

On the track and field side, IPFW earned 14 indoor and 12 outdoor All-Summit League honors.

Ashley Botham took over the track and field program in December, and she will now take over the cross country teams. Fruchey will remain as a consultant through the end of the month. He will also remain at the university as a professor in the engineering department.


3 area players on McDonald's list

Three senior boys basketball players from Horizon Christian Academy have been nominated to play in the 2018 McDonald's All-American Games – Edward Pinkston, Da quane Sample and Yuri Swinford. Final team rosters will be named Tuesday. The 41st annual boys game will be 7 p.m. March 28 in Atlanta.

DeKalb player nears record

DeKalb's Leigha Brown, a Nebraska recruit, needs nine points to become the Barons' all-time leading girls basketball scorer, Her next game is 7:30 tonight when DeKalb plays host to East Noble. MaChelle Joseph (1984-88) has the record with 1,633 points.


QB Eason to leave Georgia

Quarterback Jacob Eason is transferring from Georgia, an expected decision after he lost the starting job to freshman Jake Fromm. He didn't indicate where he intends to play next.


Tebow to speak Feb. 16 at Grace

Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will speak at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at Grace College about his career and faith journey during Chapel at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, 610 Wooster Road in Winona Lake. Tickets are available at the Grace College Campus Store in the Gordon Recreation Center, 100 Publishers Drive, Winona Lake. Campus Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. While tickets are free, they are required for entrance. A limit of six tickets per person will be distributed while they last. For group ticket distribution or for more information, call 574-372-5100, ext. 6106.


Mastodons stay undefeated

IPFW swept Princeton 3-0 (25-20, 25-27, 25-20) in Princeton, New Jersey, on Friday. Tony Price led the Mastodons (3-0) with 10 kills, and Michael Keegan had 32 assists and 17 digs. George Huhmann led Princeton (1-5) with 10 kills. The Mastodons will remain in New Jersey tonight when they play NJIT.