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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:00 am


ND, UConn to meet in Jimmy V Classic

Staff, news services

HARTFORD, Conn. – UConn will play Notre Dame in the 2018 Jimmy V Women's Classic, it was announced Tuesday.

The Huskies and Fighting Irish will face off at 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend. The game is a rematch of the 2018 Final Four game when Notre Dame ended UConn's national title hopes, defeating the Huskies in overtime 91-89.

UConn has participated in the event 10 times, and this will be its eighth consecutive appearance. The event is part of V Week for Cancer Research, which is a weeklong event that helps raise money for cancer research.


Fever winless after Aces loss

The Las Vegas Aces beat the winless Indiana Fever 101-92 in Indianapolis. Natalie Achonwa had career-highs of 26 points and 15 rebounds for Indiana (0-9).

Woodlan hires boys coach

Woodlan has hired of John Baker as boys coach. Baker is taking over from Dave Randall who resigned this spring. Baker coach at Bellmont from 2011-17.

Boucher to play at Bosco Institute

Austin Boucher confirmed he will continue his career at the Bosco Institute, a prep school in Crown Point, with the aim being a college debut in 2019-20. Boucher finished his senior season at North Side with a loss to Carmel at the Logansport Regional championship game. Boucher also played at South Side for two years and played at St. James Prep in Maryland while sitting out per IHSAA transfer rules.


Tackett in finals

E.J. Tackett of Huntington can be seen competing in the PBA Tour Finals against Jason Belmonte at 8 p.m. Tuesday on CBS Sports Network, in a rematch of last year's title match. Tackett, last year's winner, won his Group 2 stepladder semifinal round in Allen Park, Michigan, beating Jesper Svensson 2-0 in a best-of-3 match, winning 235-206 and 245-203.


City native going to Indiana Tech

Fort Wayne native Cam Wirick has transferred to Indiana Tech to continue his hockey career, after he totaled five goals and 10 points in 66 games in three seasons with Finlandia University. Wirick, a forward who attended Bishop Dwenger, was the Minnesota Junior Hockey League's goal-scoring champion in 2015. Also transferring to the Warriors is defenseman Nick Trefty, who played at Northland College.

Tech awards

The Indiana Tech wrestling team had a conference-best 11 make the Sooner Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. Zack Davis, Cameron Fender, Scottie Sopko, Chandler Updike, Jonathan Watkins, Erique Early, Jake Weimer, Thomas Garty, Eric Ousley, Mitch Roadruck and Tony Vasquez are the firsts in program history to garner the honors.


Notre Dame adds in-state recruit

Notre Dame added Pioneer linebacker Jack Kiser to its 2019 recruiting class. The Royal Center native is the state's No. 11 recruit per and the No. 51 outside linebacker in the country. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound junior is the first linebacker and the 12th recruit in the class. Notre Dame's class is No. 8 nationally, according to 24/7.

Bush wins suit against Rams

A St. Louis jury has ordered the NFL's Rams to pay former running back Reggie Bush $12.5 million for a severe knee injury suffered at St. Louis' domed stadium in 2015.


Wife of player alleges bullying

The wife of Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson has filed an order of protection against the girlfriend of one of Karlsson's teammates, alleging harassment and cyberbullying. In an application for a peace bond filed May 4 in an Ottawa court.


Victorious pitcher consoles friend

A Minnesota high school pitcher consoled his friend after striking him out in a playoff game. Mounds View pitcher Ty Koehn struck out Jack Kocon of Totino-Grace to end the game in the Class 4A, Section 5 baseball final last week. The win touched off a celebration near home plate as Mounds View advanced to the state tournament.

But before joining his teammates in the celebration, Koehn consoled Kocon at home plate.

Bill to penalize Olympic PED use

U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday that would make it a crime to use or distribute performance-enhancing drugs while competing in international events. Penalties would include fines of up to $250,000 and prison sentences of up to 10 years for those who make, distribute or use banned substances.