Faith Christian has hired Lafayette Jeff graduate Jordon Knox as its new wrestling coach.
Knox was a member of Broncho regional championship teams in 2006 and ’07 before competing at Manchester College. Last season he served as an assistant wrestling coach at Tecumseh Junior High.
“I am really excited to be part of the wrestling program and Faith has done a great job in developing it and I feel honored to help guide the program.” Knox said in a statement.
Faith Christian, which will begin competing in IHSAA state tournaments this fall, also hired former North Montgomery wrestler and assistant Tim Kirk as an assistant. Eagles athletic director Tom Bennett said the school is still accepting applications for head and assistant coaches for its middle school wrestling program.
Lafayette Jeff 7-on-7
Lafayette Jeff will holds its annual 7-on-7 Shootout at Scheumann Stadium on Saturday, featuring a 16-team varsity tournament.
Lafayette Jeff’s varsity and junior varsity will be joined in the varsity field by Harrison, McCutcheon, Central Catholic, Benton Central, Carroll, Clinton Prairie, Delphi, North Montgomery, Twin Lakes, Anderson, Logansport, Mishawaka Marian, Pioneer and Western.
Pool play begins at 9 a.m., and the championship game is tentatively scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and concessions will be available.
Locals lift Bulls
Harrison’s Nick Bartolone, West Lafayette’s Nick Moody and Crawfordsville’s Caleb Rasmussen helped the Indiana Bulls 18s win the Premier National Championship in Springfield, Mo., last weekend. The Bulls went undefeated in the tournament.
Moody was the winning pitcher in a semifinal victory over the Bay City (N.Y.) Yankees, allowing one earned run in a complete game effort.
Covington’s Aliah Larsen and Harrison’s Courtney Jacobsen combined for 10 points for Indiana, but Ohio pulled out a 58-53 victory in the Postyourt All-Star Games at East Jay Middle School in Portland last Saturday.
Larsen scored six points and Jacobsen added four. Covington coach Jeff McCoy served as the Indiana All-Stars coach.
Ohio also won the boys All-Star game, 129-94.