The Indiana Tech women’s basketball team opens the season ranked No. 4, according to the NAIA Coaches Top 25 preseason poll. Indiana Tech, which fell to Concordia in the championship quarterfinals, opens the season at Huntington on Tuesday.
Saint Francis is ranked No. 13 to start the season, up 11 spots from their ranking in the final poll from the 2018-19 season. The Cougars will open their season Friday, playing Rochester in Cincinnati.
The Indiana Tech men open the season at No. 23 in NAIA Division II, climbing back into the rankings after falling out in January, and the Saint Francis men are right behind at No. 24.
Parkview Field No. 1 park again
Parkview Field has been named the best Single-A ballpark for the 10th consecutive year by Stadium Journey. No other stadium has won the award since it was first given out in 2010. The downtown stadium, which opened in 2009, has earned the No. 1 overall minor-league ballpark ranking from “Stadium Journey” seven times in the previous nine years, but this year the website ranked the stadiums only by class. There are 30 Class-A teams across the Midwest League and the South Atlantic League.
Knights move to No. 1 in new poll
Undefeated NE8 champ East Noble climbed to the No. 1 spot in Class 4A in this week’s Indiana Football Coaches Association poll. The Knights also moved up a spot in the AP poll, to No. 2. Leo (8-1) climbed into the AP poll at No. 10 and received votes in the coaches poll. Homestead (9-0) remains No. 3 in the Class 6A IFCA poll and is tied for second in the media poll. Snider (7-2) and Warsaw (7-2) received votes in each. Bishop Dwenger (8-1) held steady as Class 5A No. 4 in both polls. Class 3A West Noble (9-0) is No. 9 in the IFCA poll and moved up a spot to No. 7 in the AP poll. Concordia (4-5) received votes in the coaches poll. In Class A, South Adams (9-0) remains No. 2 in both, Adams Central (8-1) is still No. 4 in both, and Churubusco (7-2) held steady at No. 9 in the coaches poll and No. 10 in the AP poll.
Marshall player gets suspended
Marshall University has suspended a football player following his arrest in an assault case. News outlets report 22-year-old safety Brandon Lamar Drayton was charged in a criminal complaint with felony strangulation and domestic battery.
Grace women win NCCAA title
Grace women won the NCCAA national championship by two strokes at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida. Lucy Young, who was paired with individual champion Anna Parramore of Erskine, parred and then bogeyed on her final two holes while Parramore bogeyed both, clinching the championship for the Lancers. Young finished third and Sydney Abbott took sixth, earning both All-American honors.
Homestead’s Jehl coach of the year
Homestead girls golf coach Jeff Jehl was named the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association State Coach of the Year after leading his Spartans to their first state title.
Warriors move to 15th in new poll
Indiana Tech men’s hockey moved up to 15th in the ACHA national rankings released Wednesday, the highest spot the team has been ranked in program history. The Warriors moved up three spots from the last poll.
Fight at house ends in stabbing
Matthew Stockfeder, a St. John’s University men’s lacrosse captain, was arrested and removed from the team after police say he stabbed and nearly disemboweled his roommate. Police say the victim is expected to survive.
Morgan, husband expecting child
U.S. national soccer team star Alex Morgan and husband Servando Carrasco are expecting their first child. Morgan and Carrasco, a midfielder for the LA Galaxy, made the announcement on social media. They posed with a sign that read: “Adding 1 more to the Fam … April 2020 Baby Girl.”