College of the Ozarks (Mo.) senior Brandt Cochran received men’s basketball Player of the Week honors on Monday from the Association of Independent Institutions.
The 2016 Lawrenceville, Ill., graduate earned the honors for his performance Saturday in a 90-63 win over Haskell Indiana Nations (Kan.). Cochran scored 25 points, including 7-of-12 three-point shooting, to go with four assists and three rebounds.
Cochran leads the Bobcats with a 19.0 points per game average. Among NAIA Division II players, Cochran ranks fourth nationally in free-throw percentage, 90.7; eighth in assists, 113; 12th in assists per game, 4.9; and 13th in made 3-pointers, 73. He’s also a 41% 3-point shooter.
The AII provides member services to NAIA schools with no conference affiliation, including postseason participation.
The Bobcats are 14-10 and have four more games before the AII Tournament begins Feb. 28.
Birdie binge picks up Schenk at Pebble Beach
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — With six birdies over a nine-hole stretch, Adam Schenk turned a poor round into a good one Thursday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
The Vincennes golfer shot a 3-under-par 68 at the Monterrey Peninsula, putting him in a tie for 24th place at the PGA tournament.
Starting on the 10th hole, Schenk went to 2-over with bogeys on the par-3 11th and par-4 15th. He got it to even on his first nine with birdies on the par-5 16th and par-4 17th. On his inward nine, Schenk birdied the par-4 second, par-3 third, par-4 fourth and par-5 sixth to go with a bogey on the par-4 fifth.
Nick Taylor, playing the same course as Schenk, took a two-shot lead with an opening 8-under 63. Patrick Cantlay and Chae Seiffert are tied for second at 6-under.
Schenk plays his second round today at Pebble Beach, teeing off on the first hole at 11 a.m. (EST) with D.J. Trahan and their two amateur partners. The tournament is using three courses and won’t make the cut for the low 65 players and ties until Saturday’s third round is completed.
North Knox sixth boys pop White River Valley
SWITZ CITY — Rylan Oxby tallied 13 points and four assists, leading North Knox’s sixth-grade boys to a 40-19 basketball victory over White River Valley on Wednesday.
Camden McCory added six points for the Warriors (8-4); Kyson Parker, Will Arnold, Trenten Richards and Rylan Cardinal four points; Hunter Bunte three points, six rebounds; Tyler Clark two points and five rebounds; and Carlton Armes three steals.
Registration open for 48th Trace Run
Registration is ongoing for the 48th annual George Rogers Clark Trace Run on Feb. 22.
The 10-mile race begins at 10 a.m. on S. Sixth Street Road, just south of the Samaritan Center. The Trace Run roughly traces sections of George Rogers Clark’s march to Vincennes during the Revolutionary War in 1779.
The early entry fee is $30 on entries postmarked on or before Feb. 15. The fee goes to $35 after that day or on race day. The first 75 entrants receive a long-sleeved T-shirt. Runners 17-and-under may enter for $10 without getting a T-shirt, or the full fee with a T-shirt.
No official two-mile race is offered, but runners can go out a mile and come back for $15, which includes a T-shirt.
Online registration is available at GetMeRegistered.com. Checks are to be made out to the Old Northwest Running Club.
The race headquarters is at the Samaritan Center on the corner of Sixth and Bayou streets. Late registration and packet pick-up are at the center from 8 to 9:45 a.m. on race day.
A Soles 4 Souls box is available on race day to donate old shoes for those in need.
Fazoli’s pizza and breadsticks are being served after the race, as well as fruit and drinks.
For more information or to be a Trace Run volunteer, contact race director Bob Hunt at 328-2210 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cub League registration runs through February
Registration is now open for the 2020 season of Vincennes Cub League baseball.
The Cub League is opened to boys and girls ages 3-15, based on their age as of April 30, and the cost is $100 per player. All registration is done online at www.vincennescubleague.com. The deadline to register is March 1 with league drafts beginning March 9.
To offset the cost of the league, all participants are given 10 discount cards to sell for $10 apiece. Families get to keep the money received for the discount cards. Discount cards will be distributed on picture day in early May.
Participants play in one of six leagues based on their age, T-Ball (3-5), Junior Rookie (5-6), Senior Rookie (7-8), Junior (9-10), Senior (11-12) and Babe Ruth (13-15). Five-year-olds have the option of playing T-Ball or Junior Rookie League, but are strongly encouraged to have played at least one year of T-Ball.
Early registration is encouraged, so plans can be finalized for the number teams, sponsors and coaches required. The Cub League opens its 63rd consecutive season with Opening Day on April 11.
For more information, visit www.vincennescubleague.com. The tab that says 2020 Registration Info has contact information for every league vice president.