Local Sports Voice
Tune in every morning for a recap on the local sports scene from Sports Director, Sam Simmermaker. As a 2006 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Sam is a legend in the state of Indiana. His awards include member of the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame (1998)…Sportscaster of the Year in 1971…National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Board Member since 2000 and twice Indiana Sportscaster of the year (1976 and 1997).
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Local Sports Updates from Sam Simmermaker
Tuesday, January 18th
Wednesday’s Michigan State at IU Women’s basketball game has been postponed due to COVID-19 cases in the Hoosier program. Officials will attempt to reschedule.
Tuesday, January 18th, Events
- Columbus North at Roncalli- Boys Basketball
- Columbus east home to Mooresville- Boys Basketball
- Columbus North at Silver Creek- Girls Basketball
- Columbus East at Franklin Central- Gymnsatics
- Columbus North home to Jennings County- Swimming
Monday: Columbus Christian vs. Madison Shawe girls canceled
Columbus East football coach Ed Vogel will be at Northside Middle School during the lunch hour Tuesday and he invites anyone interested in East Football to stop by and see him.
Columbus East girls basketball is 15th in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Poll. Columbus North boys are in the Also Received Votes column in the IBCA Poll.
Columbus North boys golf will hold a call-out meeting Friday at 3:30 PM in the athletic conference room.
Monday, January 17th
IU Women outlasted Purdue in overtime at West Lafayette, 73-68. Columbus North’s Ali Patberg scored ten points, four rebounds, four assists, and two blocks. She hit a critical three-pointer with 19 seconds remaining in regulation to bring the Hoosiers within one at 59-58.
Friday, January 14th
At the PGA Sony Open in Hawaii, Columbus North’s Tyler Duncan is tied for eighth after the first round with a six-under par and he trails the leader by three strokes.
IU Women defeated Nebraska 72-65. Columbus North’s Ali Patberg scored ten points, added three rebounds, and four assists.
- Carmel 60 Columbus North 26 (Varsity)
- Carmel 43 Columbus North 34 (JV)
- Carmel 36 Columbus North 29 (9th)
- Columbus Christian 56 Crothersville 38 (Varsity)
- Bloomington North 105.25 Columbus North 104.7
Friday Boys Basketball
- Bloomington South at Columbus East
- Columbus North at Mooresville
- Hauser home to South Ripley
- Columbus Christian vs. Cannelton at 6:00 PM in Southern Roads Conference Tourney at CCS
Friday Girls Basketball
- Hauser at Crothersville- Varsity Only
Friday High School Hockey
- Columbus Icemen home to South Stars at 9:15 PM
Wednesday, January 12th
- #14 Columbus East 58 #2 Bedford North Lawrence 51 (Varsity) The O’s led all the way en route to their road win, and now are the lone Hoosier Hills Conference team that is unbeaten in league play.
- Columbus East 61 Bedford North Lawrence 36 (JV)
- Ben Davis 38 Columbus North 25 (Varsity)
- Columbus North 50 Ben Davis 23 (JV)
- Columbus North 35 Ben Davis 8 (9th)
- Oldenburg Academy 49 Hauser 34 (Varsity)
- Hauser 31 Oldenburg Academy 26 (JV)
Shelbyville at Columbus East postponed until Tuesday, February 15th
- Columbus North 45 Jennings County 33
- Columbus East 103 Madison 77 (Girls)
- Madison 107 Columbus East 69 (Boys)
Columbus North girls tennis call-out meeting is Thursday at 3:30 PM in the athletic conference room.
IU Women, wqith Columbus North’s Ali Patberg, arte now ranked fifth by the USA Today Wome’s Basketball Coaches Poll, the highest ever rating for the Hoosiers.
Radley Haddad, Yankees bullpen catcher and assistant coach the past four years, has taken a position with the Pittsburgh Pirates as their run prevention and game planning coach. Radley is the grandson of Bob Haddad of Columbus.
Tuesday, January 11th
The Columbus East boys home basketball game with Shelbyville on Tuesday, January 11th, has been postponed due to COVID. The jayvee game is also off, but the freshman game will be played as scheduled.
Girls Basketball Schedule for Tuesday, January 11th
- Columbus East (13-3) at Bedford North Lawrence (16-1)
- Ben Davis (10-6) at Columbus North (10-5)
- Oldenburg Academy (5-9) at Hauser (8-8)
Columbus East swimming at Madison Tuesday, January 11th, tickets online: link at Pete Huse Twitter. Masks required. The meet will be at Madison Middle School.
Columbus North track and field will have a call-out meeting this Wednesday, January 12th, during Advisory Period in Room 1222 (Coach Sluder’s Room). Interested athletes who can’t attend should contact Coach Sluder after the meeting.
When the Columbus North Bull Dog girls basketball team travels to Lawrenceburg on Saturday, January 15th, 100% of the proceeds from the game will go to IWIN (Indiana Win in Need). The IWIN Foundation supports individuals statewide receiving treatment for breast cancer. The goal is to raise $2,000. A raffle will be held, with a plethora of prizes, including an autographed pink Columbus North basketball, an autographed Mike Woodson basketball, and a framed Bull Dog girls team picture.
Zach McClellan of Columbus, former major league pitcher and newly-named IUPUC athletic director, told us over the phone yesterday that his lone big league win came against the Cardinals in 2007 at Busch Stadium. Zach was a member of the 2007 National League Champion Colorado Rockies.
Former Hauser baseball and basketball standout Jackson Paradise, a student at IUPUC, has indicated he will play baseball at IUPUC when the school’s team begins play, hopefully as an NAIA institution in 2023.
Columbus Christian boys basketball will host the Southern Roads Conference Tourney beginning on Friday, January 14th. The Crusaders will play the second game on Friday at 6:00 PM versus Cannelton.
The Columbus North at Columbus East gymnastics meet has been rescheduled for Monday, February 21st, at 6:00 PM.
The inaugural week of the Columbus Indoor Putting League found Daniel Douglas using a strong middle round to win the competition with 110 points. Tyler Rohlinger was second with 95 points. The disc golf league meets every Thursday for six weeks at Columbus East High School. Additional information: Jonathan Wohlford at 812-374-9311.
#2 Penn State wrestling defeated IU 29-11. Ex-Columbus East Cayden Rooks won his match 9-4 at 141 pounds for Indiana.
IU women, with Columbus North’s Ali Patberg, are still 6th in the latest College Basketball Poll.
Columbus East softball will hold an open gym every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 – 5:30 PM until the season starts March 7th. The first session will be Tuesday, January 11th.
Indiana Basketball Coaches Association polls: Columbus east #17 and Columbus North in the also receiving votes column.
Live Sports Broadcast Schedule
|Tue., January 18||Mooresville at Columbus East||6:50 P / 7:30 P|
|Fri., January 21||Waldron at Hauser||6:50 P / 7:30 P|
|Sat., January 22||Perry Meridian at Columbus North||6:50 P / 7:30 P|
|Sun., January 23||IHSAA Girls Basketball Pairings Show from Champions Radio Network||5:00 P - 7:00 P|
|Fri., January 28||Columbus East at East Central||6:50 P / 7:30 P|
|Sat., January 29||Bloomington North at Columbus East||6:50 P / 7:30 P|
|Tue., February 1||Girls Sectional at Bloomington North- First Round||TBD|
|Thu., February 3||Columbus North at South Decatur||6:50 P / 7:30 P|
|Fri., February 4||Girls Sectional at Bloomington North- Semifinals||TBD|
|Sat., February 5||East Central at Columbus North||1:50 P / 2:30 P|
|Sat., February 5||Girls Sectional at Bloomington North- Final||TBD|
|Fri., February 11||Bloomington South at Columbus North||6:50 P / 7:30 P|
|Sat., February 12||Girls Regional at Columbus North||TBD|
|Sat., February 12||Franklin at Columbus East||6:50 P / 7:30 P|
|Tue., February 15||Shelbyville at Columbus East||6:50 P / 7:30 P|
|Fri., February 18||Madison at Columbus East||6:50 P / 7:30 P|
|Sat., February 19||Girls Semi-State||TBD|
|Sat., February 19||Columbus North at Franklin||6:50 P / 7:30 P|
|Sun., February 20||IHSAA Boys Basketball Pairings Show from Champions Radio Network||5:00 P - 7:00 P|
|Thu., February 24||Center Grove at Columbus North||6:50 P / 7:30 P|
|Sat., February 26||Girls State Finals||TBD|
|Tue., March 1||Boys Sectional at Martinsville- First Round||TBD|
|Sat., March 5||Boys Sectional at Martinsville||TBD|
|Sat., March 12||Boys Regional at Seymour||TBD|
|Sat., March 19||Boys Semi-State||TBD|
|Sat., March 26||Boys State Finals at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis||TBD|