Sports briefs – February 6

Former Olympian makes history at St. Francis

Bryce Lienhoop has become the first player in St. Francis basketball history to record at least 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds for his career.

The senior from Columbus East grabbed nine rebounds in Saturday’s 87-74 Crossroads League win against Goshen to improve his career total to 1,001. He led the Cougars (22-4, 12-2) with 28 points and five assists and was named Crossroads Player of the Week for the third time this season and the fifth time in his career.

Lienhoop ranks seventh in USF’s all-time scoring list with 1,715 points.

Girls basketball regional tickets on sale at East

Tickets for Saturday’s Columbus North girls basketball regional will be on sale during regular school hours at Columbus East through the end of the week.

Tickets also will be sold at the Olympians’ home boys basketball game against Jennings County on Friday night. Tickets are $10 and are good for the entire regional.

East plays Bedford North Lawrence in the regional semifinals at 10 a.m. Saturday at North. Center Grove and Castle will meet in the second semifinal at around noon, and the championship game will be at 8 p.m.

East-Franklin boys basketball game moved to afternoon

With the possibility of the Columbus East girls basketball team playing in Saturday night’s Columbus North Regional final, East’s home boys game against Franklin has been moved to the afternoon.

The JV boys game now will begin at 3 p.m. The varsity will follow at around 4:45 p.m.

Olympians to conduct softball callout/parent meeting

There will be a callout/parent meeting for anyone interested in playing softball at Columbus East this spring at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Championship Chamber.