Columbus North senior Brad Shaw has been named an All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Shaw recorded 17 goals and eight assists in leading the Bull Dogs to the Class 2A state championship this fall. He had earlier been named to the NSCAA All-Region 4 squad.
Columbus East senior Emma Dwenger was named to the named to the All-Region 4 girls team. Dwenger led the Olympians with 34 goals this season.
Shaw will be recognized at the NSCAA’s national convention in January in Indianapolis. Shaw and Dwenger will receive certificates of recognition from the NSCAA.
Book to be available
When East hosts North in girls basketball Wednesday night, fans will have an opportunity to learn a little bit about the girls game’s past.
Former Indianapolis Star writer Dick Denny will be on hand selling copies of his book “We Lived the Game: Legends of Indiana Women’s Basketball.” Cost is $18.95.
One of the players Denny wrote about is 1980 Miss Basketball Maria Stack, who led East to a state runner-up finish that year. Stack holds records with 42 points and 22 rebounds in a state championship game.
Bob Poynter Columbus is the game’s sponsor and will support several giveaways, including oil changes and
North will host East in boys basketball on Tuesday night. The game theme for North fans is “Team USA.” Gift cards will be given to two students.
Football format approved
Class 5A and 6A football teams who win semi-state championships will have a bye week before the state title game, thanks to the tournament format approved by the IHSAA this week.
The Class 5A and 6A divisions will feature four-team sectionals.
Their sectional finals, regional and semi-state games will be a week earlier than those in Classes A through 4A, which will still have eight-team sectionals.
The state finals in all classes will still be Thanksgiving weekend.
Tatlock an Academic All-Star
Edinburgh senior linebacker Trent Tatlock helped hold the American flag Sunday before the Indianapolis Colts’ win against the Tennessee Titans.
Tatlock is one of 24 players from all classes on the 2012 Colts Academic All-Star team. Honorees had a chance to have their pictures taken on the field with their families and meet with Colts players and coaches.
Tatlock scored a 32 on the ACT and ranks first in his class, with a 4.4 grade-point average. The three-sport athlete is considering Rose-Hulman, Franklin and Marian for football but could play baseball in college. He might major in chemistry and eventually go to medical school.
Dinner to precede game
The Hauser Boosters will have a pregame dinner Friday before the home basketball game against Edinburgh.
Pork tenderloins will be served beginning at 5 p.m. There will be a freewill donation, with proceeds benefiting the Hauser athletics department.