North’s Johnson selected All-Great Lakes Region

Columbus North senior Anthony Johnson has been named to the Great Lakes All-Region Team by the United Soccer Coaches Association.

Johnson finished with one goal and 11 assists and led a defense that allowed 12 goals in 22 games for the Bull Dogs, who won Conference Indiana, sectional, regional and semistate titles and were the Class 3A state runner-up.

Johnson earlier was named first-team All-State and The Republic Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

North coach earns exemplary report

Columbus North boys basketball coach Paul Ferguson received an exemplary behavior report following the Bull Dogs’ game at Seymour on Saturday.

Paul Ferguson

The award is presented by the IHSAA that demonstrates great sportsmanship in a professional and respectful manner.

Referee Tim Coady wrote in the report, “This past Saturday, I officiated the Columbus North boys varsity at Seymour. I wanted to acknowledge the coach, staff and players for their outstanding sportsmanship. I have had Coach Ferguson a couple times in the past and he always asked questions in a professional/respectful manner and focuses his attention on coaching the kids. By far one of the best coaches to work for. The players exhibited great sportsmanship, polite/respectful conversation and handing the ball to the officials. I admire the coach how his plays, moreover, how his players and staff conduct themselves. It was a nice win for the team. Good luck the rest of season!”

Tekulve named East football MVP

The Columbus East football team annonced its end of the year awards.

Devon Tekulve was named the Most Valuable Player. Jacob Guse was named the Offense Lineman of the Year and won the Academic Excellence Award. Tristan Davis was named the Defensive Lineman of the Year. Ethan Duncan was the Offensive Skill Player of the Year, Chase Harrison the Defensive Skill Player of the Year and Nathaniel Hedrick as the Special Teams Player of the Year. Jamall Starks won the Shark Award, and Caaden Gault was selected for the Work Wins award.

Hauser games rescheduled

Hauser’s boys basketball against Morristown for Friday night has been moved to Dec. 21, with the tipoff still at the same time (6 p.m. JV/7:30 p.m. varsity).

Also, the Hauser girls basketball game against Waldron that was postponed on Nov. 18 has been rescheduled. The Mid-Hoosier Conference contest is slated Dec. 17, with the JV tipoff at noon and the varsity at 1:30 p.m..

James Pence is a sports writer for The Republic. He can be reached at [email protected] or 812-379-5632.