Prep sports notebook: Spring postseason tourney locations released

The IHSAA has determined spring sports sectional, regional and semistate locations for this upcoming season.

In Class 4A baseball, Columbus East and Columbus North will travel to East Central for their sectional. In softball, East and North won’t have to travel far, as the Bull Dogs will be the host this year at Southside Elementary.

In Class 2A baseball, Hauser will travel to Austin, and in softball, Hauser travels to Brownstown Central for the sectional.

In the one-game softball regional, the winner of the North Sectional will be on the road, and the winner of the Brownstown Central Sectional will be a host. The 4A south semistate location will be at Center Grove, and the 2A south semistate location will be at Forest Park.

The sites for the baseball regional and semistate locations will be decided at a later date.

The sites for girls and boys track and field, girls tennis and boys golf remain unchanged. East, North and Hauser will be at Franklin for the girls track sectional and regional, North for the boys track sectional and Greenfield-Central for the boys track regional, North for the girls tennis sectional and Greensburg for the boys golf sectional.

Bull Dogs selected All-Conference Indiana

Conference Indiana released its all-conference awards for girls and boys basketball.

For the girls, Columbus North seniors Lauren Barker and Emma Long and junior Kathryn Wilson were named to the first team, and sophomore Hadassah Hurt was honorable mention.

For the boys, North seniors Cooper Horn and Ty Ferguson were named to the first team and senior Luke Harmon was honorable mention.

East’s Zapfe to play baseball at Franklin

Columbus East senior Chase Zapfe has committed to play baseball at Franklin College.

Last season, Zapfe and the Olympians made it all the way to the semistate round before falling to Cathedral.

Panthers’ Kent named IBCA Player of Week

Jennings County sophomore Carter Kent has been named the IBCA District 3 Boys Player of the Week.

Kent led the Panthers with 22 points in a 51-39 win against New Albany in the Seymour Sectional final and with 16 points in Saturday’s 64-40 win against Evansville Reitz in the Seymour Regional.

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