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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Former Brookville track and field standouts Lanae and Aisha Newsome turned in strong performance at last weekend’s Razorback Invitational held at the University of Arkansas.
Lanae turned in a season-best leap of 41 feet, 1/4 inch in the triple jump to finish sixth overall. Her jump missed her indoor best by less than one inch and it ranks her 30th on the latest NCAA honor roll for the season.
Aisha ran on the sixth-place 4x400-meter relay team with Jasmin Allen, Mercedes Mattix and Jolie Carbo.
Ranked 10th nationally, the Ole Miss women were sixth in the team standings at the invite. Host Arkansas, ranked No. 2, won the team title. Seven of the top-10 ranked indoor teams were at the event with No. 4 Southern Cal, No. 3 Georgia, No. 9 LSU finishing 2-4. No. 7 Texas A&M was seventh behind Ole Miss and No. 5 Florida finished ninth.
This weekend, the teams split squads to head to the New Mexico Classic and Don DeNoon Invite at Southern Illinois University.
Ryan Thrush wins
800 at HYP Meet
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Former state champion and Brookville graduate Ryan Thrush won the 800-meter run title for Harvard at Sunday’s Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet held at Harvard’s Gordon Indoor Track.
Thrush edged fellow freshman Sam Ellis of Princeton across the line in 1:55.09, with Ellis finishing in 1:55.69.
The men finished a distant second in the three-team standings behind Princeton.
Harvard hosts the Crimson Elite Meet Friday while some athletes compete at Boston University’s Scarlet and White Meet.
Indoor track runs for Brookville
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Four Brookville athletes competed at the indoor track meet held at Youngstown State University Jan. 20.
John Frank, Ian Thrush and Dillon Olson were fourth, sixth and eighth respectively in the 400-meter dash final. Frank (53.54) landed third on the team’s honor roll while Thrush (53.98) and Olson (55.35) were fourth and fifth respectively on the honor roll.
Olson also finished 14th in the 60-meter hurdles (9.75) after running a 9.54 in the preliminaries. That time ranks him fourth on the team’s honor roll. Also for Olson, he ran in the 200 dash (24.87, 5th honor roll).
Thrush also ran in the 60 and 200 dashes. He ran a 7.49 and turned in a No. 2 time on the team’s honor roll in the 60 while running a 24.2 in the 200 dash.
Frank ran in the 60 dash (7.66), landing in the No. 4 spot of the honor roll.
Tim Steele ran in the 60 dash (8.52), 200 dash (29.2) and 1,600 run (5:49.15).
Swimmers off until Thursday
BROOKVILLE — The Brookville swimming and diving teams end their midseason layoff and visit St. Marys Thursday in their first event since Jan. 22.
Next week, Brookville visits Bradford Monday and hosts Clearfield next Thursday for its final home meet of the year on Senior Night.
From there, the regular season concludes at DuBois on Feb. 12. The District 9 Championships are in Clearfield this year, March 2-3.
Jr. high wrestlers
BROOKVILLE — The Brookville junior high wrestling team improved to 11-3 with last Thursday’s 54-32 win over DuBois and was scheduled to visit Johnsonburg Tuesday night.
After Johnsonburg, the Raiders have two dual meets remaining at home against Cambridge Springs Feb. 6 and at Philipsburg-Osceola Feb. 13.
Against the Beavers last week, the Raiders were 8-3 on the mat with each team taking three forfeit wins and a no-match at 80 pounds.
Bryce Rafferty, Hayden Kramer and Brayden Kramer had pins. Josh Popson, Coyha Brown and Jackson Zimmerman won major decisions, and Bryce Weaver and Cameron Moore won decisions.
BROOKVILLE — Any players between ages of 13 to 19 who have an interest in American Legion baseball this spring and summer should register at the Brookville Little League’s Zufall Field Press Box office Feb. 4 and 11 from noon to 2 p.m. each day.
The cost of registration is $75 with checks made payable to Brookville Legion Baseball. New players must bring their original birth certificate and their parent’s medical insurance information.
For more information, contact Rob LaBenne at 814-715-4911.
Jr. high hoops teams
BROOKVILLE — The Brookville junior high basketball teams continue to navigate through a busy schedule as the seventh-and-eighth grade teams swept Johnsonburg Tuesday and those two teams and the ninth-graders hosted Brockway Wednesday.
All three teams took winning records into Wednesday, the ninth-graders at 12-3, the eighth-graders 9-4 and the seventh-graders unbeaten at 13-0.
Here are the latest game reports:
TUESDAY, Jan. 30
Eighth grade: Brookville 46,
Ian Pete scored 14 points to lead the Raiders, who put eight different players in the scoring column in a win over the visiting Rams. Hunter Geer scored eight points and Griffin Ruhlman added seven.
Seventh grade: Brookville 44,
Braiden Davis scored 22 points to lead the unbeaten Raiders. Isaac Hetrick and Riley Smith each scored six points.
FRIDAY, Jan. 26
St. Marys 41, Brookville 30
At home, the visiting Dutch ended the Raiders’ nine-game winning streak. Robert Keth scored 11 points and Danny Lauer added seven points to lead the Raiders.
Eighth grade: Brookville 40,
St. Marys 24
At home, the Raiders had eight players score with Ian Pete’s 14 points leading the way. Hunter Geer and Griffin Ruhlman scored six and five points respectively.
Seventh grade: Brookville 49,
St. Marys 22
Braiden Davis scored 23 points while Noah Peterson scored 10 points and Logan Brown finished with eight points to lead the Raiders past the Dutch.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24
Ninth grade: Brookville 55,
At home, the Raiders pulled away in the second half to beat the Chucks. Three players hit double figures with Robert Keth’s 20 points leading the way. He also hit 9 of 10 free throws. Chase Palmer scored 11 points and Jace Miner had 10 points.
Eighth grade: Brookville 44,
The Raiders put three players in double-figure scoring in a rout of the Chucks. Ian Pete scored 11 points while Hunter Geer and Garner McMaster each scored 10 points. Cam Davie added eight points.
Brookville 48, Punxsutawney 23
At home, the Raiders handled the Chucks as Braiden Davis scored 15 points. Eight different players scored with Noah Peterson, Conner Marshall and Gabe Bailey each scoring six points.
TUESDAY, Jan. 23
Ninth grade: Brookville 38,
Marion Center 13
At Marion Center, Jace Miner’s 15 points led the Raiders over the Stingers. Chase Palmer scored 10 points and Kyle MacBeth added eight points.
Eighth grade: Ridgway 31,
At home, the Raiders fell to the visiting Elkers. Garner McMaster led the Raiders with eight points while Ian Pete finished with six points.
Seventh grade: Brookville 44,
At home, the Raiders got double figures from Braiden Davis and Noah Peterson who scored 12 and 10 points respectively. Logan Brown had five points.