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Three area girls received honorable mention — Western’s Raven Black and Carley O’Neal and Peru’s Mojade Adejokun.

Lady Huskies tryouts set for Saturday

Coach Donta Rogers will conduct tryouts for his Lady Huskies AAU-AYBT basketball team Saturday at 4 p.m. at Carver Community Center.

The tryout is for girls in ninth and 10th grade. Competitive, fundamental basketball skills will be the focus of the session.

For more information, contact Rogers at 765-437-2048.

IU’s Griffth recovering after near drowning

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Doctors expect Indiana wide receiver Isaac Griffith to make a full recovery from a near downing along Florida’s Gulf Coast, a hospital spokeswoman said Thursday.

Griffith was brought out of heavy sedation and was awake, breathing on his own and responding well to others on Thursday, Sarasota Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Kim Savage said. His condition has been upgraded to serious.

A friend rescued the 19-year-old Griffith after he was caught in a rip current Monday at Siesta Beach in Sarasota.

“The biggest issue right now is monitoring and treating him for pneumonia and damage to his lungs,” Savage said.

Griffith could be moved from the hospital’s critical care unit by Friday and discharged “in the coming days,” she said.

Savage also released a statement from the player’s father, Manchester University football coach Shannon Griffith, who along with his wife, Kim, has been at their son’s bedside since shortly after the accident.

“This is everything we hoped and prayed for,” Shannon Griffith said.

Griffith was a redshirt freshman at Indiana this past season after being a standout at Homestead High School near Fort Wayne, Ind.

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