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June 11, 2014

Sports briefs for Wednesday, June 11

MIC announces spring sports honor squads

The Mid-Indiana Conference released its spring sports honor squads on Tuesday.

In baseball, league champion Western scored four spots on the all-MIC first team with Evan Warden, Austin Taylor, Dalton Leighty and Devin Eaker representing the Panthers.

In softball, league champ Eastern placed Brooke Stout, Ally Oyler, Abby Oyler and Lizzy Mavrick on the first team.

The Peru girls tennis squad, which won the league, placed the doubles team of Kyle Eckerley and Breanna Manrique on the first team along with singles player Madison Deniston.

Track and boys golf squads were already determined during the season at league meets and previously announced.

For a full look at the honor squads, as well as the academic honorees, see the scoreboard on B2.

Kaufman selected to ump state finals

Kokomo softball umpire Ken Kaufman has been selected to work Saturday’s IHSAA Softball State Finals at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. Kaufman, a member of the North Central Officials Association, will work the Class A final between North Miami and North Daviess.

Knicks turn to Fisher as new head coach

The New York Knicks hired Derek Fisher as their new coach on Tuesday, with Phil Jackson turning to one of his trustiest former players.

Just days after finishing his 18th season, Fisher was tabbed to replace Mike Woodson, who Jackson fired after the season in his first major move as team president.

Fisher won five championships playing for Jackson with the Los Angeles Lakers and was known for his knack for hitting clutch postseason shots while playing an NBA-record 259 playoffs games. Jackson says that “it has come clear to me” that he and Fisher can form a great partnership again, listing some of the coaches the 39-year-old Fisher had played under — though leaving out himself.

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