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April 30, 2014

Sports briefs for Wednesday, April 30

Tipton’s Shively wins Hall scholarship

RICHMOND — The Indiana Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday named Tipton offensive lineman Luke Shively as one of six recipients of the organization’s annual Class Football Scholarships. The Hall awards one scholarship per class.

Shively, a four-year lineman, helped the Blue Devils finish as Class 2A state runners-up in 2013. He has committed to play at Northern Illinois University.

“[Shively] was willing to do whatever it takes in order for his team to win,” Tipton coach Aaron Tolle said in a release by the Hall. “It has been those kinds of attitudes that have led us to four consecutive sectional championships and a state runner-up finish during Luke’s career.”

At the time of his nomination by Tolle and Tipton principal Joseph Rushton, Shively was ranked third in his class academically with a 4.13 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to players based on their academic and on-field performance, as well as character, leadership and community service.

Shively is active in school and community organizations, helping to raise Dollars for Scholars and funds for needy families at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Shively earned numerous awards following the 2013 season highlighted by a Top 50 selection by the Indiana Football Coaches Association and Class 2A all-state by The Associated Press. He also earned KT All-Area and all-Hoosier Conference accolades.

Tipton’s Gunnar Norred won the Class 2A scholarship last year.

Howard Co. physicals are May 14 at KHS

Kokomo High School will host the 2014 Howard County free physicals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 14.

The free physicals are offered to male and female student-athletes on Eastern, Kokomo, Northwestern, Taylor, Western and Sts. Joan of Arc/Patrick schools who currently are enrolled in eighth, ninth, 10th and 11th grades and have an interest in participating in their respective high school athletic programs during the 2014-15 school year.

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