---- — Grider shines in Norris Insurance 5K run
CONVERSE — Western senior Matt Grider took top honors in Saturday’s Norris Insurance 5K run in a time of 15:21, marking the second-fastest time ever run in the event.
That time was the fastest time ever run by a high school athlete in the event, according to Western cross country coach Gary Jewel.
Western teammates Riley Carter and Auston Davenport also fared well in the event, which featured nearly 200 runner. Carter finished fifth in 17:00, while Davenport took eighth in 17:41.
Northwestern H.S.sets fall practice times
Northwestern High School has set its practice times for the start of fall sports season. Sports and times are as follows. All first practices will take place on Monday.
Football: 7 a.m. at football practice field.
Boys soccer: 6 p.m. at practice soccer field.
Girls soccer: 9 a.m. at practice soccer field.
Boys and girls cross country: 7 a.m. at senior parking lot.
Boys tennis: 3:30 p.m. at tennis courts.
Volleyball: 9 a.m. at high school gym.
Hungates, Cossell take 2nd at Pro-Lady tourney
LEBANON — Kokomo Country Club professional Cary Hungate led a team last week that took second place in the Indiana PGA Pro-Lady tournament here at Ullen County Club.
Hungate teamed with Jillian Hungate, Alexis Hungate and Courtnee Cossell to shoot a 21-under-par 52 in the best-ball format tournament to second place to a team from Carmel’s Prairie View G.C., which shot a 22-under 51.
A team from Chippendale G.C. consisting of pro Jim Humphrey, Christine Humphrey, Carolyn Hayes and Sally Masariu finished in a tie for 13th place at 14-under 59.
Source: A-Rod, unionreach out to Yankees, MLB
NEW YORK (AP) — Two people familiar with the talks tell The Associated Press that Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees have turned down requests to meet with Alex Rodriguez’s camp and the union about the embattled star’s expected drug penalty.
The overtures were made Saturday, two days before MLB was poised to hand Rodriguez a lengthy suspension for his part in the Biogenesis case.
The people, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because no public statements were authorized, say Rodriguez’s side reached out to the Yankees and that union head Michael Weiner contacted MLB Executive Vice President Rob Manfred.
The Yankees and MLB said they had no interest in such talks. There was always the chance, however, that further negotiations could take place at the last minute.
There hasn’t been any definite word on the severity of Rodriguez’s looming penalty. Possible, according to those familiar with the talks, was a suspension lasting until Aug. 31, 2014, the day before all teams are permitted to expand their rosters from 25 players to 40.
The 38-year-old, three-time MVP Rodriguez is yet to play in the majors this year.
Catchings helps Feverbeat short-handed Sky
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tamika Catchings had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead to lead the defending-champion Fever to a 79-58 win over the short-handed Chicago Sky on Saturday night.
Karima Christmas scored 12 points, including two timely 3-pointers in the third quarter for the Fever (9-10). Catchings also had five steals and four blocked shots.
Courtney Vandersloot had 11 points to lead the Sky (13-6), who were without leading-scorer Elena Delle Donne due to a concussion for the second straight game.
The Sky shot just 33 percent from the field and turned the ball over 14 times. When Indiana opened the second half on a 7-0 run to build a 15-point lead, the Sky couldn’t recover.