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Kegan Clark lands first scholarship offer

June 15, 2009

It’s been quite a week for Jeffersonville star Kegan Clark.

The 6-foot-3 senior-to-be turned in a solid performance last Thursday for the Junior All-Stars in their scrimmage versus the Indiana All-Stars at New Albany.

And Saturday, Clark received his first scholarship offer — Wright State.

“(Wright State’s) campus is really nice and the coaches are cool,” said Clark, whose Jeffersonville team recently competed in a one-day shootout for high school teams at the school’s campus in Dayton, Oh. “I could definitely see myself playing there.”

Clark intends to complete the AAU circuit in July before making any decision.

“My plan is to finish out July and see what happens then,” he said.

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Chris Beam to sign with Olney Central College

June 13, 2009

Recent Borden graduate Chris Beam will sign a partial scholarship today with Olney Central College, a junior college located in Olney, Ill.

The 6-foot-1 point guard expects to red shirt his first season.

“I really like their coach (Mike Burris) and the campus is nice,” he said. “I like the fact that it’s a two-year college. I hope to get stronger and then go to a bigger school.”

Borden coach Doc Nash, who attended Olney Central for two years before finishing out at Manchester College, agrees that Beam is headed to a good program.

“It’s a great opportunity (for Chris),” Nash added. “(Chris) has a golden opportunity to play at a higher level after a few seasons. He’s going to get a lot of exposure that he didn’t get at the high school level.”

Olney Central, which competes in the noted Great Rivers Athletic Conference, finished last season with a 20-10 record.

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Freshmen-to-be Baker invited to IU’s ‘elite camp’

June 13, 2009

Darryl BakerJeffersonville freshman-to-be Darryl Baker quickly is becoming one of the area’s most noted prospects to follow.

Baker is playing “up” two grade classifications this spring and summer with Team Southern Indiana’s 2011 squad, and was invited this weekend to attend Indiana University’s “elite camp.”

The two-day camp, which wraps up tomorrow, is a gathering of players recognized to be on IU’s recruiting radar.

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Henryville finishes 4-1 at Indiana State team camp

June 13, 2009

Henryville was in Terre Haute Friday and Saturday competing at Indiana State’s team camp, and coach Perry Hunter reports the trip was a good showing for his team.

Henryville finished the round-robin event with a 4-1 record, beating South Spencer 64-24, Wood Memorial 48-45, Indianapolis Attucks 50-49 and Nebraska City (Neb.) 37-20.

The Hornets’ only loss came versus Calumet.

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Jeffersonville’s Kegan Clark sets two college trips

June 11, 2009

Jeffersonville senior-to-be Kegan Clark has scheduled unofficial college visits to Eastern Illinois and Western Kentucky.

Clark, a 6-foot-3 forward, will visit Eastern Illinois on June 16 and Western Kentucky on Aug. 7-8. He also will participate in each school’s “elite camp” with other potential recruits while on campus.

The entire Jeffersonville team participated last weekend in a one-day high school team event at Wright State, another Division I program showing solid interest in Clark.

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New Albany wins summer shootout at Marion

June 8, 2009

New Albany reeled off six straight victories last weekend en route to winning the Marion Shootout, a two-day, 32-team summer tournament for high school teams.

The Bulldogs cruised past Adams Central, Beech Grove and Marion in pool play on Saturday. In the tournament round, New Albany got past Delta and New Castle before knocking off Kokomo in the title game.

Both Donnie Hale and Chris Whitehead missed the semifinal and championship contests due to “minor injuries,” according to Bulldog coach Jim Shannon.

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