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Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:00 am

Briefs

Tigers' kicker picked for All-America game

Staff, news services

Warsaw kicker Harrison Mevis has been selected to participate in the 2020 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game, an all-star game for some of the best football players in the country.

As part of that selection, Mevis will be recognized by the game's Selection Tour with an honorary jersey presentation at 10:30 a.m. today at Warsaw. 

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Mevis is the No. 2 kicker in the country per ESPN.com's rankings and is committed to play football at Missouri in the fall. He is slated to play in the All-America Game on Jan. 2 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

Baseball

MLB minimum pay rises $5,800

The major league minimum salary will rise to $563,500 next season, a hike of $8,500. Under Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement with the players' association, the minimum was $535,000 in 2017, $545,000 in 2018 and $555,000 this year.

Basketball

Mashburn Jr. to play for Gophers

Jamal Mashburn Jr. has signed his national letter of intent with Minnesota. The 6-foot-2 guard from Miami is a consensus four-star and top-100 recruit.

Rockets' Gordon has knee surgery

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss about six weeks.

COLLEGE

Tech soccer game moved

The Indiana Tech men's soccer team has moved its WHAC Tournament semifinal match with Lawrence Tech to the Legacy Center in Brighton, Michigan, because of field conditions at Warrior Athletic Field. The match is set for noon today on Field 1.

Tech volleyball wins quarterfinal

The Indiana Tech women's volleyball team defeated the University of Northwestern Ohio in five sets, (25-19, 18-25, 21-25, 25-15, 15-12) in the quarterfinals of the WHAC Tournament in Lima, Ohio. Jordan Aylward and Olivia Niekamp both had a team-high 14 kills with the latter hitting .583 and adding four blocks. Emma Westra had a career-high 13 kills while Madison Park dished out 32 assists. Madeline MacDonald recorded 22 digs and two service aces while Genna Karborwski had 23 assists. Tech (26-9) will play top-seeded and No. 20th-ranked Lawrence Tech in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

HIGH SCHOOLS

Archers' gym closed next week

South Side's Don Reichert Gymnasium will be closed for the next week because of limited water damage caused by a sprinkler head that turned on during the early-morning hours Wednesday. Today's girls' basketball game against Bishop Luers has been postponed until a makeup date can be determined.

Area signings

Eight Leo students signed their letter of intent with colleges including: Brooke Smith (Louisville, volleyball); Ryan Rednour (Southern Illinois, volleyball); Aaliyah Andrews (Indiana, softball); Ashley Miller (Michigan State, softball); Kennedy Shade (Indiana State, softball); Nevaeh Shugart (Ferris State, volleyball); Emma Embry (Davenport, softball); Anna Munson (Marian, golf). ... DeKalb's Ally Stuckey will sign Monday to play golf at IUPUI. ... Bellmont volleyball players Rachel McBride (Belmont) and Emilee Scheumann (Evansville) will sign Tuesday.

Hockey

Komet called up

Mason Bergh, who had seven goals and 12 points in 12 games with the Komets, has been called up to Ontario of the American Hockey League.

Tennis

Nadal wins at ATP Finals

In London, Rafael Nadal saved a match point at 5-1 down in the third set before rallying to beat Daniil Medvedev 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (4) at the ATP Finals, keeping alive his chances of advancing from the group stage.


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