- Two Madison Cubs - senior Landon Perry and junior Nick Macon - and Switzerland County senior Austin Clark were recognized this week when the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association announced its Subway Boys All-State teams for 2013-14.

Perry and Clark were listed among the senior all-state honorable mention recipients while Macon was included with the underclass all-state honorable mentions.

The IBCA named 15 seniors to its all-state first team including: James Blackmon Jr., Marion; Trevon Bluiett, Park Tudor; Aaron Brennan, Guerin Catholic; Trevion Crews, Fort Wayne North; Ernie Duncan, Evansville Harrison; Jacob Johnson, Mooresville; Justin King, Bowman Academy; Trey Lyles and Jeremie Tyler, both of Indianapolis Tech; Bryant McIntosh and Sean Sellers, both of Greensburg; Zach McRoberts, Carmel; Tayler Persons, Kokomo; P.J. Thompson, Brebeuf Jesuit; and Tyler Wideman, Lake Central.

The IBCA also named 15 underclassmen to that all-state first team including: Gary Bonds, Indianapolis Scecina; Harris Brown, Indianapolis Howe; Ryan Cline, Carmel; Davon Dillard, Bowman Academy; Hyron Edwards, East Chicago Central; Jordan Geist, Penn; Brennan Gillis, Ben Davis; Eron Gordon, North Central; Drew Hackett, Munster; Matt Holba, Guerin Catholic; Joel Okafor, Richmond; Chris Palombizio, Chesterton; Josh Speidel, Columbus North; Caleb Swanigan, Homestead; and K.J. Walton, Brownsburg.



- The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently released its academic all-conference teams for the winter sports season and several athletes of local interest were honored.

Hanover College saw 11 of its winter athletes honored while former Southwestern track standout Shelby Auxier, now a sophomore at Transylvania University, was named for women's indoor track and field.

Hanover's Kyle James, a junior, from Indianapolis, was honored in men's basketball while Elyse Weddle, a senior from Bloomfield, was named in women's basketball.

Hanover's women's indoor track and field team had seven honorees including: sophomores Ashlee Arbaugh, of Findlay, Ohio; Meghan Fox, of Indianapolis; Nikki Lewis, of Mahomet, Ill.; Anni Titchenal, of Lizton; and Teresa Wiczynski, of Columbus; and seniors Janelle Lantz, of Indianapolis; and Janey Schnurr, of Lexington, Ky.

Hanover men's track and field was represented by sophomore Joe Feldman of Pregonia, Ohio, and junior Logan Wells, of Scottsburg.



- Madison Consolidated High School football has scheduled a player-parent meeting for students planning to play football next fall.

The meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 in the MCHS cafeteria, is for current eighth graders through 11th graders who plan to play for coach Patric Morrison's Cubs.

Items being discussed will be the program's summer calendar, fundraising, player expectations and gathering sizes for player packs. This is an important meeting and anyone who is unable to attend should contact Morrison by e-mail at morrisonp10@alumni.hanover.edu or phone at (812) 701-2648.



- The Madison Consolidated High School girls golf team will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 2 at 7 p.m.

Any girl in grades 8-11 who is interested in playing golf is encouraged to attend the meeting at the Madison high school cafeteria.



- Shawe Memorial Junior-Senior High School is looking to fill a vacancy for varsity head volleyball coach for the 2014 season.

Anyone interested is asked to submit a resume and cover letter to the Shawe athletic office by e-mail to shaweathletics@popeace.org or by fax to (812) 273-6694.

Resumes and letters can also be mailed to Shawe Memorial High School, 201 W. State St., Madison, IN 47250. For more information, call the athletic office at (812) 273-2150 ext. 229.



- The Madison Parks Department is currently accepting applications for summer baseball and softball.

Application deadlines are April 4 for ages seven through 12 and May 16 for ages 13 and 15. A player's age as of May 1 will determine what league he or she plays in.

Participation fee is $50. Applications are available at the Madison Parks Department's office located in the Brown Gym on Broadway Street. Applications can also be found online at www.madisonparks.com and at area schools and businesses.

For more information call (812) 265-8308 or (812) 493-9840.



- The Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge is conducting a special two-day youth turkey hunt event on April 19-20.

The event will select 105 youth by drawing to attend a luncheon and workshop on April 19 from noon to 2 p.m. and participate in a one-day hunt on April 20. The youth must have a responsible adult as a guide but the youth will be the only one allowed to hunt.

To apply for the draw, send a post card with the youth's name and address to Big Oaks NWR, 1661 W JPG Niblo Rd., Madison, IN 47250.



- The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter will hold its third annual 5K Spring Sprint Walk/Run on April 5.

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with the race starting at 8 a.m. Early registration is now closed and the fee is $25. Funds collected will go towards the construction of a new shelter building.

An 18-mile bike ride hosted by the Madison Area Bicycle Club will also be held.

Registrations forms are available on our Facebook page or at the shelter.

Checks are payable to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter Building Fund.

This year the walk/run will allow leashed dogs to join the walkers and runners. Dogs must be current on rabies vaccinations and know how to behave around others.

Registration forms are available at the shelter or on the Madison Animal Shelter Facebook page. Forms and payment can be taken to the shelter or mailed to 2727 Hannah Drive, Madison, IN 47250.



- The Outdoor Women at Big Oaks event will be held on Saturday, June 7 from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

The one-day event is designed for women to gain valuable outdoor skills and knowledge in an environment that encourages fun and success in the outdoors.

The event will take place at the Historic Old Timbers Lodge at the Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge. Registration forms are available at www.bigoaks.org or call (812) 273-0783.