STATE CHAMPS: Southwestern’s third-grade boys basketball team won the Indiana State Basketball Tournament recently to wrap up a 19-2 season. Team members are (from left): Front row — Caleb Goode, Braxton Lewis and Kaedon Higgins; back row — coach Michael Goode, Trent Patterson, Talon Wynn, Brady Cook, Wyatt Smitley and coach Chad Lewis. (Submitted photo)
STATE CHAMPS: Southwestern’s third-grade boys basketball team won the Indiana State Basketball Tournament recently to wrap up a 19-2 season. Team members are (from left): Front row — Caleb Goode, Braxton Lewis and Kaedon Higgins; back row — coach Michael Goode, Trent Patterson, Talon Wynn, Brady Cook, Wyatt Smitley and coach Chad Lewis. (Submitted photo)
— Southwestern’s third-grade boys basketball team won the Indiana State Basketball Tournament over the weekend.

The Rebels were one of 45 teams that competed in three qualifiers to earn the right to compete in the state tournament held at Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers.

Southwestern went 3-0 in the Franklin Regional last week to advance to the Elite Eight where it defeated Hamilton, Cascade, Franklin Central, Tri-West and Hamilton Southeastern to reach the finals where it knocked off Sullivan 45-26 to win the championship.

Southwestern ends the season with a 19-2 record.



— Madison Junior High’s swim team wrapped up a perfect 8-0 season with a 285-211 combined score win at Milan on Thursday. The bots won 149-85 and the girls won 136-126.

Winners for the Bears were: Carter Schutte, boys 200 free, 2:11.72 and boys 400 free, 4:35.24; Katie Royce, girls 100 IM, 1:18.83 and girls 400 free, 5:08.14; Trenton Schmidt, boys 100 IM, 1:10.34 and boys 50 fly, 30.72; Liam Roney, boys 100 free, 1:13.94; Emily Nay, girls 50 back, 35.22; Leighton Wielgoszinski, boys 50 back, 35.66; Casey Anderson, boys 50 breast, 37.54; Wielgoszinski, Casey Anderson, Schmidt and Schutte, boys 200 medley relay, 2:10.51 and boys 400 free relay, 4:13.94; Andie Royce, Tabetha Jameison, Riley Poling and Callie Anderson, girls 200 free relay. 2:27.25; and Zach Aloma, Cameron King, Emmett Willhite and Roney, boys 200 free relay, 2:25.87.



— The Salvation Army Run for the World 5K will be run Saturday, March 18 at Hanover College.

The cost is $25 per particpant and both walkers and runners are welcome. There is online registration and particpants must arrive between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. in order to pay.

For more information contact Lt. Brenna Lee at (812) 265-2157.



— A website dedicated to golfing rules education for high school coaches, players, and parents will host four rules meetings at no charge for Indiana High School golf coaches.

The website, inhsgolfrules.com, will host two meetings on March 20 — at Wheeler High School and Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel, both at 6:30 p.m., and at Castle High School at 7 p.m. — and another on April 3 at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour at 6:30 p.m..

Coaches planning to attend must RSVP to fww588687@yahoo.com at least five days before the meeting — March 15 for Wheeler, Prairie View and Castle and by March 30 for Shadowood. Please give the number of coaches attending and the school affiliation in the RSVP. Questions can be directed to the same email address.

A USGA official will conduct the meetings, which will last about 90 minutes including time for a slide presentation and breaks, and rules books will be available.



— Madison Parks Department will hold organizational meetings for its Women’s Summer Softball and Men’s Summer Softball leagues on Thursday, March 23 on the patio at the Broadway Tavern.

The women’s league meeting will be at 6 p.m. and the men’s meeting is at 7:30 p.m.

The upcoming 2017 seasons — including rules and deadlines — will be discussed. Anyone interested in fielding a team for play in either league should have a representative present at that meeting. The entry fee for teams in both leagues is $400.

Any individuals who are looking for a team to play on in either league, are also welcome to attend that meeting.

For more information, contact Scott at (812) 265-8308 or (812) 493-9840.



— Madison Parks Department has applications available for the 2017 youth baseball and softball seasons.

Applications for leagues involving children ages 7-12 are due March 31. Application for teenagers ages 13-15 are due on May 1.

The fee is $50 and all applications received by the deadlines are guaranteed a roster spot. Those who sign up after the deadline may be placed on a waiting list and are subject to a $20 late fee. There is a 12-player roster limit for teams.

Applications are available at the Madison Parks Department, located at Brown Gym on South Broadway and online via the city of Madison’s website at www.madison-in.gov under Parks and Facilities: Sports Program. Forms also will be available at area schools and at Champs Sports & Corporate Apparel and Liberty Screen Printing beginning next week.

Participation age is determined by player’s age on May 1. A copy of each child’s birth certificate should accompany their application.

For more information, call the Parks Department at (812) 265-8308 or call Scott at (812) 493-9840 or (812) 292-4282.



— The Sixth Annual 5k April Fools Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, April 1 at the Jefferson County Animal Shelter.

The event begins with registration at 6:30 a.m. with the race starting at 8 a.m. The cost $20 if registered by Feb. 27 and $25 thereafter. All proceeds will benefit the Animal Shelter.

For more information, call (812) 273-1788.



— The Voices for Children Superhero 5K/1K will be held on Saturday, April 22 on the riverfront in Madison.

Pre-registration is available on the website or via mail. Event day registration will be at Crystal Beach at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. For more information please call (812) 274-0877 or visit www.voicesforchildren.net.