State Runner-Up
Ten local wrestlers from Club Madison PWA competed at the ISWA Folkstyle State last month and finished as state runner-up in the small team division with 51 points. Carmel won the division with 64 and Franklin Central was third with a 37. Trenton Dempler was the state champion in the University 163 pound division, Bryson Mata placed third in the Novice 120, Cohen Long was sixth in the Intermediate 70, Van Skinner was seventh in the Schoolboy 144 and Ashton Hartwell was seventh in the Cadet 220. Team members are (from left): front row — Segar Ralston, Grayson Hughes, Zane Skinner, Cohen Long and Ayden Dempler; back row — Bryson Mata, Van Skinner, Ashton Hartwell, Trenton Dempler and Camden Spears. (Submitted photo)
State Runner-Up Ten local wrestlers from Club Madison PWA competed at the ISWA Folkstyle State last month and finished as state runner-up in the small team division with 51 points. Carmel won the division with 64 and Franklin Central was third with a 37. Trenton Dempler was the state champion in the University 163 pound division, Bryson Mata placed third in the Novice 120, Cohen Long was sixth in the Intermediate 70, Van Skinner was seventh in the Schoolboy 144 and Ashton Hartwell was seventh in the Cadet 220. Team members are (from left): front row — Segar Ralston, Grayson Hughes, Zane Skinner, Cohen Long and Ayden Dempler; back row — Bryson Mata, Van Skinner, Ashton Hartwell, Trenton Dempler and Camden Spears. (Submitted photo)
— Madison’s student athletic council is hosting a pulled pork barbarcue fundraiser before the Madison vs. Southwestern baseball game on Friday.

Cost is $8 for the meal and to enter the game or $5 for fans who have a Madison season sports pass.

Students can purchase tickets this week at lunch time in the atrium and community members can purchase tickets in the athletic office.



— Madison is selling spring all-sports passes in the high school athletic office..

Passes Cost $30 for individuals or $120 for a family and grant admission to all regular season spring sports events but not IHSAA tournament games.



— Bedford’s Gideon Coleman finished third in his first PGA Kentucky Junior Tour event of the season on March 31 at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa in Lexington, Kentucky.

Coleman, competing in the boys 14 and under age division, shot a 44-43—88 to place third eight strokes back of Blake Stamper of Henryville, Indiana.



— Madison Parks Department has baseball and softball registration forms available for the 2018 season.

The fee is $50 and the deadline for ages seven through 12 is March 30 and May 11 for ages 13 to 15. To determine eligibility, a child must be at least seven years old as of May 1 and a copy of the child’s birth certificate should accompany the registration form.

All applications received by the deadline are guaranteed a roster spot. Those that sign up after the deadline may be place on a waiting list and are subject to a $20 late fee. Team rosters are limited to 12 per team.

Forms are available at the Madison Parks Department office in the Brown Gym and online at www.madison-in.org.

Anyone interested in coaching a parks department baseball and/or softball team, should call Parks Department Sports Coordinator Scott Davidson at (812) 265-8308 or (812) 493-9840 for more information.



— The Madison Parks Department will host the free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for area youth on Saturday, April 21 at the Rucker Sports Complex. Registration will start at 9 a.m. with the event starting at 10 a.m. This will be the sixth year that PHR has been hosted by the Madison Parks Department.

Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball and is presented by Scotts. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition. A participant’s age group is determined by their age as of July 17, 2018.

The individual Pitching, Hitting & Running Champions along with the All-Around Champion in each age and gender group at the Local Competition receive a certificate and advance to the Sectional level. Those winners move on to the Team Championships at a Major League ballpark. In 2014, Chloe Ferris of Madison advanced to the team championships in Cincinnati and competed at Great American Ballpark. In 2017, Kennedy Rowlett advanced to the team championships and won her age group at Great American Ball Park.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For more information about the local PHR on April 21, contact the local coordinator Scott Davidson at (812) 265-8308 or (812) 493-9840 or via email at parks2@madison-in.gov or scottclown143@yahoo.com.



— Lide White Boys & Girls Club T-Ball applications are now available at the Club, online at www.lidewhite.com and at local schools and preschools.

The program, open to the first 210 applicants, teaches basic skills for baseball and softball in a fun setting with league and tournament play.

Cost is $40 for Club members and $50 for non-members, which includes membership. A $10 late fee will be assessed after May 25.

Play runs June 4 through July 20 with the exception of July 4-5 when there are no games played.



—The fifth annual Madtown Mud Run will be hosted by Lide White Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, May 19.

The obstacle-style course starts at the Madison Visitors Center in downtown Madison and finishes at the Lide White Club on the hilltop. The course follows the Heritage trail of Madison with various obstacles along the way. Shuttle service to the start line is available from the Club.

Cost is $50 per participant and that includes a T-shirt and one complimentary adult beverage for participants over the age of 21 in the beverage tent.