Foster Mefford and Jade Nutley, the reigning Madison Courier Basketball Players of the Year, each verbally committed to colleges in recent weeks.

Foster, a senior at Southwestern, committed to Bethel University on July 13 while Nutley, a senior at Madison, committed to Indiana Wesleyan on July 17.

Mefford, a 6-foot-2 point guard, had an outstanding junior season while leading an injury-riddled Southwestern squad to a 17-9 record and a sectional runner-up finish. He averaged an area-best 20.7 points-per-game while becoming the 11th player in school history to reach 1,000-career points. His 1,178 are currently fifth on the school’s all-time scoring list and is already the Rebels’ all-time leading assister.

Nutley, a 6-foot-1 forward/center, had a dominate 2019-20 season that saw her average a double-double at just under 15 points and just over 10 rebounds per game for the 14-9 Lady Cubs and is listed on ESPN’s Top 100 recruiting list. She enters her senior season with 966 career points and 670 career rebounds.

Both players are expected to officially sign in November.



Tereshko misses the cut

Former Madison High School standout and current Hanover College golf coach Justin Tereshko missed the cut at the Western Amateur Open held at the Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel.

Tereshko followed a first-round 75 with a 73 in the second round but was outside of the top 40 for needed to advance. Angus Flanagan of Woking, England shot a four-round total of 277 to win the event by one stroke.



Thurston scoreless in loss

Former Madison High School star Ryan Thurston tossed a scoreless two-thirds of an inning in the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks’ 5-2 loss to the St. Paul Saints in an American Association game on Thursday.

Thurston, a left-hander, allowed one hit while striking out one and not walking a batter in his brief stint. Currently, he is 1-2 with a 7.04 ERA in 12 appearances for the RedHawks. He has struck out 22 and walked just seven in 15 1/3 innings.



Madison passes available

Madison High School will have All-Sport Passes available in the Athletic Office beginning on Monday from 8 a.m. to noon each day.

Passes must be paid for with a credit card or a check.