Region Sports Updates
Purdue is now 2-for-3 in getting the Robinson family to take their talents to West Lafayette.
After striking gold with Roosevelt basketball star Glenn Robinson but swinging and missing with his son Glenn Robinson III(who went to Michigan and helped take the Wolverines to the college hoops National Championship game, the Boilers football team has landed Robinson’s other son Gelen Robinson according to both area newspapers and Gelen’s Twitter account where he mentioned that he has verbally committed to Purdue.
Gelen Robinson is coming off of a monster junior year in which he was named the Time’s Newspapers male high school athlete of the year while winning a state wrestling title in wrestling(he was unbeaten, by the way).
Meanwhile, NWI Times.com says softball pitcher Nickole Finch is set for her next four years in college. Finch, who pitched the Bearcats to a semistate birth last season will pitch college ball at IUPUI. Last season Finch had a 16-5 record with 258 strikeouts and an earned run average of 0.72(thanks to Prep Football Report page on Facebook for the stats).
And on the subject of name dropping, kudos to the magnificent seven area baseball players who will take part in this weekend’s North-South all star game.
The North team will be represented by Chesterton’s Mike Crowley, Crown Point’s Zach Plesac, Andrean’s Zac Ryan(thus setting the record for most Zac’s on one team, if you overlook the spelling), Lake Central’s Ryan Burvan, Hebron’s Kyle Joyce, Boone Grove’s Dean Hill, and Griffith’s Jesse Smith.
Kankakee Valley’s Mike Greenlee will coach the North Squad.