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July 12, 2017

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, July 12, 2017 B-1 SPORTS Submit sports items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg A documentary written and produced by Petersburg resident Tim Helfen will be screened twice during the 14th Annual Indy Film Fest. Helfen's 100 -minute docu- mentary – "We are E.C.: The Untold Story of East Chicago Basketball" – will be shown on Saturday, July 15, at 12:30 p.m., in the Indianapolis Mu- seum of Art's Tobias Theater, and on Thursday, July 20, at 6 p.m., in the IMA's Deboest Lecture Hall. "We are EC: The Untold Story of East Chicago Bas- ketball" focuses on high school hoops in the north- western Indiana city, which has produced more than 100 Division I players, 21 Indi- ana All-Stars, seven profes- sional basketball players and four boys' state champion- ship teams. The Indy Film Fest, which runs from Thursday, July 13, through Sunday, July 23, will showcase more than 100 in- dependent films. This year's Heartland Half Marathon prepara- tions are underway as the sixth annual event is sched- uled to take place during Labor Day Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 2. The events will once again in- clude a half marathon, 5K, and team challenge, along with cash prizes for the top three finishers in both male and female divisions for the half marathon. The races will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the shadow of the Jasper Train Depot in Jasper, along the banks of the Patoka River, and will finish in the shade along the same river just a stone's throw away. This scenic course takes half marathon runners along a hilly route through commercial and residen- tial neighborhoods with challenging peaks mid- way through the race. The 5K starts and ends in the same location as the half marathon, but splits to take a different course close to the start of the race. The routes once again merge during the last leg of the race, which take runners along the scenic Jasper Riv- erwalk. The team challenge is a relay comprised of a four-person team and fol- lows the same course as the Heartland Half Mar- athon. The first runner in the relay will travel 3.8 miles, then pass along his/ her timing chip to the sec- ond runner. The second runner will then run 4.05 miles and pass along the chip. The third runner will run 2.5 miles, and final run- ner finishes off with the re- maining 2.75 miles. The registration fee for the half marathon is $ 60 if registered by August 13. A fter August 13, cost for the half marathon is $70. The 5K and team challenge registration fee is $25 per person. Pre-registrants will re- ceive a technical shirt, and the first 500 half marathon- ers to preregister will also receive a special race gift. Registration can be com- pleted online at raceros- or at heartland- For anyone interested in training with others in preparation for the Heart- land Half Marathon, the Southern Indiana Wolf- pack, based in Jasper, spon- sors a free training pro- gram every Sunday morn- ing beginning at 7 a.m. in front of the Jasper Fire Sta- tion, located at 309 East Sixth Street. Each workout begins with basic stretch- A total of 29 amateur and professional disc golf players from three different states participated in The Fourth Championship at Prides Creek on Saturday, July 8, and Sunday, July 9. In the men's open division on Saturday, July 24, Mat- thew Kern of Corydon fired a 36 -hole round of 106 – or 2-under-par – to post a five-stroke win over Matt Nance of Evansville, who had a 3-over-par score of 111. In the men's intermediate division on Saturday, July 24, Richard Mitchell of Newburgh fired a 36 -hole round of 109 – or 1-over-par – while Marco Butturi of Evansville placed second with a 3-over-par score of 111. Kenneth Schultz, of Petersburg, was third with a 4-over-par score of 112, followed by Christian Farley of Evansville (114), Gary Willoughby of Murray, Ky. (116), Tom Trinidad Jr. of Murray, Ky. (121), Kerl Armstrong of Evansville (124), Sean Henry of New Albany (129), Steve Waites of Princeton (130), Aaron Alstadt of Hunt- ingburg (150) and Doc Turner of Bowling Green, Ky., who had a 18 -hole score of 60 but did not finish. In the men's advanced division on Sunday, July 9, Mar- co Butturi, of Evansville ,fired a 36 -hole score of 107 – or 1-under-par – while Mark Reid of Hopkinsville, Ky., was second with a 2-over-par score of 110. Richard Mitchell of Newburgh placed third with a 3-over-par score of 111. Heartland Half Marathon giving cash prizes FOURTH CHAMPIONSHIP AT PRIDES CREEK DRAWS 29 DISC GOLFERS Steven Waites (left), of Princeton, looks on as Kerl Armstrong (right), of Evansville, tries to make a short toss into the basket while competing in the Fourth Annual Championship at Prides Creek on Sat- urday, July 8. Armstrong placed seventh in the men's intermediate division with a 36-hole score of 124. Ed Cahill photo Christian Farley, of Evansville, launches a tee shot while competing in the Fourth Annual Championship at Prides Creek on Saturday, Ju- ly 8. Farley placed fourth in the men's interme- diate division with a 36-hole score of 114. Ed Ca- hill photo Tim Helfen Pike Central High School rising senior Kyson Western (3) races after the ball during a boys' soccer scrimmage against host Evansville Har- rison on Monday, July 10. Ed Cahill photo More Soccer ScriMMage pg B-2 See DISC on 3 See FILM FEST on 3 See MAR ATHON on 3 WE ARE PROFFESIONAL GRADE 1-800-937-8721 Jasper, IN Petersburg resident's documentary to be screened twice at Indy Film Fest The 9U Pike County Sluggers placed third during a tournament held in Washington this past weekend. Pictured above are, first row, left to right: Ronnie Slunder, Michael Fultz, Noah Whitehead and Nate Davis. Second row: Carson Wiscaver, Aksel Onyett, Landon Hart, Brayden Miller, J.J. Bel- more, Xander Parker and Wylon Schopphorst. Third row: Coaches Mitch Wiscaver, Eric Miller, Je- romy Whitehead, Justin Hart and Scott Belmore. Submitted Photo

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