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Local briefs: Keady to talk at Honeywell

Ex-Purdue coach will talk about his life, Purdue hoops

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 10:20 pm

WABASH – The Honeywell Center, in partnership with South Miami County Kiwanis Club, will present “An Evening with Coach Gene Keady” on Thursday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Legendary basketball coach Gene Keady, who won more than 500 games with the Purdue men's basketball program, will present highlights of his coaching career from the start to present day. He will discuss life and career events, his mentors, students and peers. His presentation will conclude with a question-and-answer session with the audience. Keady was recently elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as part of its seven-man induction class of 2013.

“I am very humbled and happy to be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame,” Keady said. “Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to have been surrounded by great student-athletes, outstanding coaches, a supportive family and so many individuals that I would like to thank and share this award with.”

Tickets are $24, $34, $44, and $75, and may be purchased at the Honeywell Center Box Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling 1-260-563-1102 or by visiting www.honeywellcenter.org.

Indiana Tech soccer coach selected to teach at camp

Indiana Tech men's soccer coach David Bokhart is making a name for himself in the college soccer world. Bokhart has been selected to instruct at the Chicago Boys EXACT Soccer ID Camp on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 1-2.

In his first two seasons with the Warriors, Coach Bokhart guided his team to a 20-11-5 mark and two top-three finishes in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. Eight Tech student-athletes have earned All-WHAC honors during that time, with Mark Baptist taking home WHAC Defensive Player of the Year Honors in 2011.

This unique ID Soccer Camp will give Bokhart the opportunity to share some of his vast wisdom as an instructor for high school athletes from across the nation. During the two-day camp, he will conduct small group clinic activity, observe players in showcasing their development potential, and lead one-on-one review sessions with each player.

To find out more about the combination of elite instruction of experienced NCAA coaches and EXACT Sports' mental diagnostic tools used across professional and college sports, visit http://exactsports.com/soccer/ or call 888-853-8877 for more information

Wildcat Wednesday baseball results

LEO

Jellyfish 7, Sea Turtles 4

Centipedes 5, Sloths 2

ST JOE

Warthogs 12, Tincaps 6

Loons 8, Lugnuts 7

Mastodons 8, Irish 5

WASHINGTON CENTER

Rivera 14, Verlander 7

Harper 10, Cabrera 4

Baer Field Racing $1 beer night Saturday

After a wet June, Fort Wayne's Baer Field Speedway heads into the Fourth of July weekend seeking dry weather to begin the second half of what has been (when weather permits) a great season of racing.

Saturday night, the speedway will see a full, five-division “Super Show” of action on the 3/8th mile featuring: Late Models, Fantastic Sams Modifieds, Street Stocks, Afdent Dental Mini Stocks, and Front Wheel Drives. It will also be the first-ever Bud Light “$1 Beer Night!”

Saturday, gates will open at 2 p.m. with qualifying at 5:30; and racing at 7:30. Adult admission is $12 for adults and kids 12-and-under are always free along with free parking.

Action continues Sunday with short-track drag racing. Competitors will compete in side-by-side, elimination-style drag races on a 330' track. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Sunday; practice runs at 3:30 with racing at 5 p.m. Admission is $5 and there is a $5 (per class) fee to enter. All vehicles are welcome.

The $20 car load/family night plus autograph night, Kids Big Wheel Races and Pyromaniacs fireworks will be rescheduled for Saturday, July 13.

Baer Field Speedway is located just south of Fort Wayne. Take Bluffton Road just south of Fort Wayne International Airport to Winters Road and follow the signs. Race Day phone is 1-260-478-7223. www.FWRACE.com.