Hello Bruin Fans,
8th Grade Boys Basketball moved to 6-0 this week with a win over Franklin Twp West followed up by a 59-34 win over defending conference champs Chapel Hill last night in Marion County Tournament action setting up a quarterfinal match-up with Fall Creek Valley tomorrow morning. The 7th graders defeated Franklin Twp West as well on Tuesday before defeating Southport in their Marion County Tournament game. Their record now stands at 4-2. They will also play Fall Creek Valley tomorrow morning. Both of those games will be played at Pike High School. The complete tournament field is attached to this message.
Next week, Lawrence Central and Lawrence North will renew the best rivalry in Indiana high school basketball on Wednesday as the #1 ranked Bears host the #3 ranked Wildcats. Pre-sale tickets are now available at both high schools and here at Belzer for $8.00. Tickets at the gate will be $10.00. A sell-out crowd is expected, so buy your tickets early.
In other basketball news, we will be heading downtown on January 11th to play Fall Creek Valley at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in both the 7th and 8th grades as part of a full day of Lawrence Basketball at Bankers Life. The 7th grade game will tip off at 12:00 PM. The 8th grade will get underway at 1:30 and those games will be followed by LN vs FW Snider and your Lawrence Central Bears vs FW Dwenger. The B games scheduled for January 7th will both be played at Belzer with the 7th grade at 5:30 and the 8th grade to follow.
Girls Basketball tryouts will be continue next week on Tuesday and Thursday.
Swimming and Diving tryouts concluded yesterday. Congratulations to the 38 student-athletes who made this year’s team. If students missed tryouts and would like to join the team, they can still do so by contacting Coach Higgins directly.
Wrestling practices began this week and will continue next week. Students interested in joining the team may still do so through Wednesday, December 11th. The wrestling parent meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday. At least one parent for each wrestler should plan to attend.
Tonight, Lawrence Central will be recognizing our 7th and 8th Grade Football teams for their conference championships this season during halftime of the boys basketball game vs Carmel. Players should wear their MIIC Championship t-shirts and arrive by 6:30 PM
Please remember that all students who wish to attend home athletic events must leave school at dismissal and return when the doors open at 4:45. Students also must have their student ID to attend home contests. Students who have lost their IDs may obtain replacements in our student services office.
Students attending home events are also expected to have rides home by 7:30 each evening as our campus closes 15 minutes following the end of all contests
You can connect with our athletic department on Twitter by following us @belzerathletics for important news, weather cancellations, schedule changes, and results of our contests.
The schedule of athletic events for next week is attached.
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