Local sports briefs – December 21

Seymour native earns top basketball honors

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Directors announced the 2017 Women’s Induction Class to be honored on Saturday, April 29.

Julie (VonDielingen) Shelton, a Seymour native, has been named to the 2017 induction class.

A 1989 Indiana All-Star from Seymour High School, she scored 1,564 points and grabbed 912 rebounds, setting nine school records and earning Parade fourth-team All-American honors.

A member of three sectional and three regional champion teams, she helped the Owls to a 1987 state finals appearance under HOF coach Donna Sullivan.

Excelling at Butler University, she remains their all-time leading scorer with 2,018 points after leading the team in scoring and rebounding for four seasons.

A four-year first team all-conference selection and 1993 Conference Player of the Year, she was a 1993 All-American and Academic All-American.

Spending 16 seasons as the girls head coach at Mt. Vernon (Fortville) High School, she led them to 260 wins, including a 2013 3A championship and 2012 3A runner-up finish.

Since 2014, she has served as assistant women’s basketball coach at Butler University. She resides in McCordsville.

Braves baseball coach honored

Brownstown Central varsity baseball coach John Lawson was named District N. Coach of the Year on Monday by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Lawson will be honored on Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at the IHSBCA Hall of Fame banquet at the Sheraton at Keystone Crossing.

Pitching camp planned at Seymour

Seymour’s baseball staff will conduct its third annual winter pitching camp Dec. 27 and 29 in the Seymour High School auxiliary gym.

The two-day pitching camp will consist of drills that can be used for the upcoming season.

Seymour graduate and Milwaukee Brewers prospect pitcher Zack Brown and former Double-A All-Star and Seymour High School pitching coach Elvis Hernandez will be running the camp.

The drills will emphasize basic and advanced fundamentals in pitching. The purpose of the camp is to give each pitcher a set of drills that can help improve mechanics, arm strength and arm safety.

Second and third grade will be at 5 p.m., followed by fourth and fifth at 6 p.m. and sixth through eighth at 7 p.m.

Cost is $10, and players need to bring a glove and tennis shoes.

Seymour baseball has won 79 games during the past five years. Six former Owl pitchers have been named to the Indiana North/South All-Star series, six have been named All-State players and four have played professional baseball.

For questions, contact Jeremy Richey at richeyjr@scsc.k12.in.us or 812-521-8711.

Fall weightlifting winners announced

The following athletes were the Brownstown Central fall weightlifting winners.

Junior class: Andrew Kellermeier, +65 pounds

Sophomore class: Brian Murphy, +80 pounds

Freshman class: Kylan McKain, +135 pounds

The winners were determined by how much they improved on their power club (three lifts combined: squat, clean and bench).

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Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at jmorey@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.