Sports briefs for Thursday, Aug. 30

Logan tennis drops match at Peru

PERU — The Logansport boys tennis team was defeated by Peru 4-1 Wednesday at the Thrush Courts.

The Berries’ (2-2) lone point came at No. 1 doubles, where CJ Hallam and Kian Harris defeated Christopher Dicken and Greysen Spohn 7-5, 0-6, 6-3.

Peru’s Ryan Smith defeated David Meadows 7-6 (3), 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Ethan Hyde defeated Michael Meadows 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Leaf Astrup defeated Derek Bergstedt 6-4, 6-3 at No. 3 singles. Bryce Cochran and Gabe Baker defeated Brian Cole and Noah Lange 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.

“1-4 loss to a Peru team with great singles players. David Meadows played a great first set to tiebreaker and fought hard to the end,” Logan coach Adam Thompson said.

Logan competes at the Chesterton Invite on Saturday, which has been moved to Crown Point.

Caston volley records win at Argos

ARGOS — The Caston volleyball team picked up its first win of the season on Tuesday with a five-set victory over Argos, 25-19, 20-25, 17-25, 25-20, 19-17.

“It was a bit more intense than we anticipated but we were able to get over the hump and snag our first victory,” Caston coach Billie Jo Carlin said.

Hanna Todd was 23-for-26 serving with 11 points and eight aces for the Comets. Hayli Brown was 12-for-12 serving and added seven digs on defense. Belamie Carlin collected 10 digs. Layne Oliver had four kills and seven digs. Sophie Jellison floored three kills, Destiny Ray had three kills and two blocks and Abby Williamson added a block. Adelyn Harsh dished out 11 assists.

Delphi’s Strasser earns weekly honor

Delphi football coach Josh Strasser has been named the Region 4 Colts Coach of the Week for Week 2.

Coach Strasser has the Oracles off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2002 after the Oracles defeated rival Carroll 47-14 last Friday, winning their first Bacon Bowl since 2014.

Galbreath makes hole-in-one

Kay Galbreath made a hole-in-one on hole No. 3 at Logan’s Run Golf Course on Aug. 16.

Julie Schroder was a witness to Galbreath’s shot.

Bears back decision to rest starters

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears first-year coach Matt Nagy is showing he can take the heat, and it has nothing to do with sultry late August weather.

Nagy made a controversial call Saturday to sit starters during a preseason game normally used as an opening-day dress rehearsal, and second-guessers have been attacking since the end of a 27-20 Bears victory over Kansas City.

“They’re at a point now where the physical part of (practice) is going to continue, but it’s really now you start game-planning,” Nagy said.

In part because he wanted to keep players healthy for the regular-season opener Sept. 9 at Green Bay, and also because they’ve practiced a week longer than most teams, Nagy decided against a customary tuneup game in the next-to-last preseason game.

Starters weren’t available after Saturday’s game since they hadn’t played, but safety Adrian Amos on Monday viewed Nagy’s approach as anything but half-baked preparation for the start of the regular season.

“The plan is always to go out there and execute, to hit the ground running,” Amos said. “It’s not dip your toe in the water or anything like that.”

Starters won’t play Thursday in the preseason finale against Buffalo, which is normal procedure.

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