SPORTS IN BRIEF: Maharishi, Meredith Flattery, Indian Hills baseball camp, Jerry Staton
MSAE falls to Notre Dame
The Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment boys’ basketball team lost Friday to Notre Dame 83-44 to conclude play before winter break.
The Pioneers (0-5) fell behind after being outscored 21-4 in the first quarter. The Nikes outrebounded MSAE 43-22.
Surya Sawhney was active all evening and finishing with 12 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three blocks for the Pioneers.
Avery Mullenneaux and Giovanni Cingire each scored eight points. Rashan Anderson scored seven and Lalith Pullapantula scored five points.
MSAE will play again Jan. 6 at Harmony when basketball resumes.
Indian Hills to hold baseball camp
Indian Hills Community College will be holding a baseball camp on Friday and Saturday at its indoor baseball facility at 721 N. First St. in Centerville.
Indian Hills coach Cam Walker will hold private instruction for the campers in pitching, hitting and catching. Walker played for the Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres during his playing days. He has taken Indian Hills to the JUCO World Series multiple times since becoming the coach in 1988.
Assistant coaches Brandon Crisp, Brett Monaghan and Bartt Carney also will be helping with the camp.
The camp is for players 8 years of age and older. Each camper will receive a free T-shirt.
“We will teach fundamentals to improve a player’s capabilities so he’s prepared to play the game of baseball,” Walker said. “Equally important, we’ll show the campers techniques they can practice to improve their skills on their own after the camp is over.”
The camp will be broken into two sessions. The Friday session will include pitching and catching. Players 8-12 years old will go from 9 a.m. to noon, while players 13 years and up will go from 1-4 p.m.
The Saturday session will feature hitting, and the times will be the same as the previous day.
The fee is $50 for one session and $95 for both sessions. Interested campers can call Crisp at 856-2143 ext. 2226 to receive a registration form or for more information. Players can register at the camp site or by phone.
Meredith Flattery makes dean’s list
Fairfield native Meredith Flattery has made the Wartburg College Fall 2013 dean’s list.
Flattery is a 2010 graduate of Fairfield High School. She excelled at both basketball and volleyball, achieving All-GTNS recognition in both sports along the way. After high school she went to Wartburg to play basketball.
Flattery achieved this recognition by having a GPA of more than 3.5 and completing four or more credit hours.
Albia’s Stanton wins Coach of the Year honors
Albia High School head football coach Jerry Staton has been selected by the Iowa Football Coaches Association as the Class 2A Coach of the Year.
Staton was selected after guiding the Blue Demons to an undefeated regular season and an appearance in the semi-finals of the state playoffs.
This is the second time he has been selected for this honor. The first time was as Class 3A coach at Oskaloosa High School.
“This is an honor, but it really belongs to the dedicated players and coaches who played so well and bought into our program,” Staton said.
Staton played football for Ottumwa High School from 1957-59 and was a starting guard for four years at Parsons College from 1960-1963.
He will be honored and presented a trophy at the Iowa State University Football Clinic in April.