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Louisville gains services of EvingerPosted Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at 4:42 PM
I'd like to be one of the first to share the outstanding news that former Northview Knight, Joe Evinger, has recently signed to continue his football career at Louisville next season.
The All-American offensive lineman has honed his skills the past two seasons at the College of the Canyons in California.
Rivals.com has Evinger listed as a four-star recruit so the Cardinals are getting tremendous athlete as well as a great individual with outstanding character as well.
So congratulations to Joe and his family.
Spring Raines became the all-time leading scorer for the girls' basketball program at Northview High School on Saturday afternoon and her effort was recognized by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.
The Pacers and the Indiana Fever have begun recognizing male and female basketball players from three geographic districts each week.
Raines was one of three IBCA High School Players of the Week for the South-District 3.
She had 33 points and the game-winning three-point play as Northview beat Cascade on Jan. 13 and then followed that up with her 30-point, 10-rebound game against Terre Haute North in which she surpassed Julie Whitted's career total of 1,350 points.
White River Valley's Steph Fougerousse and Crothersville's Amber Lucas also received the honor.
Fougerousse's had 33 points and 21 rebounds in a loss to Mitchell on Saturday and has averaged 17.7 ppg. as a junior this season. Lucas meanwhile has recorded nine double-doubles this season and had a 24-point, 10-rebound game on Jan. 12.
Terre Haute North's Zach Harrison, Bloomington North's Julian Boatner and Mooresville's Matt Kenney each earned honors from the Pacers.
Northview fans got an opportunity to see Boatner's talent on Tuesday night when he scored 31 points to lead the Cougars to an overtime win against the Knights. Kenney also had a big game versus the Knights with 32 points in a 63-50 victory.
Around the state, Fort Wayne Luers' standout junior, DeShaun Thomas, surpassed James Hardy for the Allen County basketball scoring record.
Thomas made headline several years ago when he gave a verbal commitment to Ohio State and Thad Matta as a freshman. He's continued to excel and passed Hardy, a former IU football standout and current Buffalo Bill wide receiver, on Jan. 18.
Thomas hit a 3-pointer in the opening minutes of a 76-69 win over Fort Wayne Northrop to pass Hardy's total of 1,823 points. The junior went on to score 27 points in the victory and then followed that up by drilling Fort Wayne Blackhawk for 35 points and 18 rebounds in a 72-51 victory.
Thomas wasn't the only one lighting up the nets last week.
Frankfort senior wing player, Stevie Loveless blasted Rossville for 41 points and 16 rebounds in a seven-point victory.
Lafayette Jeff is used to seeing big numbers from Jesse Berry, but in a double overtime thriller against Fishers, he racked up 55 points in a 91-89 victory. He followed that up by hitting 17 free throws as part of a 23-point night against Anderson.
As if Indianapolis North Central needs anymore talent in the pipeline, freshman D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera has raised some eyebrows this season.
The 6'2 guard helped the Panthers go 4-0 and claim the Marion County Tourney for the first time since 1997. He averaged over 15 points per game in wins over Beech Grove, Southport, Lawrence North and Warren Central.
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