The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update


December 4, 2013

Frankton girls get on winning track

Editor’s note: Due to transmission problems, this story could not be included in Wednesday’s edition. The game was played Tuesday night.

FRANKTON – Two teams faced off in the Eagles Nest searching for their first win of the season, and when the final horn sounded it was Frankton outscoring Eastern (Greentown) 39-27 for the victory.

Both teams struggled to find their offense throughout the game, but the Eagles (1-4) took a 5-2 lead early in the first quarter and would never relinquish it with a steady dose of drives that sent them to the foul line.

The Comets (0-5) took 20 three-pointers in the game, only hitting three, and mustered just five free-throws, missing all of them. Meanwhile, Frankton didn’t fare well from the line, but it got there 19 times and connected on nine.

Making the game more interesting was the fact that Justin Coomer – longtime assistant to Jimmy Howell’s Lapel boys’ team – is now at the helm of the Eastern girls basketball team.

“It is kind of weird being here, but I kind of like the gym. I was looking forward to it. I thought it would be a little different coming here in a different uniform,” said Coomer.

Although there was some nostalgia with the Comets’ coach coming back under a different set of circumstances, he wasn’t there to reminisce of his Lapel days gone by. Coomer was there to try to coach his girls to a win, but came away frustrated with the fact that they couldn’t hit their open shots.

Eastern shot a lowly 12-of-55 from the field on the night, and their coach said that is something they’ve struggled with all season.

“That’s been our big problem,” said Coomer of the missed shots. “We don’t always get the greatest shots. Most of the times we have pretty good looks. We just haven’t been hitting them. I try to get them to shoot game speed in practice. I think sometimes they just kind of rush it a little bit. We had a lot of good looks, but we didn’t get many to go down.”

Text Only
  • SPT - Colts night practice - 061.jpg Fans fuel Colts at night practice

    Early in Thursday night's practice at Anderson University, Colts tight end Coby Fleener found himself running free behind the defense in 11-on-11 drills. Seconds later, a laser-like pass arrived just past his shoulder, and he had a free run to the end zone. A crowd of 7,540 erupted inside Macholtz Stadium, adding a unique energy to the lone evening practice of this year's training camp.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - HB0801 - Mewhort - Colts night practice - 130.jpg Rookie Mewhort gets first crack at guard

    Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano believes no situation is too large for rookie offensive lineman Jack Mewhort. That theory will be thoroughly tested soon.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-HB0731-ColtsCamp-LuckWatch-045.jpg Colts Quick Hits: Thursday, July 31

    Notes, news and fun facts from Colts Training Camp at Anderson University.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0726 - Thomas - Colts Camp day two 252 Pagano confirms Colts OL Thomas out for season again

    Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano confirmed Thursday morning that guard Donald Thomas reinjured his right quad and will have season-ending surgery.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0731 - Colts Camp - Kelly - 332 Kelley leaving Colts after 29 years One of the few remaining links to the early days of the Indianapolis Colts is leaving the team after today following 29 years of service.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • bramwell mugshot Rick Bramwell: Rainy day memories abound

    This past Tuesday, I was up early and had a vigorous workout at the gym. Yard work was interrupted by a late-afternoon shower. It was a perfect time to take a nap.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0731 - Colts Camp - Werner - 319 Werner's progress evident at Colts Camp

    Bjoern Werner's rookie training camp was rather quiet. The German-born outside linebacker went through individual drills and worked hard in full-team sessions, but he was overwhelmed by all the new information he was processing. And it was holding him back. When the season started, Werner was further set back by a foot injury that cost him three games, and he finished the year with just 2.5 sacks. Then the former Florida State star went to work.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • HB0724 _ Teverbaugh mug Rick Teverbaugh: Some folks can't be replaced There were a lot of possible topics as I decided what would lead the list of things that would move me enough to compose today's column.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0731 - Colts Corner - HB Colts Notes: Thomas, Hilton hurt in Wednesday's practice After a physical practice Wednesday afternoon at Anderson University, the Indianapolis Colts are hoping they have not lost another starter. Left guard Donald Thomas hit the ground following an 11-on-11 running drill and was visibly upset when he finally was helped to his feet. He threw his mouthguard away in anger and attempted to walk off the injury with trainers away from the rest of his teammates.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0731 - Colts Camp - Fleener - 206 Colts focusing on situational improvement One year ago, the focus in Indianapolis Colts training camp was on turnovers. The team had committed far too many in 2012 and was determined not to repeat its mistakes. The theme at Anderson University carried over to the field, and the Colts' 14 turnovers were the fewest in the NFL last year.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

Latest Sports Photos

Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin

Latest Racing News