The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Sports

March 20, 2013

Rick Teverbaugh: Korn, Psycho T my kind of players

— Over the years I have developed a type of basketball player that I really favor watching.

This column will be about two players who fit that mold. One of those is Frankton’s Aaron Korn and the other is the Indiana Pacers’ Tyler Hansbrough.

I just found out today that Korn has been named to the Junior Indiana All-Stars team. That team will play a few exhibition game against the Indiana All-Star Team before that team engages in the two-game series against Kentucky.

He is deserving of that honor and not just because he is the all-time scoring leader in Frankton boys basketball history. It is also because of how hard he plays on both ends of the floor. He often takes on the opponent’s top scorer. His long wingspan makes it difficult to get around him or shoot over him. He also is regularly the Eagles’ top rebounder.

Often the Indiana All-Stars of this year are Junior All-Stars the year before. I hope this bodes well for Korn in the future.

Just as the girls did a month ago, it is now possible for fans to cast votes for this year’s Indiana All-Stars. To get involved, go to: http://www.keysurvey.com/votingmodule/s180/f/499331/bec6/.

As for Hansbrough, if you’re a Pacers fan and he isn’t one of your favorite players I have just one question: What’s wrong with you?

Next time you watch a Pacers’ game, try to not follow the ball when it cross mid-court and instead just focus on Hansbrough. You’ll quickly understand the reason he’s been tagged as “Psycho T.”

The man clearly has a motor that is running constantly until he finally gets time on the bench. The last two games have been played with David West and that’s opened up a wealth of playing time for Hansbrough. He’s made the most of it.

Both times he’s gotten into double figures in both scoring and rebounding. Tuesday night against Orlando he had 14 of each. It is the final two points and the final rebound of that game on which I want to focus.

On the defensive end, he took an elbow to the abdomen and it triggered muscle spasms. But instead of going down in pain, he chose a different path. At the same time as the pain kicked in, the Pacers got the ball and pushed it up the floor in a fast break. He followed as quickly as he could.

When Indiana missed its shot, it was Hansbrough who grabbed rebound No. 14 and then put it against the glass and into the hoop for points No. 13 and 14.

That was a testimony to the way he plays every game, all the time. What more could Pacers fans want out of their players?

It was possible that Indiana locked up a playoff spot officially as the Philadelphia 76ers visited the Los Angeles Clippers. If Philly lost, the Pacers are in. Indiana appears to be on its way to a No. 2 seed in the East. It is richly deserved.

Sports Editor Rick Teverbaugh’s columns appear twice weekly.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • SPT - HB0728 - Colts Camp - Castonzo 2 - 278 Castonzo comfortable with Colts' changing O-line

    For all the changes along the offensive line the past three seasons, Anthony Castonzo has been the lone constant. He joined a veteran group anchored by center Jeff Saturday in 2011, was part of a remodeled unit in 2012 and became a mainstay at left tackle for all 16 games last year.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - HB0728 - Colts Camp - Allen 1 - 290 Colts' offense adapting to new arsenal

    Third-year tight end Dwayne Allen suffered a season-opening hip injury in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders, then watched as left guard Donald Thomas, running backs Vick Ballard and Ahmad Bradshaw and wide receiver Reggie Wayne also exited the lineup over the next six weeks. It left offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton scrambling to come up with new ways to attack defenses with an ever-changing cast of characters.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - HB0728 - Gordon art Fifth Brickyard for Gordon Indiana racing fans roared their approval of the kid they watched growing up in open wheel cars as Jeff Gordon scored his record fifth Brickyard 400 victory Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dorer scores JEGS win at Anderson Florida driver Steve Dorer has had career moments at Anderson Speedway, and at other times ones he would just like to forget. Dorer recorded the biggest win of his career when he passed Chase Elliott on the final lap in the 2011 Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300. The next year he flipped in Turn 1 during the CRA Super Series event. He scored another highlight Saturday night by winning for the first time with the CRA/JEGS All-Stars Tour event in the Edgewater Woods 100.|ANDERSON — Florida driver Steve Dorer has had career moments at Anderson Speedway, and at other times ones he would just like to forget. Dorer recorded the biggest win of his career when he passed Chase Elliott on the final lap in the 2011 Stoops Fre

    July 27, 2014

  • SPT-HB0727-Luckwatch-ColtsCamp-094.jpg Colts Quick Hits: Sunday, July 27

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

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-HB0727-AndrewLuck3749.jpg Change the Play

    Andrew Luck had an active childhood filled with a myriad of sports and activities. Now, he wants Hoosier kids to have that opportunity, too.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - HB0727 - RBs - Colts Camp - 141 Colts have options in Ballard's absence

    Chuck Pagano delivered the news Saturday afternoon in a solemn tone, confirming running back Vick Ballard will miss the 2014 season. "It's a part of the game. It's an ugly part of the game," the Indianapolis Colts head coach said shortly after revealing an MRI on Friday night found a torn Achilles tendon in Ballard's left foot. "It's a tough pill to swallow. You never want to lose anybody."

    July 26, 2014 4 Photos

  • Hoosier Park preparing for 2014 Dan Patch Invitational One of the most highly anticipated days on the harness racing card at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will take place Aug. 8 as the best in the sport of harness racing will descend upon the seven-eighths mile oval for the 21st edition of the $250,000 Dan Patch Invitational. As part of a weekend long festival of entertainment and racing, 10 of the top-rated pacers in North America will take center stage as they go to post seeking glory in Hoosier Park’s signature harness racing event.

    July 26, 2014

  • Riverside falls at regional The Riverfield Little League Senior softball all-star team fell 9-3 to Ohio on Saturday morning and was eliminated from regional competition in the 15-16 year-old division.

    July 26, 2014

  • Super Bowl MVP Warner has high praise for Luck

    It's no secret the NFL's version of football has become a quarterback's game. Kurt Warner is one of the men who helped make it that way. And he had plenty of praise for the man many see as the future at the quarterback position, third-year rising star Andrew Luck.

    July 26, 2014

Latest Sports Photos


Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin

Latest Racing News