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Shackelford leads River Hawks in loss to Maine

Oda Shackelford (21), a Southwestern graduate, attempts a layup for UMass Lowell in a game this season.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com

Oda Shackelford scored a team-high 13 points in the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s 79-45 loss to Maine in America East Conference action on Jan. 30 in Bangor, Maine.

The Southwestern graduate connected on 6-of-8 field goal attempts off the bench in a loss that dropped the River Hawks to 6-15 this season.

On Saturday, Shackelford had four points and two rebounds in UMass Lowell’s 52-42 loss at Vermont.

She had nine points and three rebounds on Jan. 23 in a 70-50 loss to Binghamton.

Here’s a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level:

Kay Brokering

Following its second Conference Carolinas Softball Championship and NCAA Softball Championship berth, the King University softball team has been selected first in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

The Tornado set a school record with 36 wins a season ago and went 13-7 in Conference Carolinas play, winning the tournament title. 

King returns two of their four All-Conference Carolinas selections in first baseman Kay Brokering, a Shelbyville graduate, and third baseman Jenna Burnett. 

The Tornado open the season on Feb. 19, hosting Queens University at 1 p.m.

Erin Diemer

The Shelbyville graduate cleared 11 feet, 3.75 inches in the pole vault to finish runner-up in the event for Southern Illinois at the Don Denoon Invitational in Carbondale, Ill.

On Jan. 26, Diemer cleared 11-5.75 at the Indiana Relays. 

Chandler Martin and Steffen Shackelford

Martin, a Shelbyville graduate, finished third in the high jump competition after clearing 1.90 meters for the University of Indianapolis at the Tom Hathaway Distance Classic on Jan. 26 in Indianapolis. 

Shackelford, a Southwestern graduate also competing for the University of Indianapolis, finished seventh in the high jump (1.85 meters).

On Feb. 2 at the Indiana Wesleyan Midwest Classic in Marion, Ind., Martin cleared 1.89 meters to finish eighth in the high jump event.

Courtney Raymer

The Triton Central graduate scored 12 points, pulled down three rebounds and collected one assist, one steal and one blocked shot in the Indiana University South Bend women’s basketball team’s 67-61 win over Trinity International Monday in South Bend, Indiana.

The win pushed the Titans’ record to 10-15 this season.

Raymer had five points, five rebounds and two blocked shots Saturday in the Titans’ 72-57 loss to Holy Cross College.

On Jan. 23, she finished with four points and six rebounds in a 67-56 loss to Roosevelt University.

Sarah Miller, Andrew Montgomery and Dillon Hankins

Franklin College’s track and field teams participated in the 2019 Tiger Small College Invitational Friday in Greencastle, Ind.

Miller, a Triton Central graduate, placed second in the 60 meters (8.26 seconds), sixth in the 200 (29.38) and eighth in the 400 (1:09.97).

Montgomery, a Waldron graduates, posted a career best time of 10:35.83 while finishing 18th in the 3,000 meters. 

Hankins, a Morristown graduate, finished ninth in the long jump (18-9.75).

Kiersten Lux

The Waldron graduate won the women’s weight throw event for Mount St. Joseph at the 2019 Tiger Small College Invitational with a throw of 45-8. She also finished second in the shot put (32-10.5).

Dylan Harker and Nolan Davis

Franklin College’s men’s swimming and diving squad closed out its regular season schedule with a 183-91 win Friday over Illinois Wesleyan.

Harker, a Shelbyville graduate, finished runner-up in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.62) for Franklin and fourth in the 100 butterfly (57.02).

On Jan. 25, Franklin lost to the defending conference champion, Rose-Hulman, 155-138.

Harker placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.24) and fifth in the 200 individual medley (2:05.62).

Davis, a Shelbyville graduate who also competes for Franklin, placed fifth in the 50 freestyle (23.12), eighth in the 100 freestyle (50.65) and third in the 500 freestyle (4:59.83).

Isabella Ratliff

The Triton Central graduate scored two points, grabbed two rebounds and had a blocked shot in Franklin College’s women’s basketball team’s 50-35 loss to Rose-Hulman. The loss dropped the Grizzlies to 6-15 this season.

Ratliff scored six points and had four assists for Franklin’s 87-79 win at Defiance on Jan. 26.

Hayden Langkabel

The Morristown graduate had six points, two rebounds and an assists in Marian University’s 95-69 win over Bethel College Tuesday to improve to 21-6 this season.

Langkabel had five points and two rebounds in a 90-74 victory over St. Francis Saturday. 

On Jan. 26, Langkabel finished with 10 points, two rebounds and an assist in a 96-67 win over Goshen.

Brady Gossett, Mason Durrett, Kyler Schalk and Robbie Gossett

Wabash College’s men’s track and field team competed in the Rose-Hulman Engineer Invitational on Jan. 25 in Terre Haute.

Brady Gossett, a Triton Central graduate, finished fifth in the 60 meters (7.21), fourth in the 200 (23.44) and helped Wabash win the 800 relay (1:31.70).

Durrett, a Triton Central graduate, placed 25th in the 60 meters (7.80) and 20th in the 200 (25.74).

Schalk, a Triton Central graduate, finished 18th in the long jump (5.10 meters).

Robbie Gossett, also a Triton Central graduate, finished 20th in the weight throw (10.65 meters).

On Saturday at the Olivet Nazarene Invitational, Schalk finished 61st in the 60 meters (7.74) and Durrett was 69th (7.92). In the long jump, Schalk was 29th (5.69 meters) and Durrett was 32nd (5.56 meters).

Hayden Veach

The Southwestern graduate scored a pair of top-8 finishes for Hanover College’s men’s track and field team at the Tom Hathaway Distance Classic in Indianapolis.

Veach was eighth in the one-mile run (4:30.37) and fifth in the 800 (2:02.26).

On Saturday at the Ohio Northern Joe Banks Invitational in Ada, Ohio, Veach broke his own Hanover record in the 800 with a time of 1:59.34. He also helped Hanover’s 1,600 relay team to a second-place finish in 3:34.06.