Snider athletic director Russ Isaacs, 60, confirmed Friday the 2013-14 school year will be his last in the position as he will retire from education.
Isaacs has been the school’s AD for five years, which was always his plan for his tenure after taking over for Mike Hawley in 2009.
Isaacs was the Snider football coach for 18 years, from 1991-2009. He had 194 wins at Snider, including the 1992 Class 5A state championship. He was an assistant football coach from 1976-91.
Isaacs was also the school’s wrestling coach and was inducted into the Indiana Wrestling Hall of Fame after being a wrestling referee.
IPFW, Tech women 1 and 2 in opener
IPFW women took first in team scores and captured the top two individual places at the Manchester University Hokum Karem. Indiana Tech’s women placed second and had runners finish third and fourth. Indiana Tech men placed second in the team scoring, behind the hosts, and ran to an individual second-place finish.
2 citations put coach on leave
Bowling Green State University’s offensive line coach Bill Durkin has been put on administrative leave after being cited for drunken driven and driving under a suspended license.
Eagles senior in serious condition
Columbia City football player Sam Dailey, who suffered a head injury in the season opener, has been downgraded from fair to serious condition, according to Lutheran Hospital.
Warriors lead after 1st round
The Indiana Tech women lead after the first day of the Illinois College Invitational. Wiebke Schlender leads the tournament after an even-par 72 first round over her teammate, Courtney Dye, who is in second after a 2-over 74. Tamina Roemer rounds out the top three for the tournament and the Warriors after shooting an 8-over 80.
Alpha wins by head at Saratoga Springs
In Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Alpha held off Flat Out by a head in the $750,000 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.
Indiana Tech tops Trinity Christian
The Indiana Tech men defeated Trinity Christian 3-2 on Saturday. The Warriors (2-0) trailed for most of the first half and were able to even the score before halftime with a penalty kick by Robbie Kiernan. Tech took the lead 3 minutes into the second half with a goal from Stuart Mitchell, and extended it shortly after with a header from Zach St. Aubin. Trinity Christian’s final goal came from a penalty kick.
Cougars shut out
The Saint Francis women (2-1) lost 1-0 to the St. Francis (Ill.) (2-0), which made Brianna Ferrias’ unassisted goal in the 42nd minute stand up. Cougars’ goalkeeper Rachel Kostaneski made nine saves.
Warriors drop 2
Indiana Tech (1-7) dropped two games at the Taylor University-Indiana Wesleyan University Crossover Tournament. The Warriors lost in four sets to Olivet Nazarene (23-25, 25-15, 25-27, 25-27) and in three straight to IWU (18-25, 16-25, 13-25).
Trine wins twice in Ohio tourney
Trine went 2-2 in its opening weekend at the Capital-Otterbein tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Outside hitter Taylor Rabel was named to the All-Tournament team. The Thunder opened with a 3-1 victory over Kenyon (25-22, 23-25, 25-9, 25-21) on Friday before dropping three straight to Otterbein (25-14, 25-21, 25-19).
Trine went into five sets against Capital and emerged with the win (26-24, 25-19, 22-25, 21-25, 15-11). The Thunder fell in its final match against Denison, 3-1 (20-25, 26-24, 25-21, 25-15).