The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:00 am


MLS nixes All-Stars' matchup vs. Mexico

Staff, news services

NEW YORK – Major League Soccer's All-Star Game has been canceled for the first time in its quarter-century history because of the coronavirus pandemic.

MLS All-Stars had been scheduled to play counterparts from Mexico's Liga MX on July 29 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. MLS said Tuesday that the 2021 game will take place at Banc of California Stadium, most likely against All-Stars from Liga MX.

The third Campeones Cup between the MLS and Liga MX champions also was canceled, along with the second edition of the Leagues Cup between teams from those two leagues.

MLS was stopped two games into its season in mid-March. It is considering having teams resume with a tournament at Walt Disney World outside Orlando, Florida.

The league and the players association have exchanged proposals on how to resume.


PFW women add another Ott

La Porte junior Ryin Ott announced that she has committed to Purdue Fort Wayne women's basketball. Ott averaged 15.4 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Slicers, who went 19-8 this winter. She will be rejoining her sister Riley, who is a freshman at PFW.

High schools

Coaching hires

Four new Angola coaches' hirings were approved by the Metropolitan Schools of Steuben County board. Nick Burlingame, a 2010 Angola graduate, takes over as head coach of girls basketball. He was the boys head coach at Lakeland. Russ Tingley is the new wrestling head coach. He has coached wrestling in various roles at the high school and Angola Middle since 2006, and has also been an assistant football coach, middle school track coach and high school baseball assistant. Nathan Wilz will be the new boys soccer coach. He has been the girls coach at Central Noble for four seasons. Brian Miller is the new girls golf coach. ... Ben Goodin was approved as Huntington North's volleyball coach. ... The Whitko school board approved Julius Mays as athletic director. ... Josh Stuckey was approved as Fremont's boys basketball coach.

Chargers senior gets scholarship

Carroll senior Drezdan Ginder won the ICGSA Patricia L. Roy scholarship. Ginder, a volleyball and softball player, will receive $2,500 for her education, which she plans to continue at Grand Canyon University. The scholarship is named for the late Harlan graduate who was the first IHSAA director of girls athletics.


X Count hosting shooting clinics

The X Count, a Fort Wayne-based nonprofit providing instruction on how to safely use firearms, will host the Elite Rifle Clinic with NCAA shooting coaches and an Olympic medalist at their headquarters on Merchandise Drive. It is also partnering with the Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association to host a clinic with NCAA coaches at Camp Atterbury in southern Indiana. For more information on the shooting clinics, call 444-5520.

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