TERRE HAUTE —
The 41st annual Elks/Robert Mardis Hoop Shoot basketball contest for youths took place Saturday morning at Terre Haute South High School.
First-place finishers in each division will advance to the district contest Jan. 12 at Rockville.
Girls 8-9 — Sydney Morgan (Rio Grande) 9/2, Gracie Smith (Deming) 9/0, Preslee Michael (Lost Creek) 8.
Boys 8-9 — Cole Higham (Lost Creek) 20, Tristan Crutchfield (Sugar Grove) 18, Tristan Fitzek (Farrington Grove) 17.
Girls 10-11 — Jessica Shepard (Dixie Bee) 16, Zayda Hatfield (Meadows) 14, Natalie Morris (Rio Grande) 13.
Boys 10-11 — Will Egger (Lost Creek) 19, Caleb Morris (Rio Grande) 18, John Roshel (Riley) 17.
Girls 12-13 — Bailey Elkins (West Vigo) 14, Maddie Auler (Woodrow Wilson) 13, Emma Saunders (St Patrick’s) 9.
Boys 12-13 — Colton Panaranto (Otter Creek) 19/4, Bryson Fairrow (Sarah Scott) 19/2, Javan Lewis (Woodrow Wilson) 18.
• Landwehr represents — Senior quarterback Ryan Landwehr epresented Rose-Hulman in the Tazon de Estrellas (Bowl Game of the Stars) in Monterrey, Mexico, on Saturday.
Landwehr played quarterback for Team Stars and Stripes during the second half of a 29-7 victory over the CONADEIP All-Stars from Mexico.
The contest took place at the 36,000-seat Estadio Tecnológico on the Tec de Monterrey campus.
Landwehr set Rose single-season school records for pass completions (234) and total offense (2,915 yards) this season. He finished second in single-season school history in completion percentage (65.0 percent) and touchdown passes (21). The three-time conference Offensive Player of the Week passed for 2,456 yards and also rushed for 459 yards and an HCAC leading 11 touchdowns to earn all-league recognition.
In the classroom, Landwehr carries a perfect 4.00 grade-point average in electrical engineering and was honored as the Most Outstanding Sophomore for his academic achievements. He also has been named a Heminway Scholar, is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
This season, Landwehr became the first Rose-Hulman quarterback chosen as a first-team Capital One Academic All-American. His efforts helped lead the Engineers to a share of their first conference championship since 1988.
The 16th annual postseason game in Mexico for NCAA Division III featured a 52-man Team Stars & Stripes roster selected from 27 Division III schools who traveled to Monterrey for a combination of two-a-day practices with an opportunity to explore the region. Players also experienced the local culture and participated in a community-service project.
The colleges and universities represented on the Team Stars & Stripes roster were Augustana, Buena Vista, Central, Coe, Cornell (Iowa), DePauw, Elmhurst, Endicott, Grinnell, Grove City, Hanover, Kalamazoo, Kenyon, Lake Forest, Lawrence, Loras, MacMurray, Ohio Northern, Pacific (Oregon), Rhodes, Rose-Hulman, St. Norbert, Susquehanna, Wisconsin-Stout, Utica and Wartburg.