TERRE HAUTE —
Dr. David “Pudge” Bennett, Nick Mourouzis and Dick Ranard will be inducted into the Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame at a banquet Friday in Hulman Center.
The ninth annual WVFCA All-Star Game will be June 22 at Memorial Stadium. The all-star teams report to practice Sunday.
Bennett, who has a grandson who will be a senior at West Vigo, coached the Vikings to a sectional championship in 1985 during a career that also included stints at Schulte, Lowell, Edinburgh, Boonville and Corydon. A graduate of Clinton High School and Indiana State, he played football and baseball for the Sycamores and didn’t stop playing baseball until he was 63, once in his youth playing against the legendary Satchel Paige. He’s currently retired from coaching, but has come out of retirement on three occasions, the last time to help Corydon to a semistate appearance in 2010.
Mourouzis coached 45 years, retiring in 2003 after 23 seasons at DePauw as the Tigers’ winningest coach ever. He played for John Pont at Miami of Ohio and was an assistant coach at Ohio University, Ball State, Indiana and Northwestern before compiling a 133-82-4 record at DePauw.
Ranard is a graduate of Union High School in Dugger and a 1972 Purdue graduate who coached at Edgewood, Bloomington North and Owen Valley, retiring from Owen Valley in 1994 with a 123-65-1 record. He was on the coaching staffs of the 1980 and 1993 North-South All-Star Games.
• Youths compete — At Bloomington, several Wabash Valley players competed in the Indiana Golf Foundation’s Mountain Dew Tour event at Cascades on Friday.
In boys 17-19 play, Keegan Roembke of Brazil and Eamon Eccles of Jasonville tied for sixth with an 80, Ryan Baker of Terre Haute tied for 10th with an 84 and Andrew Behnke of Terre Haute was 12th with an 86.
In boys 15-16 competition, Jake Buis of Greencastle tied for fifth with a 78 and Lex Anderson of Terre Haute was 30th with a 98.
In girls 15-16 play, Ali Danielson of Terre Haute was 10th with a 96 and Alexandria Maris of Terre Haute was 15th at 109.