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August 17, 2009

Ramblin' Reck: Bloomfield taps Bucher to coach boys basketball

News about basketball and baseball coaches continued to make news in the Valley last week.

Bloomfield has hired a former player to be the new boys basketball coach succeeding Ron McBride, who resigned to become athletic director.

John Bucher played for Steve Brett and McBride and will be the man on the sidelines this winter. He formerly was the coach at Princeton and Borden.

Most recently, he was a varsity assistant at White River Valley and served as athletic director at Worthington.

Steve Jones will make a return to coaching at Bloomfield. He will coach the boys cross country team.

In another move in Greene County, Matt Fougerousse has resigned as baseball coach at Shakamak.

Fougerousse was a standout athlete at the school and served as assistant to Chip Sweet before taking the job when Sweet resigned. Laker teams won three regionals, two semistates and the 2008 Class A title in his three years on the job.

He will continue to teach at Shakamak.

Applications now are being taken for the baseball position.

Former Riverton Parke and DePauw standout Jeremy Bettis is the new boys basketball coach at Lighthouse Christian Academy.

He played some basketball in Germany after graduating from DePauw.

Basil Mawbey has a 645-246 record in 38 years of coaching and has won state boys basketball titles at Connersville and Lewis Cass. He is the new coach at Indianapolis Broad Ripple.

Chaz Hendrix is the new girls golf coach at Linton. The Miners will play Terre Haute South at Phil Harris Course on Wednesday.



• Commitments given — More high school basketball players have indicated their collegiate choices.

P.J. Hubert, 6-foot-5 guard at Mount Vernon, likes IUPUI. He averaged 14 points per game his junior year.

Demetria Nunley-Lash, 5-9 senior who averaged 4.2 points and 4.7 rebounds off the bench for the stellar Ben Davis girls team, will go to IUPUI.

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