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      Leo High Cross Runner Named to Indiana All-Star Team

      This is the image for the news article titled Leo High Cross Runner Named to Indiana All-Star TeamRecently, Lindsey Marriott, senior at Leo Jr. Sr. High performed at the cross country state finals in Terre Haute.  Lindsey competed in her third state final.  With her placement at State, Lindsey was named to the Indiana All-Star team that represented the State of Indiana against teams from Ohio, Illinois and Michigan.  She earned this honor being one of the top 12 fastest seniors in the State!  Lindsey is the first female cross country runner in school history to be named to this team!

      Congratulations to Lindsey Marriott!

      POSTED: 12/14/16 at 9:47 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

      Leo Softball Team Members and Coach Honored at State Level

      Leo High School’s Brooke Imel and Robyn Hall were named to the 2016 ICGSA All-State Team. Both of the girls played great in the All-Star games on June 18th at Carmel High School and Robyn was awarded the Most Valuable Player of the game.  Leo Coach Head Coach Ben Shappell was voted District 2 4A Coach of the Year!


      POSTED: 06/23/16 at 12:31 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

      The Leo girls defeated New Haven 52-40 on Saturday night.

      POSTED: 01/17/16 at 8:40 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

      3A at Garrett:
      New Haven vs. Bishop Dwenger
      Garrett vs. Concordia
      Angola vs. Bishop Luers
      (Leo has bye to second round)

      POSTED: 02/22/15 at 9:02 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

      Recently, the EACS Board of School Trustees recognized the Leo High Girl’s Softball State Champs!  The softball team was 27-6 for the season but now hold a number of Indiana Softball State Records. They now lead the State in:

      • RBIs with 326 (next closest was 252) which broke the all-time State record for RBIs in the history of Indiana softball (previous record was 313.)
      • Hits with 411 (next closest was 389) which ties us for 2nd in the history of Indiana softball. Runs scored with 352 (the next closest was 290) they are now 4th in the history of Indiana softball.
      • Sacrifices with 50.

      The Leo Girl’s Softball team recently won the State Championship against Gibson Southern; score 2-0!

      POSTED: 08/11/14 at 6:55 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

      Lutheran Health Network to serve as the exclusive medical services provider at the 2014 Hotel Fitness Championship


      The Western Golf Association, host of the 2014 Hotel Fitness Championship (Aug. 25-31) at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, announces today that Lutheran Health Network (LHN) will be on site at this year’s tournament as the exclusive provider of medical services.

      “It’s an honor for us to participate in activities surrounding this tournament,” said Brian Bauer, CEO of Lutheran Health Network. “Not only is the Hotel Fitness Championship important for players striving to reach the highest level of professional golf, it’s also important for Fort Wayne and our surrounding communities. The collective talent of all involved will certainly be on display again this year and we’re pleased to be part of that grouping.”

      As the medical services provider, LHN will staff and manage the on-site first aid facility to provide spectators, players, caddies, volunteers and tournament staff immediate care as needed. Additionally, LHN is supporting this year’s Red Coat Dinner, which raises money for the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House and Evans Scholars Foundation. The 2014 Red Coat Dinner will take place Aug. 26 during tournament week.

      “We owe great thanks to Lutheran Health Network, and it’s our pleasure to be working with an organization that’s so important to northeastern Indiana and its residents,” said Bruce Dye, CEO of Hotel Fitness.

      The Hotel Fitness Championship is one of four Web.com Tour Finals events that will determine the 50 players who earn cards for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system.

      “We are grateful to have Lutheran’s support in numerous facets of tournament week,” said Duke Butler IV, WGA tournament director for the Hotel Fitness Championship. “With its experienced caregivers on-site, our team can breathe easy knowing our guests, participants and staff will receive world-class care as needed.”

      Players eligible for the Hotel Fitness Championship include the top-75 money winners on the Web.com Tour at the conclusion of the Regular Season; players who finish 126-200 on the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup points list at the end of the TOUR’s Regular Season; and non-members who earn enough points to place them among 126-200 on the FedExCup points list at the end of the regular season.

      To learn more about hospitality, volunteer and ticket options available, visit http://www.hotelfitnesschampionship.com. To learn more about the WGA and the Evans Scholars Foundation, visit www.wgaesf.org.

      POSTED: 07/09/14 at 7:37 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports


      The Leo High School girl’s softball team won the Class 3A state championship with a 2-0 victory over Gibson Southern at Ben Davis on this past Saturday. The Leo Lions roared loud with great talent and teamwork throughout the entire tournament.
      “A very young softball team, but they played like a team of experienced seniors. Our girls played some great softball! They competed at a very high level. They played like State Champions the whole state tournament. We are very proud of them” said Dr. Neal Brown, Principal of Leo Jr. Sr. High.

      “This is absolutely amazing,” Coach Ben Shappell said. “To see these girls come together like this, after not having the best finish to our regular season, losing four out of five games there, I’m in awe.”



      POSTED: 06/17/14 at 12:37 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

      Lions knock off Gibson Southern in Shappell’s delayed vacation

      By Reggie Hayes of The News-Sentinel
      Leo High School girls softball coach Ben Shappell, right, celebrates with his players after the Lions won the Class 3A state title on Saturday at Indianapolis Ben Davis. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of The News-Sentinel)
      Leo High School girls softball coach Ben Shappell, right, talks with freshman Morgan Finton prior to an at-bat in the Class 3A state championship game Saturday at Indianapolis Ben Davis High School. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of The News-Sentinel)
      Leo High School softball players receive the Class 3A state championship trophy on Saturday at Indianapolis Ben Davis High School. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of The News-Sentinel)

      Leo High School softball coach Ben Shappell presumably has his feet in the Hawaiian sand and his head in the clouds.

      After leading the Lions to the Class 3A state championship with a 2-0 win over Gibson Southern on Saturday at Ben Davis High School, Shappell headed for a late flight to join his family in a vacation planned a year ago.

      He hadn’t expected a state title game to delay his “aloha.”

      “Back in July of last year, we scheduled a family trip,” Shappell said. “I went by the IHSAA calendar from the past three seasons where they played the (softball) state championship the first weekend in June.”


      POSTED: 06/16/14 at 12:20 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

      Sectionals, Regionals On To … State!

      On Saturday, June 7, the Leo Girls Softball team defeated Hanover Central 3-0 and Yorktown 6-0 to win the Twin Lakes Semi State Championship!

      The team will play Gibson Southern at 4:30 pm Saturday, June 14th at Ben Davis High School for the state championship.




      POSTED: 06/11/14 at 7:18 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

      Team scores: 1. Northrop 141.833, 2. Concordia 94, 3. Carroll 90.833, 4. Snider 67, 5. North Side 61.5, 6. South Side 49, 7. Churubusco 44.3, 8. Bishop Dwenger 35, 9. Leo 29.5, 10. Woodlan 11.

      3200R–1. Northrop 9:43.39, 2. Carroll 9:52.53, 3. Bishop Dwenger 10:02.14, 4. Leo 10:09.05; 100–1. Morris (NS) 12.04, 2. Weems (Co) 12.7, 3. Posey (Sn) 12.8, 4. Tabron (NS) 12.88; 100H–1. Black (Co) 14.52, 2. Gerbers (W) 15.92, 3. Friedrich (Co) 16.08, 4. Krantz (Nrp) 16.16; 200–1. McGee (Nrp) 24.85, 2. Morris (NS) 24.96, 3. Weems (Co) 25.85, 4. Huckleberry (Nrp) 25.98; 1600–1. Metzger (Ca) 5:15.93, 2. Konow (Co) 5:19.4, 3. Doehrman (Sn) 5:20.59, 4. Doty (Ca) 5:24.57; 400R–1. North Side 48.58, 2. Northrop 48.6, 3. Concordia 49.05, 4. Snider 50.51; 400–1. Bolton (Nrp) 58.51, 2. Rudolph (SS) 60.93, 3. Bowler (SS) 61.77, 4. Koester (NS) 63.42; 300H–1. Black (Co) 42.24, 2. Muhummad (Nrp) 47.87, 3. Friedrich (Co) 49.95, 4. Houston (SS) 50.40; 800–1. McCuiston (Nrp) 2:18.85; 2. Grider (SS) 2:19.08, 3. Osterhout (Nrp) 2:19.89, 4. Radziminski (NS) 2:19.94; 3200–1. Fruchey (Ca) 11:18.59, 2. Marriott (Leo) 11:42.57, 3. Konow (Co) 11:54.75, 4. Bolton (Nrp) 12:10.94; 1600R–1. Northrop 4:00.23, 2. Concordia 4:08.02, 3. South Side 4:10.70, 4. Snider 4:12.08; LJ–1. Smith (Sn) 18-10, 2. McGee (Nrp) 17-6, 3. Pippenger (Ch) 17-3.5, 4. Trahin (BD) 16-11.75; HJ–1. Posey (Sn) 5-4.25, 2. Phillips (Nrp) 5-3.25, 3. Coffin (BD) 5-3.25, 4. Pippenger (Ch) 5-3.25; D–1. Monk (Ch) 141-5, 2. Willhite (Ca) 109-6, 3. Fitts (Sn) 99-4, 4. Franco (Nrp) 97-8; SP–1.Monk (Ch) 39-9.5, 2. Fitts (Sn) 35-7.5, 3. Thomas (Co) 35-3, 4. Willhite (Ca) 34-10.5; PV–1. McKeeman (Ca) 11-0, T. Blake (Ch) 9-0, T2. Clay (Nrp) 9-0, T2. Miller (Ca) 9-0.

      POSTED: 05/21/14 at 7:52 am. FILED UNDER: Sports