Get trio of games for price of 1

Talk about getting your money’s worth.

If you are planning to attend the Greenwood boys varsity basketball game Friday night against Shelbyville, you can see three games for the price of one.

At 6:30 p.m., the Special Olympics Basketball Team of Johnson County will play the Special Olympics Basketball Team of Shelby County.

The game will follow the junior varsity game, which starts at 5:30 p.m. The varsity tip-off is 7:30 p.m.

The Special Olympics game, which will consist of two five-minute halves, is part of a Special Olympics of Johnson County celebration evening at the high school. The public is invited to a pizza party at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Information about opportunities and offerings of Special Olympics of Johnson County also will be available.

For more information about the evening, contact the Greenwood athletics office at 317-889-4021.

Trojans being honored

At halftime of Friday night’s boys varsity basketball game against visiting Lawrence North, Center Grove officials will recognize three players for being selected to the Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50.

Those players are senior offensive lineman Austin Smogor, senior defensive lineman Gavin Everett and senior running back Max Norris (pictured). All three played prominent roles in the Trojans’ march to Class 6A sectional and regional championships.

Center Grove coach Eric Moore and former Trojans standout Joel Hale, a redshirt senior defensive lineman at Ohio State, will present all three players with plaques.

Hale also will be recognized for being a part of the Buckeyes’ national championship team.

Sharpshooter gets invite

Center Grove senior Jessica Norris (pictured above) has been invited to participate in the April 5 American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships in Lucas Oil Stadium.

Norris, one of the state’s top 3-point shooters, will compete in the 3-point contest. The invitation came shortly after she tallied a school-record eight 3-pointers during a 61-39 win against Perry Meridian on Jan. 20.

Norris was 8 of 13 beyond the arc during the game and finished with a game-high 26 points. She scored 20 in the second quarter.

The Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships are part of the NCAA Men’s Final Four weekend in Indianapolis.

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Rick Morwick is sports editor of the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2715.