UE offers Castle’s 6-foot-8 Jack Nunge

Jack Nunge, a 6-foot-8 junior-to-be at Castle High School, has been offered a scholarship by the University of Evansville men’s basketball team, according to Jeff Rabjohns on Twitter.
Nunge came on late last season, averaging 16.6 points in seven games to increase his season mark to 12.6 entering the Class 4A sectional. He was also averaging 6.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. He finished with a 13.1 scoring average.
Nunge is what we used to call “a European player.” He has a great touch from 3-point range for a big man – he can make it look effortless when he’s hot. On the other hand, he was sometimes afraid to mix it up inside. At 190 points dripping wet, maybe you couldn’t blame him.
Let’s see if he puts on some weight and truly begins to dominate this winter. He easily has the potential to become one of the best players in Castle history.
Indiana University and Indiana State have also expressed interest, among others.

Nominations made for SIAC Night of Champions

The Boys’ and Girls’ MVP nominations have been made for the upcoming SIAC Night of Champions.
Following are the Boys’ nominations: Bosse, Jaylen Thomas; Castle, Quentin Pierce; Central, Isaiah Kemper; Harrison, Everett Duncan; Mater Dei, Ben Sellers; Memorial, Mitchell Mountain; North, Chase Whitler; Reitz, Alex Stein.
Following are the Girls’ nominations: Bosse, Yamani Hunter; Castle, Rebecca Nunge; Central, Zuri Sanders; Harrison, Jordan Cosby; Mater Dei, Tori Schickel; Memorial, Stephanie Sherwood; North, Allison Rollins; Reitz, Lilly King.
The SIAC Night of Champions will be Aug. 2 at the Ridgway Center on the University of Evansville Campus. The keynote speaker is former Castle volleyball coach Ginger Lutterman, who will represent Lifetime Achievement Award Winners, the Pioneers of Women’s Sports in the SIAC.

North grad Turi ends in three-way tie for first at state qualifier

Zac Turi chipped for an eagle on his first hole and kept rolling. He finished in a three-way tie for first with a one-under 71 at an Indiana Junior Golf championship qualifier Thursday at Country Oaks. “I got off to a good start, then played solid golf,” said Turi, who will be a freshman at the University of Evansville. “It was tough. We had two long rain delays that made a four-hour round eight hours.”
There was no playoff. He and former North teammate Eric Brinker qualified for state July 13-17 at Hawthorns Country Club at Fishers, Indiana. Brinker, who will be a junior at North, finished fifth in the qualifier with a 75.
Castle’s Noah Reese will also advance to state. He did not have to compete in the qualifier because he finished in the final 16 at state last year.