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Lawrence Central’s Jeremy Hollowell strips the ball from Bloomington South’s Matt Carlino last season. Monty Howell | Herald-Times


Covington transferring; Smith leaving program as medical hardship

Heading into the summer, Indiana was still over its limit of 85 scholarship players on the football roster. However, two recent moves have brought the Hoosiers back to compliance.

Running back Shane Covington will transfer according to a source, and defensive tackle Jarrod Smith is staying at Indiana but will leave the football program because of a back injury that cost him much of last season and all spring. By NCAA rule, he will continue to receive a scholarship, but no longer counts against Indiana’s limit of 85 scholarships.

More on this story later.

Smith-Rivera out for July

Touted 2012 prospect D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera will miss the July AAU schedule after tweaking his knee, according to’s Evan Daniels (subscription required).

Smith-Rivera had an excellent spring for the 16U Indiana Elite Team Indiana squad. He played last weekend for North Central during a summer league tournament, so this is apparently a recent injury.

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Indiana defensive tackle Adam Replogle pressures Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi last season. Chris Howell | Herald-Times


IU baseball signee Joey DeNato named High School All-American

From Indiana sports information:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana Baseball signee Joey DeNato (San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines) has been named a Louisville Slugger High School All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. DeNato, who was one of nine players to sign with the Hoosiers in the fall early signing period, was selected for All-America mention as a multi-position player.

The southpaw signed with the Hoosiers as a left-handed pitcher, where he put up stellar numbers for Torrey Pines. DeNato posted a 10-2 record on the year with a 1.15 ERA and 97 strikeouts in 73 innings of work. He surrendered just 20 walks total on the year. His finest performance came against Fallbrook on April 26, when he notched a 14-strikeout no-hitter. After walking the leadoff man in the game, DeNato picked him off and set down the next 20 in order to fall just short of a perfect game.

But DeNato was also stellar in the outfield for Torrey Pines, hitting .364 with nine home runs, 26 RBI and 33 runs. He was also a beast on the basepaths, swiping 25-of-27 bases to go along with a .462 on-base percentage and a .655 slugging average. He tallied a perfect fielding percentage on the season with 26 putouts and 15 assists.

DeNato was one of the top players in the state on the season, and collected San Diego-area Player of the Year honors from The lefty was a high school teammate of current Hoosier Jerrud Sabourin at Torrey Pines.

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T.J. Bell is transferring from Bloomington South to Charleston (Ill.). Jeremy Hogan | Herald-Times


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Swimming took Charlie Hickcox around the world, here pictured on a tour of the Eastern Bloc (former communist states in eastern Europe). Courtesy photo


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