Local sports briefs – February 16


Sectional tickets available next week

Tickets for Class 4A boys basketball Sectional 15 at Seymour will be available for purchase next week during school hours in the Seymour High School athletics office.

Seymour residents showing proof of residence (government-issued photo identification, utility bill or driver’s license/learner’s permit) may purchase tickets Wednesday.

Tickets will be available to the public Thursday and Feb. 23 and 26.

Only all-session passes will be sold in advance. The cost is $10.

The boys basketball sectional is set for Feb. 27 and March 2 and 3.

The IHSAA will announce the sectional pairings at 5 p.m. Sunday. The two-hour pairings show can be seen online at ihsaatv.org or heard on IHSAA Champions Network-affiliated radio stations. Complete pairings will be available online at ihsaa.org following the broadcast.

Boys, girls can sign up for spring soccer

The Seymour Soccer Association is accepting spring soccer registrations.

Through March 2, boys and girls interested in playing may pick up a registration form at the Boys & Girls Club of Seymour, 950 N. O’Brien St.

Online registration forms are available at seymoursoccer.net.

For information, send an email to [email protected].

Local native named to PGA board of directors

Tony Pancake, PGA director of golf and club operations at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, has joined the PGA board of directors as District 6 director.

The Seymour native was elected to the board to fulfill the term of Todd Smith in representing the Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin PGA sections. Smith recently was named as a PGA career consultant for the Indiana and Michigan PGA sections.

The PGA board of directors is composed of the association’s president, vice president, secretary, honorary president and 17 directors. The directors include representatives from each of the PGA’s 14 districts, two independent directors and a member of the PGA Tour. New district directors are elected by their local PGA sections.

Since 2003, Pancake has helped steer Crooked Stick’s efforts on the national and international stage, as the facility hosted several championship events, highlighted by the 2005 Solheim Cup, 2007 USGA Women’s Amateur, 2009 U.S. Senior Open and 2012 and 2016 BMW Championship.

He also is president of the Indiana PGA Section and Indiana Golf Foundation.

“I’m honored to serve the members and associates of District 6,” Pancake said. “I’m committed to doing the best job possible for the district and excited about what’s ahead for the PGA of America as we grow the game and serve our members.”

After graduating from Seymour High School in 1981, Pancake attended the University of Alabama on a golf scholarship and earned an accounting degree.

He served for nine years as PGA head professional at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, which hosted the 1996 PGA Championship.

Pancake then worked at Hurstborne Country Club in Louisville before being named head professional at Baltimore Country Club, a perennial top-100 private club.

He has received several section awards, highlighted by twice being named Indiana PGA Section Golf Professional of the Year, a Horton Smith Award winner and Junior Golf Award recipient. He also has been a recipient of the section’s Bill Strausbaugh and Merchandiser of the Year awards. In 2014, he won the Indiana State Senior Open.

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