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Brownstown’s Eli Wischmeier was selected to participate in the North/South All-Star game on Friday, July 15.

Wischmeier had an impressive season for Brownstown last fall. He topped the Braves in defensive points with 93, and he had 94 total tackles. Due to his performance in 2021, Wischmeier was named The Tribune’s All-County Defensive Player of the Year.

In the regular season, Brownstown averaged 43.4 points per game and only allowed 20.8 points per game, and Wischmeier came up big for the Braves in big moments, helping the team win the Mid-Southern Conference.

He was outside linebacker to begin the season, but was shortly moved to inside linebacker, where he would fill the gaps to try to stuff the ball carrier.

The North/South All-Star game this summer will be Wischmeier’s send-off moment representing Brownstown in high school football.

After graduating from Brownstown, Wischmeier plans to go to Purdue University to study agriculture.

Players earn academic all-state

The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association announced Tuesday that 82 players were selected as IBCA first-team academic all-state.

Forty boys and 42 girls received the honor for this season and 830 additional players were cited as honorable mention.

IBCA-member head coaches from schools across the state nominated their senior student-athletes who met the criteria that included a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale and a class rank in the upper 25 percent of one’s class.

Jackson County was well-represented on the list.

On the boys side, Marcus Brooks, Andrew Levine and Casey Regruth were all selected as IBCA academic all-state honorable mention.

On the girls side, Seymour’s Kaylee Waskom was also selected as IBCA academic all-state honorable mention.

Brownstown Central had all five of its seniors on the girls team receive honors as well. Andrea Bair, Peyton Brock, Emma Klinge, Addie Shelton and Hannah Stahl all earned IBCA academic all-state honorable mention.

“The quality of these student-athletes shows that success in academics and success in athletics are not separate entities,” said Steve Witty, IBCA executive director. “Rather, in many cases, a player’s success in the classroom directly contributes to his or her success on the floor.”

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