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The Sideline: Greenbrier's Wallace at USA baseball trials; Hendrix basketball achievements

Posted: July 22, 2014 - 3:57pm

Greenbrier’s Wallace has productive day

CARY. N.C. — Paxton Wallace of Greenbrier helped the Red team to a 5-4 victory over the Blue here Monday in the first exhibition in the 15U USA baseball team tryouts.

Wallace drove in two of the squad’s three runs with a triple in the seventh. He was one for two and had three putouts at first base.

In the second exhibition Tuesday, Wallace gave up six earned runs on six hits in two innings pitched as the Blue won, 7-6.

Forty players are trying out for the USA team with another exhibition set Wednesday.

 

Goodman new Ozarks coach

CLARKSVILLE — Former Hendrix College standout guard and assistant basketball coach Chris Goodman has been named the new assistant menís basketball coach at the University of the Ozarks.

Goodman, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, played four seasons at Hendrix, where he was among the top guards in the Southern Athletic Association Conference. Goodman hit 179 career 3-pointers from 2008-12 playing the point guard and shooting guard positions for the Warriors.

Goodman, who served as a team captain his senior season, hit a season-best 65 3-pointers his junior year. After his playing career, Goodman served as a volunteer assistant at Keller Central High School during the 2012 season. He then went to Hendrix where he was a volunteer assistant with the menís program during the 2013-2014 season.

“I believe Chris is a slam dunk hire for us,î said U of O head coach David Ferrell. “He stood out among the candidates because of his NCAA Division III playing and coaching background. And, his familiarity with the Dallas area can benefit our recruiting base.”

Goodman will work with all aspects of the program under Ferrell.

Hendrix’s Primm makes honors court

Hendrix College men’s basketball player Colton Primm has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court.

The Honors Court recognizes men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2012-13 season, the talents and gifts that these men possess off the court, and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom.d

To be named to the Honors Court, the student-athlete must have a 3.2 or higher grade point average at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year and must be a junior or senior.d

Primm, who completed his senior year in 2013-14, earned the award for the second straight season. The center from Fayetteville ranked sixth in the SAA with 14.4 points per game, second in blocks (1.5), third in rebounds (7.3) and fourth in field goal percentage (52.8). Primm finished his career in 26th place on the Warriors’ all-time scoring list with 1,130 points and was the career leader with 114 blocks.

Primm received the Bob Courtway Award for Leadership at the Hendrix senior banquet in May.

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