Senior guard Jordan Ahrens signed with Purdue University at Calumet on Wednesday afternoon. He will play for 7th year head coach Dan Voudrie. The Peregrines are currently 5-6, but are coming off two consecutive winning seasons. They play in the CCAC which is one of the toughest NAIA conferences in the country. Currently the CCAC has three teams ranked in the top 25 and has two more teams receiving votes.
I am so proud of Jordan and so happy for his success. He is the perfect example of what a kid with a great work ethic and great character can accomplish. Not too many kids get a chance to play college basketball, and even fewer get an athletic scholarship. In fact, only 2.5% of high school basketball players receive some type of athletic scholarship to play basketball at the next level. We have all witnessed Jordan's talent shine on the basketball court over the past 3 1/2 seasons. But, as good as he has been on the court, he has proven to be an even better person. Considering his talent, attitude, and work ethic.... I think Purdue Cal got themselves a real gem.
School: Purdue University Calumet
Location: Hammond, Ind.
Chancellor: Dr. Thomas Keon
Colors: Gold and Black
Affiliation: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
Conference: Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Director of Athletics: Rick Costello
Ticket Office Phone: (219) 989-2540
Athletics Website: www.purduecalsports.com
Arena: Fitness & Recreation Center
Sponsored Sports: Baseball, Men's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis, Softball, Women's Basketball, Women's Cross Country, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis, Womens' Volleyball
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
- Calumet College of St. Joseph
- Cardinal Stritch University
- Holy Cross College
- Illinois Institute of Technology
- Indiana University South Bend
- Judson University
- Olivet Nazarene University
- Purdue University Calumet
- Purdue University North Central
- Robert Morris University
- Roosevelt University
- Saint Xavier University
- Trinity Christian College
- Trinity International University
- University of St. Francis
I have posted some information in the past on this tournament, but I am still getting questions so I am going to try this again.
Varsity Tournament Draw
JV Tournament Draw
Varsity: Single Session $8
Children (pre school and under) Free
Tournament Pass (3-day pass) $15
JV: Single Session $4
Both Sessions $6
Here are the phone numbers of three hotels that are close to Highland High School:
Residence Inn: 1-800-228-9290
Fairfield Inn and Suites: 1-800-228-2800
Directions to Highland High School:
For those of you using GPS the address is: 9135 Erie Street, Highland IN 46322
Take 63 N (16.5 miles)
Merge onto 41 North (82.8 miles)
Turn Right on Main Street (.5 miles)
2nd Left onto Kennedy Street (1.6 miles)
Right on to 40th Street (.06 miles)
Left onto Erie Street (.1 miles)
Arrive at 9135 Erie Street, Highland, IN
From the desk of Evan Willis....
The 7th grade beat Rockville 44-33 on Tuesday night. In the second half we showed how well we can play when we have intensity. Our defensive effort was better than it has been all year and that led to easy baskets on the other end. Colton Brown led the team in scoring with 24 points. Daniel Keller had 8 and Caleb Ellmore added 7. Logan Herzog hit a three towards the end of the game and Trey Bever hit a couple free throws in the first quarter. Our record is now 5-1 and we play at Northridge Danville on Thursday night at 6pm.
From the desk of Chad Tanner....
The 8th Grade Boys travelled to Rockville on Tuesday night and came away with a big win. The Trojans played well from the opening tip and controlled the game until the final buzzer, winning by a final of 54-14. Offensive execution and defensive intensity were the keys for the Trojans in this game. Cade Chezem led the team in scoring with 18 points, followed by Keaton Fye with 15, Ethan Engle with 7, and Jacoby Richardson with 6 points. Another great "team" effort for the boys as they head into their final game before Christmas Thursday night at North Ridge - Danville.