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Prep notes: Sun Prairie's Jazzanay Seymore commits to Edgewood College; Beloit Memorial tabs new football coach

Prep notes: Sun Prairie's Jazzanay Seymore commits to Edgewood College; Beloit Memorial tabs new football coach

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Sun Prairie senior Jazzanay Seymore has committed to Edgewood College and plans to compete in women’s basketball, according to a Twitter announcement.

The 6-foot Seymore averaged 10.9 points per game in Sun Prairie’s shortened season this year.

She was a first-team all-conference selection in girls basketball in the Big Eight Conference in 2019-20.

Seymore tweeted: “First, I would like to start off by saying thank you God for putting me in the position today to play basketball at the next level and continue my career. Next I would like to thank my parents for always pushing me to become a better person and a better athlete. After that, I would like to thank my friends, family and coaching staff and all my teammates for never giving up on me and pushing me past my limits so I could become a better person in whole.

“Thank you to all the coaches that have been recruiting me and supporting me along the way. Thank you to all the coaches that have been recruiting me and supporting me along the way. Thank you for your time and efforts, it was truly appreciated. With that being said, I would like to say I will be attending Edgewood College in the fall to continue my academic and basketball career.”

Beloit Memorial selects new football coach

Beloit Memorial has named Brad Dement as interim head football coach, Beloit Memorial activities and athletic director Joel Beard wrote in an email.

Dement teaches physical education.

He is a former Beloit Memorial athlete, playing quarterback for the Purple Knights. He also played football at Carroll University.

Beard indicated the Purple Knights’ football season schedule for the alternate fall season in the spring is still being put together. Beloit Memorial, Sun Prairie, Verona and Middleton are Big Eight Conference teams that have committed to playing football this spring. 

Dement replaces Ken DuBose as football coach.

Mineral Point planning dedication

The football field at Mineral Point is scheduled to be named this fall after longtime Mineral Point football coach Ron Murphy, Verona girls basketball coach Angie Murphy said this week.

Ron Murphy died in November at age 79. He is in the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Angie Murphy’s husband is Brian Murphy, one of Ron’s sons.

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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.

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