BLOOMINGTON — The IHSA stepped a little closer to normalcy on Friday as its Phase Four return to play guidelines were approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Schlarman Academy’s Wade Huddleston signed to play baseball at Elmhurst College. Standing from left to right is Schlarman baseball coach John Carnahan, Wade Huddleston and Schlarman athletics director Eric Crist.
Schlarman’s Dawson Dean signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Houghton College. Sitting from left to right is grandmother Ann Lattrell, mother Juli Dean, Dawson Dean and father Noel Dean. Standing is Theo Smith, Mecqui Smith and Schlarman athletics director Eric Crist.
DANVILLE — At this time of year, Jaren Hotsinpiller would be on the courts at the Danville Tennis Center, a place that he has known since he was a child.
FISHERS, Ind. — In 2013, Taya Reimer graduated with the all-time girls basketball scoring record at Hamilton Southeastern, was a McDonald’s All-American and departed for a college career at Notre Dame before finishing at Michigan State.
Since federal civil rights law Title IX was enacted in 1972 to guarantee equal participation opportunities for women in scholastic and collegiate sports, opportunities for girls high school athletes have risen.
The Altamont Indians girls basketball team in central Illinois finished their 2019-20 season two wins shy of advancing to the state tournament. There were just 10 players aboard for the campaign — a sign of the difficulty many Illinois schools have with participation.
NorthWood High School in Nappanee grows girls basketball championship teams as readily as Indiana soil sprouts corn and soybeans.
Indiana 3 darts through the north central Indiana countryside like a beam of sunlight. Here, past used car lots, small churches and the local Elks Lodge lies Blackford High School, where an 18-year-old wunderkind has led a basketball revival.
BLOOMINGTON — With Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announcing schools were closed for the rest of the school year, the IHSA now has a weekend to decide what it wants to do.
DANVILLE — Across the border in Illinois, boys high school basketball participation has remained steady over the past decade, even as fewer boys in Indiana are taking up the state’s signature prep sport.
Back in Hoosier Hysteria’s heyday, stretching from the 1940s clean through the early 1990s, playing high school basketball was the ultimate goal for the stereotypical Indiana schoolboy.
The film “Hoosiers,” based on tiny Milan’s epic upset of heavyweight Muncie Central for the 1954 Indiana High School basketball state championship, drew critical acclaim and achieved box office success when it was released in 1986.
BLOOMINGTON — After Illinois Governor J.B. Priztker extended the state stay at home order to April 30 on Tuesday, the IHSA is still optimistic about a spring season.
CAYUGA, Ind. — While most schools and activities in the area have kept hope of continuing schools and play at the end of the month, North Vermillion has extended its break.
Seeger’s Kiley White signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Danville Area Community College: Back (L-R): DACC head coach Erika Harris, Seeger head coach Brent Rademacher and DACC assistant coach Hannah Cronk (L-R): Kyle White, father, Kiley White, signee and Mindy White, mother.
This Week's Circulars
72, of Bismarck, died July, 2, 2020 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN. Arrangements are Pending at Sunset Funeral Home in Danville, IL.
of Williamsport,Judy N. Clawson, 76, died June 30, 2020 at Williamsport Nursing & Rehabilitations. Cremation requested and there will be a family memorial service at a later date. Shelby Funeral Home is assisting the family.
of Paris,Charles Russell Bainbridge, 68, of Paris, former Covington, IN resident died June 30 at Paris. Services 11:00 A. M. EDT Monday July 6, 2020 at Mount Hope Cemetery Covington. Shelby Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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