Sports

Carryover of $17,997 for Pick 5 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

After longshot Got Spirit ridden by Ezequiel Lara came across the finish line first in the final leg of the Pick 5 Tuesday, Sept. 17, a carryover ensued. A total of $17,997.34 will kick off the wager in the first race Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Indiana Grand.

 

Got Spirit, a first time starter for owner-trainer Ron Herrell paid $80.40, $30.40 and $9.60 across the board to spur the carryover for the Pick 5. First race post for Wednesday, Sept. 18 is 2:15 p.m.

County bonus antlerless quotas lowered due to EHD

Indiana DNR has reduced the County Bonus Antlerless Quotas (CBAQ) for deer hunting in the affected areas in southern Indiana to a maximum of two because of the effect of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) on the deer herd this year.

The CBAQ of counties that already have quotas of two or fewer will remain the same. The Special Antlerless Firearms Season is only allowed in counties marked in green on the CBAQ map. These counties previously had a county bonus antlerless quota of four, but were reduced to a maximum of two.

 



Humans are not at risk for contracting EHD.

EHD is a viral disease that may affect white-tailed deer to some degree every year. It typically occurs during late summer and early fall, and there is evidence that outbreaks can be more severe in years in which there is a wet spring followed by a hot, dry fall. EHD is transmitted by flies commonly known as biting midges, sand gnats, and “no-see-ums.”

EHD is often fatal to deer but some survive it. Not every deer in an affected area contracts EHD. One sign that a deer has contracted and survived EHD is that its hooves will show evidence of sloughing or breaking. As a result, the DNR asks that successful hunters use the After Hunt Survey (wildlife.IN.gov/9813.htm) to report the condition of their harvested deer’s hooves, including both normal hooves and hooves that show evidence of sloughing or breaking.

The DNR monitors for EHD annually. The most recent significant EHD outbreaks were in 2007 and 2012. Severe outbreaks rarely occur in consecutive years due to immunity from previous infections. EHD is not believed to have long-term impacts on the deer population.

The effects of the harvest and EHD will be evaluated after the hunting season. If necessary, additional changes will be made next year.

Anyone who finds a deer they suspect died of EHD is asked to file a report using the “Report a Dead or Sick Deer” form at deer.dnr.IN.gov.

More information on EHD and a map of the new CBAQ can be found at: wildlife.IN.gov/8541.htm

Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championships to be held at the Blue River Cross Country Course

Blue River Sports Authority/Shelby County and Shelbyville have been selected by the Cross Country Coaches as hosts for the 2019 National Youth Championships.  The competition will take place Nov. 23, 2019 at the Blue River Cross Country Course in Shelbyville.

 

The event is expected to be a boon for the Shelbyville/Shelby County Community.

 

“We are very excited to partner with the Blue River Sports Authority in hosting the 2019 National Youth Championships,” Frank Miklavcic, Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championships Meet Director said. “Blue River is an outstanding venue for cross-country, and I know competitors and their fans will be impressed with the facility. Blue River Sports Authority and Shelby County Tourism & Visitors Bureau stepped up to assist us with securing the venue, and we
appreciate all the effort invested by everyone involved”.

 

The proposal was coordinated by Gary Nolley, Vice President of the Blue River Sports Authority, which promotes recreational and competitive sports in Shelby County.

 

“We are excited and pleased the committee for the Cross Country Coaches Youth Championships selected our county, and our facilities to host this event. Over 2,200 athletes will come to Shelby County to participate in this national event”, states Nolley.

 

In addition to being a first-class facility, the course has 450 available rooms within two miles, and an additional 1200 within a 30-minute drive of Shelbyville, which was also a determining factor for the CCC committee.

 

“Blue River Sports Authority and Shelby County Tourism and Visitors’ Bureau are excited that the Cross Country Coaches Youth Championships selected the Blue River Cross Country Course at Blue River Memorial Park as the site for their National Championships. We’ve proven it before and we will prove again, our facilities are world-class, and not too many can treat officials and athletes as well as we do in Shelby County”, said Rachael Ackley, Executive Director of the Shelby County Tourism and Visitor’s Bureau and Blue River Sports Authority.

 

“Through the hard work of the board, especially Gary Nolley, a competitive bid was submitted in a very tight time-frame. We are confident that the Cross Country Coaches will find Shelbyville a perfect location, with all the amenities and hospitality the runners and officials deserve”.

 

“After our NCAA Regional Meet last year, word is getting out that this is a top-notch facility,” Nolley said. “This will be a great event for our Shelby County communities, and we will have a very busy city from November 22nd to the 24th."

Sports wagering now available at Winner's Circle Race, Sports, Pub Clarksville

Sports wagering has arrived in Southern Indiana. Caesars Entertainment opened its latest facility Thursday, Sept. 12 at Winner’s Circle Race, Sports, Pub Clarksville to serve the greater Louisville area, which will now offer wagering on all types of professional and college sports from football and basketball to golf in addition to the existing off-track horse betting facility.

 

More than 70 people were in attendance for the ribbon cutting of the new facility, which spans 23,000 square feet. Several special guests were in attendance including Senator Ron Grooms of District 46, which covers Floyd County and portions of Clark County. Other dignitaries in attendance included Sara Tait, executive director of the Indiana Gaming Commission, Brad Baldini, general manager of Winner’s Circle Race, Sports Pub Clarksville, Kevin Baity, Clarksville Town Manager and Kyle Waggoner, vice president of hospitality for Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.

 

“Our friends in the Indiana General Assembly are the real reason today is a possibility,” said Waggoner. “Without their willingness to put together good public policy for the state of Indiana and passing a gaming bill that is forward thinking and progressive, sports betting would not be a possibility today.”

 

Waggoner went on to convey his appreciation for the team at Clarksville in preparing for the launch of the new sports book and noted Caesars Entertainment also opened “The Book” at Horseshoe Southern Indiana in Elizabethtown on Thursday.

 

“Next week’s opening of “The Book” at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind. and a sports book at Winner’s Circle New Haven will bring Caesars Entertainment’s total to seven sports books taking bets across the state. Kentuckiana, you can now get off the sidelines and into the action.”

Andrew Luck has announced his retirement from the Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is retiring from the National Football League.

 

ESPN's Adam Schefter broke the news first in a Tweet on Saturday night.

 

Following the Colts' preseason game at Lucas Oil Stadium, Luck confirmed the news in a press conference.  He says ongoing injuries have done him in mentally and physically.  The 29-year-old noted a career full of injuries, including the ankle issue he's been dealing with this summer, played a large part in his decision.

 

 

Luck was emotional offering thank you’s to those around him.

 

 

"It's been a tough week," Colts General Manager Chris Ballard said in a separate press conference Saturday night. "With that being said, we're moving forward. That's what we do."

 

Jacoby Brissett is now expected to be the starting quarterback for the Colts, who start the regular season in just two weeks against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Pick 5 and Pick 6 Carryovers set for Friday program at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

Three of the four longest shots on the board finished among the top three in the fifth race at Indiana Grand Wednesday, Aug. 21. As a result, carryovers were established for both the Pick 5 and the Pick 6 heading into the next racing program, which is Friday, Aug. 23.

 

The Pick 5 will kick off in the first race of the Friday program with a carryover of $11,889.60 and is on the first five races on the card. First post Friday is set for 2:15 p.m.

 

The Pick 6 carryover for the Friday racing program will begin with $16,563.58. The Pick 6 begins with the third race, which has an estimated post time of 3:11 p.m. and runs through the eighth race.

 

Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing continues through Wednesday, Nov. 6. Racing is conducted Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:15 p.m. and Saturday at 6:15 p.m. 

High school volleyball preseason rankings

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Class 4A (First place votes in parentheses)

1. New Castle - 213 (14)
2. Providence - 157
3. Center Grove - 153
4. Yorktown - 143 (5)
5. Fishers - 99 (3)
6. Hamilton Southeastern - 82
7. Avon - 77 (1)
8. Crown Point - 73
9. McCutcheon - 60
10. Mt. Vernon (Fortville) - 53 (1)

 

Others Receiving Votes: Penn 39, Castle 31, Roncalli 31, Carmel 30, Cathedral 22, LaPorte 14, Lawrence North 13, New Palestine 12, Bloomington North 8, Munster 8, Bloomington South 7, Floyd Central 7, Westfield 7, FW Carroll 4, Noblesville 4, Brownsburg 3, Columbus East 3, Seymour 3, New Albany 1, Plainfield 1, Richmond 1.

 

 

 

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Class 3A (First place votes in parentheses)

1. Muncie Burris - 81 (5)
T-2. Brebeuf - 78 (2)
T-2. Brownstown Central - 78 (2)
4. Northview - 60
5. Silver Creek - 53
6. Delta - 44
7. FW Dwenger - 21
8. Bellmont - 16
T-9. Mishawaka Marian - 14
T-9. SB St. Joseph's - 14

 

Others Receiving Votes: New Prairie 12, Ev. Memorial 9, FW Concordia 7, Guerin Catholic 6, Lawrenceburg 5, Cardinal Ritter 2, Angola 1, Greensburg 1.

 

 

 

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Class 2A (First place votes in parentheses)

1. Heritage Christian - 110 (7)
2. North Judson - 74 (5)
3. Hagerstown - 63
4. Wabash - 62
5. Ev. Mater Dei - 60
6. Tipton - 48
7. Wapahani - 30
8. Barr-Reeve - 29
9. Andrean - 28
10. Western Boone - 23

 

Others Receiving Votes: Covenant Christian (Ind.) 18, South Adams 16, Hammond Bishop Noll 14, Park Tudor 12, Alexandria 9, Clinton Prairie 8, Southwestern (Hanover) 6, Henryville 5, Lapel 4, Adams Central 2, Carroll (Flora) 2, Triton Central 1.

 

 

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Class 1A (First place votes in parentheses)

1. Laf. Central Catholic - 133 (12)
2. Morgan Township - 92 (2)
3. Trinity Lutheran - 83
4. Pioneer - 71 (2)
5. Ind. Lutheran - 51
6. Hauser - 48
7. Cowan - 46
8. Springs Valley - 44
9. FW Blackhawk Christian - 41
10. Covington - 40

 

Others Receiving Votes: Loogootee 25, Southwood 21, Blue River Valley 19, South Newton 18, Northfield 16, Wes-Del 15, Northeast Dubois 14, Seton Catholic 12, Bethany Christian 11, Bloomfield 9, Oldenburg 9, Elkhart Christian 7, Greenwood Christian 3, Frontier 2, Greenwood Christian 2, New Washington 2, Rock Creek 2, South Central (Elizabeth) 1.

Triton Central Tigers open football, ICC season on the road at Cascade

TC football has played in six consecutive sectional championship games.  The Tigers have dropped five of those to the likes of ranked clubs from Indy Howe, Milan, and Scecina twice including last season’s 34-30 nail biter at Bud Mendenhall Field.

 

The Tigers have the talent to get there again with 15 returning starters and a shift to the south for postseason play.

 

Head coach Tim Able has a returning starter at QB.  Erick Hebauf replaced the injured Aaron Steele for the final four games last season.

 

 

The receiving corps may be the most inexperienced position for the Tigers.  But that doesn’t include Hebauf’s biggest target.  Luke Hornung will play both sides of the ball and will catch it all over the field.

 

 

The Tigers travel to Cascade to open the season and the ICC schedule.  Cascade joins the conference replacing Park Tudor.

 

Lady Ally wins first career start for ownership group at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

Lady Ally had the biggest cheering section during the Friday, Aug. 16 racing program at Indiana Grand and she gave her fans something to cheer about. Owned by the latest partnership under the Ironhorse Racing Stable moniker, Lady Ally rallied home a winner by three and three-quarter lengths in the $33,000 Two-Year-Old Maiden Special Weight.

 

More than 30 people were in the winner’s circle to greet Lady Ally following the race. Many individuals in her ownership group, which is in excess of 30, came to watch with family and friends to watch their new acquisition compete for the first time. It was a welcomed surprise to add a win onto the afternoon journey.

 

Starting from post seven, Lady Ally got away in the first flight during the five and one-half furlong race, but jockey Fernando De La Cruz was able to ease her back and sit patiently through the first half of the race. Once the field hit the homestretch, he had Lady Ally in full gear. She caught up with race leader Lucky Fever and Rodney Prescott and the horses matched each other stride for stride halfway down the stretch before Lady Ally pulled away for the win. Lucky Fever was second while Arch Socialite finished third with Ezequiel Lara aboard.

 

“This is the first time I’ve owned a horse,” said Alexa Zepp, who drove in from Lawrence, Kansas to watch Lady Ally. “I’m a handicapper and always wanted to own a horse. I was really impressed with the way Ironhorse Racing handles their business and they really care about the well being of the horses. And, while I was here, I noticed Indiana Grand had an NHC Qualifier on Saturday, so I’m staying over to play in that too.”

 

Lady Ally, a freshman daughter of Alternation, was bred by Pat and Dennis Doran. She became available in the Fasig Tipton “Two-Year-Olds in Training” sale at Santa Anita and caught the eye of Harlan Malter, the owner and manager of Ironhorse Racing. He purchased her for $26,000 and sent her to Trainer Tim Glyshaw at Churchill Downs.

 

“We had her for three weeks at Churchill and then sent her up to Indiana Grand,” said Glyshaw, who trained Bucchero, Indiana’s all-time richest Thoroughbred for Ironhorse Racing. “She is a great horse to be around and really good for the owners. Harlan (Malter) had been looking to put more partnerships together and get more people involved at a smaller percentage just so they could be part of an ownership group at a minimal amount of money.”

 

Glyshaw noted the new ownership group behind Lady Ally have been really engaged and involved in her progress, especially on Twitter. He said her ownership group stretches across the nation and even includes a few existing owners that he has with other horses in his stable that are located locally in Indiana.

 

“I’m originally from Bloomington but now I live in Detroit,” said Clayton Davis, who works IT Security for General Motors. “This is the first horse I have ever owned. As an IU grad, I reached out to Tim (Glyshaw) as a fellow IU grad. He pointed me to Lady Ally as a good entry point.”

 

Davis noted that he came to Indiana Grand on Indiana Derby Day to meet Lady Ally for the first time and is totally hooked into racing.

 

“She loves peppermints and loves to be petted,” said Davis. “We were excited to see her run. I’ve never screamed and hopped up and down so much during a race. I’m hooked into the sport for life.”

 

Glyshaw made arrangements for all owners attending the race to meet him at the stable gate so he could take them back to see Lady Ally following her win, adding to the excitement of the day for the new ownership group.

 

“She (Lady Ally) has shown promise from the start,” added Glyshaw. “She is very smart and always tries very hard. You never know with a first-time starter what will happen, but for a first-time starter, everything went right. She settled in behind horses well before Fernando swung her to the outside. That was really nice to see from a first-time starter.”

 

Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing continues through Wednesday, Nov. 6. Racing is conducted Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:15 p.m. and Saturday at 6:15 p.m. More information about the season is available at www.indianagrand.com.

SHS football prepping for scrimmage at Rushville; opener at Greensburg

Nothing came easy for Shelbyville Golden Bear football in 2018.  A new coach, new system, new players all over after a strong graduating class and it was known that the program was entering a rebuilding mode.  A 1-9 season was the result.

 

Its now second time around for Mike Clevenger as head coach as the Bears prepare for Rushville in the scrimmage this Friday and then travel to Greensburg next week for the season opener.  He admits last year was difficult enough.  Then, the injuries began.

 

 

Even the Bears lone win proved costly.  A game-winning TD run by quarterback Landon Watson ended his season with a serious concussion.  

 

The Bears head coach says competition continues for a number of positions.

 

 

Shelbyville will scrimmage Rushville Friday at 7:00 pm.

 

APPLE reserved hunts now accepting applications

Access Program Providing Land Enhancements (APPLE) offers quail, pheasant, and woodcock hunting opportunities on private property.

These hunts are allocated through the online reserved hunt system. The online application is the only way to apply. Hunters may apply for one hunting period. Although the hunting period is two days, selected hunters may only hunt one day of the two-day period.

Applications are accepted from Aug. 13 to Sept. 23. Draw result notifications will be emailed within two weeks of the application deadline. Successfully drawn applicants will be allowed two hunting partners. All regulations and bag limits apply.

You can register for this hunt and check the status of the draw, once it is available, at on.IN.gov/reservedhunt

APPLE offers financial incentives to landowners who allow controlled public access hunting on their private lands. Wildlife biologists also work with landowners to establish and improve habitat.

For more information about APPLE, please visit on.IN.gov/dnrapple  

Former NCAA National Champion Kent Benson to speak at Indiana HBPA Fellowship Event

Kent Benson, member of the 1976 undefeated NCAA National Championship team, will provide a program during the Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) Fellowship Night set for Thursday, Aug. 29. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner followed by the program from Benson beginning at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Backstretch Café at the entrance to the barn area at Indiana Grand.

 

A native of New Castle, Ind., Benson was named 1973 Indiana Mr. Basketball. He went on to an outstanding career at Indiana University (IU). In addition to serving as a member of the 32-0 undefeated team of 1976, Benson is the eighth all-time leading scorer in IU history and one of only three players to grab more than 1,000 rebounds during his tenure in Bloomington, Ind.

 

A No. 1 draft pick in 1977, Benson went on to play in the NBA for 11 seasons with Milwaukee, Detroit, Utah and Cleveland. He retired from basketball in 1989.

 

Benson now serves as a motivational speaker. His program will focus on striving for Excellence with a focus on “six D’s” he has identified as key to achieving one’s goals: desire, determination, dedication, discipline, direction and decision. Although his program is geared for all ages, his insight into growing up in Indiana, sports, and life is especially effective for junior high and high school students. The 1973 Fellowship of Christian Athletes High School Athlete of the Year will also talk about his testimony and walk with God to cap off the program.

 

The 30-minute program will conclude with a question and answer session with Benson. In addition to dinner, the Indiana HBPA will provide random drawings to four lucky attendees for (4) “IU-Hoosiers” red and white basketballs autographed by Benson. The public is encouraged to bring in items for autographs. Courtesy photo slicks of Benson in action at IU will be provided for the meet and greet with guests.

 

Guests interested in attending should call ahead and reserve a spot to assist Indiana HBPA in maintaining food and beverage levels. The event will be held in the climate-controlled Backstretch Café. Seating may be limited. To RSVP, contact the Indiana HBPA at (765) 602-0915.

Pacers open 2019-20 NBA schedule at home vs Pistons

The Indiana Pacers will open the 2019-20 National Basketball Association season in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Wednesday, Oct. 23, against their Central Division rival, the Detroit Pistons, the NBA announced Monday.

           

The Pacers, coming off two straight 48-win seasons, will take a new-look lineup into the season with summer acquisitions Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, T.J. Warren, T.J. McConnell, Justin Holiday and draft pick Goga Bitadze. They join returnees two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo (expected back at some point this season from a knee injury) Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis, Doug McDermott, T.J. Leaf, Edmond Sumner, Aaron Holiday and Alize Johnson.

 

After the home opener, the Pacers take a three-game road trip to Cleveland, Detroit and Brooklyn before returning to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to host Cleveland, Nov. 1.

 

Key home dates in the schedule include: two visits from NBA Champion Toronto (Dec. 23, Feb. 7); Eastern Conference rivals Boston (Dec. 11, Mar. 10); Milwaukee (Nov. 16, Feb. 12); and Philadelphia (New Year’s Eve, Jan. 13). Western Conference visits include the Los Angeles Clippers (Dec. 9) and Los Angeles Lakers (Dec. 17) in town just eight days apart; Denver (Jan. 2); New Orleans (Feb. 8); Golden State (Mar. 18) and Houston (Mar. 27).

 

The Pacers are scheduled for six national television appearances, five on ESPN (Feb. 7 vs. Toronto, Feb. 12 vs. Milwaukee, at Milwaukee Mar. 4, vs. Golden State, Mar. 18, at Boston, Apr. 8) and one game on TNT, Feb. 27 vs. Portland. They will also be on NBATV for six games: Nov. 30 at Philadelphia; Dec. 17 vs. L.A. Lakers; Dec. 23 vs. Toronto; Jan. 24 at Golden State; Jan. 26 at Portland; and Mar. 30 at L.A. Clippers.

 

The Pacers’ longest road trip will be nine days with five games (Cleveland, San Antonio, Milwaukee, Chicago, Dallas), Feb. 29-Mar. 8. The Pacers will have three four-game homestands in November, February and March. They will have 11 back-to-backs.

 

For information on ticket availability, including season tickets, group outings or suite rentals, please visit www.pacers.com or call (317) 917-2827. Single game tickets will go on-sale on Thursday, Sept. 26. To be a part of an exclusive presale, sign up to receive Pacers Insider, the official e-newsletter of the Pacers, by going to pacers.com/insider.

Team Harrah's Hoosier Park wins Saturday Shootout at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

Team Harrah’s Hoosier Park came to Indiana Grand Racing & Casino ready for action Saturday, Aug. 3 in the fifth annual Saturday Shootout contest between the tracks. The visiting team took home the title for the third straight year in the contest that includes four races from Harrah’s Hoosier Park and Team Indiana Grand.

 

Saturday Shootout began with four preliminary rounds starting June 8 to determine the top five players from each location. Following the final preliminary round Saturday, July 6, teams were set for both properties.

 

Team Indiana Grand consisted of Eva Sheedy, James Smothers, Edwin Black, Vickie Duke and James Evans. Team Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s top five finalists were David Groce, William Ditto, Hank Rossman, Jay Mosier and James Wilkinson Jr. The final rotates between both tracks each year and the 2019 contest was set for Indiana Grand.

 

Team Harrah’s Hoosier Park got out to a strong lead after the first two races in the contest. Scoring was based on individual picks for races three through six at each property. Hoosier Park led the way by nearly $20 after the first two races in the lineup and continued to strengthen their lead. Going into the final race, Team Harrah’s Hoosier Park already had the title wrapped up.

 

“We have to give a lot of credit to Randy Harlow,” said Ditto. “He really gave us some great handicapping tips and got us rolling early.”

 

Rossman added, “But we have to give Bill (Ditto) most of the credit. He was the one that led our scoring and if it wasn’t for Bill where would we be.”

 

Rossman, Ditto, Groce, Mosier, and Wilkinson each took home $1,000 for their victory. They also received individual trophies to represent their win in the Saturday Shootout final. Members of Team Indiana Grand split $1,000 and each took home $200.

 

The contest has grown in popularity over the past five years with local players. It also creates a challenging scenario as players must handicap Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Standardbred races to reach the final. The final is based on four Thoroughbred and four Standardbred races. The final for the 2020 edition of Saturday Shootout will be held at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.

 

Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing continues through Wednesday, Nov. 6. Racing is conducted Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:15 p.m. and Saturday at 6:15 p.m. More information about the season is available at www.indianagrand.com.

Participants announced for 2019 Raymond James HOF Classic

With fields including defending IHSAA 3A boys’ champion Silver Creek and a girls’ field with a combined record of 97-10 this past season, the 2019 Raymond James Hall of Fame Classic lineups have been set for Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28.

 

The prestigious event, spotlighting the best in Indiana high school basketball, will be held for the 36th time for girls and it will be the 43rd edition for the boys. 

 

2019 Girls’ Raymond James Hall of Fame Classic
New Castle Fieldhouse - Friday, December 27, 2019

 

11:00 a.m. (ET)           Brownsburg vs. Penn; Salem vs. Crown Point
6:00 p.m.                     Consolation Game; Championship Game

 

2019 Boys’ Raymond James Hall of Fame Classic
New Castle Fieldhouse – Saturday, December 28, 2019

 

11:00 a.m. (ET)           Silver Creek vs. Heritage Hills; Lawrence Central vs. Lafayette Jeff
6:00 p.m.                     Consolation Game; Championship Game

 

Selecting from the best teams in the state, the girls’ tournament has included 18 teams that went on to win a state championship that season, including 11 class champions and six class runner-up teams in the past 17 years alone. 

 

On the boys side, 14 participating teams have gone on to win their state championship with six more finishing as state runner-up that season. 

 

Tickets for the tournaments will be available through participating schools and the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in the 2019-20 school year.


ABOUT THE TEAMS

 

Girls:

Brownsburg – The Bulldogs come off a 20-4 finish this season and have a 39-10 record over the last two seasons.

 

Junior Allison Bosse (Marian University) averaged 15.7 points per game, sophomore Ally Becki averaged 13.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.5 steals, and junior Mackenzie Stein scored 8.5 points per contest.

 

Debbie Guckenberger has a 70-29 record in five years at Brownsburg and a career record of 197-162 in 16 seasons. She has been named the head coach of the 2019 Indiana All-Star team.

 

Brownsburg makes their 2nd appearance in the Girls Classic.  They won the 2010 event, defeating eventual 4A champion Jeffersonville and eventual 3A champion Evansville Memorial, led by sophomore Stephanie Mavunga, who was named 2010 Classic MVP and 2013 Indiana Miss Basketball.


Penn – The Kingsmen return their top three scorers from a 25-1 team that reached the 4A regional finals in 2018-19.

 

Sophomore Trinity Clinton averaged 14.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.8 steals, junior Reganne Pate averaged 12.4 points and sophomore Jordyn Smith scored 10.3 per game.

 

Head coach Kristi Kaniewski Ulrich is 229-29 in 10 seasons at Penn.  That is best record in the state over the past 10 years.

 

Penn makes their 2nd appearance in the Girls Classic.  They won 2011 event, defeating Mt. Vernon (Fortville) and Norwell, with Caroline Buhr earning that year’s Classic MVP honors.


Salem – The Lady Lions return four starters from their 24-4 3A semi-state finalist squad.

Junior point guard Leah Miller averaged 14.4 points per game, junior guard Hope Tomlinson scored 10.1, sophomore Karly Sweeney averaged 9.1 points and 5.2 rebounds and 6’2” junior Letti Nice averaged 7.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest.

 

Head coach Jerry Hickey has a 92-58 record in 6 seasons at Salem.

 

Salem makes their first appearance Classic history.


Crown Point – A youthful Bulldogs squad returns significant firepower from their 28-1 4A semi-state finalist squad.

 

Freshman point guard Jessica Carrothers averaged 21.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.7 steals, 6’1” junior Abby Stoddard scored 9.3 points per contest, sophomore Alyna Santiago averaged 6.7 points and 4.2 steals and 6’3” freshman Lilly Stoddard held averages of 5.4 points and 6.1 rebounds.

 

Head coach Chris Seibert is 77-27 in four seasons at Crown Point and holds a 136-104 career record in ten seasons overall.  He has been named an assistant coach of the 2019 Indiana All-Stars.

 

Crown Point makes their 2nd appearance in the Girls Classic.  The Bulldogs lost to Rushville and Austin in the 1984 event, but concluded the season as 1985 IHSAA girls basketball state champions.

 

Boys

 

Silver Creek – The Dragons will return two sizeable starters from their 25-3 IHSAA 3A championship squad. 

 

6’8” sophomore Trey Kaufman averaged 15.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per game, while 6’6” classmate Kooper Jacobi averaged 13.7 points and 7.1 rebounds.

 

Head coach Brandon Hoffman 151-67 in nine seasons at his alma mater.  He has led the Dragons to a 45-9 record the past two seasons and their 105-26 (.802) record over the past five seasons is 9th best in the state.

 

Silver Creek makes their first appearance in Classic history.

 

Heritage Hills – The Patriots return their top four scorers from a 22-2 squad that won 19 games in a row in 2018-19.

 

6’4” junior wing Murray Becher averaged 20.4 points per game and has been tabbed a 2019 Junior All-Star, 6’2” junior point guard Simon Scherry averaged 15.6 points and 5.1 assists, 6’8”sophomore Blake Sisley averaged 12.8 points and 7.6 rebounds and 6’1” junior Cole Sigler scored 7.6 points per contest.

 

Head coach Nate Hawkins is 57-15 in three seasons at Heritage Hills and has a 121-41 record in seven seasons overall.

 

Heritage Hills makes their first appearance in Classic history.


Lawrence Central – The Bears return two Indiana Junior All-Stars from their 22-4, Sectional 10 championship squad.

 

6’6” junior Dre Davis (University of Nebraska) averaged 16.9 points and 8.3 rebounds, while 6’1” junior point guard Nijel Pack (Kansas State) averaged 16.5 points and 4.1 assists per game. Each were named to the core six of the 2019 Indiana Junior All-Star team.

Head coach Al Gooden is 78-42 in five years at LC with a career mark of 470-270 in 31 seasons overall.

 

Lawrence Central makes their 2nd appearance in the Boys Classic.  The Bears won the 2015 event by beating McCutcheon and Carroll (FW), led by Classic MVP Kyle Guy, who would later be named that season’s Indiana Mr. Basketball.

 

Lafayette Jeff – The Bronchos return over 99% of their scoring from an underclass-laden 17-8 squad that had the 7th highest scoring offense in the state in 2018-19.

 

6’2” Braxton Barnhizer averaged 19.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists as a junior, 6’2” Avery Beaver averaged 16.8 points as a junior, 6’8” Brooks Barnhizer averaged 16.2 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists as a sophomore and 6’1” sophomore Ashton Beaver averaged 7.0 points for a Bronchos team that averaged 72.9 points per game and topped 90 points in four contests last season.

 

Head coach Mark Barnhizer enters his 2nd season at Lafayette Jeff.  In 35 years as a head coach, his teams have a 453-338 career record.

 

Lafayette Jeff makes their third appearance in Classic history.  They are 0-4 all-time in the event after appearances in 1986 and 2008.  Barnhizer will lead his 2nd team in event history – his  Perry Meridian team went 1-1, winning the consolation game of the 2002 Classic.


History:
26 young women who went on to win award have participated in the Girls Classic, including each of the last 11 Miss Basketball winners (Skylar Diggins, Courtney Moses, Bria Goss, Jessica Rupright, Stephanie Mavunga, Whitney Jennings, Ali Patberg, Jackie Young, Karissa McLaughlin, Amy Dilk and Jorie Allen). 12 women to have played in the Classic were named McDonald’s All-Americans and 10 Girls Classic alums have played in the WNBA.

 

Girls legends who have played in the Classic include Stephanie White, Katie Gearlds, Shanna Zolman, Kristen Spolyar, Lisa Shepherd, Abby Conklin, April McDivitt, Kelly Faris, Jennifer Jacoby, Jodie Whitaker, Shrya Ely and Tiffany Gooden, among others.

28 men who went on to win the award have participated in the Boys Classic, including 11 of the last 15 award winners. 26 men to have played in the Classic have been named McDonald’s All-Americans, while 19 have been NBA Draft picks.

Legends to have competed in the Boys Classic include Damon Bailey, Steve Alford, Glenn Robinson, Shawn Kemp, Greg Oden, Mike Conley, Zach Randolph, Eric Montross, Sean May, Delray Brooks, Tom Coverdale, Michael Menser, Pat Graham, Troy Lewis, Woody Austin, Josh McRoberts, Gary Harris, Luke, Tyler and Cody Zeller, Trey Lyles and Romeo Langford among others.

 

Entering the 2019 Classic, the event has included 92 different IHSAA-member girls programs and 102 different IHSAA-member boys programs in tournament history.

Sponsors:
2019 is the 3rd year under the event title “Raymond James Hall of Fame Classic”

 

Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. The company has approximately 7,800 financial advisors in more than 3,000 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $725 billion. Public since 1983, the firm has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1986 under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at www.raymondjames.com.

 

Additional event sponsors include adidas, Henry Community Health and Jostens.

Pacers sign T.J. McConnell; re-sign Edmond Sumner

The Indiana Pacers announced Monday they have signed free agent T.J. McConnell and re-signed Edmond Sumner.

 

McConnell, a 6-2, 190 lb. guard, averaged 6.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game while shooting 52.5 percent from the field over 76 games for the Philadelphia 76ers in 2018-19. After he went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft, McConnell played four seasons in Philadelphia and averaged 6.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.3 steals over 314 games played.

 

Sumner, a 6-5, 196 lb. guard, played 23 games and made two starts for the Pacers last year after beginning the season on a two-way contract. He averaged 2.9 points and 1.0 rebound over 9.1 minutes per game. Sumner also made 26 starts for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the Pacers’ affiliate in the NBA G League, and ranked 11th in the league in scoring with an average of 22.1 points per game.

Derby Days racers claims 2019 titles

Megan Fox and Donaven Harper captured titles in the annual Derby Days racing held in Morristown on Saturday.

 

Fox, in Car #9, went undefeated in the girls seven-car field.  She is 10 years old and it was her second year of competition.  Her parents are Matt and Alissa Fox.

 

As for Harper, the defending champion lost his first race to Ben Calaski in the double elimination bracket.  He wouldn’t lose again as he came back to beat Calaski twice and claim the title for a second straight year.

 

Harper is eight years old.  His parents are Barry Harper Jr and Jessica Hobson.

Dayharsh advances in QHRAI Youth Racing Experience at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

Natalie Dayharsh, a 17-year-old senior at Danville High School, was the winner of the recent QHRAI Youth Racing Experience event held at Indiana Grand Saturday, June 29. Dayharsh received a $2,000 scholarship from the Quarter Horse Racing Association of Indiana (QHRAI) and will advance to the national American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Youth Racing Experience during the Bank of America Challenge. The event is set for The Downs at Albuquerque in New Mexico Saturday, Oct. 26, which will offer more scholarship prize money to the top contenders for the Youth Racing Experience events from across the nation.

 

A native of Coatesville, Ind., Dayharsh is an avid barrel racer. She started participating in 4-H in fifth grade and developed a love of horses from that point forward. She is a member of the National Barrel Horse Association, the International Barrel Racing Association and competes at local shows. She has also completed with the Thoroughbred Barrel Racing Association as well as the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover. She is a member of her school’s FFA program and competes with the Horse Evaluation CDE. Her team from Danville High School was the State Champion Senior Team and she placed as the top individual in the State.

 

“I wanted to participate in the QHRAI’s Youth Day Experience because I’ve always been fond of restarting off-the-track horses,” said Dayharsh. “I wanted to know more about the inner workings of life at the racetrack.”

 

Dayharsh was among 10 talented students participating in this year’s event at Indiana Grand. QHRAI noted it was a difficult decision to pick an overall winner.

 

“It was so hard for us to choose as all of the participants were capable of being first,” said Vickie Duke, vice president of QHRAI and coordinator for the local Youth Racing Experience. “The test at the end of the day was the determining factor.”

 

Participants in the QHRAI Youth Racing Experience started off their day with hands on work in the barn area with various Quarter Horse trainers. They heard from industry experts in all aspects of racing and visited several locations on the track, from the racing office and Indiana Horse Racing Commission to the starting gate and track maintenance facility. At the conclusion of the day, each student took a test on what they had learned during the program and accompanied a trainer to the paddock during a Quarter Horse race to see the process of preparing a horse for the race.

 

In addition to Dayharsh receiving the top scholarship of $2,000, second place finisher Gabi Paxson of Pennville, Ind. received a $1,000 scholarship. QHRAI also awarded $500 to the third, fourth and fifth place finishers for the QHRAI Youth Racing Experience.

 

Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing continues through Wednesday, Nov. 6. Racing is conducted Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:15 p.m. and Saturday at 6:15 p.m. More information about the season is available at www.indianagrand.com.

Indiana now requires a hunting guide license

The Indiana General Assembly passed a new law this year that is now in effect (Senate Enrolled Act 363) requiring a Hunting Guide License for those that provide hunting guide services for money or other goods or services (barter or trade). 

 

The license costs $100 a year. The application for the license and monthly report form can be found at wildlife.IN.gov/2371.htm.

 

While hunting guides (also called outfitters) have not been licensed by the Indiana DNR in the past, fishing guides have been licensed for a number of years.

 

The Indiana General Assembly also modified language for penalties as it pertains to guides. Violations include knowingly or intentionally guiding an individual on private property to hunt without consent of the landowner. The laws can be found at the same website, wildlife.IN.gov/2371.htm.

Hooked on Jordan extends win streak in Blue River Derby at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

The win streak continues for Hooked on Jordan and Juan Galvan. The duo crossed under the finish line with an impressive performance to win the 17th running of the $118,200 Blue River Derby Saturday, July 20 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.

 

Hooked on Jordan was just waiting for the starting gate to open to get to business. Galvan had him out of the gate in one big leap and on top of the nine-horse field. The Fast Prize Jordan gelding had control early on, rallying home by a neck to win his fourth straight victory in :20.040 seconds. A very tight photo determined Cause for Corona and Gerardo Garrido for second over Nacho Binez and Fernando Morin for third.

 

“He (Hooked on Jordan) was perfect,” said Galvan, through his wife, Nikki, who translated his comments following the race. “We had a good header and my respect goes out to all of them. He is such a strong horse. And, he gets very good care, too. They have done an excellent job with him. I want to thank Ron (Raper) and Jeannette (Hoover) for letting me ride him. He’s definitely a very strong competitor.”

 

Hooked on Jordan now has four wins in five starts for 2019 and boosted his career earnings tally to more than $118,000. As the fastest qualifier from the trials, Hooked on Jordan was one of the favorites, paying $7.40, $4.80, $3.20 across the board. The chestnut gelding is owned by Jeannette Hoover and trained by Ron Raper, who is also the breeder.

 

“We raised him and he’s very spoiled,” smiled Hoover. “His nickname is ‘MJ’ for Michael Jordan.”

 

Hooked on Jordan reminds Raper of his mother, Hooked on Laveaux, who also raced for his stable in Indiana more than a decade ago. He sees a lot of similarities in the two.

 

“He (Hooked on Jordan) runs just like his mother,” said Raper. “He’s honest and he’s not as big as the others, but he runs his hardest every time. He broke on top big tonight, and that was important. He’s a great horse to be around and easy to work with. He goes out for 20 minutes of grass every day. That’s his treat.”

 

Hooked on Jordan inherited the will to win from his dam. Hooked on Laveaux won several stakes races for Raper in three different stakes before retiring with 13 wins in 32 starts. However, Hoover and Raper have one factor that has changed the gelding’s success this season.

 

“Maturity is everything with this horse,” added Raper. “Plus, he was a stallion last year and we gelded him over the winter. This year, he’s all business. And Juan (Galvan) has done a good job riding him. That is the key.”

 

Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing continues through Wednesday, Nov. 6. Racing is conducted Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:15 p.m. and Saturday at 6:15 p.m.

 

Former TV host pleads guilty in poaching case

Christopher Brackett, 41, former host of the Outdoor Channel hunting show “Fear No Evil,” has pled guilty in federal court to unlawful transportation of wildlife, in violation of the Lacey Act.

 

Brackett, of East Peoria, Ill., admitted to killing two bucks within minutes of each other in Indiana in December 2013 while filming an episode for his show. Indiana law only allowed hunters to kill one buck per season. Brackett also admitted to transporting the larger buck, which he nicknamed “Unicorn Buck,” across state lines to his home in Illinois.

 

The footage featuring “Unicorn Buck” appeared on an episode of his show in 2014. Brackett also took steps to conceal the taking of the smaller buck by instructing staff to hide video footage and destroy the antlers.

 

As part of the plea agreement, Brackett agreed to 30 months of probation, and a ban of his hunting privileges worldwide for the same time period. He has also agreed to pay $30,000 in restitution and fines. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 5.

 

The investigation was completed by Indiana Conservation Officers along with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Prosecution was completed by the United States Attorney’s Office.

Tickets on sale now for Horizon League Basketball Championships

Tickets for the Horizon League Basketball Championships in Indianapolis are on sale now at HorizonLeague.com, the Indiana Farmers Coliseum box office, or by calling the Indiana Farmers Coliseum Box Office at 317-927-7601.

 

Tickets for the semifinals and championship games start at just $10. Fans that purchase a ticket before September 30 will receive $5 off. Eight teams – four men and four women – will look to advance to Indianapolis and #ReachTheHorizon March 9-10 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum located at the Indiana State Fairground & Event Center.

 

All eligible teams will compete in this year’s Horizon League Basketball Championships. First Round and Quarterfinal games will take place at campus sites of the highest available seed. Each host school will announce its ticketing plans. Students of Horizon League schools, with a current student ID, may obtain a free student ticket at the host school box office.

 

The Horizon League Basketball Championships will continue to feature student tickets. Students of Horizon League schools, with a current student ID, can obtain a ticket at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum box office.

 

Every game of the tournament will be carried on ESPN networks, with the championships airing live on Tuesday, March 10.

 

For complete information on the 2020 Horizon League Basketball Championships go to HorizonLeague.com/Indy or follow @HorizonLeague on social media.

"Empire of Hope" to showcase racehorse aftercare at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will put the spotlight on racehorse aftercare programs Saturday, July 20 as part of Caesars Entertainment Racing properties’ “Empire of Hope.” The entire evening will be dedicated to raising funding and awareness for racehorses once their careers on the track are completed.

 

Indiana Grand will provide a “Parade of Champions” following the fourth race on the card at approximately 7:45 p.m. Several former racehorses now serve as outriding and pony horses for assistance on the track during the races. Looking at a few of those with new careers include “Vinny” owned by Outrider John Neal. “Vinny” has served as an outriding horse in both Kentucky and Indiana and was part of the on-set group of horses included in the Disney movie “Secretariat.” Another standout performer is the flashy grey gelding, Gallant, who is now part of the fleet of pony horses owned by Liz Klopp. Gallant won more than $427,000 during his racing career, including a win in the $500,000 Princess of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie in Canada.

 

“We are excited to offer a night where we can place the spotlight on racehorse aftercare programs,” said Jon Schuster, vice president and general manager of racing. “Organizations such as Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Friends of Ferdinand and New Vocations are crucial to our business and its very rewarding to see our equine athletes go on and find success in different types of careers after their racing days have completed. We hope to provide a great backdrop with our ‘Empire of Hope’ event to support such a worthy cause in both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing at Indiana Grand.”

 

To help complement the evening, several free children’s activities will take place, including face painting, airbrush tattoos, strolling entertainment and an inflatable. The popular “Peppermints for Ponies” will also be available. Guests may purchase peppermints to feed to the pony horses between select races with all proceeds going to racehorse aftercare programs.

 

Indiana Grand has been working over the past two months to help raise funding for the cause. One dollar from every package sold for Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Indiana Derby was earmarked for the cause, and unclaimed monies from an on-track contest have been earmarked for racehorse aftercare programs. Friends of Ferdinand, based in the Indianapolis area, will be on hand to provide information about their program, and items from Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will also be available throughout the racing card. The Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) will provide two donations during the night and the jockeys of Indiana Grand will also provide a donation to the overall tally for the evening.

 

In addition to activities on the racing side, the casino side has also joined in support of “Empire of Hope” with the “Give $10, Get $10” program. Guests on the casino floor may stop at the casino cashier and give a $10 donation and in turn get $10 in casino play. All proceeds from the promotion will go directly to racehorse aftercare programs.

 

Racing gets underway at 6:15 p.m. for the nine-race card. The first eight will feature Thoroughbred racing with the $118,200 Blue River Derby Final for Quarter Horses taking center stage in the night cap.

 

Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing continues through Wednesday, Nov. 6. Racing is conducted Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:15 p.m. and Saturday at 6:15 p.m. 

"Grand Experience" travels to Duran Farm Saturday at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

“Grand Experience” the popular free interactive program for racing fans of all ages, will be on the road this weekend. Presented by the Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA), the event will be held at the Katie and Tony Duran farm located at 2617 E. Old Rushville Road in Shelbyville, Ind. Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. with a tour of their breeding farm to follow. The program will be completed at approximately 12:45 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019.

 

“Grand Experience” provides guests of the monthly program with a behind the scenes look at Thoroughbred racing. The event focuses on a different topic each month, showcasing the different aspects of the Thoroughbred industry. The event at the Duran Farm will give fans an up close and personal look at a breeding farm complete with brood mares and weanlings. Industry experts will also be on hand to answer questions about the Indiana Thoroughbred breeding program.

 

Guests wishing to attend the Duran Farm tour may drive on their own to the farm, located north of Shelbyville on Old Rushville Road, or ride a shuttle provided from Indiana Grand. A marker will be placed on Old Rushville Road identifying the entrance to the farm, which sits back off the road on a lane.

 

For guests who wish to ride a shuttle to the farm, transportation will be provided from Indiana Grand’s racecourse apron area adjacent to the racetrack. The shuttle will be limited to the first 13 guests who sign in and the shuttle will leave the track promptly at 11:15 a.m., arriving at the Duran Farm at approximately 11:35 a.m.

 

Other events planned for 2019 through the Indiana HBPA’s “Grand Experience” includes “Boots ‘N Brews” night Saturday, July 27 beginning at 6 p.m. trackside at Indiana Grand and “Come Along for the Ride,” with former jockey and chaplain Otto Thorwarth set for Saturday, Sept. 21 beginning at 9 a.m. also held trackside at Indiana Grand. For more information on “Grand Experience,” go to the Indiana Grand Website at www.indianagrand.com and select the racing tab.

 

Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing continues through Wednesday, Nov. 6. Racing is conducted Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:15 p.m. and Saturday at 6:15 p.m. More information about the season is available at www.indianagrand.com.

Tournament schedule announced for MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019

The Boston Celtics earned the top seed in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 tournament, following the first seven days of action in Las Vegas.  the Detroit Pistons (2), Minnesota Timberwolves (3), New Orleans Pelicans (4), Miami Heat (5), Dallas Mavericks (6), Brooklyn Nets (7) and Memphis Grizzlies (8) round out the eight tournament teams.  This marks the first year of the eight-team tournament format.

 

The single-elimination tournament tips off on Saturday, July 13, at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  The tournament will culminate in a championship game on Monday, July 15 at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN2. 

 

Saturday’s tournament slate features four quarterfinal games.  The top-seeded Celtics tip off the day when they take on the Grizzlies at 1:30 p.m. PT at the Thomas & Mack Center, followed by the Pelicans and Heat (3:30 p.m. PT), Detroit and Brooklyn (5:30 p.m. PT) and Minnesota and Dallas (7:30 p.m. PT).

 

The 24 teams who did not qualify for the tournament will each play a consolation game, tipping off Friday, July 12, at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion and conclude Saturday, July 13 at Cox Pavilion. 

 

Each of the 32 teams played four games apiece since the event tipped off on July 5, with the results of those games determining the tournament seeding.  Seeding for the tournament was determined by win-loss records, with ties being broken using quarter-points followed by point differential.   

 

ESPN and NBA TV will present the remaining 19 games from Las Vegas with ESPN and ESPN2 exclusively televising the tournament rounds on Saturday, July 13; Sunday, July 14; and Monday, July 15.  Additionally, all remaining games will be available live on the ESPN App.

 

Fans can purchase tickets for the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League by visiting NBATickets.com.

 

The complete list of team seedings and results from the first seven days of competition, is attached and available online at www.nba.com/summerleague.

 

MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 Schedule & Results

 

 

Friday, July 5

Cox Pavilion

12 p.m. – Detroit 96, Croatia 80

2 p.m. – Minnesota 85, Cleveland 75

4 p.m. – Dallas 96, Brooklyn 92

6 p.m. – Charlotte 93, Golden State 85

8 p.m. – Orlando 75, San Antonio 59 (Final)

 

Thomas & Mack

12:30 p.m. – Philadelphia 107, Milwaukee 106

2:30 p.m. – Miami 103, China 62

4:30 p.m. – Chicago 96, Los Angeles Lakers 76

6:30 p.m. – New Orleans 80, New York 74 (Final)

8:30 p.m. – Denver vs. Phoenix - Cancelled

 

Saturday, July 6

Cox Pavilion

12 p.m. – Utah 78, Oklahoma City 66

2 p.m. – Milwaukee 89, Atlanta 83

4 p.m. – Memphis 101, Indiana 75

6 p.m. – Dallas 113, Houston 81

8 p.m. – Sacramento 94, China 77

 

Thomas & Mack

12:30 p.m. – Detroit 93, Portland 73

2:30 p.m. – Boston 96, Philadelphia 82

4:30 p.m. – LA Clippers 93, Los Angeles Lakers 87

7 p.m. – Washington 84, New Orleans 79

9 p.m. – Golden State 80, Toronto 71

 

Sunday, July 7

Cox Pavilion

1 p.m. – Brooklyn 74, Croatia 58

3 p.m. – Denver 84, Orlando 79

5 p.m. – Miami 93, Utah 81

7 p.m. – Portland 97, Houston 87

 

Thomas & Mack

12:30 p.m. – San Antonio 106, Charlotte 96

2:30 p.m. – Minnesota 90, Atlanta 66

4:30 p.m. – Cleveland 82, Chicago 75

6:30 p.m. – Phoenix 105, New York 100 (OT)

8:30 p.m. – Memphis 87, LA Clippers 75

 

Monday, July 8

Cox Pavilion

12 p.m. – Oklahoma City 84, Philadelphia 81 (OT)

2 p.m. – Detroit 102. Indiana 84

4 p.m. – San Antonio 93, Toronto 90

6 p.m. – Minnesota 100, Milwaukee 91

8 p.m. – China 84, Charlotte 80

 

Thomas & Mack

12:30 p.m. – Sacramento 105, Dallas 101

2:30 p.m. – Brooklyn 88, Washington 85

4:30 p.m. – Boston 89, Cleveland 72

6:30 p.m. – New Orleans 109, Chicago 72

8:30 p.m. – Golden State 88, Los Angeles Lakers 80

 

Tuesday, July 9

Cox Pavilion

1 p.m. – Miami 96, Orlando 92

3 p.m. – Utah 97, Portland 93

5 p.m. – Boston 95, Denver 82

7 p.m. – Houston 94, Sacramento 92

 

Thomas & Mack

12:30 p.m. – Oklahoma City 84, Croatia 76

2:30 p.m. – Atlanta 87, Indiana 67

4:30 p.m. – Memphis 79, Phoenix 69 

6:30 p.m. – Toronto 85, New York 73

8:30 p.m. – LA Clippers 90, Washington 72

 

Wednesday, July 10

Cox Pavilion

12 p.m. – Detroit 96, Philadelphia 81

2 p.m. – Chicago 75, Charlotte 72

4 p.m. – Minnesota 90, Miami 87

6 p.m. – Phoenix 79, San Antonio 78

8 p.m. – Milwaukee 84, China 67

 

Thomas & Mack

12:30 p.m. – Dallas 79, Croatia 71

2:30 p.m. – Brooklyn 93, Orlando 85

4:30 p.m. – New Orleans 99, Cleveland 78

6:30 p.m. – New York 117, Los Angeles Lakers 96

8:30 p.m. – Golden State 73, Denver 69

 

Thursday, July 11

Cox Pavilion

3 p.m. – Toronto 94, Indiana 79

5 p.m. – Oklahoma City 92, Portland 87

7 p.m. – LA Clippers 83, Sacramento 80

 

Thomas & Mack

3:30 p.m. – Washington 76, Atlanta 71

5:30 p.m. – Houston 87, Utah 78

7:30 p.m. – Boston 113, Memphis 87

 

Friday, July 12 – Consolation

Cox Pavilion:

1 p.m. – #27 Philadelphia vs. #14 Toronto (ESPNU)

3 p.m. – #30 Croatia vs. #11 Oklahoma City (ESPNU)

5 p.m. – #28 Cleveland vs. #13 Sacramento (ESPNU)

7 p.m. – #26 Portland vs. #15 Milwaukee (ESPNU)

 

Thomas & Mack:

1:30 p.m. – #31 L.A. Lakers vs. #10 Golden State (NBA TV)

3:30 p.m. – #29 China vs. #12 Phoenix (NBA TV)

5:30 p.m. – #32 Indiana vs. #9 LA Clippers (NBA TV)

7:30 p.m. – #25 Atlanta vs. #16 San Antonio (NBA TV)

 

Saturday, July 13 – Consolation and Quarterfinals

Consolation games:

Cox Pavilion:

1 p.m. – #24 Charlotte vs. #17 Utah (NBA TV)

3 p.m. – #23 New York vs. #18 Washington (NBA TV)

5 p.m. – #22 Orlando vs. #19 Chicago (NBA TV)

7 p.m. – #21 Denver vs. #20 Houston (NBA TV)

 

Quarterfinal tournament games:

Thomas & Mack:

1:30 p.m. – #8 Memphis vs. #1 Boston (ESPN)

3:30 p.m. – #5 Miami vs. #4 New Orleans (ESPN)

5:30 p.m. – #7 Brooklyn vs. #2 Detroit (ESPN)

7:30 p.m. – #6 Dallas vs. #3 Minnesota (ESPN2)

 

Sunday, July 14 – Semifinals

Thomas & Mack: 3 p.m. (ESPN2) and 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

 

Monday, July 15 – Championship

Thomas & Mack: 6 p.m. (ESPN2)

 

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