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Indiana's first Free Fishing Day is Sunday, May 3

May 3 is the first of Indiana’s four Free Fishing Days. On Free Fishing Days, Indiana residents can fish the state’s public waters without a fishing license or trout/salmon stamp.

Fishing is an excellent way to get outside and connect as a family. It is also a great opportunity to relax and connect with the outdoors while practicing social distancing. If fishing is a new activity for your family, keep things simple – this often makes fishing more fun and safe. The best thing to do is get out there and wet a line. May is an especially good time to fish because the water is warming and the fish are biting.

Visit a local park, state forest, fish & wildlife area or state recreation area for fishing opportunities. For public places to fish, see the Where to Fish map at on.IN.gov/where2fish. You can also find nearby urban water with catchable-size channel catfish or rainbow trout at wildlife.IN.gov/7508.htm.

This year’s remaining Free Fishing Days are June 6-7 and Sept. 26. To learn more about Free Fishing Days, see dnr.IN.gov/fishfree.

When fishing or doing any other activity, Hoosiers should follow posted restrictions and practice social distancing. Your fishing rod is a measure of appropriate social distance. For the most up-to-date information regarding DNR and COVID-19, visit on.IN.gov/dnrcovid19.

HOF career for Ed Siegel included a stop at Southwestern (Shelby); dead at 87

An Indiana Hall of Fame high school basketball coach has died from the coronavirus.

Ed Siegel, a varsity boys basketball coach for 33 years, died Wednesday at the age of 87.

 

Siegel coached at Stillwell, Southwestern, Boonville, and Pike. One of the people who played for Siegel at Pike was Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.

 

"As his students, we revered him. We looked forward to “Econ” class because of his presence, more so than the subject matter of the day. He was a quote machine. One of the last things he ever said to me was, 'Holcomb, you could never jump over a dime,' and of course he was right. We always hung onto his every word and wanted to live up to his expectation for ourselves. Besides, he demanded it.," Holcomb said in a Facebook post.

 

After playing basketball for four years at Franklin College, Siegel started coaching high school boys basketball in 1956, spending more than three decades on the sidelines, including 25 years at Pike High School.

 

LaSalle Thompson, who played for the Indiana Pacers from 1989-1995 and finished his career with the Pacers in 1997, also played for Siegel.

 

"He played a tremendous role in my life in helping me become the man I am today! I will always be grateful for the time we had & shared! Prayers out for the Siegel Family," Thompson posted on Facebook.

 

He led the Red Devils to their first ever sectional and regional championships, won five Marion County Tournament titles, and eight Central Suburban Athletic Conference titles. Siegel coached four Indiana All-Stars, was a seven-time CSAC Coach of the Year, and a three-time Marion County Coach of the Year.

 

Siegel retired in 1995 with 458 career wins, including six sectional titles and two regional titles. He was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997.

John Hartnett, Jr. named head coach of the SHS Golden Bears

He was elevated to head coach on the afternoon of January 14.  Basically, as the Golden Bears basketball team was getting on the bus to travel to a game at Columbus East.

 

Now, it's official as he becomes only the second Shelbyville player to coach boys hoops at his alma mater, John Hartnett, Jr. has removed the interim tag from his title.  He was approved Wednesday as the new head coach of the boys basketball program.

 

 

He says being named head coach already feels different.

 

 

Along with Harry Larrabee, Hartnett wore the uniform and now will work the sidelines.

 

 

The stretch during the last half of last season as interim coach may have to serve as the team’s summer workout – getting to know each other.  COVID-19 may eliminate most of the team’s summer schedule.

 

 

The new coach isn't yet ready to bite on early tidbits for next season.

 

 

Know state property restrictions during spring turkey hunting season, beginning April 18

Turkey hunters and anyone else visiting or planning to visit an Indiana fish & wildlife area (FWA), state forest property, or lake/reservoir state recreation area will need to be aware that spring turkey season starts April 18, and that rules for visiting those respective state properties during turkey season differ.

 

Turkey hunting is not permitted at Indiana state parks nor on stand-alone nature preserves managed by the Division of Nature Preserves. Locations open for turkey hunting, including property contact information, are listed at on.IN.gov/where2hunt. Unless otherwise specified, the general turkey hunting rules allow hunting 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset.

 

Spring turkey hunting season runs from April 18-19 and April 22-May 10. As in previous years, the following rules are in place to help prevent conflicts and possibly unsafe situations between turkey hunters and other property users. Abiding by these rules helps ensure a high-quality and safe outdoor experience for all DNR property users.

 

FWAs will restrict property hours for visitors during these dates. Only visitors who are turkey hunting or participating in water-based recreation (i.e., fishing, kayaking, boating) away from turkey hunters are allowed to be on FWA property each day of turkey season, from 30 minutes before sunrise until 1 p.m. ET (noon CT). Turkey hunters on FWAs must stop hunting at 1 p.m. ET (noon CT) and be out of the field within the next hour. After 1 p.m. ET (noon CT) each day of turkey season, other property users are allowed to enter the property for other permitted activities, such as nature walks or mushroom hunting.

 

On state forest properties, hunters and other visitors during turkey season need to be aware that those properties have no restrictions on hunters regarding hunting times. Rather, state forest properties restrict turkey hunters from being in designated safety areas at all times throughout the season. Non-hunters are welcome to use these safety zones while being aware hunters are likely present in other parts of the property.

Lakes/reservoir wildlife management units managed by the DNR Division of State Parks, at Brookville Lake, Cagles Mill Lake (Lieber SRA), Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA), Hardy Lake, Mississinewa Lake, Monroe Lake, Patoka Lake and Salamonie Lake permit turkey hunting.

 

All of those lakes/reservoirs, except Mississinewa and Salamonie, allow turkey hunting during the hours of 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. Mississinewa and Salamonie, which can only be hunted through a draw, have turkey hunting hours from 30 minutes before sunrise to 1 p.m. ET (noon CT). Non-hunting visitors must be aware that hunters will be present during those times.


For more information on overall turkey hunting safety, see wildlife.IN.gov/2710.htm.

 

Questions on turkey hunting safety should be directed to Capt. Jet Quillen, DNR Law Enforcement, 317-903-1617, jquillen@dnr.IN.gov. Questions about turkey hunting on FWAs should be directed to Tom Despot, 574-896-3522, tdespot@dnr.IN.gov Questions about turkey hunting on state forest properties should be directed to Brad Schneck, 317-232-4101, bschneck@dnr.IN.gov. Questions about turkey hunting on lake/reservoir SRAs should be directed to Anthony Sipes, 317-232-4128, asipes@dnr.IN.gov

Indiana Pacers, NBA prep to return, playoffs

No Indiana Pacers player has tested positive for the coronavirus. One player, however, had some symptoms for about 24 hours. But the team’s medical staff deemed a test wasn’t necessary after that player stopped having symptoms the next day.

 

Indiana Pacers General Manager Kevin Pritchard discussed the pandemic and its effect on his team and the NBA in a Zoom call Tuesday afternoon.

 

"The players want to play. I think the thing I've gotten back from our players the last two weeks is that they want to prove it. They want to prove that this team is a good team in the playoffs," Pritchard said.

 

Pritchard says he is confident the NBA will take the right action in deciding on the appropriate time to return.

 

"Our commissioner (Adam Silver) is incredible. I have so much confidence that he's going to know and he's going to know when to take the appropriate risks. There are still going to be risks on the other side of this," said Pritchard.

 

The last game the Pacers played was March 10 against the Boston Celtics, which means they've been away from game action for over a month. If the virus eases up and the league does decide to resume play this year, the players will need time to re-train for regular season play.

 

"I think they're going to give us a good amount of time, but I don't think it's going to be a week. I would say two or three weeks minimum," Pritchard said.

 

Pritchard says the coaching staff and players are staying in touch through Zoom and Microsoft Team during the pandemic.

 

More from the Zoom Call:

-On concerns about guys staying in game shape: “Well, the first thing I’d say is the way you guys stay in game shape is you play in games. There’s nothing like being in game shape. But our strength and conditioning staff is in daily contact. They have given them programs. They are checking in on them every day. I think one of the things that has been the most challenging is getting a gym and being the only person in that gym. I know a couple of players that have found gyms that are going in super late at night, go in by themselves and getting their workout and then getting out of there. I applaud that. They are torn because they want to get into the gym. They want to get in a good workout. They want to be playing 1-on-1, 2-on-2, but I think the most important thing that they can possibly do is to adhere to the social distancing rules and get out of this as fast as we can. I know that there’s a poll to get them in to play 1-on-1, 2-on-2 and ultimately get them back into the gym but until we see what the league feels like is there program, and improvement, then we have to be very careful.”

 

-On the Pacers still in Indy and how long it would take for players to get back into game shape: “We do have a handful of players still in town. Some of them went back to their homes. Some of them wanted to be with their families during this time. What I kind of feel is that they are trickling back because I think once we open up in a small way, I think they can get back into our gym pretty easy. It’s easily accessible and it has everything that they need. There’s only been talk in terms of how long (it would take for players to get back into game shape). I don’t think it would be a week, and then let’s get back and play some games. I think they are going to give us a good amount of time but I don’t think it’s going to be a week. I think 2 or 3 weeks minimum and then play some games. But we have to be cautious because we have to get them back to a point where they are playing at the highest level, too. To throw them out there would be short-term thinking instead of being prepared to get out there and play at the highest level that they possibly can.”

Leal named Indiana Mr. Basketball, Parrish named Indiana Miss Basketball

Anthony Leal and Sydney Parrish each has earned the top award in Indiana high school basketball.

           

Leal, a 6-5 senior guard from Bloomington South, has been named IndyStar Indiana Mr. Basketball for 2020 in online voting of media and boys’ varsity coaches conducted overseen by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association and All-Star game director Mike Broughton. Parrish, a 6-2 senior guard from Hamilton Southeastern, has been selected IndyStar Indiana Miss Basketball for 2020 through voting of media and girls’ varsity coaches.

           

The Mr. Basketball and Miss Basketball awards go to the respective top boys’ basketball senior and top girls’ basketball senior in the state. The Mr. Basketball award is part of the IndyStar Indiana All-Star program that dates to 1939. The Miss Basketball award, along with the girls All-Stars, was added to the All-Star program in 1976.

           

Leal earned the boys’ honor after being named on 103 ballots submitted to Broughton during late March and early April. Tony Perkins of Lawrence North was runner-up in the voting with 37 votes. He was followed by Trey Galloway of Culver Academy with 33 votes, Johnell Davis of Gary 21st Century with 22 votes and Dre Davis of Lawrence Central with 15 votes.

           

Parrish received the girls’ accolade after receiving 102 votes in balloting that occurred in February. Madison Layden of Northwestern was second with 83 votes. Kendall Bostic, also of Northwestern, finished third with 22 votes.

           

Mr. Basketball and Miss Basketball traditionally wear No. 1 jerseys for the respective Indiana Boys All-Stars and Indiana Girls All-Stars in the annual series with Kentucky. However, the 2020 All-Star games have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has prompted government officials to implement stay-at-home mandates in Indiana, Kentucky and much of the nation. The All-Star games were to have been played June 5 in Georgetown, Ky., and June 6 at Southport Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

           

Leal, an Indiana University recruit, averaged 18.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.2 steals in leading Bloomington South to a 26-0 record and a Class 4A No. 1 ranking. His Panthers won the Columbus North Sectional and were set to face Floyd Central in a Seymour Regional semifinal when the IHSAA state tournament series initially was suspended and ultimately canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

           

Leal probably could have scored more points if that were his objective, but he was part of a team that had four players score in double figures and showed a team balance that made them difficult to beat. For the season, Leal hit 59 percent from the field (173-of-293), 37 percent from 3-point range (38-of-103) and 76 percent from the free-throw line (90-of-119). Still, he completed his career as Bloomington South’s all-time leading scorer with 1,620 points while helping the Panthers to a 98-12 record during his four seasons.

           

Leal is the second player from Bloomington South to win Mr. Basketball, joining Jordan Hulls in 2009. Leal also is the third consecutive Mr. Basketball to be headed to IU. He follows 2018 Mr. Basketball Romeo Langford of New Albany and 2019 Mr. Basketball Trayce Jackson-Davis of Center Grove to decide to join the Hoosiers.

           

Parrish, who has signed to attend the University of Oregon, accomplished all she could while leading the Hamilton Southeastern girls to a four-year 84-18 ledger. Her career with the Royals’ was highlighted by a 27-1 record and a Class 4A state championship as a junior in 2018-19. She followed by leading HSE to a 22-3 mark as a senior.

           

Parrish completed her career with a school-record and Hamilton County-record 1,925 points, a 19.6 average in 98 career games. She also had career totals of 653 rebounds (6.7 average), 208 assists (2.1), 85 blocks (0.9) and 203 steals (2.1).

           

As a senior, Parrish posted averages of 24.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.4 steals while shooting 50 percent on field goals (201-of-401), 28 percent on 3-pointers (41-of-148) and 77 percent on free throws (176-of-229). That came after a junior season where she was named Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year with averages of 21.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals.

           

Parrish is her school’s first Miss Basketball award winner. However, Hamilton Southeastern boasts previous Mr. Basketball winners in Gary Harris in 2012 and Zak Irvin in 2013.

           

A list of Mr. Basketball and Miss Basketball honorees follows.

 

Indiana Mr. Basketball honorees

1939: George Crowe, Franklin

1940: Ed Schienbein, Southport

1941: John Bass, Greenwood

1942: Bud Brown, Muncie Burris

1943: not awarded (World War II)

1944: not awarded (World War II)

1945: Tom Schwartz, Kokomo

1946: Johnny Wilson, Anderson

1947: Bill Garrett, Shelbyville

1948: Bob Masters, Lafayette Jeff

1949: Dee Monroe, Madison

1950: Pat Klein, Marion

1951: Tom Harrold, Muncie Central

1952: Joe Sexson, Indianapolis Tech

1953: Hallie Bryant, Indianapolis Attucks

1954: Bobby Plump, Milan

1955: Wilson Eison, Gary Roosevelt

1956: Oscar Robertson, Indianapolis Attucks

1957: Joan Coalmon, South Bend Central

1958: Mike McCoy, Fort Wayne South

1959: Jimmy Rayl, Kokomo

1960: Ron Bonham, Muncie Central

1961: Tom VanArsdale, Indianapolis Manual, and Dick VanArsdale, Indianpolis Manual

1962: Larry Humes, Madison

1963: Rick Jones, Muncie Central

1964: Dennis Brady, Lafayette Jeff

1965: Bill Keller, Indianapolis Washington

1966: Rick Mount, Lebanon

1967: Willie Long, Fort Wayne South

1968: Billy Shepherd, Carmel

1969: George McGinnis, Indianapolis Washington

1970: Dave Shepherd, Carmel

1971: Mike Flynn, Jeffersonville

1972: Phil Cox, Connersville

1973: Kent Benson, New Castle

1974: Steve Collier, Southwestern (Hanover), and Roy Taylor, Anderson

1975: Kyle Macy, Peru

1976: Dave Colescott, Marion

1977: Ray Tolbert, Anderson Madison Heights

1978: David Magley, South Bend LaSalle

1979: Steve Bouchie, Washington

1980: Jim Master, Fort Wayne Harding

1981: Dan Palombizio, Michigan City Rogers

1982: Roger Harden, Valparaiso

1983: Steve Alford, New Castle

1984: Delray Brooks, Michigan City Rogers, and Troy Lewis, Anderson,

1985: Jeff Grose, Warsaw

1986: Mark Jewell, Lafayette Jeff

1987: Jay Edwards, Marion, and Lyndon Jones, Marion

1988: Woody Austin, Richmond

1989: Pat Graham, Floyd Central

1990: Damon Bailey, Bedford North Lawrence

1991: Glenn Robinson, Gary Roosevelt

1992: Charles Macon, Michigan City Elston

1993: Maurice “Kojak” Fuller, Anderson

1994: Bryce Drew, Valparaiso

1995: Damon Frierson, Ben Davis

1996: Kevin Ault, Warsaw

1997: Luke Recker, DeKalb

1998: Tom Coverdale, Noblesville

1999: Jason Gardner, North Central

2000: Jared Jeffries, Bloomington North

2001: Chris Thomas, Pike

2002: Sean May, Bloomington North

2003: Justin Cage, Pike

2004: A.J. Ratliff, North Central

2005: Luke Zeller, Washington

2006: Greg Oden, Lawrence North

2007: Eric Gordon, North Central

2008: Tyler Zeller, Washington

2009: Jordan Hulls, Bloomington South

2010: DeShaun Thomas, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers

2011: Cody Zeller, Washington

2012: Gary Harris, Hamilton Southeastern

2013: Zak Irvin, Hamilton Southeastern

2014: Trey Lyles, Indianapolis Tech

2015: Caleb Swanigan, Homestead

2016: Kyle Guy, Lawrence Central

2017: Kris Wilkes, North Central

2018: Romeo Langford, New Albany

2019: Trayce Jackson-Davis, Center Grove

2020: Anthony Leal, Bloomington South

 

Indiana Miss Basketball honorees

1976: Judi Warren, Warsaw

1977: Teri Rosinski, Norwell

1978: Chanda Kline, Warsaw

1979: LaTaunya Pollard, East Chicago Roosevelt

1980: Maria Stack, Columbus East

1981: Cheryl Cook, Indianapolis Washington

1982: Trena Keys, Marion

1983: Jody Beerman, Heritage

1984: Sharon Versyp, Mishawaka

1985: Jodie Whitaker, Austin

1986: Kim Barrier, Jimtown

1987: Lori Meinerding, Fort Wayne Northrop

1988: Vicki Hall, Brebeuf Jesuit

1989: Renee Westmoreland, Scottsburg

1990: Patricia Babcock, Culver Academy

1991: Jennifer Jacoby, Rossville

1992: Marla Inman, Bedford North Lawrence

1993: Abby Conklin, Charlestown

1994: Tiffany Gooden, Fort Wayne Snider

1995: Stephanie White, Seeger

1996: Lisa Winter, Huntington North

1997: Lisa Shepherd, Richmond

1998: Kelly Komara, Lake Central

1999: April McDivitt, Connersville

2000: Sara Nord, Jeffersonville

2001: Shyra Ely, Ben Davis

2002: Shanna Zolman, Wawasee

2003: Katie Gearlds, Beech Grove

2004: Jaclyn Leininger, Warsaw

2005: Jodi Howell, Alexandria

2006: Amber Harris, North Central

2007: Ta’Shia Phillips, Brebeuf Jesuit

2008: Brittany Rayburn, Attica

2009: Skylar Diggins, South Bend Washington

2010: Courtney Moses, Oak Hill

2011: Bria Goss, Ben Davis

2012: Jessica Rupright, Norwell

2013: Stephanie Mavunga, Brownsburg

2014: Whitney Jennings, Logansport

2015: Ali Patberg, Columbus North

2016: Jackie Young, Princeton

2017: Karissa McLaughlin, Homestead

2018: Amy Dilk, Carmel

2019: Jorie Allen, Bedford North Lawrence

2020: Sydney Parrish, Hamilton Southeastern

Indiana-Kentucky All-Star series canceled for 2020

The Indiana-Kentucky All-Star basketball games have been cancelled for 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials from both states announced Thursday (April 9).

           

With governmental leadership in both states implementing stay-at-home mandates, schools being closed for the remainder of the academic year and group gatherings limited to 10 people are fewer through late May, Indiana game director Mike Broughton and Kentucky game director Scott Chalk jointly agreed that the All-Star series would not be contested in 2020.

           

All-Star leadership from both states understands the seriousness of this pandemic and supports measures being implemented by governmental leadership in both states. Thus with great disappointment, the All-Star leadership is canceling the All-Star competition for this year.

           

The cancellation includes the Indiana-Kentucky Senior Games (that were to be on June 5 at Great Crossing High School in Georgetown, Ky., and June 6 at Southport Fieldhouse in Indianapolis) and the Indiana-Kentucky Junior Games (that were to be on June 1 at Floyd Central High School).

           

On the Indiana side only, the cancellation also includes the Indiana Junior-Senior Games (that were to be on June 3, site not yet announced) and the All-Star Shootout for current high school teams (that was to be on June 6 at Ben Davis High School).

           

It is planned that all aspects of the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Series will resume in 2021. Tentative dates for the 2021 All-Star games will be June 4 in Kentucky and June 5 at Southport Fieldhouse.

           

“I am sad for the players and coaches who comprise this year’s All-Star teams,” Broughton said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the seniors who made the team, but they do have the satisfaction that they are an Indiana All-Star for life. “We wish all members of the 2020 All-Stars a great transition to college after their fantastic high school careers.”

           

Broughton also expressed gratitude to Perry Township Schools superintendent Patrick Mapes and Southport High School officials for their work on hosting the 2020 games that now will not be played.

           

“I want to thank Pat Mapes and Southport High School for their help in setting up this year’s games,” Broughton said. “All fans who purchased tickets for this year’s event at Southport will receive refunds.”

           

The boys’ portion of the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star series dates to 1940 with games being played in 78 of the 81 years. Games also were not played in 1943 and 1944 because of World War II. The girls’ portion of the All-Star series was added in 1976, and it had been contested for 44 consecutive years. This will be the first interruption in the girls’ series. The Indiana boys hold a 99-44 advantage in the games with Kentucky. The Indiana girls lead 50-38 in their series with the Bluegrass state.

           

The Indiana All-Stars were created in 1939 and played a game against the state champion Frankfort Hot Dogs that year. The series against Kentucky was started in 1940.

           

Indiana-Kentucky Junior All-Star games have been contested five times over the past eight years. That series, with two games each year for boys and girls, has been played in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018 and 2019. The Indiana Junior Boys lead 6-4 in their series with Kentucky. The Indiana Junior Girls hold a 9-1 advantage in their series with Kentucky.

           

The Indiana Junior All-Stars were started in 1996. The Indiana Junior All-Stars have played exhibition games against the Indiana senior All-Stars for 25 years – 1996 through 2019. The Indiana senior boys and Indiana senior girls both hold 39-10 advantages in the Senior-Junior games.

           

The All-Star Shootout has been held on the day of the Indiana seniors’ home game against Kentucky each year starting in 2009. The Shootout is an event where high school teams each receive two “shootout games” for their teams in the morning or early afternoon. The players and coaches on those high school teams also receive a ticket to attend the Indiana-Kentucky senior games that evening as part of their participation in the Shootout.

           

2020 IndyStar Indiana Boys All-Stars

Name, School, Height, Pos., PPG, College Choice

Tre Coleman, Jeffersonville, 6-6, F, 14.6, Nevada

Dre Davis, Lawrence Central, 6-6, F, 21.6, Louisville

Johnell Davis, Gary 21st Century, 6-4, G, 31.4, Florida Atlantic

Malek Edwards, Brownsburg, 6-6, F, 17.1, Marian

Trey Galloway, Culver Academy, 6-5, G, 21.4, Indiana

Anthony Leal, Bloomington South, 6-5, G, 18.2, Indiana

Mabor Majak, Hamilton Southeastern, 7-0, C, 11.9, Cleveland State

Sincere McMahon, Crispus Attucks, 6-1, G, 26.1, Western Illinois

Nijel Pack, Lawrence Central, 6-1, G, 17.7, Kansas State

Tayson Parker, Northwestern, 6-1, G, 28.8, Indiana Wesleyan

Tony Perkins, Lawrence North, 6-4, G, 17.7, Iowa

Kiyron Powell, Evansville Bosse, 6-11, C, 14.2, Houston

Charlie Yoder, Westview, 6-4, G, 27.3, undecided

            Head coach: Ryan Osborn, Carmel

            Assistant coaches: Mark Detweiler, Delta; Nate Hawkins, Heritage Hills

 

2020 IndyStar Indiana Girls All-Stars

No., Name, School, Height, Pos., PPG, College Choice 

Allison Bosse, Brownsburg, 5-8, G, 17.0, Marian

Kendall Bostic, Northwestern, 6-1, F, 20.5, Michigan State

Ella Collier, Danville, 6-0, G, 23.5, Marian

Katie Davidson, Lawrence North, 5-10, G, 10.7, Miami (Ohio)

Nan Garcia, Jeffersonville, 6-0, F, 18.8, Penn State

Khera Goss, Ben Davis, 5-11, F, 14.6, Toledo

Sydney Graber, Homestead, 6-0, F, 15.1, Central Michigan

Madison Layden, Northwestern, 6-1, G, 25.6, Purdue

Rachel Loobie, Franklin Central, 6-1, G/F, 21.0, Central Michigan

Ra’Shaya Kyle, Marion, 6-6, C, 27.3, Purdue

Jasmine McWilliams, North Central, 5-11, F, 12.1, Northwestern

Sydney Parrish, Hamilton Southeastern, 6-2, G/F, 24.8, Oregon

Dash Shaw, Crown Point, 5-6, G, 13.5, Purdue-Northwest

Kristian Young, Lawrence North, 5-5, G, 10.7, Illinois-Chicago

        Head coach: Jeff Allen, Bedford North Lawrence

        Assistant coaches: Donna Buckley, Noblesville; Doug Springer, Northridge

 

2020 IndyStar Indiana Boys Junior All-Stars

CORE GROUP

    Name, Ht., Pos., PPG, High School, College Choice

    Brooks Barnhizer, 6-6, G, 20.7, Lafayette Jeff, undecided

    Caleb Furst, 6-10, F, 21.7, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Purdue
    Trey Kaufman, 6-9, F, 25.8, Silver Creek, undecided

    J.R. Konieczny, 6-7, G, 23.5, South Bend St. Joseph, Notre Dame

    Khristian Lander, 6-3, G, 21.0, Evansville Reitz, Indiana

    Keon Thompson, 6-3, G, 28.1, Merrillville, undecided

 

RED GROUP

    Name, Ht., Pos., PPG, High School, College Choice

    Jalen Blackmon, 6-2, G, 29.8, Marion, undecided

    Luke Brown, 6-2, G, 32.3, Blackford, undecided

    Michael Eley, 6-4, G, 21.2, Fort Wayne Snider, undecided

    Luke Goode, 6-6, F, 17.6, Homestead, undecided

    Christopher Mantis, 6-6, G, 24.8, Lowell, undecided

    Malik Stanley, 5-11, G, 21.0, Warren Central, undecided

    Blake Wesley, 6-4, G, 26.0, South Bend Riley, undecided

 

BLUE GROUP

    Name, Ht., Pos., PPG, High School, College Choice

    Shamar Avance, 6-0, G, 14.4, Lawrence North, undecided

    Lincoln Hale, 6-4, G, 23.4, Linton-Stockton, Indiana State

    Jake Heidbreder, 6-4, G, 20.0, Floyd Central, undecided

    Connor Hickman, 6-2, G, 14.5, Bloomington South, undecided

    Kooper Jacobi, 6-6, F, 17.3, Silver Creek, undecided

    Blake Sisley, 6-9, F, 19.4, Heritage Hills, undecided

    Pierce Thomas, 6-5, G, 13.6, Brownsburg, Butler

 

    Head coach: Marc Davidson, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian

    Assistant coaches: Marc Urban, Chesterton; Kendall Wildey, South Decatur

 

 

2020 IndyStar Indiana Girls Junior All-Stars

CORE GROUP

    Name, Ht., Pos., PPG, High School, College Choice

    Ally Becki, 5-9, G, 12.2, Brownsburg, undecided

    Katie Burton, 5-9, G, 15.4, Fishers, undecided

    Trinity Clinton, 5-7, G, 17.8, Penn, undecided

    Lilliann Frasure, 5-9, G, 23.6, North Judson, undecided

    Jayla Smith, 5-11, G, 13.3, Lawrence North, Purdue

    Ariana Wiggins, 5-8, G, 16.4, Heritage Christian, undecided

 

RED GROUP

    Name, Ht., Pos., PPG, High School, College Choice

    Maddie Bischoff, 5-10, G, 18.3, Roncalli, undecided

    Bridget Dunn, 6-3, F, 12.4, Carmel, undecided

    Hanna Knoll, 5-7, G, 16.9, Angola, undecided

    Mercedes Rhodes, 5-9, G, 26.9, Oregon-Davis, undecided

    Brynn Shoup-Hill, 6-2, F, 15.5, Goshen, undecided

    Trinity Thompson, 5-11, F, 20.0, Michigan City, undecided

 

BLUE GROUP

    Name, Ht., Pos., PPG, High School, College Choice

    Nakaih Hunter, 6-0, F, 11.0, North Central, undecided

    Maycee Lange, 6-0, F, 15.7, Vincennes Lincoln, undecided

    Chloe McKnight, 5-8, G, 14.1, Bedford North Lawrence, undecided

    Meg Newman, 6-3, F, 10.7, North Central, Arizona State

    Tenleigh Phelps, 5-11, F, 13.2, Triton Central, Youngstown State

    Vanessa Shafford, 5-9, G, 17.9, Linton-Stockton, undecided

 

    Head coach: Jerry Hickey, Salem

    Assistant coaches: Brandon Appleton, Angola; Lauren Votaw, Fishers

IHSAA follows Governor's school closure announcement with official end to 2020 spring sports

The Indiana High School Athletic Association staunchly supports our Governor, our State Commissioner of Health and our State Superintendent of Public Instruction in their herculean efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are extremely fortunate in Indiana to have these exemplary leaders providing guidance and care to all Hoosiers.

 

With the announcement today of the closure of K-12 schools throughout Indiana for the remainder of the school year, the IHSAA announces the cancellation of all spring sports tournament series events for the 2019-20 school year.

 

It is imperative that our students, coaches, officials, administrators and parents be encouraged in every manner to adhere to the guidance provided by our leadership. The Association understands the extreme seriousness of this pandemic and joins in support of current measures being implemented as well as future considerations. In unwavering support yet with extreme sadness, we must cancel our spring sports programming. We join all Hoosiers in anticipation of a triumphant homecoming back to our schools in the fall of 2020 complete with a full complement of IHSAA sports.

 

Eastern Hancock's Clayton Schultz synonomous with Royals athletics

For over two decades, one constant at Eastern Hancock was Clayton Schultz.
 

However, that constant, sadly, has come to an end as Schultz passed away Tuesday following a bout with cancer. Schultz battled Burkitt Lymphoma, an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In addition, he was diagnosed with Central Nervous System Lymphoma in his brain.
 

Aaron Spaulding was one man who knew Schultz extremely well. Not only did Schultz serve as an assistant to Spaulding during boy’s basketball season, he also worked for him as a football and track and field coach as Spaulding also serves as the athletic director at Eastern Hancock High School.
 

Spaulding told Giant FM that Schultz was a “wonderful man.”
 

“Clayton was a wonderful man. Passionate, caring, intense, opinionated. Most of all, he was like a big teddy bear,” Spaulding said.
 

Spaulding said Schultz was “synonymous with Eastern Hancock athletics, having been a three-sport athlete during his student days at Eastern Hancock High School and playing football, basketball and track.
 

“Then he went on to be a coach of those same three sports for over 20 years. It will be hard to imagine Eastern Hancock sports without him. He was very passionate about all the sports. He would often wear his emotions on his sleeve because he cared so much about it. He was involved in several of our school’s greatest accomplishments in sports. He was there for the boy’s basketball final four run in 2003 on the bench. He was an assistant coach for our state runner-up football team in 2013. He was the head coach for four conference champion boy’s teams, and I could go on and on,” Spaulding said.
 

To pay tribute to Schultz, Eastern Hancock turned the lights on at its football stadium and will retire his #79 football jersey.
 

“We will look forward to the day when we can come together to celebrate his life after we are no longer quarantined,” Spaulding said.
 

Eastern Hancock officials have confirmed that high school and middle school staffers will be available online on Wednesday, April 1, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. for any student who needs support. Students were sent instructions via email on how to access the online counseling rooms.
 

Senator Mike Crider, an Eastern Hancock graduate, knew Schultz as well.  He told Giant FM Schultz was about five years older than his oldest son and was around the home several times.
 

“My favorite memory is the way he was always smiling and upbeat. He loves sports and never stopped investing in the growth of young athletes. I don’t think I ever remember someone so dedicated to Eastern Hancock athletics,” Crider told Giant FM.
 

Spaulding told Giant FM he hopes people remember Schultz not just for what he meant to the athletic department, but much more.
 

“I want people to remember Clayton’s great, big heart. He cared deeply about our kids. He was a great husband, father, coach, person and friend,” Spaulding said.