North Montgomery’s Becca Adams signed on Thursday to play basketball at Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois. Pictured, front row left to right, is LCU head coach Christian Lowry, Becca Adams, and North Montgomery head coach Ryan Nuppnau. Back row, C.J. Adams and Mary Ann Adams.
Crawfordsville Main Street and the Farmers Market teamed up, and hosted an “All-In Hoopla” on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. This event was open to all non-profit organizations in Crawfordsville. The Basketball Heritage Project, Inc. was invited to participate. It was a great event. Participants circulated among booths run by different community organizations. At each booth, participants completed a short activity. At our booth we asked each participant to relate an interesting ba
For the past nine months I have been conducting research to determine the importance of Crawfordsville, Indiana in the history of basketball. This work is in support of a proposal by the Crawfordsville High School class of 1958 to create a basketball heritage memorial of some sort. The record is clear and well documented that Crawfordsville High School was in 1911 the first IHSAA tournament champion and that the next seven state champions after that year were from towns w
I was one year old when James died. I never had the honor or privilege of meeting him. I do, however, know his life story as though it were my own. Canadian James Naismith was a true sportsman. James was born in 1861 on a small family farm in rural Canada. Both parents died when he was nine years old. A relative rescued James, along with his sister and brother, by sleigh. The three orphans were raised by an uncle and other relatives. At the age of ten, James went to work in t
1. The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands. 2. The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands, but never with the fist. 3. A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man running at good speed. 4. The ball must be held in or between the hands. The arms or body must not be used for holding it. 5. No shouldering, holding, pushing, striking or tripping i
Basketball: How It Began – Basketball’s origin is unique among world sports because it was actually invented.
Who: Dr. James A Naismith
When: December 21, 1891 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: The Y.M.C.A Training School located at the comer of State and Sherman in Springfield,Massachusetts
Why: “The invention of Basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play Drop the Handkerchief.”
– Dr. James A. Naismith Dr. Naismith was a young 3
The Montgomery County Basketball Hall of Fame was established in 2001. Bob Whalen who for over fifty years researched Montgomery County basketball founded the organization to recognize and honor outstanding Montgomery County players, coaches and others who have contributed to the basketball heritage and lore of Montgomery County, the place widely recognized as the “cradle of basketball” in Indiana. The first class was inducted into the Hall in 2003. Each year nominees are sol
The Indiana Basketball Heritage Trail: Where Hoosier Hysteria Began The Indiana Basketball Heritage Trail takes you to the “cradle of basketball” in Indiana where “Hoosier Hysteria” was born. This drive through the rich farm country of western Indiana lets you make a connection with the places where basketball originated in Indiana. The Indiana Basketball Heritage Trail begins in Crawfordsville. In 1890 Nicholas McCay came to Crawfordsville to direct the local YMCA. McCay