Grimacing with every step up and down the floor in the old Turkey Run High School gymnasium, Lauren Kellerman knew she was hurt, but she didn’t want to admit it.
It was just four days before Christmas — in the middle of the girls basketball season — and by the end of the Athenians’ girls basketball game against Parke Heritage, Kellerman was hardly able to walk on her own power.
“I knew right when it happened that I might be hurt, but I thought it was just something I coul
The story is just about the same as the years go by.
But not today.
We watch our high school student-athletes perform. Those of us in the sports journalism world get the honor of meeting and working with them, telling a small part of their story.
Then they graduate, move on and we stop telling their stories, moving on to the next group of student-athletes.
But not today.
Lacey Garrett was a Player of the Year and a Lilly Scholar when she left Crawfordsville four yea
WEST LAFAYETTE — DJ Byrd has found himself in a familiar position, with a much different role for the Purdue Men’s Basketball team.
The 2009 North Montgomery and 2013 Purdue graduate is in his second and final season as a graduate assistant for Purdue’s Men’s Basketball program and the Boilermakers are enjoying some of the same success they did during his four-year playing career.
“It’s been equally exciting, and we’ve been fortunate to have a great set of players,” Byrd
History of New Ross Basketball: The Golden Years
More notable players from the 1950s-60s and a memory from Mary Lou Feltner (Wilson)
Other notable Blue Jays are Homer Williams and Harold Williams, Howie’s brothers, who played on the Bluejays teams of the early 1940s. Harold’s son Bob was an outstanding player for the Jays in the middle 60’s, Bernie Burk, who also played at Butler University and came back to coach at New Ross from 1963 to 1966 and coached in southern Ind
Sophomore guard Jack Davidson has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-America First Team announced Thursday, March 14.
The 15 student-athletes named to the All-America teams were selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division III and represent the most outstanding basketball players across America in their division. Davidson is the second Wabash basketball player to earn All-America First Team honors. He joins Pete
Sophomore guard Jack Davidson continues to collect postseason honors for his play throughout the 2018-2019 Division III men's basketball season. Wednesday Davidson was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches' (NABC) Division III Great Lakes District Player of the Year in addition to earning a place on the All-Great Lakes District First Team. Davidson was also named to the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division III Men's Basketball Second Team in sele
The Sagamore Conference has released the all-conference teams for girls and boys basketball.
In girls baksetball, Crawfordsville’s Lauren Kellerman and Southmont’s Lilly Ward were both named to the first-team. They join Danville’s Ella Collier, Jenna Cowart and Maddie Patterson. Also on the first-team is Maggie Cora and Kenna Kirby of Tri-West, Madison Jones and Lauryn Florey of Western Boone, and Frankfort’s Rylee Seibert.
The second-team consisting of 16 players, includ
Donald “Hotshot” Haffner was a star center on two Crawfordsville Athenian sectional winners in the late 20s (1928 and 1929).
Don and his wife Crystal later moved to a small farm near New Ross and had three sons and four daughters. The author remembers driving down 500 South past the Haffner farm many times and noticing the basket nailed on the side of the old barn. The oldest son, Richard, once remarked that when things were going bad and he needed to get away from his pr
Crawfordsville athletic director Bryce Barton has accepted the resignation of girls basketball coach Tony Bean.
“I want to thank coach Bean for the time and effort that he put into his three years as head coach,” Barton said. “He spent countless hours working to better our girls basketball program. With the other two county coaches, he continued to develop the youth programs at each school. He was involved in our middle school program, and worked tirelessly to improve our h