Editor’s Note: Jared McMurry is the grandson of Vance Lee Pyle, who lost his father, Vance Pyle, during World War II before he was born. This is a tribute to Pyle on the 75th anniversary of his death.
Vance Lee Pyle’s life forever changed 75 years ago — months before he was even born.
On July 28, 1944, Staff Sergeant Vance Pyle was killed in action in the battle of St. Lo in France while serving with the 35th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Presiden
Last week New York Yankees Manager Aaron Boone lost his cool and blew up on a young umpire before being tossed out of the game. It was a tirade for the ages and trended on social media and all over the Internet for much of the weekend.
Within hours fans and supporters of the Yankees were rejoicing Boone and news outlets were saying he has more support now in New York than when he sent the Yankees to the World Series with a walk-off home run over the Red Sox in the 2003 ALCS
This display case along with other memorabilia can be viewed on the second floor of the Fusion 54 building in Crawfordsville
In A.H. Williams book “Big Bang of Basketball,” Williams highlights Ralph Jones, Ward “Piggy” Lambert, and John Wooden as three of the most influential pioneers to the sport of basketball.
Most people recognize the name John Wooden, but very few have ever heard of Ralph Jones and Ward “Piggy” Lambert.
And that’s where the Basketball Heritage Proje
Waynetown High School must have started playing basketball around the turn of the century, but the first picture we have found so far is a picture of the 1909 team. In that year, Waynetown played baseball, basketball and football. The 1909 yearbook, The Aceria, referred to the basketball team as “The Old Gold and Black,” and called the baseball team the Waynetown Tigers.
Andy Biddle recalls that his grandmother, Opal Lewellen, class of 1919 always said she was the first g
The 2018-2019 Wabash College basketball team received the Team Academic Excellence Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches Association (NABC) for its efforts in the classroom.
The Little Giants produced a 3.404 grade point average for the 2018-19 season. Institutions recognized for the award must count the grade point average of all male student-athletes who competed during the season. The Team Academic Excellence Award was created by the NABC Committee o
Nestled in the middle of the Cradle of Basketball, which is Montgomery and Tippecanoe Counties, sits this iconic gym, which served as home to the Crawfordsville Athenians for 53 years. It opened in 1939 and closed in 1993 when Crawfordsville, who won the first IHSAA championship in 1911, moved to their new school and gym. The official seating capacity for the gym is 2,650 in its old wooden bleachers. In 1999 the school reopened as the Athena Fitness Center and senior apartmen