Indiana Grand team members, jockeys, horsemen and racing fans came together Thursday to celebrate and support the national weekend for PDJF Racing Across America and Back to School. The event, celebrated at tracks across the nation this weekend, brings funding and awareness to the Permanentl…

Morristown’s Taylor, right, and Chloe Tragesser competed Wednesday in the USA Track & Field (USATF) National Jr. Olympic Championships in Jacksonville, Fla. Taylor, a sixth grader, was second in the 3,000-meter run, finishing in 11:15. Chloe, a fifth grader, was third in 11:25. In the 1,…

The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and Hudl are partnering to transform athletic departments, coaches and athletes throughout the state of Indiana. Over 130 high school athletic departments and 3,000 teams in the state are already using Hudl’s video, data and recruiting tools.

Duane Swingley, longtime horseman in the state of Indiana, was recognized by the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (ITOBA) for his commitment to Thoroughbred racing. Swingley was honored during a winner’s circle presentation during the races on Tuesday at Indiana Grand.

Longtime Morristown varsity and junior high tennis coach Pat Kohne was recently named Citizen of the Year by the Morristown Lions Club. Kohne is a teacher at Morristown Elementary. He also serves as a public address announcer during junior varsity and varsity basketball games at MHS.

Brian Lewis, athletic director at Jasper High School, has been approved by the IHSAA Executive Committee to become an assistant commissioner.

Gene Sexton once related that as principal at Shelby Township Elementary School in 1951, he also taught seventh and eighth grade classes, coached basketball and track and was offered an extra $25 a year to assume a few custodial duties. “It seemed like a good deal to me,” said Sexton. “I was…

Shelbyville senior Sophie Parker received special recognition during a team camp at Anderson University over the weekend. Parker was chosen by Anderson University’s coaches as Shelbyville’s Most Valuable Teammate (MVT). Last season, Parker led the Golden Bears with 18 goals and 12 assists. S…

A full house of racing fans came out to Indiana Grand Saturday to witness a first of its kind in the state of Indiana. The track hosted ostrich, camel and zebra racing during the third All-Quarter Horse Day for 2021.

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) celebrated its 100th anniversary two years ago, and among all the events that have occurred since 1920, perhaps nothing had a more positive impact on high school sports than the passage of Title IX of the Educational Amendments…

Head coach Chelsea Platt and the Waldron tennis program hosted their Summer Camp this week at WHS. The camp had a total of 25 kids.

Friends of Ferdinand is a longtime racehorse aftercare program located in Central Indiana. Their mission of retraining and rehoming retired racehorses is vital to the Thoroughbred racing industry. Indiana Grand Racing & Casino is proud to be an annual donor to the organization, which has…

The Tribe (14U) recently won the Shelbyville Parks and Rec. tournament and league championships. Bottom row: Jordyn Rosales, Hope Johnson, Briella Hammond, Kieley Steenbarger, Cadence Gooch and Bella Beal. Top row: Jason Steenbarger, Ryleigh Kropp, Brooklyn Hudnall, Riley Thurston, Ashlynn W…

Two rules revisions involving the competitor’s uniform, along with procedural changes in several field events designed to reduce the risk of injury, highlight rules changes in high school track and field and cross country for the 2022 season.

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) approved a proposal by the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development (ITBD) at their meeting July 15 held at Harrah’s Hoosier Park to reimplement all State Bred and Sired Stakes back to a minimum of $100,000. The increase will affect 22 stakes and will…

The much-anticipated changes to the fundamental structure of college sports occurred recently when the NCAA suspended its longstanding amateur rules to allow college athletes to monetize their success and profit from their own Name, Image and Likeness (NIL).

Patience is a virtue and for the connections of Troubled Justice, a year delay in racing has turned out to be the key that has unlocked two trips to the winner’s circle in two starts. Troubled Justice and Sammy Bermudez scored a win in their latest journey in the 13th running of the $75,000-…

Southwestern 2021 senior Ethan Wendling (third base) was voted to the Class A All-State team by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association, it was announced on Tuesday. Wendling’s teammate, junior Jordan Jones, was named honorable mention. Wendling, who helped the Spartans win a se…

Shelbyville football history is replete with tremendous running backs. A lengthy, though not all-inclusive, list of great SHS ball carriers would include: Richard Moorhead, Jim Plymate and Bob Cowherd from the 1950s; Rich Brown, Fred Avant and Bob Zerr from the 1960s; Jeff Martin and Lonnie …

The Shelbyville Police Department relies heavily on the local FOP Lodge. In recent years, the structure had become nearly unusable and the need to revitalize the property came to the forefront. Thanks to a major donation by the Landwerlen family, the project got off the ground and Indiana Gr…

It was a flawless connection for Mr. Wireless and he made all the right moves to dominate in the 27th running of the $300,000 Grade 3 Indiana Derby Wednesday at Indiana Grand. It was the second win in three years for Trainer Bret Calhoun in front of a packed house with all-sources handle soa…

Last year, Indianapolis Star sports writer Kyle Neddenriep identified the all-time greatest ten high school players from 64 historic Indiana basketball schools. Neddenriep considered players from all time periods beginning with the inception of the school’s basketball program to comprise the…

Triton Central senior Olivia Faust announced her verbal commitment to Marian University over the weekend. Faust averaged 10.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals last season as a junior at Franklin Central. She is currently playing for Indiana Pride Attack (travel basketball).

A total of 106 fishing enthusiasts turned out for the first Fishing Derby at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino on Saturday. The two-hour event was held following the last race of the day, with the top three taking home cash prizes for the fish they caught by weight.

Juddmonte Farms’ Fulsome turned in his final workout for the $300,000, Grade 3 Indiana Derby on July 7, cruising five-eighths of a mile in 1:00.80 under jockey Florent Geroux shortly after the Churchill Downs track opened at 5:30 Wednesday morning.

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