The film “Hoosiers," based on tiny Milan's epic upset of heavyweight Muncie Central for the 1954 Indiana High School basketball state championship, drew critical acclaim and achieved box office success when it was released in 1986.

Nick Walker (Olney Central College): The Henryville graduate, a 6-4 forward on the men's basketball team, averaged 9.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Blue Knights, who went 24-7. He shot 42.8 percent from the field, including 33.3 percent from 3-point range.  

Isaac Hibbard (Hanover): The New Albany graduate, a 6-foot junior guard on the men's basketball team, paced the Panthers in points (12), rebounds (5.7) and assists (4.3) per game on his way to earning second-team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors. He shot 45.8 percent from …

Jhala Henry (Vincennes): The Jeffersonville graduate, a sophomore forward on the women's basketball team, averaged a team-high 20.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.5 assists per game for the Trailblazers, who went 27-5. She shot 41.8 percent from the field, including 32.1 percent from…

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NEW ALBANY — On a perfect blue-sky spring afternoon several area high school coaches, and another from college, hit the blacktop — actually the bluetop — on Romeo Langford Court at Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park on Friday.

Christian Academy's Reilley O'Loughlin had a sensational senior season for the Warriors, totaling 16 goals, 14 assists and 46 points en route to becoming the program’s all-time leader in assists and fifth in scoring.

Audrey Brumfield followed up a very good junior campaign, in which she posted 15 goals, eight assists and 38 points, with an even bigger senior season for Floyd Central.  

After posting team-highs in goals (13) and points (30) as a sophomore while playing alongside her older sister, Logan, Grace Barber had an even better junior season for New Albany.

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In its 35th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade has named Trey Kaufman of Silver Creek High School as its 2019-20 Gatorade Indiana Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Kaufman is the first Gatorade Indiana Boys Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from Silv…

Springs sports will go on — that’s the plan for now, at least. Although, they’ll start a little later than usual.

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Evelyn Marie Pinion Pope Friedel, 83, entered eternal life on Friday, April 3, 2020 at Baptist Health Floyd. She was a retired Nurse's Aid and attended Northside Christian Church. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Susie Mae Pinion, son, Perry Pope, husbands, Raymond Pope a…

Dana Elane (Wells) Humphrey, 56, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Dana was a member of the Faith Assembly Church in Clarksville and was known as a "professional party-planner", a crafter of numerous things, and a master decorator. Out of all …

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