Former Jeffersonville boys’ basketball coach, and current Jennings County Athletic Director, Mike Broughton has been named Games Director of the Indiana All-Stars for the 2019 edition of the annual series with Kentucky.
Broughton’s appointment was announced last week by Steve Witty, executive director of the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, the organization that took over managing operations of the Indiana portion of the All-Star series from The Indianapolis Star in 2012. Broughton, who guided the Red Devils to the 1993 state championship, succeeds Charlie Hall as the All-Star Games Director.
“The Indiana All-Stars are part of the state’s great basketball tradition,” Broughton, who coached the Indiana All-Star team in 1996, said in a press release. “Charlie Hall and those before him have done a quality job in recognizing the best of the best Indiana high school basketball players over the years. I hope to carry on the tradition and make the game even better in the years ahead. It’s great. This game has given financially to many charities across the state over the last 80 years.”
Broughton, who was a 2012 inductee into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, plans to step down as Jennings’ AD in December to focus on his new role with the All-Stars.
“Mike brings a blend of experience as well as a knowledge of and passion for high school basketball,” Witty said. “He respects the tradition of the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star series and is committed to working with the IBCA to maintain the continued growth of the games.”
A 1973 graduate of Hebron High School, Broughton scored 1,018 points as a high school player and was named IBCA first-team Academic All-State while helping lead the Hawks to a sectional championship as a senior. He then attended Marion College (now Indiana Wesleyan), where he played basketball and baseball and was three times all-conference in the latter.
Broughton compiled a 350-145 record in 21 seasons as an Indiana high school varsity basketball coach at Hebron, Rushville, Castle and Jeff. In all his teams won nine sectional titles, five regionals, three semistates and the ‘93 state title with a 66-61 victory over Ben Davis. He then spent eight seasons in the college ranks. Broughton was an assistant under Barry Collier for three seasons at Nebraska before spending five years as the head coach at Southern Nazarene University, then an NAIA Division I program located in Bethany, Okla. Broughton’s teams at SNU went 109-55 and twice qualified for the NAIA National Tournament during his tenure.
Broughton returned to Indiana in 2008 as the athletic director at Jennings County, where he is in his 11th year of overseeing the Panthers’ athletic program. While there, he twice was elected to the IHSAA Board of Directors and served as its president in 2016-17.
Broughton becomes the seventh Indiana All-Star Games Director.
“It was a great honor to be the 1996 All-Star coach,” he said. “The players were of top quality, and we represented the state in a positive manner. I’m excited to go across the state and watch many of the top male and female players. It is an honor late in my career to again be a part of such a storied event.”
PROVIDENCE DROPS TO NO. 2 IN STATE; CAI RISES TO NO. 1 IN 2A
Despite another perfect week, which included a pair of wins over ranked foes in Saturday’s Pioneer Invitational, the Providence volleyball team dropped from No. 1 to No. 2 in the IndianaPrepVolleyball.com/IHSVCA Z-Ratings released Monday.
The Pioneers (15-1), who have won 14 consecutive matches, are ranked behind Yorktown in both the all-class and 4A polls. Providence will play at North Oldham, the eighth-ranked team in Kentucky, tonight.
Meanwhile Christian Academy ascended from No. 3 to take over the top spot in the Class 2A rankings. The Warriors (13-7), who swept Christian Academy of Louisville on Monday night, will put their new ranking back on the line Thursday night, when they host Clarksville.
• Class 4A: 1. Yorktown, 2. Providence, 3. Hamilton SE, 4. Avon, 5. FW Carroll.
• Class 3A: 1. FW Dwenger, 2. Muncie Burris, 3. New Castle, 4. Angola, 5. Ev. Memorial.
• Class 2A: 1. Christian Academy, 2. Ev. Mater Dei, 3. Hammond Noll, 4. Heritage Christian, 5. Andrean.
• Class A: 1. Laf. Central Catholic, 2. Barr-Reeve, 3. Covington, 4. Loogootee, 5. Morgan Township.
• Overall Top 20: 1. Yorktown, 2. Providence, 3. Hamilton SE, 4. Avon, 5. FW Carroll, 6. Penn, 7. LaPorte, 8. Castle, 9. FW Dwenger, 10. Fishers, 11. Muncie Burris, 12. Lafayette Central Catholic, 13. Center Grove, 14. New Castle, 15. Carmel, 16. Warsaw, 17. Angola, 18. Ev. Memorial, 19. Barr-Reeve, 20. Brownstown Central.
ZIMMERMAN SIGNS WITH LWC
Silver Creek senior volleyball standout Zoie Zimmerman signed with Lindsey Wilson College last week.
“Excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Lindsey Wilson College!” she tweeted last Wednesday. “I want to thank [head] coach [Andy] Cavins for giving me this opportunity and the rest of my coaches and family for pushing me so hard to make the player I am today.”
Zimmerman, a libero, was a second-team All-State selection last year. Through Saturday, Zimmerman had a team-high 171 digs while ranking second on the team in assists (61) and aces (24) for the Dragons.
BOTH PIONEER SOCCER TEAMS RANKED IN TOP 10
The Providence girls’ soccer team, which moved up seven spots in Class A in last week’s Indiana Soccer Coaches Association polls, remained No. 4 in the new rankings released Monday. The Pioneers (6-3-1) will play in Louisville Male’s Bulldog Cup this week.
Meanwhile the Providence boys’ soccer team moved up one spot, to No. 6, in this week’s ISCA Class A poll. The Pioneers (4-4) will play New Albany (5-2) at 7 p.m. Tuesday night at Prosser Field.
• Class 3A: 1. Hamilton SE, 2. Castle, 3. Noblesville, 4. Carmel, 5. FW Homestead, 6. Penn, 7. Brownsburg, 8. Northridge, 9. Warsaw, 10. Fishers, 11. Columbus North, 12. Center Grove, 13. Evansville North, 14. Bloomington South, 15. Terre Haute North, 16. Guerin Catholic, 17. Columbus East, 18. Mount Vernon, 19. Brebeuf, 20t. Valparaiso, 20t. Crown Point.
• Class 2A: 1. Ev. Memorial, 2. Cathedral, 3. Belmont, 4. Batesville, 5. Chatard, 6. SB St. Joseph, 7. Mishawaka Marian, 8. Lawrenceburg, 9. West Lafayette, 10. Northwood, 11. FW Dwenger, , 12. Heritage Hills, 13. FW Concordia, 14. Roncalli, 15. Culver Academy, 16. Leo, 17. Plymouth, 18. South Dearborn, 19. Gibson Southern, 20. Yorktown.
• Class A: 1. Wheeler, 2. Ev. Mater Dei, 3. Lafayette Central Catholic, 4. Providence, 5. Hebron, 6. Northwestern, 7. Eastbrook, 8. Oldenburg Academy, 9. Bethany Christian, 10. Forest Park, 11. University, 12. Vincennes Rivet, 13. Covenant Christian, 14. Park Tudor, 15. Ev. Day, 16. Ritter, 17. University, 18. FW Blackhawk, 19. Covenant Christian (Demotte), 20. Greencastle.
• Class 3A: 1. Zionsville, 2. Chesterton, 3. Center Grove, 4. Hamilton SE, 5. Northridge, 6. Castle, 7. Lake Central, 8. Fishers, 9. North Central, 10. Goshen, 11. FW Carroll, 12. Concord, 13. Warsaw, 14. Carmel, 15. Brownsburg, 16. Homestead, 17. Pike, 18. Hammond Morton, 19. Lawrence Central, 20. Bloomington South.
• Class 2A: 1. SB St. Joseph, 2. Washington, 3. Ev. Memorial, 4. Ritter, 5. Heritage Hills, 6. Ev. Mater Dei, 7. FW Concordia, 8. Eastbrook, 9. Mishawaka Marian, 11. Pike Central, 12. Marion, 13. Danville, 14. Gibson Southern, 15. Manchester, 16. FW Luers, 17. Hamilton Heights, 18. Princeton, 19. Lawrenceburg, 20. Batesville.
• Class A: 1. Oldenburg Academy, 2. Heritage Christian, 3. Seton Catholic, 4. University, 5. Boone Grove, 6. Providence, 7. Greenwood Christian, 8. Scecina, 9. Marquette Catholic, 10. Vincennes Rivet, 11. NE Dubios, 12. FW Canterbury, 13. Bethany Christian, 14. Argos, 15. Shoals, 16. Covenant Christian, 17. Central Christian, 18. Covington, 19. Lafayette Central Catholic, 20. Bremen.
• The Mid-Southern Conference girls’ golf tournament originally scheduled for Saturday was postponed until today. It is scheduled to go off at 5 p.m. at Shadowood Golf Course.
• The Henryville volleyball team won the Corydon Central Invitational on Saturday. The Hornets beat Eastern, the host Panthers, North Harrison and Tell City on their way to the title.
• Led by junior Sydney Liddle, who finished third, the Floyd Central girls’ cross country team finished sixth in the Elite Race of Saturday’s Brown County Eagle Classic. Liddle crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 21.2 seconds in the race won by Edgewood sophomore Annalyssa Cain in 18:38.4. The Highlanders had four other Top 50 finishers. Lillian Pearce was 27th (20:41.3), Sydney Baxter placed 33rd (20:52.5), Natalie Clare finished 46th (21:12.2) and Emma Hupp was 50th (21:19.5) for Floyd, which tallied 147 points. Pike won the team title with 66 points while Bloomington North was second with 87.
“It was a very muddy course and our girls worked hard and ran smart,” Highlanders coach Carl Hook said. “We were in a very tough race with our best semistate teams, plus Carmel and Pike. ... As always I’m very proud of our girls.”
• Junior Lauren Lindquist’s hat trick carried the Providence girls’ soccer team, which is ranked No. 4 in Class A No. 4, to a 4-0 win over Christian Academy on Saturday.
• Jacob Clemons had two goals and Brennan Zastawny and Jose Guillen added one apiece as the Jeffersonville boys’ soccer beat Jennings County 4-1 Saturday to improve to 2-2 in the Hoosier Hills Conference.
• The Floyd Central girls’ soccer team suffered its first loss of the season, 2-1, in very rainy conditions at Columbus East on Saturday. The Highlanders (8-1) will host Seymour (7-2-1) in another HHC match Tuesday night ahead of Thursday’s big showdown with New Albany (4-1). The Owls handed the Bulldogs their first loss, 1-0, last Thursday.
• The Jeffersonville boys’ tennis team’s match against 15th-ranked Jasper got rained out Saturday, but the Red Devils did play Bloomington South at Jasper’s indoor facility. Jeff dropped a narrow 3-2 decision. Winners for the Red Devils were junior Adam Crawford at No. 3 singles and the duo of senior Blake Winchell and sophomore Charley Williams at No. 1 doubles.