FLOYDS KNOBS — When Zen Michalski was a 6-foot-4 sophomore still growing into his body, one of Floyd Central’s assistant coaches suggested to then-first-year head coach James Bragg that the Highlanders try to convert the lineman into a tight end.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sang the national anthem from a remote location. Troy Aikman, borrowing Matthew McConaughey’s trademark phrase “Alright, alright, alright,” commanded drivers to start their, uh, simulators.

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…

Silver Creek senior Bailey Cravens recently signed to continue her academic and athletic careers at Lakeland Community College (Ohio). Pictured, left to right, front row: father Paul Cravens, Bailey Cravens, mother Anga Cravens; back row: Silver Creek head coach Nate Gibson, sister Shayla Cr…

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Mary Therese (ZurSchmiede) Roth, 90, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020. The daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Wooten) ZurSchmiede, Mary was born September 13, 1929 in New Albany, Indiana. She was a member of the New Albany High School Class of 1947, the original organist for Our Lady of…

Linda Darleen Gordon, 74, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Autumn Woods Health Campus in New Albany, Indiana. She was born on June 1, 1945 to the late Leroy and Dora Hobbs (Bailey) in Sanford Florida. Linda worked at the Bales Motor Company for over 20 years where she was …

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