CHARLESTOWN — The Charlestown boys’ basketball program has nine sectional titles to its credit, with four of those coming in the last 25 years. New head coach Sean Smith has returned looking for his second at the school — after guiding the Pirates to the 2008 crown — and he has an assistant …

The Boston Celtics will play their first game in the NBA Summer League on Saturday in Las Vegas. While you will likely see former New Albany star and Indiana University standout Romeo Langford on the Celtics bench, you most likely won’t see him on the court today, and maybe not at all in Sin City.

Former Jeffersonville High School graduate Drew Campbell, who recently completed his junior season with the University of Louisville, officially became a professional baseball player Friday, when he signed with the Atlanta Braves. 

It may not be unique for this sixth annual NTSPY Awards, but the finalists for Multi-Sport Athlete of the Year stood out as exceptional battles for our appointed committee that decided this year’s winners which were announced at Tuesday’s program at Eastside Christian Church.

Floyd Central junior catcher Taryn Weddle put up incredible power numbers this season for the Highlanders, hitting .495 with a school-record 18 home runs and 50 RBIs. She also finished with a .541 on-base percentage, a 1.171 slugging percentage and a 1.713 OPS.

Speedy New Albany senior center fielder Mariah Grant put up some eye-popping numbers for the Bulldogs this season, hitting .623 with three doubles, 10 triples, three home runs and 20 RBIs from her leadoff spot. Grant also finished the season with a .658 on-base percentage, a 1.403 slugging p…

Thom, who will play for Bellarmine next season, led New Albany in home runs with eight, doubles with 12 and RBIs with 45. Paired with a .412 batting average, Thom was certainly a cornerstone in New Albany heading into the postseason ranked No. 4 in the Class 4A coaches’ poll.

Jeffersonville senior Blayden McMahel had a monster offensive season for the Red Devils, including a big postseason that included his 11th home run of the season in sectional action against New Albany. His two-run triple against Columbus East put his final tally of RBIs at 53 to tie the scho…

Jeffersonville senior Blayden McMahel had a monster offensive season for the Red Devils, including a big postseason that included his 11th home run of the season in sectional action against New Albany. His two-run triple against Columbus East put his final tally of RBIs at 53 to tie the scho…

With two of the top 10 Class 4A baseball teams and two of the top 10 Class 3A baseball teams in the state residing here in Southern Indiana, the depth of the talent pool remains at a high level.The task of narrowing down finalists to just three players is incredibly difficult, with a half do…

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Obituaries

Masako N. Santos, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Silvercrest Nursing Home at the age of 89. Masako was born in Okinawa, Japan and endured many hardships in her young life including protecting her younger siblings during the occupation of Okinawa by…

Lester C. Bottorff Jr., 87, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Westminster Village. He was retired from Colgate. Lester was a member of CCCC, VFW, American Legion, Moose Lodge, FOE. He was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Lester served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korea…

Hiram Eull "Wally" Wallace, 91, went to be with the Lord on December 27, 2018. This gifted and beloved gentleman was a shining example of a loving patriarch, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and cherished friend to so many. Wally leaves behind a legacy of selfless character, …

Juanita M. Glasscock, 74 of Charlestown passed away on Friday. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. at Grayson's in Charlestown. Visitation after 11:00 A.M. Tuesday.

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