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The Indiana High School Athletic Association staunchly supports our Governor, our State Commissioner of Health and our State Superintendent of Public Instruction in their herculean efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are extremely fortunate in Indiana to have these exemplary leaders providing guidance and care to all Hoosiers.

 

With the announcement today of the closure of K-12 schools throughout Indiana for the remainder of the school year, the IHSAA announces the cancellation of all spring sports tournament series events for the 2019-20 school year.

 

It is imperative that our students, coaches, officials, administrators and parents be encouraged in every manner to adhere to the guidance provided by our leadership. The Association understands the extreme seriousness of this pandemic and joins in support of current measures being implemented as well as future considerations. In unwavering support yet with extreme sadness, we must cancel our spring sports programming. We join all Hoosiers in anticipation of a triumphant homecoming back to our schools in the fall of 2020 complete with a full complement of IHSAA sports.


Indy 500 postponed to August

The Indianapolis 500 has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Thursday.

 

The GMR Grand Prix will transition to Saturday, July 4 for a first-ever doubleheader featuring the NTT IndyCar Series and NASCAR.

 

The Indianapolis 500 was originally scheduled for Sunday, May 24. The GMR Grand Prix was scheduled to run on Saturday, May 9.

 

“The Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is my favorite time of year, and like our fans, I am disappointed that we have had to reschedule the Indianapolis 500,” IMS and NTT IndyCar Series owner Roger Penske said. “However, the health and safety of our event participants and spectators is our top priority, and we believe that postponing the event is the responsible decision with the conditions and restrictions we are facing. We will continue to focus on ways we can enhance the customer experience in the months ahead, and I’m confident we will welcome fans with a transformed facility and a global spectacle when we run the world’s greatest race.”

 

Tickets purchased for the originally scheduled race date are automatically valid for the newly-scheduled race date.

 

For more information, visit IMS.com/COVID19.


2020 Indiana Boys Junior All-Stars named

Twenty players have been selected for the IndyStar Indiana boys Junior All-Stars for 2020.

   

Those voted to the six-player Core Group are Brooks Barnhizer of Lafayette Jeff, Caleb Furst of Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Trey Kaufman of Silver Creek, J.R. Konieczny of South Bend St. Joseph, Khristian Lander of Evansville Reitz and Keon Thompson of Merrillville.

   

In addition to the core group, seven players each were voted to teams labeled Red Group and Blue Group. 

    

The Red Group players are Jalen Blackmon of Marion, Luke Brown of Blackford, Michael Eley of Fort Wayne Snider, Luke Goode of Homestead, Christopher Mantis of Lowell, Malik Stanley of Warren Central and Blake Wesley of South Bend Riley. 

    

The Blue Group players are Shamar Avance of Lawrence North, Lincoln Hale of Linton-Stockton, Jake Heidbreder of Floyd Central, Connor Hickman of Bloomington South, Kooper Jacobi of Silver Creek, Blake Sisley of Heritage Hills and Pierce Thomas of Brownsburg.

    

The coaches for the Junior All-Stars have not yet been announced.

    

The Junior All-Stars will play one game against the Kentucky Junior All-Stars, set for June 1 at Floyd Central High School. The Junior All-Stars also will play one game against the Indiana All-Star senior girls on June 3, at a site to be announced. Both games will be doubleheaders with the 2020 Indiana girls Junior All-Stars, who were chosen in early March.

    

The players listed as core group players will play in two games each. The players listed in the Red and Blue groups each will play in one game -- the Core and Blue groups on June 1 versus the Kentucky Juniors, and the Core and Red groups on June 3 against the Indiana Seniors.

    

The Indiana senior All-Stars will play the Kentucky senior All-Stars on June 5 at Great Crossing High School in Georgetown, Ky. The Indiana senior All-Stars will play Kentucky's seniors again on June 6 in Southport Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The senior game in Indianapolis has been moved to Southport for 2020 because Bankers Life Fieldhouse will be undergoing renovations and not be available in June. 
   

The Junior All-Star team is determined by the 20-member Indiana Basketball Coaches Association all-state panel in conjunction with its selection of the IBCA/Subway Underclass All-State Team. The selection process allows all IBCA-member head coaches to nominate players through the IBCA all-state process. Representatives from 16 regional areas from across the state, three district representatives from the three IHSAA districts (one each from District 1, District 2 and District 3) and the committee chair then meet to review the nominations, vote and finalize the selections.

   

The IBCA/Subway boys basketball Senior All-State and Underclass All-State teams for 2020 will be released later this week.

    

A list of those chosen as 2020 boys Junior All-Stars follows.

 

2020 IndyStar Indiana Boys Junior All-Stars

 

CORE GROUP

    Name, Ht., Pos., PPG, High School, College Choice

    Brooks Barnhizer, 6-6, G, 20.7, Lafayette Jeff, undecided

    Caleb Furst, 6-10, F, 21.7, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Purdue
    Trey Kaufman, 6-9, F, 25.8, Silver Creek, undecided

    J.R. Konieczny, 6-7, G, 23.5, South Bend St. Joseph, Notre Dame

    Khristian Lander, 6-3, G, 21.0, Evansville Reitz, Indiana

    Keon Thompson, 6-3, G, 28.1, Merrillville, undecided

 

RED GROUP

    Name, Ht., Pos., PPG, High School, College Choice

    Jalen Blackmon, 6-2, G, 29.8, Marion, undecided

    Luke Brown, 6-2, G, 32.3, Blackford, undecided

    Michael Eley, 6-4, G, 21.2, Fort Wayne Snider, undecided

    Luke Goode, 6-6, F, 17.6, Homestead, undecided

    Christopher Mantis, 6-6, G, 24.8, Lowell, undecided

    Malik Stanley, 5-11, G, 21.0, Warren Central, undecided

    Blake Wesley, 6-4, G, 26.0, South Bend Riley, undecided

 

BLUE GROUP

    Name, Ht., Pos., PPG, High School, College Choice

    Shamar Avance, 6-0, G, 14.4, Lawrence North, undecided

    Lincoln Hale, 6-4, G, 23.4, Linton-Stockton, undecided

    Jake Heidbreder, 6-4, G, 20.0, Floyd Central, undecided

    Connor Hickman, 6-2, G, 14.5, Bloomington South, undecided

    Kooper Jacobi, 6-6, F, 17.3, Silver Creek, undecided

    Blake Sisley, 6-9, F, 19.4, Heritage Hills, undecided

    Pierce Thomas, 6-5, G, 13.6, Brownsburg, Butler

 

    Head coach: TBA

    Assistant coaches: TBA

 

2020 IndyStar Indiana All-Star key dates

                Monday, June 1 — Junior All-Stars vs. Kentucky Junior All-Stars at Floyd Central High School (6575 Old Vincennes Rd., Floyds Knobs, IN 47119 — girls, 6:00 p.m.; boys, to follow (Core Group, plus Blue Group); admission, $8 at the door.

                Wednesday, June 3 — Junior-Senior All-Star game at TBA (address) — girls, 6:00 p.m.; boys, to follow (Core Group, plus Red Group); admission, TBA at the door.

                Friday, June 5 — Indiana at Kentucky at Great Crossing High School (120 Betsy Way, Georgetown, KY 40324) — girls, 6:00 p.m.; boys, to follow. Ticket information TBA.

                Saturday, June 6 — Indiana vs. Kentucky at Southport Fieldhouse (971 E. Banta Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46227) — girls, 5:00 p.m.; boys, to follow. Ticket information, prices are $75, $22 and $10. Link to purchase tickets – https://ticketracker.com/SelectSection.aspx?eventId=148285


Paul Neidig appointed next IHSAA Commissioner

John (Paul) Neidig, who has enjoyed a 34-year career in secondary education and athletic administration, has been named by the Executive Committee as the next commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc.

 

Neidig (pronounced Ny-dig), has been an IHSAA assistant commissioner since 2017 and will officially assume the position on August 1, 2020 succeeding Bobby Cox. Cox announced his intention to retire this summer on Jan. 16.

 

The Poseyville, Ind. native will become the ninth individual to serve as IHSAA commissioner. He follows Bobby Cox (2011-20), Blake Ress (2000-2011), Bob Gardner (1995-2000), C. Eugene Cato (1983-1995), Ward E. Brown (1976-1983), Phil N. Eskew (1962-1976), L.V. Phillips (1945-1962) and Arthur L. Trester (1929- 1945).

 

Neidig, 56, joined the IHSAA staff July 1, 2017 as an assistant commissioner and has administered the sports of boys and girls cross country, boys basketball, boys and girls track and field, and unified track and field. 

 

“On behalf of the IHSAA Executive Committee, we are excited to confirm Paul Neidig as the next commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association,” said Matt Martin, chairman of the IHSAA Executive Committee and Director of Athletics at Knightstown High School. “Paul has some great thoughts and ideas about how to continue leading the Association and its member schools. We feel the organization is in great hands and we look forward to working with him.”

 

“I’m very humbled to be chosen to become the next commissioner of the IHSAA,” said Neidig. “I’m proud to be a part of this organization and lead it into the future. Our primary focus will continue to be promoting and supporting education-based athletics in our state.”

 

“Also, I ask everyone to please be safe during these unprecedented times. Listen to our state’s health experts and take care of yourselves and your family and we will get through these difficult times.”

 

Prior to joining the Association office, Neidig spent 31-years with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, most recently as Chief of Staff and Director of Athletics. He also served as its Chief Administrative Officer from 2012 to 2015, Deputy Chief of Staff from 2009 to 2012 and Director of Athletics at Evansville Central High School from 2001 to 2010. Before that, Neidig had worked at Evansville Central as a teacher, department chair, head coach and assistant coach for boys basketball, assistant athletic director and technology director between 1985 and 2001.

 

He was a continuous member of the IHSAA Board of Directors from 2004 to 2017 and served as Chairman of the Executive Committee three times in 2006-07, 2009-10 and 2015-16.

 

Neidig has held membership with the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP), Indiana Association of School Business Officials (IASBO), Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (IIAAA) and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).

 

He has been honored with numerous awards including a NIAAA State Award of Merit in 2006, IIAAA Athletic Director of the Year in 2007, Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Administrator of the Year in 2012, IIAAA Distinguished Service Award in 2013, and most recently with a citation from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) in 2015. Neidig earned a B.S. degree in Technology Education in 1985 from Eastern Illinois University where he played basketball for four years. He later earned an M.A. in Education from the University of Southern Indiana in 1994. He is a 1981 graduate of North Posey High School and played basketball all four years for the Vikings. Neidig and his wife, Jean, are the parents of three adult children, Ashley (Charlie Grimes), Chris, and Kyle (Erin Neidig) and three grandchildren.


Following today’s directive by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb that all Indiana schools will be closed until May 1, the Indiana High School Athletic Association announces that this year’s IHSAA boys basketball state tournament is officially cancelled.

 

“It is with great sadness and disappointment that we inform Hoosiers of the cancellation of the remaining games of the 2020 IHSAA boys basketball tournament series,” said IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox.

 

“While the Association maintained every hope of continuance, it is now evident those hopes are now unreachable. Albeit there will not be regional, semi-state and state champions crowned across our four classifications, the heath and safety of our public remains paramount and our primary focus.”

 

Last Friday (March 13), the IHSAA announced the remaining games of the state tournament would be postponed beginning with the regional games due to the growing number of school closures. Any updates on the status of IHSAA-sponsored spring sports will be announced at a later time.

 

As always, the health and safety of IHSAA student-athletes are of utmost importance and the Association continues to remind its member schools and the general public to follow the guidance of the governor and the Indiana State Department of Health via IN.gov/coronavirus. 


No sports right now but still lots to do

Rochester High School Athletic Director Ryan Johnson says there are still lots of things to do even though there are no high school sports going on right now.

 

 


The 500 Festival is suspending all planned, in-person events scheduled through May 9, 2020. The suspension of these events is in accordance with the CDC’s updated guidance to cancel, postpone or provide virtual options for all large events for the next 8 weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The 500 Festival is doing everything possible to minimize the economic impact and ramifications that will be experienced as a result of canceling these in-person events.

 

The following 500 Festival in-person events will need to be conducted as virtual events, rescheduled or canceled:

  • OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K (May 2) – All 2020 Indy Mini events will move to virtual races. Individuals registered for this year’s races will receive details on how to participate virtually and still earn their 2020 shirt and medal. Other options, including lending a hand in support of the 500 Festival’s free programs for kids or rolling registration over to next year, will be communicated to participants in the coming days. The in-person events will NOT take place.
  • 500 Festival Kick Off to May, presented by STAR Bank (April 29) – The in-person event will NOT take place. There will be an announcement soon regarding ways the community can participate virtually. 
  • Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day and Rookie Run (May 9) – The in-person event will NOT take place. We will reschedule this event to another date as guidance related to public events is provided.
  • 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo (April 30 & May 1) – The in-person event will NOT take place. Virtual goodie bags will be sent to participants.
  • All 500 Festival & Indianapolis 500 Education Program Study Trips at IMS (April 2020) – All in-person events will NOT take place. Schools will be mailed some additional materials.
  • This list is in addition to the other 500 Festival event cancelations that were announced last week

“The 500 Festival recognizes the unique and challenging times that we are all facing together. May will certainly look different than the last 60+ years but with options to participate virtually or to reschedule some events to a future date we are confident that the future looks bright and the things we hold dearly will continue albeit in a different form,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “As a community nonprofit organization, the 500 Festival looks forward to providing events and programs that enrich lives, foster positive community impact and celebrate the Indy 500. To our participants, volunteers, interns, corporate and civic partners – Thank you for your support!”

 

To the registered participants of the 2020 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K, we know that many of you have logged countless hours of training and have made numerous commitments to experience the thrill of crossing the finish line. We don’t take your commitments lightly and want you to know that we have exhausted all possible solutions to provide the Indy Mini experience that you’ve come to expect over the last 43 years. We have also been cognizant of the resources that help us produce this community event which includes thousands of volunteers, medical personnel, IMPD, the Indiana National Guard, Homeland Security, Indianapolis Motor Speedway staff, corporate partners and many others. Given our current situation and out of respect for the ever-changing needs of those resource partners as well as the health and safety of our participants, it has become clear that moving our 2020 races to virtual runs is the best possible choice. In addition to the participant options, we are also committed to providing you with an on-track running and walking experience at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway at a to-be-determined date later this year.

 

Regarding 500 Festival events for the remainder of May, please be patient as we respond to new health-related guidance and develop alternate plans as necessary. Any additional measures or announcements will be communicated to impacted participants, ticketholders, and volunteers via email. It will also be shared on our social media, websites (www.500festival.com and www.indymini.com) and to the media, as they occur.


Most Fish & Wildlife Area shooting ranges will reopen March 19

All DNR Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) shooting ranges, excluding the one at Tri-County FWA, will resume normal operating hours beginning March 19. 

All FWA ranges closed today, March 18, as staff take extra precautions to sanitize facilities amid coronavirus concerns.

Tri-County FWA will remain closed until at least March 24. 

The DNR wants to provide Hoosiers with outdoor activities they can do amid concerns about the coronavirus, and is doing its best to ensure the safest possible environment for visitors to FWAs.

For more information on DNR shooting ranges, see on.IN.gov/DNRShootingRanges.


Were you planning on attending the NCAA men's basketball Midwest regional at Lucas Oil Stadium in a few weeks? Now you won't be able to.

 

The NCAA released a statement Wednesday afternoon, saying the upcoming men's and women's basketball tournament games will be closed to the public, due to coronavirus concerns. Only "essential staff and limited family attendance" will be allowed. 

 

"March Madness" begins next Tuesday. The Midwest regional at Lucas Oil Stadium is scheduled for Thursday, March 26 and Saturday, March 28.

 

The Big Ten Tournament has fans at BLF Wednesday for two opening round games.  However, like others following suit, the conference announced that fans will not be at the tournament starting on Thursday.


Class 1A

 

At Southern Wells:  Southwood 78, Lakeland Christian 25

 

At Triton:  Argos defeated Triton 28-26 on a last second shot to win the championship

 

At Caston:  Caston beat Pioneer 44-40

 

Class 2A

In the game you heard here on Giant FM Sports Saturday night it took the Rochester Zebras double overtime but they defeated a very good Rensselaer Central team 60-52. 

 

At Blackford:  Blackford beatTipton 70-53.

 

 

Regionals are this Saturday and here are the area match ups. 

 

Class 1A

 

At the Triton Regional:  Caston (13-11) will battle Argos (16-9) in game two scheduled for a noon tip.

 

At Frankfort:  TRC member Southwood (11-13) will take on Covington (20-6) in game one at 10:00 am.

 

Class 2A

 

At North Judson:  LaVille (19-6) plays Bowman (15-7) i

 

Finally, in the Lapel Regional game two will be the Rochester Zebras (12-10) taking on the Bruins of Blackford (21-5).  Tip is scheduled for 12:00. 

 

Giant FM Sports will be on the air at 11:15 am with our pregame coverage. 

 

RHS Athletic Director Ryan Johnson say pre-sale tickets will go on sale Tuesday morning at 8:00 am in the high school guidance office.  Cost is $10.  He encourages all Zebra fans planning on going to buy the pre-sale tickets because they are expecting a sellout crowd at Lapel. 


IHSAA statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. is aware of the case of COVID-19 in Marion County, IN that was reported this morning.

 

We will continue to monitor the developments and listen to medical experts and if it becomes necessary to make adjustments to high school sporting events, we will work with our member schools to take every precaution to ensure a healthy and safe environment for everyone involved.


NorthWood ends 21 year title drought with 3A title

A 21-year State Finals hiatus wasn’t enough to slow NorthWood as it captured the Class 3A state girls basketball championship with a 37-29 victory over Salem at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

 

The seventh-ranked Panthers capped their 28-3 season by making nine of 10 free throws in the game’s final 1:47 to pull away. Through the first three quarters, there had been five lead changes, three ties and 14 occasions in which the point spread was three or fewer points.

 

Forward Maddy Payne, a 6-1 senior, scored 13 of her game-high 19 points in the second half to lead NorthWood to its second state title, following the 1999 squad that cut the nets inside what was the final girls finals played at Market Square Arena.

 

Salem, which took the hardwood ranked No. 1, finished its season with a 25-4 record after making the state finals for the first time in program history. They were the first Salem team to compete in an IHSAA state finals event since the 1930 boys basketball team.

 

Leading 21-20 after three quarters, NorthWood provided itself with some much-needed breathing room by scoring the first five points of the final stanza before Salem signaled timeout at the 4:14 mark. The Lions responded with a drive to the hoop and layup by Karly Sweeney, but a Payne basket in close pushed the lead back to six.

 

Salem managed to stay within four points on two more occasions thanks to baskets by sophomore backup forward Abigail Ratts, but it was here the Panthers began capitalizing at the free throw line. Ratts led the Lions with 10 points.

 

Class 3A State Championship Records

 

Fewest Points Allowed

29 by NorthWood

 

Fewest Combined Points Scored

66 by NorthWood (37) and Salem (29)

 

Maddy Payne named Mental Attitude Award Winner

Following the game, members of the IHSAA Executive Committee named Maddy Payne of NorthWood High School as the winner of the Patricia L. Roy Mental Attitude Award in Class 3A Girls Basketball.

 

The award is presented annually to a senior participant in each classification who was nominated by her principal and coach and has demonstrated excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability.

 

Maddy is a four-year varsity letter winner for the Lady Panthers and a three-time First Team All Northern Lakes Conference selection.  She was awarded the Black Swish Mental Attitude Award in 2018 and 2019 and was also selected as the 2020 Inkfree News Girls Basketball Player of the Year this season.  Payne is also a member of the NorthWood volleyball and track and field teams.

 

Outside of athletics, Maddy is a member of the National Honor Society.  She also volunteers around her community, assisting with the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival, NorthWood High School Youth Track, and NorthWood Unified Track and Field.

 

Maddy is the daughter of John and Dawn Payne of Wakarusa, Indiana, and plans to attend Bethel University to continue her athletic career.

 

The Indiana Fever and Indiana Pacers, the presenting sponsor of the IHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament, presented a $1,000 scholarship to NorthWood High School in the name of Maddy Payne. Since 1989, more than $840,000 in college scholarships have been presented to deserving high school athletes in Indiana.

 

The award is named in honor of the former IHSAA Assistant Commissioner Patricia L. Roy, who oversaw the girls basketball state tournament from its inception in 1976 until her retirement in 1999.

 

 


Loogootee's late FT's lift Lions to 1A title over Pioneer

Junior Kalea Fleming hit two free throws with 1:07 left and Brooklynn Jones hit two more in the final 30 seconds to help lift Loogootee to a 45-43 victory over Pioneer to give the school its first-ever girls basketball championship in the Class A title game.

 

Fleming’s free throws gave the Lions of coach Brian Smith a 43-42 lead and Jones’s charity tosses sandwiched a Pioneer free throw that provided the final margin.

 

In a matchup of two first-time finalists, No. 1 Loogootee (27-2) captured its fourth-straight victory over a ranked team and snapped No. 4 Pioneer’s 19-game winning streak.

 

Pioneer led, 26-20, at halftime and 32-24 midway through the third quarter, but made only two field goals the rest of the game and none during the final quarter.

 

Jones led Loogootee with 17 points, while Makenzie VanHoy added 15.

 

For coach Jeff Brooke’s Panthers (25-3), Hailey Cripe led with 13 points, while Madison Blickenstaff netted 10.

 

Class A State Records

 

Most 3FG Made

8 by Loogootee

 

Most Assists

(Tied) 8 by Kalea Fleming of Loogootee

 

Chelsie Sutton named Mental Attitude Award winner

Following the game, members of the IHSAA Executive Committee named Chelsie Sutton of Loogootee High School as the winner of the Patricia L. Roy Mental Attitude Award in Class A Girls Basketball.

 

The award is presented annually to a senior participant in each classification who was nominated by her principal and coach and has demonstrated excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability.

 

She has distinguished herself with a 3.75 GPA and ranks 15th in her senior class. She is a four-year member of the girls basketball team and will play her fourth season of softball this spring. She has earned the Student Athlete Academic Excellence Award three times at her school and is an active member of the LHS Beta Club, French Club, Pep Club, Student Council and SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) Club.

 

Chelsie become the third Loogootee student athlete to win an IHSAA mental attitude award in school history, the last being Taylor Wittmer in the 2006 Class A Volleyball State Finals.

 

She is the daughter of Mark and Andrea Sutton of Loogootee and will study radiology at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville.

 

The Indiana Fever and Indiana Pacers, the presenting sponsor of the IHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament, presented a $1,000 scholarship to Loogootee High School in the name of Chelsie Sutton. Since 1989, more than $840,000 in college scholarships have been presented to deserving high school athletes in Indiana.

 

The award is named in honor of the former IHSAA assistant commissioner Patricia L. Roy, who oversaw the girls basketball state tournament from its inception in 1976 until her retirement in 1999.


La Crosse's Tiger Den will live on

t’s a basketball gym that’s been around since 1949, but lately, the concern has been that the gym may undergo some kind of change.

 

The Tiger Den gymnasium is not going anywhere. Tri-County Township Superintendent Kelly Shepherd confirmed that to the Northwest Indiana Times.

 

Shepherd has been considering closing La Crosse High School and moving to a new building in Wanatah with the hope of growing enrollment, saving money, and improving the learning environment.

 

That proposed change has caused many people who live nearby to wonder what would happen to the Tiger Den.

 

“There’s no discussion about doing anything with this gym,” Shepherd told the Times. “It’s too iconic. It’s too ingrained into what we do and who we are.”

 

The population of La Crosse is about 530 people, but the gym regularly reaches its maximum capacity (850 people).

 

The first game was played there November 15, 1949.


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