New Palestine golfer earns medalist honors

HUNTINGTON — The Huntington University’s women’s golf team wrapped up the fall portion of its schedule by finishing fifth at its own Forester Invitational on Saturday at Norwood Golf Club behind the play of Abby Poole.

The New Palestine native claimed medalist honors, the first of her Forester career, by firing a 5-over-par 78.

“Abby did a marvelous job of being able to score despite a cold, windy rain and not having her best game off the tee,” coach Pete Schownir said. “That is what exceptional players do; find a way to score even when they don’t have their ‘A’ game. I would not be surprised if this were the first of many individual titles for her.”

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Indiana Wesleyan registered a 329 to claim the first-ever Forester Invitational title, followed by Holy Cross (346), Manchester (367), Grace (382), HU (416) and Trinity Christian (526).

Last month, Poole fired an 80 to finish second overall at Grace College’s Lancer Invitational at Stonehenge Golf Club on Tuesday and for her efforts was named to the All-Tournament Team.

As a senior at New Palestine, Poole helped guide the Dragons to an IHSAA state finals appearance and 12th-place team finish. She was a three-time All-Hancock County and All-Hoosier Heritage Conference honoree.


NBA team looking for Indiana Heroes

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers are accepting nominations for the Indiana Pacers “Indiana Heroes” Award Program.

Anyone can nominate an individual or a group that has made an overwhelming impact on the lives of others and who, through their unique commitment and humanitarian spirit, has made exceptional and lasting contributions to our community and our state.

Nominations must include the nominee’s name, street address, city, state, ZIP code, phone number and email address, along with a short description of why this nominee is deserving of the award including examples of the nominee’s level of commitment, as well as any lasting contributions to the community.

Nominations may be submitted online at or via regular mail at: Indiana Pacers, INDIANA HEROES, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Each award recipient will receive four tickets to an Indiana Pacers home game, where they will be recognized during a special on-court presentation.


Pacers, Fever join effort to secure ticket sellout

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel, star players Paul George, George Hill and C.J. Miles and former Indiana Fever coach Lin Dunn have joined forces to help secure a sellout crowd for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

With the help of Dunn, 2,300 tickets have been purchased to help local fans attend Friday’s Indiana Fever game against the Minnesota Lynx at 8 p.m.

Complimentary tickets for Game 3 will be distributed to fans today at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office, beginning at noon. Fans may collect up to a maximum of four tickets per person.

Additional tickets are available at the box office or at and all Ticketmaster outlets, beginning at $12 for balcony seating.


Prep calendar


Boys soccer

Greenfield-Central Sectional (semifinals): New Palestine at Greenfield-Central, 5 p.m.; Shelbyville vs. Mt. Vernon, 7 p.m.

Boys tennis

North Central Regional (finals), 4 p.m.



Mt. Vernon at Warren Central, 5:30 p.m.

Waldron at Eastern Hancock, 6 p.m.



Delta at Greenfield-Central, 7:30 p.m.

New Castle at New Palestine, 7:30 p.m.

Mt. Vernon at Shelbyville, 7 p.m.

Eastern Hancock at Shenandoah, 7 p.m.



New Palestine, Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon, Eastern Hancock in Hancock County Tournament at Mt. Vernon, 9 a.m.


Eastern Hancock, New Palestine, Greenfield-Central at New Palestine Sectional, 10 a.m.

Mt. Vernon at Pendleton Heights Sectional, 10:30 a.m.

Girls soccer

New Palestine Sectional (finals), 7 p.m.

Boys soccer

Greenfield-Central Sectional (finals), 2 p.m.