Battle of ranked teams moved to Monday


New Palestine’s Ben Slagley scores against Pendleton Heights in a game earlier this season. The unbeaten Dragons, ranked No. 8 in the Class 4A AP poll and No. 9 by the IBCA, had their game against IBCA No. 16 Lawrence North postponed Wednesday. The teams will play at NPHS Monday.

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Staff report

Due to inclement weather, Wednesday’s Lawrence North at New Palestine boys basketball game was postponed.

The teams will play Monday at NPHS. The junior varsity game begins at 6 p.m. with the varsity game to follow.

The Dragons are ranked No. 9 in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Poll. The Wildcats are No. 16.

In the Associated Press Class 4A poll, New Palestine is ranked No. 8. LN is unranked in the AP poll.

At 14-0, New Palestine is off to the best start in school history and one of only two undefeated teams in the state. No. 1 Ben Davis is 20-0.

Lawrence North is 12-3, which includes a loss to Ben Davis in the Marion County tournament championship game.

ISSA announces Hall of Fame class

The Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association announced its incoming Hall of Fame class, set to be inducted at its annual awards banquet on Sunday, April 16th at Valle Vista Country Club in Greenwood.

This year’s Class of 2023 includes the following people who have graced Hoosier newspapers, radio stations, and television airwaves during the past several decades:

Mark Ambrogi, Indianapolis Star/Current Publishing; Rick Bozich, Louisville Courier-Journal/; Richard Lankford (deceased) WRAY Radio, Princeton; Jim Peters, LaPorte Herald Dispatch; Bud Shippee, WZZB Seymour; and Harold Welter, WKVI Knox.

In addition to the new Hall of Famers, the ISSA will recognize winners of annual honors such as the Marv Bates Sportscaster of the Year — Rob Brown Roncalli Media Network/ISC Sports Network; the Corky Lamm Sportswriter of the Year — Mike Wells,; the Bob Williams Helping Hand Award — Brent Harris, Athletics and Campus Wellness

Communications Director, Wabash College; and the Ron Lemasters Lifetime Achievement Award — Don Fischer, voice of the Indiana Hoosiers.

Butler basketball camp

Registration is now available for the Thad Matta Basketball Camp at Butler University’s Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Camp is co-ed and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day with the first camp getting underway on June 5.

For more information on camp, as well as registration forms, go to

For questions, send to tmattabasket[email protected] or contact Stephanie Butcher at 317.940.9377.

Swim cancellation

Eastern Hancock’s boys and girls swim meet at Hagerstown scheduled for Wednesday was canceled due to weather conditions.