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Rochester rallies to tie but North Miami gets the softball win in 8 innings

North Miami scored five times in the eighth to escape Rochester with a 13-8 TRC softball win.


A six-run third inning put North Miami in the drivers seat early, 7-1.  It was 8-2 going into the bottom of the 6th when Rochester (4-7, 0-2 TRC) erupted with six runs to tie the game, 8-8.  From there, it went extras until North Miami pulled away and won it in the 8th and final inning.


Rochester's Kylie Coleman was 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.  Madison Heinzmann also drove in a pair of runs.


North Miami outhit the Zebras, 19-15.



Rochester tennis swept by Manchester

Manchester downed Rochester in tennis play Monday, 5-0.


For Rochester:


#1 singles:  Hannah Houston lost 0-6, 0-6. 

#2 singles:  Kim Banic lost 0-6, 0-6. 

#3 singles:  Ryli Rouch lost 2-6, 1-6. 

#1 doubles:  Molly Conley / Kylie Houston lost 5-7, 0-6. 

#2 doubles:  Lilli Eaton / Carli Richard lost 6-7 (5-7), 2-6. 

Reinartz strikes out 10 as Rochester beats North Miami

Brock Beehler, Kyle Reinartz and Evan Elliott each drove in two runs as Rochester defeated North Miami 1-0 in TRC baseball action.


Beehler, Reinartz and Elliott also each had two hits on the day as Rochester scored twice in the first and then added four runs in the third and fourth innings to put the game away.


Elliott led Rochester (8-4, 1-1 TRC) with three runs scored.


Reinartz picked up the win pitching a complete game, two-hitter.  He struck out 10.




5-run 7th inning powers Peru to softball win over Rochester

A Rochester 7th inning rally fell short as the Zebras dropped the Three Rivers Conference softball opener to Peru, 9-7.


Rochester (2-5, 0-1 TRC) plated three runs in the bottom of the 7th after Peru scored five times in the top half to break open a 4-4 tie.


Peru jumped out with a run in the first only to have Rochester tie it in the bottom of the inning.  The Tigers reclaimed the lead at 2-1 in the top of the second.  The Zebras grabbed their only lead with a 3-run fourth inning to lead, 4-2.  Peru (4-4-1, 1-0 TRC) tied it in the sixth and took the lead for good with the big inning in the top of the 7th.


Kylie Coleman was 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored and two RBI.  Rochester's Sydney Haughs started and worked the first six innings.  Emma Howdeshell took the loss in relief.



2021 IndyStar Indiana Boys All-Stars named

Fourteen players have been selected for the 2021 IndyStar Indiana Boys All-Stars, All-Stars game director Mike Broughton announced Monday (April 19).

Those chosen to the team will play three games in June -- one exhibition game against the Indiana Junior All-Stars as well as home-and-home contests against the Kentucky All-Stars.


Caleb Furst of Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian was named winner of the Indiana Mr. Basketball award on Friday (April 16). Furst will be joined by 13 other players on the 2021 Indiana Boys All-Star team. The remaining players, listed alphabetically, are Shamar Avance of Lawrence North, Brooks Barnhizer of Lafayette Jeff, Jalen Blackmon of Marion, Luke Brown of Blackford, Luke Goode of Homestead, Kooper Jacobi of Silver Creek, Trey Kaufman-Renn of Silver Creek, J.R. Konieczny of South Bend St. Joseph, Blake Sisley of Heritage Hills, Jayden Taylor of Perry Meridian, Pierce Thomas of Brownsburg, Brian Waddell of Carmel and Blake Wesley of South Bend Riley.


The coaches for the 2021 All-Stars will be the same staff that was to guide the All-Stars a year ago, as the 2020 All-Star events were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The head coach will be Ryan Osborn of Carmel. He will be assisted by Mark Detweiler of Delta and Nate Hawkins of Heritage Hills.


The Junior-Senior exhibition game is set for June 9 at Brownsburg High School. The first game against Kentucky will be June 11 at the Owensboro SportsCenter in Owensboro, Ky. The final game against Kentucky will be June 12 at Southport Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The games in Indianapolis are at Southport because Bankers Life Fieldhouse is unavailable this summer because of another phase of renovations that will be occurring there.


All three dates will be doubleheaders with the IndyStar Indiana Girls All-Stars.


The Indiana Junior All-Stars will play just one game this year -- June 9 against the seniors. There are no Junior All-Star games against Kentucky this year.


The Indiana All-Stars program was founded in 1939 when the Indiana Boys All-Stars played the state champion Frankfort Hot Dogs. The series with Kentucky began in 1940, and the girls'  portion of the All-Stars was added in 1976. The Junior All-Stars, boys and girls, were added in 1996. The All-Star senior boys have played Kentucky in all but three years since 1940 -- 1943 (World War II), 1944 (World War II) and 2020 (COVID-19 pandemic). The All-Star senior girls have played Kentucky every year since 1976, except 2020 (COVID-19 pandemic). 


The Indiana portion of the All-Star Games is organized and produced by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. The Indianapolis Star, with its IndyStar brand, is a title sponsor.


Mr. Basketball is selected through a balloting process of coaches and media overseen by game organizers from the IBCA. The remainder of the team is finalized by Broughton after observing numerous games and events throughout the season, conferring with coaches, school officials and media across the state. Broughton also reviews votes submitted by coaches and media who each could recommend up to 10 players.


A complete list of those chosen as 2021 IndyStar Indiana All-Stars follows.


2021 IndyStar Indiana Boys All-Stars

Name, School, Height, Pos., PPG, College Choice

Shamar Avance, Lawrence North, 6-1, G, 17.3, undecided

Brooks Barnhizer, Lafayette Jeff, 6-7, G, 32.7, Northwestern

Jalen Blackmon, Marion, 6-2, G, 33.5, Grand Canyon

Luke Brown, Blackford, 6-2, G, 31.7, Stetson

Caleb Furst, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, 6-10, F, 21.4, Purdue

Luke Goode, Homestead, 6-6, F, 19.4, Illinois

Kooper Jacobi, Silver Creek, 6-7, F, 21.2, Toledo

Trey Kaufman-Renn, Silver Creek, 6-9, F, 24.5, Purdue

J.R. Konieczny, South Bend St. Joseph, 6-7, G, 28.3, Notre Dame

Blake Sisley, Heritage Hills, 6-9, F, 22.6, Evansville

Jayden Taylor, Perry Meridian, 6-4, G, 25.5, Butler

Pierce Thomas, Brownsburg, 6-6, G, 18.8, Butler

Brian Waddell, Carmel, 6-7, G, 15.8, undecided

Blake Wesley, South Bend Riley, 6-5, G, 27.1, Notre Dame


Head coach: Ryan Osborn, Carmel


Assistant coaches: Mark Detweiler, Delta; Nate Hawkins, Heritage Hills

Rochester wins 4 grand slam, 8 HR slugfest with Pioneer; HS scoreboard


Rochester 19, Pioneer 17


Pioneer hit three of the four total grand slams in the game but still fell to Rochester in a high-scoring game at Bob Copeland Field.


Kyle Reinartz had three of the eight total home runs in the game by going 3-for-3 with a 3-run HR, Solo HR, and a Grand Slam at Bob Copeland Field



Caston 8, North White 6


Culver Academy 25, Culver 0




Winamac 9, Tippecanoe Valley 0




Boys:  Manchester 73, Tippecanoe Valley 55


Girls:  Manchester 82, Tippecanoe Valley 44




Rochester 181, Culver Academy 187, Tippecanoe Valley 207

Rochester's Reece Renie was medalist with a 41.





North Judson 4, Rochester 1


1 singles:  Hannah Houston lost 2-6, 4-6. 

2 singles:  Kim Banic lost 2-6, 2-6. 

3 singles:  Kylie Houston lost 4-6, 4-6.

1 doubles:  Molly Conley / Lilli Eaton lost 4-6, 1-6. 

2 doubles:  Carli Richard / Ryli Rouch won 6-1, 6-3. 


Tippecanoe Valley 5, Knox 0

Caleb Furst named Mr. Basketball

Caleb Furst has earned the top individual award in Indiana high school boys basketball.


Furst, a 6-10 senior forward from Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, has been named IndyStar Indiana Mr. Basketball for 2021 in online voting of media and boys’ varsity coaches conducted by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association and All-Star game director Mike Broughton, it was announced Friday.


The Mr. Basketball result allows Furst to join Lawrence North senior Jayla Smith to wear No. 1 jerseys for the Indiana All-Stars in their annual series with Kentucky. Smith's selection as 2021 Indiana Miss Basketball, after a vote of media and girls' varsity coaches, was announced last month.


 The Mr. Basketball and Miss Basketball awards go to the respective top boys’ basketball senior and top girls’ basketball senior in the state. The Mr. Basketball award is part of the IndyStar Indiana All-Star program that dates to 1939. The Miss Basketball award, along with the girls All-Stars, was added to the All-Star program in 1976.


The remainder of the 2021 Boys All-Star team is expected to be announced next week. The full 2021 Girls All-Star team also was announced last month.


Furst earned the boys' top honor after being named on 73 ballots submitted to Broughton during late March and early April. Trey Kaufman-Renn of Silver Creek was runner-up in the voting with 47 votes. Luke Brown of Blackford placed third with 40 votes. Other finalists were Brooks Barnhizer of Lafayette Jeff, Shamar Avance of Lawrence North and J.R. Konieczny of South Bend St. Joseph. 


A Purdue University recruit, Furst averaged 21.4 points, 14.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.2 blocks as a senior while leading Blackhawk Christian to a 28-3 season that included the Class 2A state championship. He converted 64.0 percent on field goals (260-of-406) and 84.2 percent on free throws (133-of-158) as the Braves captured their second state crown in three seasons. They also captured the Class A trophy in 2019 and no title was determined in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic that stopped the tournament after sectional play.


For his career, Furst totaled a school records of 2,067 points, 1,254 rebounds and 213 blocked shots while Blackhawk Christian amassed an aggregate 105-11 record over his four seasons (26-3, 28-2, 23-3 and 28-3). He averaged 18.7 points and 8.9 rebounds as a sophomore and followed with norms of 22.1 points and 13.4 rebounds as a junior. Furst is the first Mr. Basketball winner and the just second player to become an Indiana All-Star from his school, joining Russell Byrd in 2010.


Furst also is the 12th Mr. Basketball recipient -- but just the second in the past 30 years -- bound for Purdue. He joins Joe Sexson (1952), Willie Eison (1955), Dennis Brady (1964), Billy Keller (1965), Rick Mount (1966), Kyle Macy (1975), Dan Palombizio (1981), Troy Lewis (1984), Woody Austin (1988), Glenn Robinson (1991) and Caleb Swanigan (2015) as Mr. Basketball winners who joined the Boilermakers.


In voting announced on March 19, Smith captured the Indiana Miss Basketball award for 2021 after receiving 28 votes in balloting that occurred in late February and early March. Ariana Wiggins of Heritage Christian was second with 22 votes. Ally Becki of Brownsburg was third with 21 votes.


Smith, also a Purdue signee, averaged 19.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 4.8 steals in leading Lawrence North to a 19-7 record as a senior. That came after the 5-11 guard averaged 14.7 points and propelled the Wildcats to the 2020 Class 4A state championship with a 26-4 record as a junior. The previous season, Smith averaged 16.1 points and helped Lawrence North finish as Class 4A state runner-up with a 22-7 slate.


Smith is her school's first Indiana Miss Basketball honoree and the 14th girl from Lawrence North to be chosen to the All-Star team. LN girls chosen All-Star to previous All-Star teams were Kelly Miller (1983), Reicina Russell (2005), Azjah Bass (2007), Felisha Johnson (2008), CoCo Moore (2012), Destiny Washington (2014), Ana Owens (2014), Lamina Cooper (2015), Lauren Dickerson (2016), Ae'Rianna Harris (2016), Destiny Perkins (2017), Kristian Young (2020) and Katie Davidson (2020).


Lawrence North also has had 15 boys named as All-Stars over the years dating to Reed Crafton in 1985. The Wildcats have had one Mr. Basketball winner in Greg Oden in 2006.


Smith is the 10th Miss Basketball honoree to be headed to Purdue. Previous winners to join the Boilermakers are Sharon Versyp (1984), Jennifer Jacoby (1991), Stephanie White (1995), Kelly Komara (1998), Katie Gearlds (2003), Jodi Howell (2005), Brittany Rayburn (2008), Courtney Moses (2010) and Karissa McLaughlin (2017). 


Mr. Basketball and Miss Basketball traditionally wear No. 1 jerseys for the respective Indiana Boys All-Stars and Indiana Girls All-Stars in the annual series with Kentucky. The All-Stars will face the Indiana Junior All-Stars in an exhibition doubleheader on June 9 at Brownsburg High School. The All-Stars follow with their home-and-home doubleheaders with Kentucky -- June 11 at the Owensboro SportsCenter in Owensboro, Ky., and June 12 at Southport Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. 


A list of Mr. Basketball and Miss Basketball honorees follows.


Indiana Mr. Basketball honorees

1939: George Crowe, Franklin

1940: Ed Schienbein, Southport

1941: John Bass, Greenwood

1942: Bud Brown, Muncie Burris

1943: not awarded (World War II)

1944: not awarded (World War II)

1945: Tom Schwartz, Kokomo

1946: Johnny Wilson, Anderson

1947: Bill Garrett, Shelbyville

1948: Bob Masters, Lafayette Jeff

1949: Dee Monroe, Madison

1950: Pat Klein, Marion

1951: Tom Harrold, Muncie Central

1952: Joe Sexson, Indianapolis Tech

1953: Hallie Bryant, Indianapolis Attucks

1954: Bobby Plump, Milan

1955: Wilson Eison, Gary Roosevelt

1956: Oscar Robertson, Indianapolis Attucks

1957: Joan Coalmon, South Bend Central

1958: Mike McCoy, Fort Wayne South

1959: Jimmy Rayl, Kokomo

1960: Ron Bonham, Muncie Central

1961: Tom VanArsdale, Indianapolis Manual, and Dick VanArsdale, Indianpolis Manual

1962: Larry Humes, Madison

1963: Rick Jones, Muncie Central

1964: Dennis Brady, Lafayette Jeff

1965: Bill Keller, Indianapolis Washington

1966: Rick Mount, Lebanon

1967: Willie Long, Fort Wayne South

1968: Billy Shepherd, Carmel

1969: George McGinnis, Indianapolis Washington

1970: Dave Shepherd, Carmel

1971: Mike Flynn, Jeffersonville

1972: Phil Cox, Connersville

1973: Kent Benson, New Castle

1974: Steve Collier, Southwestern (Hanover), and Roy Taylor, Anderson

1975: Kyle Macy, Peru

1976: Dave Colescott, Marion

1977: Ray Tolbert, Anderson Madison Heights

1978: David Magley, South Bend LaSalle

1979: Steve Bouchie, Washington

1980: Jim Master, Fort Wayne Harding

1981: Dan Palombizio, Michigan City Rogers

1982: Roger Harden, Valparaiso

1983: Steve Alford, New Castle

1984: Delray Brooks, Michigan City Rogers, and Troy Lewis, Anderson,

1985: Jeff Grose, Warsaw

1986: Mark Jewell, Lafayette Jeff

1987: Jay Edwards, Marion, and Lyndon Jones, Marion

1988: Woody Austin, Richmond

1989: Pat Graham, Floyd Central

1990: Damon Bailey, Bedford North Lawrence

1991: Glenn Robinson, Gary Roosevelt

1992: Charles Macon, Michigan City Elston

1993: Maurice “Kojak” Fuller, Anderson

1994: Bryce Drew, Valparaiso

1995: Damon Frierson, Ben Davis

1996: Kevin Ault, Warsaw

1997: Luke Recker, DeKalb

1998: Tom Coverdale, Noblesville

1999: Jason Gardner, North Central

2000: Jared Jeffries, Bloomington North

2001: Chris Thomas, Pike

2002: Sean May, Bloomington North

2003: Justin Cage, Pike

2004: A.J. Ratliff, North Central

2005: Luke Zeller, Washington

2006: Greg Oden, Lawrence North

2007: Eric Gordon, North Central

2008: Tyler Zeller, Washington

2009: Jordan Hulls, Bloomington South

2010: DeShaun Thomas, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers

2011: Cody Zeller, Washington

2012: Gary Harris, Hamilton Southeastern

2013: Zak Irvin, Hamilton Southeastern

2014: Trey Lyles, Indianapolis Tech

2015: Caleb Swanigan, Homestead

2016: Kyle Guy, Lawrence Central

2017: Kris Wilkes, North Central

2018: Romeo Langford, New Albany

2019: Trayce Jackson-Davis, Center Grove

2020: Anthony Leal, Bloomington South

2021: Caleb Furst, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian


Indiana Miss Basketball honorees

1976: Judi Warren, Warsaw

1977: Teri Rosinski, Norwell

1978: Chanda Kline, Warsaw

1979: LaTaunya Pollard, East Chicago Roosevelt

1980: Maria Stack, Columbus East

1981: Cheryl Cook, Indianapolis Washington

1982: Trena Keys, Marion

1983: Jody Beerman, Heritage

1984: Sharon Versyp, Mishawaka

1985: Jodie Whitaker, Austin

1986: Kim Barrier, Jimtown

1987: Lori Meinerding, Fort Wayne Northrop

1988: Vicki Hall, Brebeuf Jesuit

1989: Renee Westmoreland, Scottsburg

1990: Patricia Babcock, Culver Academy

1991: Jennifer Jacoby, Rossville

1992: Marla Inman, Bedford North Lawrence

1993: Abby Conklin, Charlestown

1994: Tiffany Gooden, Fort Wayne Snider

1995: Stephanie White, Seeger

1996: Lisa Winter, Huntington North

1997: Lisa Shepherd, Richmond

1998: Kelly Komara, Lake Central

1999: April McDivitt, Connersville

2000: Sara Nord, Jeffersonville

2001: Shyra Ely, Ben Davis

2002: Shanna Zolman, Wawasee

2003: Katie Gearlds, Beech Grove

2004: Jaclyn Leininger, Warsaw

2005: Jodi Howell, Alexandria

2006: Amber Harris, North Central

2007: Ta’Shia Phillips, Brebeuf Jesuit

2008: Brittany Rayburn, Attica

2009: Skylar Diggins, South Bend Washington

2010: Courtney Moses, Oak Hill

2011: Bria Goss, Ben Davis

2012: Jessica Rupright, Norwell

2013: Stephanie Mavunga, Brownsburg

2014: Whitney Jennings, Logansport

2015: Ali Patberg, Columbus North

2016: Jackie Young, Princeton

2017: Karissa McLaughlin, Homestead

2018: Amy Dilk, Carmel

2019: Jorie Allen, Bedford North Lawrence

2020: Sydney Parrish, Hamilton Southeastern

2021: Jayla Smith, Lawrence North

RHS Senior Brock Beehler signs with Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Rochester High School Senior Brock Beekler had a public signing at Rochester High School with Rose Hulman Institute of Technology April 14, continuing his education and his baseball career. 



In the midst of a pandemic, life for a student athlete has been anything but ordinary. Brock says he's made the best of it. 



Brock says his father Todd Beehler has been his biggest inspiration. 



Brock has some big plans for his future. 





Tuesday HS scoreboard


Plymouth 5, Rochester 2

Zebras left the bases loaded to end the game


Wabash 5, Caston 0



Winamac 8, Rochester 3


Caston 27, Culver 2  (5 inn)




LaVille 3, Rochester 2

Hannah Houston with a win at #1 singles for Rochester




Track and Field

Girls :   Manchester 64, Wabash 51,  Rochester 41


Boys:   Manchester 65,  Wabash 46,  Rochester 42




Boys:  Tippecanoe Valley 91, Whitko 34, North Miami 28


Girls:    Tippecanoe Valley 78, Whitko 39, North Miami 33



Statement from Pacers Sports & Entertainment owners Herb Simon, Steve Simon, and the Simon Family on the passing of Bobby "Slick" Leonard

“Pacers fans will remember Bobby ‘Slick’ Leonard as the spirit of our franchise. With a charisma, intensity, and wit to match his nickname, Slick made us champions. He was our biggest fan and our most loving critic, and he personified Pacers basketball for generations of Hoosier families. Most importantly, though, Slick and Nancy are our family, and his passing leaves an unfillable void in the hearts of everyone associated with this organization. We keep the entire Leonard family in our prayers, and we recognize and honor Slick for what he meant to our state both on and off the court.”



Bobby “Slick” Leonard:

A Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee in 2014, Bobby “Slick” Leonard spent more than 50 years as a part of the Pacers organization, both as a championship-winning coach and a broadcaster. As Pacers’ head coach from 1968-1980, he won 529 games and three ABA championships and was later voted by a national sportswriters and broadcasters association as the ABA’s All-Time Coach.


Named one of Indiana’s “50 Greatest Players” and a two-time All-American at Indiana University, Slick was captain of the Hoosiers’ 1953 NCAA championship team and Big Ten Championship teams in 1953 and ‘54. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1954-56 before playing seven years in the NBA with the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers and was named an All Star in 1963.


In addition to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, Slick is enshrined in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and the Indiana Sports Writers and Broadcasters Hall of Fame and was the first person inducted into the Indiana University Sports Hall of Fame. He was also honored as a member of Indiana University’s All-Century Basketball Team


Finally, Slick is one of just six individuals in Pacers history to have a banner raised in his honor. Hanging from the rafters of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the banner honors his 529 victories as coach of the Pacers and his contributions to the game.


Slick and his wife, Nancy, have five children, 12 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Thursday HS scoreboard

Boys track

John Glenn 72, Rochester 56


Girls track

John Glenn 78, Rochester 50



Caston 14, Tri-County 1  (6 inn)



Caston 12, Knox 3

Isabel Scales two HR




RHS Senior Noah Swango signs with Trine University

Rochester Senior Noah Swango signed with Trine University to continue his education and football career. 


Noah plans to major in Biology, with hopes of going into Sports Medicine. He says Trine University was everything he had been looking for in a college. 


He said he wouldn't have made it this far without his parents, Jeremy and Kellie Swango, and the others who have supported him along the way in his football career. 




Rochester tabs assistant Shaffer to become football program's new head coach

The Rochester Athletic Department has released the following information regarding the hiring of a new head football coach for the Zebras' program:


Ron Shaffer will be recommended for approval to the RCSC School Board at the April 19 meeting as the Head Football Coach of Rochester High School for the 2021-22 school year.

Coach Shaffer was an assistant coach on the Rochester Football Staff for the 2020 season. Prior to this season, he was an assistant coach at Cass High School and Maconaquah High School with over 20 years of experience coaching football.


Coach Shaffer was selected as the next leader of the Zebra football program by an interview committee made up of fellow coaches, teachers, and administrators. Coach Shaffer’s experience, knowledge of the game, and dedication to student-athletes makes him a great choice for our school and corporation.


We are excited to have Ron lead the staff and student-athletes of Rochester High School.

Rochester baseball win fueled by combined no-hitter


Rochester went to 2-0 on the young season with a 2-1 win over Delphi.

Evan Elliott and Brock Beehler (WP) combined on a no-hitter for the Z’s.

Rochester trailed 1-0 until the 5th when senior Kane Lutz drove in both of the Rochester runs.


Kouts 16, Argos 1




Rochester 4, Triton 3

Kylie Coleman with the walk-off two-run double


Argos 14, Culver 7


Caston 5, Logansport 4


Hoosier Basketball Magazine Tabs Top 60 senior boys

Hoosier Basketball Magazine's Top 60 Senior Workout is highlighted by 13 players who participated in the 2021 IHSAA State Finals on Saturday, April 3rd including seven state champions— Brycen Graber and Curt Hopf (Class A - Barr-Reeve),  Zane Burke and Caleb Furst (AA - Fort Wayne Blackhawk), Kooper Jacobi and Trey Kaufman-Renn (AAA - Silver Creek) and Brian Waddell (AAAA - Carmel). Selected from runner-up teams are Cale and Cole Wireman (Class A - Kouts), Connor Davis (AA - Parke Heritage), Blake Davison (AAA - Leo) along with Shamar Avance and DJ Hughes (AAAA - Lawrence North).


Unfortunately, due to spring break conflicts a few of these players are selected, but unable to attend. They include Davison and future Purdue Boilermakers Furst and Kaufman-Renn.


The top two scorers in the state are also featured in the Top 60 Workout. They are Jalen Blackmon, Marion (33.5 ppg) who will attend Divison I Grand Canyon and Brooks Barnhizer, Lafayette Jeff (32.7), who will play in the Big Ten at Northwestern. Two more high scorers are also signees with the University of Notre Dame. They are JR Konieczny, South Bend St. Joe (28.6 ppg) and Blake Wesley, South Bend Riley (27.1)


More Division I talent that will be headed to in-state colleges include Payton Sparks, Winchester (Ball State) and Blake Sisley, Heritage Hills (Evansville) along with three Bulter recruits— Hughes, Lawrence North and Jayden Taylor, Perry Meridian and Pierce Thomas, Brownsburg. Other Division I players on display at the Top 60 Workout will be Jacobi, Silver Creek (Toledo), Darrell Reed, Hammond (Alabama State), Christopher Mantis, Lowell (Appalachian State), Gus Etchison, Hamilton Heights (Western Michigan), Langdon "LT" Hatton, North Harrison (William & Mary) along with three US Military Academy commits— Blake Barker, Columbus North (Army - West Point) plus Vincent Brady, Indianapolis Cathedral (Air Force Academy) and Jake Heidbreder, Floyd Central (Air Force Academy).


Statistical evaluation, game observation and statewide research were conducted throughout the season to determine Hoosier Basketball Magazine's Top 60. Two sessions of the Top 60 Senior Workout will be hosted on Sunday, April 11, 2021 by Hoosier Basketball Magazine, in conjunction with the IHSAA and the IBCA, at Marian University in Indianapolis (3200 N. Cold Spring Road).


Boys primarily from Northern and Southern Indiana will participate in the first session (1:00-3:00 pm EST). The remaining players, mostly from Central Indiana, will compete during the second session (3:30-5:30 pm EST).


Coach Steve Lynch (Brownsburg) will direct both sessions. Four other outstanding IBCA coaches— Chad Ballenger (Hamilton Heights), Chad Johnston (South Bend Adams), Rich Schelsky (Parke Heritage) and Kendall Wildey (South Decatur)— have been invited to assist with on-court coaching.


Both sessions are open to the public for admission fee of $8.00 ($5 for students). Media can call  (317) 925-8200 if interested in credentials for one or both sessions.


Top 60 boys 

Shamar Avance, Lawrence North

Blake Barker, Columbus North

Brooks Barnhizer, Lafayette Jeff

Jalen Blackmon, Marion

Joey Bomba, Bloomington South

Brett Bosley, Paoli

Vincent Brady, Indianapolis Cathedral

Jayden Brewer, Ben Davis

Vinny Buccilla, Hamilton Southeastern

Zane Burke, Fort Wayne Blackhawk

Chrishawn Christmas, Gary West

Quentez Columbus, South Bend Adams

Connor Davis, Parke Heritage

Koron Davis, Bowman Academy

Gus Etchison, Hamilton Heights

Braydon Flagg, New Prairie

Trey Flatt, Covenant Christian (Marion)

Chase Garrett, South Spencer

Brycen Graber, Barr-Reeve

Lincoln Hale, Linton-Stockton

Langdon “LT” Hatton, North Harrison

Jake Heidbreder, Floyd Central

Curt Hopf, Barr-Reeve

DJ Hughes, Lawrence North

Brady Hunt, Delta

Kooper Jacobi, Silver Creek

Greg Jenkins, Lawrence Central

Trent Johnson, Mishawaka

Edward Jones Jr, Pike

JR Konieczny, South Bend St. Joe

Lane Lauderbaugh, South Decatur

Christopher Mantis, Lowell

Kaden McCollough, Shenandoah

Styles McCorkle, Greenwood Christian

Miles McGowen, Mooresville

Foster Mefford, Southwestern (Hanover)

Colson Montgomery, Southridge

Jake Moynihan, Seton Catholic

Benny Ogayonne, Franklin Central

Jackson Paul, Churubusco

Quimari Peterson, Gary West

Darrell Reed, Hammond

Logan Rohrbacher, East Central

Kyle Ross, Lake Central

Coleman Sater, Edgewood

Ian Scott, Plainfield

Blake Sisley, Heritage Hills

Lane Sparks, Greensburg

Payton Sparks, Winchester

Isaiah Stafford, Indianapolis Attucks

Malik Stanley, Warren Central

Caleb Swearingen, Northview

Jayden Taylor, Perry Meridian

Pierce Thomas, Brownsburg

Naylon Thompson, Fort Wayne Luers

Kolden Vanlandingham, Northeastern

Isaac Vencel, Bloomington North

Brian Waddell, Carmel

Kobe Ward, Danville

Blake Wesley, South Bend Riley

Brody Whitaker, Greencastle

Cale Wireman, Kouts

Cole Wireman, Kouts

Harold Woods, Hammond



Connor Hickman, Bloomington South (Bradley)



Luka Balac, Munster

Andrew Bennett, Shenandoah

Luke Brown, Blackford

Blake Davison, Leo

Owen Dease, Evansville Reitz

Caleb Furst. Fort Wayne Blackhawk

Luke Goode, Homestead

Trey Kaufman-Renn, Silver Creek

Joseph Phinisee, McCutcheon

Isaiah Swope, Castle

Executive Committee to freeze enrollment numbers for one year

The IHSAA Executive Committee today approved retaining the member school enrollment figures from the current classification cycle thus delaying realignment and reclassification for one year.


This year’s enrollment numbers showed significant fluctuation in the case of many schools likely affected by the pandemic and raising questions about their true representation. Following prolonged discussion during today’s monthly meeting of the Executive Committee, members voted 18-1 to extend the classification cycle by a year. However, points earned through the Tournament Success Factor last year (2019-20) and this year (2020-21) will still be applied toward sectional groupings for the 2021-22 school year.


To reiterate, all schools will remain in their respective current classifications in each sport for one more year except for those who meet the Tournament Success Factor criteria.


Next year, the IHSAA will resume reclassification of team sports using certified enrollment figures from the 2021-22 school year for the next two-year cycle (2022-23, 2023-24). Tournament Success Factor points from the 2020-21 and 2021-22 tournament results will be applied toward that next two-year cycle.


Given that last year’s state tournaments in boys basketball, softball and baseball were cancelled, no schools in those sports will move up in 2021-22 since those schools will not be able to achieve the point totals necessary (6 points). Schools already playing up a class in those sports could remain in their same classification (2 points) or revert to their enrollment class once point totals are applied.