Senior staff writer
1) Seven-time state champion football coach Bruce Scifres steps down after 27 years at Roncalli to become executive director of the Catholic Youth Organization for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
2) Golfer Erica Shepherd, a Center Grove junior, wins the U.S. Girls Junior championship, the first lefty to hoist the trophy. She qualified for the finals of the Indy Women in Tech Championship at the Brickyard Crossing and will compete in this year’s U.S. Open.
3) Center Grove claims two state championships with Cassidy Hardin and Isabella Schoolcraft winning girls doubles in tennis and the boys golf team finally winning in its fourth straight trip to 36-hole state finals.
4) The Greenwood (4A) and Lutheran (1A) football teams were defeated in semistate games.
5) Beech Grove’s Katie Gearlds, 2003 Miss Indiana Basketball, coached Marian University’s women’s basketball team (35-3) to its second consecutive NAIA national championship.
6) Roncalli senior Paige Saylor and freshman Alec Viduya won state titles in the high jump and wrestling, respectively.
7) Lutheran’s baseball team falls one win short of state championship game at Victory Field.
8) Franklin Central’s only high school softball coach, Kathy Stricker, inducted into Indiana Coaches Hall of Fame.
9) Perry Meridian opens football season at first on-campus stadium against Greenwood. The Falcons no longer share Perry Stadium – renamed Cardinal Stadium – with Southport.
10 – tie) Greenwood Christian Academy accepted by Johnson County high school athletic directors to compete in all county tournaments.
10 – tie) Roncalli sophomore Tommy Hansen slugs three consecutive grand slams in a game – a national record – in Louisville, Ky.