Local sports roundup: June 24


IHSAA approves tournament changes

After 20 years, the IHSAA voted to make changes to the state tournament format in boys and girls basketball, making the regionals a single-game format and the following weekend’s semistates two games. The regional had been two rounds since 2002.

A poll of principals, athletic directors and both boys and girls coaches showed widespread support for the idea, with nearly three-fourths of all respondents favoring the switch back to a single-round regional.

Additionally, there will be a blind draw after the regional round to determine the semistate pairings. Host sites will be determined in the fall.


Shepherd earns All-America honors

Duke junior Erica Shepherd, a 2022 Center Grove graduate, was named a third team All-American by GolfWeek. The Center Grove graduate, a second-team pick last season, led the Blue Devils with an 18-hole average of 72.24 strokes and posted four top-five finishes on the season, including a runner-up showing at the ACC championship.

Shepherd will be in Switzerland next week to represent the United States in the Arnold Palmer Cup for a second consecutive year.