Local Sports

Brandon Butler: Perfect time to find crappie in shallow water

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Crappie fishing is a signal spring is upon us. When “slabs,” as big crappie are called, are found close to shore, you should also expect turkeys to be gobbling and morel mushrooms to be popping. I’ve often said that if I were in charge, we’d have 10 Octobers and two Aprils. In my book, we’re entering the second best outdoors month of the year.

Local sports roundup: March 29

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Softball

Longtime Franklin College tennis coach Hughes to step aside

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As a 5-year-old, Russell Steven Hughes was taught the game of chess by his paternal grandfather Taid, a professional boxer who came to the United States from his home country of Wales.

College notebook: Parsetich leads IWU women’s golf to win

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Freshman Sage Parsetich picked up medalist honors while leading the Indiana Wesleyan women’s golf team to the title at the Purgatory Intercollegiate Invite. The former Center Grove player shot scores of 76 and 72.

Local sports roundup: March 28

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Baseball

Center Grove’s Holubar hopes to emerge as a state contender this spring

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Brevin Holubar’s competitive nature will be on display one lap at a time this spring.

Local sports roundup: March 27

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Baseball

Girls basketball: All-County team

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Tim Abel was an All-County guard as an Indian Creek senior seven years ago, and he went on to play college basketball at Cincinnati Christian and Huntington. He’s still got game — so the two inches or so that he gives up to Faith Wiseman don’t necessarily matter all that much when the two go at it on the court.

Local sports roundup: March 26

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Softball

Boys golf: Season preview

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Three players on the Franklin boys golf team are left-handers, the oldest of those being Kadin Gibson, who again approaches the season’s tee box as the top player in the Grizzly Cubs’ lineup.