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  • Indiana Basketball History Magazine - Summer 2016

    Indiana Basketball History Magazine - Summer 2016

    Posted by: Mark Buxton /Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Chandler is located in Warrick County about five miles west of the county seat Boonville and thirteen miles east of downtown Evansville and today has a population of about 2900. Chandler High School first played in the state tournament in 1925 in the Evansville sectional, the Panthers were matched up with archrival and county foe Boonville, losing 22-19.

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  • Indiana Basketball History Magazine - Spring 2016

    Indiana Basketball History Magazine - Spring 2016

    Posted by: Norman Jones /Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Any Hoosier remotely interested in the history of the state that became known as “the basketball state” is usually well informed about the Milan Miracle that took place in Butler Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on March 20, 1954. It is the story of a small rural town in southeastern Indiana and how it pulled off one of the greatest upsets in sports history by winning the Indiana high school basketball state championship. In fact, the movie Hoosiers has helped to keep this famous game alive which pitted little Milan against powerful and heavily favored Muncie Central. Milan won 32-30 on a last second jump shot by the last of the small town heroes, Bobby Plump.

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  • Indiana Basketball History Magazine - Winter 2016

    Indiana Basketball History Magazine - Winter 2016

    Posted by: Ryan Eggers /Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    In a school known for its football success, sometimes it’s easy to forget about the other all-time great times here at Ben Davis.  Especially when they were around before any of us current students were born.  But on December 29, some truly historic teams were celebrated at halftime of the Ben Davis - Carmel boys basketball match up.

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  • Indiana Basketball History Magazine - Fall 2015

    Indiana Basketball History Magazine - Fall 2015

    Posted by: Emerson Houck /Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Gene brought an article with him that was written by Jeff Wolfe in March of 1991 and published in the Columbus Evening Republic that caught my attention. It concerned a farm house in Decatur County which had produced over 6000 points scored by high school basketball players over a span of just over 30 years.

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  • Indiana Basketball History Magazine - Summer 2015

    Indiana Basketball History Magazine - Summer 2015

    Posted by: Mark Buxton, PhD /Friday, September 11, 2015

    Despite having produced two eventual Evansville College Hall-of-Famers in Gus Doerner and Harold Brown, the Mackey Aces had never won a sectional title. Located seven miles south of Oakland City in Gibson County, Mackey always had to contend with the big boys of Princeton and Owensville in the quest for that sectional championship. 

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