Junior Varsity football changes
Junior varsity football games times have changed due to the Lions not fielding a freshman team. The junior varsity game at New Palestine on Aug. 31 will begin at 10 a.m. The game at Connersville on Sept. 21 and at Lawrenceburg on Oct. 5 will both start at 10 a.m.
Field named after Tommy John
TERRE HAUTE (AP) — A sports field in former major league pitcher Tommy John’s western Indiana hometown is being named in his honor.
The spot picked by the Terre Haute parks department is where John played his final game for the old Gerstmeyer High School before starting his professional career.
John was born and raised in Terre Haute, then went on to post a 288-231 record over 26 major league seasons. He’s also known for the procedure known as Tommy John surgery that fixed his injured pitching elbow in 1974 and saved his career so it could continue until 1989.
Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222, ext. 114