The Brownstown Central boys’ basketball team will play in a special game in a historic gymnasium later this season.
The Braves have been invited to play in the Hickory Classic on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016.
The Classic, sponsored by Jim Fouts and Super Hoops Plus, will be held in “Hoosier Gym” in Knightstown. Part of the movie “Hoosiers” was filmed in Hoosier Gym where Joie Chitwood helped Hickory ‘win’ a state championship.
The Braves will play Tipton in the 6:30 p.m. game. There will be six games that day, beginning at 10 a.m.
Only 600 tickets will be sold for each game, and after each game the gym will be emptied.
Tickets are $12 for each game.
Mark DeHart, athletics director at Brownstown Central said he will announce ticket information for Brave fans at a later date.
Brian Nuss, public announcer at the home basketball games and scorebook keeper at away games, knows Fouts. Fouts contacted Nuss, who in turn contacted DeHart.
DeHart said the Braves had an opening in their schedule as they were under scheduled last winter when the IHSAA allowed schools to expand their schedules to 22 regular season games.
Both Brownstown and Tipton are Class 3A schools. Mississinewa will play Taylor in the 10 a.m. game, and that will be followed by Wes-Del against Seton Catholic, Jimtown against Barr-Reeve, Greenfield Central facing Portage, and after Brownstown and Tipton play, Valparaiso will battle Zionsville in the final game.
The Braves will scrimmage Jennings County on Nov. 21 and will open their season against Salem at home on Dec. 1.
Owls ready for hysteria
The third annual Seymour Hoosier Hysteria will be held at the Cortland School gym on Nov. 14.
The Owls will scrimmage at Greenwood on Nov. 21 and will open their season by hosting Martinsville on Nov. 28.
Tigers, Cougars eye start
Crothersville will get a jump on other county teams as the Tigers open at home against Mitchell on Nov. 19, then will travel to Austin on Nov. 23 and to Orleans on Nov. 28.
Trinity Lutheran will scrimmage at Edinburgh on Nov. 19 and will open its regular season at home against South Decatur Nov. 24.
Medora also has a later starting date and will play host to West Washington on Dec. 1.
Three girls’ seasons yet to begin
The Seymour and Brownstown Central girls will open on Saturday with the Owls going to Salem and the Braves to Corydon Central.
Trinity Lutheran will open against Indianapolis Lutheran at home on Monday.