Beech Grove, IN. (April 17, 2019) IBG — The IndyStar Sports Awards recognizes and honors the top athletic accomplishments in Indiana high school sports. This event will take place May 5, 2019 at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University. The show features various awards, contests and a Q&A with celebrity guest, Danica Patrick.
Here are the nominees for our premier awards. Nominated athletes/teams/coaches will receive complimentary tickets.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Mike Renfro, Beech Grove boys basketball: Renfro took over the day-to-day operations of the Beech Grove basketball program as the health of head coach Matt English declined. English died in December after a third battle with brain cancer at the age of 45. The Hornets won their first sectional title since 2008 .
Kyle Ralph, New Palestine football: The Dragons have won 54 consecutive regular season games and won a 2018 Class 5A title with a 14-0 campaign. New Palestine averaged 56 points per game and allowed 9 points per game and capped the season with a 28-14 win over Decatur Central.
Kathie Layden, Northwestern girls basketball: Layden led the Tigers to a second consecutive Class 3A state title to cap a 27-3 season. It marks Layden’s fifth state title – her second with Northwestern in addition to three consecutive titles she won with Tri-Central from 2003-2005.
The IndyStar Sports Awards recognizes and honors the top athletic accomplishments in Indiana High School Sports. This event is hosted by the IndyStar and will take place May 5, 2019 at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University. The show features various awards, contests and a special appearance from Danica Patrick. You can purchase at: sportsawards.indystar.com