Sports have always been a part of high school students lives in the summer, just as much as making minimum wage slinging burgers at a fast food place and hanging around the mall. But an evolution has slowly taken place over the past several seasons that has changed the landscape of those sports as they relate to high school.
The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) has, as recently as several years ago, been very stringent on the amount of contact a varsity coach may have with his players in several sports, most notably basketball and football.
But those reigns have been loosened a great deal, to the point that coaches may work with their players for a large portion of the summer.
The result of these new rules, beginning last summer, Terre Haute South has hosted a summer basketball league where schools can keep their players together instead of perhaps sending individuals to AAU squads while other members hung up their sneakers.
This summer Northview and Clay City have each sent teams to play in this league against the likes of the host Braves, Riverton Parke, South Vermillion and Terre Haute North.
This is the second year that the Knights have competed as a team under the tutelage of head coach Bob Medworth and the first time that they have been able to add a second squad of younger athletes. The Eels have the numbers for just one team and are comfortably the smallest school represented in the league, but the learning experience is just as valuable.
League games are played on Monday and Wednesdays and are free to the public. Games are played in both the main gym and the auxillary gym beginning at 6 p.m. There are three games each night on each floor.
Summer Schedule for Northview and Clay City
At Terre Haute South
Wed, June 18
|Northview Grey vs. South Red||6 p.m.|
|Northview Maroon vs. Riverton Parke Burgundy||7:15 p.m.|
|Clay City vs. Riverton Parke White||8:30 p.m.|
Mon, June 23
|Clay City vs. T.H. North White||6 p.m.|
|Northview Grey vs. Riverton Parke White||7:15 p.m.|
|Northview Maroon vs. T. H. North Blue||8:30 p.m.|
Wed, June 25
|Northview Grey vs. T.H. North White||8:30 p.m.|
|Northview Maroon vs. T.H. North Red||6 p.m.|
Mon, July 7
|Northview Grey vs. T.H. South White||6 p.m.|
|Northview Maroon vs. T.H. South Black||7:15 p.m.|
|Clay City vs. South Vermillion||8:30 p.m.|
Wed, July 9
|Northview Grey vs. South Vermillion||7:15 p.m.|
|Northview Maroon vs. Clay City||8:30 p.m.|
Mon, July 14
|Clay City vs. Riverton Parke Burgundy||7:15 p.m.|
|Northview Grey vs. Northview Maroon||8:30 p.m.|
Wed, July 16
|Northview Maroon vs. Riverton Parke White||7:15 p.m.|
|Northview Grey vs. Riverton Parke Burgundy||8:30 p.m.|