The Washington Times-Herald

Local Sports

June 15, 2013

Madison, WC and 1993

(Continued)

WASHINGTON —

In the second game, which was played at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, the Indiana coaching staff made a couple of changes. Madison and Rolen were each inserted into the starting lineup, and Graves played a substantial role off the bench. The results were impressive. Indiana turned the tables completely, and thumped the Kentuckians 107-89.

“That was really neat, and it was really a first. Three players from rural, southwestern Indiana had never made the team at the same time before.”

Tonight when the 1993 team is introduced, Madison says two things will be on his mind. The WC community from that era, and the relationship with his brothers and how they helped him develop as a player.

“My two older brothers meant the world to me. Ty was older (five years), but he was my basketball buddy. Travis (a 1991 WC graduate) was a teammate, and I got more tough love from him than anything. But overall, the WC community was so unique at that time in that the elementary and middle school coaches were so connected to the high school staff. From the time I was in the second grade, I only dreamed of being a WC Cardinal.”

Madison now makes as many trips back to Indiana as he can. He and his wife Jennifer (formerly Wirtz, a former Barr-Reeve and Northern Kentucky volleyball standout) have a son (Cameron), and a daughter (Brenlyn), and his job in the pharmaceutical industry keeps him busy.

“I always love to come back and watch high school basketball. The Washington/Barr-Reeve, or Barr- Reeve/Loogootee games now give me chills. It reminds me of when I played.”

The Indiana All-Stars take on Kentucky tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The girls game begins at 6 p.m. and the boys game will follow.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • SPT-WT-073014-ANDREW LUCK PIC Luck still learning in Year 3 ANDERSON — Wind chill estimates put the temperature at 59 degrees Monday morning at Anderson University.During one stretch of his fifth training camp practice of the year, however, it likely felt much colder to Andrew Luck.The Indianapolis Colts quar

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports Briefs Par 3 Tournament ResultsMike and Ellen McKittrich were the first place gross winners of the Par 3 Tournament Sunday at Washington Country Club with a 54. Mark Smith-Susan Chambers and Nate and Blythe Wildridge followed with a 55. Pat and Joanne Bahr

    July 30, 2014

  • Blu-chip 3 pic Blu-Chip takes over Complex The Washington Sports Complex played host to the 3rd Annual Blu-Chip 3v3 tournament, which is in memory of Zach Blubaum and Derek Arvin. The tourney was the largest of the three that have been played and helps to raise funds for the Derek Arvin Schol

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • Better police needed for college teams enticed to cheat Cheating has been part of college athletics probably for as long as people have bothered to keep score.Sometimes it could be as simple as a C-note handshake or a little cash slipped into a player’s socks outside his locker with a note telling him to

    July 25, 2014

  • Blu Chip ready for its third year Time is supposed to heal all wounds, but of course, that isn’t the case. Some tragedies are so severe that the healing process might never be complete, but rather a daily reminder of what has been lost. Whether it is a bumper sticker on a car, a funn

    July 25, 2014

  • Colts' 'monster' now preparing to 'hunt' ANDERSON — There’s a different kind of buzz surrounding the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to report for training camp today at Anderson University.Expectations have been high inside the locker room since Chuck Pagano arrived in January 2012 and

    July 23, 2014

  • Sports Briefs WHS PhysicalsWashington High School athletic office would like to announce Physical Examinations for athletes will be held at Dr. Cullen’s office on Tuesday July 29, 9 am to 3 pm. All Washington athletes may use this service including High School, Ju

    July 23, 2014

  • SPT-WT-071914-ADAM GRABER PIC Barr-Reeve hands out Spring Awards MONTGOMERY — After the Fall and Winter sports seasons included a team reaching the state championship, Barr-Reeve’s final sport season had some catching up to do. Spring didn’t result in any state championship apperances, but it did see the Vikings c

    July 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Posturing, predictions fly as SEC turns to a new season There’s plenty to enjoy about the Southeastern Conference’s annual cattle call in Hoover, Ala., where media of every description join players and coaches from each of the league’s 14 football teams to discuss the coming season. The best aspect is tha

    July 18, 2014

  • MadiWebster Webster to compete at Gymnastics Championships LOUISVILLE — More than 1,600 of the nation’s top gymnasts in acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline/tumbling will be in Louisville, this week for the 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships. Madi Webster of Odon, who just placed third in

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo