Former Milan leader receives ‘Richard G. Lugar’ award

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Director of the National Federation of State High Schools Association, Bob Gardner, is the second annual recipient of the Richard G. Lugar Award for Distinguished Service to Interscholastic Athletics. A presentation will be made during halftime of the 4A state championship game by IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox, Jim Morris, Vice Chairman of Pacers Sports and Entertainment, and Governor Eric Holcomb.Gardner has worked in education for the last 48 years in a variety of capacities. He also served as a principal and superintendent in the Milan Community School system. In 1985 Gardner joined the IHSAA staff as an Assistant Commissioner, and was later appointed Commissioner of the Association in 1995. He has been a member of the National Federation of State High Schools Association in 200 and became the executive director in 2010. During his service with the IHSAA he has focused on risk minimization and on concussion awareness.Gardner graduated from Boonville High School where he was a three-sport athlete. He graduate from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor’s degree and earned a Master’s degree from Ball State University. He is a member of the Indiana High School Wrestling Hall of Fame, and has also served on the Board of Directors for USA Football, USA Basketball, and the Indiana Sports Corporation.last_img read more

BMW Championship: Tiger Woods sits near bottom of leaderboard after 1-under 71

first_img Tiger Woods feeling better, needs strong BMW showing to advance to Tour Championship Tiger Woods isn’t out of it by any means, but he would have liked to post a better number in the first round Thursday.The 15-time major winner shot a 1-under 71 to finish his day in a tie for 49th at the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club in Illinois on Thursday. 🎯@TigerWoods gets back to 2-under.#QuickHits— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 15, 2019As tough as his results may have been to swallow, it was a steady improvement from last week where he was forced to withdraw with back pain from the Northern Trust Open. This week he was looking better and he certainly performed better.He was certainly feeling better and more optimistic coming into this week than last. “I feel good,” Woods said Tuesday (via “Feel a lot better than I felt last week. Felt good this morning, so I thought I’d give it a go.”Woods is by no means out of the tournament despite his less than perfect round.When his day ended he sat six shots back of Justin Thomas and Jason Kokrak who are tied for first at 7 under.center_img Woods is tied with several good players like Bryson DeChambeau and Tommy Fleetwood as most players posted solid numbers in the second tournament of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.The 43-year-old started his day well with two birdies in his first three holes and three in his first five, but bogeys at the fourth, ninth and 16th kept him from going low on his round. Related News BMW Championship: Fit-again Tiger Woods optimistic over East Lake returnlast_img read more