Sparkplugs News · Big moments await Speedway athletes

It’s that special time of the year for Speedway athletes as conference championship races heat up and Marion County tournament action begins.

In girls tennis, the Sparkplugs entered Thursday’s match with highly respected Pike at 5-1.   On Saturday, the Sparkplugs travel to Ben Davis to participate in the Indiana Crossroads Conference championship meet.   Tiana Sparks (once beaten at #1 singles) and undefeated Taylor Sparks (#2 singles) have enjoyed strong seasons so far.   The Sparkplugs will host Decatur Central May 10th in the opening round of the Marion County tournament.

In boys baseball, the varsity Sparkplugs are currently on a seven game win streak after sweeping Beech Grove this week.   The varsity boys are 10-3 overall and 6-2 in ICC play.   Next week, the Plugs play WEBO and a pair of ICC games with Lutheran before beginning Marion County tournament play May 7th on the road at Park Tudor.   The Sparkplug boys beat Park Tudor earlier this week, 9-3.

The boys and girls track teams defended their 2019 Brad Pedigo Relays championships last weekend with convincing wins.   The Sparkplugs compete in the Park Tudor Invitational on Friday night and then return to the friendly confines of Ralph Johnson Field to host the Indiana Crossroads Conference championship meet on May 7th.

The girls softball team is currently 2-1 in ICC play and 6-7 overall against a stout schedule.   The girls start a three game road trip with games at Western Boone, Covenant Christian and Beech Grove before returning home on May 7th to host North Central in the opening round of the Marion County tournament.   Speedway defeated North Central 6-5 in pool play at the Ben Davis Classic last weekend.

Cooper Crausare and Lucas Wallace continue to work with boys golf coach John DalCorobbo and recently competed in the Marion County tournament.    The boys are hopeful for continued improvement as the season progresses.

Entering the spring sports season, Speedway was in first place for the ICC girls all-sports trophy.   The boys program entered the spring season in third place overall, putting Speedway just five points in the overall ICC All-Sports race.