Indiana News

Griffith, Hammond await IHSAA ruling on their brawl appeals

GRIFFITH, Ind. (AP) – Two northwestern Indiana high schools whose remaining basketball seasons were canceled following a brawl are awaiting a ruling on their appeals of that punishment.

Representatives of Griffith and Hammond’s high schools appeared Friday before the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s Review Committee, seeking a modification of sanctions the IHSAA imposed against their boys’ basketball programs.

The (Munster) Times reports the IHSAA has up to eight days to rule on the appeals.

A Feb. 7 brawl during Griffith High School’s home game against Hammond High School led to numerous sanctions against the schools.

IHSAA commissioner Bobby Cox told both schools Friday that if they were allowed back into the state tournament, the Class 3A Hammond Sectional tournament would be redrawn and that could take place as late as next Friday.