Indy Eleven

Indy Eleven return to WISH-TV, MyINDY-TV 23 for 2019 season

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The “Boys in Blue” are back!

WISH-TV has come to an agreement with Indy Eleven to air matches through 2020.

The 2019 season will be the sixth consecutive season that the “Boys in Blue” air on WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23.

Indy Eleven’s local broadcast schedule will include 20 live United Soccer League Championship (USL Championship) regular season matches, including all 17 home games at Lucas Oil Stadium.

“Indy Eleven fans can once again look forward to high-quality broadcasts of our home and select away matches, thanks to the talented team at WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23” said Larry Linde, Indy Eleven’s Director of Corporate Partnerships & Broadcasting. “Our partners can also look forward to increased exposure as WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 continues to help grow our team’s profile throughout Central Indiana.”

MyINDY-TV 23 will air 13 of the games, starting Saturday, March 30, when the Indy Eleven host the 2019 home opener against Hartford Athletic at 7:00 p.m. in Lucas Oil Stadium. WISH-TV will broadcast seven match-ups, the first being May 1, when the Indy Eleven go head to head with the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

“WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 have been the television home for Indy Eleven soccer since day one,” said Randy Ingram, WISH-TV Vice President and General Manager. “We’re pleased to announce our partnership for the sixth consecutive season. We look forward to another exciting year with Indy Eleven, and once again, bringing these live local professional soccer games to fans across Indiana.” In addition to the two-hour game, every Indy Eleven broadcast on WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 will be followed by the Honda Post-game Show, a wrap up of the evening’s action featuring extensive highlights and interviews with personalities from both teams.

Returning for their sixth season in the broadcast booth will be the on-air duo of play-by-play man Greg Rakestraw and color analyst Brad Hauter. In addition, Indianapolis-based Tupelo Raycom – A Gray Television Company will handle game day broadcast production for a fifth consecutive year.


Neighbors stunned by shooting in ‘safe,’ ‘quiet’ Eagles Watch subdivision

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH ) — The Eagles Watch subdivision on the city’s northwest side is home to dozens of families.

“It’s very quiet here,” said Irma Molina, who lives on Eagles Watch Drive.

The winding road is often touted as an oasis of safety, seemingly removed from the city’s crime crisis, according to Jeremy Layly, who lives down the street from Molina.

He walks his dogs through the neighborhood every night without worrying about what he’ll encounter in the dark.

On Thursday night, his walk led him toward flashing police lights and crime scene tape. 

Detectives were collecting evidence from the scene of a shooting in the 5000 block of Eagles Watch Drive, less than a quarter of a mile from Layly’s home.

“I’ve heard gunshots [before] but not in the neighborhood,” he told News 8. “That’s intense.”

Officers arrived around 4 p.m. after neighbors reported hearing gunshots. An unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests had been made Thursday night. No suspect information was available.

The shooting appeared to be targeted and did not pose an immediate threat to public safety, police said.

“[Detectives are] working hard to solve these crimes and to prevent crimes,” said Michael Hewitt, a spokesperson for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD).

Molina, whose home was within the police perimeter, ducked under the yellow tape to speak with News 8.

She and her son still feel safe living on Eagles Creek Drive, she said, but she is wary of rising crime in other parts of the city.

“It is very dangerous lately,” Molina said in Spanish. “Many crimes have happened.”

Anybody with information about the shooting is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.