Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Want more on Bulter? Visit HLN

Butler fans, be sure to visit HLN, the Horizon League Network and get all the latest and greatest information on the Bulldogs at they continue their Cinderella march towards a National Championship. Go Bulldogs!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Parade of Champions Viewed Statewide on TV

10's of 1000's of Indiana homes watched the 100th Anniversary Parade of Champions, Saturday at 3pm on the Indiana Cable Network. Never before have so many legends and state champions gathered in one place to reunite and, in some cases, meet for the first time. HomeTown produced and aired the arrival of 100 years of teams and representatives as they arrived at the west entrance of Conseco. Up the red carpet in front of a large crowd of on-lookers as their names and accomplishments were read by Greg Rakestraw and Bob Lovell. Later, many of the individual stars were interviewed on the Pacers' practice court including a few of the Milan Miracle legends. March parades in Indiana? The weather was great. The man upstairs must be a fan of Indiana Basketball.

IHSAA Championship Replays on HTSI

HomeTown Sports Indiana begins replays of the 2010 IHSAA State Championships and 'Parade of Champions' Monday at 10:30am. To find additional replays, follow our program schedule link DVD sales of the parade are available from HomeTown, (see right hand column). Game DVDs will be available from the IHSAA.

Greg Rakestraw Does IHSAA Marathon

HomeTown Sports Indiana's VP, Greg Rakestraw did a 12 hour marathon of broadcasting during the IHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament. Beginning his prep at Conseco around 8am and continuing non-stop till the completion of the 3A game, viewers, fans and listeners clearly saw why Greg is Indiana's hardest working sportscaster. Joining Dan Dachich, Greg called the 1A and 2A games on state wide television (seen on HTSI), then hustled to the west entrance of Conseco to M.C. the 100 Year 'Parade of Champions' beside long time friend and legend, Bob Lovell. Then, at 5pm, both bolted to the practice floor to interview former state champions...and finally, Greg joined up with Charlie Hall to call the 3A game on the IHSAA Championship Radio Network. At HomeTown, we're lucky to have Greg lead the charge and it's clear he himself is a legend in the making. (posted by Rick Vanderwielen, HTSI President)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

State Finals on TV

The Indiana Cable Network will be airing the 2010 IHSAA Basketball State Championships this Saturday: Air times are: 1A - 10:30 2A - 1pm 100 Year Parade Celebration - Live following the 2A game 3A - 6pm 4A - 8:30pm Find your cable channel here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Indiana 9 Joins HomeTown as an Affiliate

WNDA, Indiana 9 in Clarksville, Indiana has joined HomeTown Sports Indiana as an affiliate. This strategic alliance allows productions from each partner to be telecast in the others coverage area. Indiana 9 is seen on Insight Cable channel 98 and on 9.1 over-the-air. Additionally, Indiana 9 operates WYCS, digital 24.1 and Insight 138 in the Louisville DMA. WNDA has been the IHSAA outlet for championship games and most recently aired HomeTown's productions for ICN during the basketball tournament. "Along with High School games, we've targeted several southern Indiana and northern Kentucky colleges that play our local teams which will double the exposure for UIndy, IU East and others.", comments Rick Vanderwielen, HomeTown's President. "Our goal is to gather and air Indiana based content and this is another step in achieving this."

Friday, March 19, 2010

This Week in Miller Baseball

Join Noblesville Miller head coach Justin Keever and host Dan Nicholson for the premier of "This Week in Miller Baseball" Mondays at 6pm repeating Tuesdays at 10pm through out the baseball season. You'll get the inside scoop on players, games, and Hoosier Crossroads rivals. The show simulcasts on HomeTown 19 and HomeTown Sports Indiana.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

IHSAA 100 Year Parade LIVE

At 3 p.m. March 27, the stars of Hoosier Hysteria will step off in downtown Indianapolis to culminate the 100 Years IN 100 Days Celebration, a statewide campaign commemorating the 100th anniversary of the boys basketball state tournament, a milestone moment in history. The Telecast is LIVE on HomeTown Sports Indiana and all ICN afflilates. Watch immediately after the 2A game award ceremonies. For the first time, fans will have the chance to see basketball legends from a century of championships as they ride by on floats, firetrucks and vintage cars through the streets of Indianapolis. Bands, cheerleading squads and mascots from winning schools will delight thousands of spectators as they march alongside representatives from more than 70 championship teams, including the "Big-O" Oscar Robertson.

Semi-State Action on HomeTown Sports

HomeTown and ICN will air the Danville v. Washington Semi-State game live at 1pm on Saturday. Then at 7pm, we'll replay this game followed at 9pm by the North Central v. Jeffersonville game. There's more airings next week. Check our schedule for times.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

IHSAA Names HomeTown as Partner

HomeTown Sports Indiana and the Indiana Athletic Association have announced an innovative partnership to produce high school sports. Most state associations have bartered away the rights to their championship games assuring a quick monetary return, but vacating editorial control. The IHSAA is adopting a "Big Ten" model retaining rights and choosing outlets and partners. This creates a fluid decision making process, embracing existing while exploring emerging media technologies. This assures the maximum number of viewers can watch and listen to tournament and championship games. There's more to the IHSAA's announcement than putting football and basketball on Channel 4. The enrichment of minor sports is a key component. Wrestling, both team and individual, swimming and diving, softball, baseball, volleyball, and soccer will be fully produced for television. Historically, the higher classed sports were covered. Going forward, all classes are extended the same coverage and opportunity for broadcast. The new model allows HomeTown Sports Indiana extended tournament access. The goal and objective is to enhance coverage beginning at the sectional level to bring a larger audience to the championship event. Football and Basketball parings shows will return to television. The new network extends coverage to one-half of IHSAA championship events. Track and field, cross country, tennis, gymnastics and golf are not included, but HomeTown's ultimate goal is to cover all 21 Championships. Fully produced Game Day shows will surround the football and basketball championships with guest interviews, scores and highlights hosted by HomeTown's Greg Rakestraw. You can expect coverage to begin approx 1 hour before the first game and continue non-stop through the awards ceremony of the last game. HomeTown will air all productions via tape delay on HomeTown Sports Indiana (Comcast & Brighthouse digital 81). Expect to see repeated telecasts through out the following week. We will be moving forward with our cable partners to post games On-Demand for subscribers. MORE: HomeTown Sports Indiana is a division of HomeTown Television Corporation (Noblesville, IN). Our yearly production of more than 300 high school, college and professional sports for television and webcasting supports our tag line as "Indiana's Most Prolific Producer of Televised Sports". Most recently, HomeTown has produced the GLVC Mens and Womens Basketball Tournament and the Missouri Valley Womens Basketball Championships. We master control digitial channel 81 for Comcast and Brighthouse cable as HomeTown Sports Indiana. Our sister company, Webstream Productions, is the nation's leading producer of national collegiate championships for the web originating nearly 400 webcasts yearly. CONTACT: Rick Vanderwielen - President HomeTown Sports Indiana

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Noblesville Regional LIVE

Hometown will air live audio of the Noblesville miller basketball regional championship tonight at 7:30 from hinkle fieldhouse. The broadcast is on channel 19 only.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

MVC Womens Basketball Championships

HomeTown Sports will be producing the 2010 Missouri Valley Womens Basketball Championship March 11th and 12th. Games are viewable via the MVC Sports web page or Watch Here.

Monday, March 8, 2010

HomeTown to air all Indians Home Games

All Indianapolis Indians home games will air on HomeTown Sports Indiana, comcast & brighthouse digital channel 81. There will be 72 games, all live. Production is being handled by HomeTown's partner, Webstream Productions who is contracted to provide the in-house show as well as the production for television. Games will be called by Indian's announcers Howard Kellman and Scott McCauley

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

GLVC Basketball Championships

The Great Lakes Valley Conference and HomeTown Sports will produce and webcast the 2010 GLVC Basketball Championships from UIS in Sprinfield, Illinois this Saturday and Sunday. For webcasting information and more log onto http://glvcsports.org. To watch, visit B2 Networks.

2010 ICBA State Championship Saturday

HomeTown Sports and Webstream Productions will produce, webcast and televise the 2010 QDOBA ICBA Home School Boys and Girls State Championship this Saturday from the Gathering Place in Greenwood, Indiana. Head to www.hometownsportsindiana.com to watch the girls game at 4pm, then followed by the boys game at 6pm. Replays on HomeTown Sports Indiana, comcast and brighthouse digital channel 81 will be Tuesday at 4pm and 10pm, then Wednesday at 6pm and 8pm.