Sports briefs for week of April 19

Free 5 or 10K walk around Nashville April 23

League of Women Voters of Brown County is planning 5K and 10K walks, rain or shine, Sunday, April 23, sponsored by the Bloomington Flying Fish Volksmarch Club.

A volksmarch is a non-competitive walk along a planned route and is designed to encourage physical fitness, promote camaraderie and enjoy nature. Both 5K and 10K will start and finish at the Brown County YMCA, 105 Willow St. Routes follow the Salt Creek Trail and wind through Nashville.

Participants can receive a map of the route and register the day of the event at the Y between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Finish is by 4 p.m.

Participation is free; awards are available for a small fee.

For more information, contact Carol Parkinson at

Studebaker National Drags coming to Bean Blossom

BEAN BLOSSOM — Studebaker National Drags will be conducted Saturday, May 27 at the Brown County Dragway, 480 Gatesville Road.

Gates open at 9 a.m. with a parade lap at 10:30 a.m.; racing begins at 11 a.m. with Studebakers and other pre-1966 independent orphan cars making passes down the 8-mile dragway.

For more information, call Richard Poe at 812-988-2008.

Youth wrestling club practices all year

From 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Brown County students in Grades 5 through 12 can practice wrestling in the Brown County High School gymnasium wrestling room.

Brown County Parks & Recreation, 100 Deer Run Lane, offers the program for $30 per student per year, regardless of sign-up date. All participants receive a T-shirt.

Students learn USA Wrestling’s seven base skills of position, motion, level change, clearing, lifting, back step, and arch and turn.

For more information or to register, email instructor Jason Sparks at, call parks and rec at 812-988-5522 or visit

Disc golf league plays Tuesdays in county

The Brown County Disc Golf Alliance plays regularly in Brown County and new members are welcome.

The group plays Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Deer Run Park or at the Brown County Country Club, alternating months. In April it’s the park.

Players of all skill levels are welcome, including those who have never played before. Loaner discs are available.

For more information, contact Stan Golis at

Open gym times offered at local Y

The Brown County YMCA offers open gym for basketball, volleyball and pickleball for players 16 and older of all ability levels, with informal, friendly games.

Basketball is offered from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays for junior and senior high school students, and 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays for all ages.

Volleyball is offered from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays.

Pickleball is 6 to 8 a.m. Mondays through Fridays, 7 to 9 a.m. Saturdays, and 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The rock wall is open from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays for all ages.

Open gym hours are free for Y members and $3 per non-member.