Brownsburg Sports: A Way of Life
Residents of Brownsburg, Indiana have the good fortune to be located near one of the biggest sports cities in the United States: Indianapolis. The Circle City is home to a myriad of professional and amateur teams in a variety of different sports, from football to hockey. Brownsburg sports enthusiasts are just a few miles away from the headquarters of many major Indianapolis sports teams. Via a short drive, Brownsburg residents can catch an Indianapolis Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium, an Indiana Pacers game at Conseco Fieldhouse, or an Indiana Ice match at the Pepsi Coliseum in the Indiana State Fairgrounds; the wide world of Indianapolis sports is at Brownsburg’s fingertips.
|Video highlights of an Indianapolis Colts game; Brownsburg sports fans are close to Lucas Oil Stadium|
But it can certainly be hard to get tickets to an Indianapolis sporting event, even with less popular teams like the Indiana Fever or Indianapolis Indians, so Brownsburg sports fans need to have their own teams to root for. Luckily for this small Indiana town’s residents, there’s the athletics programs at Brownsburg High School, the high school of the Brownsburg education system. In the fall, students at Brownsburg High School can take part in football, tennis, soccer, golf, cross country, cheerleading, and volleyball; once the snow starts falling, basketball, wrestling, and swimming open up, and baseball, track and softball begin in spring.
Needless to say, there’s a sport for every student to play and every parent to watch at Brownsburg High School. And these teams are no pushovers. In 2008, the Brownsburg High School boy’s basketball team took home the Indiana High School Athletic Association 4A State Championship after defeating Marion 40-39 with a shot at the buzzer. Parents and Brownsburg sports fans can cheer for the Bulldogs at any of their home games, and most away games aren’t very far, usually against towns in Central Indiana like Avon and West Lafayette. Students and parents alike take great pride in the achievements that the Brownsburg High School Bulldogs have piled up over the years and continue to display the school spirit and motivation to keep the athletic program thriving.
|Video of the buzzer beater that won Brownsburg High School the IHSAA 4A State Championship|
But when summer rolls around in a lot of towns, sports fall by the wayside. Of course, you can always watch baseball on television, but as far as Brownsburg sports go, it would seem that there’s not much going on. However, Brownsburg sports fanatics who want to take in every last competition they can are in luck: Brownsburg also has its very own girls’ softball organization that operates during the summer, the Brownsburg Girls’ Softball League. The league has slow and fast pitch leagues and caters to girls of all skill levels from ages 5-19, and operates every spring, summer, and fall.
This same organization also runs a couple Brownsburg events. Sports tournaments are always big draws in small towns, and the Brownsburg Girls’ Softball League generally operates several, among them the Brownsburg Invitationals, consisting of both a slow pitch and fast pitch tournaments. The group also hosts American Softball Association tournaments and the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) World Series Fastpitch Qualifier. But the Brownsburg Girls’ Softball League isn’t limited to the Brownsburg area; the organization also sponsors several travel teams, the Brownsburg Bombers, that feature two teams per age group.
Like many small Midwestern towns, the residents of Brownsburg adore their sports stars. They are just a few miles away from one of the greatest sports cities in the world, Indianapolis, and they take advantage of that proximity often. Many residents are diehard Colts, Pacers, and Fever fans. Brownsburg High School continues to offer competitive sports action to Brownsburg residents, and the Brownsburg Girls’ Softball League keeps things interesting with a host of tournaments, leagues, and travel teams for aspiring athletes to take part in.
Brownsburg High School
1000 S Odell St
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Athletic Dept. Phone: 317.852.2258 x5
Brownsburg Girl’s Softball League
1001 S Odell St
Brownsburg, IN 46112