Steve Nicewanger’s Story Archive

The First 500 Festival Parade in 1957….60 Years Ago

May 1957, the first 500 Parade marched, the day before the 1957 500 Mile Race. That is 60 years ago exactly! The idea of a city celebration of the race had been floating around since 1946, but in 1954 some city leaders and businessmen started serious planning to get the … Read More

No Triple Crown

Long shot three-year-old Cloud Computing with jockey Javier Castellano on board took the 142nd running of the Preakness stakes at Pimleco last Saturday, May 20 with an upset victory to shoot down any possibility of a Triple Crown champion for 2017. Derby winner and the race favorite Always Dreaming started … Read More

Mid May Sports

Cathedral Wins City Baseball Championship The Cathedral Irish won  their sixth straight city high school baseball championship Monday night at Victory field 8-3 over Heritage Christian. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that three of those eight runs were driven by my grand nephew Seth  Link. Seth is … Read More

Always Dreaming Wins the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is like the Super Bowl, Indianapolis 500 the opening of the Olympics, the Masters, and Wimbledon. It’s not just a horse race, it’s an international event, where people come to Churchill Downs on Derby Day. For that one day of the year, the eyes of the world … Read More

Big Weekend in Indianapolis Sports

Larry Bird Steps Down and Kevin Pritchard Takes the Reins Larry Legend has stepped down as the Pacer’s head honcho. Mr. Bird became the head coach in 1997 and stayed in that capacity until 2000. In 2003 he was named the club’s President of Basketball Operations. He retired in 2012 … Read More