TIPPECANOE VALLEY TO DEDICATE ‘RITA PRICE SIMPSON COURT’

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Written By Ink Free News / Sports on Monday, November 25, 2019

From left, Brandon Kresca, TVHS Principal, Rita Price Simpson, Jack Simpson, Meredith Brouyette and Anne Secrest.

AKRON — Tippecanoe Valley High School will honor long-time local media personality Rita Price Simpson with the dedication of the “Rita Price-Simpson Court” on Nov. 27.

The renaming was previously unveiled Thursday, July 25 following a complete refinishing of the basketball court.

The dedication of the basketball court in the varsity gym at TVHS will take place at 7:30 p.m., prior to the first boys’ basketball home game against Warsaw Community High School. The contest will be the 1,000th game played on the court at Valley.

Rita has worked in broadcasting over 60 years and has won numerous awards including an induction to the Indiana Sportswriters & Sportscasters Hall of Fame, ISSA’s Marv Bates Award as Sportscaster of the Year, member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, Indiana Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Kosciusko County Basketball Hall of Fame, Indiana Commission for Women – Indiana Torchbearer Award and the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Service Award.  The WRSW studio was also named in her honor on her 75th birthday in 2017.

The game is the season opener for both teams.

Valley is providing light refreshments in the cafeteria following the game.

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