From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, November 6: The Indianapolis school board has allowed the city high schools to once again engage in interscholastic sport competition. The decision not only affects basketball and baseball, but track, tennis, swimming and possibly golf. All athletics at Technical (Tech), Shortridge, and Manual Training High Schools will be speeded up as a result of the ruling. Tech will soon pick a state basketball squad and arrange games with the best teams in the state. League basketball at Shortridge High School will continue as planned, and a state squad will be picked from the best of the four leagues before Christmas vacation. Play will be scheduled with various fast high school teams over the state during January and February. A cross-country meet between Shortridge and Manual will be held at the Riverside course on Thanksgiving Day.
“New Ruling Boost for High School Athletics,” The Indianapolis News, 6 November 1917, p. 13:2