Within the conventional focus in Indiana on high-school basketball, the Indiana team in Beech Grove, the Hornets have made one IHSAA State Champion-- that of its ladies group, in Program 3A of the 2003 event. From that team, senior Katie Gearlds won both the IHSAA's Patricia Roy Perspective Honor (for Class 3A) and also the "Miss Basketball" honor for the entire State. She happened to be a four-year starter for Purdue University from 2003 to 2007, as well as was the first Hornet graduate to play in an American expert sports major league (for the WNBA's Seattle Storm in the 2007 season). Throughout the non-class years prior to 1996, the institution had in fact gotten just 3 Sectional (equivalent to Area in some states) titles (2 by the young children' team in 1966 as well as 1992, and one by the ladies' team in 1978); because the change to classes in Indiana high-school basketball, the kids' team has won one Class 3A Sectional title (2008 ).
The Hornets' most consistent state-level sports success has actually can be discovered in messing up, in which 5 pupils have in fact won a complete amount of 7 personal state titles (Ralf Edwards and also Gary Pierson in 1972, Ethan Harris in 2005, Danny Coyne in 2006, as well as likewise a three-year unbeaten run by Steven Bradley from 1996 to 1998). The 1972 messing up group withstood the closest-ever runner-up coating in IHSAA battling background, winding up a half-point behind Bloomington. 60 Hornet wrestlers have really obtained the IHSAA State Finals (with a variety of showing up 2, three or four times), winning 55 placing medals. Furthermore, in swimming, Andy McVey won two IHSAA specific titles in 1986, developing State documents for that time; he had actually returned from a false-start incompetency in the 1985 finals, in which he had in fact been favored to win. Andy won in addition this Herman F. Keller Perspective Honor.
Beech Grove High School's "Marching Hornets" band program has actually made 4 Indiana State Institution Songs Organization (ISSMA) State Band Finals berths in its background, throughout the extensive service of previous manager James Williams. The present moment band, routed by graduate Cory Wynn with the aid of Scott Bradford and also Chad Barton, has actually sought to return to that degree of success, making their very initial ISSMA Regional Gold ranking in 9 years in 2005. The Marching Hornets continue to acquire fantastic levels of success on the marching music area. After 2005, the band has returned to the level of success that they had throughout the James Williams years. They have grown to develop into among ISSMAs Course C "powerhouses" in the South. In 2009, 2010 as well as likewise 2011, the Marching Hornets returned to the state finals in Lucas Oil Arena in Indianapolis, for the extremely first time in 19 years, where they placed 5th in Class C on 2009, 7th in Program C in 2010, and also 2nd in Program C in 2011. They would continue to get to state finals in Training course C in 2012, 2013, 2015, as well as 2016. Throughout the 2017 period, Beech Grove Senior high school's growing registration reclassified the Marching Hornets as a Class B program. The Marching Hornets would certainly take 5th location in 2017-- their inaugural season in Course B.
Some Beech Grove roads have in fact been called in honor of considerable citizens, such as Byland Drive (Mayor Richard Byland); Fletcher Lane (previous Fire Principal, City Councilman, and also company proprietor Robert Fletcher); Killian Drive (Dad Peter Killian); Beginner Lane (Community Board member along with entrepreneur W. S. Novice); and also Ticen Roadway (Town Board participant Willard Ticen). A quartet of the same roads in the north part are called, in alphabetical order from south to north, for the cities of Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland in addition to Detroit. In June 2007, an indicator message on Hornet Approach was quit honor of Katie Gearlds, identifying her arrival into the WNBA. In 2015 a new elderly real estate improvement consisted of the street Buckley Drive honoring previous Fire Principal and likewise Mayor Dennis Buckley.