Blue HQ Media

The Best Spot for All Your Indiana Sports Needs

Meet the Staff


Dalton Tinklenberg

President/Executive Producer

My name is Dalton Tinklenberg and I am the Executive Producer for Blue HQ Media. I’ve followed sports for as long as I can remember and am a former Pacers’ fan zone member. I began writing a blog about the Pacers in early 2015 before moving on to cover the Colts for ProFootballSpot in late July of 2016. In September, fellow writers Aaron Coffey and Jeff Tibbins, along with myself, decided to found Blue HQ Media. We are extremely dedicated to top of the line content so without further ado, welcome to your new favorite news source.


Tom Ratliff

Vice President/Fuel Journalist

My name is Tom, and I have been an avid hockey and Colts fan for most of my life. The lack of an NHL team here means I try to watch hockey any way I can, including a lot of nights as a youngster inside old Market Square Arena watching the Indianapolis Ice. I am excited to bring you my perspective on our current minor league hockey team, the Indy Fuel, and occasionally keep you up to date on their affiliate, the NHL Chicago Blackhawks. Additionally I enjoy shooting sports, and rooting for America in the Summer and Winter Olympics.


Chris Yingling

Chief Editor

┬áChris Yingling is an NFL columnist and Colts fan. He’s contributed to and He’s an award-winning collegiate journalist, has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in sport administration. In the past, he’s served as the Houston Texans team manager for ProFootballSpot and Co-Editor In-Chief at InkOnIndy. He lives and goes to school in Muncie, Indiana and loves his Indianapolis Colts.


Bianka Tinklenberg


My name is Bianka Tinklenberg and my role is to capture photographs to be used on the website in articles and feature pieces. I grew up in Rensselaer, Indiana and then attended Ball State where I majored in Elementary Education. I developed a fast love for sports while there and have never looked back.

Derek Hutton

Baseball/College Sports Manager

I’m Derek Hutton, proud Indiana sports fan. Born in Indianapolis and raised in New Albany, IN, I’ve wanted to be in sports media since I used to read the sports page while watching ESPN as a six-year old. I’m a baseball enthusiast who’s dedicated to keeping you updated on your Indiana minor league teams. Also, as a former play-by-play broadcaster, I’m excited to take my skills into the digital age as the cohost of the Blue Diamond Sports Show.

Mike Carney

Soccer Manager



Matt Worton

Podcast Manager

Hello, my name is Matt Worton. I am the definition of a sports fanatic. I was a Colts season ticket holder for 10 years. I sat in the G2 Zone for the Pacers for 3 years. I am known for my outrageous personality and my ability to make headlines. I was featured as the poster child for the Colts VIP website and have also made national news for some Lebron James defaming big heads I made while in the G2 Zone. I am very passionate about both the Colts and Pacers and look forward to give you my spin on things.

Anthony Cook

Basketball Journalist


Thomas Frost

Colts Journalist

I’m a Colts fan currently living in Martinsville, Indiana. I was born on November 14th, 1994 in Greenwood, Indiana. I attend school at Ivy Tech in Bloomington and I am trying to get into a healthcare career field and want to transfer to Indiana State. I have a secondary interest in sports journalism and am gaining experience from Blue HQ.

Will Sifferlen

Butler Journalist

Hello my name is Will Sifferlen and I’m a Butler basketball journalist. I have also contributed to other websites, and have been following Butler basketball for almost my whole life. I’m also a huge college basketball fan, and watch as many games as I can.




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