Kierstynn Combs Signs with Bethel

Kierstynn with her parents at Kierstynn's signing.
Parents Vicki and Mark look on as Kierstynn signs her letter of intent.
Kierstynn with her parents, tennis/volleyball Coach Bruce Johnson, Bethel Coach Jody Rodriguez, and Knox A.D. Phil Owens.

Knox senior Kierstynn Combs has decided to attend Bethel College where she will continue her basketball career. A 4-year letter winner for the Knox Lady Redskin basketball team, Kierstynn scored over 550 points in her career at Knox and has been known for her hard-nosed, competitive nature on the court.

Kankakee Valley Sectional

Emily Paulsen tied her sectional pole vault record at 9 feet 6 inches.
Rachael Franko of Winamac and Cameron Croyle of North Judson compete in the 100 meter hurdle finals.
Dagny Zupin of Winamac, Kendall Gardner and Olivia Lickwar of North Judson compete in the 1600 meter run.
Courtney Surma Placed 3rd in pole vault clearing 9 feet.

At the Kakakee Valley Sectional on Tuesday evening our area had nineteen individuals and relay teams advance to the Chesterton Regional. Winamac finished 2nd as a team, scoring 89 points, North Judson was 6th with 44, Oregon-Davis came in 9th with 24.5, West Central was 10th with 21, and Knox finished in 12th with 6.5 points.

West Central vs. Winamac

Courtney Nelson gets a base hit for West Central.
Bethany Brogdon faces a West Central batter.
Justine Krueger attempts to catch a fly ball against Winamac.
Whitney Hook hits a double for Winamac.

The Winamac Lady Warriors emerged victorious over MWC rival West Central on Friday 15-6. The Lady Trojans jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the 3rd inning before the Warriors got their bats going en route to a big conference win. Rachael Tetzloff jump started Winamac by hitting a 2-run homer in the bottom of the third inning to cut the Trojans lead to three. Bethany Brogdon got the win for Winamac.

North Judson vs. Oregon-Davis

Johnnie Shelton gets one of his three hits against the Bobcats.
Steve Bailey hits one of his two doubles.
Zach Taylor gets ready to face a Blue Jay batter.

The North Judson San-Pierre Blue Jays played host to Starke County rival Oregon-Davis on Thursday. The Jays emerged victorious over the Bobcats 21-3, behind 20 team hits. Brenner Cruce got the win for North Judson, going four innings, striking out eight batters, and giving up just one hit. Oregon-Davis scored all three of their runs in the third inning.

South Central at LaCrosse

Captains meeting
Jessica Sturdy
Taylor Guse
Kayla Pritchard
Gabbie Sievers
South Central's outfield.
LaCrosse exchange students Claudia Polli and Kandal Aspin.

On a beautiful spring day in May, LaCrosse hosted South Central in a PCC softball matchup. The Lady Satellites emerged victorious over the Lady Tigers 14-0. Jessica Sturdy came away with the win for SC, giving up just one run in the complete game victory. The Satellites proved to be too much along the base path, stealing multiple bases throughout the game. The Tigers, meanwhile, showed that they are growing as they were able to hold their own late in the game. It was a battle of experience versus inexperience, and as it usually does, the experience prevailed.

Bi-County Track Meet

Boys 110 M Hurdle Finals
Girls 4x100 Relay
Marissa Hamilton Ties Bi-County High Jump Record.
Gavun Henry's 2nd Place Throw.

The Bi-County Track Meet took place Friday, April 29th at North Judson-San Pierre High School. Winamac took 1st place as a team for both the boys and the girls, Knox placed 2nd in the boys competition, North Judson came in 3rd, West Central was 4th and Oregon-Davis came in 5th. For the girls, North Judson placed 2nd, Oregon-Davis was 3rd, West Central came in 4th, and Knox finished in 5th. Congratulations to all of the athletes and coaches of these five schools on a very exciting evening!

Rachael Franko’s Record Jump

On her second attempt, Rachael’s jump was measured at 17 feet 2 1/4 inches, breaking the old record of 16 feet 9 inches. On her final attempt, Rachael landed at 17 feet 5 inches, once again breaking the meet record, but also breaking her school record in the process.

Sectional Champion Blue Jays

Jays preparing for Regional practice.
Andrew Frasure
Cliff Dolezal
John Eckert
Mitch Fingerhut
Kendall Hochstedler
Winston Yergler
Dustin Knapp
Evan Howard
Caston Sanchez
Wes Derflinger, Dalton Bailey, Jerred Surma
Coach Ryan Bales

The North Judson Blue Jays won the school’s 20th Sectional Championship in boys’ basketball. The Jays defeated Hebron, Culver, and Winamac to move on to Regional competition.

Stephanie Balon Signs with Purdue Calumet

Stephanie Balon
Stephanie and her coaches.
Stephanie with her parents.
Stephanie and her teammates.

South Central senior basketball member Stephanie Balon has chosen to attend Purdue Calumet to continue her basketball career. Balon was the leading scorer for the Satellites this season and will look to continue her successful career at the collegiate level.

Elkhart Semi-State

Culver Student Section.

Team Breakdown
Culver's Seniors
McBee goes for the opening tip

The greatest season in Culver Community High School history came to an end at the Elkhart Semi-State losing to Fort Wayne Bishop Luers 47-43. The Lady Cavs went punch for punch with the Lady Knights, but couldn’t get over the hump as their season came to an end with a record of 25-2.