Trying to Hold On

Photo by RR Best Trying to Hold On Sullivan Elementary teacher Scott England tries to hold on to the reins Monday, March 23 during donkey basketball hosted by the Sullivan Elementary School PTO.

Photo by RR Best
Trying to Hold On
Sullivan Elementary teacher Scott England tries to hold on to the reins Monday, March 23 during donkey basketball hosted by the Sullivan Elementary School PTO.

Seth Dunscomb 14th Annual Opener

Submitted Seth Dunscomb 14th Annual Opener The Sullivan Blue Dophins entered 58 swimmers in the 14th annual Seth Dunscomb New Year’s Opener in January. Pictured left to right are Connie Dunscomb, Dalace Ray, Brodie Goss, Dylan Sanders, McKenna Kull, Brynna Sentel, Calista Clark, Charlie Goss, Anna Wooter, and coach Jason Drury (not pictured is Noah Spain). Seth Dunscomb began his swimming career with the Sullivan Blue Dophins when he was just a boy. Each year, the dolphins remember him when they attend the Seth Dunscomb New Year’s Opener in Decatur. Dunscomb was a record-setting swimmer who died suddenly of a heart ailment in 1997 during a practice for the University of Kansas swim team. Dunscomb was a state champion in the 200-yard individual medley while at Sullivan High School and still holds 16 records with the Sullivan Blue Dolphins that have not been broken in more than 15 years. This year marked the 14th year the meet has been held at Millikin University’s Griswold Center.  With ages ranging from 5 to 18 years old in a total of 506 races, the Dolphins brought home a hefty amount of hardware, with the following swimmers receiving overall trophies: Open Division - Brynna Sentel 1st place; Charlie Goss 2nd place; Dalace Ray 3rd place.13-14 age group - McKenna Kull 1st place; Anna Wooters 2nd place;  Brodie Goss 2nd place; Dylan Sanders 3rd place. 11 - 12 age group - Calista Clark 3rd place. 9 -10 age group  - Noah Spain 3rd place.

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Seth Dunscomb 14th Annual Opener
The Sullivan Blue Dophins entered 58 swimmers in the 14th annual Seth Dunscomb New Year’s Opener in January. Pictured left to right are Connie Dunscomb, Dalace Ray, Brodie Goss, Dylan Sanders, McKenna Kull, Brynna Sentel, Calista Clark, Charlie Goss, Anna Wooter, and coach Jason Drury (not pictured is Noah Spain). Seth Dunscomb began his swimming career with the Sullivan Blue Dophins when he was just a boy. Each year, the dolphins remember him when they attend the Seth Dunscomb New Year’s Opener in Decatur. Dunscomb was a record-setting swimmer who died suddenly of a heart ailment in 1997 during a practice for the University of Kansas swim team. Dunscomb was a state champion in the 200-yard individual medley while at Sullivan High School and still holds 16 records with the Sullivan Blue Dolphins that have not been broken in more than 15 years. This year marked the 14th year the meet has been held at Millikin University’s Griswold Center. With ages ranging from 5 to 18 years old in a total of 506 races, the Dolphins brought home a hefty amount of hardware, with the following swimmers receiving overall trophies: Open Division - Brynna Sentel 1st place; Charlie Goss 2nd place; Dalace Ray 3rd place.13-14 age group - McKenna Kull 1st place; Anna Wooters 2nd place;  Brodie Goss 2nd place; Dylan Sanders 3rd place. 11 - 12 age group - Calista Clark 3rd place. 9 -10 age group  - Noah Spain 3rd place.

SHS Boys’ Basketball Banquet 2015

Submitted by Charles Brown SHS Boys’ Basketball Banquet The SHS boys’ basketball banquet was recognized March 18 at their banquet. Pictured, left to right: Nick Frerichs (defensive award), Jacob Piper (practice player award), Alec Ballinger (free throw award), Ty Molzen (rebounding award, most outstanding player), and Zach Hrvol (most improved).

Submitted by Charles Brown
SHS Boys’ Basketball Banquet
The SHS boys’ basketball banquet was recognized March 18 at their banquet. Pictured, left to right: Nick Frerichs (defensive award), Jacob Piper (practice player award), Alec Ballinger (free throw award), Ty Molzen (rebounding award, most outstanding player), and Zach Hrvol (most improved).

Lovington Pageant 2015

Photo by Darian Hays Little Miss Lovington Pageant The 2015 Jr. Miss and Little Miss Lovington Pageant will be held March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Lovington Grade School gym. This year’s pageant has three Jr. Miss contestants and seven Little Miss contestants. The competition includes a four minute interview that will take place in the afternoon, on stage introductions, a pop question, speech, and formal wear. This year there will be a People’s Choice Award, where anyone may vote for his or her favorite contestant at the pageant. A 50/50 raffle is this year’s fundraiser, which will be sold at the pageant or by all of the contestants prior to the pageant. Pictured,  in the front row, from left to right are: Abby Turnbaugh, daughter of Jennifer Franklin & Luke Turnbaugh; 2014 Little Miss Lovington Halle Wardrip, daughter of Brad & Andrea Wardrip. Back row: MaKayla Hays, daughter of Tera Newberry & Tyler Hays; Kikyo Brent, daughter of Jennifer Martin & Kevin Brent; Morgan Casteel, daughter of Brock & Erica Casteel; Saveah Gabbard, daughter of Eric & Haylee Gabbard. Not pictured is Krystina Myers, daughter of Nena & Timothy Fridge.

Photo by Darian Hays
Little Miss Lovington
The 2015 Jr. Miss and Little Miss Lovington Pageant will be held March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Lovington Grade School gym. This year’s pageant has three Jr. Miss contestants and seven Little Miss contestants. The competition includes a four minute interview that will take place in the afternoon, on stage introductions, a pop question, speech, and formal wear. This year there will be a People’s Choice Award, where anyone may vote for his or her favorite contestant at the pageant. A 50/50 raffle is this year’s fundraiser, which will be sold at the pageant or by all of the contestants prior to the pageant. Pictured, in the front row, from left to right are: Abby Turnbaugh, daughter of Jennifer Franklin & Luke Turnbaugh; 2014 Little Miss Lovington Halle Wardrip, daughter of Brad & Andrea Wardrip. Back row: MaKayla Hays, daughter of Tera Newberry & Tyler Hays; Kikyo Brent, daughter of Jennifer Martin & Kevin Brent; Morgan Casteel, daughter of Brock & Erica Casteel; Saveah Gabbard, daughter of Eric & Haylee Gabbard. Not pictured is Krystina Myers, daughter of Nena & Timothy Fridge.

Photo by Darian Hays Jr. Miss Lovington Pictured, from left to right are: Ciara Emrick, daughter of Martina Emrick & David Emrick; Kenli Nettles, daughter of Ryan Nettles & Christy Yielding; Jessica Renfro, daughter of Jessica & Jim Erixon; and the 2014 Jr. Miss Lovington Natalie Lambdin, daughter of Tom & Jennifer Lambdin.

Photo by Darian Hays
Jr. Miss Lovington
Pictured, from left to right are: Ciara Emrick, daughter of Martina Emrick & David Emrick; Kenli Nettles, daughter of Ryan Nettles & Christy Yielding; Jessica Renfro, daughter of Jessica & Jim Erixon; and the 2014 Jr. Miss Lovington Natalie Lambdin, daughter of Tom & Jennifer Lambdin.

Sullivan Scholastic Bowl Regional Champs 2015

Submitted Sullivan Scholastic Bowl Regional Champs The Sullivan scholastic bowl team earned the regional title Monday evening with an overtime win over Marshall 130-120. The team started by defeating Shelbyville 220-90, then defeated Stew-Stras 210-60 to make it to the championship. Brent Mauck led the team with eight tossups, while Grace Mauck and Ryan Baker both added six. Luke DeLong added four, and Drew Harris contributed with one.  The team now travels to Cumberland Saturday to play in the sectional tournament.  Their record is currently 36-20. Pictured, back row left to right:  Ryan Baker, Blake Stewart, Nick Kelsey, Dakota Clayton, and Drew Harris. Front row: Grace Mauck, Luke DeLong, Brent Mauck, and Trevor Elder.

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Sullivan Scholastic Bowl Regional Champs
The Sullivan scholastic bowl team earned the regional title Monday evening with an overtime win over Marshall 130-120. The team started by defeating Shelbyville 220-90, then defeated Stew-Stras 210-60 to make it to the championship. Brent Mauck led the team with eight tossups, while Grace Mauck and Ryan Baker both added six. Luke DeLong added four, and Drew Harris contributed with one.  The team now travels to Cumberland Saturday to play in the sectional tournament.  Their record is currently 36-20. Pictured, back row left to right:  Ryan Baker, Blake Stewart, Nick Kelsey, Dakota Clayton, and Drew Harris. Front row: Grace Mauck, Luke DeLong, Brent Mauck, and Trevor Elder.

WHS Team Quest Places Second

Submitted Team Quest Places Second Windsor High School’s Team Quest team recently traveled to Mt. Vernon and placed second in regionals. They advance to the finals in April, which will be held in Chester. Pictured (L to R): Katie Greuel, Uriah Jones, Kristen Morlen, and Melanie Adams.

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Team Quest Places Second
Windsor High School’s Team Quest team recently traveled to Mt. Vernon and placed second in regionals. They advance to the finals in April, which will be held in Chester. Pictured (L to R): Katie Greuel, Uriah Jones, Kristen Morlen, and Melanie Adams.

Windsor High School Student of February 2015

Submitted Windsor High School Student of February Senior Alexandria Bridges, daughter of Jeff and Amy Bridges, has been named February Student of the Month at Windsor High School. Bridges is involved in volleyball, student council, yearbook, National Honor Society, WYSE, physics club, health occ., and is an FFA officer. Bridges plans to attend Lake Land College and then transfer to Parkland College for radiology.

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Windsor High School Student of February
Senior Alexandria Bridges, daughter of Jeff and Amy Bridges, has been named February Student of the Month at Windsor High School. Bridges is involved in volleyball, student council, yearbook, National Honor Society, WYSE, physics club, health occ., and is an FFA officer. Bridges plans to attend Lake Land College and then transfer to Parkland College for radiology.

Windsor All-Conference Scholastic Bowl 2015

Submitted All-Conference Scholastic Bowl Uriah Jones, (left) a senior from Windsor High School and Sterling Howard, (right) a sophomore, both received a trophy for making scholastic bowl second team all conference. Uriah competed on the varsity team and Sterling on the fresh-soph team.  They were among the top 10 scorers of the NTC conference for the scholastic bowl season.

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All-Conference Scholastic Bowl
Uriah Jones, (left) a senior from Windsor High School and Sterling Howard, (right) a sophomore, both received a trophy for making scholastic bowl second team all conference. Uriah competed on the varsity team and Sterling on the fresh-soph team. They were among the top 10 scorers of the NTC conference for the scholastic bowl season.

Biking About Bullying

Photo by Keith Stewart Biking About Bullying Pro-BMX biker Matt Wilhelm visited Arthur Grade School and Atwood-Hammond Grade School on Thursday, February 12.  Wilhelm, known as the world’s fastest spinner on a bike, spoke to the assemblies about his career, hard work and first-hand experience with bullying. Wilhelm has appeared in the semifinals of America’s Got Talent, won 30 Seconds to Fame, and was featured with President Obama in “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” on Cartoon Network. Wilhelm is a Chicago native and Millikin graduate.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Biking About Bullying
Pro-BMX biker Matt Wilhelm visited Arthur Grade School and Atwood-Hammond Grade School on Thursday, February 12. Wilhelm, known as the world’s fastest spinner on a bike, spoke to the assemblies about his career, hard work and first-hand experience with bullying. Wilhelm has appeared in the semifinals of America’s Got Talent, won 30 Seconds to Fame, and was featured with President Obama in “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” on Cartoon Network. Wilhelm is a Chicago native and Millikin graduate.