Thumbs up for Jan. 13

Leader of the pack

Thumbs up to Trinity Lutheran High School senior Bailey Tabeling who scored the 2,000th point of her career on Tuesday night during the Class A fourth-ranked Cougars’ 59-30 loss at No. 2-ranked Lanesville. Earlier this season, Tabeling became the all-time leading scorer at Trinity and in Jackson County. She also recently became the career assist leader at the Seymour school and now has 421 through Tuesday’s contest.

Top gun

Thumbs up to Medora High School girls basketball player Jenna Bowers for a record-breaking performance during Monday’s home contest with Bloomington Lighthouse. The junior poured in 37 points, the most scored by a Hornet girl in the program’s history. The previous record for a single-game performance was 35, a record held by four different girls.

Carrying his weight

Thumbs up to weightlifter Kyle Wilp who recently finished second in the IWF Masters World Championships in Orlando, Florida. The Seymour man finished just 2 kilos (5 pounds) lower than the winner and hit personal bests of 186 kilos (410 pounds) in clean and jerk and 320 kilos for his total score. Plus, his 134 kilos (295 pounds) in snatch was one pound away from his personal best.

Special hosts

Thumbs up to the Seymour Noon Lions Club for organizing and pulling off the Special Olympics basketball tournament again this year. The club relies on its members and volunteers from the community and donations of food, money and other items needed to make the event a success. This year’s event, held Saturday at Seymour High School, marked the 40th year of the club conducting the tournament.


Thumbs up to those who came to the aid of the Medora High School boys basketball player who sustained a head injury in Monday night’s home game against Bloomington Lighthouse.

Long lasting

Thumbs up to the organizers of the Jackson County Hymn Sing, which was established more than 80 years ago. There are 24 churches involved in the sings, which are conducted from 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. For information, call Joyce Burdine at 812-528-4338.