Thumbs up for May 26

Sectional sensations

Thumbs up to the Seymour girls track and field team for winning a third straight sectional championship on May 23 at home. A related thumbs up to Seymour’s sectional champions, including the 4×800 relay team of Kelly Beavers, AnnMarie Shuler, Alexis Stuckwisch and Brooke Trinkle, the 4×400 relay team of Beavers, Ashlynn Henderson, Alexis Stuckwisch and Sydney Montgomery, Vivienne Siefker in the 3200 run and Trinkle for claiming her third straight sectional title in the 1600 run. Other sectional champions from Jackson County receiving thumbs up are the Brownstown Central 4×100 relay team of Hailey Bair, Maddy Schepman, Jocelyn Love and Camryn Thompson and Bair in the long jump.

Thumbs up to Seymour’s Jude Bane, who won the individual title in the 3200 for the second straight year on May 25 during the Bedford North Lawrence boys track and field sectional. Thumbs up to other sectional champions from Jackson County, including the Owls 4×400 relay team of Devon Jackson, Michael Brooks, Josh Rennekamp and Jaylan Johnson and the Braves 4×400 relay team of Caleb Cummings, Jack Pace, Isiaah Engle and Hudson Fritz.

Regional winner

Thumbs up to Seymour’s Brooke Trinkle, who qualified for the girls track and field state meet in the 1600 for the third year in a row by winning that event Tuesday evening at the Bloomington North Regional.

Recordbreaking

Thumbs up to Brownstown Central’s Rylee May, who recently set the school record for career home runs in softball with 13. The junior’s sixth home run this season also tied the school record for home runs in a season held by Renee Smith.

Moving on

Thumbs up to the teachers in Jackson County who plan to retire at the end of the current school year. The list includes Richard Branaman and Dan Schwartz at Brownstown Central High School, Tamara Brownb at Margaret R. Brown Elementary in Seymour, Kelly Bishop at Seymour-Jackson Elementary School, Dave Boggs at Seymour High School and Scott Heiman at the Seymour Middle School Sixth Grade Center.