Thumbs up to Norma Hubbard of Seymour, who celebrated her 100th birthday Monday. Norma joined the world’s fastest growing age group, according to the United Nations. In 2022, that organization estimated there were 593,000 centenarians around the world — a number projected to grow to 3.7 million by 2050.
Thumbs up to the Brownstown Central High School and Trinity Lutheran High School girls basketball teams, who both won their fifth straight sectional championships Feb. 3.
Members of the 17-9 Braves squad are Kelsey Schneider, Harley Toppe, Kassie Helton, Kassidy Wischmeier, Kinzee Dean, Addison Darlage, Mallory Klosterman, Jada Miller, Sophie Wischmeier, Hailey Hobson, Jenna Klosterman, Hunter Trueblood and Claire Brock. Brownstown, coached by Brandon Allman, faces 14-11 South Spencer at 1 p.m. today for the Class 2A Charlestown Regional title.
Members of the 14-11 Cougars squad are Blayklee Hancock, Zoey Dulaney, Liza Froedge, Morgan Brewer, Jordan Brewer, Laura Roeder, Bailey Bonde, DeAnna Rothert, Marley Warren, Maddie Adams, Emerson Warren, Marci Leinart, Madison Keith, Zoe Croquart, Olivia Schepman and Dianna Munoz. Trinity, coached by Darrin Keith, faces 15-10 Wood Memorial at 1 p.m. today for the Class A West Washington Regional title.
Thumbs up to the Seymour High School boys swimming team, who finished the regular season with a 15-2 record. That’s the most wins in school history. The previous record for wins was 13. The roster features Lane Mellencamp, Colin Hartung, Cole Simmons, Wes Proffer, Lucas Jablonski, Larry Simons, Caden Harriss, Chaze Combs, Eli Reasoner, Cash McNeely, C.J. Polley, Will Proffer and Machy Burton.
Racing for a reason
Thumbs up to everyone who participated in the inaugural Karts for Kids go-kart tournament at Racin’ Mason Pizza & Fun Zone in Seymour this past year. The event, established by the business’ owners, Harold and Kelly Mason, resulted in the recent donation of 100 backpacks, suitcases and duffel bags along with hygiene products to Department of Child Services offices in Jackson, Jennings and Scott counties. Those items will be distributed to foster kids as they are placed in a home.
Judges Award winners
Thumbs up to the Crothersville Elementary School Tiger Robotics 47229A team of fourth-grader Brielle Durham and fifth-graders Levi Waymire, Gavin Asher and Samantha Orrill. The team received the Judges Award during a Feb. 3 tournament at Immanuel Lutheran School in Seymour.
Hall of famers
Thumbs up to Cindy Nehrt Cozart and Tim Mannix, who were inducted into the Crothersville Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 27 during Crothersville’s boys basketball game against Rising Sun.