Things spin out of control for FC in loss to Lady Toppers
The first semi-final at last Friday’s Floyd Central Shootout featuring the host Lady Highlanders and Louisville Presentation was a game of runs. Presentation started strong, but gave way to FC in the middle portion of the game before rallying late to take the 64-61 win. The Lady Toppers led 23-17 at the end of the first quarter, but FC went on a 19-2 run to take control of the game. Riley Kaiser sparked the run with a three to start the second quarter.
Four players score in double figures as FC throttles Crawford
The Floyd Central Lady Highlanders looked like a well-oiled machine in their quarterfinal matchup last Thursday in the FC Shootout. Crawford County kept the score close for eight minutes, trailing 14-11, but Floyd cranked up the defensive pressure and put the dial on cruise control in an 86-35 win.
Former WW grad ‘Sparkle(s)’ in her attempt to be a fighter pilot
Anyone who remembers the movie “Top Gun” remembers the nicknames “Maverick” and “Goose.” In today’s Air Force pilots still have nicknames, but some of them have a feminine twist, like “Sparkle!?” “Sparkle” is the nickname given to 2007 West Washington graduate Brittney Sparks as she works her way through flight school.
Two men from Salem, Kenny Blankenbaker and Jimmy Apple, were recently recognized by the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Blankenbaker was honored as a 2012 Men’s Center Circle Officials Award winner, along with Richard “Dick” Freeman and Robert “Bob” Spay, for his contribution as a high school basketball official.