Lifeguard class offered PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 December 2014 08:26

The YMCA of Harrison County will be offering a YMCA Lifeguard Class designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer.

Participants will be certified in CPR pro, basic first aid and emergency oxygen administration. Course presents information on the skills and knowledge lifeguards need in pool, lake, river, surf and water park environments. The comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to lifeguard by anticipating and preventing problems before they occur and by taking action to help those in danger when necessary.

The course also covers safety skills, accident prevention, scanning, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, first aid in aquatic environments, spinal injury management, open water dangers, legal responsibility, pool management and info on how to get a job as a lifeguard.

This course is for ages 16 and older and will be instructed by the YMCA of Harrison County Program Coordinator of Aquatics, Elizabeth Frazier. The course will take place December 27, 2 – 4:15 p.m., January 2, 4 – 9 p.m., January 3, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., January 9, 4 – 9 p.m. and January 10, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the YMCA of Harrison County.

The cost is $160 for YMCA of Harrison County members and $180 for Program Participants.

To register, stop by the YMCA of Harrison County at 198 Jenkins Ct. NE in Corydon.

For more information, call Program Coordinator - Aquatics, Elizabeth Frazier, at the YMCA of Harrison County 812-734-0770.

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Three at the buzzer lifts FC over CAI PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 December 2014 08:25

By Evan Saylor
Special Correspondent

Monday (Nov. 24) was the start of the high school boys’ basketball season for the Christian Academy Warriors and the Floyd Central Highlanders.

Todd Sturgeon the new coach of Floyd Central received his first win defeating CAI 59-56.

Floyd Central came out in the game with 2-3 zone which proved affective as Floyd Central lead 21-8 at the end of the first quarter.

CAI and FC both switched from 2-3 to man-to-man defense throughout the second quarter.

Christian Academy took advantage from the three point line bringing the half to a close with the score Floyd Central 33-22.

FC had a 44-40 advantage in the third quarter when CAI went on a 7-2 run.

CAI had momentum late in the 4th as they were only down by three.

Senior Aaron Eldridge of CAI tied the game at 56 when he hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds remaining in the game. The game concluded when sophomore Tyler Kimm hit a three as time expired giving FC its first season opener win since 2011.

The Highlanders were back in action Tuesday against visiting Clarksville.

Their next game will be Saturday at Bloomington South.


EHS football coach steps down, school plans to take time to find a replacement PDF Print E-mail

Once the season ended and the post-season awards banquet ended, Eastern High School football Head Coach John Dablow said he took some time to consider whether or not he should continue in that position.

It turns out, the time to step away is now. He turned in his resignation on Tuesday morning (Nov. 25, 2014) and informed his players throughout that day at school.

“I tried to get through with things and give myself some time to think about what I want to do,” he said. “I didn’t want to wait around until the spring potentially and do that. That wouldn’t have been fair and this seemed liked as good a time as any.”

Dablow was a member of the coaching staff when the school was only fielding a junior varsity team.

He was named head coach after the school decided to move in a different direction from Eric Robertson who is the only other coach in the program’s history.

Dablow said deciding whether to leave or stay was difficult.

“This was maybe the hardest decision I’ve ever made,” he said. “The hardest thing is leaving the kids and the people who have invested so much time. I know we didn’t win a lot of games, but the kids were still working hard and still putting time in and making a big investment, so it’s hard to leave that.”

After posting a 4-27 record over the past three seasons, some in the community speculated whether or not Dablow was asked to resign.

Eastern Athletic Director Scott Newcomb said that was not the case.

He said even though the wins were rare, he could see the time and effort that Dablow put into the program.

“It is never happy news when someone with John’s work ethic and character decides to resign,” Newcomb said. “He worked extremely hard to improve the football program, not just during the season, but also in the off-season. He has made a positive impact on the football players that played for him over the years.

“In terms of wins and loses it wasn’t what we wanted, but education-based athletics is about more than that. He helped players build good character and become better students as a coach. He was always very organized and had things well planned out. His coaching staff spend many hours working and studying our opponents in order to give our teams a chance for success.”

Dablow said he isn’t sure of his future plans.

“I don’t know if I will take some time off, or get right back into it,” he said. “We’ll just have to wait and see.”

Eastern’s plan of action is to find the right person to take over the program and having assistants remaining in the school gives them ability to not rush.

“It is important that the players start lifting and working to improve their strength and agility soon,” Newcomb said. “We have not come up with a time table yet as we just learned of the situation. We will sit down after Thanksgiving break and address the issues of replacing John.

“We will publicize the opening on the various websites once the resignation has been accepted by the board.”

The Musketeers have a number of players expected to return next year and they welcome a freshman class into high school that finished the season with a 5-1-1 record.


Annual Shop With A Cop held PDF Print E-mail

Donations still being
accepted 24/7
at city police
department and
sheriff’s department

Like a kid the night before Christmas, Salem Police Detective Scott Ratts couldn’t sleep last Friday.

He said it’s the same every year the night before the annual Shop With A Cop trip to Scottsburg.

Borden picks up two conference wins PDF Print E-mail

Friday night the Borden Braves hosted the South Central Rebels and picked up the first win of the weekend 62 to 45. Borden then traveled to Crothersville to play the Tigers coming away with their second win 65 to 54.

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