We asked Fisher’s Josh Wallick what high school sports meant to him:
High school athletics helped mold me as an individual. Creating a personal identity for yourself in high school is important because it changes how you interact with others in high school.
Where do you think the Central athletic facilities rank in the Big 12?
Becky Clayton Anderson played high school basketball for a team called the Redskins (Sullivan).
In the fall, she’ll have a daughter entering high school where the team nickname is the Braves (Mount Zion).
At a youthful 53, Sally Walker is way too young to retire. But after 31 years at Uni High, Walker is ready for new challenges. Staff writer Bob Asmussen caught up with Walker in Salem, Va., where she is working at the NCAA Division II softball tournament. She is in charge of the umpires, so Walker has plenty on her plate for what will be a busy retirement.
ST. JOSEPH — Former St. Joseph-Ogden athletic director Dale Doehring will be enshrined posthumously Saturday night in the Illinois Athletic Directors Association Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place in Peoria.
Doehring, who died in April 2012, was SJ-O’s athletic director from 1979 until retiring in 2004.
ATWOOD — Most of us don’t know when the end will occur.
Kaitie Wildman knows. It will stop with her.
When Atwood-Hammond holds its final graduation ceremony in 23 days, Wildman will be the last student to receive a diploma.
TOLONO — For the second year in a row, a community member has proposed starting a golf team at Unity High School.
Philo resident Doug Boyer, who has taught the sport for the past five years at the University of Illinois, first made the proposals to the Unit 7 school last March. This week, he made the request again.
BLOOMINGTON — The IHSA, in some quarters, is viewed as the Evil Empire.
It’s a perception that is prevalent among those with gripes about an organization in its 114th year of existence.
Some criticize the IHSA for its multiplier policy that is applied to non-boundaried schools.
Others don’t like the number of championships that are permitted in a particular sport.
BISMARCK — Senior Andy Bott, from Bismarck-Henning, will sign a letter of intent next month to continue his golf career at Marshall University, in Conference USA. He will major in business and said eventually, “I want to do something in the golf industry.”
Bott, the area Player of the Year for the past three seasons, also considered Illinois Wesleyan University.