First Quarter 2017

Northeast Dubois seniors Bryce Butler, back left, Hannah Beckman, Cole Scherzinger and Megan Lueken, celebrated the Jeeps scoring in the final moments of the game along with Kinley Schnell, front left, and Sara Brosmer, both 7 and of Celestine, during the homecoming basketball game in Dubois. Northeast Dubois defeated Loogootee 58-56. Beckman was crowned homecoming queen and due to a tie, both Butler and Scherzinger were honored as homecoming king.

Devon Roach of Dubois, 10, watched as Sam Bowles of Dubois, 12, (not pictured) shot a quail during the Patoka Hills Wes Settle Youth Quail Hunt at Cane Creek Hunting Preserve in Otwell. It was Devon’s first time quail hunting, though he has previously hunted deer, turkey, rabbit, coyote and squirrel. “The goal of all of this is to get kids hunting,” said organizer Derek Roth. “Getting them outdoors, off the iPad and hunting. Not too many would get the opportunity to quail hunt otherwise.”

Reece Fromme of Ireland, 13, left, cleaned a quail as Braeden Senninger of Ireland, 14, his father Steve Senninger and Reece’s father Todd Fromme watched David Winebrenner of Jasper explain how to clean a quail and Luke Meyer of Holland, 12, right, worked on his bird during the Patoka Hills Wes Settle Youth Quail Hunt at Cane Creek Hunting Preserve in Otwell. As Winebrenner taught the others how to retrieve the breast meat, he shared his favorite quail recipes.

Kyah Egg of Jasper, 5, played before the superhero party at the Huntingburg Public Library. “The goal is to promote literacy and show children that the library is a fun place,” said children’s librarian Lynn Hensley.

John Miller of Jasper and his sister Sue Seger of Otwell surveyed the tornado damage to their family’s farm in Ireland.

Ethan Wagner of Celestine, 17, unfurled a tarp as he set up a box shelter during St. Isidore Parish’s Shantytown event at St. Celestine Catholic Church in Celestine. Seven teenagers spent the night outdoors to simulate being homeless. Deacon Mike Seibert said that he hopes the event teaches the teenagers “to pay attention to and be thankful for the blessings we have and take for granted.”

Northeast Dubois’ Quinn Dorsam rested in the pool after swimming in the 100-yard backstroke during the boys swimming sectional in Jasper.

Left: Jasper-native Chelsea Gill of Los Angeles was comforted by Jim Ansaldo of Bloomington during a luau-themed celebration of life in memory of Chelsea’s father Colin Gill at the Jasper Arts Center. Chelsea said the luau reflected her father’s personality and his wishes for a celebration. “He was full of character,” said Megan Gill, Chelsea’s twin sister, of their father. “He was a total goof ball. He brought the personality and spirit to everything.” Right: Ann Ackerman of Jasper, left, looked at photographs as her daughter Ashlyn Ackerman of Louisville and Shane Denu of Jasper wrote down memories and Leslie Ernst of Jasper, right, looked on during a luau-themed celebration of life in memory of Colin Gill.

Larry and Rita Sermersheim quilted at their home in Huntingburg. Larry and Rita will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year, and Larry joked that quilting is something they can do without fighting.

Jasper’s Geordon Terwiske sat alone in the hallway after losing his match to Southridge’s Drew Dearing in the 138-pound weight class during a match in Jasper.

Same Names

Bill Powell & Bill Powell

Jessica Luegers, Jessica Luegers & Jessica Luegers


Chad Blessinger & Chad Blessinger

William “Bill” Wayne Powell of Huntingburg, left, and William “Bill” Frank Powell of Ferdinand at the Powell Party Barn outside Bill Wayne’s home with Bill Frank’s 1964 Chevrolet Impala. The Impala came with an Indiana Auctioneers Association decal, though Bill Frank never worked as an auctioneer. However, Bill Wayne started auctioneering at the age of 18 in 1973. Bill Frank once received a wrapped Christmas gift addressed to “The Powell Party Barn” and mistakenly left on the doorstep of the wrong Powell family. Bill Frank grew up just across the corn field from Bill Wayne’s family in Huntingburg.

Jessica Elizabeth Luegers of Jasper, left, Jessica Renea Luegers of Holland and Jessica Nicole Luegers of Jasper are each married to a grandson of Robert W. Luegers, who dammed the lake on the Jasper property where Jessica Nicole now lives.

Chad Allan Blessinger of Huntingburg, left, and Chad Allen Blessinger of Jasper along with their dogs, Red and Bleu, in front of the Huntingburg home where Chad Allan lived before former realtor Chad Allen helped sell the house to its current owners.

Hoosier Hysteria

My second season of Indiana high school basketball brought me more familiarity with the teams. It also brought the challenge of photographing the same game in the same dimly lit gyms over and over again. I tried to keep a fresh perspective and experimented with new ways of seeing. I also finally got around to watching the 1986 movie Hoosiers, which I feel gives me a bit more credibility as an Indiana resident. Thirty games later, here’s a collection of season favorites edited by Elijah Walker.

 

Forest Park's Shelby Louden and her sister Emma hugged in the locker room as the team celebrated their win over Mater Dei in the 2A girls basketball sectional opener in Ferdinand. Forest Park defeated Evansville Mater Dei 56-44. 

The Northeast Dubois girls basketball team stood for the national anthem before a game against Jasper. 

Southridge student manager Haley Lents, left, high-fived Tori Tretter as Magdelene Flores jumped to touch the top of the doorway, a tradition that every player does as they exit the locker room, after halftime during a game against Gibson Southern in Huntingburg. 

Southridge's Kendyl McKeough, right, caught a rebound as Gibson Southern's Brooke Goedde attempted to block.

Jasper's Tyler Nottingham jumped to shoot during a basketball game in Vincennes. 

Southridge High School senior Jordan Echeverria, center, watched a roll of toilet paper soar over the student section as senior Brayden Wibbeler, right, cheered for the Raiders.

Northeast Dubois' Chase Riecker, center, drove for a stray ball during the Dubois County Hoops Classic consolation game at Huntingburg Memorial Gym.

Northeast Dubois assistant coach Kevin Denu talked to Jessica Kahle in the locker room at halftime.

Northeast Dubois fans raised their arms as a player shot a free throw during the Class 1A sectional championship game in Lynnville. Northeast Dubois senior Parker Zehr, center, wore a mask as he watched the game.

Forest Park's Sam Englert shot past the defense of Jasper's Elliot Prange, left, and Jared Englert during the Dubois County Hoops Classic championship game at Huntingburg Memorial Gym. 

Northeast Dubois High School seniors Bryce Butler, back left, Hannah Beckman, Cole Scherzinger and Megan Lueken, celebrated the Northeast Dubois Jeeps scoring in the final moments of the game along with Kinley Schnell, front left, and Sara Brosmer, both 7 and of Celestine, during the school's homecoming basketball game in Dubois. Northeast Dubois defeated Loogootee 58-56. Beckman was crowned homecoming queen and due to a tie, both Butler and Scherzinger were honored as homecoming king. 

Luke Dalton of Dubois, 2, was lifted by Northeast Dubois cheerleaders senior La'Kiegha Fawks, left, freshman Makena Everman and junior Hunter Thewes before the Class 1A sectional championship game in Lynnville. 

Northeast Dubois head coach Andy Chinn paused in the hallway before going in the locker room after his team's season-ending loss in the Class 1A sectional championship game in Lynnville. Wood Memorial defeated Northeast Dubois 59-42.