Oregon-Davis community talks girl's basketball state title run - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

Oregon-Davis community talks girl's basketball state title run

Posted:

The members of the Oregon-Davis girl's basketball team are excited to be playing in the state title game this Saturday against Vincennes Rivet. The fans of the Ladycats may be at the same level of excitement, and they are not even playing in the game.  

Jan Hughes is Oregon-Davis graduate and worked for the school for 33 years. She is a faithful fan who says that winning a state title means just as much to the fans as it does to the team. "It's like everything because our sports are very important to us, and we've had a lot of success here," she said. 

Jan is one of many dedicated fans that attend Oregon-Davis basketball games. Hamlet resident and Ladycats fan Clayton Minix says that fans are there every game and not just because of the state title run. "There's quite a few that sit in the same seats, and when you go to the school, they must be sick if their not in their spots," he said. "It's just a great community that backs them."      

Terre Haute is a little more than a three-hour drive from Hamlet. Regardless of the time it takes, Oregon-Davis fans are making the trip without hesitation. 

"A lot of us are going down the night before so that we can be there first thing in the morning," Jan said.  

"If you've seen our crowd on TV, we go in hoards," Oregon-Davis graduate and former Bobcat basketball player Kurt Hayes said. "Wherever the girls or boys got to go, we go. We just want them to know we support and care about them."

Kurt played for the 1988 boy's team that lost in the regional game to Portage. Things would turn around for the Oregon-Davis basketball program by 2007. Both the boys and girls team won the state title that year. Ladycats Head Coach Terry Minix saw first-hand how committed the fan base is for his team when they played in the 2007 title game. "They had the model 'Last one out, turn the lights out' because that's the way it was, and that's just the way these fans are," he said. "This school is the hub of the community."

While the team has won a state title in 2007, it still seems to be just as exciting and thrilling for the fans going through the experience again.  "Seven years later, and now we're doing it again, it's just almost surreal," Jan said. 

Oregon-Davis is one of two Michiana teams playing for a state title. The Ladycats will play for the 1A title while Penn plays in the 4A game.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Boy scout finds marijuana plants in city park

    Boy scout finds marijuana plants in city park

    Will Kercher was working on removing invasive plants in Abshire Park Monday morningwhen he came across a different kind of "invasive" species...marijuana plants. Kercher, seventeen, was taking before pictures ofa wooded area in thepark. He was documenting the area before he helped clear it of bush honeysuckle when he came across four potted marijuana plants. He took a picture and then went to tellAaron Sawatsy-Kingsley, Goshen's City Forester.More >>
    Will Kercher was working on removing invasive plants in Abshire Park Monday morningwhen he came across a different kind of "invasive" species...marijuana plants. Kercher, seventeen, was taking before pictures ofa wooded area in thepark. He was documenting the area before he helped clear it of bush honeysuckle when he came across four potted marijuana plants. He took a picture and then went to tellAaron Sawatsy-Kingsley, Goshen's City Forester. More >>
  • Vehicle crashes into apartment in Elkhart in early-morning accident

    Vehicle crashes into apartment in Elkhart in early-morning accident

    Residents were shaken up in an Elkhart apartment Wednesday morning after a vehicle crashed into a building.It happened just before 3:00am at the corner of Michigan St. and Strong Ave. Residents say the car broke through the wall and entered their living room.More >>
    Residents were shaken up in an Elkhart apartment Wednesday morning after a vehicle crashed into a building.It happened just before 3:00am at the corner of Michigan St. and Strong Ave. Residents say the car broke through the wall and entered their living room.
    More >>
  • Abused Elkhart woman finds freedom though new program

    Abused Elkhart woman finds freedom though new program

    Elkhart abused woman finds freedom through YWCA and Elkhart County Prosecutor partnership Elkhart abused woman finds freedom through YWCA and Elkhart County Prosecutor partnership
    Ana* is a 22-year-old mother. She's Mexican and doesn't speak English. She is also a domestic abuse survivor.More >>
    Ana* is a 22-year-old mother. She's Mexican and doesn't speak English. She is also a domestic abuse survivor.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.