GOSHEN — The pilot of a plane who died in a crash near Goshen Thursday was an auto dealership owner in Middlebury, a community booster and an aviator with a history of volunteering his aircraft to fly sick children to hospitals.,Neal Myers, 55, was killed when his plane struck a high-tension power line and went down in a field about 500 yards west of C.R. 33, between C.R. 42 and C.R. 40, east of Goshen Municipal Airport around 8:10 p.m. Thursday, Elkhart County Sheriff Jeff Siegel said.,MYERS REMEMBERED Middlebury Town Manager Mary Cripe called Friday “a sad day here in Middlebury,” as she and others grieved the loss of Myers.,Joe Caffee, president and CEO of First State Bank in Middlebury, believed Myers easily ranked as a pillar of the town.,Myers was also an avid pilot who volunteered his time and skills to transport children with illnesses to hospitals, Caffee pointed out.
Foskey, a four-star defensive end from De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., became the final member of Notre Dame’s 2019 recruiting class, joining 21 players who signed during the early period in December.,The Illini added a pair of linebackers to the 11 players they signed in December, getting the day started by announcing the signing of four-star prospect Shammond Cooper from St. Louis’ Trinity Catholic High School.,Three-star linebacker Tarique Barnes of Memphis, Tenn., brought the class to 13 players.,In terms of average player rating, Illinois’ class ranks seventh in the conference, and its three four-star signees — including cornerback Marquez Beason and quarterback Isaiah Williams — trail only five Big Ten teams.,Illinois was considered a likely landing spot for Cooper thanks to his strong ties with Cory Patterson, his former high school coach who is now an Illini assistant coach, and Williams, his high school teammate who signed with the Illini in December.
GOSHEN — Senior Hank Smith of the Elkhart Memorial Crimson Chargers is the newest member of the 1,000-point club among area schools.,Smith tossed in 19 points in last Saturday’s 63-52 win over the Northridge Raiders at North Side Gym in Elkhart.,Current Westview assistant coach Ross Hales (1989 graduate) is the program’s all-time leader with 1,322 points, followed by Markese McGuire (2013) 1,246, Jimmy Powers (1974) 1,235, Daimion Beathea (1991) 1,226, Kevin Sindle (2006) 1,201, Karvel Anderson (2009) 1,146, Walter Lewis (1983) 1,130 and Todd Johnson (2012) 1,073.,Other Westview members are Gary Yoder (1973) 1,711, Rusty Yoder (1994) 1,698, Ryan Yoder (1990) 1,594, Elijah Hales (current senior) 1,351, Chandler Aspy (2015) 1,299, Brad Oesch (1987) 1,283, Adam Christner (2009) 1,219, Jeremy Bachman (1,081) and Jeff Nelson (2000) 1,023.,Concord also has eight members led by Elkhart County’s all-time leader Shawn Kemp (1988) 2,134 points.
CT 28, BV 13 DAVIDSVILLE — Mya Poznanski scored 15 points to power Conemaugh Township to a 28-13 win over Blacklick Valley in girls junior high basketball Thursday.,Meyersdale 33, Berlin 29 MEYERSDALE — Meyersdale edged Berlin, 33-29 in girls junior high basketball Thursday.,Rockwood 26, Salisbury 18 ROCKWOOD — Rockwood beat Salisbury, 26-18 in girls junior high basketball, Thursday.,Thursday indoor golf REELS CORNER — The Thursday Indoor Golf League at The Alley week eight low score was Mike Visinsky with 36 and the low net was Scott Hollern with 31.,Senior indoor golf REELS CORNER — The Thursday Senior Indoor Golf League scramble at The Alley this week was won by the team of Bill Zubek, Bob Becony, Mike Harber and Barry Craig with a score of 15-under par.
When the No. 4-ranked Sooners (12-1) take on No. 1-ranked Alabama (13-0) in a College Football Playoff semifinal at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday in the Capital One Orange Bowl, it will mark Johnson's 500th consecutive OU game.,No one has spent more time inside the Sooners' football program than the 82 year-old Johnson, who formally retired early last year after 38 seasons as an assistant coach (1979-97) and director of football operations (1998-2017).,Making the OU streak particularly impressive, Johnson has worked while overcoming personal tragedies:
From 1958-2016, Johnson was a football staff member for 59 consecutive college seasons, 703 total games and served under seven head coaches.,Johnson has spent the last 61 uninterrupted seasons being involved in college football with stints at Arkansas (1958-59 and 1962-74), Missouri (1960-61), Notre Dame (1975-78) and OU (1979-present).,Johnson has been attached to the OU football program for parts of five decades and is about to finish his 40th season with the Sooners.
On the first drive to South Bend, Justin and Jiseop Yoon talked in Korean, like they always do.,Jiseop, 52, arrived in the United States at 13 years old, when his father, a Korean naval officer, sent him to boarding school because they wanted their son to experience the U.S. There, he lived in a foster home and eventually did figure skating at a high level in his native South Korea.,Clockwise from top left: Jiseop, Mihwa, Eric and Justin Yoon.Courtesy of Jiseop Yoon Justin was born in Cincinnati before moving to Korea with his family, where he went to international school.,You're different from all the other kids," Jiseop told Justin.,Justin Yoon kicking for Milton Academy.Photo courtesy of Jiseop Yoon For high school, Justin was sent to Milton Academy, hand-selected by Jiseop because of its academic and equally important athletic fit.