Recent news and notes:
Sade new Churubusco fb coach
Paul Sade is the new football coach at Churubusco, replacing Lee Etzler.
A 2003 graduate of Churubusco, Sade has been the Eagles' offensive line coach for the last five years.
Sade, who has been coaching football for seven years, was a senior on Etzler's first team at Churubusco. He attended Ball State, but did not play football for the Cardinals.
Sade is a middle-school teacher and an associate athletic director at Churubusco.
Snider softball in kilts
Snider softball players and coaches will participate in the Get Green Kilt 5K on Saturday as a fundraiser for the program.
Pledges and donations are being taken, with the proceeds going to the program.
The players and coaches will dress up in their best (or worst) kilt, with accessories.
Report: Jay County mulling NCC invite
According to an online report, Jay County is still considering whether or not to accept an invitation to join the North Central Conference, which has Huntington North as a member.
According to www.theseniorreports.com, the Jay County school board is still researching the pros and cons of joining the NCC and will talk more in depth about the subject and possibly take some kind of action next month.
A Jay County board member told theseniorreports.com: "We are currently investigating our options and doing due diligence. I do anticipate taking some type of action to the Board in April. Our high school staff is in the middle of doing some research on this situation at this time, and I want a recommendation from them prior to moving forward on the issue. Our meeting is April 22."
The NCC issued a joint statement recently:
"The North Central Conference (NCC) is neither discouraged nor disappointed in Jay County High School's action to not take action on our invitation to become a member of the NCC. We understand that each school corporation has to feel comfortable when entering into an agreement to become a member of any athletic conference; they have a process they are following to ensure they make the right decision for all stakeholders at Jay County High School and the Portland community.
"We are very comfortable with our decision to expand and will therefore plan for a 12-member conference in school year 2014-15, this may or may not include Jay County High School. The NCC is excited about the direction of the conference and look forward to welcoming and working with Harrison, Lafayette Jefferson and McCutcheon high schools as we continue to explore all possibilities to strengthen the conference for the future."