The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Sports

January 29, 2013

IHSAA to recognize THB sports editor for sports coverage

Teverbaugh will receive award at Friday game

ANDERSON, Ind. — Rick Teverbaugh, who has chronicled the scene in two hotbeds of Indiana high school sports for the last 37 years, has been selected by the IHSAA Executive Committee to receive the 2012‐13 Distinguished Media Service Award for District 2.

Teverbaugh’s contributions will be recognized on Friday during pre‐game festivities at the Richmond‐Anderson boys basketball game in Anderson. IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox and Sports Information Director Jason Wille will make the presentation.

This is the 28th year the IHSAA has recognized outstanding members of the Indiana news media from each of its three legislative districts for excellence in the coverage of high school sports. District 2 covers 28 counties across northern and central Indiana.

The 61‐year‐old Teverbaugh has spent his entire journalistic career at two newspapers, The Herald Bulletin, where he currently serves as sports editor, and the Muncie Star.

He was born in New Castle, moved to Anderson from Middletown in 1961 and graduated from Madison Heights High School in 1969 where he wrote for his school newspaper as a junior and senior. He began working as a sports writer for the Muncie Star in 1975 while working toward his journalism degree, which he earned in 1979 from Ball State University.

He began his tenure with The Anderson Herald, which later became The Herald Bulletin, in February 1983 and also had a previous three‐year stint as sports editor during the early 1990s. He left that original post in order to focus more time covering area student‐athletes and the games they played. He’s currently in his third year in charge once again.

Under his direction, The Herald Bulletin’s sports section earned the 2012 award for Best Sports Section from the Hoosier State Press Association.

In addition to his duties, Teverbaugh created an annual award sponsored by The Herald Bulletin and also helped initiate a local radio program. The Johnny Wilson Award, now in its sixth year and named in honor of the 1946 Indiana Mr. Basketball and Anderson High School three‐sport star, is awarded to the top area boy and girl who possess the qualities most admired in (Jumping) Johnny Wilson — character and commitment to being a three‐sport athlete. Wilson annually attends the awards banquet as does former Brooklyn Dodgers great and Anderson native Carl Erskine.

Teverbaugh also had a hand in bringing about “Not for Print,” a weekly radio program that has aired on Thursdays at 7 p.m. on WHBU 1240 AM for the last four years. Along with other members of the newspaper staff, the group covers topics related to area sports teams and players and occasionally into the collegiate and professional ranks.

“Rick is constantly looking at the human interest side of sports and he recognizes that great athletes are great people even at the high school level,” said Shenandoah Principal Charles Willis. “He is an outstanding sports writer. More so, he is a great supporter of our youth and what they are capable of accomplishing.”

He’s covered many teams and individuals during his time but includes the Shenandoah girls basketball teams who made four state finals appearances in five seasons, including state championships in 2003 and 2005, among his most enjoyable.

“The name Rick Teverbaugh is synonymous with sports in Madison County,” Herald Bulletin Editor Scott Underwood said. “Particularly in the coverage of girls athletics, Rick has set a high standard by chronicling the competitive spirit and achievement of local girls and their teams.”

Teverbaugh also cherishes having covered and getting to know the Lewis family that produced brothers Kendrick, Scott and Troy (1984 Mr. Basketball) who were part of the great Anderson Indians basketball teams of the 1980s.

“Not only were they great athletes but they were great people, very respectful young men,” Teverbaugh said. “They didn’t have that sense of entitlement just because they were basketball stars. Their parents had a lot to do with that.”

Teverbaugh is the third individual to be honored this school year joining Lynn Houser, retired sportswriter of the Bloomington Herald‐Times, and Andy McCord of WJOT Radio in Wabash.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • SPT - HB0424 - Frankton vs AHS - 048 Frankton hits early, often in win over Anderson Frankton pounded out 11 hits in handing Anderson its second softball loss in as many nights.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • SPT - HB0121 - Luck photo Luck, Colts to open season against Manning's Broncos

    The Indianapolis Colts will open the 2014 regular season at AFC champion Denver in a Sunday night showdown pitting quarterback Peyton Manning against his former team.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0424 - Alex v MG 3 Argylls hold on to top Tigers Pitching and defense win games, especially in girls high school softball and it was on display here Wednesday evening as the Madison-Grant Lady Argylls picked up a 4-1 Central Indiana Conference win over the host Lady Tigers.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Indians come up short against Tigers in golf The Anderson Indians came up short against Yorktown 147-170 on Wednesday.

    April 23, 2014

  • Reggie photo for online notebook Colts notebook: Few doubts about Wayne in locker room If there are outside doubts about whether Reggie Wayne can return to form because of his age and the severity of his injury, few are shared inside the Indianapolis Colts' locker room.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0424 - Mathis armor Mathis' leadership paying off for Colts An authentic set of battle armor greeted visitors to Robert Mathis' locker Wednesday at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. The black-and-gold helmet and chest plate look more at home in one of the "300" movies, but they are the proud possessions of the NFL's reigning sacks champion thanks to the generosity of Daniel Adongo and Bjoern Werner.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Mike Lopresti: Pacers finally respond to critics So maybe the Indiana Pacers don't like being called wussies. Is that all it took, an on-air jab from Charles Barkley? Some brash talk, apparently, from Atlanta Hawks guard and Indianapolis native son Jeff Teague? Or was it the stark reality that they were closing in on owning the notorious legacy of a team that melted in the bright lights, faster than frozen yogurt?

    April 23, 2014

  • Rick Bramwell: Morel season off to a slow start The expectations, brought on by a harsh winter, have turned into a wait-and-see situation for morel hunters. A cooler than normal spring has put the tasty little sponges on ice.

    April 23, 2014

  • Tigers nip Argylls in girls track meet ALEXANDRIA -- Kelsey Crisp had a trio of firsts and a second place finish and her Alexandria Tigers needed every one of those as they nipped Madison-Grant 61-60 in a girls dual track meet here Tuesday. Crisp won the 100, the 400 and the long jump and

    April 23, 2014

  • SPT - HB0423 - PHHS golf 1 PH displays depth, dismantles Delta Three of Pendleton Heights top five golfers sat out Tuesday’s match against Delta, and the Arabians barely missed a beat. Tyler Meyer and Chase Simpson fired low nine-hole scores of 36 to pace the Arabians to a 159-190 victory over the Eagles.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

Latest Sports Photos


Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin

AP Video