Plymouth Club Bombers
PLYMOUTH CLUB BOMBERS
From 1976-1985 no team
was more dominant in Fast Pitch Softball in Indiana than the Plymouth Club
Bombers. During that period the Bombers
won three state titles, 1978, 1979, and 1982.
They finished second 10 additional seasons and competed in the regional
tournament at a high level.
Playing between 80 and
100 games a season and sponsored by local businessman, and fellow Grant County
Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Kerry Clevenger, the Bombers had players from not
only Grant County but players from Muncie, Anderson, Kokomo, and other cities
was the coach of all girls’ sports at Marion High School in the 1960’s. She
coached softball, volleyball, basketball and track and field during the Girls
Athletic Association days. Girls’ sports at that time were not recognized by
the Indiana High School Athletic Association and Title IV did not exist to
provide equal opportunity and finances for women athletes. However, Coach Baker knew the value of women
participating in competitive sports and developed one of the best girls’
athletic programs in Indiana.
to 1968, Coach Baker’s bas...
ART CALDWELL Art
graduated from Converse H.S. in 1944 and Ball State in 1950 after serving in
the Navy from 1944-46. In Art’s senior
year at Converse, he started on the basketball team that had an undefeated
record of 27-0. Art was the 2nd leading scorer with 294 points. His famous
two-handed set shot and underhanded free throw shooting style was his
trademark. The team won Sect., Reg.,
before losing in the 1st game of Semi-State to Culver, another undefeated team.
The basketball team won the Four-Way County tournament, and was County
COURTNEY (MOSES) DELKS
graduated from Oak Hill HS in 2010 and Purdue University in 2014. In high school, she was a 4-sport standout in
basketball, soccer, track and ran cross country for one season. She was crowned
Indiana Miss Basketball 2010. At Purdue
she was a four-year, 1st team All Big-Ten starter on the women’s basketball
school SOCCER highlights
played soccer her sophomore-senior year of high school. In just 3 seasons she
set the Grant County and Oak Hill record for most goals in a career, netting
over 100 goals.
Fratus graduated from Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in Whitman, MA, in
1960, where he lettered in football and track. He was well known for his
1965, he graduated from Ball State University where he majored in physical
education. While attending Ball State he was introduced to the game of
tennis. He began his teaching career in
Waterloo, Indiana, at DeKalb School Corporation and began the high school
football program at DeKalb HS in 1966-1967 as their first football coach.
1969 he and his family moved to Gas City a...
Todd Law graduated from
Oak Hill H.S. in 1984. During high
school, he lettered in basketball, baseball, and golf. From 1981-1984, in
basketball, the teams won 50 while losing only 17 for a 75% winning percentage
and in baseball, the teams won 50 while losing only 21 for a 70% winning
In 1988, Todd graduated
from Taylor University with a B.S. in Physical Education with an endorsement in
psychology. He went on to earn a M.S.
from the Univ. of St. Francis in school counseling. Upon graduating from college, he took a
teaching and coaching posit...
Jeff graduated from
Marion HS in 1991 and Butler University in 1995. He played both football and
basketball in high school. As
quarterback he led the Giants to 2 state championship games. Jeff held several football records including
Most Career TD Passes Thrown 56 and Most Career Passing Yardage – 5,599. Jeff was AP First Team All State Quarterback
– 1990 and played in Indiana High School All Star Football Classic 1991.
Jeff received a
football scholarship to the University of Indianapolis where he played 2
years. He then transferred to B...
graduated from Madison-Grant High School in 1998 and from Purdue University in
2003. Max had an outstanding career as a high school athlete at Madison-Grant,
where he participated in Football and Basketball.
Football, for the Argylls, Max was an Offensive and Defensive Lineman. During
the years that Max was a member of the football team, the Argylls accumulated
33 wins, while suffering only 7 losses. Max’s stellar performance and
athleticism attracted tremendous interest from college programs, and Max was
granted a scholarship to play Offensive Line at Purdue ...
Myers was a 1969 graduate of Marion HS, participating in three sports during
his high school career: Football, Basketball, and Track.
senior year in Football, the team had a record of 9-1 and were NCC Conference
his junior and senior years in Basketball, the teams were 52-6, were NCC
Conference champs both his junior and senior years, and were in the State Final
Four both years. In his senior year the
team was undefeated and ranked #1 and #2 in state polls. He acquired the nickname “Moose” in
basketball during his...
MORRIS (MOE) SMEDLEY
graduated from Lafontaine High School in 1962 and Ball State University in
1966. He was an outstanding basketball
player for the Lafontaine High School Cossacks as well as running track and
cross country. His first teaching
experience was at Eastbrook Community Schools coaching football and basketball
at the Junior High School. Moe was hired
by Marion Community Schools in 1968 teaching Health and Physical Education and
coaching Junior High football and basketball.
Moe began teaching at Marion High School in 1971 and coached the 1973-...
Sutter (1925-2011) had a remarkable athletic career that was characterized by
achievement, longevity, and a sense of fair play. His induction into the Grant
County Sports Hall of Fame makes the Sutters the first family to have three
members inducted individually as he follows sons John (2014) and Joe (2012).
graduated from Marion High School in 1943 and was a letterman in basketball,
tennis, and football. His three year varsity basketball career included being
ranked #1 in the state for part of his senior year and a trip to the elite 8
(finals of the semi -...
Tom Wilson was part of
the first graduating class of Madison-Grant High School in 1970. Tom was a standout athlete at Madison-Grant,
participating in baseball, basketball, football and track, earning 12 varsity
letters. He set the shot put record in
track, and held it for several years.
Tom was a 4-year letter
winner in track at Ball State University, where he completed his bachelor’s
degree in education. After graduating
from Ball State in 1974, Tom was hired at Eastbrook, where he served for 42
years as a health and PE tea...