Inductees Cindy Bumgarner Jorth was truly a 3-sport athlete. Playing high school ball at Morton, she was all-conference for 4 consecutive years in basketball, 4 consecutive years in softball and 3 consecutive years in volleyball.
In addition, she garnered multiple all-state basketball honors during her junior and senior years. She was a Converse All-American in her senior season (1984). Cindy left high school with 1,977 career points that ranked her 15th among all-time IHSA girls basketball scorers.
She also led the Potters to the IHSA volleyball state finals in 1981 and was named to the all-tournament team. She was accorded all-state honors in volleyball during her senior season.
Accepting a full scholarship to play basketball for Indiana University, Cindy had the distinction of being named to the All-Big Ten team in each of her four seasons. She was named to the "Women's Basketball Magazine's" freshman All-American 1985 team and gained "Fastbreak Magazine" All-American honors as a junior.
Cindy ended her career with 1 ,836 points, the 3rd highest in Hoosier history. Her 17.3 p.p.g. career average is still highest in Indiana University history.
Cindy Bumgarner Jorth was truly a 3-sport athlete. Playing high school ball at Morton, she was all-conference for 4 consecutive years in basketball, 4 consecutive years in softball and 3 consecutive years in volleyball.
|1977 Metamora HS Football Team|
Led by head coach John Helmick, the 1976 and 1977 Metamora football teams extended the program's Heart of Illinois Conference winning streak to 25 games, culminating with a third straight league title in 1977.
Metamora saw its 30-game win streak snapped in the 1976 state championship game and the 1977 Redbirds also advanced to the state championship game, losing to Geneseo for the second consecutive year to complete a second straight 12-1 campaign. Ranked #1 in the state, the 1976 Redbirds overcame a 21-0 deficit by rallying for a 22-21 win against Momence to kick off its state tournament run, while the 1977 Metamora squad rolled through the first three rounds by a combined 91-6 score against Lisle Senior HS (29-0), Taylorville (44-0) and Charleston (18-6).