The Washington Times-Herald

Local News

January 18, 2014

Extreme Edge hits its mark

It's a Sunday afternoon and Tumbling Express is bustling with cheerleaders and members of Xtreme Edge Athletics, practicing a routine for their next competition. Every once in a while, one of the little girls takes a second to adjust the glittery bow atop her head before moving onto the next part of the routine.

"This is our 'Mini Frost' team," said Spring Hall, owner and coach of Xtreme Edge as she watches the girls practice. "When they finish, the older girls, our 'Black Ice' team will have practice."

Xtreme Edge relocated from Knox County last fall bringing a number of its participants to the facility known in the area for its gymnastics and tumbling programs. "We are in the process of building our team here," said Hall. "But the response to our program here has been great. The move was more than worth it and we are excited to be here."

Currently, the Xtreme Edge roster boasts over 20 athletes including two boys and in an effort to get more boys involved in the sport, Xtreme Edge offers free tuition to any boy who would like to participate. Athletes make the commute from all over Daviess, Pike, Dubois, and Knox counties as well as from Illinois.

For Hall and her cousin/assistant coach Jonna Helms, cheer leading is in their blood. Hall's mother was a highly successful cheer coach and gave Hall and Helms a chance to start coaching at a young age. In fact, Hall was at one time Helms' coach.

"This was something I've always wanted to do," said Hall. "I wanted to so something for this area for the kids and this provides them with an opportunity that wasn't already available without driving out of town."

Typically competitive cheerleading is nearly a year around sport but since Xtreme Edge didn't relocate until the fall, members haven't had as long to prepare for competitions as many other teams but their results illustrate what motivated coaches and excited athletes can do.

Text Only
Local News
  • NWS - WT072614 - Theater6 - NBS VIDEO: Coming Attractions

    The Indiana Theater in downtown Washington is under new owner Brent Barnhart and plans to open this fall after being closed for over three years.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ruth Gilmore Ruth Gilmore, 80, of Washington, died at 4:38 p.m. at Prairie Village Nursing Center, with family by her side. Born Nov. 10, 1933, in Knox County, she was the daughter of James Howard and Blanche (Chadd) Weibel. She worked for 10 years as a certified

    July 26, 2014

  • Shoe Sensation gives back to Cops and Kids Shoe Sensation has presented Cops and Kids with $468 in donations collected from its customers during a drive to assist Cops and Kids. Cops and Kids works with children in the community to ensure that they have basic necessities and toys. This progr

    July 26, 2014

  • Friday's police report CITY REPORT Friday 10:27 p.m. - Jerry Gaither, 1422 Brett Cabel Road, said his mailbox was damaged. 5:14 a.m. - Ladonna Abel, 622 S.W. Sixth St., said a purple Harley-Davidson motorcycle was stolen. A report was made and a tip said they believed a ma

    July 25, 2014

  • New school security system going into place in Daviess County From the outside looking in schools in Daviess County don't appear to have done much to upgrade security this fall. There are no new fences, no gates, no guard shacks, but officials say the School Guard system is being put into place and should be re

    July 25, 2014

  • NWS - WT072614 - Theater1 - NBS Coming Attractions Arguably the question on many minds in Washington is what's happening at the Indiana Theater? Many slow down or even stop on Main Street to see the work that is being done. Some have stopped to ask the contractors of SMart Construction to see what is

    July 25, 2014 6 Photos

  • Colts getting healthy as training camp opens ANDERSON — Reggie Wayne’s arrival Wednesday in an IndyCar driven by two- time Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Ed Carpenter drew national attention.But the most important news coming out of reporting day for the Indianapolis Colts concerned the wide rece

    July 25, 2014

  • TRI-CAP RSVP offering Nashville Show Trip TRI-CAP RSVP is sponsoring a Nashville Show Trip through Diamond Tours from Nov. 10-12. The spacious, video and restroom equipped motor coach will leave Jasper for a three day, two night trip. The incredible price of $305 per person is based on doubl

    July 25, 2014

  • Bixler DCCF grant Community Foundation awards grants to help youth A pair of projects designed to help take on some of the problems faced by youth in Daviess County will receive a financial boost from the Daviess County Community Foundation. The Daviess Community Hospital and southwest Indiana PowerHouse each receiv

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • Friday's police report CITY REPORT Thursday 6:42 a.m. - Melissa Bath, 105 Mill St., reported her dog was stolen. Animal control was contacted. Wednesday 8:54 p.m. - A male caller said a black Pontiac convertible hit a utility pole near 810 W. Van Trees St. The driver is fa

    July 24, 2014