FENCING: Lide White's Liam Thomas (right) launches an attack against an opponent at the Super Youth Circuit on Friday. (Submitted photo)

- The Ohio River Valley Conference has named its girls 2007-08 all-conference team and other top award winners.

Southwestern's Donna Cheatham, coach of the league-champion Lady Rebels, was named coach of the year while South Ripley's Kellie Collier was named mental attitude award winner and Switzerland County won the reserve championship.

All conference players, as voted on by the league coaches, included: Maria Berry, Ebony Inskeep and Rachel Muessel, all of Shawe Memorial; Devin Brierly, Sarah Roth and Kendall Withered, all of Southwestern; Courtney Cole and April Thieman, both of Switzerland County; Kaylin Ploeger and Kiersten Young, both of Jac-Cen-Del; Kady Alloway of Milan; and Jaclyn Armbruster of Rising Sun.



- Former Hanover College head football coach Wayne Perry will receive the Distinguished American Award from the Central Indiana Chapter of the National Football Foundation. The honor will be presented Saturday, Feb. 23, during a ceremony at the Indianapolis Colts Complex in Indianapolis.

The Distinguished American Award is given to an individual who made significant contributions in his community, as well as statewide, and has touched young people in a positive way through the game of football. Past recipients include former Indiana University coach Bill Mallory and longtime DePauw University coach Nick Mourouzis.

Perry guided Hanover's football program from 1982 through the 2007 season. He tallied the most wins of any coach in Indiana collegiate football history, posting a 174-89-2 record through 26 seasons at Hanover. His teams earned eight conference championships and made nine appearances in the national playoffs.

The Central Indiana Chapter of the National Football Foundation is one of more than 100 chapters of the organization across the U.S. The foundation is part of the College Football Hall of Fame, which is located in South Bend, Ind.



- Former Madison all-sport star Danny Gibson had an outstanding past three games in Germany over the past two weeks for the professional team Cuxhaven.

Cuxhaven went 2-1 over the stretch, winning 88-80 and 92-69 and losing score was 101-93 in 3 overtimes. Gibson scored a combined 66 points, and handed out 13 assists.

Cuxhaven is 16-4 on the year and in first place in their division.



- Chase Garrett and Liam Thomas, members of the Madison Blades Fencing Club, competed this weekend at the Super Youth Circuit in Louisville. The tourney is a national competition attended by young fencers 14 and under, from 17 states around the country. Roughly 350 athletes attended the event.

Garrett competed in the 14 year and under epee competition, and was seeded 23rd after pools, and made it into the second round of eliminations, defending his ranking. This was Garrett's first national competition.

Thomas competed in the 10 year and under foil competition. He finished 16th after the seeding pools, and he also made it into the second round of elimination. Thomas, 8, finished 16th overall in Y10 foil.

The Madison Blades will start a new round of beginners lessons starting Feb. 19 with an eight-week class. The Madison Blades are a part of the Lide White Boys and Girls Club, and meet Tuesdays and Thursdays. All ages are welcome and no equipment is necessary.

For more information, call the Boys & Girls Club at (812) 265-5811 or Steve Thomas at (812) 273-3755.



- Former Switzerland County High School baseball standout Chancey May saw action on the mound in Indiana University Southeast's opening weekend in Barbourville, Ky.

The Grenadiers dropped all three games in the series to the Union College Bulldogs as May saw time on the mound in game two of Friday's doubleheader.

May pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief allowing two hits, three unearned runs, and walking one.

The Grenadiers return to action Friday when they travel to Marietta, Ga., to play a three-game series against Southern Polytechnic College.



- Local winners at the Knights of Columbus District Free Throw Contest held Sunday at North Vernon were: Reid Dirkson, Tyler Queen, Shannon Fry, Alex Thurnall, Brandi Ponder and Doug Totten. The District winners advance to the Regional contest on Sunday in Scottsburg.



- Carroll County's freshman girls basketball team won the 31st District tournament title Saturday at Henry County.

The Panthers defeated Gallatin County and Owen County to win the crown for the second-straight year. Members of the team were Sarah Hudgins, Jill Butcher, Tasha Hunter, Angel Rabago, Haley Damron, Brittany Shaw, Hannah Devine, Nikki Hill, Jayla Tomlinson, Brittany Arvin, Sidney Brewer, Andrea Hardesty, and Melissa Hartman. The team is coached by Zack Spencer and Megan Mefford.



- Trimble County High School will honor its 1993 boys basketball District championship team Tuesday, Feb. 19.

The presentation will take place between the boys varsity and girls varsity games against Henry County. If you were a player, manager or statistician and have not been contacted or you know of someone that has probably not been contacted, please call Angela Pacheco at Trimble County High School at (502) 255-7781 or e-mail her at Angela.Pacheco@trimble.kyschools.us.



- Switzerland County's jayvee boys basketball team lost to Lawrenceburg 40-30 Thursday on the road.

Justin Reagan had 11 points for the Pacers while Kameron Pavy scored 10.

Switzerland, now 12-6, visits Jac-Cen-Del Friday.



- Madison's junior high wrestling team beat New Albany Hazelwood 76-33 Thursday night to improve to 5-2 on the season.

Winners for the Bears were: Tucker Robinson, Evan Young, Zach Longworth, Evan Bowling, Matt Eversole, Ethan Weber, Jacob Pettit, Zach Adams, Evan Sever, Ryan Fish, Dalton Arbuckle, Aaron Greer, Cody Peters and Cody Banks. Devin Rowe won in exhibition.

Madison wrestles at home Monday night.



- Trimble County's freshman girls pulled out a 35-34 win over Williamstown Saturday at Bedford.

Leading the Raiders in scoring were Kayla Barnes with 16 points and Jessica Ball, 10.



- The Trimble County jayvee girls won a 32-31 decision over Williamstown Saturday at home.

Leading the way for the Raiders were Chloe Griffith and Raegan Black with nine points each, followed by Macy Mitchell and Jessie Center with six.



- The Lide White Memorial Boys & Girls Club is holding sign-ups for its Little League Wrestling, Girls Wrestling, and Club Madison Wrestling programs. Applications are available at all local elementary, junior and senior high schools and at the Club at 1551 M.S.H Northgate Road in Madison.

The Little League and Girls Wrestling leagues are open to boys and girls ages 4 years old through fifth grade. The application deadline has been extended through Feb. 16 without a late fee. The Little League wrestling season runs from Feb. 25 through April 25.

Club Madison applications are for boys and girls in grades 6 through 12 that are students at Madison junior and senior high schools. For more info, contact the Club at (812) 265-5811 or visit the Web site at www.lidewhite.com.



- PGA Professional Jeff Bridgford will host a golf clinic at Madison First Assembly Church.

The clinics will take place Feb. 19 and 26, and March 4, all at 6:30 p.m. There are three one and a half hour sessions on each date. The church is located on 1636 Clifty Drive in Madison.

The cost is $20 dollars per lesson. The fee includes one-on-one instruction and refreshments. All proceeds go to Madison First Men's Ministry.

Spots are limited. To reserve a spot, call (812) 273-3129.



 - Madison AAU will be holding sign ups and try outs for its seventh grade girls basketball from 1-3 on Sunday and from 1-3 on Sunday, Feb. 17 at Madison High School.

Any seventh grade girl is welcome to attend the tryout. The fee to participate in Madison AAU is $39 and all money will be refunded if you don't make the team.

For more information, contact coach Brian Crank at 599-3793 or visit www.madisonaaubasketball.com.



- The Madison Blades Fencing Club sponsored a fund-raising barbecue for the Lide White Boys and Girls Club on Jan. 27 at the Thomas Family Winery in Madison.

The event ran from 1 to 5 p.m. and featured all-you-can-eat barbecue chicken, beans, coleslaw and beverages. Tickets were $20 per person and 100 percent of proceeds went to The Lide White Boys and Girls Club.

Tickets could be purchased at Lide White Club, The Thomas Family Winery or from fencing club members.



- The Ten Star All-Star Summer Basketball Camp is now accepting applications.

The camp is open to boys and girls, ages 10 through 19 and is invitation only. Camp locations are in Champaign, Ill., Prescott, Ariz., Thousand Oaks, Calif., Babson Park, Fla., Gainesville, Ga., Glassboro, N.J., Lebanon, Tenn., Commerce, Tex., and Blacksburg, W.V. There is also a summer camp for boys and girls ages 6 through 18 for all skill levels.

For a free brochure, call (704) 373-0873 or visit www.tenstarcamp.com.