Courierarea Sports Shorts - February 15, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:01 PM
— Shawe’s Megg Hensler and Claire Higgins, Southwestern’s Abby Ralston, and Switzerland County’s Whitley Schirmer have been named to the All-Ohio River Valley Conference girls basketball team in voting by league coaches.
Joining the local quartet on the team are: Jac-Cen-Del’s Kayla Bowling, Mariah Day, Rosie Newhart and Lilly Simon; Rising Sun’s Lucy Carrigan; South Ripley’s Morgan Peetz, Julia Rea, Elexah Roepke, Kiley Sparks and Toria Tucker; and Milan’s Maddy Roell.
Newhart was named the Mental Attitude Award winner while South Ripley’s Brian Samples was named Coach of the Year. The ORVC does not name a player of the year.
— Southwestern’s Abby Ralston and Switzerland County’s Whitley Schirmer have been named to the girls Sectional 45 all-tourney team.
South Ripley’s Morgan Peetz and Elexah Roepke were named co-Most Valuable Players and teammates Toria Tucker and Kiley Sparks were also named to the all-tourney team. The rest of the team was: Milan’s Alexa Burton; Austin’s Akaya Walker, Kami Owens and Mackenzie Norton; and North Decatur’s Jesse Closser and Chelsea Hitchcock.
— Switzerland County wrestler Andrew Garland has been named to the Academic All-State Honorable Mention through the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association, the first-such Pacer to be honored.
Garland was 20-13 at 195 pounds this season, his first as a wrestler.
— Southwestern’s Tyler Kramer has been named the Ohio River Valley Conference boys basketball player of the week.
Kramer, a sophomore, scored 43 points and had 10 steals and seven assists in two games for the Rebels last week. He shares the award with Milan’s Zac Minnich.
— Southwestern’s boys junior varsity basketball defeated Rising Sun 43-38 Friday night to remain unbeaten in the Ohio River valley Conference at 5-0.
Hunter Mefford led the Rebels wwith 20 points, Talon Harmon scored 12 and Calyb Bentley had nine.
— Trimble County’s junior varsity boys basketball team lost 38-36 at home to Eminence on Thursday.
Grant Weaver led the Raiders with eight points and Logan Rodgers had seven.
On Tuesday, Trimble lost 39-35 at Henry County. Cole Wright led the Raiders with 11 points and Rodgers scored nine.
— Carroll County’s jayvee boys basketball team defeated Louisville Collegiate 50-46 at home on Tuesday.
David Duncan led the Panthers with 17 points. Bryce Butcher chipped in 11 and Devin McAllister scored 10.
Carroll (6-11) ends the season on Thursday at Walton-Verona.
— Madison Junior High’s wrestling team picked up a pair of wins at home on Tuesday, 70-45 against Charlestown and 102-24 over New Washington.
Seventh graders Bryce Turner and Ashton Hartwell both finished the evening 3-0 to lead the Bears while Emerson Nehring, Braedon Spears, Kelsey Bilz, Cliffton Hendrickson, Drake Youngblood, Van Skinner, Daniel Tipton, Matthew Burkhardt, Dalton Berry and Dylan Fulton each went 2-0. Luke Storm, Paige Mullins, Bladen White, Mason Long, Emmett Willhite, Luke McCarty, Ariannah Harris, Ben Brumfield and Kaylob Loos each had wins.
On Thursday, Madison defeated New Albany Hazelwood 84-15 at home. Emerson Nehring, Bryce Turner and J.J. Stone each went 2-0 on the evening. Other wrestlers receiving wins were: Luke Storm, Braedon Spears, Brayden Richards, Cliffton Hendrickson, Luke McCarty, Van Skinner, Ben Brumfield, Dalton Berry, Gavin Waggoner, Ashton Hartwell, Dylan Fulton, Emmett Willhite, Mason Long, Christian Lyons, Dillon Wells, Coby Uebel, Bladen White, Drake Youngblood, Bryer Clark and Daniel Tipton.
On Sunday, Madison had 12 wreatlers competed in the Middle School State Tournament at New Castle with two placing in the top eight. Ashton Hartwell placed sixth at 195 pounds and Braedon Spears was seventh at 85 pounds.
Other finishes for Madison were: Ben Brumfield (132 pounds) 4-2; Bryce Turner (80), 2-2; Cliffton Hendrickson (110) 2-2; Drake Youngblood (117), 1-2; Van Skinner (125), 1-2; Dalton Berry (140), 1-2; J.J. (220), 1-2; Luke Storm (85), 0-2; Kelsey Bilz (102), 0-2; and Mason Long (117), 0-2.
Madison (7-3) hosts Scottsburg tonight and Highland Hills on Thursday.
— Madison Junior High’s swim team opened the season with a 126-50 victory over Scottsburg at home on Monday.
Winners for the Bears were: Carter Schutte, 200 free, 2:10.91 and 100 free, 59.46; Trenton Schmidt, 100 individual medley, 1:08.74 and 50 fly, 29.67; Leighton Wielgoszinski, 50 back, 36.19; Jack Kelsey, 50 breast, 35.12; Emily Nay, Kelsey, Schmidt and Schutte, 200 medley relay, 2:06.65; and Schutte, Kelsey, Katie Royce and Schmidt, 200 free relay, 1:55.50.
Madison faces Parkview and River Valley at Jeffersonville High School tonight.
— Southwestern Middle School’s swim team opened the season with an 88-52 win over Jennings County on Monday.
Winners for the Rebels were: Trinity Stoner, 200 free, 2:29.54; Belle Crawford, 100 individual medley, 1:17.51 and 50 fly, 33.56; Luke Bryant, 50 free, 29.00 and 50 back, 37.51; Caleb Geary, 100 free, 1:01.74; Bryant, Julia Worcester, Crawford and Geary, 200 medley relay, 2:14.89; and Trinity Stoner, Ethan Stewart, Andrew Stoner and Ethan Besse, 200 free relay, 2:05.20.