Gary Franklin - Sports
The 2006 South Ripley High School Basketball Awards
Program was held at SRHS cafeteria. Postponed due
to weather conditions on Tuesday, the event got
underway at 7:00pm on Thursday, March 23.
The annual program opened with special recognition
of the recent death of a man very supportive to
South Ripley athletic endeavors and the athletes
themselves, Norman McIntosh. McIntosh passed away
only days before the Basketball Awards Program,
but only after putting another year of girl's basketball
score keeping to rest.
A.D. Jett noted the many years he had served as
scorekeeper for both the boy's and girl's teams,
and the invaluable assistance he had given to the
coaches of the different SR sports programs, acknowledging
that his services and dedication will be greatly
missed but surely remembered.
Jett continued with an introduction of this season's
basketball and cheerleader coaches: Karen Hafft
- Freshman Cheerleader Squad Coach, Tammy Hartman
- Varsity Cheerleader Squad Coach, Brad Samples
- Freshman Boy's Basketball Team Coach, Ashlee
(Lauber) Miller - Girl's Junior Varsity Reserve
Coach, Steve Snyder, Girl's Varsity Coach, Kendall
Sheets - Boy's Junior Varsity Reserve Coach, and
Scott Holdsworth - Varsity Boy's Coach.
Freshman Boy's Coach Brad Samples introduced the
team members of '06: Seth Leonard, Andy Miller,
Kevin Gullion, Seth Madden, Zack Jines, Eric Brewer,
Jared Keck, Jordan Bodenberg, Thomas Welch, and
Kevin Swinney. The SRHS Freshman Boy's Team finished
their season with a record of 7-10.
Coach Samples noted the progressive efforts of
the young team through the season, and in closing
presented the 2006 Freshman Basketball Mental Attitude
Award to Andy Miller.
The South Ripley Freshman Cheerleader Squad was
led by Coach Karen Hafft. Squad members were: Jordan
Clements, Lacy Ward, Jessilyn DeWitt, Brittany
DeWitt, Kristen McIntosh, and Paige Fossett. Coach
Hafft presented the 2006 Freshman Cheerleader Mental
Attitude Award to Kristen McIntosh.
led the Raider Jr. Varsity Reserve Boy's Team
whose members included: Zack Jines,
Nick Grider, B.J. Sieverding, Jared Keck, Mitchell
Krall, Jake McConnell, and Thomas Welch. The
team's managers were: Alisha Simon, Sierra Groves,
Hensley, and Anthony Gramaglia. Following the
completion of the freshman regular basketball season,
were moved up to the reserve team, to finish
The Raider Reserve Team finished their season
with an overall record of 4-16, which included
the 0-6 ORVC conference record. Coach Sheets presented
the '06 Jr. Varsity Reserve Mental Attitude Award
to Thomas Welch.
In her first year as an SRHS coach, Ashlee Miller
led the Lady Raider Jr. Varsity Reserve Team to
a 9-11 overall season, which included a Ripley
County Tournament Jr. Varsity Reserve Runner-up
bid, and a 3rd place finish in the ORVC Conference
The 2006 Lady Raider Jr. Varsity Reserve Team
members were: Susannah Mann, Courtney Walker, Kellie
Collier, Jordan Clements, Jaque Castner, Katie
Polly, Erica Ester, Jordan Vinup, Alex Snyder,
Elizabeth Forwalt, and Katlyn Williams.
Coach Miller presented the '06 Lady Raider Jr.
Varsity Reserve Mental Attitude Award to Jordan
The Varsity Cheerleaders were led by Coach Tammy
Hartman. The Varsity Cheerleader Squad members
were: Sheena Braley, Steph Miller, Shaina Keck,
Bridgette Adams, Melinda Berry, Erica Burress,
Suzanne Elsen, Sarah Hartman, Melanie Berry, Erica
Ester, Chelsea Durham, and Janna Lloyd.
Senior Bridgette Adams, with a GPA of 4.+ was
presented the Varsity Cheerleader Senior Academic
and the Mental Attitude Awards by Coach Hartman.
Sarah Hartman was presented with the Most Improved
In his first year as the South Ripley Lady Raider
Varsity Coach, Steve Snyder spoke of the season
recently ended. Snyder spoke of the accomplishments
made by this years team, and the hopes he has for
the future of the South Ripley Lady Raider Basketball
The Lady Raider Varsity Basketball Team of 2006
included: Josie Franklin, Kristen Huss, Beth Thieman,
Abbey Lemon, Beth Stratton, Ciara McGuire, Ashley
Thomas, Kellie Collier, Susannah Mann, Katie Polly,
Erica Ester, Alex Snyder, and Courtney Walker.
Recognized in apprciation, by Coach Snyder, for
their hard work and positive team influence were
Lady Raider Team Managers: Stephanie Miller and
The Girl's Varsity Senior Academic Award was presented
to Josie Franklin with a 3.86 GPA, the Mental Attitude
Award was presented to Ciara McGuire. The Most
Improved Player Award was presented to Abbey Lemon.
The Assists, Best Defense and Rebounding Awards
were presented to Kristen Huss. The Free Throw
Award was presented to Beth Thieman.
The 2006 Lady Raider Varsity ended their season
with a 12-14 overall record, which included a Runner-up
finish in the Ripley County Tournament, and a 4th
place conference position having split 3-3.
Scott Holdsworth, Raider Boy's
Varsity Basketball Coach, speaking of the year
in review included
the Raider victory and re-capturing of the Ripley
Publishing Co. traveling "PRIDE TROPHY" from
the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles in the last regular season
game, noting that the Raiders Boy's were also Runner-up
in the Ripley County Tournament. The Varsity Raiders
finished their season with an overall record of
9-13, of which included a 5th place 2-4 ORVC season
Varsity Boy's Awards were presented to: Michael
Fear for an outstanding Free Throw shooting season
which included the setting of a new school record
with 44 consecutive makes and the best of all 2006
ORVC season contenders with a .938%. Fear also
received the Varsity Rebounding Award.
Brandon Seabolt was presented with the Defense
and the Assists Awards. Michael Matthews received
the Varsity Boy's Senior Academic Award with a
3.36 GPA. Wes Messer was presented the Most Improved
Award and Kyle Patrick the Mental Attitude Award
for the Varsity Boy's Team
Coach Holdsworth, in closing again gave recognition
of a personal and school sports support loss, with
the passing of Norman McIntosh.
A.D. Jett then closed the program and offered
refreshments available to everyone, concluding