The Versailles Republican
March 11, 2010
Milan Indian winter sports athletes are recognized at annual
Gary Franklin, Sports Writer
The Milan High School winter
sports athletes were recognized and honored in a winter sports
awards program on Tuesday, March 9, at MHS.
Sanctioned winter sports available for participation in by
Milan students include boys and girls basketball, boys and
girls swimming and wrestling.
The 2010 high school boys basketball program was led by first
year Head Coach Josh Blankinship. The tribe finished their
varsity season with an overall record of 3-17, 0-6 in ORVC
Tribe wins included a 16 point win over the South Decatur
Cougars, a 16 point win over the Waldron Mohawks and a 4 point
win over the Rising Sun Shiners in their non- conference counting
Senior team members included: Michael Brandes, Zach Elza,
Sean Laub, Grayson Miller and Alex Walter.
Boys Basketball Awards
MVP- Zach Elza
MIP - Kurtis Kimla
110% - Alex Walter
The boy's ORVC final report posted Milan Indian senior Alex
Walter as the sixth highest rebounder with a 6.0 per game
average and senior teammate Zach Elza in the eighth spot with
a 5.9 average per game.
Three senior cheerleaders are included on the MHS squad led
by Gretchen Fuller. They include Becky Davis, Ciera Ison and
The 2010 Milan Lady Indian basketball team was led by first
year Head Coach Leslie Vertz. The Lady Indian varsity finished
their season with an overall season record of 1-20, with the
victory a 9 point win over Trinity Lutheran Lady Cougars.
ORVC conference action found them 0-6.
The three senior Lady Indians basketball team members honored
included: Brittany Lewis, Chelsey Ross and Cheyenne Winters.
Girls Basketball Awards
MVP- Brittany Lewis
MIP - Shelby Ross
110% - Elaina Voss
JV MIP -
The Milan Indian wrestling team, proudly led by Head Coach
Roy Adams and Assistant Coach Bob Riley, had a very positive
Senior Ben Jackson earned his way to battle in state competition
at season's end, falling in the third round by a pin, concluding
his two year MHS varsity wrestling career with a 97-13 record.
Seniors Ben Jackson and Jared Huff entered the semi-state
competition as regional champions, joined by tribesmen senior
Cody Marsee and underclassmen Nick Huff, Zeth O'Neal and Tyler
The tribe advanced eight wrestlers to regional competition
from the Franklin County HS Sectional. Members included senior
sectional champions Ben Jackson and Jared Huff.
Joining them in regional competition were senior Cody Marsee,
underclassmen Tyler Money, Nick Huff, Zeth O'Neal, Cory Jewett
and Adam Ison.
The annual Milan six-way meet found senior Nate Haugh and
Jared Huff champions in their weight class for the event.
Seniors recognized and honored among the wrestling team included
mat maids Christy Robinson and Victoria Woulms, along with
wrestlers Jared Huff, Ben Jackson, Nate Haugh, Bryan Lacey
and Cody Marsee.
The 2010 Indian wrestling accomplishments were many.
Boys Wrestling Awards
MVP- Ben Jackson
MIP - Zeth O'Neal
110% - Tyler Money
"Rookie of the Year"
Among the 2010 swimming accomplishments behind Coach Zach
and Paige Wade included the breaking of school records by
Elizabeth Smith in the 500 Free and the 50 Free.
During the girls sectional, Smith placed third in the 100
Backstroke and fourth in the 100 Freestyle events.
Lone Indian senior swimmer, Danielle Schaefer, swam to two
personal best during the sectional competition.
Girls Swimming Awards
MVP- Elizabeth Smith
MIP - Brianna Crabtree
110% - Kaleigh Gardner
Boys Swimming Awards
MVP- Nick Dixon
MIP - Nick Dixon
110% - Luke Lamar
The 2010 Milan Indian boy swimmers were led by Nick Dixon.
Dixon went to finals in the 100 Breast Stroke event, finishing
just short of the school record.