March 16, 2010
ORVC Winter Sports Awards Banquet is held at The Pines Restaurant
The Pines Restaurant in Madison was once again
selected to be the site for the Annual ORVC Winter Sports Awards
Banquet by Milan HS Athletic Director, John Prifogle. The seven
member schools of the Ohio River Valley Conference alternate
hosting ORVC Awards Programs on a yearly basis.
The Milan High School staff will act as host for the upcoming
2010 Spring Sports Awards Banquet, before passing the task on
to the next school in line to act as host for the 2010-2011
The seven high school teams partnering in the ORVC include:
the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles, the South Ripley Raiders, the Switzerland
County Pacers, the Rising Sun Shiners, the Shawe Memorial Hilltoppers,
the Southwestern Hanover Rebels and this year's host, the Milan
Near the 6:30 p.m. scheduled time for the festive event to begin,
Principal Richard Healy of Milan High School welcomed those
in attendance and offered the blessing before the group departed
to partake in the buffet meal, prior to the award presentations.
Following the meal, athletes, coaches and school sports staff
along with principals, watched with pride as members of their
sports programs were called to the front of the room to receive
their earned winter sports awards.
By 8 p.m., the festivities had concluded and all were on the
road headed homeward.
The All-ORVC Girls Basketball Team, as selected by a vote of
the coaches, were each presented an individual medal and ribbon,
as were the All-ORVC Boys Basketball Team.
Also presented were the Varsity Girls Basketball Coach of the
Year Award, the Girls JV Basketball Coach of the Year Award,
the Boys Varsity Basketball Coach of the Year Award, the Boys
JV Basketball Coach of the Year Award, the Girl's and Boy's
Mental Attitude Award, along with the School Winter All-Sports
Award for Girls and Boys.
The Varsity Girl's "Coach of the Year" Award was presented
to Coach Scott Smith of the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles. The Lady
Eagles completed a perfect 6-0 ORVC season, advancing to the
Class 1A Regional, ending their season in the regional championship
game as an Elite 8 team.
The JV Girls "Coach of the Year" Award was presented
to Switzerland County Lady Pacer Coach Denny Bowling.
The Varsity Boys "Coach of the Year" Award was presented
to Coach Travis Wrightsman of the South Ripley Raiders. In just
his second year at the lead for the Raider basketball program,
he led the Raider varsity to a 5-1 ORVC season.
The Raiders advanced to the Class 2A Regional, with their game
results yet pending at the time of this article being written.
The JV Boys "Coach of the Year" Award was presented
to South Ripley Lady Raider JV Coach Brad Samples. Samples led
his Raider team to a perfect 6-0 ORVC season finish, capturing
the Waldron JV Invitational Tourney Championship Title in the
This was Samples first year as the JV Coach, having led the
SR Raider freshman boys team prior to this season.
Named "Co-Girls Mental Attitude Award Winner" were
Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagle senior Alissa Stolze and Switzerland
County Lady Pacer senior Carrie Truax.
Selected as the "Boys Mental Attitude Award Winner"
was Southwestern Hanover Rebel senior, Tanner Mahoney.
The 2010 All-Sports Award Point totals after Winter Sports stands
JCD 36 SR 40
SR 32 Shawe 31
SC 26 SC 27
RS 20 SwH 25
SwH 20 JCD 20
Milan 16 RS 18
Shawe 6 Milan 7
front from left are the 2009-2010 Boys All-ORVC Basketball
Team as selected by coaches vote: Austin Ames (Southwestern
Hanover Rebel), Trevor Arnett (Jac-Cen-Del Eagle), Brennan
Bragg (Switzerland County Pacer), Thadaus Fleming (South
Ripley Raider), Chase Grider (South Ripley Raider) and
Michael Kring (Shawe Hilltopper). Standing: Tanner Mahoney
(Southwestern Han. Rebel), Nico Mingione (Shawe Hilltopper),
Hunter Means (Southwestern Han. Rebel), Andrew Pulliam
(Rising Sun Shiner), Brandon Scroggins, (Shawe Hilltopper),
Travis Tackett (Switzerland County Pacer), Varsity Boys
"Coach of the Year" Travis Wrightsman (South
Ripley Raiders) and JV Boys "Coach of the Year"
Brad Samples (South Ripley Raiders).
front from left are the 2009-2010 Girls All-ORVC Basketball
Team as selected by coaches vote: Maggie Armstrong (Switzerland
County Lady Pacer), Katie Duncan (Rising Sun Lady Shiner),
Jessica Foster (South Ripley Lady Raider), Alyssa Hammond
(Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagle), Hannah Hardy (Southwestern
Han. Lady Rebel) and Kelly Kincaid (Switzerland County
Lady Pacer). Standing: Kasey King (South Ripley Lady
Raider), Brittany Lewis (Milan Lady Indian), Katie McKinley
(Southwestern Han. Lady Rebel), Rachel Muessel (Shawe
Lady Hilltopper), Kristen Perry (Switzerland County
Lady Pacer), Hana Roberts (Shawe Lady Hilltopper), Becca
Wagner (Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagle), Samantha White (Jac-Cen-Del
Lady Eagle) and Co-Mental Attitude Award Winners Alissa
Stolze (Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagle) and Carrie Truax (Switzerland
County Lady Pacer).