September 28, 2010
South Ripley Raider boys and Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagle HS cross
country runners continue to merit recognition
Though the fall school sports season is a shortened one, the
evidenced desire and determination of many athletes proves it
is no less important than any other in the school sports year.
Cross country runners representing the JCD Lady Eagles and Raider
boys runners from South Ripley have progressed steadily with
their recent running performances.
South Ripley Raider XC Coach Jim Cole and members of the boys
high school team have continued to give their all this fall
include: Zach Raab, Ethan Back, Austin Allen, Brytton Rogers,
Brandon Sizemore, Josh Huntington and Alex Young.
An expected boost to the Raider XC team was senior Zack Grossman.
His dropping off the team meant an unexpected void, however,
the remaining members of the team have tightened their shoe
laces so it seems and have built from it.
SR Raider boys XC team
The Raider boys followed a most impressive Big Blue Invitational
(Jennings County HS Meet) fourth place team finish on Tuesday,
September 14, with a second place team finish at the South Dearborn
XC Invite held on Saturday, September 18.
Impressively adding to their season's accomplishments, on Thursday,
September 23, the Raider boys team ran to a second place finish
in the SRHS hosted "Great Pumpkin" race with a point
count of 66.
Claiming team first place was Franklin County @ 53 points. The
3rd spot was earned by South Dearborn @ 74, 4th - Switzerland
County @ 100, 5th - Rising Sun @ 109, 6th - Lawrencburg @ 160,
7th - Milan @ 164 and Jac-Cen-Del 8th @ 187.
Shawe failed to field enough runners for the meet to earn a
boys team score.
First and second to cross the finish line in the boys' race
was South Dearborn Knight John Houchens @ :17:45.6.
Switzerland County Lady Pacer Bre Hinman was first to cross
the finish line in the girls' run. Her winning time was :21:08.3.
SR Raider boys finish
Individual Raider finishes at the home hosted "Great Pumpkin
XC" included: Zach Raab 9th @ :18:40,.5, Ethan Back 12th
@ :19:03.7, Brytton Rogers 14th @ :19:26.6, Austin Allen 15th
@ :19:32.1, Brandon Sizemore 16th @ :19:36.0, Josh Huntington
26th @:20:26.5 and Alex Young 34th @ :21:37.4.
JCD Lady Eagle XC team
The Lady Eagles team earned a fourth place finish at the South
Dearborn XC Invitational held on Saturday, September 18 with
a 98 point count.
The Lady Eagles season accomplishments advanced with their Thursday,
September 23 participation in the SRHS hosted "Great Pumpkin"
race with a second place team finish @ 43 points.
Claiming 1st place was the South Dearborn Lady Knights with
28 points. JCD Lady Eagles captured 2nd place @ 43 points. The
Shawe Lady Hilltoppers finished 3rd @ 65 with the South Ripley
Lady Raider team finishing 4th @ 88 points.
Schools not earning a team score included: Franklin County,
Milan, Lawrenceburg and Switzerland County.
JCD individual finish
Individual Lady Eagle finishes at the "Great Pumpkin XC"
included: Sydney Keene 4th @ :25:22.0, Kara Wagner 7th @ :25:49.3,
Ashley Hammond 9th @ :26:20, Brooklyn Ronsheim 10th @ :26:27.9,
Kathleen Maloney 13th @ :28:30.2, and Jennifer Roberts 18th
A 5th place "Great Pumpkin" individual finish was
earned by Lady Indian runner Kaitlin Dickey @ :23:34.4, with
teammate Samantha Stabile finishing 28th @ :32:05.9.
The Indian boys team finished 7th overall. Individual Indian
boy runners and times included: Nick Walter 7th @ :18:29.9,
Zach Meyer 37th @ :22:12.4, Russell Pitts 39th @ :22:20.0, Nathan
Thompson 40th @ :22:36.2 and Elijah Seithel 45th @ :24:15.5.