August 9, 2011

JCD Eagles again meet at the midnight hour for season opening soccer practice
Gary Franklin, Sports Editor

Keeping with a tradition initiated the first year lights were added to the Jac-Cen-Del High School soccer field, Varsity Eagle Coach Mark Jones assembled the troops for their annual "midnight" season opening practice.
This year's co-ed Eagle soccer team finds but one girl on the roster, senior Amber Crank. At least for the opening practice. Not a weak link by any means, an optimistic and intent, Crank gives 110% at all times in every sport she competes.
Many members of the Eagle team of last season graduated with the end of the 2011 school year, however, underclassmen have moved into potential position to take over their roles as Eagles.
JCD has a scheduled scrimmage against the Lawrenceburg Tigers a week from Saturday, with opening season action taking place in the opening match of the season against the Milan Indians, coached by Kevin Walter.

Fall sports programs available at area schools
The August 1, date was the opening day for IHSAA sanctioned team practices for all the fall sport seasons.
JCD's soccer team was the first known to take to the field. Sports for fall at JCD include: Co-ed Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Girls Golf and Co-ed Cross Country.
Available fall sports for Milan Indians are: Co-ed Soccer, Boys Football, Co-ed Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Boys Tennis and Girls Golf.
South Ripley Raider fall sports include: Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Golf, Co-ed Cross Country and Girls Volleyball.