expected, the Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters run their way
to first in the South Dearborn High School hosted IHSAA Cross
The Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters run their way
to the first place team finish in spite of an injury
to one of their top five runners in the 2011 South
Dearborn HS hosted IHSAA Cross Country Sectional.
The team is led by coach Merle Hines, far right in
back row. The team leaders, senior Anne Kuntz and
sophomores Sarah Billingsley, Meredith Maier and Rachel
Billingsley finished first - fourth.
Gary Franklin, Sports Writer
Coach Merle Hines of the Oldenburg Academy
Lady Twisters comes aglow when speaking of her Lady Twister
runners, and rightly so. The team has knocked off many competitors
as a unit over the years and this year's sectional run at
South Dearborn HS was no different. Different only in the
case that it took a sixth runner to establish their first
place prestige. Not going to the sixth place to determine
a winner mind you, but due to a season ending injury to one
of the usual top five runners, out on crutches, the sixth
runner stepped up to do what was needed to get the job done.
"12 school Sectional"
Girls team place & scores
Oldenburg Academy 47
*East Central 117
South Dearborn 129
South Decatur 217
North Decatur 227
Rising Sun 274
**South Ripley NTS
**Five runners are required to cross the XC finish line to
constitute a team score.
OA Lady Twister
finish place & times
OA finished 1st with senior Anne Kuntz (20:12.0), sophomores
Sarah Billingsley - 2nd (20:18.3), Meredith Maier 3rd (20:37.1)
and Rachel Billingsley 4th (20:56.5), junior Courtney Unkrich,
37th (24:39.5), sophomore Jackie Unkrich 67th (30:25.9) and
freshman Laura Wilson 70th (31:02.2).
Lawrenceburg Lady Tiger
2nd place finish & times
The Lady Tiger team finished 2nd behind 6th place junior Flor
Lopez @ 21:26.6, freshman Megan Sampson (22:03.9), sophomore
Abbigail Sampson 12th (22:35.3), Emily Sampson 14th (22:54.6),
Melissa Davis 20th (23:19.6) and Cara Nutley 57th (28:08.7)
along with junior Shelby Carr 71st (35:13.5).
Batesville Lady Bulldog 3rd place finish & times
Sophomores Hannah Lehfeldt 8th @ 22:22.8 and Jordan Lowery
16th @ 23:00.0, freshman Elizabeth Cuttle 25th @ 23:53.9,
juniors Shelbie Coleman 26th @ 23:55.6, Abbie Krieg 32nd @
24:14.7 and Olivia Mobley 47th @ 25:37.5 along with freshman
Mikayla Spurlock 48th @ 25:48.4.
A regular top Lady Bulldog contender Holly Keck was sidelined
with an injury.
Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagle 4th place finish & times
A long time in the coming, JCD topped EC, but scoring went
to the sixth place runner on the teams to determine a true
4th and 5th place team designation.
Lady Eagle freshman Jenna Hughes 10th @ 22:26.2 and Kelsey
Bowling 13th @ 22:50.0, senior Kayla Forbes 27th @ 23:59.3,
freshman Jacqlyn Menchoffer 33rd @ 24:15.4, seniors Kara Wagner
34th @ 24:23.0 and Kathleen Maloney 38th @ 24:43.6 and freshman
Tiffany Burton 50th @ 25:57.4.
East Central Lady Trojan 5th place finish & times
Seniors Julia Thomas 5th @ 21:09.8, freshman Alexis Schoenefeld
17th @ 23:03.5, junior Sarah Burke 18th @ 23:10.2, senior
Bryanne Messemore 35th @ 24:25.2, freshman Alexis Floyd 42nd
@ 24:57.6, sophomore Jill Bosse 44th @ 25:13.0 and freshman
Laura Stenger 53rd @ 26:42.2.
So. Dearborn Lady Knight finish place & times
Senior Alexis Brasier finished 9th @ 22:24.3, sophomore Kadiah
Hetzer 11th (22:31.), junior Jamie Daley 29th (24:08.0), senior
Andrea Cash 39th (24:56.3), junior Brittany Getz 41st (24:57.3),
senior Shelby Vaught 43rd (25:07.9) and sophomore Nicole Martini
Greensburg Lady Pirate
7th place finish & times
The Lady Pirate team finished 7th behind 15th place junior
Ericka Carman @ 22:55.3, sophomore Erin Hamilton 21st (23:29.4),
juniors Tori Helms 23rd (22:47.6) and Elizabeth Richardson
28th (24:06.9), freshman Cara Ziegler 45th (25:13.6), junior
Melissa Brickett 59th (30:16.4) and sophomore Brooklyn Craven
So. Decatur Lady Cougar 8th place finish & times
Lady Cougar seniors Kristy Hamilton was 19th @ 23:12.9, Rylie
Buening 24th @ 23:48.7 and Julie Mapes 49th @ 25:57.2. Sophomores
Emily Mapes 56th @ 27:46.0 and Paige Smiley 69th @ 30:50.9.
No. Decatur Lady Charger 9th place finish & times
Lady Charger senior Veronica Yager crossed the finish line
22nd @ 23:42.9. Junior Katherine Stevens 36th @ 24:28.5, freshman
Celestina Pacillo 46th @ 25:28.7, junior Erica Wilson 58th
@ 28:18.4, sophomore Tania Rinnemose 65th @ 29:37.8 and senior
Marissa Hipps 68th @ 30:41.2.
Milan Lady Indian 10th place finish & times
Freshman Kristen Honeycutt led the tribe's charge with a 30th
place finish @ 24:08.7. Junior Maria Castenadda was 31st @
24:13.1, freshmen Isabelle Ortt 54th @ 26:50.9, Marissa Combs
55th @ 27:16.9 and Lila Uribe 64th @ 29:07.3.
Rising Sun Lady Shiner 11th place finish & times
Senior Felicia Henry finished 40th @ 24:56.9. Junior Beth
Markland was 51st @ 26:13.4, sophomores Bonnie O'Shaughnessy
60th @ 28:30.0 and Liz Miller 61st @ 28:39.7. Seniors Ashley
Hammond were 62nd @ 28:53.2 and Jessica Fields 63rd @ 28:54.5.
South Ripley Lady Raiders were INC for a team score
Freshmen Isabella Gramaglia finished 7th place overall with
her run @ 22:02.4, Myranda Ryle 49th @ 25:26.6 and Kendra
Franklin 52nd @ 25:43.5.
Franklin County Lady Wildcats were also INC
Freshman Rebecca Harnishfeger led the Lady Wildcat effort
with a 9th place overall finish @ 22:18.8. Senior Ashley Bowling
finished 12th overall with her run @ 22:25.0 Sophomore Carly
Smith finished 57th overall with her time of 26:16.5. Senior
Tyler Seale rounded out the FC overall finishes with her 61st
place time of 26:52.2
Boys Race Results
Boys team place & scores
South Dearborn 45
East Central 63
South Ripley 99
Rising Sun 102
Franklin County 107
South Decatur 223
North Decatur 231
Oldenburg Academy 295
So. Dearborn Knights
finish place & times
SD finished 1st with senior John Houchens 17:00.4, sophomore
David Sander 8th 17:53.3, senior Kyle Hall 9th 17:56.2, sophomores
Ethan Davies 11th 18:05.8 and Joseph Rector 16th 18:33.4,
along with freshmen Dustin Beach 23rd 19:02.9 and Jarod Davies
East Central Trojans 2nd place finish & times
The Trojan team finished second behind 3rd place senior Barry
Bradley @ 17:38.5, sophomores Nicholas Brock 5th @ 17:39.1
and Clint Trotta 13th @ 18:15.0. Senior Neil Haltom 17th @
18:36.5, sophomore Baxter McCrory 25th @ 19:10.4, senior Trey
Gellert 31st @ 19:29.2 and sophomore Reese Tanner 32nd @ 19:30.4.
Batesville Bulldog 3rd
place finish & times
Senior Hayden Merkel ran to a second place finish overall
@ 17:27.6. Sophomore Nick Vodzak 6th @ 17:43.9, freshmen Cole
Nuhring 22nd @ 18:58.0 and Garrett Yorn 27th @ 19:18.4. Sophomore
Trent Barnett 34th @ 19:33.3, junior Ian Schmid 40th @ 19:59.3
and freshman Conner Lunsford 58th @ 22:06.4.
South Ripley Raider 4th place finish & times
Quite possibly the best SRHS boys XC team finish in a sectional,
the 2011 SR runners earned a spot in the Greensburg HS hosted
regional this Saturday as a team.
Raider junior Zach Raab ran 10th overall @ 18:00.1. Sophomore
Austin Allen 12th @ 18:10.1, seniors Brandon Sizemore 18th
@ 18:40.7 and Josh Huntington 29th @ 19:24.1, freshman Alex
Dagley 30th @ 19:25.3, sophomore Michael Harris 45th @ 20:24.6
and senior Alex Young 48th @ 20:46.6.
Rising Sun Shiner 5th place finish & times
Junior Garrett Craig 4th @ 17:38.9, sophomore Briar Miller
15th @ 18:26.0, senior Adam Hummel 21st @ 18:56.4, sophomores
Ryan Dugan 26th @ 19:14.7 and Billy Nierlich 36th @ 19:39.8,
senior Alex Oser 37th @ 19:41.5 and sophomore Brandon Browning
50th @ 21:03.4.
Franklin County Wildcat 6th finish place & times
Senior Alan Apsley finished 7th @ 17:51.9, junior Alex Bischoff
19th @ 18:42.3, sophomore Brett Ortman 20th @ 18:52.8 along
with seniors Ryan Simmermeyer 28th @ 19:19.7, Derrick Moster
33rd @ 19:32.1 and Connor Radenheimer 43rd @ 20:17.9.
South Decatur Cougar 7th place finish & times
The Cougar team finished seventh behind 14th place junior
Cameron Agnew @ 18:16.1. He was followed by freshman Sam Studler
41st @ 19:59.7, sophomore Brandon Overlock 55th @ 21:47.6,
freshman Dillien Brannin 56th @ 21:49.2, senior Mitch Watkins
57th @ 21:56.7, sophomore Tyler Wamsley 60th @ 22:34.2 and
freshman Brandon Smith 68th @ 24:18.7.
North Decatur Charger 8th place finish & times
Charger runners included: senior Anthony Bedel 24th @ 19:04.4,
freshmen Eric Moorman 39th @ 19:49.6 and Charles Metz 47th
@ 20:32.5, juniors Kaleb Kramer 54th @ 21:34.4, Haejun Lee
67th @ 24:14.5 and Bryce Hermesch 69th @ 24:28.9 along with
sophomore Corden Simmonds 73rd @ 26:29.9.
Jac-Cen-Del Eagle 9th place finish & times
Eagle runners followed freshman Christopher Kissell across
the finish line following his 35th place finish @ 19:33.9.
Eagle finishes included: sophomore Tommy Tunny 49th @ 20:58.6,
freshman Ethan Adams 51st @ 21:08.7, senior Alex Dodge 59th
@ 22:14.0, junior Joey Chambers 64th @ 23:35.7, sophomore
Tanner Volz 65th @ 23:59.5 and freshman Jeffry Crum 66th @
Milan Indian 10th
place finish & times
Junior Zach Meyer finished 44th @ 20:22.3, senior Nick Walter
46th @ 20:31.6, junior Russell Pitts 52nd @ 21:11.2, sophomore
Eli Seithel 61st @ 22:50.4, senior Nathan Thompson 63rd @
22:56.7, junior Matt Yatsko 71st @ 26:05.2 and freshman Nathaniel
Walter 75th @ 35:02.0.
Oldenburg Acad. Twister 11th place finish & times
Twister sophomores Isaiah Frey finished 38th @ 19:42.6 and
Luke Hammoor 53rd @ 21:14.4, freshman Christopher Nurrenberg
62nd @ 22:50.5, senior Austin Frey 70th @ 24:29.2, freshman
Eric Frey 72nd @ 26:25.3 and junior Brody Witt 74th @ 26:58.6.
Greensburg Pirates INC
Pirate junior Colin Evans led the Pirate unit with a 21st
place overall finish @ 18:51.6, freshman Dakota McConnell
finished 60th overall @ 21:53.9, sophomore Joseph Buening
finished 69th @ 23:38.0 and freshman Clayton Moore finished
80th @ 29:02.3.
Lawrenceburg Tigers INC
Senior Tiger Trent Eliason was the lone runner for the Lawrenceburg
boys, finishing 50th overall @ 20:46.1.