Versailles Republican Sports

February 22, 2007

Raiders break even on season with win over Pirates at Tyson

Gary Franklin, Sports Editor

The originally scheduled game of Saturday, February 17, designated as senior recognition night between the South Ripley Raiders and the Greensburg Pirates, was played on Tuesday, February 20, at Tyson Auditorium.
The Raider Young Confederates, accompanied by Rae Jean Auterson, opened the varsity contest with their presentation of The National Anthem.
Throughout the game, the SR pep band, under the direction of Eric Stauffer, rallied the Raiders to a victory.
The Raider varsity won their match by 15 points at game's end, 56-41, and the Raider reserve team also won over the Pirates by a 13 point margin at 51-38.
Raider Varsity - 56
BJ Sieverding 11
Trent Tucker 11
Erik Demaree 9
Kyle Patrick 9
Michael Fear 8
Chris Miller 6
Thomas Welch 2
Pirate Varsity - 41
Bobby Koors 15
Alex Meyer 12
Derrick Karazsia 10 Brenden Barker 2
Michael Nahmias 2
Raider JV scoring - 51
Jared Keck 19
Andy Miller 14
Chase Grider 6
Mitchell Krall 6
Seth Leonard 4
Jordan Bodenburg 2
Pirate JV scoring - 38
Ty Miller 9
Robbi Koors 6
Chris Denton 6 Chris Blankman 5
Craig Houk 2
Zach Brown 2
Elijah Harter 2
DJ Wright 2
Reid Billieu 2
Latroi Wright 2
The Raiders are now scheduled to wrap up their regular season play on Thursday night, February 22, in a weather related make up game against the Rising Sun Shiners at Rising Sun Middle School, and then finish at Jac-Cen-Del High School against the Eagles on Friday, February 23. Game times on both nights is 6 PM for reserve team starts. The JCD game will be the Eagles senior recognition night.

The South Ripley faithful honored nine Raider seniors on their designated last regular season home game at Tyson. They are pictured front from left: Basketball student managers - Tyler Hensley, Alicia Simon and Sierra Groves. Row 2: Cheerleaders - Sarah Hartman, Erica Burress, and Suzanne Elsen and statistician Erica Pollard. Back Row: Senior varsity Raiders Chandler Stearns and Michael Fear.


IHSAA Class 2A Sectional #44 coaches, athletic directors, principals and media met to address the 2007 battle plans

Gary Franklin, Sports Editor

During a luncheon meeting held at the Belterra Casino Resort and Spa at Vevay on Tuesday, February 20, the six schools of Boys' Basketball Sectional #44 were represented by school staff. The purpose of the meeting was to go over the lay out of and get tickets to be sold by the individual schools for the tournament events. Referee assignments were disclosed, parking arrangements and all details to make the experience a positive venture for each visiting school by the hosting Switzerland County High School were laid out and opened for discussion following the buffet meal.
Among the relayed information was: The fact that the gym doors will be open 1 hour prior to scheduled opening game times each day. Students will not be issued pass outs, if you go out, you're out. Adequate handicap accessible arrangements have been made to help aid in the convenience of those hindered that they may enjoy tournament action. Fan behavior is the responsibility of their respective schools unless further assistance is required. Finally, teams will be escorted into the gym area and seated as a team on the north end of the gym.

2007 IHSAA Sectional #44 basketball coaches and their respective teams represented are pictured from left as follows: Scott Holdsworth (South Ripley Raiders), Randy Combs (Milan Indians), Pat Rady (Southwestern Hanover Rebels), Kyle Nobbe (North Decatur Chargers, Brian Bowen (Switzerland County Pacers) and Mike Pratt (LawrenceburgTigers).