Versailles Republican Sports
March 29, 2007
Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagle senior
Abby Lauber is awarded '06-'07 Ripley Publishing Co., Inc.
Girls' Basketball Excellence Award during JCD Basketball
Gary Franklin, Sports Editor
The Eagle basketball awards program was held in the Jac-Cen-Del
High School gym on Thursday evening, March 22.
The jr. high awards were first on the agenda and began at
6 PM with JCD AD Mark Meyer extending a welcome and thanking
the many who had helped to make the season once again a
success for the Eagles.
The 7th grade boys' team, coached by Travis Rohrig, had
a season record of 1-16 and included: Garrison Benoit, Randy
Hodges, Cody Martin, Andrew Snyder, AJ Ertel, Codie Horan,
Tyler Reatherford, Dustin Wagner, Cory Hellmich, Aaron Hountz,
Jared Ronsheim and Duncan Wolff. Awards presented were to
Aaron Hountz - Most Improved, Cory Hellmich - Mental Attitude
and Duncan Wolff -Scholastic with a 10.85 GPA.
The 7th grade girls' team, coached by April Hughes, had
a season record of 7-7 and included: Torie Gilland, Emily
Huntington, Heather Huffmeyer, Lauren Garnett - Manager,
Kara Wagner, Meagan Hughes, Megan Obermeyer, Morgan Young,
Allie Shinkle, Idona Newhart, Kelsey Pilz and Hannah Kappes.
Awards presented were to Emily Huntington - Most Improved,
Morgan Young - Most Determined, Meagan Hughes - Mental Attitude
and Hannah Kappes -Scholastic with an 11.14 GPA.
The 8th grade boys' team, coached by David Espinada, had
a season record of 13-4 (6-0) against conference teams with
a perfect 9-0 road record) and won the 8th Grade Boys' Tournament.
Team members included: Joe Abplanalp, Clay Comer, Derek
Lunsford, Logan Simon, Kyle Abrams, Dalton Garnett, Caleb
Payne, Zach Swain, Trevor Arnett, Travis Hardesty, and Brock
Shadday. Awards presented were to Clay Comer - Most Improved,
Derek Lunsford - Most Determined (carried a 78% FT%), Joe
Abplanalp - Mental Attitude (carried a 79% FT% and averaged
10 ppg) and Dalton Garnett - Scholastic with an 11.16 GPA.
The 8th grade girls' team, coached by Matt McNew, had a
season record of 13-2 including a 10 win in a row run. The
girls' finished 5-1 against would be conference teams).
The team included: Kayla Kohlman, Erica Hicks, Alyssa Hammond,
Brooke Gilland, Hailee Sizemore, Erica Caudill, Janae Horn,
Heather Linville - Manager, Becca Wagner, Andi Roberts,
Nicole Wirth and Kristina Moore - Manager. Awards presented
were to Erica Caudill - Most Improved, Alyssa Hammond -
Most Improved, Hailee Sizemore - Most Determined, Brooke
Gilland - Mental Attitude and Becca Wagner - Scholastic
with an 11.0 GPA.
The 7th and 8th grade cheerleaders were coached by Marla
Simon. The 7th grade squad included: Torie Gilland, Meagan
Hughes, Emily Huntington, and Allie Shinkle. Awards presented
were to Emily Huntington - Mental Attitude and Meagan Hughes
- Scholastic with a 10.57 GPA. The 8th grade squad included:
Brooke Gilland, Megan Hardy, Erica Hicks, Megan Joseph and
Kayla Kohlman. Awards presented were to Kayla Kohlman -
Mental Attitude and Brooke Gilland - Scholastic with a 10.33
While preparing for the high school segment of the program,
the tables were filled with hardware earned by the Eagle
teams' efforts this season. Included in the display were
both Ripley Publishing Co., Inc. traveling "Pride Trophies",
one for the boys and one for the girls and a pair of ORVC
conference Championship trophies. One for the Boys and one
for the Girls, as both varsity squads finished with perfect
6-0 seasons. This duo venture was a first in the school's
Also included in the arsenal of hardware were the Boys'
Varsity Ripley County Championship trophy and a Sectional
Championship trophy with net remnant for both boys' and
girls' teams, and a co-ORVC Reserve Boys' championship title
trophy for their 5-1 season record, and the Girls' JV Ripley
County Tournament Champs title.
Perhaps more important than the hardware, or should I say
as important as it, was a letter to JCD Principal Ratledge
which came from the Franklin Community School, where the
Eagle boys vied in regional competition for a chance to
move on to the semi state. Principal Ratledge was unable
to attend due to a medical situation in his family, but
asked AD Meyer to relay the following:
Noted was the outstanding sportsman type attitudes of the
Eagle players after being taken out of the race. The letter
spoke volumes of the type of young men who had represented
themselves, their families, their school and our community.
Real glory obviously sometimes comes to the one without
the medal in his hands. (But that would have been nice to
Lady Eagle senior Abby Lauber was selected as the 2006-2007
Girls' Basketball Excellence Award recipient given by Sports
Editor Gary Franklin on behalf of Ripley Publishing Co.,
"All Eagle staff, players, parents and fans have much
to celebrate in the accomplishments made by both boys' and
girls' teams alike this season," stated AD Mark Meyer,
and he again thanked everyone for their hard work and assistance
in seeing that it was.
The freshman boys' team, coached by Roy Thomas, had a 9-8
season / 6-3 in conference. Members of the team were Shane
Adams, Zach Kappes, Spencer Purdy, Trent Tucker, Eric Wirth,
Daniel Harlemert, Donnie Lows, Ryan Schuler, Ethan Wagner,
Ethan Harmeyer, Tyler Powers, Devin Shadday and Brandon
Wilhoit. Freshman awards were presented to Donnie Lows -
Most Improved, Daniel Harlemert - Most Determined, Ethan
Harmeyer - Mental Attitude, Spencer Purdy - FT % Award @
70% and Eric Wirth - Scholastic with an 11.0 GPA.
The Lady Eagle JV, coached by Maurice Meyers, played to
a 15-5 season finishing 2nd in ORVC. The team included Carissa
Simon, Kara Harlemert, Kristen Hicks, Janine Huff, Kristin
Konradi, Samantha White, Alissa Stolze, Allana Newhart,
Valorie Wagner, Andrea Rodgers, Ciara Bonnlander and Jessica
Lady Eagle JV awards were presented to Allana Newhart -
Most Improved, Allana Newhart - Scholastic, GPA 10.5, Jessica
Comer - Most Determined, Janine Huff - Mental Attitude,
Ciara Bonnlander - Mental Attitude and Kristen Hicks - FT
% Award @ 77%
The Eagle boys' reserve, coached by Steve Narwold, mastered
a 16-4 season record, claimed a co-ORVC champ title for
5-1 and were the Ripley County Tournament champs.
The team included David Busch, Andrew Huff, Gerald Hardesty,
Shane Adams, Aaron Harmeyer, Kellen Stolze, Coty Horn, Ethan
Harmeyer, Daniel Harlemert, Eric Horan, Tim Arnett, Spencer
Purdy and Brandon Wilhoit. Awards were presented to Tim
Arnett - Most Improved, Coty Horn - Most Determined, Eric
Horan - Mental Attitude, Kellen Stolze - FT% Award @ 70.4%,
Gerald Hardesty-Scholastic GPA 11.14.
The Eagle JV and varsity cheerleaders were coached by Cindy
Toops and Sue Bunselmeier. The varsity squad included Kara
Harlemert, Jaime Lunsford, Kaitlin Hughes, Tanaha Simon,
Meagan Jones, Rachel Toops and Justin Eaton - lifter. Awards
presented were Kara Harlemert - Mental Attitude, Kara Harlemert-
Scholastic GPA 10.83 and Kaitlin Hughes - Outstanding Cheerleader.
JV cheerleaders were Renee Meister, Rachel Brown, Amanda
Rangel, Audrey Huffmeyer, Kelley Wagner and Jodi Hardy with
Audrey Huffmeyer presented both the Mental Attitude and
the Scholastic Award for an 11.0 GPA.
The Lady Eagle varsity, coached by Scott Smith, enjoyed
an 18-5 season / 6-0 ORVC for the ORVC championship title
and the sectional championship title. This was 4 of the
last 6 seasons the Lady Eagles claimed sectional champ titles
and the 13th time for JCD Lady Eagle teams. The varsity
team included Emily Einhaus, Abby Lauber, Abby Rohlfing,
Erika Simon, Kiersten Young, Kaylin Ploeger, Valorie Wagner,
Kristen Hicks, Kara Harlemert and Carissa Simon with Managers
Erika Franklin, Luke Grow and Justin Eaton.
Awards presented included Emily Einhaus - co-MVP Award,
Abby Lauber - co-MVP Award, Abby Rohlfing - Captains Award
also now holding the girls' school record for games played
at 92, Valorie Wagner - Hustler Award, Abby Lauber - Assist
Award which set new school record and led ORVC in assists
through the '06-'07 season, ending it ranked 3rd in state,
Emily Einhaus - Rebounding Award @ 7.2 rpg, Kiersten Young
- Most Improved, Emily Einhaus -FT% Award @ 70.4% playing
6 games straight without missing from the line and Valorie
Wagner-Scholastic @ 11.14 GPA.
Named to All-County, All-Conference and All-Regional Teams
were Kiersten Young, Emily Einhaus and Abby Lauber. Named
to the All-Sectional Team were Emily Einhaus, Abby Lauber,
Kiersten Young, Valorie Wagner and Abby Rohlfing. Named
to Hoosier Basketball Coaches Assoc. All-Star Team were
Abby Lauber and Emily Einhaus. Abby Lauber was presented
The Ripley Publishing Co., Inc. Girls' Basketball Excellence
Outstanding Player Award, and named to '07 Ripley County
40/8 Girls' All-Star Team were seniors Erika Simon, Abby
Rohlfing, Abby Lauber and Emily Einhaus.
The JCD Eagle Varsity, coached by David Bradshaw finished
with a 20-4 season / 6-0 ORVC for conference title, won
the Ripley County Tourney and were Sectional Champs.
The team included Tucker Brown, Justin Huff, Andrew Wagner,
Daniel Leonetti, Thomas Wenning, Blake Sutton, Brandon Gehl,
Matt Gehl and Coty Horn with Managers Ben Demaree, Ethan
Hess and Brock Shadday. Statisticians were Janine Huff,
Kiersten Young, Abby Rohlfing, Emily Einhaus and Abby Lauber.
Awards presented were Matt Gehl - MVP, Justin Huff - Captain
Award, Tucker Brown - Captain Award, Daniel Leonetti - Hustler
Award, Justin Huff - Rebound Award @144, Blake Sutton -
Most Improved, Thomas Wenning - Most Improved, Brandon Gehl
- Assist Award @ 106, Matt Gehl - FT% @ 76.9%, Andrew Wagner
- Scholastic Award for an 11.14 GPA which earns him the
#1 spot in the senior class. Named to All County Team were
Justin Huff, Tucker Brown, Brandon Gehl, Matt Gehl and Blake
Sutton. Named the Ripley County Tourney MVP - Justin Huff.
Named to the All Sectional Team were Tucker Brown, Blake
Sutton, Brandon Gehl, Matt Gehl and Justin Huff and named
to All Conference Team were Matt Gehl, Blake Sutton, Tucker
Brown and Brandon Gehl.
GARY FRANKLIN PHOTO
Jac-Cen-Del MS Eagle winter sports award winning
athletes pictured front from left are: Clay Comer,
Joe Abplanalp, Dalton Garnett, Derek Lunsford, Brooke
Gilland, Becca Wagner, Kayla Kohlman and Erica Caudill.
Row 2: Hailee Sizemore, Alyssa Hammond, Aaron Hountz
and Duncan Wolff. Top row: Hannah Kappes, Morgan Young,
Emily Huntington and Meagan Hughes. Not pictured were
Cory Hellmich, Garrison Benoit, Randy Hodges, Megan
Joseph and Caleb Payne.
GARY FRANKLIN PHOTO
Jac-Cen-Del HS Eagle winter sports award winning
athletes pictured front from left are: Abby Lauber,
Janine Huff, Valorie Wagner, Kara Harlemert, Abby
Rohlfing, Emily Einhaus, Ciara Bonnlander and Kaitlin
Hughes. Row 2: Tucker Brown, Gerald Hardesty, Kiersten
Young, Kristen Hicks, Jessica Comer, Coty Horn and
Brandon Gehl. Row 3: Blake Sutton, Justin Huff, Audrey
Huffmeyer, Daniel Harlemert, Eric Wirth, Ethan Harmeyer
and Spencer Purdy. Row 4: Thomas Wenning, Tim Arnett,
Kellen Stolze and Eric Horan. Top row: Matt Gehl,
Daniel Leonetti and Andrew Wagner. Not pictured: Allana
Newhart and Donnie Lows.