The Versailles Republican Sports
May 31, 2007
Kyle Taylor sets new Discus
record at SR
Gary Franklin - Sports Editor
South Ripley junior discus and shot put hurler Kyle Taylor
works endlessly at perfecting his throwing technique. It has
paid off for him since he had made it to the regional competition
this past week. He not only made it, but took first place
in the sectional to go as the top contender.
The Connersville Regional T&F Meet would be the end of
this year's trail for Taylor, but not before he set a new
South Ripley Discus record of 156' 11".
Taylor's throw bettered the old mark set in 2000 of 150' 1/2",
that had been put in the record books by Justin Sanders.
The winning throw at the regional discus event was 173' 11".
That, however, does not bother Taylor in the least. He has
set a milestone at South Ripley and he is comforted knowing
he has time to even possibly improve his own record before
Others competing at the regional level due to their times,
etc., at the sectional T&F meet were the SR 3200 Relay
team of Ben Montgomery, Ariel Lawburgh, Andy Miller and Erik
Milan Indian T&F were represented by their 3200 relay
team of Josh Dickey, Andrew Dixon, Cody Marsee and Norman
Roark. Running the 400m Dash was Craig McKittrick and the
300m Hurdler for the Indians was Darren Hess.
The Indians were also represented by the first place finisher
in the sectional shot put toss by Josh Oesterling.
Representing the Jac-Cen-Del Eagle T&F team was senior,
Tucker Brown. Brown advanced to the regional competition by
qualifying as one of the top 4 hurlers in both the shot put
and discus events at the sectionals held at East Central High
GARY FRANKLIN PHOTO
Raider Kyle Taylor peaks with a South Ripley school
record breaking, 2007 Connersville Regional Discus toss,
of 156' 11". Taylor is coached by Sam Durham.
GARY FRANKLIN PHOTO
Lead off varsity Eagle
baseball batter in the bottom of the sectional openers
7th inning, David Busch, answered all questions about
the outcome with a swing of his bat for a solo home
run. Busch drove the second pitch delivered to him over
the fence for a JCD 6-5 victory over the Oldenburg Academy
WOODY BUSH PHOTO
Excitement was evident at the Bill Buchanan fund
raiser during the 2007 opening day of the Osgood race
track on the Ripley County Fairgrounds, held on Friday,
May 18. The above photo proves how quickly things can
change directions, not only forward and backward, but
up and away as well.