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 graduating.
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 Demaree.
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 School.

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.

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 Twisters.


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.