Osgood Journal Sports
September 11, 2007

Indian soccer team celebrates first win in four years

Gary Franklin - Sports Editor
Smiling faces abounded as the Milan coed soccer team filed off their bus, returning home from a first ever victory. Their win was over the Madison Shawe Hilltoppers onThursday evening, September 5.
Ironically, with many injuries abounding them, and many of the Indian team members occupied with the East Central Cross Country run, they found enough stamina to take the game.
The Indians, "according to Coach Kevin Walter", scored in the first minute of the contest, but were unable to add points during the rest of regulation play.
However, with just under two minutes left in regulation, the Hilltoppers struck for a tie. The Toppers too were unable to score again, leading to a shoot out.
In the shootout, five players were selected by the Shawe coach to shoot, along with his goal keeper to defend against the Indian attack.
Indians TJ Shannon, Alex Walter, Todd Edwards and Jordan Johnson hit goal shots to earn the 2-1 win.
Robby Schlotterbeck defended against the Toppers in the goal for the Indians..

Indians pictured kneeling from left are: John Burgan, Jacob Gutzwiller, Jordan Johnson, Zach Holland, Jasmine Vetma-Hollins, Craig McKittrick, Aaron Gutzwiller, Maria Thompson, Tricia Louden and Beth Hartman. Standing are: Michael Pruss, TJ Shannon, Tyler Reese, Alex Walter, Sean Laub, Coach Kevin Walter, Eddie Lopez, Josh Brown, Robby Schlottrbeck, Zach Schmidt and Robby Shannon. Not pictured are team members Josh Dickey, Katie Dickey and Shelby Zornes. The above benches were laid over to show the detail and art work. They are two of the four new team benches built at the request of Donna Dykes by her father Virgil Werner and painted by Milan Art teacher Bob Hunger. The coach and team are very proud of and grateful for the generosity shown them by this gesture of caring fans.


2007 All Ripley County Lady Golf Tournament Team
The top five RCT Lady Golfers for 2007 were: Lady Eagle Kristen Hicks of Jac-Cen Del, Lady Raider Lakin Davis of South Ripley, and Lady Bulldogs Tess Bedel, Ashley Meyers and Lindsay Edwards of Batesville. Tess Bedel was named MVP with a 18 hole total of 85 strokes.

Indians and Trojans attack the net
Pictured from left are Milan Indian tennis duo Jeff Werner and Josh Baker, following their match at East Central High School on Thursday, September 6, where they defeated the previously undefeated Trojan duo of Zach Oglesby and Jake Roddy.