Osgood Journal Sports
October 2, 2007
2007 Pumpkin Show cheerleader
lively and well attended
Entertaining to say the least, the cheer squads of six high
schools participated in the Annual Pumpkin Show event on Saturday
afternoon, on the square of Versailles.
Represented were the New Washington High School Squad, the
South Dearborn Squad, the Switzerland County Squad, the East
Central Squad, the Milan High School Squad and the hometown
South Ripley Squad. Judges came from Hanover College to call
Winning first place were the Lady Trojan Cheer Squad of East
Second place trophy was won by the Milan Lady Indian cheer
squad and the South Ripley Lady Raiders captured the third
All teams put on strong routines and kept the crowds' eyes
glued to them as they performed.
GARY FRANKLIN PHOTO
South Ripley Raider Jr. High Cheer
Pictured above, the Lady Raider Jr. High cheerleader
squad finishes up their Pumpkin Show performance. The
girls performed to excellence before the crowd of Pumpkin
Show spectators on the Versailles Square on Saturday,
September 29. They had no competition to cheer against
them, but that didn't hinder their performance. The
girls performed expertly and were deserving of the first
place trophy presented to them.
Jac-Cen-Del Eagle soccer
team avoids defeat
Gary Franklin, Sports Editor
Only able to play to a 1-1
tie at the end of the first half of soccer action at Waldron
High School, the Eagles sprang to life in the second period.
The game was played on Friday, September 21.
By games end, the Eagles had gained a commanding 5-1 score
to earn themselves an overall season record of 10-3. Their
ORVC record advanced to 7-2.
Key plays for the Eagles were two goals and an assist by David
Busch, A goal and an assist by Jeremy Wagner, A goal and an
assist by Brandon Wilhoit, a goal and an assist by Steven
Douglas and an assist apiece to Brock Billman and Trevor Arnett.
Eagles vs Hilltoppers results
On Monday, September 24, the Eagles defended the home turf
with a 1-0 victory over the Madison Shawe Hilltoppers, to
move their overall season record to 11-3 and 8-2 in ORVC standing.
Steven Douglas scored the winning goal for the Eagles and
David Busch was credited with the assist. Shane Adams recorded
his sixth shutout as goalkeeper for the Eagles which tied
the schools record.
Credited with positive defensive contributions for an Eagle
victory were Joe Rangel, Gerald Hardesty, Eric Horan and Jeremy
Wagner. Coach Mark Jones acknowledged the extra effort given
by these players in his comments about the game.
Eagles vs Rebels win for a tie
On Wednesday, September 26, the Eagles were slated to defend
their home field against the ORVC first place standing team,
Southwestern Hanover Rebels. The game was postponed because
of rain, and moved to Thursday, September 27. Senior night
for the Eagles, though played on the practice field, resulted
in an Eagle victory. The Eagles and Rebels were tied 1-1 at
the half, with the Eagles winning in a shoot out where all
five of their shooters scored. Shooting for the Eagles were
Steven Douglas, David Busch, Jeremy Wagner, Brock Billman
and Kellen Stolze.
Steven Douglas scored the first half goal, assisted by Josh
Forbes, to force the shootout finale. Kellen Stolze, Eric
Horan, Gerald Hardesty, Joe Rangel and Jeremy were praised
by Coach Jones for their defensive efforts.
Coed Eagles vs Raider Boys
On Friday, September 28, the Eagles and Raiders were aligned
for a rival match. The Raider boys' season has had much success
and the coed Eagles were only defeated by the Raiders by one
point earlier in the year A Raider penalty required many of
their senior players to miss the game with others only eligible
to play half of it.
The game had its normal tension and determination from each
teams members to win, regardless of all other circumstances
surrounding the game. The regulation period of the game ended
in a 2-2 tie requiring a shootout finale to establish a winner.
In regular game play, Kile Huss defended the SR goal and Shane
Adams handled the job for the Eagles. However, in the shootout,
Raider Coach Matt Obendorf selected Kyle Taylor to go in to
defend as the Raider goal keeper, and the Eagles continued
with Adams for their defense.
Steven Douglas scored the first goal for the Eagles with Gerald
Hardesty heading a shot in to get their second point during
Raider goals came from Jake Waldron and Dylan Underwood. with
an assist by Waldron and Daniel Fix. Shootout scoring by SR
was from Abel Everage and Jake Waldron.
GARY FRANKLIN PHOTO
2007 Jac-Cen-Del Eagle Soccer Team
seniors and coaches strike a pose
Pictured front, from left are Zach Simon, Danny Meister
and David Busch. Back row standing are Head Coach Mark
Jones, Brock Billman, Jeremy Wagner, Kellsn Stolze,
Eric Horan and Assistant Coach Loren Stolze.