Osgood Journal Sports
October 23, 2007
Milan Lady Indians claim second straight
Gary Franklin, Sports Editor
The Lady Indians captured their second straight volleyball
sectional title in front of home fans at the Milan High School
gym on Saturday night, October 20. Though this was their second,
it was the first time a Lady Indian team reached a sectional
championship status back to back, in the school's history
of girls' sports
Sectional #44 at Milan opened on Tuesday evening, October
16, with a match between the Hauser Lady Jets and the Southwestern
Hanover Lady Rebels. This was the first year that the Lady
Jets had been placed in the Class 2A tournament bracket.
The Lady Jets took out the Lady Rebels in three of four games
match by scores of H 22-25 SC, H 25-18 SC, H 25-21 SC and
H 25-22 SC.
Round two of the Milan held sectional began on Thursday, October
18 with the Milan Lady Indians battling the Switzerland County
Lady Pacers. The Lady Indians quickly disposed of the Lady
Pacers in three straight games to take the match. Game scores
were Milan 25-7, 25-9 and 25-8.
The second match of Thursday's venue posted the South Ripley
Lady Raiders against the North Decatur Lady Chargers. The
Lady Chargers won in three straight games by scores of 25-23,
25-3 and 25-18.
Saturday, October 20 matches began with the Hauser Lady Jets
contesting the Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers. (The Lady Tigers
had drawn the bye). The Lady Jets posted game victories in
the first two games of the match at 25-18 before taking game
three for the match at 25-8.
The Milan Lady Indians met the North Decatur Lady Chargers
in their match to determine the competitor for the championship
match against the Lady Jets.
Milan fell in game one of the match by a score of 20-25, but
bounced back to take the following three games by scores of
25-7, 25-14 and 25-18.
The championship contest between the Milan Lady Indians and
the Hauser Lady Jets got underway at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October
The Lady Indians and the Lady Jets exchanged scores of 25-20
in the first two games of the match. The third game was held
by the Lady Indians with a score of 25-18. However, game four
went to the wire and beyond, with the Lady Jets eking out
a 27-25 win.
Tied in the match at two games each, a fifth and final game
to 15 points would decide which team would evolve as the champion
to play in the Knightstown Regional on Saturday, October 27.
The Lady Indians squeezed off the win with a 15-7 final score.
As the repeating defending champion, they had set new marks
for girls athletic achievements for the Milan High Schools
A bused trip around town with a fire department and rescue
escort followed the Lady Indians cutting down of the volleyball
centercourt net, which led to a pep rally in honor the team.
The Lady Indians will face the Lady volliers from Shenandoah
in the second match of the Knightstown Regional on Saturday,
October 27. The first match at 11 a.m. will be between Muncie
Burris and Heritage Christian.
GARY FRANKLIN PHOTO
Above, Coach Terry Wullenweber joyfully addresses
the pep rally following the '07-'08 Lady Indian Sectional
#44 Championship victiory.
GARY FRANKLIN PHOTO
Indians celebrate Sectional Win!