The Versailles Republican Sports
December 6, 2007

Lady Eagles remain perfect with 6th at Hauser, 7th at South Dearborn & 8th at Waldron

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

Following a fantastic basketball season last year, Scott Smith and crew are back in flight again. Though some of the names have been changed, the result of graduation, the uniforms are once again fillled with productive performers, ready to hit the hardwood and battle for the red, white and blue.
The Lady Eagles currently hold a fourth place ranking in the state's Class 1A poll, following their defeat of the Hauser Lady Jets by a score of 57-49, the South Dearborn Lady Knights 65-64 and the Waldron Lady Mowhawks 45-37.
Eight games contested, and eight wins. Not all games as tough as others, but each taken with the same determination to be victorious at the end of regulation play.
The Lady Eagles traveled to Hope to play Hauser on Tuesday, November 27, a newly added team to Class 2A. Coach Smith stated, "After a sluggish first half, the Lady Eagles pulled away for a 57-49 win."
Coach noted, the first half was a defensive struggle, and the Lady Eagles trailed 22-18 at the half, however behind a 10 point third quarter for Kiersten Young, they managed to take the lead 34-33 into the final period of play.
An 8 point scoring effort by Kaylin Ploeger and 75% FT shooting by Kristen Hicks (6/8), helped propel the Lady Eagles to the 8 point margin of victory.

Quarter scores
1st Hauser 10-8 JCD
2nd Hauser 22-18 JCD
3rd JCD 34-33 Hauser
Final JCD 57-49 Hauser
JCD Lady Eagles 57
Kiersten Young 24
Kristen Hicks 11
Kaylin Ploeger 8
Valorie Wagner 7
Carissa Simon 3
Becca Wagner 3
Non-scoring Lady Eagles: Kara Harlemert, Janine Huff, Allana Newhart and Samantha White.
Saturday, December 1
Lady Eagles
Lady Knights
at South Dearborn

Quarter scores
1st JCD 21-21 SD
2nd JCD 36-38 SD
3rd JCD 55-54 SD
Final JCD 65-64 SD
JCD Lady Eagles 65
Becca Wagner 12
Valorie Wagner 11
Kaylin Ploeger 11
Kiersten Young 10
Kristen Hicks 7
Kara Harlemert 6
Carissa Simon 5
Janine Huf f 3
Non-scoring Lady Eagles were Allana Newhart and Samantha White.
Tuesday, December 4
Lady Eagles 45
Lady Mohawks 37
at Waldron

Quarter scores
1st JCD 12-10 Waldron
2nd JCD 24-13 Waldron
3rd JCD 35-28 Waldron
Final JCD 46-37 Waldron
JCD Lady Eagles 45
Valorie Wagner 14
Kara Harlemert 8
Kaylin Ploeger 7
Becca Wagner 6
Kiersten Young 5
Carissa Simon 3
Kristen Hicks 2
Non-scoring Lady Eagles were Janine Huff, Allana Newhart and Samantha White.
The Lady Eagles next contest the North Decatur Lady Chargers at JCDHS on Tuesday, December 11 at 6 PM.

Milan Indian wrestlers have solid
performance at home held 5-way
Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

On early Saturday morning, December 1, when many were heading for the woods for some deer hunting, or others were settling in for some extra snoozing, area wrestling teams were riding a bus to Milan High School for the Indian hosted 5-Way Wrestling Invitational.
While the Indians didn't have to board a bus and ride somewhere else, they were responsible for getting everything in order to host the event.
From coaches, managers, wrestlers, parents and many others performing necessary duties, the event went off without a hitch. From weigh-in to the passing of medals at the end of the meet, all ran smoothly.
Wrestling teams competing at the Milan 5-way were the Batesville Bulldogs, the Lawrenceburg Tigers, the Union County Patriots, the South Dearborn Knights and of course, the hosting Milan Indian wrestlers.
Different from most wrestling competitions for the Indian wrestlers, was the fact that they were solely under assistant coaching instruction during this meet, as Coach Roy Adams daughter's wedding was on that day.
After all teams had been introduced in a face off pitting each school's wrestlers of each individual weight classes as they were introduced by Milan Cross Country and Track Coach Todd Yates, Milan eighth grader, Tatijana Marsee opened the athletic event most appropriately with the singing of the National Anthem.
Wrestlers were assigned one of three mats to wrestle, referees and officials met with team's captains and wrestling ensued until all had had an opportunity to face each opponent in their specific weight class.
The Indian wrestlers contending on Saturday were; Jared Huff, Zeth O'Neal, Justin Miller, Cody Marsee,Cody Hampton, Austin Garland, Josh Dickey, Adam Ison, Gage Ammons, Zak O'Neal, Nick Yatsko, Matt Arkenberg, Brandon Davey, Cory Jewett, Nate Haugh, Tanner Roark and Ben Jackson.

Milan Indian 5-way Invitational Medalists and assistant coaches pictured from left are Josh Dickey, Assistant Coach Rob Burdette, Tanner Roark, Assistant Coach Bob Riley, Nick Yatsko, Assistant Coach Yatzie Roysden, Jared Huff and Justin Miller. The Indian wrestlers and their coaches represented their team and school most gallantly with skill and respect to all attending. Milan Indian Mat Maids were Kendra Bauman, Amanda Holland, Emily Perkins, Danessa Cutter, Tosha Roysden and Katie Dickey.


Pictured above, senior Indian heavyweight class wrestler Tanner Roark, is presented as the winner by Referee Crocker, over his Union County Patriot opponent during the Milan hosted 5-way Invitational Meet.