The Versailles Republican Sports
December 13, 2007

Lady Raiders claim victory over Shiners

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

Enthusiasm for the Lady Raider fans escalated as the South Ripley girls pulled off a win over the Rising Sun Lady Shiners, on Monday, December 10, at SRHS.
Claiming a victory in both games made for a pleasant evening for Raider fans. The JV won 26-15 and the varsity hung on to win 37-34.
So. Ripley Lady Raiders 37
Alex Snyder 11
Erica Ester 9
Sealey Snyder 8
Jordan Vinup 5
Susannah Mann 4
Non-scoring Lady Raiders were: Kellie Collier, Sarah Webster, Katie Polly, Rachel Yocum, Rachel Mathes and Lakin Davis.
Rising Sun Lady Shiners 34
Jaclyn Armbruster 20
Kayla Ferreira 4
Kayla Kelly 3
Brenna Keith 3
Tiffany Siekman 2
Courtney Weaver 2
Non-scoring Lady Shiners were: Teryn Elder and Caitlyn Bowman, with Michelle McDaniel and Laci Bovard not dressing for the game.

Lady Raider senior, Kelly Collier, celebrates her teams victory over the Rising Sun Lady Shiners at SRHS on Monday, December 10. The Lady Raiders won the varsity game 37-34 and the JV contest as well, by a score of 26-15.


Varsity Lady Raider junior, Erica Ester, battles to get her shot off as the Rising Sun Lady Shiner defenders are called for the foul, during their game at SRHS on Monday, December 10.

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– N. Decatur Lady Chargers become victim nine of the soaring JCD Lady Eagles

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

Not to be denied to date, the Lady Eagles have continued to find a means to reach their desired end, in the new basketball season. Standing on a perfect 9-0, following their four point win over the visiting North Decatur Lady Chargers, 41-37, on Tuesday night, December 11.
The Lady Eagles led by seven entering the fourth quarter of play, and managed to hold a firm yet, diminishing lead, that is until just over a minute left on the game clock, when the Lady Chargers cut their deficit to a mere two points, at 36-38.
Stepping up to the foul line for the Lady Eagles at crunch time were the Wagner girls, Valorie and Becca.
Nothing automatic, but comforting in knowing the determination and game face they bring to many different sports for the Lady Eagles, basketball being no exception.
Scores by Quarter
1st JCD 9-6 ND
2nd JCD 17-12 ND
3rd JCD 31-24 ND
Final JCD 41-37.
JCD Lady Eagles 41
Becca Wagner 11
Valorie Wagner 10
Janine Huff 8
Kaylin Ploeger 4
Kristen Hicks 3
Carissa Simon 3
Kiersten Young 2
Non-scoring Lady Eagles were: Kara Harlemert, Allana Newhart, Samantha White, Kristen Konradi, Alissa Stolze, and Erica Hicks.
ND Lady Chargers 37
Katie Gahimer 13
Sarah Wallpe 8
Jill Hammersmith 7
Hayley Hayden 4
Hannah Gauck 3
Mindy Koors 2
Non-scoring Lady Chargers were: Ann Schwering, Meghan Lamb, Amelia Daeger, Katie Closser and Katie Schwering.
* Much of this game found Kiersten Young on the bench, as well as Valorie Wagner. A rotating flow of ladies on the bench once again proved to be a Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagle asset.

Pictured left is sophomore Lady Eagle Valorie Wagner, at right, her freshman sister Becca, shown delivering from the charity stripe to help seal the 9-0 win over the ND Lady Chargers.