The Versailles Republican
May 7, 2009
Eagle senior Blake Sutton
announces Franklin College is his preference
Gary Franklin, Sports
Sutton announced his intentions to attend Franklin College
following HS graduation. There he will join the Grizzlies
basketball team under Coach Kerry Prather, as he pursues
his love of athletics while furthering his education.
Coach Prather stated, "I am very excited to have
Blake joining our program. He is exactly the type of quality
player, student and person who can help us continue the
tradition of success we have enjoyed in basketball at
"On the court he has solid, versatile skills along
with some aestheticism, and he is already accustomed to
the type of up-tempo game that we play.
"Sutton is also a very intelligent player who knows
how to win and has winning as his highest priority.
"Off the court, he is an outstanding young man who
will represent our program in a first-class manner.
"I am looking forward to sharing the next four years
with Blake and his family."
With an enrollment of approximately 1024 students, Franklin
College is an 86 acre liberal arts college located in
Franklin, Indiana. It was founded in 1834 and in 1842
was the first college in Indiana to admit women.
Franklin's athletic teams participate in the Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) as a part of the
NCAA Division III schools.
Sutton's reliable and outstanding sports performances
as an Eagle will be greatly missed in future JCDHS sports
programs. We at Ripley Publishing proudly wish Blake the
best in his future endeavors!
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Switzerland Co. T&F Invitational
Gary Franklin, Sports
Results of the SCHS Invite held on Thursday, April 30,
found the Milan Indians and the Rising Sun Shiners boys'
teams tied for first place honors at 115 each. The Switzerland
County Lady Pacers captured their side of the event with
a 140 point count at meet's end.
The seven schools competing in the meet were Milan, Rising
Sun, Jac-Cen-Del, Lawrenceburg, Southwestern Hanover,
Shawe, and hosting Switzerland County.
In the boys' team scoring, the Milan Indians and the Rising
Sun Shiners at 115 points each shared first place honors.
The SC Pacers came in second in the count at 88 points.
Third was claimed by the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles with a total
score of 66 points.
Eagle Spencer Purdy set a new school record @ JCD with
his first place 200m Dash time of :22.96. The old record
was :22.97 and was held by C. Lemen. Purdy also won the
100mDash with a time of :11.27.
The boys' team fifth spot was claimed by the Lawrenceburg
Tigers who scored 44 points. Sixth and seventh were filled
by the Shawe Hilltoppers with 24 and the Southwestern
Hanover Rebels with 18.
Milan Indian boys taking firsts were: TJ Shannon in the
300 Hurdles and Cody Marsee in the 800m Run. Both Indian
4x100 Relay Units won their races with the Lady Indians
also grabbing second place finishes in both the 4x400
and the 4x880 events.
The hosting SC Lady Pacers lit the track up to claim first
place in the girls' team scoring with a total count of
140 points. Second place was captured by the Jac-Cen-Del
Lady Eagles with a count of 91.5.
JCD Lady Eagle Valorie Wagner was named the Most Valuable
Runner among the girls participating after first place
finishes in the 100m Dash (12.63), 200m Dash (27.13),
the 200m Dash (1:05.77) and jumping to a distance of (16'
9.5") in the Long Jump.
The Rising Sun Lady Shiners edged the Milan Lady Indians
by out of third place by one point with 80 to Milan's
79 . Fifth, sixth and seventh places were filled by the
Southwestern Hanover Lady Rebels at 30, the Lawrenceburg
Lady Tigers with 24.5 and the Shawe Lady Hilltoppers at