The Versailles Republican Sports
May 7, 2009

Eagle senior Blake Sutton announces Franklin College is his preference

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

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 Franklin.
"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 results announced

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

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 2.