Lady Indian Kelly Stutler signs with Hannibal La-Grange Lady
Gary Franklin, Sports Writer
Very determined and willing to do whatever it takes
to play the sport she loves, Kelly Stutler is one step closer
to seeing at least a portion of her lifelong dreams come to
fruition, with the signing to be a part of a college basketball
Stutler and her parents made the trip to Hannibal, Missouri,
and the Hannibal-LaGrange College Campus, for the signing
of her letter of intent to join HLG in the fall and play basketball
as a Lady Trojan on Thursday, May 14.
HLG Head Lady Trojan Basketball Coach Delena White stated,
"We are excited to have Kelly as a part of our team for
the next four years. She brings a desire and passion for the
game and for life itself that will help our program succeed."
The HLG press release noted some of Stutler's accomplishments
while at Milan HS which include: a 19 point per game average
in her MHS senior year, a career Lady Indian scoring total
of 1071 points, a career performance of 75 assists, 63 three
pointers and a 75% free throw record. Also noted were her
acquired awards such as all-sectional, all-county, all-conference,
All-State Honorable Mention and Academic All State.
HLG is a Division I NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate
Athletics) school and a member of the American Midwest Conference.
From the local perspective, any and everyone who has witnessed
this young lady over her high school career can at the least
attest to her persistant determination over all obstacles
to be the best basketball player and person she can be in
spite of physical stresses. Not merely for herself but for
her team, and not only on the hardwood but in her everyday
life as well.
She has been a vividly true example of will overpowering pain
and determination outlasting injury and resolve to be all
you can be being taken to its highest perimeters.
MHS sports programs and Ripley County sports enthusiasts will
no doubt greatly miss the on the floor and off the floor drive
shown by Stutler for years to come.
We at Ripley Publishing wish Stutler great success with all
her future endeavors.
Hannibal-LaGrange College in Hannibal Missouri is a coeducational
biblically based Christian institution in a covenant relationship
with the Missouri Baptist Convention which seeks at every
point to give Christ the preeminence and is guided by following
vision, mission and purposes.
Lady Indians clinch
'09 ORVC Softball Conference Title
Gary Franklin, Sports Writer
Milan Lady Indian Softball Head Coach Milton Teer
and his assistants could not have asked for more, as the team
solidified a lock on the ORVC Championship Title with a 11-0
shutout at SRHS on Wednesday evening, May 20.
A possible loss to the Lady Raiders could have led to sharing
the crown with the SC Lady Pacers, the win gave the tribe
an outright sole possession of it.
The Lady Indians will enter a bid at Class 2A Sectional #44
hosted by Switzerland County HS on Monday morning, May 25,
with an anticipated opening pitch game time of 11 a.m. against
the Hauser Lady Jets.
To earn the 21-4 season record including the win over SRHS
on Wednesday evening, May 20, the Lady Indian season game
results were as follows:
Lost to Batesville 0-8
Won over Shawe 9-0
Won over Switz. Co. 7-1
Won over Rising Sun 5-1
Won over Madison HS 2-1
Won over Mad. HS 10-7
Won over S'western H 2-0
Won over Franklin Co. 6-2
Won over S. Decatur 11-3
Grant County Tourney Champs with 5-1 win over Brossart, lost
in 8 innings to Ryel Ky. 4-5 and earned a 4-3 win over Grant
Won over N Decatur 12-2
Won over Shawe 2-0
Lost 0-2 to South Dearborn
Won over Rising Sun 8-0
Won over South Ripley 9-0
Won over Jac-Cen-Del 10-0
Lost to SC in 8 Innings 2-6
Won over S'western H 12-1
Won over Jac-Cen-Del 7-2
Won over Trin. Luth. 7-2
Won over Union Co. 3-1
Won over Law'burg 17-1
Won over SouthRipley 11-0
With their overall season record at 21-4, the Lady Indians
outscored their competition 167-40.
Even though their regular season has been a promising one,
the team will not be happy with it if they cannot continue
with extra season success.
Their first game in the '09 sectional is against the Hauser
Lady Jets with neither team having met the other this year.