The Versailles Republican Sports
July 9, 2009

'09 Madison Regatta winner Dave Villwock accepts "The Governor's Cup" from
Ind. Lt. Governor Becky Skillman

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

The race held on Sunday, July 5, on the Ohio River was the 59th Governor's Cup running and drivers found the river smooth for the big race.
Villwock resides in Seattle Washington, and as a career raceboat driver attests to 57 Unlimited victories (including this running for the Governor's Cup) under his belt. He is currently the winningest active driver and with the victory holds eight Indiana Governor's Cup Championships over the 59 years of its history.
How they finisherd:
1st U-16 Miss E-lam Plus with an average speed of 138.054 mph.
2nd U-7 Miss Graham Trucking @ 136.515 mph.
3rd U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison @ 130.713 mph.
4th U-5 Formulaboats. Com @ 121.486 mph.
5th U-16 Leland Unlimited with an average speed of 118.434 mph.
The U-3 Miss Chrysler Jeep - did not finish.

At left, hydroplanes pictured three abreast from outside-in to the pole position as they head up the Ohio River during the running of the '09 Madison Regatta include: U3 piloted by Timothy King, U7 piloted by Jeff Bernard and on the pole the U16 Miss E-lam Plus, piloted by eventual Madison Regatta Indiana Governor's Cup Champion Dave Villwock. Pictured at right in photo inset, Champion Villwock and Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman proudly display the Indiana Governor's Cup Championship trophy.


'09 South Ripley Raider Boys Golf
Awards Banquet is held

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

The '09 SR Raider Boys Golf Team gathered at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Olean on Wednesday, June 24, for their awards banquet.
Coach Greg Huntington reported that the team had enjoyed 27 wins this past season including three tournament championships.
The team captured championship titles in the South Ripley Invitational, the Milan Invitational and the Rising Sun Invitational.

Pictured from left are '09 Raider graduate Jake Waldron - Most Valuable Golfer, Head Coach Greg Huntington and Marty Porter - Most Improved Raider Golfer.


The '09 South Ripley Boys Golf Team pictured front from left include: Jake Waldron, Josh Huntington and Cody King. Standing are: Luke Ryle, Marty Porter, Justin Gullion, Nick Riehle, Dylan Underwood and Coach Greg Huntington. Unavailable for photo were: '09 graduate CJ Ridenour, Stephen Sieverding, Brandon Sizemore and Ethan Cumberworth.