The Versailles Republican
July 9, 2009
Madison Regatta winner Dave Villwock accepts "The
Governor's Cup" from
Lt. Governor Becky Skillman
Gary Franklin, Sports
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
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
The U-3 Miss Chrysler Jeep - did not finish.
WOODY BUSH COMPOSITE
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
Awards Banquet is held
Gary Franklin, Sports
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
Pictured from left are '09 Raider
graduate Jake Waldron - Most Valuable Golfer, Head
Coach Greg Huntington and Marty Porter - Most Improved
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.