2014 Annual Milan Indians Basketball Alumni Weekend
Milan varsity boys victory over South Dearborn Knights

Gary Franklin

A seemingly ever illusive, “go-as-scheduled weekend” of late found sports activities able to actually progress on the originally scheduled date at Milan High School, where they hosted their annual Milan Indians Basketball Alumni weekend games while celebrating the 60th year since their ’54 State Championship victory march. Other rescheduled activities following a long list of postponed and cancelled activities over the past several weeks found their way to completion on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8.

The annual MHS alumni game action began at approximately noon with hardwood action up to Milan Lady Indians varsity action against the visiting South Dearborn Lady Knights. The SD Lady Knights varsity won the opener by a final count of 67-48 over the hosting Milan Lady Indians. No further stats of the game were reported.

Following conclusion of the girls game action, Coach Josh Blankinship’s Milan Indians varsity boys basketball team met at center court for the tip against the visiting South Dearborn Knights led by Head Coach Rick Shumate, for the days finale on the hardwood.

Milan Indians vs. South Dearborn Knights
Varsity Results
Milan 14 26 33 58
SD 7 24 33 45

Milan Indians and SD KnightsMilan Indians 51
Coach Josh Blankinship
Sr 3 Logan Alloway 16
Sr 20 Cooper Wade 14
Sr 23 Jon Spurlock 11
Sr 5 Gavin Detraz 9
Sr 33 Logan Karsteter 6
Sr 32 Jon Bixler 2
Non-scoring Indians:
Jr 24 Travis Butte 0
Jr 10 Sam Layden 0
So 12 Josh Bixler 0
Jr 50 Sam Simpkins 0
So 30 Kyle Meyer 0

South Dearborn Knights 45
Coach Rick Shumate
Sr 12 Jeff Wohlfrom 11
Jr 10 Blake Kirkey 8
Sr 32 Jacob Williams 3
Jr 3 Ian Rutzel 8
Jr 20 Ryan Howell 4
So 22 Drew Lewis 4
Jr 24 Noah Gaines 5
Jr 23 Jacob England 2
Non-scoring Knights:
Sr 42 Dennis Crawford 0
Jr 35 Brayden McAllister0
So 4 Ron Oder 0
So 11 Evan Oatman 0
So 25 Wyatt Schwing 0
Fr 33 Justin Jones 0


Pictured above, meeting at center court for the opening tip are 6'3" SD Knight junior Ryan Howell (20) and 6'1" Milan Indians senior Logan Karsteter (33). Visibly positioned around the circle awaiting the tip are Milan Indians senior Cooper Wade (20), South Dearborn Knights sophomore Drew Lewis (22) and Milan Indians senior Jon Spurlock (23).





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