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Henry notches 1000th in SR win

South Ripley junior Cole Henry dunked home his 1000th career point on Tuesday night and the Raiders rolled to an easy 81-42 win at home …

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Indians claim Pride Trophy in OT

The last time Milan boys basketball had possession of the Ripley Publishing Pride Trophy? It has been a few years, but Thursday night saw the …

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Lady Raiders complete youth season

As part of the development stage that combines fundamental work with increasing the passion and love for the game, South Ripley’s youth girls basketball program …

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Lady Eagles are regional champs again

Class A No. 8 Jac-Cen-Del was a heavy favorite against 19-win Eminence on Saturday night and the postseason experience of head coach Scott Smith and …

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Local archers shoot in state qualifiers

The journey towards postseason glory has begun in the youth archery ranks as participants ranging from elementary school to high school competed this past Saturday …

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Post 173 shooters defeat Jasper

The Versailles American Legion Post 173 junior shooting team was back to regular season action this past Saturday, defeating Jasper as part of a dual …

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Liming headed for semi-state

Eli Liming’s quest for a state finals appearance before wrapping up his high school bowling career is again just one weekend away as the South …

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Roell finishes 4th at state finals

Milan sophomore Kayla Roell knew that being the first Milan girls wrestler to ever appear in a state finals was already noteworthy but Roell turned …

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Thomas sets new school record

Milan High School senior Dylan Thomas added his name to yet another school record and the Indians closed out the 2023 portion of the season …

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Raider win streak reaches five

South Ripley boys basketball ran its win streak to five games on Saturday night, using a fourth quarter run to pull away from South Decatur …

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SD Invite hosts Milan and OA

One of the largest swim invitationals in the entire Tri-State area saw Milan and Oldenburg Academy compete as part of the South Dearborn Invitational last …

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Indians win Knightstown Invite

Milan wrestling continued its hot streak over the weekend, hitting the road and winning the Knightstown Invitational on Saturday. The Indians have yet to be …

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Milan swimmers win at L’burg Invitational

Last Saturday saw both Milan and Batesville dive into the swimming pool at Lawrenceburg, competing as part of the annual Lawrenceburg Invitational.The Lady Indians repeated …

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Riehle inks commitment to Marian

Milan High School senior Ben Riehle will go down as one of the most decorated high school runners in Ripley County history but his running …

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Big run lifts Batesville girls over SR

Big runs in the second and fourth quarter lifted Batesville girls basketball to a 44-32 victory over South Ripley on Saturday night in Versailles.The loss …

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Lady Twisters record third-straight

The Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters appeared in the girls basketball state rankings this week and played the part on Tuesday night, defeating Lawrenceburg 63-47 at …

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Lady Eagles reclaim Pride Trophy

Class A No. 9 Jac-Cen-Del girls basketball broke free of a four-game losing skid to its top county nemesis on Saturday, using back-to-back runs in …

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Hot start sparks Lady Eagles

A clash of two Class A ranked opponents saw the home team prevail as an early Jac-Cen-Del run served as the catalyst for a 43-29 …

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Bulldogs and Raiders win SR Invite

Batesville’s seventh grade boys and South Ripley’s eighth grade team opened up the 2023-2024 winter sports slate with a pair of championships at the South …

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Indians head to 1A title tilt

Milan’s high-octane offense of late was slowed down considerably last Friday night but the host Indians put their trust into the defense, using a proverbial …

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Local trio runs to state finals berth

Perhaps the toughest field in the entire state invaded the Blue River Cross Country Course in Shelbyville last Saturday and in the end three coverage …

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Former Eagle earns collegiate mark

A former Jac-Cen-Del standout is currently making his name known in the NCAA Division III ranks as Rose-Hulman sophomore Joshua Pohle recently ran his way …

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Meyer notches 500th kill

Jac-Cen-Del senior Maria Meyer put up a career milestone on Thursday night and helped Lady Eagle volleyball pick up a big 3-2 win over South …

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Hon sends Milan to semis

It took just one goal for Milan to make some magic happen on Monday night as Dylan Hon’s second half score lifted the Indians to …

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SR hosts Great Pumpkin Invite

Cross country runners from all across the area gathered in Versailles last Thursday night as South Ripley played host to its annual Great Pumpkin Invitational.The …

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Lady Bulldogs sweep EIAC titles

Batesville put all five of its golfers on the All-Conference Team and the Lady Bulldogs had no problems in laying claim to the Eastern Indiana …

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Lady Twisters storm Trinity

Class A No. 18 Oldenburg Academy put up one of the state’s most powerful offensive performances of the season last Tuesday, pounding Trinity Lutheran 16-0 …

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Milan wins three-way match

Milan girls golf was a winner on Monday night, defeating South Ripley and North Decatur in a three-way match played at North Branch Golf Course. …

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Bulldogs blank Milan in Bell Game

A defensive showdown was had the entire night in the latest chapter of the Ripley County Bell Game but it was Batesville keeping possession of …

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JV Lady Raiders win ORVC Tourney

South Ripley’s junior varsity volleyball team remains unbeaten and claimed a regular season title this past weekend, winning the Ohio River Valley Conference Tournament at …

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Bulldogs nab season-opening win

Batesville football flashed its potent high-scoring offense on Friday night, scoring 21 points in each half as part of an impressive 42-28 win at home …

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SR teams win fire truck pull

A pair of South Ripley teams claimed trophies and combined to raise money for an outstanding cause at the annual Special Olympics Ripley, Ohio, Dearborn …

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Raider runners make debut

Mother Nature reared its ugly head on Saturday morning, but not before South Ripley’s boys cross country team opened up its season at the Moores …

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Lady Bulldogs open with two wins

Batesville girls golf has immediately established its presence as the team to beat in the area, opening up the 2023 fall season with a pair …

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Milan hosts Indian Trails 5K

Nearly 90 competitors braved the heat last Saturday morning, taking part in the Indian Trails 5K Walk/Run at Milan. The run portion of the event …

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Robinson to coach at Stanford

A former Southeastern Indiana swim star who continues to have local ties took another step up the coaching ladder as Katie Robinson has been named …

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Racing adds to Roell’s arsenal

If you’ve paid attention to the sports section over the last couple of years, the name Kayla Roell more than likely rings a bell. Just …

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Schebler earns All-State recognition

Batesville High School graduate Charlie Schebler received the final accolade of his high school baseball career late last week after being named All-State Honorable Mention. …

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Big crash spoils Regatta finale

Bucket List Racing entry from Snohomish, Wash., brought a stop to racing in Sunday’s Indiana Governor’s Cup on the Ohio River. The remainder of the …

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Aquatics win SEISA title

Milan Aquatics put an exclamation mark on its summer season last Saturday, laying claim to the Southeastern Indiana Swimming Association Championship at Jennings County. The …

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Aquatics remain unbeaten

The Milan Aquatics summer swim program is just one victory away from an undefeated regular season after the group picked up two more wins in …

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Locals run at L-Burg 5K

Perfect weather conditions on Saturday morning gave way to a big turnout featuring several coverage area participants at the Lauren’s Burg Hill 5K Race in …

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Aquatics go to 3-0

The Milan Aquatics notched a third-straight win this summer after another lopsided victory on Monday in a home dual match against South Dearborn. It was …

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Harmeyer shoots at NASP Open

Cassidy Harmeyer spent her high school career staking claim as a key cog inside Jac-Cen-Del’s archery program and the newly-graduated Eagle took her talents to …

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Local trio earns state softball honors

South Ripley and Milan softball saw a combined three players honored by the Softball Coaches Association of Indiana this postseason after achievement on-and-off the field.The …

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Flood is state finals bound

Emily Flood was forced to wait nearly 24 hours for the official word but jubilation eventually made its way to Versailles on Wednesday as Flood …

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Lady Indians win 2A sectional opener

Milan’s journey towards an IHSAA Class 2A Sectional 45 softball title is one step closer after the Lady Indians routed Southwestern (Hanover) 10-0 on Monday …

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13 advance to boys track regional

Thirteen coverage area student-athletes in a combined 11 events are regional bound after top three performances last Thursday night in the IHSAA Boys Track and …

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Milan boys capture ORVC track title

Milan’s boys made it a clean sweep of regular season championships on Tuesday night, winning the Ohio River Valley Conference Boys Track and Field Championship …

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Milan boys, SR girls win tri-meet

A longtime school record fell for a victorious Milan boys team while South Ripley’s girls team squeaked out a narrow victory as part of a …

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Raider baseball stuns No. 9 Shiners

South Ripley baseball pulled off quite the upset in Ohio River Valley Conference action on Wednesday night, knocking off Class A No. 9 Rising Sun …

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Indian boys win Panther Invite

Milan’s boys track and field team continued its early season success on Friday night, winning the Panther Invitational at Knightstown. Both the boys and girls …

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Hoops Hall welcomes 2023 class on Saturday

Stories of basketball past echoed throughout the friendly confines formerly known as Tyson Auditorium last Saturday night as the Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame …

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Local track teams compete at L’burg

Dearborn County welcomed three coverage area teams last Tuesday night as Lawrenceburg played host to South Ripley, Jac-Cen-Del and Oldenburg Academy in a four-way track …

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Locals complete indoor season

Batesville and South Ripley finished out the indoor portion of the high school track and field season with a run at the Hoosier State Relays …

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Hot Rods bound for state tourney

The Special Olympics Indiana group of Ripley, Dearborn and Ohio counties will be on the hardwood to tip off the month of April as part …

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JCD run ends in “Elite 8”

Jac-Cen-Del boys basketball did everything in its power to stay within striking distance in Saturday’s IHSAA Class A South Semi-State semifinal but Rock Creek Academy …

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Local archers succeed at state

One local archer, Jayden Comer of JCD, was crowned a state champion and several others joined in on the fun as part of the NASP …

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Young Indians win SIWC

Milan’s varsity wrestling program is filled with young talent and that pool extends through the middle school ranks. That was evident over the weekend when …

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Indians advance to sectional semis

Milan boys basketball is one win away from playing for a championship after defeating Switzerland County 59-56 in the opening round of the Class 2A …

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Eagles capture ORVC crown

Matt Dickman drilled a game-tying 3-pointer to end the third quarter and momentum from that shot carried into the final eight minutes as Jac-Cen-Del captured …

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Thomas swims to state finals berth

For a second-straight year the coverage area will be represented in the state’s biggest pool as Milan’s Dylan Thomas is once again headed to the …

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Baylor 8th at State Finals

Matthew Baylor has aspirations to be a state champion wrestler at Milan before his high school career comes to a close. If his performance as …

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Eagles soar past Indians

Jac-Cen-Del boys basketball remains in contention for a second-straight Ohio River Valley Conference championship after a big second half propelled the Eagles to a 63-40 …

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Lady Eagles head back to semi-state

Class A No. 13 Jac-Cen-Del found itself as a favorite in its Class A Regional Championship game on Saturday afternoon at Southwestern (Shelby) and the …

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Lady Raider 4th grade goes undefeated

The future of South Ripley girls basketball is bright and that includes a group of youngsters who went unblemished during the youth league season. South …

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Liming is semi-state bound

South Ripley as a team just missed the cut but the Raider boys bowling team will still be represented in the state tournament as Eli …

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Indians sweep ORVC swim titles

Milan won five of six relay events and four individuals claimed conference crowns as the Indians repeated as Ohio River Valley Conference champions on Saturday …

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Raider boys run past Switz

South Ripley is back at the .500 mark after a second-straight win saw the Raiders defeat Switzerland County 50-30 on Saturday in a home Ohio …

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Raider boys blitz Twisters

Still left with a sour taste in its mouth from a three-point loss to Batesville in the Ripley County Tournament championship game, South Ripley boys …

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Bulldog boys outlast Raiders

Batesville built up a big lead and then was forced to hold on for dear life as the Bulldogs gutted out a Ripley County Tournament …

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Lady Raiders win RCT opener

Milan hung around by two possessions through the first half but a second half swing went in the direction of South Ripley as the Lady …

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Lady Raiders win holiday tourney

South Ripley girls basketball avenged a season-opening loss and in doing so laid claim to the Edinburgh Holiday Tournament championship, beating Austin 46-42 in overtime …

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Lady Raiders begin E-Burgh tourney

South Ripley girls basketball very quickly shook free of a recent slump last Wednesday evening, dominating two teams to begin play in the Edinburgh Holiday …

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Bulldog boys go to 4-2

Batesville boys basketball pulled away from a county rival on Thursday night then did the same on Saturday against a conference rival as the Bulldogs …

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Raiders continue to swim

December has been a busy month for South Ripley swimming but the program continues to see positive results with the Christmas holiday on the horizon.That …

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Lady Raiders topple Shawe

A much anticipated Ohio River Valley Conference girls basketball showdown turned out to be a one-sided affair as South Ripley’s defense stifled Shawe Memorial to …

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Late surge lifts Lady Eagles

Class A Sectional 60 rivals Jac-Cen-Del and Waldron battled it out on Tuesday night in Osgood but in the end a huge fourth quarter push …

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Bulldog boys, Lady Indians win at L’burg

Batesville’s boys swim team and Milan’s girls squad picked up impressive wins at the Lawrenceburg Invitational on Saturday. Saturday’s action featured seven boys teams while …

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OA boys start season 2-0

Oldenburg Academy boys basketball and new head coach Michael Higdon are off to a fast start after winning its first two games of the season. …

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Lady Eagles hit win column

Jac-Cen-Del girls basketball enters the Thanksgiving holiday in much better spirits after the Lady Eagles posted two wins over the weekend. The two wins on …

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Lady Raiders blitz Cougars

South Ripley hit four 3-pointers in the first quarter and never looked back on Tuesday night, drilling visiting South Decatur 51-27 in a home girls …

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Lady Raiders open swim season

South Ripley’s girls swim team opened up its 2022-2023 campaign with a three-way meet at the Switzerland County YMCA on Thursday night. All three teams …

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Big run sparks Lady Raider win

South Ripley pieced together two big runs in the middle of the game and ran away with a 50-25 victory on the road against Milan …

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Lady Raiders split first weekend

South Ripley girls basketball faced a pair of tough Class 2A opponents and came away with a 1-1 split as part of the opening weekend …

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Raiders, Bulldogs win JH tourney

South Ripley’s seventh grade boys team and Batesville’s eighth grade boys won championships this past Saturday in a season-opening junior high basketball tournament played in …

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Bulldogs are title game bound

Batesville football trailed Indian Creek with under a minute to go in the ballgame on Friday night but heroics with only seconds remaining lifted the …

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Post 173 junior shooters open with win

The Versailles American Legion Post 173 junior shooting team has a fifth-straight state championship on its mind for the 2022-2023 campaign as the squad opened …

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Indians hang 68 on Cougars

Milan football wanted to make an early postseason statement last Friday night and the Indians succeeded in that department, totaling up points in a hurry …

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Sectional football starts Friday

Just like that the regular season is over with and one of the greatest draws in high school sports kicks off this Friday night with …

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JV Lady Bulldogs claim EIAC tourney

Batesville’s junior varsity volleyball program put together one final highlight of the year last week after winning the EIAC JV Tournament Championship at South Dearborn.The …

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Milan runners win sectional title

Milan boys cross country knew it would be a contender against the big schools on Saturday morning and the Indians turned contending into winning, claiming …

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Lady Raiders fall to Jennings Co.

South Ripley volleyball fell in its final regular season non-conference match on Monday evening, falling 3-0 to Jennings County on Senior Night. The evening was …

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Indians win Batesville Invite

Milan boys cross country continued its hot streak and blazed through the competition on Tuesday night en route to the Batesville Invitational title among the …

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Locals run at Great Pumpkin invite

An annual Pumpkin Show week event saw several coverage area runners record personal-best times as South Ripley played host to the Great Pumpkin Invitational at …

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Lady Raider volleyball goes 2-3

South Ripley volleyball faced stiff competition on Saturday in tournament play before rebounding back with an important Ohio River Valley Conference victory on Tuesday night. …

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Bulldog boys shutout No. 20 Knights

Batesville boys soccer racked up its second-straight victory out on the pitch after the Bulldogs spent last Tuesday night upsetting Class 2A No. 20 South …

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Milan boys, Bastin win again

In what seemed like a repeat of last Thursday night at the South Decatur Invitational, both Milan’s boys cross country team and South Ripley senior …

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Milan boys win SD Invite

Milan’s boys cross country team continues to thrive early in the season as the Indians won the South Decatur Invitational on Thursday evening in Westport.The …

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Batesville graduate makes MLB debut

Bryan Hoeing may not have had the storybook beginning on Saturday night when he took to the pitcher’s mound inside Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, …

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South Ripley golfers start season

South Ripley girls golf is officially back out on the course, having competed in three matches over the past week of the fall slate. The …

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Turner tourney raises thousands

Landon Turner spent a lifetime putting a smile on the faces of many and promoting others to have a great time. Sunday afternoon saw the …

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Lady Bulldogs dominate two invites

Batesville girls golf will more than likely be making an appearance in the state rankings once the first poll is released later this month and …

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Fall Sports are a go

This past weekend brought about the first official practice for one fall sport but now the entire slate of teams is preparing for battle as …

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Meyer excels at Cooperstown

Carson Meyer is a little less than a month away from starting seventh grade at Batesville Middle School. Should a teacher ask him how his …

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Four days of fun leaves many memories

Dre Adams, 7, of Osgood, took first place in the children’s bicycle decorating contest held Monday, July 4 as part of the Osgood Beautification’s Fourth …

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Ebel inducted into Maryland HOF

A Versailles native, South Ripley graduate and one of the most respected athletic trainers in professional sports has been elevated to Hall of Fame status …

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11U Rivals win Aurora Tourney

Baseball continues to be a strong suit for local youth this summer as the Ripley County Rivals 11U squad won its first championship this past …

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14U Bats win Tree City title

The Batesville Bats 14 and Under baseball club won its second championship of the summer this past weekend, claiming the tournament title at the Tree …

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Darnold heading to Franklin

Soccer has always been a love for Kameron Darnold since the age of four and such love is now taking the Jac-Cen-Del senior to the …

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Raider golfers end season

South Ripley boys golf finished out its return to the spring sports scene on Monday, competing in the IHSAA Boys Golf Sectional at the Sunrise …

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Boys golf sectional tees off

The 2022 high school boys golf season came to an end this past Friday for four coverage area schools competing in the IHSAA Boys Golf …

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OA netters are state bound

Oldenburg Academy girls tennis made school history and is now just two matches away from playing for a single-class state championship as the Lady Twisters …

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Bulldogs are sectional champions!

Mother Nature forced last week’s IHSAA Boys Track and Field Sectional at East Central to be a two-day event but regardless of whether it was …

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Bulldogs reach 19 wins!

Class 3A No. 9 Batesville came from behind in back-to-back contests to start the week and Bulldog baseball now has 19 wins on the season …

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Lady Raiders Are ORVC Champs!

South Ripley’s girls track and field team pulled off a thrilling victory and the remaining coverage area participants followed suit with outstanding performances inside the …

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Tompkins sets SR strikeout record!

South Ripley senior Mady Tompkins already has her name plastered all over the softball record books at the school and another spot now dons her …

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Rivals win Super Regional!

Youth baseball is in full swing all around the coverage area and one local group is already making headlines as the 12U Ripley County Rivals …

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Jac-Cen-Del boys volleyball

Jac-Cen-Del boys volleyball made its debut this past weekend at Columbus East as part of a club sport contest. More information is available in today’s …

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Late surge lifts Lady Eagles!

23 runs on a combined 25 hits made Tuesday night’s Class A softball clash between Jac-Cen-Del and Oldenburg Academy offensive-minded and in the end it …

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Bulldogs track remains unbeaten!

Batesville track and field continues to stay undefeated through three outdoor meets this spring after beating Lawrenceburg in a dual meet on the road Thursday …

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Twister baseball drops two

Oldenburg Academy suffered back-to-back losses to end the week on Thursday and Friday, falling to Union County and Rising Sun. Thursday’s matchup on the road …

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Lady Raiders drill Austin!

South Ripley softball enters the season as defending Class 2A sectional and regional champions and the Lady Raiders looked the part of a potential repeat …

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Mobley wraps up stellar career!

Batesville High School has always prided itself on the traditions of its various sports programs throughout the years and wrestling is no exception. On top …

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Post #173 shooters claim state title!

This is no repeat article and yes the headline is awfully familiar. But once again the Versailles Post #173 Junior Shooting Team is reminding competitors …

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Milan youth wrestle at state level

The high school winter season may be over for Milan High School wrestling but the future of the Indians was recently on full display, both …

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Historic run ends for JCD hoops

Class A No. 10 Jac-Cen-Del came to Seymour on Saturday afternoon and showed a capacity crowd why it was worthy of a Final Four appearance …

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Youth archers dazzle at state shoot

One coverage area archery team laid claim to top team honors while several other individuals from around our local schools performed at a superb level …

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Eagles are Final Four Bound!

Much like a state map that typically fails to include the small town of Osgood, the so-called “experts” in the high school basketball realm failed …

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First Timers at State

Milan Middle School Archery Team. They will compete in the State Archery Competition at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday March 12. This is the …

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Milan falls in
Sectional 44

Milan boys basketball did everything in its power to come up with a game plan that would extend its season on Tuesday night but a …

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Eagles are ORVC champions!

All Class A No. 12 Jac-Cen-Del had to do on Friday night was pick up a victory to claim the Ohio River Valley Conference boys …

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Simon reaches 1,000 career points!

Getting one basketball player to 1,000 career points in a four-year span is quite the accomplishment for any program. Putting two on in the same …

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Eagles roll over
Rising Sun

Jac-Cen-Del’s offense was again of top quality as the Eagles surged quickly to remain unbeaten inside the Ohio River Valley Conference, blasting Rising Sun 82-48 …

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Lady Raiders fall in regional semi

South Ripley gave North Knox everything it could handle in the first half on Saturday afternoon but second half woes ultimately plagued the Lady Raiders …

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Bulldogs send three to
semi-state

Batesville wrestling took to the mat at the IHSAA Wrestling Regional on Saturday morning in Richmond and made sure its season continued as three grapplers …

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SR defense strikes in Sectional 45

South Ripley’s win streak and stifling defense both made an appearance in the opening round of the IHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament as the Lady …

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SR girls claim ORVC lead, Pride Trophy

South Ripley and Jac-Cen-Del squared off on Tuesday night in a battle of unbeaten teams inside Ohio River Valley Conference play. The Lady Raiders needed …

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Murphy, Mobley win EIAC titles

Batesville wrestling closed out its regular season this past weekend by competing in the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference Championship at Franklin County. With just nine …

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Murphy, Mobley win EIAC titles

Batesville wrestling closed out its regular season this past weekend by competing in the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference Championship at Franklin County. With just nine …

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Day reaches 1000 career points

Senior Wyatt Day joined a select group of all-time greats at Jac-Cen-Del on Wednesday night and the Class A No. 7 Eagles earned themselves a …

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SR girls advance to RCT title game

By no means was the first opening round game of the Ripley County Girls Basketball Tournament a display of well-executed offense but South Ripley was …

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Return to Tyson a success

On a day where many made plans to celebrate the end of 2021, area basketball fans entered the friendly confines of Tyson Auditorium on Friday …

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Early run lifts Cougars past SR

South Ripley boys basketball was ready to get the bitter taste of last year’s Class 2A Sectional 44 semifinal upset loss to South Decatur out …

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Bulldogs earn first win of the season

Batesville boys basketball played two late week contests but the first of the two certainly marked a big stepping stone as the Bulldogs defeated Milan …

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Bulldogs grapple at Rushville

Batesville wrestling competed this past Saturday in a five-way meet at Rushville and finished 3-1 on the day. The Bulldogs suffered their lone loss of …

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Batesville falls to 0-4

A rough start to the season continues for Batesville boys basketball as the Bulldogs fell in a pair of weekend road contests. Batesville was held …

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Lady Raiders fall vs. N. Decatur

South Ripley and North Decatur are considered two top teams among Class 2A Sectional 45 girls basketball squads and the two played the part on …

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Eagles tame Bulldogs in 2OT classic

Jac-Cen-Del and Batesville have played some instant classics on the hardwood throughout their county rivalry series and the two chalked up another classic on Saturday …

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Lady Raiders split vs EIAC foes

South Ripley played the part of Ohio River Valley Conference representative last weekend against a pair of Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference teams and the Lady …

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Lady Indians open swim season

Milan girls swimming went up against some stiff competition in its season opener last week, falling in a dual meet at East Central. The Lady …

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Lady Eagles blast South Ripley

South Ripley’s roster continues to be less than 100 percent healthy and Class A No. 4 Jac-Cen-Del took full advantage, racing out to a large …

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Raiders 7th Grade is ORVC Champs

South Ripley’s seventh grade boys basketball team added another early season championship to the cause as the Raiders claimed the Ohio River Valley Conference Tournament …

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OA girls open with win

Oldenburg Academy girls basketball has high hopes for the 2021-2022 season and that kind of potential shined on Friday night as the Lady Twisters beat …

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Post #173 shooters open with win

Versailles American Legion Post #173 junior shooting lost the bulk of a roster that made good on a plethora of state championships and national title …

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Lady Raiders win ORVC title

The Ohio River Valley Conference produced one of its better seasons this year in terms of teams competing for a championship in the volleyball ranks …

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Lady Bulldogs 14th at state

Batesville’s highly-touted girls golf team made its first appearance in the IHSAA Girls Golf State Finals this past weekend and after a rough start on …

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Bulldogs, SR win invite

Batesville’s girls and boys teams alongside South Ripley’s boys and girls teams picked up cross country championships as part of the Batesville Invitational on Tuesday …

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Lady Bulldogs are State Bound

A birdie by Emma Weilier and a chip-in by Josie Meyer for an eagle gave Batesville a top three finish and a spot in the …

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Bulldog boys blast Greensburg

Class 2A No. 20 Batesville rebounded from a Saturday loss and a drop in the state rankings on Tuesday night, dominating Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference …

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Gentile ties record, SR/JCD tie 4-4

On a night that saw senior Zach Gentile move into a historical tie inside the South Ripley record books, the Class A No. 16 Raiders …

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Lady Raiders claim RCT title

South Ripley knew it would take a big time effort to knock off Batesville from its perch atop county supremacy but the Lady Raiders were …

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Batesville, SR win at EC invite

Both Batesville cross country teams and South Ripley’s girls team picked up championships at the East Central Invitational on Saturday in St. Leon. The invitational …

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McKittrick wins at Shelbyville

Tracy McKittrick picked up medalist honors for the first time this season and Jac-Cen-Del girls golf competed in a three-way meet at the Timbergate Golf …

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SR, Milan take boys soccer wins

South Ripley and Milan each earned Monday night soccer wins against Ohio River Valley Conference foes as the third full week of the regular season …

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OA drops Milan girls soccer

Class A No. 13 Oldenburg Academy met up with sectional nemesis Milan on Tuesday and the Lady Twisters again squeaked out a win over the …

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Indians blank Lions 18-0

Milan put a near brand new look on the gridiron Friday night compared to what fans had been accustomed to the past couple of seasons …

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Locals shine at Early Bird Invite

Although only one coverage area school fielded a full team, that didn’t stop South Ripley, Milan and Oldenburg Academy from putting runners in the top …

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Lady Bulldogs too much for Milan

Milan’s youth found itself inside a measuring stick kind of contest in Saturday’s volleyball season opener and the result was an early learning experience as …

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Local volleyball looking for a champion

None of the five coverage area schools produced a conference champion or sectional champion for the 2020 volleyball season but the potential lies in 2021 …

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Put me in, Coach!

Some Personal News Let me say right off the bat … I’m not leaving the newspaper and I will still be writing the sports page …

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Back to the Gridiron

Milan head football coach Ryan Langferman and his Indians step off after the black and gold kicked off the 2021 preseason with scrimmages against Richmond, …

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Black makes history at Franklin

Whether earning All-American honors through athletic performance or classroom performance, such an accomplishment is a rare feat for most student-athletes. Doing it four times is …

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SEISA wraps up summer slate

The Southeastern Indiana Swimming Association concluded the summer season schedule and the month of June with the SEISA Championship held at Madison Junior High School.Madison …

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JCD announces T&F award winners

  Jac-Cen-Del track and field concluded its successful 2021 with the presentation of its award winners for the spring season.    The girls team wrapped …

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Milan swimmers split a pair

Milan Aquatics saw its Southeastern Indiana Swimming Association slate continue to pick up strength this past week as the Milan crew split a pair of …

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Milan Aquatics kick off summer

Although the swim year in the world of sports has wrapped up for the 2020-2021 school year, summer swimming is now in full swing as …

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Raiders lose regional heartbreaker

  South Ripley baseball found itself battling back from another postseason deficit but the final blow delivered proved to be even too much for a …

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Lady Eagles head to sectional finals

Jac-Cen-Del softball took advantage of a favorable draw, 13 hits and six South Decatur errors en route to a Class A Sectional 60 championship game …

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Milan golfers win ORVC

Milan boys golf dominated five other teams on Saturday and in doing so, captured the Ohio River Valley Conference championship at The Links at Rising …

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Raider softball wins 3 games

South Ripley softball returned to winning form last Wednesday and Friday nights, picking up three Ohio River Valley Conference wins.    The Lady Raiders started …

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SR girls win, Milan boys 2nd at ORVC

South Ripley captured the championship on the girls side while several locals starred on the boys side as part of the Ohio River Valley Conference …

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Samples named Tiny Hunt winner

Life on the basketball court has never been a real rough go for Cody Samples but it is safe to say at times it hasn’t …

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Bulldogs repeat as county champs

Batesville won a combined 25 of 32 events and continued its stranglehold over competition inside the county as the Bulldogs swept the Ripley County Championship …

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Post 173 shooters honored

The Versailles American Legion Post #173 junior shooting team saw four members of its crew honored just a couple weeks ago at the Indiana American …

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Bulldogs continue to shine

Batesville baseball has yet to find itself in the state rankings this year but that perhaps changes this week after two more big wins this …

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Raiders runner-up at Unified state match

South Ripley Unified Bowling nearly pulled off a second state championship in program history but the Raiders runner-up finish and record-breaking success still made for …

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Junior Shooters win Legion state title

Versailles American Legion Post #173 junior shooting continued its stranglehold over the entire state this past weekend, winning the American Legion State Championship. Post #173 …

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Locals dominate boys All-ORVC team

South Ripley, Jac-Cen-Del and Milan combined for 11 players on the 16-man list as the Ohio River Valley Conference released its boys basketball All-Conference team …

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Eagles clip Indians in ORVC showdown

Jac-Cen-Del celebrated Senior Night amid pregame festivities and the in-game entertainment lived up to the night as the Eagles defended their home court in an …

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Big 2Q lifts JCD past OA

Oldenburg Academy played near even with Class A No. 11 Jac-Cen-Del in boys basketball on Friday night but the Twisters slipped up in the second …

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Lady Eagles notch two huge wins

Class A No. 3 Jac-Cen-Del put its entire skill set to use at various times on Friday and Saturday night and the payoff was a …

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Raiders go 2-1 at M-Town Tourney

South Ripley strayed away from hosting its own boys basketball holiday tournament this year but the Class 2A No. 11 Raiders made the most of …

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Oldham signs to play at St. Francis

Rarely in the past few years has a Ripley County native signed on to play softball at the college level but Batesville senior Paige Oldham …

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Put me in, coach!

Just a Weekly Update What a busy weekend in the sports world! As you have probably noticed in today’s sports section, there was a lot …

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Milan tribes record Monday shutouts

Milan boys and girls soccer competed in Ohio River Valley Conference matches on Monday and each held their opponent scoreless in a conference victory. In …

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Bulldogs run to Top 10 finishes

Batesville cross country ran with the big dogs to open the 2020 campaign and the Bulldogs kept up with the pack at the Terre Haute …

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Batesville youth leagues shut down

Batesville youth baseball and softball have been one of the rare leagues in the area to offer any summer sports activity but with just a …

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Put me in, coach!

Rob Lafary, Staff Writer Will Fall Sports be Shut Down?The big headline in the sports world last week was several college conferences of all NCAA …

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Put me in, Coach!

Rob Lafary, Staff Writer Twister Lauf is a GoOldenburg Academy athletic director Patrick Kolks has announced that the 2020 Twister Lauf 5K Run/Walk is still …

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Put me in, coach!

By Rob Lafary Staff Writer Black Named All-American Scholar Mackenzie Black, a 2017 South Ripley graduate and golfer at Franklin College, was named an All-American …

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Put me in, coach!

By Rob Lafary Staff Writer Coaching Vacancies Most coaching positions for the 2020-21 school year have already been filled or remain the same from a …

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Put me in, coach!

By Rob Lafary Staff Writer Milan Grad on Netflix  My knowledge in regards to roller derby grazes minimal at best, but I hope to learn …

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Put me in, coach!

By Rob LafaryStaff Writer Welcome to my ColumnSome of you I know and some of you I am meeting for the first time. Either way, …

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Raiders rain threes, ground Eagles 74-65

The South Ripley Raiders boys varsity basketball team unleashed a thunderstorm of three-pointers on the visiting Jac-Cen-Del Eagles on Friday, February 28 in Versailles, leading …

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Indians are conference champions

The Milan Indians finish their 2019-20 regular season with six victories and no losses against Ohio River Valley Conference opponents, earning them conference championship honors …

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Indians poised to claim ORVC

The Milan Indians boys varsity basketball team is guaranteed at least a share of the 2019-20 Ohio River Valley Conference championship after defeating Jac-Cen-Del’s Eagles …

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County champs meet county champs

Members of the Milan Indians 1960 Ripley County Tournament championship team joined this year’s championship team, the first since 1960, at Milan’s varsity game on …

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Milan wrestlers compete at IHSAA semi-state

Four Milan varsity wrestlers concluded their 2019-20 season at the IHSAA semi-state hosted by New Castle High School on Saturday, February 15.Athletes from 61 schools …

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Milan’s Garrett Condo is regional champion

Milan varsity wrestlers Garrett Condo, Ashton Myers, Shane Lonneman, and Brady Myers are headed to the IHSAA Semi-State round of the wrestling state tournament following …

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Indians wrestle their way to regional

Milan’s wrestling team traveled to Franklin County High School on Saturday, February 1 for IHSAA sectional competition. The Indians earned a second place team finish …

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25-0 and only four more to go!

That was the battle cry following a 74-65 South Ripley Raiders victory over Lawrenceburg on Saturday, March 7, 1970, to claim the IHSAA regional championship …

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South Ripley to honor undefeated 1970 team

On February 1 at the annual Homecoming festivities, South Ripley High School will honor the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Raiders boys basketball team. The …

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Lady Raiders swim wins four-way meet

South Ripley’s varsity girls swimming team traveled to Switzerland County on Saturday, Dec. 21 and came home with a team victory over participating schools Switzerland …

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Lady Indians win 64-25 at home

The Milan Lady Indians basketball team hosted ORVC opponents the Rising Sun Lady Shiners on Thursday, Dec. 19. The home team enjoyed a commanding win, …

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Eagles defeat Chargers 63-54

Jac-Cen-Del’s boys varsity basketball team staged a second half comeback to defeat the visiting North Decatur Chargers on Friday, Dec. 13 in Osgood. The win …

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Raiders outlast Chargers 53-51

The South Ripley Raiders varsity basketball team hosted North Decatur for a non-conference game on Saturday, Dec. 7. The home team held on to a …

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Lady Raiders persevere in 2OT win

The South Ripley Lady Raiders varsity basketball team persisted through two overtime periods to defeat the North Decatur Lady Chargers in Versailles on Tuesday, December …

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South Ripley bowlers open season

Bowling season is underway for the South Ripley Raiders. On Saturday, October 12, boys and girls varsity and junior varsity teams traveled to Columbus for …

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Two Fridays, two shutouts

After trouncing the Oldenburg Twisters 48-0 at home last Friday night, the Milan Indians football team earned their second shutout victory in as many weeks …

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Second jailer charged with trafficking

Same girl. Same inmate. Different jailer. Another jailer at the Ripley County Jail agreed to take contraband into inmate Eric Schott at the request of …

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Eagles soccer soar to the regional

The Jac-Cen-Del Eagles are Class A Sectional 45 champions after three straight wins on their home field last week. The tournament run came on the …

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Indians shutout Twisters 48-0

The Milan Indians football team welcomed Middle Indiana Football Conference opponents the Oldenburg Twisters to Milan on Friday, October 4 and came away with a …

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JCD soccer named ORVC champs

With a commanding 8-0 victory over the Shawe Memorial Hilltoppers, Jac-Cen-Del’s varsity soccer team secured the 2019 ORVC regular season championship. The Eagles finished the …

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Indians defeat Lancers 61-6

The Milan Indians varsity football team hosted the Edinburgh Lancers on Friday, September 27 in Milan, where the home team routed the visitors in a …

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The tribe is ready for gridiron battle

The Milan Indians varsity football team, under the direction of Head Coach Ryan Langferman, is eager to test their mettle against area teams this fall. …

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SR’s Cole moves on to state finals

South Ripley’s Megan Cole was crowned the regional champion in the 3200 meter run on Tuesday, May 21 in Shelbyville. En route to her second …

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Raiders defeat Eagles 3-0

Eagles senior Logan Drockelman is seen pitching during a game earlier this year. On the season, Drockelman has struck out 45 batters in 32 innings …

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Lady Eagles 2019 sectional champs

No one could have foreseen what would become of the IHSAA Class A sectional 60 championship game held at Waldron High School on Monday, February …

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