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Lady Shiners advance to sectional semis PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:07 PM


The Rising Sun Lady Shiners advance to the semi-final round of the Class A Sectional 60 Volleyball Tournament with a 25-17, 25-12, 25-20 win over Jac-Cen-Del Thursday night at Hauser High School in Hope, IN.

With the support of the boys basketball and other fans, Rising Sun downed JCD for the second time in a week.

Senior Alix DeDreu had her jump serve going for 20-for-21 and four aces behind the line, including seven straight in game two. Kelsey Romans had three kills including set one final point and served the final point in the second of best three of five sets. Romans had 10 kills for the match.

The second set saw Katie Jackson turn the tide with a trio of blocks. Bailee Bostic had a trio of aces in the second set.


Senior setter Haley Presley had no setting errors and was 7-for-7 in the final set including a pair of aces along with 16-for-16 serving and an ace.

Rising Sun's Bailey Baker was 11-for-11 serving while Tiffany Vinup had five kills.

the Shiners will play Oldenburg at 11 a.m. Saturday. Oldenburg defeated South Decatur 25-14,26-24,25-20



Last Updated on Friday, October 24, 2014 9:55 AM
Shiner runners end season at regional PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:00 AM

The season came to an end for the Rising Sun cross country team on Saturday, Oct. 18 as the boys placed ninth out of 10 teams in the South Dearborn Regional.

The 2014 Ohio River Valley Conference boys champions qualified for the regional with a fifth place in the South Dearborn Sectional. Joined by the five top teams from the Franklin Community Sectional, the chances of advancing as a team were slim but Rising Sun’s top runner Zach Martini was in the hunt for one of 10 spots given to individuals not on an advancing team.

He placed 22nd overall in 17:47.6 behind Batesville’s senior Cole Nuhring (17:4.3) who was the tenth qualifier. Batesville had three runners in the top 25 but did not make it out as a team, placing seventh.

Martini, just a sophomore, is the Shiners top distant runner in cross country and track and was a member of the conference soccer champions.

Center Grove (63 points) repeated as regional champion, with Franklin Community second (98). Oldenburg Academy finished third (101), led by individual boys regional champion Curt Eckstein, who set a new course record at 15:49. Greenwood was fourth (102).

South Dearborn boys cross country earned a trip to the semistate with a fifth-place team finish (127).

Coach Jeremy Baney’s host Knights boys harriers nailed down the fifth and final team qualifying spot with a score of 127, led by 12th-place all-regional senior Jared Davis, who timed 17:27 for the 5K (3.1-mile) event.

SD senior Dustin Beach added a 22nd finish (17:51), with classmate Nolan Bridges 25th (17:57). Sophomore Adam Rector placed 30th (18:03) and senior Jonathan Kittle came in 38th (18:16).

Rising Sun placed ninth (229) flowed by East Central (232).

Rising Sun junior Claudio Gallegos was 28th (17:53.5) followed by senior Matt Yocum in 69th (18:49.3). The young Shiner team included an 82nd place finish by sophomore Colton Henry (19:46.7), freshman Matt Martini (21:06.7) and freshman Jake Scott (22:03.1).

Center Grove swept the girls regional crown with 47 points. Girls individual winner was Greenwood’s Alexandra Dalton (18:39).

East Central freshman Abby Bittner was 10th among girls regional individual finishers to advance to this coming Saturday’s Carmel semistate.

EC’s Bittner finished 10th among girls regional runners in a time of 20:23. Oldenburg’s Ashley Sedler was ninth in an identical 20:23.

Rising Sun senior Bailey Baker placed 72nd (23:37.9) while her freshman sister Kasey was 74th (24:07.7) and Lucy Carrigan finishing at 24:53.2.

In other regional action at Brown County,

Ohio River Valley Conference champ Talen Taylor of Switzerland County was 10th(16:50.05).

Whitley Shirmer was 15th in the girls race (20:18.18) to place 15th while Cameron Ray was 24th (21:10.35) to become the third Pacer to qualify for the Brown County semistate Saturday.

Volliers finish runner up in ORVC PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:59 AM

The Rising Sun Lady Shiners will head into the Class 1A Sectional 60 volleyball tournament tonight (Thursday) with a 14-8 record including a regular season finale win over Jac-Cen-Del (tonight's opponent) on Thursday at Osgood.

Coach Lindsey Merica's girls finished the Ohio River Valley Conference season with a 5-1 record to place second to unbeaten Southwestern.

Their final win was a 25-8, 25-15, 25-11 win over the Lady Eagles.

Ironically, Alix DeDreu, the team's leading hitter (155 kills) did not have a single kill in the match because of the Shiner dominance. She did deliver 15-for-15 serving with four aces to add to 11 digs and 10 service receptions.

Instead , Tiffany Vinup (131 kills) and Kelsey Romans (86 kills) had eight kills each in the match. Romans ( 92 percent server) had 11-for-11 with three aces. Vinup was 6-for-7 with five aces.

Senior Bailey Baker (the team's leader server at 93 percent) was 17-for-17 with three aces. Haley Presley was 15-for-16 with an ace and 23 assists.

Bailee Bostic had 5-for-6 with two aces and three kills while Katie Jackson had four kills and was 1-for-2 at the line.

Earlier in the week, Rising Sun defeated South Ripley 25-20,25-22, 18-25, 25-17.

RS had to rally in game one as Baker served the Shiners to a 19-16 lead and closed off the win by a final hit from Bostic.

The same held true in the second set as they trailed 21-19 when Bostic took service and served four straight.

South Ripley took the third set but Rising Sun came back as Baker served four points and Bostic delivered the final kill at match point.

Vinup led the team with 11 kills with Bostic, DeDreu and Jackson adding six each. Presley and Romans had two and Baker one.

Baker was 22-for-23 with three aces with DeDreu 12-for-15 and three aces, Bostic 11-for-14 and three aces, Romans 15-for-17 and an ace, Presley 9-for-11 and an ace and a pair of aces by Vinup. Caroline Stapleton was 2-for2.

Reserves finish .500

The Lady Shiners' reserve squad finished the season at 9-9 and 3-3 in ORVC play,

After a 17-25, 25-22, 15-7 loss to South Ripley, Coach Ken DeDreu's squad closed with a 25-19, 25-20 win over JCD.

Brittany Smith and Claire Poling had six kills and were perfect serving (6-for-6 and 8-for-8 respectively).

Jacqueline Stapleton led the serving with 17-for-17 and six aces. Lucy Carrigan was 6-for-7 plus two kills and two blocks.

Caroline Stapleton was 6-for-6 and had 15 assists while Marriah Roberts had a pair of spiking attempts, two dig and no serve reception errors.

In the loss to South Ripley, Poling had six kills with four by Carrigan and two by Smith and Jacqueline Stapleton (14-for-14 serving).

Brittany Smith was 15-or-15. Carline Stapleton was 12-for-13 with three aces followed by Carrigan with 11-for-12 and two aces, Caroline Stapleton 8-for-8 and three aces. Poling added 4-for-5 and Robbins 1-for-4.

The winner of tonight's match between RS and JCD will meet the winner of South Decatur and Oldenburg at 11 a.m. Saturday followed by Shawe versus Hauser and the title game at 7 p.m. at Hauser High School in Hope, Ind. The sectional champ will host the regional on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

RS boys, three girls advance to regional PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:46 PM

The Oldenburg boys and Batesville girls captured the 2014 South Dearborn Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Rising Sun’s Ohio River Valley Conference champion boys kept their season alive with a fifth place finish.

Rising Sun was led by Zach Martini in 8th (17:47) followed by, Claudio Gallegos 13th (17:59), Matt Yocum 27th (18:40), Colton Henry 40th (19:17) and Matt Martini 48th (19:45). Top 20 finishers earn all-sectional honors.

The top five teams and top 10 individuals not on an advancing team qualified for the regional this Saturday at South Dearborn. They will be joined by top finisher from the Franklin Community Sectional.

The Rising Sun girls did not have a team score but three of four runners advanced in the top 10 from other teams.

Freshman Kasey Baker was 31st (23:09) with Lucy Carrigan 35th (23:35) and Bailey Baker 37th (24:08). Kyla Willhite was 50th (25:58)

The girls top 5 qualifying teams were: Batesville 42, East Central 66, Greensburg 73, Jac-Cen-Del 118 and Oldenburg Academy 126.


Tigers upend Shiners for title PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:46 PM

Lawrenceburg Tigers ended the Rising Sun boys soccer season at 13-3-2 with a 3-0 win in the sectional final Saturday.

The Tigers got on th board in the firt half on a penalty kick as a foul was called near the net. Trevor Lenke scored with 4:02 left in the first half. 

Coach Mike Seipel received a yellow card for going onto the field and asking about the call.

Lawreneburg had all the momentum from there adding a pair of insurance goals by Aaron Tufts. His first goal came with 36:23 to play as he put back a deflection off of keeper Derrick Eldridge. Tufts scored the final goal on an assist by Brady Gordon.

Lawrenceburg (13-4-1) advances to the Switzerland County Regional and will face Providence at 7:30 pm on Thursday. That match will be preceded at 5:30 pm when Trinity Lutheran will play Southwestern. Thursday’s winners will play for the regional title on Saturday at 12 pm.

Rising Sun beat Milan 5-0 in its opening game. The first goal was scored by Bryant Housemyer just 35 seconds into the game on a pass from Jake Uhlmansiek. Uhlmansiek scored unassisted at 32:38. Housemyer assisted with the team’s third goal of the half scored by Tyler Camden at 4:45.

Uhlmansiek scored again at 35:53 on a Shane Chase assist. Angelo Gallegos scored on an assist from with 11:35 left.

Uhlmansiek closed out the season with 21 goals and 12 assists. Tristan Brown had 9 and 3 followed by Housemyer with 8-3, Shane Chase 6-7, Camden 5-1,Gallegos 5-6, Zach Martini 4-3, Bryce Pottrafke 2-2, MattYocum 2-1, Tyler Roberts 2-0, Brady Murray 1-1, Matt Martini 0-3, Steven Fields 1-0, Eldridge 1-0, and Jac Sullivan 0-1.


Lady Pacers bounce past RS PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:45 PM

Rising Sun closed out its 2014 girls soccer season with a 1-0 loss to Switzerland County in the semi-final round of the Class A Sectional at Rising Sun on Thursday, Oct. 9.

Shiner keeper Erin Webb stopped everything she could get her hands on (20 saves) but a high pass from Pacer Katie Kimmel bounced over her head and into goal with 3:15 left in the half.

It was the only goal of the night.

The Shiner defense held off the Pacer attack but couldn't get the offense going.

It was the final game for seniors Carly Bowman, Caylin Mondary, Cailin Bush and Webb.

No. 1-ranked Lawrenceburg girls, now 16-2-0, defeated No. 11 Oldenburg Academy 3-0 in last Wednesday’s weather-delayed first round - beat South Ripley 8-1 Thursday and Switzerland County 8-0 to achieve their fourth consecutive crown.

Saturday afternoon’s Sectional 45 final 8-0 win over Switzerland County showcased the Tigers’ superior speed, skill and tourney seasoning yet again. LHS was credited with 48 shots on goal, 30 of which centered on frame, keeping Swiss goalkeeper Eve Galbreath busy to the tune of 22 saves.

In the first five minutes of play, junior Rachel Magee (36:33) and sophomore Holly Nutley (35:55), scored off assists by soph Audrey Schwier.

Magee, en route to a three-goal hat trick, scored again at 27:31, off the assist by classmate Peighton Cook. LHS scoring leader Cook followed with a goal, from the 18-yard line, like Magee’s, assisted by senior Ashlee Miller.

Lawrenceburg girls made it 5-0 at halftime on Magee’s third score, with 2:37 left, on Nutley’s assist out from the end line.

Senior Alexis Fussnecker was the beneficiary of Schwier’s third assist of the afternoon just 38:30 into second-half play, redirecting the soft cross, which dropped inside the right post.

Sophomore Josie Denton blasted the Tigers to a 7-0 lead with 31:38 remaining, scoring off the assist by Fussnecker.

Lawrenceburg subbed liberally thereafter, with senior Allison Haire scoring the eighth goal, unassisted with 7:32 left.

Lady Tigers will travel to Santa Claus, Ind., to take on No. 3-ranked Heritage Hills (17-0-1) in this coming Saturday’s single-game regional championship, set for a 4 p.m. kickoff, local time.

Earlier, LHS girls cleared the first hurdle in state tournament play with a 3-0 shutout win over No. 11 Oldenburg.

Cook scored two goals and Tigers got a goal and assist from Denton and a two-save shutout by goalkeeper Lauren Kittle.

Cook took the long cross from Denton from outside the 18-yard line on the left side and knocked down the game’s first goal, to the far post, at the 19:41 mark in the first half.

The 1-0 lead stood through intermission, with the Tigers posting the early 7-5 advantage in shots, including 4-1 on frame. Lawrenceburg outshot the Twisters 18-8 for the match.

Cook headed home a rebound off the deflected corner kick by Magee at 22:39 in the second half to give the Lady Tigers some breathing room, 2-0.

Senior Victoria Stuard, awarded the free kick in the late going, booted perfectly to allow Denton’s one-timer from the top of the 18 for the 3-0 victory with 7:48 left to play. 

Navy Bean Run results PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:44 PM

Navy Bean Festival 5K

Rising Sun, IN

Oct. 11, 2014

Results by Stuart Road Racing


Men Under 9

32 1 Ethan Rahschulte, 6, Lawrenceburg, IN 45:03

Men 9 - 12

3 1 Joshua Myers, 12, Greensburg, IN 19:56

17 2 Ayden Potts, 9, Milan, IN 25:52

Men 13 - 19

2 1 Adam Moster, 13, Rising sun, IN 19:25

6 2 Daniel Daugherty, 14, Rising sun, IN 22:53

9 3 Branden Pistoch, 18, Herscher, IL 23:25

15 4 Caleb Mathis, 13, Aurora, IN 25:19

21 5 Mac Moore, 13, Loveland, OH 28:41

23 6 Hunter Dilts, 13, Bloomington, IN 31:37

Men 20 - 29

8 1 Nath Pelehowski, 23, Rising sun, IN 23:24

Men 30 - 39

1 1 Jeff Rumsey, 34, Rising sun, IN 18:28

5 2 Jeremy Dilts, 39, Bloomington, IN 22:20

14 3 Jim Drew, 33, Milan, IN 25:17

16 4 Brian Potts, 34, Milan, IN 25:20

25 5 Andrew Lowe, 37, Dillsboro, IN 32:52

26 6 Dave Miller, 33, Cincinnati, OH 33:11

Men 40 - 49

10 1 Michael Mathis, 42, Aurora, IN 23:41

27 2 John Priebe, 48, Lawrenceburg, IN 34:45

33 3 Scott Rahschulte, 41, Lawrenceburg, IN 45:04

Men 50 - 59

7 1 Gordon Fox, 50, Lawrenceburg, IN 23:11

22 2 Richard Breitenstein, 52, Cincinnati, OH 29:16

Men 60 - 69

12 1 Bruce Lamson, 62, Dillsboro, IN 24:47

Navy Bean Festival 5K

Rising Sun, IN

Oct. 11, 2014

Results by Stuart Road Racing



Men Under 20

9 1 Tony Pelgen, 10, Villa Hills, KY 48:55

Men 40 - 49

3 1 Kevin Rennier, 41, Aurora, IN 42:17

Men 50 - 59

8 1 Guy Hallman, 52, Lawrenceburg, IN 48:30

20 2 Dale Moore, 58, Loveland, OH 59:53

Men 60 & Up

2 1 John Keeton, 73, Vevay, IN 38:25

14 2 Ron Richard, 66, Rising sun, IN 51:56

Women Under 20

12 1 Morgan Bush, 14, Rising sun, IN 51:40

Women 30 - 39

5 1 Megan Drew, 34, Milan, IN 43:32

17 2 Tina Rumsey, 32, Rising sun, IN 55:26

Women 40 - 49

1 1 Tammy Schwing, 41, Rising sun, IN 37:58

4 2 Tammy Johns, 48, Rising sun, IN 42:36

7 3 Karen Hallman, 46, Lawrenceburg, IN 48:30

11 4 Kelli Musselman, 46, Greendale, IN 51:36

Women 50 - 59

6 1 Brenda Bruns, 55, Lawrenceburg, IN 45:41

10 2 Marita Mauricio-Pelgen, 50, Villa Hills, KY 49:03

13 3 Robin Selix, 53, Rising sun, IN 51:40

15 4 Katy Sellars, 57, Indianapolis, IN 53:47

16 5 Kay Ellen Wilkerson, 57, Fayetteville, KY 53:54

19 6 Kathy Breitenstein, 51, Cincinnati, OH 59:52

Women 60 & Up

18 1 Nancy Mauricio, 83, Rising sun, IN 58:48

Volliers fall to Tigers; head to Hope fror sectional PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:43 PM

Rising Sun (12-8) closed out its home volleyball season on Tuesday, Oct. 7 with a 25-17, 25-14 and 25-14 loss the Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers.

It was senior and parent night for the Shiners who said farewell to four senior starters.

Alix DeDreu led the team with seven kills, a block, 17 digs, plus 15-for-18 in serve reception and 6-for-8 serving with an ace.

Bailee Bostic had three kills along with 15 digs while 20-for-21 in serve reception and 5-for-5 with an ace.

Defensive specialist Bailey Baker was 12-for-13 serving with two aces while 16-for-17 in receptions and 10 digs.

Katie Jackson had a kill and two digs.

Setter Haley Presley had 16 assists with six digs and 6-for-7 serving.

Kelsey Romans added four ills with 13 digs, 6-for-6 in receptions and 5-for-6 with one service ace.

Tiffany Vinup added four kills and 2-for-2 serving.

Lawrenceburg won the reserve match 25-13, 25-22.

Rising Sun was to play at South Ripley Tuesday and at Jac-Cen-Del tonight. They will play JCD in sectional play Thursday at 6 p.m. at Hauser High School in Hope.

Volliers down South Decatur PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:17 AM

Rising Sun posted a 25-13, 26-24, 25-20 win over sectional foe South Decatur on Thursday, Oct.. 2 at Rising Sun.

Tiffany Vinup led the team with 9 kills, Alix DeDreu had 7, Bailee Bostic 5, and Katie Jackson 3. Vinup had two blocks also.

Kelsey Romans was 24-for-25 with 3 aces, Haley Presley was 9-for-11 with 2 aces followed by Bailey Baker with 9-for-9 and one ace, DeDreu 6-for-9 and one, Bostic 5-for-7 and one and Jackson 5-for-5 and one. Vinup was 5-for 7 with four aces.

Presley led the team with 25 assists while Baker had 16 digs, DeDreu 15, and Presley 14.

Bostic and DeDreu were perfect in service reception.

The reserve won 24-25, 25-24, 15-9.

Claire Poling and Lucy Carrigan had six kills each with Brittany Smith adding five and Jacqueline Stapleton four.

Stapleton was 15-for-17 in serve reception.

Caroline Stapleton had 21 assists with eight digs and 10-for-12 serving with four aces. Carrigan was 18-for-19 and four aces with Poling 10-for-13 and two aces. Jacqueline Stapleton was 11-for-12 and Smith 3-for-4.

At the Rising Sun Volleyball Invitational on Saturday, Rising Sun went 1-2 with a win over Shawe and losses to Rock Creek and Seton Catholic.

RS downed Shawe 25-19, 25-13.

DeDreu had six kills, seven digs, 7-for-9 serve reception and 6-for-8 serving with three aces.

Bostic had five kills, one dig, 9-for-10 receiving and 10-for-10 with three aces.

Baker added six dinks, five serve receptions and 10-for-11 serving with three aces.

Presley had 15 assists, four digs and 8-for9 serving and an ace.

Jackson had three kills and 7-for- 7 serving with Vinup adding a kill and 1-for-2 at the line.

Seton Catholic defeated RS 25-17, 23-25 and 15-10 in the final game of the day which gave Seton the tourney title with a 3-0 record.

Vinup and DeDreu had four kills with three by Jackson, Bostic with two and one each by Baker and Presley.

Presley had 15 assists and joined DeDreu, and Baker with 14 digs. Bostic and Romans had 13.

Bostic was 9-for-9-with 3 aces, Romans 10-for-11 and 2, Vinup 8-for-10 and two, Baker 8-for-8 and one, DeDreu 7-for-8 and one and Presley 5-for-7.

Rising Sun heads to South Ripley Tuesday and Jac-Cen-Del Thursday with a chance to finish second in the conference.

RS boys win ORVC meet, girls third PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:15 AM

Rising Sun Coach Caitlin Sauerhage earned Coach of the Year honors Monday at Hanover as her Shiner boys won the Ohio River Valley Conference meet.

The Shiners scored 52 points to finish ahead of Jac-Cen-Del with 67, South Ripley 77, Southwestern 81, Switzerland County 91, Shawe 134 and Milan 164.

Switzerland County’s Talen Taylor was overall champ in 17:18.34.

Rising Sun’s Zach Martini led the Shiners in second at 18:09.34.

Rising Sun placed three on the all-conference team with senior Matt Yocum in fifth (18:58.52) and Claudio Gallegos in 12th (19:43.14). A strong effort by Colton Henry placed him 13th (19:51.81) with Matt Martini the fifth Shiner in 20th (20:35.84). Jake Scott was 26th (21:47.68) and Mike Vecchiola 35th (2:40.72).

JCD added three to the all-conference also.

The Shiners girls took the sports program from zero to 10 in one night.

The Rising Sun Lady Shiners looked like they were headed for a second season of no team score in the ORVC meet after pre-ORVC winner Kinzie Scott was injured in a soccer game against Switzerland County.

But instead of zero, they scored 10 points for the girls with a third place finish.

Switzerland County’s Whitley Schrimer was an easy winner with Scott out of the picture with a winning time of 21:05.81 ahead of Southwestern’s Savannah Ruda (21:50.92).

Pacers Cameron Ray placed third but JCD put five in the top 14 with three on all-conference to win with 46 points. SW had 52 followed by Rising Sun with 89. Other scores included Switzerland County with 92, South Ripley 113, Shawe 118.

Rising Sun was led by freshman Kelsey Baker in seventh (22:48.31) followed by senior Bailey Baker in ninth (22:54.24). Freshman Lucy Carrigan became the third all-conference performer with a 12th place finish (22:57.87).

Kyla Willhite (the team’s only full time runner) was 29th (26:43.47).

Emily Craig had missed most of the season with a stress fracture but returned to be the team’s fifth runner to get a team score and placed 36th (31:46.75).

Rising Sun travels to South Dearborn for sectional action Saturday morning.


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