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Three Shiners named POW
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:33 AM

ORVC Weekly Report Summary (March 25 – April 12)



Varsity Standings ORVC Overall

Rising Sun 2-0 2-2

Jac-Cen-Del 1-0 2-2

Southwestern 0-0 0-0 NR

South Ripley 0-0 0-2

Milan 0-0 0-2

Switzerland County 0-1 1-2

Shawe Memorial 0-1 0-1 NR


NR – No Report


Top Performers

Bob Tressler (SC) 3 hits, 2 runs, 2B / 5.67 IP, hit, run, 10 K’s, 2 BB vs. S. Dearborn

Gavin Detraz (M) 2 hits, 2 runs, RBI

Jordan Hogeman (M) 3 RBI, 2 hits, run, 2B, 3B

Joe Dicken (SR) hit, run

Austin Halcomb (SR) hit, 2B, RBI / 4 IP, 3 hits, run, ER, K, BB

Dominique Norman (JCD) 7 hits, 6 RBI’s, 4 2B, 3 SB, 2 runs / 4.23 IP, 3 hits, 8 K’s, 3 ER, SV

Allen Hooten (JCD) 4 runs, 4 SB, 3 hits, 2B

Ethan Adams (JCD) 6 runs, 5 hits, 2 2B’s, 2 SB / 4 hits, 7 K’s, 2 runs, 2 ER, win

Whit Grote (SM) hit, RBI

Mitchell Morris (RS) 4 2/3 scoreless innings vs. Lawrenceburg

Cody Weaver (RS) ER, 7K’s vs. Franklin County

ORVC Baseball Player of the Week: Dominique Norman Jac-Cen-Del



Varsity Standings ORVC Overall

Switzerland County 1-0 1-0

Rising Sun 1-0 3-3

Milan 0-0 0-0 NR

South Ripley 0-0 1-2

Southwestern 0-0 3-2

Jac-Cen-Del 0-1 0-3

Shawe Memorial 0-1 0-1 NR


NR – No Report


Top Performers:


Kelsi Brierly (SW) 10 hits, 10 RBI’s, 6 runs, 3 2B’s / 28 IP, 25 hits, 11 runs, 24 K’s, 3-1

Karli Long (SW) 7 hits, 7 runs, 3 RBI’s, 2 SB

Meagan Ralston (SW) 10 runs, 8 RBI’s, 6 hits, 2 2B’s, SB, 3B

Ellie Ayers (SR) 5 hits, 5 SB, 4 runs, 2 RBI’s / 4.1 IP, 5 hits, 2 runs, ER, 4 K’s, W

Sarah Boyken (SR) 6 hits, 4 RBI’s, 2 runs, 2 3B’s, 2B, SB

Alix DeDreu (RS) 10 hits, 8 RBI’s, 6 runs, 3B, SB / 22 2/3 IP, 26 K’s going 1-2

Bailee Bostic (RS) 7 hits, 4 RBI’s, 2 runs, 2B

Sydney Elliott (RS) 8 hits, 8 runs, 5 RBI’s, 2 2B’s, 2 SB’s

McKenna Edwards (SC) 3 runs, 2 hits, RBI vs. JCD

Kelsi Konkle (SC) 3 hits, 4 RBI’s, 3 runs, 2B, SB / 5 IP, 4 hits, ER, 10 K’s W vs. JCD

Brooke Todd (SC) 5 runs, 4 hits, 2 RBI’s, 2 2B’s, 3 SB’s vs. JCD

Tori Walke (JCD) 2 hits, 2 runs, RBI, 2B, SB

Hayley Bruns (JCD) 2 hits, run, 2B, SB

Lindsey Sutton (JCD) 2 hits, run

ORVC Softball Player of the Week: Kelsi Brierly Southwestern

Boys Golf

Top Performers:

Brynen Chitwood (SW) 40 @ Westwood / 40 @ Belterra / 43 @ Spring Hills

Michael Perry (SW) 42 @ Spring Hills / 43 @ Westwood

Ashton Hill (SW) 39 @ Spring Hills / 41 @ Belterra / 46 @ Westwood

Bryce Murray (RS) 44 @ Belterra / 79 @ Rock Hollow

Aron Walker (RS) 46 @ Belterra

Travis Butte (M) 46 @ Hidden Valley

ORVC Boys Golfer of the Week: Bryce Murray Rising Sun




Boys Track Girls Track


Tyler Johnson (JCD) 117’7” Discus Whitney Chipman (RS) 98’1”

Tyler Johnson (JCD) 42’1” Shot Put Whitney Chipman (RS) 32’5”

Austin Allen (SR) 19’5” Long Jump Emily Cumberworth (SR) 15’7”

Austin Martin (RS) 6’2” High Jump Jenna Hughes (JCD) 4’10”

Austin Martin (RS) :15.57 High Hurdles Kelsey Bowling (JCD) :16.49

Austin Martin (RS) :45.78 Low Hurdles Kelsey Bowling (JCD) :53.30

Tristan Brown (RS) :11.51 100 Emily Cumberworth (SR) :13.05

Austin Allen (SR) :23.26 200 Emily Cumberworth (SR) :27.80

Austin Allen (SR) :52.87 400 Grace Herzog (M) 1:02.3

JC Boyken (SR) 2:18 800 Jenna Hughes (JCD) 2:42

Zach Martini (RS) 5:13.10 1600 Kinzie Scott (RS) 5:55.7

Zach Martini (RS) 11:04 3200 Kinzie Scott (RS) 12:48

Rising Sun :47.92 400 relay Milan :54.90

South Ripley 3:49 1600 relay Jac-Cen-Del 4:49

Rising Sun 9:03 3200 relay Rising Sun 12:03


Austin Allen - South Ripley ORVC Emily Cumberworth – South Ripley

Austin Martin – Rising Sun Performers of the Week Kinzie Scott – Rising Sun



Boys open with pair of track wins
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:18 AM

The Rising Sun Shiners opened the 2014 track season with a pair of wins in boys competition.

Coach Jason Barth’s troops posted an 83-49 win over South Dearborn in the season home opener on Tuesday, April 8.

Senior Austin Martin won the high jump (6’2”) along with the high hurdles (15.96) and intermediate hurdles (45.78).

Freshman Tristan Brown won the 100 (11.86) with Jake Uhlmansiek second (11.96). Brown won the long jump (17’4”) and teamed with Ryan Dugan, Matt Yocum and Uhlmansiek to win the 400 relay. He placed second to Uhlmansiek in the 200 in another photo finish.

The 3200 relay team of Claudio Gallegos, Zach Martini, Billy Nierlich and Briar Miller claimed first (9:03). Miller was runner up in the high jump (5’10”) while winning the 800 (2:29.74) and anchoring the final relay of Uhlmansiek , Yocum and Nierlich (3:59).

Freshman Derek Eldridge win the shot put (38’7 1/2”) and was second in the discus (107’2”). He added a second in the high hurdles (18.96) and third in 300 hurdles (51.6).

Jake Jackson was third in the discus (88’5”) while Evan Peelman added a third in the high jump (5’).

Martini won the 3200 (11:04) with Claudio Gallegos second (11:28). Martini was third in the 1600 (5:03).

Rising Sun won a three way meet at Switzerland County scoring 65 points. Switzerland County had 49 and Jac-Cen-Del 35.

Martin won the high jump (6’2”) and high hurdles (15.57).

Senior Briar Miller was second in the high jump but hyper extended his knee and missed the rest of the meet.

Brown was a triple winner in the long jump (18’3”), 100 (11.51) and 200 (24.28).

Claudio Gallegos won the 3200 (12:09) and teamed with Angelo Gallegos, Yocum and Miller in the 3200 relay win.

Martin, Yocum, Brown and Bryce Pottrafke won the 400 relay.

Eldridge was second in the discus and 300 hurdles while third in the shot put and high hurdles.

Rising Sun also got a fourth place finish in the long jump and 800 from Woystek.

Roark was second in the 400 with Gallegos fifth. Roark added a fourth in the 3200.

Rising Sun won the 400 and 3200 relays.

South Dearborn defeated Rising Sun in the girls meet, 80-49.

Rising Sun’s first win of the season came from Whitney Chipman in the shot put (30’6”) with Jamie Williams second (26’10”) Chipman won the discus (98’1”) with Williams second (77’7”).

Kinzie Scott won the 1600 (5:55.69) with Bailey Baker second (6:08.78). Scott won the 3200 (12:48) while Baker was third in the 800 (2:52.9).

Erin Webb won the high hurdles (19.63) and was second in the 300 hurdles (57.57).

Switzerland County scored 73 followed by Jac-Cen-Del with 43 and RS 35.

Chipman won the discus (98’8”) with Williams fourth. Chipman was second in the shot put to Eve Galbreath. Chipman was fifth in the 400.

Webb was third in the 300 hurdles and fourth in the high hurdles.

Scott won the 1600 and 3200 (5:57 and 13:14).

Baker added a win in the 800 (2:46) and was third in the 1600.

Carly Siekman added fifth place finishes in the long jump and 200.

Lowe was fifth in the 100 and sixth in the 200.

Rising Sun returns home tonight then competes in the Tiger Relays Tuesday and the South Dearborn Invitational next Thursday.

Shiners post 2-0 winover Lady Rebels
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:18 AM

Rising Sun returned home Monday and defeated Southwestern 2-0 to snap a three game losing streak.

The Shiners won a 2-0 decision over the Rebels.

Sydney Elliott singled and scored after a sacrifice bunt by Alix DeDreu and RBI single by Bailee Bostic in the first.

They added a run in the second as Katie Jackson singled, Kelsey Romans walked and Taylor Mullen put down a sacrifice bunt. Sydney Willhite grounded out to score Jackson with the second and final run of the game.

That’s all DeDreu needed to secure the win.

Bostic doubled off the fence in the sixth but did not score.

After opening the season with a three game winning streak (two by 10-run rule), Rising Sun dropped three games at the annual Pendleton Heights Classic on Saturday.

They lost the opening game 10-0 to Lake Central with Alix DeDreu getting the only Shiner hit (an infield blooper).

DeDreu suffered the loss while allowing 14 hits, striking out six and walking one.

Rising Sun bats were silenced with 10 strikeouts also.

The Shiners led 5-3 in its second game against Columbus North but lost 8-7 in eight innings.

DeDreu led the hitting with three hits and a pair of RBIs. Bailee Bostic had two hits and an RBI while Haley Presley, Taylor Mullen and Kelsey Romans had a hit each.

DeDreu suffered the loss while striking out four and walking three.

Tiffany Vinup pitched a solid game against Madison Grant in the Shiners’ third contest of the day. Rising Sun scored in the first after a Sydney Willhite walk, a single by Alix DeDreu and Bailee Bostic reaching on an error.

The lead held up until a pair of runs in the sixth put Madison Grant on top. The Shiners put a pair of runners on in the bottom of the inning but could not score. The Shiners had hits from Willhite, DeDreu, Bostic, Vinup and Sydney Elliott.

Prior to the tourney, Rising Sun won a 6-3 decision over Trinity Lutheran behind a four run fourth inning.

Bostic and Willhite had a pair of hits while Elliott and DeDreu added hits. DeDreu had a pair of RBIs along with Bostic. Presley and Baylie Hunter added RBIs.

Shiners return home to get second ORVC win
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:17 AM

After dropping a pair of road games, Rising Sun returned home to post an 11-4 win over Southwestern on Monday, April 14.

Senior ace Cody Weaver struck out 14 and walked only one in earning the win.

Southwestern opened up with three runs in the top of the first (one earned) but the Shiners bounced back to tie the game in the bottom of the inning with three runs of their own.

Senior Ryan Dugan drew a two out walk and scored on a single by Austin Armstrong. Brady Murray followed with a single then Kurtis Armstrong singled in two runs to even the score.

Austin McClure opened the second with a double but the Shiners couldn’t convert.

The Shiners took the lead in the third with a pair of unearned runs. Dugan reached on a throwing error by the pitcher. Austin Armstrong walked then Murray singled them both in. Kurtis Armstrong and Mitchell Morris walked to load the bases but the chance for a big inning ended with three straight out.

Southwestern added a solo run in the fifth to cut the lead to one.

Murray opened the bottom of the inning with a walk then Kurtis Armstrong reached on an error. Morris singled in Murray. Freshman Bryant Housemyer reached on an errant throw to score Armstrong then Morris scored on the overthrow. A bunt single by leadoff man Jake Uhlmansiek scored Housemyer for a 9-4 lead.

Rising Sun closed the scoring with two in the sixth. Austin Armstrong reached base and scored on a double by Murray. Morris provided the final run on a sacrifice fly. Derek Eldridge added a single to close out the nine hit evening for the Shiners.

Rising Sun lost 7-0 to Lawrenceburg last Wednesday.

Austin Armstrong went just one and a third innings allowing seven runs on seven hits and a strikeout to take the loss. Morris allowed just two hits and struck out two in 4 and 2/3 innings of relief.

Levi Purvis led the Shiners with two hits. Uhlmansiek, Murray and Austin Armstrong had a hit each.

Logan Scudder led the Tigers with a pair of hits including a double.

They dropped their second non-conference game with a 7-1 loss at Franklin County. The Wildcats led 2-1 before a five run sixth put them over the top.

Rising Sun outhit the home team 8-6 but committed six errors.

Weaver went five innings allowing two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts. Dugan pitched an inning allowing five runs on just two hits.

Uhlmansiek and Kurtis Armstrong had two hits each for the Shiners. Uhlmansiek scored the only Shiner run on an RBI by Austin Armstrong. Murray Housemyer and McClure had hits also.

Rising Sun hosts Milan Friday then goes to Seton Catholic Saturday. They return to conference play at Shawe on Monday and return home to host South Ripley Wednesday.

Baseball umpires meeting
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:16 AM

On Friday, April 25th, there will be rules meeting for anyone interested in umpiring

8U-15U baseball in the high school cafeteria, starting at 5:00 PM. If you are interested

in umpiring and earning a bit of extra money, please contact Kevin Wirsch and


Murray top 10 finisher in HOF Classic
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:12 AM

Rising Sun's Bryce Murray shot a three over 76 to place 10th in the 18 team Hall of Fame Classic Saturday, April 12 in Peru.

Rising Sun competed against some of the top quality golf programs in the state including winner Carmel with a team score of 307.

That's the score that runner up Columbus North had a year ago. This year the Bulldogs were second with a 324.

Rising Sun carded a 361 to finish behind Maconaquah 358 and ahead of Rochester 362 and Bloomington North 369.

Austin Armstrong and Brady Murray each shot a 91 while Kurtis Armstrong scored 100 and Aron Walker 103 for the Shiners.

Low medalist score for the match was a 72.

Rising Sun opened the season on Thursday, April 10 with a 3-way meet at Belterra.

Southwestern scored a 189 followed by Rising Sun with 199 and Switzerland County 228.

SW's Brynen Chitwood was medalist with a 40. Teammate Ashton Hill shot a 41 with Zach Kelly scoring 49 and Michael Perry 59.

Bryce Murray led RS with a 44. Aron Walker scored 46 with Jordan King adding a 49. Tyler Camden had a 60 and Jake McClellan 65.

Dustin Tice led the host Pacers with a 53. Kyle Konkle shot a 54 followed by Nick Brown 60, Eli Bowling 61 and Nathan Brown scored 62.

Rising Sun has matches with Switzerland County and Jac-Cen-Del tonight, travel to South Dearborn Tuesday and compete with Oldenburg and South Ripley on Thursday, April 24.

Lady Shiners open with win, two games ppd.
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:59 PM

Rising Sun’s Lady Shiner softball team opened with a 22-1 home victory over Shawe on Friday, April 4, after the regular season opener was rained out versus Oldenburg on Wednesday.

Rising Sun scored 22 runs on 10 hits and received 16 walks on the cold, damp evening. The game was moved back an hour in order to allow the field to dry from the three days of rain.

Ace Alix DeDreu pitched two innings with Tiffany Vinup adding two more and freshman Claire Poling getting an inning of action.

Rising Sun scored 14 runs in the first, six in the second and two in the third while getting all of its players into the game by the second inning.

Katie Jackson was 2-for-2 with a double and four RBIs while Haley Presley had a double, walk and four RBIs.

Senior Sydney Elliott had two hits including a double and three RBIs. Classmate Taylor Mullen had a hit and three RBIs. Sydney Willhite had a pair of walks and scored twice.

DeDreu had a double, triple and three RBIs while Vinup had a double and two RBIs.

Bailee Bostic had a hit and two walks.

Alexis Davis, Claire Poling, Baylie Hunter and Kyla Willhite walked  and Jessica Koons was hit by a pitch to force in a run.

The Shiners game Monday at Lawrenceburg was rained out and postponed until Tuesday.

They travel to Pendleton Saturday and return home to host Southwestern on Monday.

Tourney Saturday
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:58 PM

Pendleton Heights High School will host the 10th Annual Horseshoe Classic on Saturday, April 12

Games will be played on the high school diamond located at Pendleton Hts. and diamond #3 at Pendleton Park (approx. ½ a mile north of PHHS). All winners of their first round game will finish the day at PHHS. All losers in their first round game will finish the day at Pendleton Park.


Sun will play at 11 a.m. at the high school against Lake Central. The winner and loser of the contest will play the winner and loser of Chesterton versus Columbus North at 1 p.m.

In the other bracket, Pendleton Heights opens play at 9 a.m. against South Bend Adams with Madison Grant playing Jennings County. The winner meet at 11 p.m. with the third place game at 5 p.m. and championship at 7 p.m.

In the losers bracket, games will be at 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. for those who lose their first two games which assures each team of three games on the day.

Gates will open at 8:00 am. First games start at 9:00 am.

Concession stands will be available at both diamonds.  

Tickets: All day pass $8 / Single Game $5


Baseball opens with win, 22-2
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:58 PM

The Rising Sun baseball team defeated Shawe 22-2 on Friday.

The Shiners scored 11 runs in the first inning, two in the third then nine in the fourth for the season opening win over a young Shawe squad.

Senior Cody Weaver went two scoreless inning with five strikeouts and one hit in the stating role.

Mitchell Morris pitched two innings allowing both Shawe runs while striking out four. Austin Armstrong struck out the side in an inning of work.

Morris and Armstrong had a pair of hits and two RBIs each.

Senior Ryan Dugan had two doubles and two RBIs with Brady Murray adding a single and three RBIs.

Offensive highlights for Rising Sun:

Weaver added a single as did Bryant Housemyer, Levi Purvis, Scott Webb, Derrick Eldridge and Jacob Sandlin.

Rising Sun travels to Seton Catholic on Saturday and return home to host Southwestern on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Golfers open at Hall of Fame Classic
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:56 PM

 The Rising Sun High School Golf team will head to Peru, Ind., Saturday to take part in the 19th Annual IHSGA Hall of Fame Classic at Rock Hollow Golf Course.

The Shiners will be one of 18 teams scheduled to tee off at 10 a.m.

Coach Brian Graham’s linksters just missed qualifying for the regional as a team last spring and hope this competition will be a valuable experience.

They will be teamed with Maconaquah and Rochester.

Other teams include Culver Military Academy, Mooresville, Peru, Bloomington North, Carmel, Northridge, Avon, Floyd Central, Warsaw, Bloomington South, Brownsburg, Columbia City, Columbus North, Crown Point and Zionsville.

Columbus North is defending champ.

The tournament has been cancelled twice (2000, 2007) because of snow.

The Shiners will golf at South Ripley on Monday.