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Lady Shiners advance to sectional semis
Written by thillman   
Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:07 PM | Updated ( Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:51 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 19-for-19 behind the line (unofficially), 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.

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.

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

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

Shiner runners end season at regional
Written by thillman   
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
Written by thillman   
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
Written by thillman   
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
Written by thillman   
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.