April 16, 2014

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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.

Meet Your Coach Day Saturday
Written by thillman   
Thursday, April 03, 2014 10:51 AM

Coach Kevin Wirsch reminds summer youth program participants that Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m. is Meet Your Coach Day at the Ohio County Elementary Middle School.