First game not a pretty one for Austin Lady Eagles squad; Jeff wins 47-36 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 13:31




AHS Sports Correspondent

The Jeffersonville Lady Red Devils were the first opponents the Austin Lady Eagles took on in their season opener for the 2015-16 basketball season on Tuesday, November 10.

The Lady Eagles and coaches and several fans traveled to the Lady Red Devils' home in Jeffersonville to see how this team would fare against the bigger RDs.

“Jeffersonville was a very tough opponent to come up against,” remarked head coach Jared Petersen. “They're a 4A school, and with us coming off limited practice and many of our players just getting back from a big volleyball season, it wasn't an ideal situation for our first game. Especially with our streak of injuries.”

One action-ending injury in particular that the AHS team will have to work around is that of starting junior guard Akaya Walker. She injured her ACL in early June. With Walker out of the lineup, the outcome of the Jeffersonville game and the first half of the new season are unclear for the Lady Eagles. “Obviously, without Walker, we are not at full strength and probably won't be until Akaya is ready to return, hopefully by mid-December. She is one of our best scorers. Without her, others are going to have to step up their games,” observed Coach Petersen.

Starters for the Jeff game were seniors Meagan Hollan and Hailey Misamore, juniors Mackenzie Norton and Kami Owens and sophomore Addison Brasher.

Without haste, the ballgame began, and the ball was tipped to the hosts.

Lady Eagles used a man-to-man defense to try to put the stops on the Lady Red Devils early, but efforts proved ineffective, thanks to the Red Devils' ability to hit tough shots and efficiently use ball movement.

The Lady Eagles also struggled offensively, failing to get a lot of their shots to fall true. They trailed the Red Devils 23-6 at the half, causing Coach Petersen to later reflect, “That first half was truly the first half of our season. We played flat and missed easy lay-ups and free throws and really struggled against Jeff's pressure. We set a goal for the second half to win the half and try to compete with Jeffersonville.”

Determined to fight back in the second half, the Lady Eagles took to the floor, switching to a zone defense to better defend against the Red Devils. This, ultimately, proved effective, with Brasher and Owens each picking up 3 steals in the first three minutes of the third quarter. Brasher also jump-started the Eagles' offense, collecting 10 points and 3 assists on the Lady Red Devils in the third period.

Despite their brilliant efforts, the Lady Eagles simply could not recover from the first half deficit. The Red Devils won 47-36, forcing the Lady Eagles to begin their season 0-1. Noted their coach, “We won the second half and played a lot better offensively.”

Brasher led the team with 17 points. Elizabeth Lee had 8 points, Owens 5, Misamore 4 and Norton 2.

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Will have Increased Patrols in Scott County PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 07:27

The Scott County Sheriff’s office and Scottsburg City Police have announced they will increase patrols for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period – running November 13 through December 6, 2015. Officers will join more than 250 State and local law enforcement agencies, to conduct high-visibility patrols encouraging drivers and passengers to drive sober, and buckle up for safety. “The Thanksgiving holidays period is an extremely busy time travel time in Indiana” said Sheriff Dan McClain. “Our focus is on keeping drivers and passengers safe, and increased patrols will allow us to look for those intoxicated drivers, or those unrestrained, and remind them, buckle up and drive sober. Because if we do see you unbelted, or suspected you’ve been drinking, we will pull you over.” Increased enforcement during the Thanksgiving Holiday period is an annual statewide effort supported by federal funding allocated to Scott County from the Traffic Safety division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI). A total of 17 officers will work overtime to conduct sobriety patrols, checkpoints, and seat belt patrols around the clock.

Cashier gets a ‘charge’ out of Red Bull drink scheme at Wal-Mart store PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 07:26

A young man is awaiting his trial in Scott Superior Court on one count of Class A misdemeanor theft involving Red Bull caffeine drinks.

Scott County School District 2 Uses Digital Platform to be on Forefront of School Nutrition PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 11:34


Scott County School District 2 Uses Digital Platform to be on Forefront of School Nutrition

Scott County School District 2 School Nutrition announces their continued partnership with Nutrislice digital menus. Gone are the days of the printed menu, as Scott 2 school nutrition uses the app, website, and social media to communicate with students, parents, and staff. The smartphone app and menus website shows each day’s menu, including pictures, descriptions, detailed nutrition information, allergen and special diet info, and more for every food item. The department Facebook page, SCSD2 School Nutrition, has over 300 Likes and is continuing to grow.

"As mobile devices become more and more integral in our user's everyday lives, we are excited to provide a free app that provides parents and students with important information about the foods we’re serving each day and make that information easily accessible," said Leigh Anne Peterson, School Nutrition and Wellness Director. "The continuation of our app and menus format, speaks to our commitment to inspire healthy eating choices and provide more transparency around school lunch.”

The District is proud of the staff commitment to provide meals that are nutritious as well as appetizing. In the month of October, the school nutrition staff served close to 30,000 lunches, over 10,000 breakfasts, and 2,445 after-school snacks. On average, 64% of Scott 2’s students are eating school lunch, while 22% are eating breakfast at school.

Scott 2 joins school districts all over the country to use Nutrislice’s app to show healthy meal options. The app is offered for free on both the Apple App Store for iPhones and Google Play for Android phones. It can also be reached on the web by going to


Players Are Announced for Thanksgiving Throwback Throwdown Basketball Rivalry Game Nov. 22 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 11:30

Rivalries and basketball fever will come together for a good cause at the Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council’s first-ever Thanksgiving Throwback Throwdown fundraiser! The Austin versus Scottsburg game will feature alumni from the schools battling for a coveted traveling trophy and bragging rights.

The big event will be held Sunday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. at Meyer Gym in Scottsburg. Tickets are $3 for students and seniors, and $5 for adults. Concessions will be available. John Jones GM City has sponsored a shoot-out contest in between the girls and guys games. Fans are welcome to stay after the games for an autograph session with their favorite players.

Many players, ranging from from the Class of 1973 through the most recent graduating class of 2015 have committed to play this fun event. They include: Austin women: Cissi White, Sable Eldridge, Courtney (McGinity) Hover, Brittany Bolden, Becky Hollan, Brittany Smith, Ashley Dowling, Michelle Goodin, Katy McIntosh, Chelsea Jones, Ashley Terry, Shantel Gray, Lindsay Davidson, Kourtney Mace, Kamry Howard, Jessie Davidson, Kaitlin Embrey, Holli Reynoldsen;

Scottsburg women: Melinda Sparkman, Jeanie Taylor, Rachelle Baker, Patty (Hutchinson) Clancy, Jaime (Mays) Cutter, Amy (Thompson) Hollan, Trish (Vaughn) Brown, Tiffany (Barger) Copple, Jennifer Collins, Jamie Collins, Courtney Means

Austin men: Bruce Johnson, Daniel Eversole, Anthony Winchester, Ty Stallings, Jeremy Hollan, Tyler Petersen, Ty Winchester, Ben Raichel, Torrey Winchester, Kameron Draper, Cody Lesnet, Markus Fleenor, Dakota Staschke.

Scottsburg men: Eric Mullins, Monty Stutsman, Ryan Campbell, Johnny Coomer, James Colwell, Eric Copple, Allen Barnett, Jake Johanningsmeier, Dustin Marshall, DJ Meyers, Cameron Collins, Kirk Hardin, Seth Helton, Cameron Schmidt, Christian Barrett.

Coaches Donna Cheatham, Rhonda Smith, Scott Murphy and Gene Rogers will oversee the Scottsburg players, while coaches Mike Deaton and Jared Petersen will assist the Austin players. AHS graduate and former Youth Grantmaking Council member Kayla Griffen will do the honors of singing the National Anthem before the games.

Current sponsors include t-shirt sponsor ISU Insurance & Investment Group, trophy sponsor Hardy’s Café and the Scott County Community Foundation.

All proceeds will benefit the youth of Scott County. The YGC is a program of the Scott County Community Foundation, where youth learn about community service, leadership, teamwork, fundraising and grantmaking. Please contact Jaime Toppe at 812-752-2057 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information or to sign up to play.

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