North Harrison sophomore Ashley Gettelfinger wins Ford Focus in school’s Character in Education program PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 22 May 2009 00:00
    Ashley Gettelfinger, a 15 year old sophomore at North Harrison High School, won a brand new 2009 Ford Focus as the grand prize in the school’s Character in Education program, held Friday afternoon at the school’s football field. Ten tickets were drawn for the car prize, and each of the ten finalists was given a key to try in the car’s ignition. The winning student would of course be able to start the car’s ignition.
    Gettelfinger was the ninth of 10 students who tried for the prize.
    The program allows students to add tickets to a pot for things such as high grades, perfect attendance, or having no disciplinary referrals.
    A total of 12,396 tickets through the year were in the pot from the year.
    The nine students who were finalists for the car were given nice consolation prizes, such as a lap top computer, which was won by senior Katie Tekulve. Besides the car, which was donated by Jim Hodge, owner of Heritage Ford Mercury in Corydon, another 59 sponsors donated prizes, such as an iPod, a Nintendo video game, a class ring, and others. Approximately $6,700 in prizes besides the car was given away in the program this year.
Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2009 08:59
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Lady Cats roll 4-1 past Eastern in girls’ tennis PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 22 May 2009 00:00
    With the Floyd Central sectional in girls’ tennis this week, last week saw most area teams simply fine tuning their games for sectional competition, which ends this week at the Floyd Central courts.
    North Harrison defeated the Eastern team 4-1 in girls’ tennis last week, in a possible match up of two Floyd Central sectional opponents.
    At the no. 1 singles spot, North Harrison’s Wynn Shroyer won a 6-2, 6-0 decision over Eastern’s Alyssa Parker.
    Eastern’s Amie Shipman won the lone spot in the Lady Musketeer’s favor, taking the no. 2 singles spot 6-4, 6-3 over the Lady Cats’ Caitlyn Janes.
    At the no. 3 singles spot, North Harrison’s Rebekah Stephenson took a 6-2, 6-3 decision over Eastern’s Alex Passafiume.
    The Lady Cats won both of the doubles spots over Eastern.
Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2009 09:00
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31st Annual Starlight Strawberry Festival PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 22 May 2009 00:00
    St. John's Church in Starlight is hosting the 31st Annual Starlight Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 23.
    A buffet-style dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Church Hall which will include: Ham, Fried Chicken, Chicken and Dumplings, Corn, Slaw, Green Beans with New Potatoes, Tea, Lemonade, Water and Dessert. Adults 10 and older cost $8.50, Senior Citizens cost $7.50 and Children 3-10 years cost $5, with children under 3 free.
    Adults can join around the tables in the Wine & Beer Garden to play Blackjack, Showdown, or just relax and enjoy the music and hospitality. Enjoy the evening hours of the festival by visiting the street dance with music provided by Southern Indiana's own “Rumors”.
    The festival will be held rain or shine, with covered facilities available.
    Festival events will include: Buffet-style chicken and ham dinner, Bingo, Craft Booths, Clogging, Music, Rock Climbing Wall, Carnival Rides, Homegrown Strawberries (if available), Hanging Flower Basket Wheel, Pull Tab Bingo, Soapbox Derby, Strawberry Queen Contest, Lucky Number Booth, Cake Wheel, Ping Pong Toss, Blackjack, Raffles (prizes to include cash, two quilts and jewelry), and a Wine and Beer Garden.
Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2009 09:01
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Lanesville ekes out 3-2 win over North Harrison in softball PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00
    The Lanesville Lady Eagles eked out a big 3-2 victory over the North Harrison Lady Cats at Lanesville Monday afternoon (May 4) in varsity softball action.
    In the most recent coaches’ poll, Lanesville was ranked no. 12 in Class 1A, and in Class 3A, North Harrison was ranked no. 15.
    Lanesville started off scoring in the bottom of the 1st inning, when Ashley Schoen hit a round trip solo shot over the left center field fence.
    North Harrison took a brief 2-1 lead in the top of the 2nd inning, when Sasha Grangier and Alyssa McAfee both singled safely for the Lady Cats. A bit later, Kristin Hoehn scored a North Harrison runner with a successful bunt. Then Lady Cats’ pitcher Courtney Crone scored another runner with a ground out.
    The Lady Eagles didn’t sit still in the bottom of the 2nd frame.
    Drawing a walk for the Lady Eagles was Elizabeth Sacasas, and Kari McCormick managed to single in a close play at first base.
    An error gave Sacasas a chance to score and tie the game up at 2-2, and Erin Dorgay later scored the winning run on a routine ground out.
    Neither team managed to score the remaining five innings of play.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 12:22
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Lanesville girls’ tennis wins 3-2 over Henryville PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00
    The Lanesville girls’ tennis squad won a 3-2 decision over the team from Henryville Thursday at the Lanesville courts.
    The match was not a Southern Athletic Conference match; the match between the two schools on April 15 was the official conference match. Incidentally, Lanesville won that match 3-2 as well.
    Caroline Turcotte, normally Lanesville’s no. 1 singles player, was ill, so instead LeAnne Myers played in the no. 1 position.
    Henryville’s Casey Guernsey defeated Myers at no. 1 singles, 7-6, 7-5.
    The line up was switched around at several other positions as well.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 12:23
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