Highlanders win own girls’ tennis regional PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 June 2009 00:00
    The Floyd Central girls’ tennis team defeated the New Albany Bulldogs 5-0 Wednesday in the championship game of the Floyd Central girls’ tennis regional. A day earlier, the Lady Highlanders won 3-2 over a tough Silver Creek squad. It was their 11th overall regional title in girls’ tennis, and the
    Floyd Central girls’ tennis volunteer assistant coach Brandon Miller said that the team has been at their best all through the state tournament.
    “All the girls played their best tennis,” Miller said.
    New Albany drew the praise and respect of Miller, noting that with the two schools being big Floyd County rivals and Hoosier Hills Conference foes, the Lady Bulldogs were coming into a “hostile environment”.
    “New Albany always has great teams,” Miller said.
    Miller said that his father, head girls’ tennis coach Rick Miller, was the type who prepared intensely for all teams, not overlooking anybody.
    “Don’t overlook any team,” Brandon Miller said. “We prepare the same way every time. We try to get mentally ready for a grueling match.”
    For example, the first round match with Silver Creek was a close 3-2 win for the Lady Highlanders.
    “It was very close; closer than anybody would have liked it to be.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2009 10:43
Henryville wins 5-1 over Lanesville in Class A softball sectional finals PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 June 2009 00:00
    Henryville used a big 4-0 seventh inning to defeat the no. 11 ranked Lanesville Eagles in softball at Henryville Friday afternoon.
    The Lady Hornets won their third consecutive sectional title in Class A in the process.
    The game was tied 1-1 headed into the final inning, when Henryville got what Lanesville coach Bill Krammes called a couple of “bloop singles”, but they actually lost the contest in the early innings when they failed to be aggressive on the base paths, and score a couple of times, according to Krammes.
    In the first inning, Krammes said that after Ashley Schoen stole third base, she should have gone home and scored after an errant throw by Henryville, but they failed to send her home.
    After that, another situation where the Lady Eagles failed to score made a big diference in the game, according to Krammes.
    “We messed up as coaches,” said Krammes. “We let the kids down.”
    “They got some lucky hits,” Krammes said of Henryville.
    Ashley Dickerson of Henryville hit a two run single during the fateful seventh inning comeback for the Lady Hornets.
    Teammate Rebecca Snodgrass had a pair of base hits, including a single which drove in a Henryville run in the first frame.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2009 10:44
FC girls’ tennis falls to Terre Haute North in semi state first round PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 June 2009 00:00
    The Floyd Central girls’ tennis team fell 5-0 to the Terre Haute South squad at Saturday’s semi state at Jasper High School.
    The Lady Highlanders feature a squad in which six of the seven varsity players had never played a varsity match until the season started back in April.
    Volunteer Assistant Coach Brandon Miller said, “I thought we played really competitive. For us, being in the final 16 teams in the State of Indiana is a huge accomplishment for us. If anything, the girls’ overachieved.”
    Throughout the season, the team has found a way to come up with whatever was needed in the way of effort. Even if one of the five positions wasn’t having their best day, someone usually pulled through.
    “When we needed it most, we played our best,” Miller said.
    Miller was proud of the work and effort that the team put into playing the game of tennis.
    “They put a lot of time and effort into it,” he added.
    At the no. 1 singles spot, South’s Hunter Bullock def. Carmen Schreiber 6-1, 6-0. At the no. 2 singles position, Floyd’s Sandra McCaffrey was def. by South’s Taylor Bullock 6-1, 6-3, and in the no. 3 singles spot, South’s Maddie Kessler def. Annie Hunt 6-0, 6-0.
    In the doubles spots, South’s top duo of Mallory Matheny and Emma Bilyeu won 7-5, 7-5 over Chelsea Burch and Chelsey Shackelford, and at the no. 2 spot, Alexis Summers and Easha Purohit won 6-2, 6-2 over Floyd’s duo of Kayla Oldham and Emily Wimbec.
    Floyd Central ended the season with a 15-6 record.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2009 10:45
Three Injured on Head-on Crash on SR 111 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 June 2009 00:00
    On Thursday, May 28 at approximately 6:30 p.m. the Floyd County Police Department received a call regarding a head-on injury crash on SR 111 near Gap Hollow Road. The Floyd County Combined Accident Reconstruction Team (CART) was called to the scene to assist with the investigation.     
    The Floyd County CART Team was formed in July 2007 by Floyd County Prosecutor to investigate all fatal crashes and crashes which result in serious bodily injury that may result in death or the potential for the filing of criminal charges. CART Members have additional training in crash reconstruction and scene diagramming.
    The preliminary investigation shows that a Ford Probe driven by Atom McConnell, age 16, of Brooks, Kentucky was traveling north on SR 111 when it crossed the center line and struck a southbound Ford Explorer driven by Tornya Kelton-Nunley, age 41, of Jeffersonville. McConnell was transported to Kosair Children’s Hospital with severe injuries to his legs and is listed in serious condition. Kelton-Nunley was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital with injuries to her chest and is listed in good condition. McConnell’s 13 year old brother, Austin McConnell was a passenger in his vehicle and was transported to Kosair Children’s Hospital. His condition is also listed as serious. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.
    Occupants of both vehicles were wearing seat belts which is believed to have reduced their injuries. It is not believed at this time that alcohol was a factor in the crash. SR 111 was closed for approximately two hours during the on-scene investigation. This investigation is continuing.
    Assisting agencies included: Floyd County Police Department, New Albany Police Department, Indiana State Police, Yellow Ambulance, and New Chapel Fire Department.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2009 10:46
Girls soccer to begin at Scottsburg High School PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 June 2009 00:00
    The Scottsburg sports scene is growing again. The ’09-’10 school year will introduce the first girl’s varsity soccer team at Scottsburg High School. The team will start to prepare for the season on Tuesday and Thursday nights at open field and conditioning practices. These practices begin June 9 and go every Tuesday and Thursday, except for the week of July 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the high school field.  Players are asked to bring their own water, shin guards and cleats.
    On July 20, the summer two-a-day practices begin. Physicals need to be performed before attending these practices. Specific times and locations for these practices will be passed out at the open field sessions. The first game is on August 17th at Madison. The complete game schedule is still being compiled at press time, but includes various conference games and an invitational tournament in Batesville.
    The coach of the team will be Scott Craig. Craig has been the Scottsburg Middle School co-ed coach for the past 3 years. He was part of the middle school’s first winning season, first undefeated season, expansion of the co-ed team and an all-girl’s middle school team this past fall. He is co-founder, president and coach for the Scott County Soccer Club. Craig is a United States Soccer Federation licensed coach. He holds several national coaching certifications. His National Youth license allowed him to assist with coaching with the Seymour U-19 boys travel team this spring. He brings over 10 years of coaching experience to the new program.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2009 10:51
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