CHAMPS: Madison’s Fifth Grade Boys AAU basketball team lifts Luke Miller after winning the regional 49-48 over South Ripley on Miller’s last-second 3-pointer. Pictured in the victory celebration are (from left): front — Parker Wilson, Luke Miller, Zachary Forner, Carson Roark and Tanner Williams; back — Mitchell Liter, Luke Ommen and Parker Jones. (Submitted photo)
CHAMPS: Madison’s Fifth Grade Boys AAU basketball team lifts Luke Miller after winning the regional 49-48 over South Ripley on Miller’s last-second 3-pointer. Pictured in the victory celebration are (from left): front — Parker Wilson, Luke Miller, Zachary Forner, Carson Roark and Tanner Williams; back — Mitchell Liter, Luke Ommen and Parker Jones. (Submitted photo)
- Madison's Fifth Grade Boys AAU basketball team won the Regional Championship last week at Milan.

Madison defeated South Ripley 49-48 on a last-second 3-pointer by Luke Miller to win the championship. Madison competes next weekend at West Washington in the state championships.

Members of the team are: Parker Jones, Tanner Williams, Zachary Forner, Luke Miller, Luke Ommen, Parker Wilson, Carson Roark, Mitchell Liter and Grant Smith. The team is coached by Michael Roark and Dave Ommen.



- Southwestern's boys basketball program will hold an alumni game and chili supper tomorrow night in the high school gym.

The chili supper will be in the cafeteria and will be from 5-6:30 p.m. The alumni game will start at 6:30 p.m. The high school cheerleaders and pep band will perform as well as participants in the elementary cheer clinic.

The game will include any staff members and former students who wish to play. Twenty players have signed up as of Wednesday. The cost to play is a $10 donation to the athletic department. Admission is $3. 



- Switzerland County's Austin Clark has been named Ohio River Valley Conference Boys Basketball Player of the Week once again.

Clark, a 6-foot-6 senior, scored 69 points, had 27 rebounds, seven assists and seven steals in three games for the Pacers last week. It is the sixth time this season Clark has won the award.



- Former Madison Lady Cub standout Cadie Povaleri made a splash in her collegiate softball debut on Wednesday.

Povaleri, a freshman, started in centerfield for Indiana Southeast and blasted a two-run home run in the Grenadiers' 12-7 win at St. Catharine (Ky.). Overall, Povaleri was 1-for-3 at the plate.



- Haniah Kring and Liam Thomas, both members of the Madison Blades Fencing Club, brought home high honors from the Indiana State High School and Junior High Fencing Championships on Saturday in Culver.

Kring, 13, a seventh grade home schooler, was fifth in the Saber competition. He was 14th overall in a competitive mix of high school and junior high fencers.

Thomas, 14 and an eighth grader at Shawe Memorial, won gold medals in two weapons, Saber and Epee. He was undefeated and finished first among junior high students in the state, and placed seventh overall. He then competed in Epee, finishing first among middle schoolers and fifth overall. He was eventually defeated in the direct eliminations by the state high school champions in both weapons.

Both Madison Blades fencers will compete at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend. The event will qualify the fencers for the 2014 Summer Nationals at that same venue.

The Madison Blades continually start beginners lessons in the sport of fencing. This eight week class is designed for youngsters and adults. The Madison Blades are a part of the Lide White Boys and Girls Club and meet Tuesdays and Thursdays.



- Madison's junior varsity boys basketball team defeated South Ripley 51-39 at home on Tuesday.

Kevin Stewart led Madison with 13 points, Mitchell Seng had 12 and Carson Compton scored 10.

Madison visits Switzerland County on Friday.



- Southwestern's jayvee boys basketball team defeated Cannelton 48-41 at home on Tuesday.

Christian Hayes scored 11 points to lead Southwestern and Conner Stewart had eight.

On Wednesday, Southwestern closed the season with a 47-33 loss at Scottsburg. Stewart led the Rebels with 11 points.

Southwestern finishes the year with a 2-15 record.



- Southwestern Middle School's swim team competed in a dual meet at Madison on Tuesday. No team scores were available.

Event winners for Madison were: Lucy Lynch, diving, 57.20; Brandon Stewart, 100 IM, 1:14.97 and 50 breast, 38.19; Adam Norris, 50 free, 30.11; Beth Mahoney, 50 fly, 32.40; Matthew Banks, 50 back, 39.83; Alexis Bivens, Stewart, Mahoney and Dillon Ray, 200 medley relay, 2:16.26; and Norris, Hope Miller, Bivens and Ray, 200 free relay, 1:54.43.

Kassey Worcester had two wins for Southwestern, claiming the 200 free in 2:24.77 and the 100 free in 1:04.43. Caty Battjes was second in the 50 fly in 35.83 and third in the 50 breast in 43.84, Blaine Stewart was second in the 50 free in 30.75, Talon Harmon was second in the 50 back in 40.91, and Harmon, Battjes, Worcester and Stewart were second in the 200 medley relay in 2:29.89.

On Feb. 18 Southwestern competed at Jennings County. The girls fell 126-53 and the boys lost 88-64.

Top finishes for the Southwestern girls were: Worcester, first, 200 free, 2:22.18 and first, 400 free, 5:05.85; Battjes, second, 50 breast, 44.21 and third, 400 free, 5:25.02; Belle Crawford, third, 100 IM, 1:39.36 and third, 50 fly, 46.91; Samantha Suthard, third, 50 back, 52.08; and Megan Thomas, third, 50 breast, 48.59.

Top finishers for the Southwestern boys were: Alex Philipp, first, 400 free, 6:11.47 and second, 200 free, 2:54.09; Talon Harmon, first, 50 back, 43.49 and second, 100 free, 1:3.21; Stewart, first, 50 breast, 48.11; Jacob Hall, second, 50 fly, 55.86 and third, 200 free, 3:59.47; Luke Bryant, third, 50 free, 45.48 and third, 100 free, 1:57.62; and Brelyn Short, third, 50 back, 1:04.82.