Members of the Hanover Prime Time U12 girls fastpitch softball team are (from left): front row — Kathryn Sampson, Abby Ralston and Michaela Mahoney; second row — Maliah Howard, Makayla Pike and Brittney Ralston; third row — Kelsi Brierly, Meagan Ralston, Taylor Cole, Hannah Ritchie and Stephanie Eaglin; back row — coach Duane Ralston, Lizzie Bramer, Ashton Elliott, Lauren Thiebold and coach Denise Brierly. (Submitted photo)
Members of the Hanover Prime Time U12 girls fastpitch softball team are (from left): front row — Kathryn Sampson, Abby Ralston and Michaela Mahoney; second row — Maliah Howard, Makayla Pike and Brittney Ralston; third row — Kelsi Brierly, Meagan Ralston, Taylor Cole, Hannah Ritchie and Stephanie Eaglin; back row — coach Duane Ralston, Lizzie Bramer, Ashton Elliott, Lauren Thiebold and coach Denise Brierly. (Submitted photo)
- The Hanover Prime Time 12U fastpitch softball team completed its run through the girls league at Markland Thursday night by winning the tournament title to go with a regular season championship the team clinched last week. The team was 9-1 in league play and won both tourney games by a combined 19-2 margin while allowing just one hit.

Hanover beat the Switzerland County Mets 11-2 in the tourney championship with Kelsi Brierly pitching a one-hitter for the win. Brierly struck out 13 and walked five over the five innings.

The Mets two runs were both unearned in the fourth inning when Brierly issued back-to-back walks to leadoff the frame before a wild pitch, a fielders choice, and a line drive up the middle - Switzerland's only hit of the game - did the damage.

Brierly was even more dominant in the semifinals when she no-hit the Switzerland Giants 8-0 with 12 strikeouts and five walks in five innings.

Offensive leaders for Hanover were (combined for both games): Megan Ralston, 3-for-5, with three runs, an RBI and two stolen bases; Brierly 4-for-4, with four runs and six RBI; Maliah Howard, 2-for-5, with two runs, four RBI and two stolen bases; Hannah Ritchie, 2-for-3, with two runs, an RBI and five stolen bases; and Ashton Elliott, 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI

Other team members include: Lizzie Bramer, Taylor Cole, Stephanie Eaglin, Michaela Mahoney, Makayla Pike, Abby Ralston, Brittney Ralston, Kathryn Sampson and Lauren Thiebold. The team is coached by Duane Ralston Denise Brierly.



- Results from Madison Parks and Recreation Department leagues:

Tuesday, July 27

Pee Wee Division

Blue Cardinals 13, Gray Reds 10 - Parker Wilson scored three runs for the Cardinals while Caleb Mundt, Luke Ommen and Mitchell Liter scored twice each. Alex Shaw and Casey Anderson scored two runs each for the Reds.

Blue Cardinals 21, Gray Reds 14 - Connor Steveley scored four runs for the cardinals while Mitchell Liter, Zach Forner and Ben Love scored three runs each. Connor Jacobs scored three runs for the Reds.

Junior Varsity Division

Madison Blue 15, Madison Red 9 - Kyle McCool was the winning pitcher for the Blue while Hunter Ferris and Nate Pawlak scored three runs each. Mason Welsh scored three runs for the Red.

Madison Blue 14, Madison Red 13 - Nate Pawlak was the winning pitcher for the Blue while Hunter Ferris and Skyler McQueary scored three runs each. Parker Livorno scored three runs for the Red.

Varsity Division

Madison White 16, Madison Red 1 - Blake Kiefer was the winning pitcher for the White while Logan Sprong, Austin Mahoney, Blake Kiefer, Trevor Elston, Kollier Pavy and Clay Vaughn scored two runs each.

Madison White 20, Madison Red 7 - Ryan Mitchell was the winning pitcher for the White while Chase Wattenbarger and Dalton Hardy scored three runs each. All seven of the Red's runs were scored in the second inning.

Madison 15U Baseball Tourney

Madison Dragon Slayers 16, Carroll County Panthers 11 - Alex Simmons scored three runs for Madison while Sam McIlvain, Clark Vaughn and Ryan Koontz scored twice each.

Thursday July 29, 2010

Pee Wee Division

Blue Cardinals 23, Gray Reds 20 - Everett Stewart scored five runs for the Cardinals. Jayse Gleeson and Alex Shaw scored four runs each for the Reds.

Gray Reds 20, Blue Cardinals 14 - Jayse Gleeson, Alex Shaw, Connor Jacobs and Jared Ferguson scored four runs each for the Reds.

Junior Varsity Division

Madison Blue 11, Madison Red 10 - Kyle McCool was the winning pitcher for the Blue while Hunter Ferris scored four runs. Will Heitz and Parker Livorno both scored three runs each for the Red

Madison Blue 10, Madison Red 10 - Kyle McCool and Jackson Hay scored three runs each for the Blue. Will Heitz and Skylar Lee scored three runs each for the Red

Varsity Division

Madison 15, Southwestern 7 - Sean Taylor was the winning pitcher for Madison while Coley Arvin, Sean Taylor and Zach Dean scored three runs each

Southwestern 10, Madison 5

Boys Upper Division Tournament

Southwestern 15, Madison Bears 5

Church League

Softball Results

Faith Lutheran (6-3) 15 (6-3), Rykers Ridge Baptist 5

Wirt Baptist 10, First Baptist 9

Prince of Peace (6-3) 19 (6-3), North Madison Christian (8-2) 9



- An open tryout for the Indiana Diesels, the new American Basketball Association team based in Columbus, Ind., is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 8 in Madison.

James Bentley, a 1987 graudate of Madison who is working as a scout for the Diesels, will hold the tryout from noon to 3 p.m. at Conner K. Salm Gymnasium.

The cost to participate is $75. For more info, contact Bentley at (812) 701-2725.



- The Madison Parks Department is now accepting applications for Flag and Tackle Football.

Flag football is for those in Kindergarten, first and second grade while tackle football is for students in grades three through six.

The participation fee is $50. Forms are currently available at the Parks Department Office located in the Brown Gym on Broadway. Forms are also available online at www.madisonparks.com. Forms and fees are due Aug. 6.

Over the next couple of weeks, coaches and players will be at Madison's Wal-Mart answering questions about the program and accepting applications. Scheduled days are Saturday from 10-4 p.m. and Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Also, be sure to watch for coaches and players visiting neighborhoods in search of potential players.

On Saturday, Aug. 7, the Parks Department will host a cookout near the Playground for All Children at the Rucker Sports Complex. The purpose of this gathering is to continue building up the excitement for the little league football program, to accept applications and to offer an opportunity for parents of current and past football players to participate in an equipment exchange. Representatives from the Little League football program will collect pants, pads, helmets, cleats, etc. and re-distribute them to those who need them. You call also bring those donated items to the Brown Gym prior to the exchange.

The Parks Department is also looking for coaches for the flag and tackle leagues.

For more information, call Scott Davidson at (812) 265-8308 or (812) 493-9840.



- The 26th annual Lide White Boys & Girls Club/Chelsea BassMasters will be held Saturday, Aug. 7.

Current Club members may sign-up for the fishing tourney at the Club at 1551 MSH Northgate Road or by calling (812) 265-5811. This special event is being offered on a first-come, first served basis and after 40 members are registered, an alternate list will be started. There is a $5 deposit fee.

Club members will get the opportunity to fish on the Ohio River from the Indian-Kentuck Creek to Corn Creek from 8 a.m. to noon. Club members and fishermen/women will be served lunch at the Club with a special presentation to follow.

For more info, call or visit the Club



- The inaugural Taterburg 30 Ultramarathon will take place in Vevay on Saturday, Nov. 6.

Only the second of its kind in Indiana, it will be a 30-mile course that will run along some of the most challenging terrain in the state.

For more info, visit www.taterbug30.com.