- Local bass anglers Wes Thomas and Michael Trueblood were a part of Team Indiana's win at the Northern Divisional Regional earlier this month at Wheeling, W.Va.

Thomas, of Hanover, and Trueblood, of Madison, qualified to fish for Team Indiana through a combination of club, district and state tournaments this bass tourney season. They joined the 12-member team to compete in a regional hosted by Ohio but staged out of Wheeling on the Ohio River.

Thomas finished with the 13th best weight total in the three-day event while Trueblood was 14th best as both anglers tallied about 15 pounds of bass each. Thomas also landed the big fish on the first day of the tourney.



- Switzerland County's freshman football team team traveled to Batesville Thursday night and came up on the wrong end of a 54-6 loss to the Bulldogs.

The game started out a slugfest with Batesville scoring first and the Swiss answering with a nice six-play drive to tie the score 6-6 on a short pass from Hunter Hayes to Dakota Fuller that Fuller turned into a 43-yard touchdown catch and run.

The scoring was all Batesville from that point on. The Pacers battled hard but costly interceptions and fumbles proved to be too much for Switzerland's inexperienced players to overcome in just their third game.

"We threatened offensively the entire game at putting another score up, even pushing the Batesville defense back to their own goal line on the final play of the game, but Kollin Hayes couldn't quite break the plane of the goal line as time expired," coach Ryan Jesop said.

"All players saw the field and showed a lot of improvement," esop added. "We are constantly finding new players/positions and refining our skills. It may not be obvious by the scores, but there are a lot of positive improvements each game. The offensive line gave our backs much more time to operate and our defense, in spurts, is making strides in pursuing and wrapping up the ball carriers. Team tackling and angles are something we need to improve on to give ourselves a chance to compete each defensive series, but there were now, at least, a lot of players in the right positions to make plays that previously were not.  We are excited to get another full week of practice in before playing in front of our home crowd again next Saturday."

The Pacers (0-3) host Carroll County on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.



- Shawe's junior varsity volleyball lost in two games at Trinity Lutheran on Thursday 25-8 and 25-7.

EmaLee Copeland was 5-for-6 attacking, 18-for-21 passing and 2-of-2 serving.



- Southwestern junior varsity volleyball defeated host Jac-Cen-Del on Thursday 22-25, 25-15, 15-14.

Kelsi Brierly was 13-for-15 serving with seven aces. Zaynah Watson was 15-for-17 serving with five aces. Jordyn McNally went 48-for-50 setting with 13 assists.



- Madison junior varsity tennis defeated Seymour 5-4 on Thursday.

Results were: Singles - No. 1 Brady Rinehart (S) d. Patrick Grady (M) 8-2; No. 2 Riley McGarry (M) d. Sam Voss (S) 8-2; No. 3 Christian Brown (M) d. Harsh Patel (S) 8-6; No. 4 Patrick Grady (M) d. Noah Lawhead (S) 7-5; No. 5 Clay Vaughn (M) d. Alex Pleasant (S) 6-1; Doubles - No. 1 Joe Mullis and Johnny Rennecamp (S) d. Austin Brady and Grant Ward (M) 8-6; No. 2 Hao Li (S) d. Jin Lin and Clay Vaughn (M) 8-6; No. 3 Riley McGarry and Grant Ward (M) d. Tanner Johnson and Brenden Pleasant (S) 6-2; No. 4 Gavin Knutson and Skylar Cash (S) d. Christian Brown and Jin Lin (M) 6-2.



- Madison "C" team volleyball defeated Switzerland County at home on Thursday 25-11 and 25-20.

Madison is now 2-0 on the year.

- Madison junior varsity volleyball defeated Switzerland County at home on Thursday, 23-25, 25-23, 15-8.

The Lady Cubs are now 6-1 on the season.



- Switzerland County, Southwestern, and Shawe junior high cross country teams competed in the Ohio River Valley Conference preseason meet on Thursday at Hanover College.

In the girls portion of the meet, Jac-Cen-Del finished first with 23 points. Switzerland County placed second with 54 and South Ripley finished third with 73.

Southwestern scored 91 points to place fourth with Milan finishing fifth with 129. Rising Sun and Shawe did not have enough runners to qualify for team scores.

Switzerland County's Leah Anders finished fifth overall in a time of 14:03.66.

Other Pacer scorers were: Aleiah Thomas, eighth, 14:56.28; Keirstan Oeffinger, 13th, 15:17.85; McKenli Scudder, 16th, 15:50.72; and Rylee Hankins, 18th, 16:17.06.

Switzerland County non-scorers were Josie Meyer in 25th at 17:28.38 and Magnolia Clayton in 28th at 17:39.44.

Southwestern was led by Avery Davis's seventh place finish at 14:36.97.

Other Rebel scorers were: Alida Flores, 20th, 16:37.60; Katherine Sampson, 22nd, 16:44.21; Jenna Wilson, 23rd, 17:19.53; and Caty Battjes, 27th, 17:36.94.

Non-scorers for Southwestern were Marissa Webster in 31st at 18:27.85 and Maddy Jacobs in 36th at 21:58.66.

Switzerland County dominated the boys field, finishing in first with 42 points.

Jac-Cen-Del scored 62 points to finish second with South Ripley in third at 68. Southwestern placed fourth with 90 and Rising Sun scored 105 to finish fifth. Milan placed sixth at 132.

Shawe did not have enough runners to qualify for a team score.

Switzerland County placed three runners in the top ten.

Pacer scorers were: Leon Kinne, fifth, 12:37.10; Aaron Scudder, sixth, 12:39.44; Caden Hankins, tenth, 13:00.32; Damian Breeck, 14th, 13:09.06; and Douglas Pedraza, 15th, 13:19.63.

Pacer non-scorers were Bailey Bennett in 19th at 13:46.16 and Patrick Stow in 26th at 14:06.21.

Southwestern's Bradley Winston placed fourth in a time of 12:18.85.

Other Rebels scoring points were: Trevor Smith, 16th, 13:23.91; Abel Rueda, 22nd, 13:57.35; Alex Phillip, 27th, 14:06.69; and Talon Harmon, 31st, 14:22.28.

Shawe had three runners in the meet.

Hilltopper runners included: Ethan Goebel, second, 12:12.87; Zane Love, seventh, 12:43.35; and Ryan Storm, 29th, 14:17.76.



- Shawe junior high volleyball split with Switzerland Co on Thursday.

The seventh graders won 25-22, 9-25 15-10 while the eighth graders lost 13-25, 20-25.

The Hilltoppers swept Madison on Tuesday. Shawe won the seventh grade game 25-24 and 25-18 and the eighth grade game 25-24 and 25-20.

On Monday Shawe beat Jac-Cen-Del 25-11, 25-24 in the seventh grade game as Kristen

Snodgrass served for 10 points in game one. The eighth grade beat Jac Cen Del 20-25, 25-18, 15-8 with Meagan Hesse serving six straight points in the deciding game three.



- Switzerland County middle school football lost 42-6 Madison on Wednesday to Madison.

The Pacers' lone score came on a Kyle Whitham touchdown catch from Mikey Gatto.

Switzerland County hosts Carroll County on Thursday, Sept. 26.



- Southwestern junior varsity volleyball defeated Eastern (Pekin) 25-22, 25-20 on Wednesday in Hanover.

Zaynah Watson was 11-for-13 serving with seven aces and five kills. Jordyn McNally was 26-for-27 setting with seven assists.

The Rebels also played on Tuesday, falling to Rising Sun 25-14, 22-25, 15-14.



- Shawe junior high soccer lost 3-0 to Scottsburg on Wednesday.

The Hilltoppers, losing back-to-back games for the first time this season, received good defensive efforts from Perry Battles and Sergio Garcia.

Shawe competes in the Switzerland County Midseason Tournament on Saturday.



- Madison Cubs baseball will hold its annual golf scramble at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Sunrise Golf Course

The entry fee is $50 per player. If interested call Joe Jenner at (812) 265-5132.



- The Madison Cub Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday in the high school conference room.

All meetings are open to the public.



- The Madison Basketball Club will hold fifth and sixth grade girls basketball team tryouts later this month.

Tryouts will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22 at Madison High School, and 5-6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24 and Thursday, Sept. 26 at Rykers' Ridge Elementary.

Cost of the tryout is $60 per player and must be paid before player can try out. Money will be refunded if the player is not chosen for the team.

For more info, call Tiffany Sever at (812) 599-2842.



- Girls on the Run begins this week. The program has five sites available in the area and spots remain open for girls in grades 3-5. Scholarships are still available as well.

Anyone interested in registering or seeking more info on the program should contact King's Daughters' Hospital Wellness Coordinator Heather Foy at (812) 801-0175 or foyh@kdhmadison.org.

Information can also be found at www.girlsontherun.org.



- The Fourth Annual Lights and Sirens 5K Fallen Heroes Walk-Run will be held on Oct. 19.

Cost of registration is $20 if registered by Sept. 30 or $25 if received after Sept. 30.

Participants may mail their registration to Lights and Sirens to Remember 5K, P.O. Box 25, Madison, IN 47250 or register online at www.lightsandsirens5k.com.

For more information call (812) 701-7222 or email lightsandsirens5k@yahoo.com



- The Lide White Boys & Girls Club has several leagues and events coming up in the next few weeks.

The 2013 Fall Basketball Leagues for boys and girls in Kindergarten through sixth grade will run from Sept. 11-Oct. 18 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

A judo program is currently being offered for boys and girls in Kindergarten through adults. Practices will be held on Mondays and Thursdays. The cost is $5 per session for members.

A fall girls softball fast pitch softball pitching clinic will be held for all girls ages seven through 18 on Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. from Sept. 4 through Oct. 9. The cost is $30 for the six-week clinic and includes a special shirt or participants may pay $5 per session without the t-shirt.

A fencing program is currently being offered to boys and girls through adults on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m.

Premier cheer & dance choreography will be offered Sept. 10 through Oct. 16 for boys and girls ages Kindergarten through sixth. It will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $30 for Club members and $40 for non-members.

Applications for all events are available at the Club and at local schools. For more information, contact the Club at (812) 265-5811.