U16 SURGE: The Jefferson County Football Club U16 Surge was recently state runner-up in the Indiana Soccer Challenge Cup. Team members are (from left): front row — Cam Rogers, Coleman Jackson, Zach Lutes, Jack Heitz, Grant Halloway and Nathan Anderson; row two — Buddy Lemen, Jordyn Watson, Skip Maas, Dalton Grossman, Rily Rathje, Edi Tovar, Ricardo Climent-Ruiz, Riley McGarry and coach Trevor Lemon; row three — managers Rory Rathje and Jason Anderson. (Submitted photo)
U16 SURGE: The Jefferson County Football Club U16 Surge was recently state runner-up in the Indiana Soccer Challenge Cup. Team members are (from left): front row — Cam Rogers, Coleman Jackson, Zach Lutes, Jack Heitz, Grant Halloway and Nathan Anderson; row two — Buddy Lemen, Jordyn Watson, Skip Maas, Dalton Grossman, Rily Rathje, Edi Tovar, Ricardo Climent-Ruiz, Riley McGarry and coach Trevor Lemon; row three — managers Rory Rathje and Jason Anderson. (Submitted photo)

- The Jefferson County Football Club U16 Surge soccer team recently competed in the 2013 Indiana Challenge Cup in Ft. Wayne and Columbus and won all three of its games in Fort Wayne and advanced to the state championship game in Columbus.

The Surge defeated the Fort Wayne Fever 8-0 in game one, United Soccer Alliance of Indiana 10-0 in game two and USF Real 97B 3-2 in a shootout (3-2) in game three.

The wins allowed the Surge to advance to the 2013 Indiana State Challenge Cup in Columbus at the Richard Wigh Soccer Complex on June 2 where Jefferson County advanced to the championship game before losing to the GLRSA United 97 White on a penalty kick in overtime to end up as the state runner-up

"I am extremely proud of this team and what they have accomplished and hopefully this will trickle down to our younger teams," JCFC President Jeff Gleeson said.

Team members include: Nathan Anderson, Dalton Grossman, Grant Halloway, Jack Heitz, Coleman Jackson, Buddy Lemen, Zach Lutes, Skip Maas, Riley McGarry, Rily Rathje, Cam Rogers, Ricardo Climent-Ruiz, Edi Tovar and Jordyn Watson. The team is coached by Trevor Lemon and Jeff Gleeson and the managers are Rory Rathje and Jason Anderson.

"Words cannot express how proud I am of the JCFC U16 team," Gleeson said on the team's Facebook page. "Took a quality team into double overtime and lose on a penalty kick ... very disappointing, but to go that far in such a short time to be playing in the State Championship ... All I can say is WOW! Really represented our club with class and quality soccer ..."

In a related item, there will be a mandatory tryout on Saturday, June 22 for all Jefferson County FC Soccer teams.

The tryouts are important to help determine how many players are committed to play on the various teams and how the teams will be grouped. Some of the tryout will be for the fall and spring indoor seasons, but most of it will be to determine how many players and the skill levels of those players so the organization can decide on age groups and numbers of teams that it can support. The teams require a lot of time, commitment and funding for everything to run smoothly so the organization needs solid commitments.

Tryouts (boys and girls combined) will be at the Rucker Sports Complex with the U8-U12 group from 8-10 a.m. and the U13-U19 group from 10 a.m. to noon.

- Cadie Povaleri and Wayne Sherbahn have been named Madison High School's Senior Athletes of the Year.

Povaleri competed in both basketball and softball while Sherbahn is a standout in football and track and field. Sherbahn was also named the winner of the school's Distinguished Male Athlete Award.

Jordan Breeding, a member of the cheerleading and track and field teams, and Kyle Callahan, a football and baseball player, were the recipients of the Sportsmanship Awards.

Tate Turner, a member of the wrestling, track and field and swim teams, was the winner of the George Gray Memorial Award. Tealsee Harris, a cheerleader and a track and field star, was the Mary Louise Eisenhardt Award winner.

- Six local athletes have been named to the All-Ohio River Valley Conference Baseball Team as voted on by league coaches.

Shawe Memorial had three players named to the squad, Jordan Chandler, Kyle Daugherty and David Grote. Southwestern's Darius Whitson-Spegal and Mackenzy Withered and Switzerland County's Hunter Jordan were also selected.

In addition to being named All-ORVC, Withered was also selected as the league's Mental Attitude Award winner.

Other members of the team are: Rising Sun's Ryan Dugan, Nathan Hannan, David Huber and Myles Morris; South Ripley's Joe Dicken, Jason Dilk and Logan Linkmeyer; and Jac-Cen-Del's Joe Harlemert, Dominique Norman and Alex Schoettmer.

Rising Sun's Kevin Wirsch was named coach of the year. The ORVC does not name a player of the year.

- Sunrise Golf Course was the scene of not one, but two holes-in-one over the Memorial Day Weekend.

On Saturday, Tony Bilz recorded the feat on the par-three sixth hole - a stroke witnessed by David Heitz, Chuck McKay and Kevin McKay.

On Sunday, Bill Brierly hit a hole in one witnessed by Jim Lohrig, Carl Eaglin and Larry Burns.

- The Just Breathe, Christopher's Second Wind Golf Scramble will be at 8 a.m. today at Cardinal Hills Golf Course, Bedford, Ky.

The scramble is to benefit the family of Christopher Goodin, who is awaiting a double lung transplant. All proceeds are to offset expenses not covered by insurance. 

For more info, call Don Bowling (502) 7850-3610.

- The Jefferson County Soccer Association will hold open registration for the 2013 fall league today and on Saturday, June 22 at the Rucker Sports Complex.

The sign-ups wil take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info, call Brian Sachleben at (502) 310-8484 or email JCSA at madisoninsoccer@gmail.com.

- The Madison First Baptist Church El Salvador Mission Golf Scramble will be held Sunday at Cozy Acres.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. Proceeds go towards helping the mission team build a room addition for youth groups onto a church in El Salvador in July.

- Hanover College's men's basketball program will hold its 47th annual boys basketball camp this month.

Fundamental Skills camp will hold two separate sessions June 9-12 and July 7-10. A Post/Perimeter Skills camp will be held June 26-28.

Information and camp forms can be found at www.hanover.edu/athletics/summercamps or by contacting mens basketball coach Jon Miller at (812) 866-7387 or millerjo@hanover.edu.

- Southwestern Middle School's soccer team will begin summer conditioning and open field on Monday, June 10 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Southwestern High School soccer field.

Sessions will run throughout the summer at the same times on Mondays and Wednesdays for all incoming sixth, seventh and eigth graders.

For more information, call coach Van Green at (812) 599-1095.

- Lide White Boys and Girls Club will hold several camps and clinics this summer.

Football Academy camp is June 10-13. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Session times will be announced at a later date.

The Bentz Wrestling Systems Summer Camp is June 17-21 for ages four through eighth grade. Ages four through second grade meet 1-2:30 p.m. while third through eighth grades meet 1-4 p.m. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members.

A girls softball fast-pitch pitching clinic will be offered for girls grades three through eight. Cost is $5 per session.

Applications are available at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club or by calling (812) 265-5811.

- The 5th Annual Jack "Daniel" Ison Jr. Live Your Dreams Scholarship Fund Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, June 15 at Spring Hills Golf Course.

Sign-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the shotgun start beginning at 9 a.m. The cost is $50 per player and sponsorships are available. Registration deadline is Saturday, June 8.

For more information, visit Spring Hills or call Jack or Beverly Ison at (812) 599-1415 or (812) 599-1112.

- The Captain's Romp 5K Run & Walk sponsored by the Englishton Park Presbyterian Ministries will be held June 15.

Registration forms are available online at www.englishtonpark.com. Race cost is $17 by May 21 and $20 after that date. T-Shirts will be in limited supply on race day for $8.

Awards will be given to first and second place finishers in the overall male and female categories in both the run and walk events. Winners in each age group will receive medallions.

Sign-in for both races will begin at 7:15 a.m. and the races will begin at 8:15 a.m. on the grounds of Englishton Park. For more information contact Kristi Rowell at kristi.ron.powell@gmail.com.

- Shawe's boys and girls basketball programs will hold their annual basketball camps next month. The camps will run June 17-20 at the Hilary Meny Gymnasium at the high school. Kindergarten through second grade boys and girls will meet from 9-10 a.m. with boys and girls in grades three through five from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The camps will be instructed by boys varsity basketball coach Matt Traylor and girls varsity basketball coach Camille Deuser along with current members of the Shawe boys and girls basketball programs.

- Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge is open to recreational fishing at 165-acre Old Timbers Lake on Mondays, Fridays and the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from April through November.

For more info, call the refuge at (812) 273-0783 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/big_oaks.

- The Jefferson County Goodwill Conservation Club will hold a series of fishing tournaments on the second Saturday of each month through August.

Each tourney runs 6 a.m. to noon and will be held at the Jefferson County Goodwill Conservation Club Lake off County Road 933 between Deputy Pike and SR 250 in Deputy.

Entry fee is $10 and winner takes 50 percent. For more info call (812) 866-4616 or (812) 801-6314.