July 25, 2014

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Lawrenceburg Schools
THREE COUNTY GIRLS NAMED TO IBCA HOOPS SHOWCASE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Report   
Monday, July 14, 2014 11:35 AM

INDIANAPOLIS – Three Dearborn County girls high school players have been selected for the 12th annual Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/IHSAA Top 100 Underclass Basketball Showcase.

Lawrenceburg guard Alexis Fussnecker and East Central post players Allie McCool and Nicole Sandmann are among nine area players named to the Girls Top 100 Showcase.

Fussnecker and Sandmann will be seniors at their respective schools this fall, with McCool starting her junior year.

 
GREENDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL FALL PRACTICES SET PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014 1:13 PM

LAWRENCEBURG – Greendale Middle School fall sports practice dates have been announced th athletic director Steve Obertate.

Bengals seventh and eighth-grade football practice kicks off Friday, Aug. 1, with equipment issue from 3:10-5 p.m.

First football practice date is Monday, Aug. 4, with on-field workout from 3:10-5 p.m.

GMS boys and girls cross country practice opens Monday, Aug. 4, with practice after school from 3:10-4:45 p.m.

Lady Bengals seventh and eighth-grade volleyball tryouts are scheduled for Monday, Aug. 4. Eighth-grade tryouts will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the GMS gym, with seventh-grade tryouts from 6-8 p.m.

Greendale boys and girls swim team practice times will be announced at a later date.

 

 

 
FAST-PITCH TIGERS LOST MANY CLOSE ONES - L'BURG SOFTBALL 2014 WRAPUP PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Buchberger   
Monday, June 30, 2014 12:12 PM

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LAWRENCEBURG – With nearly everybody back from a competitive 13-14 season in 2013, Lawrenceburg softball had high hopes for this past spring.

Although a lot of things improved, especially offensively, for the fast-pitch Lady Tigers, in their third year under head coach Mark McCool, other factors conspired to send LHS to the 10-19 mark, including a 3-11, seventh-place tie in the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference standings.

“We lost a lot of close games,” said Coach McCool, whose team carded 20 more extra base hits than the previous season and batted 20 points better as a team than in 2013, with significant hikes in most offensive statistics.

But Lawrenceburg, with sights set on a move to the upper echelon of the tough EIAC, fell back, losing 10 of those 19 games by a frustrating two runs or less.

Last Updated on Monday, June 30, 2014 12:30 PM
 
GMS OPEN GYM VOLLEYBALL SETS FOUR JULY DATES PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, June 30, 2014 12:08 PM

LAWRENCEBURG – Greendale Middle School open gym for incoming seventh and eighth-grade volleyball takes place on four Tuesday afternoon dates in July.

GMS athletics director Steve Obertate announced that volleyball open gym will be held from 1-3 p.m. July 8, 15, 22 and 29.

For more information contact the GMS main office at 537-7259.

 

 

 
TIGER OPEN GOLF SCRAMBLE SET FOR JULY 5 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, June 23, 2014 11:39 AM

LAWRENCEBURG - Lawrenceburg Athletic Department's 2014 Tiger Open Golf Scramble is set for Saturday, July 5, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at Hoosier Links Golf Course, Milan.

Registration will be from 7-8 a.m. at Hoosier Links. Entry is $240 per team, which includes greens fees, cart rental, skins games, food and beverages.

First-place team wins $400, with $200 to the second-place team. Longest drive contest winners, male and female, win $25 each.

Closest-to-pin contests, on two separate holes, will net the winners $25, as well.

Advance registration, with checks payable to LHS Activites, will be accepted by July 3. There will be no refunds for no-shows.

The event will take place unless Hoosier Links closes the course due to weather. It would be rescheduled in that case.

Event and hole sponsorship options are still available. All donations to help support the LHS and Greendale Middle School athletic departments and Tiger Pride are gratefully accepted.

For more details contact Joe Vogelgesang at 537-7210 or e-mail: jvogelgesang@lburg.k12.in.us. Or contact Judy Reese at 537-7222 or jreese@lburg.k12.in.us, or Doug Kinnett at (513) 404-2440.

 

 
BILLY MCCOOL'S PASSING AT 69 SADDENS L'BURG PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Buchberger   
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:44 PM

Former Cincinnati Reds All-Star relief pitcher Billy McCool (right), pictured with former Brookville rival Jim Hughes, returned to Indiana in January of 2013 for his induction to the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in Indianapolis. The Lawrenceburg native died June 8 at his home in Summerfield, Fla. (Jim Hughes photo)

Baby Boomers who grew up during the 1960s in Lawrenceburg, especially boys playing Little League baseball, were likely to have one major idol and role model.

He was Billy McCool, the hard-throwing young left-handed relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, who had starred for the hometown Tigers in 1962.

For a few years during McCool's all-too-brief, injury-shortened major league career (1964-70), signs posted at the Lawrenceburg city limits proudly proclaimed this Ohio River town to be “Home of Billy McCool.”

The passing of “Cool Billy” - who died Sunday, June 8, at age 69 at his retirement home in Summerfield, Fla. - hit hard for all of us fans of a certain age, those who knew him personally, as well as those who could only dream of someday duplicating McCool's blazing fastball.

Last Updated on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:20 PM
 
YOUNG BASEBALL TIGERS THROWN INTO THE FIRE IN '14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Buchberger   
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:36 PM

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LAWRENCEBURG – It was back to the drawing board for Lawrenceburg baseball in 2014, with predictable results.

In the second year of head coach Nick Tremain’s return to his alma mater, baby-faced Tiger varsity had more the look of a jayvee squad en route to an 11-17 finish, including a 3-11 mark in the expanded eight-team Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference.

“Eleven and seventeen is not where we want to be in terms of wins and losses,” said Tremain, whose regular lineup included three freshmen and a sophomore on any given day – fleshed out with five juniors, only two of whom had significant varsity experience.

Last Updated on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1:06 PM
 
L'BURG, EC FOOTBALL BOTH IN CROSSTOWN SHOWDOWN AUG. 29 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Report   
Monday, June 16, 2014 11:37 AM

CINCINNATI – Lawrenceburg and East Central football both are part of the lineup for the 2014 Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown, coming up in August.

The Showdown – billed as the nation's largest and longest-running high school football showcase – will celebrate its 17-year anniversary with 50 schools playing 25 games between Friday, August 22 through Friday, Sept. 5.

Both county teams games against Ohio state line rivals will be part of the Crosstown Showdown schedule, which includes teams from Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana, as well as Dayton and Columbus, Ohio.

Last Updated on Monday, June 16, 2014 11:38 AM
 
TIGERS' WILL SCHWING COMMITS TO MSJ SOCCER - PHOTO PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, June 04, 2014 1:16 PM
 
LIONS TRUMP LADY TIGERS IN 3A SOFTBALL SEMIFINAL PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, June 02, 2014 12:17 PM

AURORA – Rushville scored three runs in the first inning in last Wednesday's Class 3A softball Sectional 29 semifinal against Lawrenceburg.

Extending a six-game winning streak heading into Friday's sectional final against No. 1-ranked South Dearborn, Lady Lions (11-12) added three more runs in the third and two in the fourth to eliminate the Tigers 8-1.

Lawrenceburg (9-18) scored its only run, unearned, in the top of the fourth inning off Lions senior right-hander Nicole Hoeing. She pitched all seven innings for the win, scattering four hits with six strikeouts and two walks.