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Written by Staff Report   
Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:26 PM

Finish line photos of nearly all runners and walkers who participated in July's first three area 5K races are now available for purchase on-line at www.thedcregister.com.

Photos from the Greendale 4th of July Dan Schuler Memorial 5K Run/Walk and the first two SIRC-it series events – the July 12 Trojan Trot 5K at St. Leon and July 19 Lakeside 5K at Brookville – have been posted.

Just visit The Dearborn County Register and Journal-Press web site and click on “Buy Photos” at the top of the home page.


Written by Jim Buchberger   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:23 PM


LAWRENCEBURG – Mike Goodpaster's football coaching resume stands as a lasting encouragement to all Monday morning quarterbacks who ever had a moment's aspiration in that field.

“Started his career in semi-pro, coaching the Southern Indiana Warriors for six years, accumulating a 58-2 record, with five league championships,” reads his profile from the long-gone Evansville Rage of the Central Indoor Football League, where he was head coach from 2011-12.

“During his run as their head coach, he also coached the Lawrenceburg Panthers youth team to five league championships and a 54-5 record. From there, he hoved on to Three Rivers (Ohio) Middle School, which hadn't had a winning season in over a decade. He left them after five years and a 48-13 record, also bringing their first league championship.

“He went on to became assistant coach at Taylor High School, which hadn't had a winning season in over 15 years. Coaching quarterbacks, wide receiver and runningbacks, he helped lead the team to a 5-5 record.”

Mike, 48, an Aurora native and 1987 South Dearborn graduate, always has been an avid sports fan and equally intense competitor. He attended Indiana State for a couple of years and had a brief run as basketball player at Cincinnati Bible College in the 1990s.

Ironically, his successful career coaching indoor football – not to be confused with arena football, the top league that airs on ESPN – began on Facebook, of all things.

Last Updated on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:34 PM
Written by Staff Report   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:16 PM

RICHMOND, Ind. – Graduated seniors Macy Holdsworth of Greeensburg and Alex Schoettmer, Jac-Cen-Del, were members of the South All-Star team in last weekend’s Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association North-South Classic.

Indiana University recruit Holdsworth played middle infield positions, while Schoettmer pitched as the South swept the North All-Stars in the three-game set, played at Richmond’s Don McBride Stadium.

Saturday’s doubleheader went to the South All-Stars, 7-3 and 9-7. South, coached by New Castle’s Brad King, completed the sweep with a 12-8 slugfest victory in Sunday’s single nine-inning game.

Written by Staff Report   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:16 PM

RICHMOND, Ind. - McCutcheon High School outfielder Logan Sowers was named Indiana's 2014 Mr. Baseball award winner Friday.

Honored at Friday night’s annual Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association banquet, Sowers batted .365 with 11 home runs, 30 runs batted in and a .514 on-base percentage during the spring season.

Receiving a fourth-round call during Major League Baseball's amateur draft in June, Sowers declined in favor of sticking with his commitment to NCAA Division I college baseball at Indiana University.

Still, the San Diego Padres took a flyer on the outfielder's contract rights, drafting Sowers in the 31st round last month.

Written by Staff Report   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:15 PM

Three players from Greensburg’s No. 3-ranked Class 3A baseball team recently were named to the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association’s 2014 All-State team.

Pirates shortstop Macy Holdsworth, headed to Indiana University baseball this fall, and second baseman Collin Rigney, bound for Ball State on a tennis scholarship, both were first-team selections for Class 3A All-State.

Greensburg first baseman Andy Meadows also earned 3A honorable mention. All three seniors graduated in May.

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Written by Staff Report   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:08 PM




2014 SIRC-it Schedule


Saturday, JULY 12 – Trojan Trot 5K Run/Walk – St. Leon American Legion Post 464, 8:30 a.m. (Men’s 5K Run Winner: Joe Rector, 17:40; Women’s 5K Run Winner: Lisa Andi, 19:08; Men’s 5K Walk Winner: Bill Cannon, 33:08; Women’s 5K Walk Winner: Jenna Baumgartner, 33:54)


Saturday, JULY 19 – Lakeside 5K Run/Walk – Franklin County High School, Brookville, 8:30 a.m (Men’s 5K Winner: Joe Rector, 17:42; Women’s 5K Run Winner: Lisa Andi, 19:03; Men’s 5K Walk Winner: Bill Bannon, 31:43; Women’s 5K Walk Winner, Lindsay McFelea 38:50)


Saturday, JULY 26 – Shiner Dash 5K Run/Walk – Rising Sun High School, 8:30 a.m. – Race director: Caitlin Sauerhage - CSauerhage@risingsun.k12.in.us.


Saturday, AUGUST 2 – Knight Flight 5K Run/Walk– Weber Sports, 238 Main St., Aurora, 8:30 a.m. – Race director: Jeremy Baney - Jeremy.Baney@sdcsc.k12.in.us.


Saturday, AUGUST 9 – Bulldog Chase 5K Run/Walk – Batesville Middle School, 8:30 a.m. – Race director: Lisa Gausman - LGausman@batesville.k12.in.us


WEBER SPORTS – 238 Main Street, Aurora, IN 47001 - puts up $1,000 that is given away at the Bulldog Chase by random drawing. You get your name in the drawing once for participating in 4 events and twice for participating in all 5 events.

Each event will be chip timed by Stuart Road Racing LLC


For details, on-line entry, go to www.StuartRoadRacing.com.

 H.S. baseball




Ind. H.S. Baseball

Coaches Association


Drafted Members

Logan Sowers, McCutcheon

Brandon Murray, Hobart

Andrew Sykes, Valparaiso

Larry Crisler, Hammond Noll

Garrett Christman, Noblesville





C - John Brown (Sr.) Rockville

1B - Eli Goff (Sr.) Indpls. Lutheran

2B - Kyle Mikesell (Sr.) Frontier

3B - Colin Wirth (Sr.) Vincennes Rivet

SS - Brett Yeryar (Sr.) Shakamak

OF - Steven Phillips (Jr.) Orleans

OF - Addison Robertson (Jr.) Indpls. Lutheran

OF - Dominique Norman (Sr.) Jac-Cen-Del

P - Dalton Laney (So.) Rockville

P - Alex Schoettmer (Sr.) Jac-Cen-Del


HONORABLE MENTION - Cale Hall (Jr.) – Orleans; Cole Frybort (Jr.) – North White; Brennan Argo (Jr.) – Faith Christian; Zach Templin (Sr.) – Vincennes Rivet; Michael Hirt (Jr.) – Frontier; Drake Fleck (Sr.) – Frontier; Dylan Collins (Jr.) – Shakamak; Austin Armstrong (Jr.) – Rising Sun; Luke Kiifner (Jr.) – South Newton; Noah Eaton (So.) – South Central (Union Mills); Garrett Vick (Sr.) – Borden; Cameron Riecker (Sr.) – Northeast Dubois; Brandon Gallinger (Sr.) – Frontier; Luke Miller (Jr.) – Cowan; Jake Moore (Sr.) – Kouts; Caleb Hendress (So.) – North White; Kyle Cook (Sr.) – Clinton Prairie; Seth Hougesen (Jr.) – Indianapolis Lutheran; Jason Mosson (Jr.) – Orleans; Luke Diener (So.) – North White; Jared Schoen (So.) – Hauser; Braden Scott (So.) – Shakamak




C - Jacob Heller (Jr.) Prairie Hts.

1B - Owen Young (Jr.) Alexandria

2B - Jake Purichia (Sr.) Ritter

3B - Grant Sailors (Sr.) Wabash

3B - Tommy Filus (Jr.) FW Canterbury

SS - Brady Cherry (Jr.) Lapel

OF - Eric Knepper (Sr.) Bremen

OF - Taylor McKee (Sr.) Wapahani

OF - Spenser Beard (Jr.) Tell City

P - Zach Thompson (So.) Wapahani

P - Hayes Cronk (Sr.) Lafayette CC

HONORABLE MENTION - Nathan Kuester (Sr.) – South Spencer; Evan Kennedy (Sr.) – Lafayette Central Catholic; Brandon Propes (Sr.) – North Newton; Logan Beaman (Sr.) – Ritter; Nate Pflugh (Sr.) – Sheridan; Jake Wilburn (Jr.) – Cass; Kolby Myer (Sr.) – Delphi; Jordan Kyriakopoulos (Jr.) – Sheridan; Jake Berkey (Jr.) – Westview; Connor Silvers (Sr.) – Northeastern; Nichols McCormick (Sr.) – Speedway; Jamar Weaver (Sr.) – Westview; Brent Simmons (Sr.) – Churubusco; Austin Hooker (Sr.) – Tipton; Will LaRue (Sr.) – Evansville Mater Dei; Alec Barber (Sr.) – Heritage Christian; Judah Zickafoose (Sr.) – Westview; Jason Sterrett (Sr.) – Delphi; Chris Graman (Jr.) – North Knox; Matt Kent (Jr.) – FW Canterbury; Matt Turk (Sr.) – Speedway; Colin Marsh (Sr.) – Heritage Christian;Jacon Walters (Sr.) – Wapahani; Jackson Blair (Sr.) – Southwood; Hunter Spencer (Sr.) – Austin;




C - Jesse Wilkening (Jr.) Hanover Central

1B - Joe Bobe (Jr.) Vincennes Lincoln

2B - Collin Rigney (Sr.) Greensburg

3B - Josh Fewell (Jr.) Maconaquah

SS - Macy Holdsworth (Sr.) Greensburg

OF - Treg Haberkorn (Sr.) Leo

OF - Matt Colomes (Sr.) Griffith

OF - Donovan Chandler (Sr.) Andrean

P - Jimmy Skiff (Sr.) Andrean

P - Dillon Whitten (Sr.) Gibson Southern


HONORABLE MENTION - David Jaworski (Jr.) – John Glenn; Steve Clark (Sr.) – New Palestine; Noah Freimuth (So.) – FW Bishop Dwenger; Jacob Harden – Northview; Justin Davis (Sr.) – Angola; Austyn Rybicki (Sr.) – FW Bishop Luers; Brantley Fortner (Sr.) – Lebanon; Tyler Beck (Sr.) – SB St. Joseph; Cameron Clark (Sr.) – New Palestine; Dillin Diehm (Jr.) – Garrett; Jalen West (Sr.) – North Montgomery; Nick Butcher (Sr.) – New Palestine; Channing Collins (Sr.) – Scottsburg; Maverick Bacon (Jr.) – North Montgomery; Connor Swain (Sr.) – New Palestine; Austin Mack (So.) – FW Bishop Luers; Andy Meadows (Sr.) – Greensburg; Ben Powell (Sr.) – Brebeuf; Andy Black (Sr.) – Eastbrook; Rylie Welch (Jr.) – Hanover Central; Jacob Preston (Jr.) – Yorktown; Andrew Feldman (Jr.) – Rochester; Jackson Bennett (Sr.) – Lebanon; Matt DeSomer (Sr.) – Andrean; Scott Dodd (Sr.) – Blackford; Josh Turnock (Sr.) – Mishawaka Marian; Scott Stallwood (Jr.) – Jasper;




C - TJ Collett (So.) TH North

1B - Colin McNamara (Sr.) Penn

2B - Tucker Marcum (Sr.) New Albany

3B - Cody Earl (Jr.) Hammond Morton

SS - Zach McKinstry (Sr.) FW North

OF - Jarrett Montgomery (Jr.) Lawrence Central

OF - Andrew Wilson (Sr.) Noblesville

OF - Chris Klenk (Sr.) Portage

P - Taylor Goshen (Sr.) FW Carroll

P - Ashe Russell (Jr.) Indpls. Cathedral


HONORABLE MENTION - Christian Wichman (Sr.) – Columbus East; Devon Goelz (Sr.) – Huntington North; Colin Brockhouse (Sr.) – FW Northrop; Cole McCray (Sr.) – Westfield; Vincent Essig (Jr.) – Noblesville; Gage Rogers (Sr.) – Bloomington South; Colton Kimm (Jr.) – Floyd Central; Will Ray (Sr.) – Evansville Central; Jacson McGowan (Jr.) – Brownsburg; Devin Mann (Jr.) – Columbus North; Drew Ellis (Sr.) – Jeffersonville; Jake Dietz (Sr.) – Westfield; Brandon Smith (Jr.) – Floyd Central; Tyler Houston (Jr.) – Brownsburg; Roman Baisa (Sr.) – North Central; Tre Gantt (Sr.) – Hamilton Southeastern; Lane Dransfield (Sr.) – Terre Haute North; Drey Devereaux (Sr.) – Hobart; Evan Miller (Sr.) – LaPorte; Jake Tucker (Sr.) – Elkhart Memorial; Jake Sprinkle (Sr.) – Franklin Central;Chandler Dale (Sr.) – Jeffersonville; Brandon Johnson (Sr.) – New Albany; Tyler Bivins (Sr.) – Bloomington South;Nathaniel Rhodes (Sr.) – Fishers; Jordan Young (Sr.) – McCutcheon; Luke Dietz (Sr.) – Westfield; Kevin Jones (Sr.) – Portage; Grey Fox (Sr.) – East Noble; Nick DeFreese (Sr.) – Concord; Corey Rusbolt (Sr.) – Chesterton; Kyle Selvey (Sr.) – Jay County; Alex DelRio (Sr.) – Munster; Ethan Larrison (Sr.) – Shelbyville; Jay Prior (Sr.) – Center Grove; Chandler Sanburn (Sr.) – Avon; Zak Kellogg (Sr.) – New Castle; Harry Shipley (Sr.) – Cathedral; Caleb Milner (Sr.) – Martinsville; Khristian Reynolds (Sr.) – Avon



Award Winners

Ind. H.S. Baseball

Coaches Association


1992 — Chip Pettit (Crown Point)

1993 — Scott Rolen (Jasper)

1994 — Allen Stunkel (Gibson Southern)

1995 — Brad Weber (DeKalb)

1996 — A.J. Zapp (Center Grove)

1997 — Matt Mauck (Jasper)

1998 — J.D. Closser (Alexandria)

1999 — Bryan Bullington (Madison)

2000 — Jim Brauer (Carmel)

2001 — Wes Whisler (Noblesville)

2002 —Adam Lind (Anderson Highland)

2003 — Clayton Richard (McCutcheon)

2004 — Tim LeMasters (Perry Meridian)

2005 —Lance Lynn (Brownsburg)

2006 — Josh Phegley (Terre Haute North)

2007 — Jarrod Parker (Norwell)

2008 — Alex Meyer (Greensburg)

2009 — Tucker Barnhart (Brownsburg)

2010 — Justin O’Conner (Cowan)

2011 — A.J. Reed (Terre Haute South)

2012 — Will Coursen-Carr (Fort Wayne South)

2013 — Tanner Tully (Elkhart Central)

2014 — Logan Sowers (McCutcheon)


Last Updated on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:11 PM
SPORTS TRIVIA 07-24 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Report   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:07 PM


Q: Losing their first five games coming out of Major League Baseball's All-Star break last week, the Cincinnati Reds surely will win again soon. Won't they? Name the team that holds the MLB record for consecutive losses.

A: The 1889 Louisville Colonels of the original National League lost 26 consecutive games starting May 22 that year, finally beating the St. Louis Browns 7-3 on June 23. In the modern two-league era, the Philadelphia Phillies hold the record with 23-straight losses during the 1961 season.



Today in …

1983 – With two out in the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium, Kansas City third baseman George Brett hits a two-run home run off New York closer Rich (Goose) Gossage, putting the Royals ahead 5-4. But Yankees manager Billy Martin protests that Brett has put pine tar on his bat more than the allowable 18 inches from the handle. Umpires agree, calling Brett out and ending the game with the Yankees apparently winning, 4-3. On hearing he ruling, a wide-eyed Brett explodes from the KC dugout and challenges the umps. Royals protest the game, and American League president Lee MacPhail rules that Brett's home run does count, calling for the contest to be resumed with two outs in the top of the ninth. When the game is resumed, weeks later, Royals hold on to win 5-4.



Reds catcher Joe Oliver, born 1965. Giants outfielder Barry Bonds, born 1964.




Written by Staff Report   
Monday, July 21, 2014 11:49 AM


MORRISON, Colorado – Lawrenceburg's J.R. Todd earned his first Top Fuel win of the season and first since 2008 Sunday at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Todd, driver of the Team Optima Batteries dragster, trailed Brittany Force at the start of the final elimination run.

Winner of the 2006 Auto Club Road to the Future award, as the NHRA's top-performing rookie driver, he was able to defeat the driver of the Castrol Edge dragster with a run of 3.878 seconds at 317.87 miles per hour, besting Force's 3.968 at 297.35.

It was the second career win at Bandimere Speedway for Todd, who claimed his first career NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series win at the facility in 2006.

His last previous NHRA Top Fuel division championship came at Dallas, Texas, in 2008, ending a record-breaking win streak by Tony Schumacher.

Last Updated on Monday, July 21, 2014 11:53 AM
Written by Staff Report   
Monday, July 21, 2014 11:48 AM


BROOKVILLE – Hanover College cross country and track and field recruit Joe Rector, of Aurora, won his second consecutive Southeast Indiana Racing Circuit (SIRC-it) title in Saturday's Lakeside 5K Run event at Franklin County High School.

So did women's division 5K Run winner Lisa Andi, as well as 5K Walk overall winner Bill Cannon, both of West Harrison.

Rector, 18, a May graduate of South Dearborn High School, clocked the winning time of 17:42 on a perfect cool, overcast morning for running on Lakeside 5K's second year of following its 3.1-mile Brookville street course.

The lanky blond youngster won the 2013 Southeast Indiana Racing Circuit overall leaderboard title with a combined time of 1:27.08 for all five 5K races.

Runner-up Justin Noppert, 38, of Lawrenceburg, third finisher in the previous weekend's Trojan Trot 5K SIRC-it series kickoff, came in at 18:12 Saturday.

Working mom Lisa Andi, 32, women's 5K Run champion in four of the five SIRC-it races in a breakout season a year ago, followed last week's 19:08 winning time at St. Leon with a 19:03, finishing fifth overall among a field of 114 runners at Brookville.

Cannon, 48, topped a slim field of eight race walkers with a 31:43 effort. Cannon swept all five SIRC-it 5K walk races in 2012.

Last Updated on Monday, July 21, 2014 12:01 PM
Written by Staff Report   
Monday, July 21, 2014 11:47 AM

YORKVILLE – The Catholic parish, which dates back to 1852, may now be part of the All Saints Church consolidation.

But Yorkville's St. Martin's 5K Country Run - part of the popular St. Martin Church Festival - will extend its tradition for a 34th consecutive year Sunday.

Dearborn County's longest-running road race is scheduled for a 9:30 a.m. start Sunday, rain or shine.

The 3.1-mile course starts in front of St. Martin's Church, proceeding north on York Ridge Road and doubling back. The fast course completely follows asphalt roads, with some small hills.

Race day registration will be $10. Official race t-shirts will be available for an extra $10.

Awards will be presented to the overall men's and women's winners, plus the top three finishers in each age group for men and women, including 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over.

St. Martin's signature Most Improved Runner award also will be presented. Candidates must have completed the 2013 race and be pre-registered to qualify. An award for the top Masters runner also will be given.

Modern restroom facilities will be available in the parish hall before and after the race. Water will be available at the start-finish line and on the course during the race. Split times will be given at each mile.

Defending St. Martin's Country Run winners from 2013 include men's overall champion Jordan Brown (18:15) and women's winner Alexandra Stevens (20:25).

Top Masters runner a year ago was Aurora's Jim Rector, with the Most Improved Runner award going to Tony Mapes.

For more information contact race directors Joe Rauch at (812) 623-2097 or Theresa and Mark Widolff at (812) 487-2665.




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