Local athletes advance to track and field regionals SBAAC awards baseball, softball, boys track and field First Team all-stars SHAC awards baseball all-stars Lady Broncos finish as SW District Div. II runner-up Lady Warriors cap off season as SE District Div. III runner-up Impressive post-season tourney run reaches end for Lady Rockets Rose M Crone Strategies discussed to join Maysville/Mason County KY with Brown County communities for economic growth Ripley-Lieutenant Byrd Chapter/DAR looking for new members Linda M Lawson Margaret G Newkirk Gregory R Dunn Sandra L Haitz Wesley A Cooper Everette F Donell Lady Broncos move to SW District Div. II finals Lady Rockets top Cincy Christian 22-1 to earn berth in district finals Lady Warriors head to SE District Div. III finals with win over Gallia SW District Track and Field Tourney action gets underway Russell E Conn Robert T Fisher Philip L Paeltz David Beals Gregory A Smith II William G Mullinnix Patricia Ogden Narcan use becoming a source of debate nationwide Rick Eagan Memorial 5K, Saturday, May 20 Cropper’s time as GHS girls basketball coach expected to end after 21 years at the helm Barnes’ perfect game and big hits lead Lady Broncos to round one sectional win Broncos advance in sectional play with win over Mt. Healthy Kenny B Williams Stephen E Marcum Christopher J Lovett Brandon M Traylor RHS students experience mock accident caused by drinking and driving Ripley Council discusses new Lidar system during April 25 session Warriors claim SHAC Div. I title in ‘run rule’ fashion Vilvens’ grand slam caps off Lady Rockets’ win over G’town Rockets lead SHAC Div. II at 9-4 WBHS dedicates new softball press box Rodney E Berry Erma D Painter Alma Cordes Ronald D Latham Economic development project planned Gerald P Morel Lady Broncos capture softball program’s 5th straight SBAAC American Division title Warriors on top in SHAC Division I standings Lady Broncos take first in Western Brown Track Invite Rockets leading way in SHAC Div. II James E Newman Paul E Funk Alan Hanselman Robert V Nash III Frances L Poole Minnie E Fisher Donovan M Pope Irvin E Stiens Myrtle L Lane Ralph L Davidson August J Pace Carl R Brown Phyllis J Beard Lady G-Men complete sweep of Tigers in SBAAC Nat’l Division G-Men pluck Cardinals, 6-4 Warriors climb to 4-1 in SHAC with victory over North Adams Broncos rally in 7th for 5-4 win over Batavia Blue Jays still in search of first win Annual meeting of John P. Parker Historical Society April 23 Boy Scout Eagle project underway at Ripley Library National Arbor Day event set for April 28 Higginsport enforcing speed with camera RULH Alumni dinner to be held on May 20th Joseph G Bennington Rockets fall to 4-1 in SHAC with loss to North Adams Bronco tennis team tops Bethel-Tate, 5-0 Lady G-Men rise to 7-4 with win at Goshen Lady Broncos’ big bats hammer out 11-0 win over Batavia G-Men showing improvement Keith Shouse Diane L Steele August Hensley Louise R Murrell 5th Annual Rick Eagan Memorial 5K Run/Walk coming up in May Birds of Prey Grant Days 2017 attractions John H Young II Sally A Gibson Barbara Burris Mary Ann Napier Martha L Newland Marlene Thompson Patricia A Firrell Kellie J Berry Mt. Orab, Hamersville students take part in ‘Hoops for Heart’ Eastern players take part in District 14 All-Star Games RULH Middle School bans cell phones Ripley Painters Spring Show April 7-9

Experienced crew of Lady Jays return to the hardwood

Taking the court for the Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington varsity girls basketball team this season are, front row, from the left, Kacy Gilkerson, Cailey Kird, and Savanna Proffitt; back row, Carlee Daulton, Jennifer Eichner, Kassey Arnett, Kursten Prater, and Tori Lewis.
Taking the court for the Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington varsity girls basketball team this season are, front row, from the left, Kacy Gilkerson, Cailey Kird, and Savanna Proffitt; back row, Carlee Daulton, Jennifer Eichner, Kassey Arnett, Kursten Prater, and Tori Lewis.

By Wade Linville –

While this year’s Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Lady Jays once again face a challenging regular season schedule for their 2016-17 court campaign, don’t count this year’s RULH varsity girls basketball team out of the running for the Southern Hills Athletic Conference Division I title.
This year’s Lady Jays may lack in size, but they return an experienced varsity team that is packed with competitiveness. The Lady Jays are equipped with three seniors to provide leadership on the court – post player Kacy Gilkerson, guard Kassey Arnett, and guard Kursten Prater.
Also on the return for the Lady Jays are a talented crew of underclassmen, some of whom gained a great deal of varsity experience last season. Sophomore Cailey Kirk takes the court this season as starting point guard for the Lady Jays after seeing a great deal of playing time last season.
Carlee Daulton marks another skilled sophomore who returns with a significant amount of varsity experience, coming off an impressive freshman season in which she proved herself to be an effective scorer at the post and the perimeter as well as an aggressive defender.
Sophomore post player Jennifer Eichner is also back on the court after gaining some varsity experience as a freshman last season.
Rounding out this year’s RULH varsity girls basketball roster is sophomore Grace Mitchell, freshman Tori Lewis, and freshman Savanna Proffitt.
Proffitt has given the Lady Jays some good minutes off the bench already this season.
“We’re not going to be big, but we will be pretty solid defensively. This group plays hard,” RULH varsity girls basketball coach Chris Coleman said of this year’s Lady Jays. “Our biggest thing is probably taking care of the ball. If we do that, I think we will win some games.”
The Lady Jays are looking to improve on last year’s overall record of 6-15 and league record of 4-9.
“It’s not going to be easy,” said Coleman. “Our schedule is tough again this year.”
The Lady Jays started off their season with a 55-44 non-league loss to a talented Williamsburg team on Nov. 26, and on Dec. 1 they suffered a narrow 50-45 loss in gutsy battle against the Fayetteville-Perry Lady Rockets.
The Lady Jays then ventured to Georgetown High School on Dec. 3, falling to the Lady G-Men 54-53 in overtime.
Although they started out their season at 0-3 while facing some stiff competition, expect wins to come for this year’s Lady Jays as the season rolls along.

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