Eugene L Baumann RULH selects Wilkins as new superintendent Corps of Engineer to study erosion issue in Ripley More funds available through Revolving Loans Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Historic home in Ripley is sold following renovations Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Students speak out in support of Skinner Ripley Council to pay half the cost for Air Evac services John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Air Evac Lifeteam requests contract with Ripley Council and life squad Odyssey Canvas Works, Inc. is back home working in new building Ripley’s Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 29 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

Lady Warriors roll to district finals

The Eastern Lady Warriors headed to the Southeast District Division III finals at Waverly after topping Nelsonville-York in the district semifinals on Feb. 23.

By Wade Linville –

The No. 1 seed Eastern Lady Warriors advanced to Southeast District Division III Tournament play at Waverly on March 3 after topping Nelsonville-York 45-21 in the district semifinals on Feb. 23.
The Lady Warriors were scheduled to take on No. 2 seed Southeastern in the district championship game on Friday.
The competition only gets tougher as teams advance further into post-season tournament play, and on March 3 at Waverly the Lady Warriors and their head coach Kevin Pickerill expected to face-off against one of their strongest opponents of the season.
The Southeastern varsity girls basketball squad held a 17-1 overall record at the time of the tournament draw and would capture a sectional title with a 65-26 win over No. 10 seed New Lexington.
Southeastern went on to defeat No. 3 seed Ironton 61-55 in a district semifinal game that saw triple overtime.
The Lady Warriors stood at an impressive 23-1 overall record after their district semifinal win over Nelsonville-York and if they continue to perform as they have for the majority of the season, they should soon find themselves headed to the regional tournament.
The Lady Warriors are led by three players who all stand at least 6’0”.
Junior Allison Day (6’1” junior) has led the Eastern team in scoring this season with an average of 16.5 points per game. She is also the team’s leading rebounder with an average of 10.7 boards per contest. In addition, she also contributes four assists and 3.5 steals per game.
Day has already been named the District 14 Coaches Association Player of the Year and is a nominee for the Southern Hills Athletic Conference Player of the Year that will be announced at the SHAC Winter Sports Awards Banquet March 12.
The Lady Warriors’ 6’0” post player Mikayla Farris averages 10 points per game to go along with six rebounds per contest. She has been named to the District 14 Basketball Coaches Association Third Team and to the SHAC All-Conference Team.
Eastern’s 6’0” sophomore Alexa Pennington made her presence known on the court in her first year as a Lady Warrior since transferring from West Union High School. Pennington has averaged 10.7 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per contest, and has also dished for an average of three assists.
Day has shot 55-percent from the field this season, while Farris has shot 61-percent from the field. Pennington has shot 35-percent from beyond the arc and 52-percent from two-point range.
The Lady Warriors are also headed by a motivated coach who can always recognize room for improvements.
Even in their post-season big tourney wins over Rock Hill and Nelsonville-York, Pickerill knows his team has to continue to progress to keep advancing.
“I felt like we came out a little tight to start, and they did a good job of beating our press so we weren’t able to get any easy ones to start,” Pickerill said following the win over Rock Hill. “We made an adjustment about five minutes into the game with the type of pressure we were using, and that allowed us to get going offensively.”
Also aiding in the Lady Warriors’ success on the court this season have been guards Morgan Reynolds (sophomore), Whitney Broughton (junior), Camryn Pickerill (freshman), Haley Fannin (junior), Allison Malott (sophomore) Jensen Sowers (senior), and Destinie Rose (senior); and with the return of junior point guard Maggie Fultz after missing the majority of the season due to injury, and some help off the bench from other players such as junior Megan Cox and sophomore Andrea Edmisten, the Lady Warriors are equipped with the talent and determination it will take to capture a district, regional, or even a state title this year.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© Copyright The Ripley Bee