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Rams Look for Second Win Against Hornets

This week was a pivotal week in the Lady Rams softball season. The team snatched their first win of the season against the Clarksville Generals on Monday, May 2, with a score of 19 to 9. The girls had a great game with five players having three hits. Those players were freshman Jae Walker and seniors Kinsey McBride, Laykin Busick, Erica Coots and Kacey McBride.

Busick stole the show, having four runners go home because of her hits. 

“I feel that the team did very well and we played better together. It was a team effort,” said Busick. 

This past week the Lady Rams had two games canceled due to weather. The first one was Crawford County on Tuesday and the second was Loogootee on Thursday.

 Dittmer was very pleased with the victory Monday and had a few words to say.

“We have definitely been playing better softball as of late, and it was just a matter of time until we put it all together and got a win. We have talked with our team about only being focused on improving and preparing for a sectional run,” said Head Coach Neil Dittmer. 

Dittmer shared a few highlights from the game.

“It is always nice to get a win, our bats stayed hot all night, which is something we have really been working on. We will need to play better defense if we are going to continue to get better, but we will celebrate this win and get ready for another one,” said Dittmer.

The Lady Rams record is 1-13. Tonight the varsity softball team will face off against the Henryville Lady Hornets at Henryville starting at 5 p.m. 

The Lady Rams will compete in the Paoli Invite at home tomorrow. The first game is against the Crawford County Lady Wolfpack at 10 a.m. The second game is the Lady Wolfpack versus the Evansville Harrison Lady Warriors at 12 p.m. The final game will be against the Lady Rams and the Lady Warriors at 2 p.m.

Story by Jeremiah Hutcheson

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THE 812 SPORTS WITH FC & B (EPISODE 4)

Episode 4 is up and freshmen podcasters Fletcher Cole and Brian Fullington are joined by senior tennis player Tinsley Moffatt to talk about how the team’s season has gone so far. (Spoiler: It’s been a great season for the Lady Rams.) The podcasters update us on sports and rant about the NBA Playoffs and find their way understanding the the Little 500.

April 28, 2022 Produced by Brian Fullington and Fletcher Cole.

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Lady Rams Tennis Starts Week with Win and Loss

This week weather cancelled Monday’s match for the Lady Rams tennis team, but the team still played two matches, adding a win on Tuesday against the Crawford County Wolfpack, 5-0, but losing to the Bloomington South Panthers in a Wednesday make-up game, 1-4.

Head Coach Tyla Whitfield gave praise to two individuals who played really well. 

“Tinsley (Moffatt) and Gracie (Brown) played very well. They were able to push their opponents deep in the court causing Crawford to make unforced errors,” said Whitfield.

Each girl won their match giving up no points to the Wolfpack.

Sophomore Maddi Warren defeated Mary Wetzel 6-0, 6-0.

“I think I played really well, I worked on stepping in, and hitting the ball hard, as well as the placement of the ball,” said Warren.

Senior Riley Atkins defeated Mackenzie Menke, 6-1, 6-0.

“I need to improve on playing at my level. Sometimes I play down to teams dragging out a game that could be finished a lot quicker,” said Atkins.

Senior Amanda Bowles defeated Emma Cunningham, 7-5, 6-0.

“I think that I really could have done better than I did, but there is always room for improvement. That’s what practice is for,” said Bowles.

Senior Tinsley Moffatt and sophomore Gracie Brown defeated Jadyn Holzbog and Ginger Gaines, 6-0, 6-0.

“I think Tinsley and I worked very well together yesterday and we both played hard,” said Brown.

Senior Chelsea Deweese and sophomore Micaela MacDonald defeated Faith Taylor and Maddie Pirtle, 6-1, 6-0.

“At times when playing, I feel like I could improve on keeping the energy up and not getting down on myself if I mess up,” said Deweese.

In the Wednesday make-up match, the Rams were defeated by the Bloomington South Panthers, 1-4.

While there was only one winning match, all games were really close despite of the score. 

“We had opportunities to win additional games, but we couldn’t win the big points.  I told the girls after the match that this was a good match for us to play.  We will not get better by playing opponents that do not challenge us,” said Whitfield.

The winning match for the Rams was Atkins, who defeated Hailey Vandeventer, 6-4, 1-0 ret.

Losing matches were Warren, who lost to Briah O’Neal, 0-6, 0-6. Bowles, who lost to Aa Rupp, 1-6, 0-6. Moffatt and Brown, who lost to Riley Walker and Maddie Santne,r 0-6, 5-7 and Deweese and MacDonald lost to Chelsie Lindauer and Caitlin Heim, 3-6, 1-6.

On Saturday, the Lady Rams Tennis team will host Edgewood and New Washington in a Round Robin match starting at 9:30 a.m.

Story by Ashleigh Garcia

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Morp Returns May 6

The annual junior high Morp is coming up on Friday, May 6, from 7-10 p.m. Morp is a dance for the seventh and eighth graders to celebrate the end of the year. The event is held each year in the cafeteria. Morp is sponsored by the Junior High Student Council.

“I can’t wait to see how our decorations will look,” said Junior High Student Council Sponsor Tammy Noble. This is Noble’s 18th Morp event.

This year’s event theme is Hollywood. Decorations will include balloons, mock awards and lots of red, black and gold. 

The Student Council is led by two presidents, eighth graders Jaxton Deaton and Kylie Flannery. 

“(Noble) had us write down our ideas for themes and we voted on the top three choices,” said Flannery.

One of the students involved in planning the decorations is eighth grade Student Council Member Madi Collier.

“Well, the main design is pretty simple. Red, gold and black balloons. We have little stars and a red carpet too. Right now our main concern is the big Hollywood sign we’re putting together,” said Collier.

Decorating will be done the day of Morp but some work has already begun.

Tickets will be available for purchase two weeks before the dance. This year, the Morp tickets are $8 per student.

Story by Libby Newkirk