ORVC Announces 2021 Boys & Girls Cross Country All-Conference Teams

Twenty-four runners are recognized.

Shutterstock photo.

(Rising Sun, Ind.) - Twenty-four runners have been recognized by the Ohio River Valley Conference. 

The 2021 ORVC Boys and Girls Cross Country All-Conference Teams, Mental Attitude Award winners, and Coaches of the Year were released on Friday.

Rising Sun is this year’s ORVC Boys Cross Country Champions. The Shiners placed three on the all-conference team, including the ORVC Individual Champion Peyton Merica (17:46). He is joined on the all-conference team by Ethan Markland (10th) and Casey Fletcher (12th).

Switzerland County and Milan were well represented on the all-conference team with two runners each.

Jac-Cen-Del’s Josh Pohle earned his way onto the all-conference team by finishing third at the conference meet. Pohle was also named the ORVC Boys Mental Attitude Award winner.

The 2021 ORVC Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year went to Caitlin Sauerhage, of Rising Sun.

Switzerland County claimed the 2021 ORVC Girls Cross Country Championship behind five all-conference runners, Claire Rogers (1st), Grace White (5th), Amber Detmer (6th), Alisha Detmer (7th), and Carlee Boggs (11th).

South Ripley had three all-conference selections, including Lanie Nicholson (3rd) who was named the Mental Attitude Award winner.

Switzerland County’s Maganmarie Dennis is the 2021 ORVC Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year.

The full 2021 ORVC Boys and Girls Cross Country All-Conference Teams are listed below.



1. Peyton Merica Rising Sun 17:46

2. Cooper Hon Switzerland County 17:59

3. Josh Pohle Jac-Cen-Del 18:01

4. Ben Riehle Milan 18:13

5. Joe Drossart Southwestern 18:23

6. Nathan Furnish Switzerland County 18:25

7. Sam Fewell Shawe Memorial 18:28

8. Ayden Potts Milan 18:42

9. Brandon Smith Southwestern 18:50

10. Ethan Markland Rising Sun 18:53

11. Keegan Gross Southwestern 19:08

12. Casey Fletcher Rising Sun 19:25



1. Claire Rogers Switzerland County 19:45

2. Calli Alderman Shawe Memorial 20:24

3. Lanie Nicholson South Ripley 20:35

4. Emily Campbell South Ripley 21:57

5. Grace White Switzerland County 22:10

6. Amber Detmer Switzerland County 22:20

7. Alisha Detmer Switzerland County 22:25

8. Kirsten Geary Southwestern 22:38

9. Deborah Murphy South Ripley 22:50

10. Kayla Simon Jac-Cen-Del 22:59

11. Carlee Boggs Switzerland County 23:10

12. Cloey Simon Jac-Cen-Del 23:12

More from Local Sports


  • Hillforest Museum Open for Tours

    Hillforest Victorian House Museum was the home of industrialist and financier Thomas Gaff and his family between 1855 and 1926.

    at Hillforest Museum
  • 4-H for Everyone: Your place to belong!

    Celebrate National 4-H Week by enrolling in 4-H beginning October 1st. Dearborn County 4-H is looking for youth and adults to join our 4-H family. 4-H is a Positive Youth Development program of Purdue Extension serving all youth grades K-12 and you don't need to live on a farm to participate! Youth participate in club activities, special interest or afterschool programming, 4-H camp and more. Families can choose their level of participation. 4-H participation builds leadership and other life skills youth need to be successful. Develops belonging independence, mastery and generosity, is hand on and family friendly! If you have questions about the 4-H program, please contact Liz Beiersdorfer, ebeiers@purdue.edu or call 812-926-1189.

  • Arts Alive! Art Fair & Bazaar

    Put the magic back in holiday shopping -- visit the Arts Alive! Art Fair & Gift Bazaar. From Friday, November 26 to Wednesday, December 22, our marketplace will include fine arts and crafts of all types – ceramics, soaps, drawings, carvings, pottery, jewelry, quilts, photography, holiday decorations and more by talented artists living in southeastern Indiana and beyond. If you're looking for a special gift or eye-catching home decor item, this event is for you.

    at Dearborn Hghlnds Arts

CES Christmas Essay Contest Winners Honored At Christmas Tree Lighting

The City of Lawrenceburg sponsors the annual Christmas Essay Contest.

AUDIO: Friends Of Lauren Hill Memorial Park Getting Closer To Official Opening

In recent weeks, fencing has started going up for the dog park.

Kentucky Lawmaker Pushing To Remove Criminal Penalties For Small Marijuana Possession, Use

Two bills were pre-filed on Monday ahead of the upcoming legislative session.

Switz. Co's Duvall, JCD's Simon Named ORVC Basketball Players Of The Week

The ORVC report for November 22-27 was released Tuesday.

Local Sports Report - November 24, 26, 27, 2021

Report missing scores to news@eaglecountryonline.com.

Local Sports Report - November 23, 2021

The boys high school basketball season tipped off on Tuesday night.

On Air

Your Hometown Radio Station playing
Morgan Wallen - Sand In My Boots

Keith Whitley When You Say Nothing at All 22:35
LoCash I Know Somebody 22:32
Morgan Evans X - All I Want For Christmas 22:29
Kenny Chesney Young 22:25