South Ripley, Rising Sun Claim Four ORVC Weekly Awards

The Raiders and Shiners are off to good starts this fall sports season.

(Versailles, Ind.) – Fall sports athletes from South Ripley and Rising Sun high schools are dominating this week’s Ohio River Valley Conference weekly honors.

South Ripley’s Elexah Roepke was named the ORVC Volleyball Player of the Week for August 20-25. In three matches, she amassed 20 kills, 21 aces, 21 digs, and an 85 percent serve success rate in guiding the Raiders to a 2-1 record.

Classmate Megan Cole’s two performances in separate meets at Shelbyville High School earned her the ORVC Runner of the Week award. Cole, a senior, ran one race in 19:57 and another in 19:40.

The boys Runner of the Week award went to Southwestern’s Bradley Winston. He completed the course in 18:31 at a Shelbyville meet.

Rising Sun soccer star Zac Brokaw claimed the coference’s boys soccer player weekly award. He racked up 3 goals and 2 assists in one match against Trinity Lutheran, helping the Shiners open their season with a win.

Fellow shiner Kinsey Price was named the ORVC Girls Soccer Player of the Week. She had a jaw-dropping 7 goals and 7 assists in three matches.

Shawe Memorial’s Katie Hertz was named the ORVC Girls Golf Player of the Week.

Other top performers in the ORVC this week included:



Danyka Groover (RS)              17 kills, 6 blks vs. Switzerland Co.

Kassidy Romans (RS)               93% serve, ace, 73% pass, 24 digs vs. Switzerland Co.

Sydney Bostic (RS)                  100% serve, ace, 98% set, 25 KA’s vs. Switzerland Co.

Elexah Roepke (SR)                 20 kills, 85% serve, 21 aces, 21 digs in 3 matches

Lindsey Meyer (SR)                 23 kills, 20 digs in 3 matches

Cheyenne Caplinger (SR)        92% serve, 8 aces, 90% set, 19 KA’s in 3 matches

Kate Grote (SM)                      3 kills, 2 blk in 2 matches

Grace McAllister (SM)            2 kills, 7 blk in 2 matches

Pheobe Grote (SM)                 92% serve, ace in 2 matches

Regan Carroll (JCD)                 15 kills, 12 blk, 96% pass, 4 digs in 3 matches

Shai Schmeltz (JCD)                100% serve, 2 aces, 75% pass, 14 digs in 3 matches

McKenzy Gray (JCD)               91% serve, 3 aces in 3 matches



Brinkman (M)                          23:26 / 23:07                           Shelbyville / Shelbyville

Knowlton (M)                          28:14 / 26:13                           Shelbyville / Shelbyville

L. Lillis (M)                               28:44 / 25:50                           Shelbyville / Shelbyville

Maddy Bovard (RS)                 26:46                                       South Dearborn

McKenzie Ellegood (RS)          28:41                                       South Dearborn

Julia Worcester (SW)              25:02                                       Shelbyville

Kearstin Geary (SW)                25:04                                       Shelbyville

Ashton Goode (SW)                26:45                                       Shelbyville

Leah Anders (SC)                     21:21                                       Shelbyville

Alisha Detmer (SC)                  23:47                                       Shelbyville

Matty Anderson (SC)              24:01                                       Shelbyville

Megan Cole (SR)                     19:57 / 19:40                           Shelbyville / Shelbyville

Elyse Hunger (SR)                    22:28 / 22:51                           Shelbyville / Shelbyville

Jessica Vogel (SR)                    25:16 / 24:01                           Shelbyville / Shelbyville



Thielmann (M)                        20:46 / 20:52                           Shelbyville / Shelbyville

Burdette (M)                           21:31 / 21:18                           Shelbyville / Shelbyville

Haessig (M)                             21:47 / 21:50                           Shelbyville / Shelbyville

Dalton Vinup (RS)                   20:02                                       South Dearborn

Grant Taylor (RS)                    21:19                                       South Dearborn

Chris Bowne (RS)                    23:57                                       South Dearborn

Bradley Winston (SW)             17:35                                       Shelbyville

Gavyn Mundt (SW)                 18:31                                       Shelbyville

Trevor Smith (SW)                   18:35                                       Shelbyville

Garrett Demaree (SC)             19:53                                       Shelbyville

Ben Hicks (SC)                         21:51                                       Shelbyville

Dylon Wilhoit (SR)                   21:46 / 20:47                           Shelbyville / Shelbyville

Nick Zigan (SR)                        21:50 / 21:11                           Shelbyville / Shelbyville

Jacob Elliott (SR)                     23:49 / 21:40                           Shelbyville / Shelbyville



Annalise Boor (JCD)                64 @ Butler Falls, 56 @ North Branch, 61 @ North Branch

Brooke Heaton (JCD)              63 @ Butler Falls, 64 @ North Branch, 59 @ North Branch

Katie Hertz (SM)                      47 @ Sunrise, 49 @ North Branch, 44 @ North Branch,

                                                47 @ Sunrise, 49 @ Butler Falls

Kate Grote (SM)                      58 @ Sunrise, 61 @ North Branch, 59 @ North Branch



Jake Bovard (RS)                     3 goals vs. Trinity Lutheran

Zac Brokaw (RS)                      3 goals, 2 assists vs. Trinity Lutheran

Landon Cole (RS)                     goal, assist vs. Trinity Lutheran

Mitchell Cline (SW)                 goal vs. Madison

Kaden Zellers (SW)                  goal vs. Madison


Kinsey Price (RS)                     7 goals, 7 assists in 3 matches

Sydney Pitts (RS)                     4 goals, 7 assists in 3 matches

Hannah Warr (RS)                   goal, assist in 3 matches

Liz Sutherlin (M)                     2 goals, assist vs. South Ripley

Jordan Combs (M)                  goal vs. South Ripley

Lily Phelps (M)                        goal vs. South Ripley

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