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Athletes Of The Week for December 17-January 5

SEI Local Sports would like to thank our area coaches and athletic directors who took the time to honor one or more of their varsity, junior varsity and freshman athletes as an Athlete of the Week (AOW). This edition is for the period December 17, 2018-January 5, 2019. It is an extended edition due to most schools being out for a two-week holiday break.  Every athlete submitted is worthy of this honor and we are proud to showcase all of them!

In addition, a committee has selected a group of varsity level AOWs as Elite Athletes of the Week.  This special list includes one to three varsity athletes per gender, per conference (EIAC and ORVC/Independent).  The number of Elites selected is based on the number and quality of varsity level submissions for each gender of each conference.

While some athletes participate in sports not recognized as conference sports by the EIAC and ORVC, those athletes are still eligible for Elite AOW consideration under the EIAC or ORVC/Independent umbrellas.


Congratulations to this group of outstanding athletes selected by committee as our Elite Athletes of the Week for December 17, 2018-January 5, 2019 (extended period because of the holiday break).


Trey Heidlage, Robert Raver, Tyler Myers, RJ Powell, Austin Siefert of Batesville

  • Level/Sport: Varsity Boys Basketball
  • Athlete’s year/position: Guards and Forwards
  • Submitted by: Aaron A Garrett
  • Submitter’s position: Head Coach
  • Athlete’s accomplishments: Our starting lineup was selected as All-County for the Ripley County Tournament. They all played very well and were appropriate selections. The special thing is how hard they play TOGETHER. Austin Siefert was selected as the MVP.

Drew Comer and Andrew Welage of Greensburg

  • Level/Sport: Varsity Boys Basketball
  • Athlete’s year/position: Guards- Drew/Senior, Andrew/Junior
  • Submitted by: Stacy Meyer
  • Submitter’s position: Head Coach
  • Athlete’s accomplishments: Both Drew and Andrew scored over 1000 points in back-to-back wins against Connersville. Drew scored his 1000th over CHS at the Richmond Tourney, then Andrew followed with his 1000th in our conference game vs. the Spartans.

Luke Collinsworth of East Central

  • Level/Sport: Varsity Boys Basketball
  • Athlete’s year/position: Sophomore Center
  • Submitted by: David Disbro
  • Submitter’s position: Head Coach
  • Athlete’s accomplishments: Luke was the MVP of the South Ripley Tournament. In our 3 wins against Chatard, Irvington Prep, and Whiteland, Luke had 61 points (23-32 FG shooting) and 24 rebounds.  In our conference win over Rushville, he had 19 points and 8 rebounds.

Grant Suding of Franklin County

  • Level/Sport: Varsity Wrestling
  • Athlete’s year/position: Senior
  • Submitted by: Denny Dorrel
  • Submitter’s position: Athletic Director
  • Athlete’s accomplishments: Grant went an impressive 9-0 for the week starting with a dual match victory over Greensburg, and finished the week going 8-0 at the Northeastern Invite. He was key in Franklin County winning the invitational title.

Jonah Ruszczewski of Lawrenceburg

  • Level/Sport: Varsity Boys Diving
  • Athlete’s year/position: Senior
  • Submitted by: Abby Theobald
  • Submitter’s position: Coach
  • Athlete’s accomplishments: Jonah has now broken three school records this year, two of those over the Christmas break. One record, he had broken earlier in the year for the 6 dives. And during the EIAC conference meet, beat the 11-dive record that had been standing since 1998.
  • Submitter’s personal comments: Jonah took last year off to pursue a lead role in the LHS production of “The Little Mermaid.” He’s come back strong and continues to polish his diving form. We look forward to see what he can do at the 2019 sectional.
  • Other information: Jonah’s summer diving practice was mainly done at White Rock Park…from CLIFFS!


Hattie Westerfeld of Batesville

  • Level/Sport: Varsity Girls Basketball
  • Athlete’s year/position: Senior Center
  • Submitted by: Carey Jewell
  • Submitter’s position: Varsity Assistant
  • Athlete’s accomplishments: Hattie has averaged 19.6 (98) points, 12.6 (63) rebounds, and 3.4 (17) blocks per game during the last 5 games. She has recored a double double in each of the 5 games bringing her season total to 11 double doubles and 1 triple double. In that same stretch of games, she has shot 49 percent from the field, highlighted by 71 percent (20-28) over the last two.


Cody Samples of South Ripley

  • Level/Sport: Varsity Boys Basketball
  • Athlete’s year/position: Sophomore Guard
  • Submitted by: Tyler Theising
  • Submitter’s position: Head Coach
  • Athlete’s accomplishments: Here are Cody’s stats through five tournament games over break: 21 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists vs. Irvington Prep; 16 pts, 4 rebounds, 4 assists vs. Chatard; 14 pts, 7 rebounds, 2 assists vs. Rock Creek; 25 pts, 4 rebounds, 3 assists vs. Milan and 17 pts. vs Jac-Cen-Del.

Brandon Baber of Jac-Cen-Del

  • Level/Sport: Varsity Boys Basketball
  • Athlete’s year/position: Junior Center
  • Submitted by: Travis Stangland
  • Submitter’s position: Varsity Coach
  • Athlete’s accomplishments: Brandon had 26 points and 7 rebounds in a win over Trinity Lutheran at the Edinburgh Tournament. He also collected 12 points and 13 rebounds Saturday in a win over South Ripley.

Matthew Williams of Southwestern

  • Level/Sport: Varsity Boys Basketball
  • Athlete’s year/position: Sophomore Forward
  • Submitted by: Jerry Bomholt
  • Submitter’s position: Boys Varsity Coach
  • Athlete’s accomplishments: In two games, Matthew had 52 points, 14 rebounds, 1 assist and 6 steals. He also made 10 3-pointers.

Nick Koons of Rising Sun

  • Level/Sport: Varsity Boys Basketball
  • Athlete’s year/position: Senior Guard/Forward
  • Submitted by: Tim Phelps
  • Submitter’s position: JV Coach
  • Athlete’s accomplishments: Nick scored 32 points in the River Town Classic including 22 points in the opening round upset over Lawrenceburg which helped lead the Shiners to their first-ever championship in the tournament’s 19-year history. Nick’s defensive effort in the championship game against Switzerland County held their leading scorer to one field goal. Nick also scored 10 points in the finals and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
  • Submitter’s personal comments: Nick was a Lilly Scholarship finalist this year.
  • Other information: Other Rising Sun players believe the Fortnite character called Mullet Marauder is based on Nick’s real life.


Mariah Day of Jac-Cen-Del

  • Level/Sport: Varsity Girls Basketball
  • Athlete’s year/position: Senior Guard
  • Submitted by: Scott Smith
  • Submitter’s position: Head Coach
  • Athlete’s accomplishments: Mariah, a 5’11” wing, had an outstanding tournament at Edinburgh, and scored her 1000th point in the process. The Lady Eagles won the tournament, 54-37 over host Edinburgh. Day’s three game stat line was: 71 points, 28 rebounds, 12 assists, 6 steals and 6 blocked shots. She shot 50% from the field, including 8-16 from 3-point range, as well as 19-23 from the FT Line.
  • Mariah scored 23, to go along with 6 assists and 8 rebounds in the opening game vs Indianapolis Lutheran, a 57-43 win. She followed that up with 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists in the semifinal win over Southwestern Shelby, 48-43. In the fourth quarter of that game, she notched her 1000th career point. Mariah dominated the championship game over Edinburgh with 27 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists. Her career scoring total now stands at 1036 and counting.
  • Most recently, she was named MVP of the Ripley County Tournament.

Katie Kinker of Oldenburg Academy

  • Level/Sport: Varsity Girls Basketball
  • Athlete’s year/position: Senior Forward
  • Submitted by: Eddie Johnson
  • Submitter’s position: Head Coach
  • Athlete’s accomplishments: Katie led her team against two ranked opponents. The first was Trinity Lutheran where she had 15 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Next, she led us against the 5th ranked team in the state, Waldron, scoring 28 points, 4 rebound, and 4 steals with a 14-point victory. Well done!  In a loss at Franklin Co., Katie led all scorers with 18 points, (making 60% from the field & 40% from three), 11 rebounds, 3 blocked shots and 3 steals. We then faced Shawe where Katie had 26 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks. Game five vs. Seton Catholic, Katie played 16 minutes and had 18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assist and 1 steal. We went 4-1 through this time. Great job!
  • Submitter’s personal comments: Katie has really responded to my request. This is our first year together and there was an adjustment period. She has done very well. She is a pleasure to coach!

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