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Athletes Of The Week for October 21-26

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 freshmen athletes as an Athlete of the Week (AOW). This edition is for the period October 21-26, 2019. Every athlete submitted is worthy and honored as an AOW.

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 their school’s EIAC or ORVC/Independent affiliation.

EDITOR’S NOTE- Because of the small number of submissions this week, Elite AOWs are on this page and additional AOWs are on page 2.


Congratulations to this group of outstanding athletes selected by committee as our Elite Athletes of the Week for October 21-26, 2019.

Sam Bowman, Ethan Meyer, Colt Swingle, Conner Batchelor, Karson Macke, Jacob Weigel and Charlie Dice of Batesville

  • Level/Sport: Varsity Football
  • Athlete’s year/position: Junior-Senior Offensive Linemen
  • Submitted by: Evan Ulery
  • Submitter’s position: Head Coach
  • Athlete’s accomplishments: The offensive line plowed the Bulldogs into round 2 of the sectional with an impressive 7 rushing TD performance as well as not allowing a sack and averaging over 9 yards per carry.  The line consists of 2 senior captains in Sam Bowman (Left Guard) and Ethan Meyer (Right Guard).  The rest of the line consists of juniors Colt Swingle (Left Tackle), Conner Batchelor (Right Tackle), Karson Macke (Center), Jacob Weigel (H-Back) as well as senior Charlie Dice (Tight End).
  • Submitter’s personal comments:  This group has been the heart of the offensive that has averaged over 31 points a game during the last 5 games.

Brenner Hanna of Greensburg

  • Level/Sport: Varsity Runner
  • Athlete’s year/position: Junior
  • Submitted by: Troy Davis
  • Submitter’s position: Head Coach
  • Athlete’s accomplishments: Brenner placed 6th at the Shelbyville Semi-State. She battled the rain, the wind, and teh competition to qualify for the IHSAA State Championship for the third season in a row.  Brenner used a strong start to position herself in the top 10 after 3 km. She continued to push the pace and finished 6th out of 180 runners in a time of 18:38.

Zac Hauser and Dakota Sams of Milan

  • Level/Sport: Varsity Football
  • Athlete’s year/position: Senior Linebackers
  • Submitted by: Ryan Langferman
  • Submitter’s position: Head Football Coach
  • Athlete’s accomplishments: In the Indians shutout victory over Knightstown, Dakota Sams recorded 7 solo tackles, 10 assists, 6 tackles for a loss, a half-sack and 2 quarterback pressures for the Indian defense. His partner Zac Hauser had an impressive night as well tallying 7 solos, 7 assists, 6 TFLs, a half-sack and 4 pressures. Together, Dakota and Zac combined for 31 of our 71 total tackles to secure a first round sectional win.

Matt Sedler of Oldenburg Academy

  • Level/Sport: Football
  • Athlete’s year/position: Senior Linebacker
  • Submitted by: Eric Feller
  • Submitter’s position: Head Coach
  • Athlete’s accomplishments: Matthew recorded 21 tackles with 10 solos and 3 tackles for a loss, which were all single game records for OA in the loss to Hagerstown.  Matthew also record a pass deflection that led to an Interception.  Matthew ends up as the school record holder in career tackles and tackles for a loss.

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Additional Athletes Of The Week follow in alphabetical order by school.

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