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Silver Creek Cheerleaders Win State Championship

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Varsity C

The Sellersburg community is still cheering after the Silver Creek High School Cheerleaders captured the Indiana State Championship in the Varsity C division Nov. 4.

“We’ve been so close at times in the past, and one of the worst feelings in the world is coaching a team up to that point and falling just a little short of that ultimate prize,” said Coach Jennifer Coffman. “You just hurt for the kids because you see the work they put in each day. In the moments leading into rankings that day, I just wanted it so badly for them. This is a special group of girls, as far as work ethic is concerned, and they had such a burning desire to capture the title this year – they worked so hard to see it through. I think when their name was called as the state champion, as a coach, there is just no greater joy than to see it all unfold and to see them be rewarded for all the work they’ve put in. It was a moment we will never forget, I am certain of that.”

In addition to winning the state title, the Dragons also placed fifth in the Time Out Division.

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Bri Hudson

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Timeout

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Partner stunt group

A Silver Creek partner stunt group made up of five of the athletes also took home the state title in that division. And Bri Hudson was named to the 2017 Indiana All-state Team. She becomes only the second cheerleader from Silver Creek to receive the honor.


Silver Creek Cheerleading Team Members include:

VARSITY C

Alexia Harris

Ally Nelson

Anna Whittinghill

Brailey Cassady

Braylin Trump

Bri Hudson

Briley Morris

Dayna Wilson

Destiny Ogden

Emma Long

Haley Robinson

Hunter Schnatter

Kenzie Mudd

Kiersten Jewell

Kylee Scott

Lexi McLemore

Taylor Shrout

PARTNER STUNT GROUP

Ally Nelson

Bri Hudson

Briley Morris

Kylee Scott

Lexi McLemore

TIMEOUT

Ally Nelson

Anna Whittinghill

Brailey Cassady

Braylin Trump

Bri Hudson

Briley Morris

Dayna Wilson

Destiny Ogden

Haley Robinson

Katie Simmons

Kiersten Jewell

Kylee Scott

Lexi McLemore

 

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Southern Indiana Hoops

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By Matt Denison | Photos by Jason Applegate and Darryl Middleton

There’s no better Hoosier State tradition than high school hoops — and there’s no question that basketball this season in Southern Indiana is strong.

New Albany junior Romeo Langford’s rise to national prominence has served as the area’s top headline in recent months. Following the Bulldogs’ memorable state championship journey last season, interest from fans, media and recruiters for games at The Doghouse has set the tone for this hoops-crazed region.

“Interest in our program has always been fantastic,” said New Albany coach Jim Shannon, now in his 19th year as the Bulldogs’ mentor. “But after our state title, it’s been mayhem around here. A lot of it has to do with the attention that Romeo brings; but our team as a whole is playing quite well, and that’s brought in the fans, too.”

Langford, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, is drawing attention and scholarship offers from nearly every college basketball powerhouse in the country, including Kentuckiana’s three major programs: Indiana, Kentucky and Louisville.

“It’s been fascinating to see all of the interest in Romeo,” Shannon added. “The number of fans that stick around after the games — even at road games — to get an autograph or picture with him has been truly amazing.”

The regular season will unwind in February and give way to postseason basketball madness in March. While Romeo and Company have the spotlight, there’s a slate of Southern Indiana teams that are primed to make noise in the state tournament.

HISTORIC SEASON AT HENRYVILLE

Henryville is in the midst of a terrific season, keyed by the duo of senior Braxton Robertson and junior Nick Walker. It’s the program’s best start in more than 70 years, according to coach Jared Hill.

The Hornets opened the season with a 50-47 win over rival Silver Creek and turned in a solid effort at Jeffersonville’s Throckmorton Memorial Tournament during the holidays.

“Our bar is set really high for us (the rest of the season),” Hill said. “Our confidence is high, everybody has bought in and we’re focused. If things pan out, this might be one of the best (Henryville) teams ever.”

PROVIDENCE LOOKS FOR STRONG FINISH

A young Providence team led by a young coach surprised the area last season when it surged all the way to the Class 2-A semistate at Richmond before falling 70-62 to Indianapolis Howe.

“I thought last year would be a building year for this season,” third-year coach Andrew Grantz said. “The postseason experience last year gave our guys a lot of confidence in their abilities. It helped us set our standards higher with what we’re capable of achieving.”

With seven seniors on the roster, Providence began the 2016-17 season with the second-best start in school history, including a 53-50 win over Jeffersonville on Jan. 14. It was the program’s first win over the Red Devils in nine seasons.

“It (was) a really special win for the community and the school,” said Grantz, whose team could rematch with Henryville in the Class 2-A sectional at Crawford County.

January’s Top Players 

COBIE BARNES, FLOYD CENTRAL

6-FOOT-4, SOPHOMORE, FORWARD

“He’s got loads of potential and is just beginning to scratch the surface. He can play multiple positions for us. The sky is the limit for him as a high school player, and he’s got great potential for the next level as well.” — Highlanders’ coach Todd Sturgeon

JUSTON BETZ, PROVIDENCEhr2

6-FOOT-2, SENIOR, GUARD

“He’s undoubtedly one of the best leaders I’ve coached. He wants to excel in every aspect of his life, and is a 4.0 (grade-point average) student. On the basketball floor, he doesn’t just affect games by scoring, but finds other ways to help the team win.” — Pioneers’ coach Andrew Grantz

BAILEY FALKENSTEIN, JEFFERSONVILLE

6-FOOT-2, JUNIOR, GUARD

“He’s really developed into quite an offensive threat. He consistently leads our team each night in scoring and, generally, assists. He’s become more of a complete player during his junior year.” — Red Devil’s coach Joe Luce

CAMERON STEPHENS, SILVER CREEK

5-FOOT-11, SENIOR, GUARD

“(Cameron) leads us in many statistical categories, but his most important ability is leadership. In my 14 years at Silver Creek, he’s by far the best leader I’ve ever had, both on and off the basketball court.” — Dragons’ coach Brandon Hoffman

ROMEO LANGFORD, NEW ALBANY

6-FOOT-5, JUNIOR, GUARD

“Going on three years now, he’s led us in many statistical categories. The impact that he’s had on the game can never really just be measured by statistics, but he certainly does put up big numbers.” — Bulldogs’ coach Jim Shannon

NICK WALKER, HENRYVILLE  

6-FOOT-3, JUNIOR, GUARD

“If things aren’t going well, he’ll get the ball and go score. He’s prepared to put us on hr3his shoulders. His teammates, the kids and teachers at school — everyone likes and respects him.” — Hornets’ coach Jared Hill

February Games to Watch 

FEB. 2 — SILVER CREEK AT SALEM
FEB. 10 — PROVIDENCE AT NEW ALBANY
FEB. 14 — CHARLESTOWN AT NEW WASHINGTON FEB. 14 — SALEM AT HENRYVILLE