The Ripley County Community Foundation recently announced grant awards for fall 2013.The foundation helps assist donors in building an enduring source of charitable assets to benefit the citizens and qualified organizations of Ripley County.For the fall granting cycle, over $70,000 was donated to eighteen community organizations. The 2013 Ripley County Community Foundation Fall Grants include:Angels of Giving-$2,500Batesville Kiwanis (Kids & Us Mentoring)-$2,800Batesville Police Department (dispatch center improvement)- $5,000Child Evangelism Fellowship (Good News & Good News Archery Clubs)-$4,970Delaware Community Volunteer Fire Department (fire station cabinets)-$4,394Life Time Housing Group (owner occupied rehabilitation)-$3,000Milan 54(remodel museum barbershop)-$4,783National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (restoration of Rand House & Museum)-$2,000New Horizons Rehabilitation (upgrading technology)-$4,787Oldenburg Academy (steel drums)-$2,800Rescue 69 (ambulance remount)-$5,000Reward Riding (wheelchair ramp)-$2,398Ripley County Family Services (technology upgrade)-$3,364Salvation Army (emergency assistance program)-$2,000Southeastern Career Center (SCC engineering academy)-$5,000Southeast IN Health Center (diabetes management)-$4,475Tyson Activity Center (TAC Tumblers &summer drama program)-$5,000Versailles VFD (emergency multi-gas meters)-$1,900Available funds to grant to the community come from the Ripley County Community Foundation Community Granting Fund and ten other community granting funds within the foundation. These include: The Greg & Judy Rust Family Fund, The Bruns-Gutzwiller Fund, the Al & Norma Hartman Family Fund, the Duwane & Doris Bonfer Family Fund, the City of Batesville Fund, the Ralph & Ethel Dunbar Fund, the Dan & Jamie Schantz Family Fund, the Ollier Family Fund, the Gilmore & Golda Reynolds Community Granting Fund and the John A. Hillenbrand Foundation Community Granting Fund.The Ripley County Community Foundation has granted approximately $90,000 in 2013.
While the question of whether the Fayetteville-Manlius girls soccer team lays claim to its first-ever state championship is still open, there’s no question that what transpired Saturday will live long in each of the players’ memories – especially Lauren Clark.The sophomore forward was the central figure in the Hornets’ epochal 4-3, triple-overtime victory over Bethlehem in Saturday’s Class AA regional final at Mechanicville High School, putting her team out in front and then rallying it just when its season appeared over.This was a rematch of the 3-1 victory by the Section II champion Eagles over F-M in this same round in 2018. Trying to turn its fortunes around, the Hornets chose to travel on Friday and stay at a hotel so it didn’t have to spend long hours on a bus Saturday before the game. Then, at Mechanicville, F-M had to wait and watch its neighbors from Jamesville-DeWitt go through four overtimes and penalty kicks before outlasting Mohonasen in the Class A regional final before it finally took the field.Perhaps showing just how eager it was to get back at Bethlehem, the Hornets needed less than nine minutes to go out in front, Clark finding the net from close range on one of F-M’s first good chances.For a long while, it stayed 1-0, the Hornets’ defense, led again by Haley Ingram, Laura Bonomo, Ryann Dauksza and Alora Miller, forced into extra duty as Bethlehem’s attack picked up, especially in the early portion of the second half. Tags: F-Mgirls soccer Just as it looked like the Eagles would pull even, the Hornets counterattacked and, with 16:41 left , Clark emerged from a scramble in front of the net to put home her second half.Yet even that 2-0 lead was not safe because, with 11:17 to play, eighth-grader Clare Hutton converted, finally putting Bethlehem on the board. Energized by that breakthrough, the Eagles’ pressure picked up further.When Claire Sellers streaked up the right side and put it past Sydney Mahr with 4:06 left in regulation, F-M’s two-goal margin was gone and now it faced the prospect of 20 mandatory minutes of overtime.Still in a defensive mode, the Hornets nearly made it out of the first 10-minute extra period tied, but with 1.6 seconds on the clock another Bethlehem eighth-grader, Anna Nichols, took a pass from Hutton and converted.Fortunately, another 10 minutes remained to do something about the 3-2 deficit, and now it was F-M desperate and pushing. With three minutes left in its season, the Hornets were rescued when, again, Clark flashed open and, again, she found the net for the hat trick.Now it stretched to a third OT, five minutes long, where the first goal, if scored, would win. It only took 41 seconds for a long pass to spring Clark down the right side, and she put home the most important goal of her high-school career.It brings F-M to the state semifinals next Saturday at SUNY-Cortland, where at 3 p.m. it faces Long Island champion Massapequa. The winner gets Clarence (Section VI) or Monroe-Woodbury (Section IX) in Sunday’s state final at 12:30.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story
Published on April 6, 2013 at 10:48 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+ PRINCETON, N.J – Henry Schoonmaker has never had a better day in a Syracuse uniform.In the middle and final thirds of the field, no player was better.Schoonmaker crashed in from the left wing on faceoffs to win ground balls no one else could. He sprinted away from defenders to score goals they didn’t know he could score. And by the time No. 7 Princeton figured out what a force he was, most of his damage had already been done. But the redshirt freshman still had enough time, and created enough of his own space for two last crushing blows – one goal and one assist – in No. 8 Syracuse’s 13-12 comeback road win to cap a career-high scoring day.“We were getting the ball out on the faceoff, but we weren’t doing a good job picking it up and we needed someone that was going to get the ground ball for us,” head coach John Desko said.Schoonmaker was that someone. With 10:53 remaining, SU trailed 10-9. On the faceoff, Brendan Conroy spun Princeton’s Justin Murphy for the umpteenth time Saturday night, popping the ball toward the Tigers’ goal. Schoonmaker swept in from the left wing, scooped up one of his four ground balls and charged to goal inside the right hash marks.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA Princeton defender jumped up to stop him around the 25-yard line. But not before he tossed the ball to a waiting and wide-open Derek Maltz five yards out on the left of the crease. Maltz buried it to tie the game 10-10, and the Orange re-tightened its grip on the game.Schoonmaker watched Conroy tie up Murphy nearly all game long. He knew where the ball would be.“All you got to do is just try to box out your guy as best you can and try to just pop it out to yourself,” Schoonmaker said.In the early going, the Tigers didn’t give Schoonmaker enough respect. They paid dearly.Less than five minutes in, he got the ball on the left just above the goal line. He tore through a check from Tom Gibbons, wheeling around the crease. But Gibbons appeared to have done enough, shoving Schoonmaker past the goal.But, just when Schoonmaker’s shooting window appeared to be shut he jumped over Gibbons and bounced his shot inside the left post to open the scoring.“He’s one hell of an athlete,” long-stick midfielder and fellow faceoff winger Matt Harris said. “He can run and he can shoot.”It was that simple at times for Schoonmaker. Collecting a Dylan Donahue pass from just inside the left hash marks about 15 yards from goal, Schoonmaker dashed to his left. Five yards out, he stopped. His defender couldn’t, and he threw an off-pace shot into the upper-right corner of the goal to make it 3-0.By the start of the fourth quarter, Schoonmaker had three goals and an assist. He was getting the defensive attention he demanded – just as much as the Orange’s best player, JoJo Marasco.“(We) bumped him in with the first group for a little while because they were pulling him on the second group,” Desko said. “So they had to make a decision who to pull, JoJo or he.”And that’s when Schoonmaker delivered his second hammer to Princeton’s hopes.Trailing 12-11, Marasco dodged down the left wing with 4:45 remaining and whipped the ball up to Schoonmaker 15 yards from goal. He ripped his 15-yard shot into the upper-left corner.Two minutes later, with Schoonmaker again in the first midfield line, Marasco scored what proved to be the game-winner.Running double shifts, Desko said Schoonmaker tired down the stretch. But with SU holding a one-goal lead with one minute to play, Schoonmaker sprinted from the top of midfield, down the right wing and behind the goal.On dead legs, no one could catch him.“Just the fact that he was out there made their matchups change defensively,” Desko said. “We needed him out there and he still performed for us, he’s in great shape and we asked a lot of him today.”A soft-spoken and humble player, Schoonmaker couldn’t revel in the significance of his performance. He gave “all the credit” to his teammates and referred back to an attack-wide great day off the ball. He said he scored so much because Princeton’s defense was preoccupied with his fellow attacking midfielders. He named every single one he played with on the day.Yet the player who struggles to keep eye contact when talking about himself didn’t deny that Saturday was a career day for him. He knew he’d never scored so many goals in an Orange uniform.Said Schoonmaker: “It was nice to feel that groove.” Comments Related Stories LATE PUSH: Syracuse scores 3 late goals to stun No. 7 Princeton