first_imgBetween the consolation and championship game of the boys’ Ripley County Tournament held this year at South Ripley, the 2019 Class of the Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame was introduced.  This year’s group included Mike Cutter (Milan class of 1980), Stacy Edwards Schroeder (Batesville class of 1990), Art Thomas (Cross Plains class of 1962), Amy Myers Armstrong (South Ripley class of 1989), and Mary Simon McCoy (Jac-Cen-Del class of 1986).Also added to this years’ Hall were two meritorious award candidates.  Bill Hisrich of Batesville gained his ticket to the Hall by being an announcer of all levels of basketball for the past 50 years at Batesville High School.  The second candidate was John Ward of Jac-Cen-Del.  John was a coach, athletic director, and principal in the Jac-Cen-Del School system during his career.  John was honored for his dedication to the youth of Ripley County through the years.  John can still be seen at many basketball games around the county yet today.last_img

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