The Saint Louis 7th Grade Basketball Cardinals defeated South Ripley Jr. High Thursday night, December 19 by the score 34-21.Alex Geers led the team in scoring. Robert Raver and Kevin Salatin led the team in rebounds and blocked shots. George Ritter and Sam Giesting led the team in steals.The 7th Grade Basketball Cardinals have a record of 13-2 heading into the Christmas break.Submitted by STL Coach Dale Amrhein.The St. Louis 8th grade basketball team lost to South Ripley Thursday night by the score 39-23.The Cardinals got off to a good start defensively and trailed by just 6 points at halftime (18-12). But, South Ripley’s aggressiveness and skill level was too much for the short-handed Cardinals.Kyle Siefert led the team with 11 points (4-6 from the free throw line). Chandler Meyers dominated the inside early and finished with 10 points. Will Harmeyer had the only other basket.The Cardinals return to action Friday, December 27 as they host the St. Louis/Batesville Cross-Town Classic Invitational.Submitted by STL Coach Jon Temple.
Versailles, IN—Ripley County Department of Health announced today the 3rd death from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was an adult male, over the age of 60, from Ripley County, and was hospitalized for COVID-19 at Margaret Mary Health where he passed away. The Ripley County Health Department would like to continue to remind citizens that the best ways to protect yourself are to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home when you’re sick, cover your cough or sneeze and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. You should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it. A facemask should be used by people who have COVID-19 and are showing symptoms to protect others from the risk of infection.Visit the Indiana State Department of Health’s COVID-19 website at