History made: Pacers win All Sports Trophy


For the first time in school history, the athletes of Switzerland County High School have earned the combined All Sports Trophy awarded by the Ohio River Valley Conference.

Throughout all three sports seasons, a running tally is kept for the sports programs for each school: girls sports and boys sports. At The end of Spring sports, the conference awards an overall girls All Sports Championship; an overall boys All Sports Championship; and then both numbers are added together, and a combined All Sports Champion is crowned.

Switzerland County High School athletic director David Todd has set as a goal for the school to win the All Sports championship; and that goal was realized after an outstanding spring sports season combined with tremendous fall and winter sports.

The Lady Pacers won the girls All Sports Championship with a point total of 58. Southwestern was second with 52; followed by Jac-Cen-Del with 46; Rising Sun with 43; South Ripley with 29; Milan with 20; and Madison Shawe with 12.

In the boys All Sports Championship, Rising Sun won the title with a score of 66; followed by Switzerland County in second place with a total of 57. Jac-Cen-Del was third with 54; South Ripley was fourth with 50; Milan had 42; Southwestern had 39; and Madison Shawe finished with 20.

For the overall, combined totals: Switzerland County earned the title with 115 points; with Rising Sun second with 109; and Jac-Cen-Del was third with 100. Southwestern finished with 91; followed by South Ripley with 79; Milan with 62; and Madison Shawe with 32.

In celebration of the historic title, David Todd asked all Pacer athletes to gather in the gym for the group photo, shown above.