Madison Regatta Festival
crowned; Waterball Fight,
Bed Race kick off weeklong events
MADISON, Ind. (June 25, 2005) The 2005 Madison Regatta began
its weeklong festival June 25 with the Young Insurance Agency Little
Miss & Mister Pageant at the Ohio Theater in Madison Ind.
Nineteen young ladies vied for the title of Little Miss Madison Regatta.
The winning Little Miss Regatta was Baile Layne Mason, 6-year-old daughter
of Monty and Jennifer Mason of Madison. First runner-up was Cheyenne
Elizabeth Kay Lahue, 9-year-old daughter of Carl and Stacy Lahue of
Leavenworth, Ind. Second runner-up was Latasha Cheyan Vasquez, 6-year-old
daughter of Marcos and Vicki Vasquez of Madison.
by Don Ward
Miss Baile Mason in the
Madison Regatta parade.
On the boys side, eight contestants were entered in this
years event. The winning Little Mister Regatta was Conner Richmond,
6-year-old son of Dave and Cookie Richmond of Madison. First runner-up
was Matthew Bailey Chatham, 6 years old and the son of Billy and Kim
Chatham of Madison. The second runner-up was Alexander Simmons, 9 year
old son of Mark and Georgia Simmons of Madison.
All contestants were given a goodie bag, as well as enjoying a great
experience. The winners received a savings bond, bicycle, a trophy,
crown, sash, entry into the Madison Regatta parade, general admission
wristbands and pit passes for the child and parents.
Regatta 3 on 3 Streetball Fest
The Madison Regatta Streetball Fest tipped off Saturday, June 25, on
an especially hot summer day. The ninth annual Cruisin Auto 3
on 3 tourney was contested on Vaughn Drive in front of Crystal Beach
Pool in Madison.
Forty teams competed in various divisions. The first games tipped off
at 9 a.m. and the results are as follows:
Fourth-fifth grade girls team, named appropriately Teamwork, won first
place. The winning team is members Cadie Povaleri, Samantha Wynn, Hannah
Cain and Ashleigh Poling. The Mahoney team finished in second place.
Fourth-fifth grade boys under the Clifty Engineering banner placed first.
The Clifty team members are Zach Westerfield, Ben Grimes, Mackenzy Withered
and Trey Boles. The Povaleri team finished in runner-up position.
Sixth-seventh grade boys division was won by the Bad Boys team consisting
of Tyler Leap, Jordan Ashcraft, Donnie Malcomb, and Evan Hackney. Second
place went to the Povaleri team.
Eighth-ninth grade girls division winner was Lil Ballas. The Lil
Ballas team members are Ebony Inskeep, Patrishia Lustig, Rachel Muessel,
and Carrie Truax. Second place was secured by the Green Machine team.
by Don Ward
Sarah Barringer of
Madison greets the
crowd during the
July 1 parade.
Eighth-ninth grade boys division was won by the Skillz
team. Team members are Tyler Chatham, Lucky Freeman, Ryan Adams, and
Cody Randall. Second place went to the Rebels team.
Tenth-11th grade boys division was won by the Whitehead Warriors. The
Warriors team consists of Cam Richards, Joe Pyles, Elliot Dutra, and
Darin Munn. Second place went to Hadleys Rebels.
35-Over division champ was the Older than Dirt team. Team members are
Mark Burkhead, Keith Lunsford, Donald Brooks and Scott Brooks. The Hanover
Package Store team finished second.
19-34 Mens Division consisted of 13 teams, with four Pool
Play winners advancing to the semifinals. The Railsplitters won
the championship by unseating the two time defending champs GUTT 30-29
in the final. The Railspltters team members are Ryan Laswell, Will Jackson,
Norman Wells and Darryl Yarbrough. The GUTT team members are Mike Conover,
Dustin Getz, Danny Gibson and Eric Reffett.
Norman Wells hit the game winner.
Barringer named Miss Madison Regatta
Sarah Elizabeth Barringer won the 2005 Miss Madison Regatta Scholarship
Pageant, held monday, June 27, at the Madison Consolidated High School
Barringer beat out 13 other contestants in a series of competitions
that included interviews and performing monologues, and modeling sportswear
and evening gowns. They also had to answer a secret question.
by Don Ward
Edwards hoses down the
competition during the
Barringer is the daughter of Lisa Konkle and Terry Barringer
of Madison. She is a 2005 Shawe Memorial High School graduate who plans
on attending the University of Southern Indiana in the fall.
Runner-up was Hannah Nicole Waller-Marsh, second runner-up Alex Whitney
Burgin and third runner-up Elizabeth Carpenter Jones. The contestants
voted Jessica Rene Geisler as Miss Congeniality.
Barringer and her court will attend the many Madison Regatta festival
events and help present the victor's trophy on race day, Sunday, July
3, during the Unlimited hydroplane races.
Street Firemen wash down the competition in Waterball Fight
The annual Madison Regatta Waterball Fight took place Tuesday night,
June 28, on Main Street in Madison. The Fillin Station Liquors
Madison Regatta Waterball Fight provided much excitement as local area
fire houses dueled with hoses to decide the champion for 2005. Nine
fire companies competed this year, including the Madison Township department,
as well as the Milton, Ky., and Bedford, Ky., fire departments.
The championship round was fought by Madisons Washington Street
No. 2 (Redrovers), and the Walnut Street No. 4 fire department. The
Redrovers won both three-minute rounds. The first round scored 2 minutes,
59 seconds to 0. The second round was decided in the time of 2 minutes,
41 seconds to 0. The Washington Street No. 2 fire company has won more
waterball events than any fire department since the event began. They
have also won the last seven competitions.
race takes center stage on Main Street
The River Valley Financial Bank Bed Race was held Wednesday, June 30,
on Main Street in the shadow of the historic Jefferson County Courthouse.
A large enthusiastic crowd cheered on their favorite teams as they competed
for the coveted title of Madison Regatta Bed Race Champion. The theme
for this years annual Bed Race event was America the Great
by Don Ward
Engineering bed racers
won the bed race on June 30.
Five teams squared off to claim the title of Bed Race
Champion in a spirited and hard fought competition to determine the
ultimate winner. The overall winner was the Clifty Engineering team,
which backed up its 2004 Bed Race win. The second place team was the
River Valley Financial Bank entry, followed by teams from I.K.E.C.,
WORX Radio and Hard Body Gym & Café in order.
The Parade of Beds was held prior to the racing portion with beds judged
on their originality, suitable attire to theme, the theme itself, and
crowd effect. First place went to Clifty Engineering. The Sportsmanship
award winner was Hard Body Gym & Café.
Battle of the Bands winner is High Voltage
High Voltage won the Radio 96.3 WJAA "Battle of the Bands"
competition on Thursday, June 30. It was held on a stage at the Madison
riverfront as part of the festival. High Voltage competed against a
record 19 other bands vying for a recording session and prize money.
7TH Story, Marvella, Tribalance, Undisclosed, High Voltage, Final Notice,
Shelter, Calling Home, Passin Lane, $50 Whiskey, Fear Therapy, The Shape,
and The Human Condition played before a large and enthusiastic crowd,
trying to impress the judges with each performance. Last year's winner's,
Sulfate, performed on Saturday afternoon at the festival.
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