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2005 Madison Regatta Festival

Queen crowned; Waterball Fight,
Bed Race kick off weeklong events

Staff Report

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.

Baile Mason

Photo by Don Ward

Madison Regatta Little
Miss Baile Mason in the
Madison Regatta parade.

On the boys side, eight contestants were entered in this year’s 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.

Madison 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.

Sarah Barringer

Photo by Don Ward

Madison Regatta Queen
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 Hadley’s 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 Men’s 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 Auditorium.
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.

Waterball Fight

Photo by Don Ward

Jamie Edwards hoses down the
competition during the
Waterball Fight.

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.


Washington 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 Madison’s 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.

Beds 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 year’s annual Bed Race event was “ America the Great Melting Pot.”

Clifty Engineering bed racer

Photo by Don Ward

Clifty 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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