Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


January 11, 2013

Ripley County Basketball Hall-of-Fame inductees introduced


BATESVILLE — Patrick Murphy

Milan High School 1986

Pat Murphy was a 1986 graduate of Milan High School. During his four year career he was a multi-sport letter winner, earning several honors. In basketball, Pat earned four varsity letters, averaging more than 20 points a game in his sophomore, junior and senior years. He finished his career as the second leading scorer in Milan history with 1,339 points.

He was named to the Ohio River Valley Conference all conference team his junior and senior years and was a starter on the 1985 sectional championship team.

Murphy was named to the All County team in 1984, 1985 and 1986. He was also named to the All Sectional team those same three years. In 1985, as a junior, he garnered All Regional honors. Following his senior year, he was selected as a Hoosier Basketball Coaches District 3 All Star.

After graduating from Milan, Pat attended Hanover College where he was a standout on the baseball team. In 1989, he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals, playing single A ball with the Eugene Emeralds in Oregon.

Murphy is currently the principal at Milan Middle School.

He resides in Aurora with his wife Julie. They have two children, Rachel and Delaney.  

Charlie Wahlbring

Jac-Cen-Del High School 1977

Charlie Whalbring graduated from Jac-Cen Del in 1977 after playing varsity basketball for Hall of Fame coach Dave Porter. During those three years he earned many honors and was often recognized for his basketball skills.

During his sophomore season he played in 18 games, scoring 124 points for an average of 6.9 points a game. A year later, with the team posting a record of 11 and 9, Charlie scored 324 points for an average of 16.9 a game. His high score was 29 points and he had a single game high 18 rebounds.

Wahlbring averaged 19.8 points his senior year and posted single  game highs of 41 points and 22 rebounds Eagles had a record of 17 and 4.

Over the course of his high school career, he had 610 rebounds and finished 17th in Jac-Cen-Del  scoring history with 863 points. He averaged a double-double throughout high school with 14.6 points a game and 10.3 rebounds per contest.

Whalbring was named to the All Sectional team in 1977. Charley was also selected to the All County team and earned team honors by winning the Free Throw award, the Leading Rebound award and Most Valuable Player award.

He lives in Batesville with his wife, Melissa. They have three children, Branden, Michelle and Cory. He is employed as CEO at Tri-State Transportation.

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