Another Season

July 23, 2013
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The 2013-14 high school athletic season is ready to kick off. Some, like golf, get underway on August 2nd. Don’t forget that this year the EIAC will add Connersville and Rushville, so I would assume most of the bugs have been ironed out in the scheduling of all sports. Football and basketball obviously took the most rearranging. Many of those old rivalries may soon be a thing of the past. As class sports become more entrenched, it is getting obvious that schools will schedule more and more their size and larger schools rather than smaller ones. We have already seen this with boys and girls basketball in our area and with the two new EIAC schools, it will only get more pressing to upgrade the schedules. Basketball will be saved somewhat because there will no longer be the round-robin scheduling of conference teams. The schools in danger of dropping from Batesville’s schedule will be JCD, S. Ripley, Hauser, and N. Decatur. I know I do not want to see this happen, but it may be inevitable if more conference switching takes place. It will only happen with these 4 if no other solution is available. Think back a few years and you saw games with Switzerland County, Union County, Rising Sun, and Milan. When so much emphasis is put on the post regular season results, coaches are going to protect their jobs by insisting on tough regular season schedules. No one thinks the above schools can’t play tough basketball, but all are 1A or 2A so the stigma in ratings says they are weaker.

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Milan Food Pantry Fundraising Di... @ First Baptist Church
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Chicken Dinner @ Batesville Knights of Columbus
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The Batesville Knights of Columbus will be hosting a chicken dinner on February 6 from 5 – 8 pm. Cost is $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children ages 12 & under. Carry-out available. Menu includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetables, slaw, and dinner rolls. Proceeds for American Legion Baseball Team.

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