Boys Sectional

March 6, 2014

We are currently in the middle of the boys’ basketball sectionals in the state of Indiana.  Since we have had class basketball, a discussion continually arises about seeding the basketball teams not only in boys but girls as well.  We all know that except for a few rare sectionals, attendance is way down.  One way to ensure better crowds is to do our best to have the good teams play in the championship game.  This would be the reason for seeding.  Since we have destroyed the tradition of the open tournament, we might as well do away with the blind draw as well.

The crowds around the state are already small so when you have the top two teams play the first game on Tuesday night you can bet only die-hard fans and parents will come to the remaining tourney games.  With the power ratings that are completely computerized, the age-old bias selection would have little authenticity.  The selection committee of the IHSAA would go to that power rating and pair the teams based on those numbers.  Only in rare occasions would two teams have the same power rating.  At one time I would have been totally opposed to this type of system, but now I can sure see merit in it.  I wonder of the IHSAA would ever consider a seeded tourney?

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6:10 pm Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Nov 27 @ 6:10 pm
‘Fun Crayons’ are recycled from broken crayons, then made into many fun shapes and colors. Every cent made from the proceeds of these sales goes directly for ‘Totes for Tots and Teens (Project T3). You can purchase Fun Crayons at: The Gooseberry, Joan’s T-Shirt Printing and Lisa’s Sew and Tux in Batesville, and Gary’s Wood Design in St. Leon, www.Project or call Carrie at 812-933-1519.  
10:00 am 4th Annual “Walk Off the Gravy” @ Versailles State Park
4th Annual “Walk Off the Gravy” @ Versailles State Park
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am
On Saturday, November 28 the Fourth Annual “Walk Off the Gravy” will begin at 10:00 AM.  Jerry Wilson will be the walk leader.  He has planned about a two hour walk that will take place on paved surfaces on the roadways on top of the big hill which could include the Campgrounds, Day Horse Area, Fire Tower Road, etc.  The assembly point will be the Oak Grove Shelter Parking Lot. Friends, family, and well behaved pets are welcome.  Should it be raining or rain is imminent, the events will be cancelled.  As always, proper footwear, fluids, hiking stick, and a camera are good ideas. Should you need additional information, please feel free to contact me at 513-260-7982 or
5:00 pm Two Hearts One Community Prayer ... @ Milan Park
Two Hearts One Community Prayer ... @ Milan Park
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tanner Thompson & Kasey McAdams Community Prayer Walk at the Milan Park on Saturday, Nov. 28th beginning at 5 PM. Hot Chocolate, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be served! Donations are Appreciated. *Psalms 55:22    

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