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Don Zimmer

June 10, 2014
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Don Zimmer passed away on Wednesday of this past week.  “Zim” was born in Western Hills on January 17, 1931, and started his baseball career in that area.  He graduated from Western Hills High School and was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Don Zimmer’s baseball career as a player really was not more than...

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WGN

June 9, 2014
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The Chicago Cubs are ending a nearly 90-year commitment to WGN Radio at the end of this baseball season.  WGN, 720AM, started broadcasting Cubs games on April 14, 1925.  When asked why they were leaving WGN, the Cubs replied “WGN said they were losing money because of declining listeners attributed to the Cubs losing seasons.”  The...

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Local State Track Participants

June 6, 2014
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Good Luck to the following area track athletes who will be competing at Indiana University this weekend.  The girls will run tonight and the boys will follow tomorrow at the IU facility. Running for the Batesville Lady Bulldogs will be Ginny Westerfeld in the 100m and 200m dashes.  Kim Tidman will compete in the...

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Flopping in Pro Basketball

June 5, 2014
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I am really not a fan of pro basketball.   Lately, a lot of pro players have been called for “flopping” during a playoff game and they are fined heavily by the league office.  “Flopping” is called when a defensive player tries to get a charge called on an offensive player.  Pro basketball is a very physical game,...

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Baseball Instant Replay

June 4, 2014
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If you are the Cincinnati Reds, you probably wish that MLB would go back to letting umpires make the final decision on all plays on the field without doing instant replay.  It seems that every time they ask for a replay they lose, even though all their TV replays seem to show that they...

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Joe Edmonds and Rodney King

June 3, 2014
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Lately I have been running into a lot of old friends and acquaintances from my years as a high school coach.  At several track meets this past season two starters who were working when I was a head track coach are still in the business of starting track meets.  Rodney King does a lot...

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Andy Decker

June 2, 2014
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Last week I ran into an old friend, Andy Decker.  If you recall, Andy worked for WRBI in its early days as a DJ.  However, he is remembered more as a sports announcer.  Andy and I did many football and basketball games together in the 80’s.  Andy continued to work in the radio field...

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Spring Sports

May 29, 2014
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Yesterday I reported on the track program at Batesville High School for this spring.  Of course, track and field is near and dear to my heart since I have been involved with it for over 50 years.  Most of the other spring sports at BHS are doing quite well, also.  Tennis, under the direction of...

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High School Track

May 29, 2014
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Even though the EIAC expanded to 8 teams this year, all the prizes went to East Central and Batesville in track.  The Batesville Boys and Girls teams finished 2nd to EC in the conference, but the two schools split the sectional titles.  The EC girls pulled out a close victory over Batesville who was...

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Indy 500 2014

May 28, 2014
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This year’s Indy 500 appeared to be on its way to a caution-free race until they reached the mid 140 lap segment.  Once the wrecks started, they came fast and furious in the last 50 laps.  The final wreck at lap 192 actually stopped the race for about 15 minutes.  With Hunter-Raey leading on...

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12:00 am 2015 Batesville Youth Baseball/S...
2015 Batesville Youth Baseball/S...
Dec 31 @ 12:00 am – Mar 14 @ 12:00 am
Registration is open online 24/7 go to www.batesvillebaberuth.com and click on the “Register Now” link. Early registration Discount $5.00 per registration if completed IN JANUARY The spring/summer season will run from April 25th through July 2nd. All games will be through the week excluding April 25th to avoid conflict with spring soccer You can also register in person at the Batesville firehouse. Registration days: January 31, 2015- 9:00 to noon February 21, 2015- 9:00 to noon March 7, 2015- 9:00 to noon  
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9:00 am YMCA January Incentive @ Southeastern Indiana YMCA
YMCA January Incentive @ Southeastern Indiana YMCA
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am – Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm
YMCA is where you belong! Community incentive to make being healthy a habit The whole month of January bring in 10 food pantry items and the $75 joiners fee will be dropped  
1:51 pm Patriotic Art Contest
Patriotic Art Contest
Jan 1 @ 1:51 pm – Mar 31 @ 11:59 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3183 is sponsoring an art contest for students in grades 9-12. The contest is a great way to earn money for college. The art must be on paper or canvas and have a patriotic theme. Digital Art is not accepted. The art must be original. Judging is based on originality, presentation, and patriotism expressed. There are monetary awards given locally and at the state level. The national winners will receive scholarships. Home schooled students are eligible, foreign exchange are not. Your entry must be signed by a teacher. You can obtain an entry form by calling Kay Pulskamp, chairperson at 934-3442. Please submit your art by March 31, 2015. The first place winner will be sent to the State Scholarships Chairman for judging. Your art will be returned to you after judging is complete. Additional info/rules may be reviewed at www.ladiesauxvfw.org/programs/scholarships.html

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