Josh Speidel

June 17, 2015

Josh Speidel of Columbus North was well on his way to being an Indiana All-Star basketball player this year.  On February 1, on a snowy night, he was involved in an automobile accident near Indianapolis.  Even though the crash did not look very menacing, Josh suffered a severe head injury.  He would spend the...

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Mighty Mite

June 16, 2015

Joe Altuve is listed as a 5’6″ infielder in the Astros press guide.  Most people feel he is closer to 5’2″.  This, however, does not keep him from being one of the top players in the American League.  He normally plays second base for Houston and has been an All-Star for at least 2...

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Indy Star’s Top Five

June 15, 2015

An article I read in the Indy Star listed the 5 top juniors playing boys basketball in Indiana.  These are their candidates for Mr. Basketball next year.  Their first candidate is Joey Brunk of Southport.  He is 6’10” and obviously plays center.  The second individual is C.J. Walker of Indianapolis Tech.  He is a...

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Pete Rose

June 12, 2015

You have heard that the new baseball commissioner is going to re-visit the Pete Rose case and see if there is any chance he might be re-instated.  If it is left up to some of the players who played with him on the Big Red Machine, he doesn’t have a chance.  I don’t understand...

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Coaching Education

June 11, 2015

Someone has decided that in order to coach in Indiana the people involved must go back to school.  I have no problem with coaches having to be up-to-date on CPR, other life-saving skills, and concussions.  But some of the legislators in Indiana have convinced the IHSAA that in order to remain a coach you will...

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Juan Pablo Montoya

June 10, 2015

This year the Indianapolis 500 was won by Juan Pablo Montoya.  It is quite unusual for someone to come from NASCAR and be able to go to an Indy car and be successful.  Montoya, of course, was an Indy driver before he went to NASCAR so he is not entirely new in this form of...

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Speed and Scoring

June 9, 2015

Have you seen the NCAA’s plan to improve scoring in basketball next year?  They have reduced the shot clock from 35 seconds to 30 seconds; increased the 3-foot circle under the basket to 4 feet; and reduced the number of time outs available to the coach in a game.  I think these will help...

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New Transfer Rule

June 8, 2015

The IHSAA is finalizing a new transfer rule that will eliminate the practice of allowing athletes (especially basketball players)  to go to a new school just because they have connections with a coach or player from that school.  This is known as the “no past link” rule.  If they still choose to transfer, they...

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Mr. Indiana Basketball

June 5, 2015

This year’s Mr. Indiana Basketball is Caleb Swanigan of Homestead High School in Fort Wayne.  He led his team to the 4A state championship in March.  According to his guardian, Roosevelt Barnes, he is the first Mr. Basketball to attend Purdue University since Glenn Robinson went to Purdue in 1991. Caleb first verbally committed...

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State Track

June 4, 2015

Congratulations to Peter Heil of Batesville who qualified for the State Track Meet to be held tomorrow in Bloomington.  He will compete in the 300-meter hurdles where he is the school record holder with his regional time of 39.55 seconds.  Pete is a 4-year letter winner at Batesville.  He is the son of John...

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Upcoming Events

all-day BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
Jan 15 – Feb 15 all-day
The Batesville High School Interact Club will be having a spring cleaning coat drive from January 15 – February 15. Drop-off locations include Goody’s, Batesville Memorial Public Library, and the Guidance Office at the Batesville High School.
6:10 pm Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Feb 13 @ 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.  
all-day Three Parish Mission
Three Parish Mission
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day
The parishes of St. John in Osgood, Immaculate Conception in Millhousen and St. Maurice in Napoleon will co-host a three day mission led by Fr. Jim Farrell.  The theme of the mission will be “Mercy: God’s Gift.”  Fr. Farrell is currently pastor of Pius X Parish in Indianapolis and is also Director of Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis. The retreat schedule and topics will be Sunday Feb. 14 at St. John’s – “Encountering God’s Mercy in the Scriptures;” Monday Feb. 15 will be at Immaculate Conception – “Experiencing God’s Mercy in the Sacraments;” and Tuesday Feb. 16 at St. Maurice – “Carrying God’s Mercy Forward- Giving What We Have Received.” All talks will begin at 7:00 PM and will be followed by opportunities for Confession and Anointing of the Sick.  Refreshments and opportunities for fellowship will also be available in the parish halls.  Please come, bring a friend and join us for this perfect beginning to Lent.

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