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Holidays!

December 24, 2014
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the faithful readers of Huddle Up.  We will be taking a week off so we can enjoy our family and hope you are able to enjoy yours as well.  We will be back after the holidays!

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Vin Scully

December 23, 2014
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On November 29 Vin Scully, the long-time broadcaster for the LA Dodgers turned 87.  This in itself is remarkable, but the fact that he has been broadcasting Dodger games continuously since 1953 is even more impressive.  For those of you who are not math majors, this is 61 years.  He is scheduled to broadcast the...

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Chicago Cubs

December 22, 2014
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The Chicago Cubs certainly went about improving their baseball chances in 2015 by making themselves very busy during the recent baseball meetings.  They have acquired 3 top producers for the upcoming season.  They include Jon Lester, Jason Hammell, and Miguel Montero already.  They are reportedly interested in Cole Hamels of the Phillies. Jon Lester...

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Power 5 Again

December 19, 2014
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The topic of the top 5 conferences keeps coming up.  The sole goal of these 5 power conferences, it seems, is to win games no matter what the cost to education.  The University of North Carolina in the years 1993-2011 had 48% of their athletes placed in classes where no attendance was required.  These were...

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Big Ten Football and Concussions

December 18, 2014
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Next year all Big Ten Conference games will have an independent trainer seated in the press box.  This trainer will have a complete monitor system to observe each athlete who may take a hard hit while playing the game.  They will also be in direct contact with the officials on the field.   After any suspicious...

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Indiana High School Basketball Players

December 17, 2014
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Why are Indiana’s best leaving the state to play elsewhere?  In the last 3 years, Indiana players have helped Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio State, and Michigan State reach the NCAA playoffs.  In some cases, they are taking them all the way to the Final Four.  Illinois has just signed Indiana’s best, so they have...

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Boy/Girl High School Double Headers

December 16, 2014
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By the end of this week, Batesville will have played their second boy/girl double header in basketball.  If you are not familiar with this concept, the girls varsity plays their game at 6 p.m. followed by the boys varsity game.  The reserve teams play their games simultaneously at Batesville Primary School.  The boys and...

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Football–Heisman & Playoffs

December 15, 2014
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This past week both the Heisman Trophy winner and the 4 playoff teams were announced.  Marcus Mariota of Oregon is this year’s Heisman Trophy winner!  He was a runaway choice, and I have no complaints against this.  Marcus’ record at Oregon was almost spotless this year, and he has led his team to one...

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2015 Hall of Fame Class

December 12, 2014
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The Ripley County Hall of Fame Committee has approved the following group of 7 for the 2015 Hall of Fame Class.  This 15th edition of the Hall of Fame induction will include the following candidates.  There are two ladies in this class.  Lisa Bradshaw was a player for Jac-Cen-Del High School, and Dee Ann...

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Coach vs. Fan

December 11, 2014
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When a retired coach watches a ball game, he does not see it the same as an ordinary fan.  Once you have coached, you always find yourself analyzing what is happening on the court or field.  A 13-7 half time lead in football would normally relate different to the fan than to an ex-coach.  From...

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Upcoming Events

Sep
4
Fri
6:00 pm “All in the Canal!” Block Party @ Lane's End
“All in the Canal!” Block Party @ Lane's End
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A block party will be held on Friday, September 4 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Lane’s End in Metamora. Food, games, and prizes are all FREE for the residents of Franklin County! Explore Challenge sponsored by FCN Bank. Music by Kelly and Emily Ann Thompson. Keep your Digital Scorecard at IndianaHumanities.org/ALL-IN.
7:00 pm Military Appreciation Night @ Milan High School
Military Appreciation Night @ Milan High School
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm
Friday night, September 4, will be military appreciation night when the Indians take on the Tigers. All active military and veterans will be admitted to the game free of charge. Donations at the game will be accepted to help with the Wounded Warrior Project.
Sep
5
Sat
11:00 am Annual Classic Cruise-In
Annual Classic Cruise-In
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ripley Crossing presents their Annual Classic Cruise-In on September 5 from 11 am – 2 pm at 1200 Whitlach Way in Milan. Food & drinks, live music, vendors, and door prizes will be featured and available. Free will offering will be accepted for registration the day of the event. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place!

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