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Best Players in the Class of 2017

May 14, 2015
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A recent article in the Indianapolis Star listed the most sought-after high school basketball players graduating in 2017.  They include Paul Scroggs of Southport.  He played against Batesville in the Hall of Fame classic this year. The next 5 include Jalen Adaway of Pendleton Heights, Cobe Webster of Park Tudor, Ra Kepdl of Lawrence...

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The Indianapolis 500

May 13, 2015
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“When I was a kid, every single day during May you heard something about the Indianapolis 500 no matter where you lived in Indiana.  This year I guess they are having a 500 on May 24, but you wouldn’t know it unless you lived in Indianapolis.  I have seen no hype anywhere–exception is the...

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NBA Coach of the Year

May 12, 2015
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It is interesting to see what happens to coaches in the NBA who have won the Coach of the Year Award.  Mike Budenholzer of the Atlanta Hawks won the title this year.  The question is “how long will he remain the coach of the Hawks”?  I have 3 examples of what happened to some...

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Too Long?

May 8, 2015
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Recently the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs ball game was delayed by rain for 4 hours and 13 minutes.  Can you imagine sitting in rain and cold for that long, and the Reds’ management keeping you in suspense as to when they might attempt to play the game?  I know they had a huge crowd...

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Brian Hahn

May 7, 2015
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Brian Hahn recently resigned as the boys’ basketball coach at Pendleton Heights.  Although he has been quite successful in his 9 years as Pendleton Heights head coach, he wants to start a basketball academy in the Indianapolis area. According to several media reports Hahn believes that there is a need to teach basketball skills...

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Did You Know?

May 6, 2015
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A recent Indianapolis Star article listed past runner-ups to Mr. Basketball in Indiana.  In 1997 Batesville’s Michael Menser was the runner-up to Luke Recker of DeKalb hHgh School.  Recker went on to play at 3 different universities including Iowa.  Michael Menser starred at Indiana State.  Menser led the Sycamores to 2 NCAA appearances. Michael coached...

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It is finally May!

May 5, 2015
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Believe it or not, we have finally left the rain and cold of April.  Let’s hope that the month of May is much kinder to not only the sports world but to all outdoor activities in our area.  We are now at the time of the year when the spring sports at our area...

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Russell Freeland

May 4, 2015
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On April 2 of this year, Russell “Deke” Freeland passed away in Napierville, Illinois, at the age of 85.  He was the star guard and leading scorer for future Hall of Fame Coach, Bud Bateman, at Lawrenceburg High School in the late 40’s.  His team made 4 consecutive Sweet 16 appearances. In 1988 Freeland was inducted...

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Volz Dynasty

May 1, 2015
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Dave Volz and his sons, Drew and Deakin, all have been Indiana State pole vault champions.  It started with Dave in 1979 when he was a student at Bloomington South High School.  He went on to IU and eventually pole vaulted in the Olympics in 1982. Not to be outdone by their father, Drew Volz...

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Cheating In Sports

April 30, 2015
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It is hard to pick up a paper these days and not find a headline story about someone cheating in sports.  Who can forget Bill Belichek and the New England Patriots and their famous deflated footballs?  A-Rod of the Yankees opened his baseball year to a chorus of boos because he is one of...

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Upcoming Events

Jan
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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.
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1:00 pm St. Anne’s Ladies Society Card P... @ St. Anthony's Church
St. Anne’s Ladies Society Card P... @ St. Anthony's Church
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The St. Anne’s Ladies Society will be having a card party on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month in 2016. The parties will be held in the lower hall of St. Anthony’s Church in Morris from 1:00 – 4:30 pm. All are welcome.
1:00 pm St. Anne’s Ladies Society Card P... @ St. Anthony's Lower Church Hall
St. Anne’s Ladies Society Card P... @ St. Anthony's Lower Church Hall
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The St. Anne’s Ladies Society Card Party will be held on February 10 from 1 – 4:30 pm in St. Anthony’s lower church hall in Morris.

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