Collisions at Home Plate

August 4, 2014

All you baseball fans know by now MLB has ruled that there will be no collisions at home plate this year.  This ruling came to a head in the Reds-Miami game about a week ago.  Cozart of the Reds was going to be out at home by a wide margin, but the Reds manager,...

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Batesville Basketball History

August 1, 2014

What do these names have in common–John Hoing, Richard Prentice, Jim Hickey, George Ludington, and Bob Harper?  They were the first 5 coaches of Batesville boys basketball.  They coached from 1921 – 1938.  Ludington was the most successful in terms of winning percentage, but he only coached 1 year winning 18 games in 1936. ...

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Players Giving Back

July 31, 2014

Too often we view headlines that report on some pro-athlete being arrested for some alleged crime.  No sport has a corner on this type of news.  That is why when the Cincinnati stations carried the story of the “Make A Wish” Foundation arranging a special day for  a young man at a Reds baseball game was a...

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Little League Baseball

July 30, 2014

It will soon be time for the annual Little League World Series.  Recently, Little League celebrated its 75th anniversary.   In 1939 Carl Stotz, a Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Lions Club member, started Little League with 3 teams. I doubt if he and his two cohorts, George and Burt Bebble, could have envisioned how the sport has...

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Pee Wee Football

July 29, 2014

The other night we drove by the Intermediate School and saw many Pee Wee football players practicing.  Some of these young athletes are so small I doubt if they can see across the desks they sit at in school.  When you look at these tiny mites, the debate begins over how young contact sports...

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Football Injuries

July 28, 2014

California and Texas have instituted rules regulating the type of practice in which high school athletes can participate.  California allows two nights of contact drills per week while Texas limits contact to just one practice per week.  Several other states have passed similar regulations.  I do not believe you can regulate safety in any...

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Coaches Corner

July 25, 2014

Before you know it, another season of Coaches’ Corner will begin.  I have lost track of what year this will be.  It has been at least 30 seasons.  I did not do it for a couple years, but I know I had the program in the mid-80’s. During this time span, I have done...

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BHS Single-Game Scoring Record

July 24, 2014

Thanks to research by Terry Giesting, I can give you the progression of the single-game scoring record in boys’ basketball at Batesville.  Earl Hazen set the record of 10 points in a 1921-22 ball game.  Stanley Barnhorst broke this record 3 years later by scoring 16 points against Moores Hill.  The first player to score...

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Batesville Basketball Alumni Golf Tourney

July 23, 2014

I was invited by Coach Garrett to attend the opening ceremonies at the most recent alumni golf tournament.  Ham Struewing and I were two of the old-timers who attended this outing.  Of course, I am not able to play golf, and Ham chose to participate by running the putting contest at the tournament.  Ham...

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Media Event or Sport?

July 22, 2014

Last week was the MLB All-Star Game.  It supposedly was to start around 8 p.m.  At 11 p.m. the game was only in the 6th inning.  This meant that they had played 3 hours to complete a little over one half of a ball game. I feel that All-Star Events in professional sports have...

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Canoefest Monthly Raffle @ Canoefest
May 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Next drawing is April 17 Drawing Brookville Tire Mart: 2 Reds Tickets.  The grand prizes at the June 27th drawing will be $2500, $500 (3), $200 (5), $100 (10) and $50 (20). Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The winning monthly ticket goes back in the jar for future drawings and the grand prizes. Purchase tickets at local businesses in Brookville. Direct any questions to Tara Keys. Canoefest is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization striving to bring appreciation to the sport of canoeing and kayaking as well as knowledge of the sport.
5:00 pm Batesville Kiwanis Annual Carnival @ Batesville Village Green
Batesville Kiwanis Annual Carnival @ Batesville Village Green
May 22 @ 5:00 pm
Fun for the whole family with rides, games, and tasty treats on the Batesville Village Green starting at 5 pm on Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24.
5:00 pm KIWANIS CARNIVAL- MAY 22-23-24 @ Batesville Village Green
KIWANIS CARNIVAL- MAY 22-23-24 @ Batesville Village Green
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – May 24 @ 11:00 pm
Fri-Sun, May 22-24      Fun for the whole family with rides, games and tasty treats on the Batesville Village Green starting at 5 PM.  No adm. chg. Jim Hortemiller (812) 934-5267  OR   Dennis Harmeyer, (812) 934-3616. Cost if for ‘Ride bracelet’. Rides-Games – FOOD – Fun! Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Programs for local Children & Senior Citizens. Friday 5:00-11:00  ($15) Saturday 12:00 – 5:00  ($10)  &  5:00 – 11:00  ($15) Sunday 1:00 – 6:00  ($12)

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