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IU Basketball

November 12, 2014
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Being a Purdue graduate, it would be easy for me to make some kind of derogatory remark about IU.  However, the situations that have occurred at IU since last season are unfortunate.  Too many times we see college athletes making the news in a negative way. Six basketball players have had run-ins with local...

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Boys Basketball

November 11, 2014
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High school boys basketball practice started yesterday.  That means in two weeks they will be able to start playing games for real.  Here is a quick look at most of the local schools and what I see as an early season barometer. Batesville has 3 returning starters and all 3 are at least 6’6″...

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Dave Miley

November 10, 2014
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Last Monday I wrote an article about Dave Miley’s visit to Batesville.  Dave was a former manager of the Cincinnati Reds.   In that article I stated that I could not find what Dave was doing at this time, but thanks to a reader I found out that he is the manager of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...

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Big Ten Football vs. Basketball

November 7, 2014
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For the most part of the past century, the Big Ten Conference was known as a football conference.  The past few years have not lived up to this title.  When the seasons have come to an end the past few years, not many of their teams have been competing for a national title like...

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Cincinnati Reds Housecleaning

November 6, 2014
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The Cincinnati Reds started their off-season housecleaning process this past week when they let Ryan Ludwick and Jack Hannahan go.  Both of these players had options for 2015 that would have cost the Reds a large amount of money.  Since neither played well this past season, the Reds were not willing to tie up...

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Joe Madden

November 5, 2014
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The Chicago Cubs replaced Rick Renteria with Joe Madden this past week as manager.  Everyone wondered why Madden opted out from his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.  In less than two weeks, we found out the reason. Madden led the Rays to three play-off seasons during his stay in Florida.  He is regarded...

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Football Results

November 4, 2014
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The high school sectionals continued last Friday night.  The season came to an end for the Batesville Bulldogs and South Decatur Cougars, but it continues for the East Central Trojans and Milan Indians. Batesville’s battle with Guerin Catholic in the cold rain was not over until the onside kick with one minute left failed...

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Dave Miley

November 3, 2014
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Do you remember Dave Miley who was the Cincinnati Reds manager from 2003-2005 where he compiled a 125 win and 164 loss record?  The Tampa native was a catcher by profession.  As a player he was a member of the Cincinnati Reds organization.  After retirement from active playing, he became a coach and manager in the...

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Emotions

October 31, 2014
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Pro sport teams seem to have trouble maintaining a high level of emotion for every game during a season.  There were 3 great examples in the last two weeks of pro football.  When the Cincinnati Bengals went to Indianapolis, they seemed to just go through the motions of playing a game.  They were only...

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Tip Off

October 30, 2014
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Tonight is the inaugural Oldenburg Academy Tip Off Dinner for boys basketball.  It is a men’s only event at the local Knights of Columbus Hall here in Batesville.  Approximately 18 of the area’s head boys basketball coaches will be given 10 minutes to talk about their team for the upcoming season. The affair includes...

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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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