Nutty Uniforms and Athletic Facilities

March 12, 2015

I am sure you have seen the neon green uniforms that Oregon used in football.  I am not sure if they are the worst or if the multi-colored worn by Maryland football players take the prize.  Compare these two to Penn State’s one-color no frills uniforms, and you really have a contrast. Oregon also has...

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Poor Pro Game Officiating

March 11, 2015

Even though pro football is over for another year, the debate continues on why officiating seems to be getting worse rather than better.  Even with all the replays that we now have, there are still many calls that either are not subject to replay. Even with a replay, most fans still believe the refs get the calls...

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Fantasy Sports Betting

March 10, 2015

Sports fans will find any way to bet on games.  Despite the fact most states have laws in place to keep people from betting online on sporting events, the 2006 Unlawful Internet Game Act put in an exception for Fantasy Leagues.  No one really knows why this form of betting was allowed.  The Act’s main goal was...

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Boys Sectional

March 9, 2015

Congratulations to our area teams who won IHSAA sectional titles this past Saturday.  In 1A Jac-Cen-Del was an easy winner over Rising Sun.  Their tough battle came on Friday night when they came from behind to defeat Oldenburg Academy.  In 2A South Ripley defeated fellow ORVC rival Switzerland County by 4 points to win...

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Rushing the Floor

March 6, 2015

A lot has been made of the fans rushing the floor after Kansas State upset Kansas at a recent basketball game.  The mob-like scene on the floor almost crushed an older gentlemen who fell to the floor, and it is reported that some over enthusiastic fans tried to assault a Kansas ball player caught...

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7-Year Old Basketball

March 5, 2015

On a recent trip to Iowa, I was able to watch my granddaughter play a basketball game at their local Y.  It is quite a scene to see first and second graders attempt to play a real game of basketball.  First of all, it is very unusual to have boys and girls playing on...

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Wendell Kim

March 4, 2015

Wendell Kim passed away recently at the age of 60.  He was a coach with the Red Sox, Cubs, and Giants in his MLB career.  Most of that career he served as a third base coach.  He was the first Korean-American to wear a major league uniform.  Kim was well liked by all of...

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“Lou Do”

March 3, 2015

Lou Henson, known as “Lou Do” in his coaching days was recently inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.  At the age of 30, he got his first head coaching job at Hardin-Simmons University.  Before he took the job, he demanded that they integrate their basketball team.  This was quite a stance for someone...

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Two Legends Pass Away

March 2, 2015

We recently lost two college basketball coaching legends when Dean Smith of North Carolina and Jerry Tarkanian of UNLV passed away.  Dean Smith was 83 and Jerry Tarkanian was 84.  Both of these coaches won NCAA championships.  In fact, Dean Smith won 2 in his 36 seasons at North Carolina, and Jerry Tarkanian won...

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Another Pitch

February 27, 2015

Carl Erskine has traded his baseball glove for his harmonica.  The former Dodger pitcher will get up in front of 15,000 fans at a Pacer game and play the National Anthem.  The 88-year-old resident of Anderson, Indiana, is still very active despite his age. For you younger fans, Carl played with Jackie Robinson and...

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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.
8:00 am CASA Training @ Souttheastern IN YMCA
CASA Training @ Souttheastern IN YMCA
Feb 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) training is February 5 and 12 from 5:30 – 9 pm, and February 6 and 13 from 8 am – 4 pm at the Southeastern IN YMCA in Batesville. Prospective volunteers who want to aid children must fill out applications ahead of time. Information can be found at or by calling Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children Executive Director Tonya Ruble-Richter at 812-599-2630 or emailing her at
9:00 am 10th Annual Food & Growers Confe... @ Batesville Intermediate School
10th Annual Food & Growers Confe... @ Batesville Intermediate School
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The 10th Annual Food and Growers Conference for Producers, Gardeners, and Consumers will be held at the Batesville Intermediate School on Saturday, February 6 from 9 am – 3 pm (registration at 8:30 am). This year’s topic is “Nurturing Our Ecosystems,” and will cover topics such as soil and pollinator habitats, weed and pest control, raising heritage poultry, your body (food as medicine), and your farm as a thriving business. Speakers will include Cheryl Carter Jones from the Indiana Grown Commission and Local Growers Guild, Mac Stone from Kentucky Proud, Michele Colopy from the Pollinator Stewardship Council, and others. Catered lunch includes brick oven pizza made on site! Cost is $25 per person and $15 for each additional person in same household. RSVP requested: 812-212-5432 or For more information on speakers and topics visit or like them on Facebook.

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