Pay for Play

January 22, 2015

I have done several articles in the past on the growing trend for college coaches to have their players paid beyond their scholarship.  The latest ruling came from Judge Claudia Wilkens when she ruled in August that college players can make money from any sales that use their name or image on the items...

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Urban Renewal

January 21, 2015

When most people think of urban renewal, their thoughts go to upgrading buildings, streets, and the like.  Mike Larson, the defensive coordinator for the Wendall Phillips Academy football team in Chicago, has his own version of urban renewal.  When school ended last spring, he told Jamal Brown that his summer assignment was to stay alive....

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LeBron James and Cleveland

January 20, 2015

When the Miami Heat failed to win last year’s NBA championship, several of their star players bolted.  The main one, of course, was LeBron James who went back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.  This has been a feel-good story for all of sports.  Most writers feel that James’s relationship with northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. ...

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North Dakota State

January 19, 2015

When everybody was watching Ohio State beat Oregon, the North Dakota State Bisons of the FCS (Football Championship Series) division of college football won their 4th straight championship.  They defeated Illinois State 29-27 in a thriller where lead changes were the rule. The Bisons did this despite having a new coach this year.  Their first...

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Mo’ne Davis

January 16, 2015

Most of you know Mo’ne Davis from her exploits as a 13-year old pitcher in this years’ Little League World Series.  The Philadelphia athlete was the first girl to pitch a complete game in the LLWS.  She also threw a shutout.  This is rare for any pitcher in the series. The 5’4″ Philadelphian is...

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William Gay

January 15, 2015

William Gay is a cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL.  His pro football career is quite a story in itself, but his off-field activities speak volumes for the character of this man.  Four years ago he volunteered to help a social agency in the city not knowing at the time just what...

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Breanna Stewart

January 14, 2015

You may not be familiar with the name Breanna Stewart.  She plays basketball for the University of Connecticut.  The Cicero North Syracuse High Schooler is a 6’4″ player for U Conn.  Her goal is to win 4 national championships while attending U Conn.  She is well on her way because she already has 2 under...

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Free Throws

January 13, 2015

Anyone who has attended a basketball game or watched one on TV knows that free throw shooting is not what it used to be.  It is not unusual these days to see a team at any level of play struggle to shoot 50% from the line.  I have written blogs before on what I...

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Ripley County Tourney

January 12, 2015

Congratulations to the Batesville High School Boys and Girls basketball teams for winning the 2015 Ripley County Basketball Championships. In the Boys Championship, Batesville defeated South Ripley 50-44.  South Ripley led 22-10 at halftime, but the Batesville boys scored 40 points in the second half to outscore the Raiders who put up 22.  Blake...

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Tim Duncan

January 9, 2015

With all the hoopla surrounding the big NBA players’ names, Tim Duncan does not usually come up.  All he does each year is lead his team to winning seasons.  Last year he led San Antonio to the NBA Championship.  He was definitely the MVP of this series. The League MVP was Kevin Durant, and the most...

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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.
all-day Three Parish Mission
Three Parish Mission
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day
The parishes of St. John in Osgood, Immaculate Conception in Millhousen and St. Maurice in Napoleon will co-host a three day mission led by Fr. Jim Farrell.  The theme of the mission will be “Mercy: God’s Gift.”  Fr. Farrell is currently pastor of Pius X Parish in Indianapolis and is also Director of Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis. The retreat schedule and topics will be Sunday Feb. 14 at St. John’s – “Encountering God’s Mercy in the Scriptures;” Monday Feb. 15 will be at Immaculate Conception – “Experiencing God’s Mercy in the Sacraments;” and Tuesday Feb. 16 at St. Maurice – “Carrying God’s Mercy Forward- Giving What We Have Received.” All talks will begin at 7:00 PM and will be followed by opportunities for Confession and Anointing of the Sick.  Refreshments and opportunities for fellowship will also be available in the parish halls.  Please come, bring a friend and join us for this perfect beginning to Lent.
7:30 am Valentine’s Day Breakfast & Raffle @ St. Nicholas Church
Valentine’s Day Breakfast & Raffle @ St. Nicholas Church
Feb 14 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
A Valentine’s breakfast and raffle will be held on February 14 from 7:30 am – 12 noon at St. Nicholas Church in Sunman.

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