Cleveland Troubles

January 2, 2015

Happy New Year! The Cleveland Browns ended 2014 just like they have done the last several years.  Nothing seems to go right for one of the storied franchises in pro football.  Johnny Manziel either had a party or attended one depending on whose story you believe.  It doesn’t really matter what was true because...

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December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the faithful readers of Huddle Up.  We will be taking a week off so we can enjoy our family and hope you are able to enjoy yours as well.  We will be back after the holidays!

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Vin Scully

December 23, 2014

On November 29 Vin Scully, the long-time broadcaster for the LA Dodgers turned 87.  This in itself is remarkable, but the fact that he has been broadcasting Dodger games continuously since 1953 is even more impressive.  For those of you who are not math majors, this is 61 years.  He is scheduled to broadcast the...

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Chicago Cubs

December 22, 2014

The Chicago Cubs certainly went about improving their baseball chances in 2015 by making themselves very busy during the recent baseball meetings.  They have acquired 3 top producers for the upcoming season.  They include Jon Lester, Jason Hammell, and Miguel Montero already.  They are reportedly interested in Cole Hamels of the Phillies. Jon Lester...

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Power 5 Again

December 19, 2014

The topic of the top 5 conferences keeps coming up.  The sole goal of these 5 power conferences, it seems, is to win games no matter what the cost to education.  The University of North Carolina in the years 1993-2011 had 48% of their athletes placed in classes where no attendance was required.  These were...

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Big Ten Football and Concussions

December 18, 2014

Next year all Big Ten Conference games will have an independent trainer seated in the press box.  This trainer will have a complete monitor system to observe each athlete who may take a hard hit while playing the game.  They will also be in direct contact with the officials on the field.   After any suspicious...

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Indiana High School Basketball Players

December 17, 2014

Why are Indiana’s best leaving the state to play elsewhere?  In the last 3 years, Indiana players have helped Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio State, and Michigan State reach the NCAA playoffs.  In some cases, they are taking them all the way to the Final Four.  Illinois has just signed Indiana’s best, so they have...

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Boy/Girl High School Double Headers

December 16, 2014

By the end of this week, Batesville will have played their second boy/girl double header in basketball.  If you are not familiar with this concept, the girls varsity plays their game at 6 p.m. followed by the boys varsity game.  The reserve teams play their games simultaneously at Batesville Primary School.  The boys and...

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Football–Heisman & Playoffs

December 15, 2014

This past week both the Heisman Trophy winner and the 4 playoff teams were announced.  Marcus Mariota of Oregon is this year’s Heisman Trophy winner!  He was a runaway choice, and I have no complaints against this.  Marcus’ record at Oregon was almost spotless this year, and he has led his team to one...

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2015 Hall of Fame Class

December 12, 2014

The Ripley County Hall of Fame Committee has approved the following group of 7 for the 2015 Hall of Fame Class.  This 15th edition of the Hall of Fame induction will include the following candidates.  There are two ladies in this class.  Lisa Bradshaw was a player for Jac-Cen-Del High School, and Dee Ann...

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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.
6:10 pm Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Feb 8 @ 6:10 pm
‘Fun Crayons’ are recycled from broken crayons, then made into many fun shapes and colors. Every cent made from the proceeds of these sales goes directly for ‘Totes for Tots and Teens (Project T3). You can purchase Fun Crayons at: The Gooseberry, Joan’s T-Shirt Printing and Lisa’s Sew and Tux in Batesville, and Gary’s Wood Design in St. Leon, www.Project or call Carrie at 812-933-1519.  
5:00 pm Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner @ Milan United Methodist Church
Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner @ Milan United Methodist Church
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Milan United Methodist Church will be hosting a Fat Tuesday Pancake dinner (all you can eat) on 2/9/15 from 5pm to 7pm. Free Will Offering.

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