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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12:00 am 2015 Batesville Youth Baseball/S...
2015 Batesville Youth Baseball/S...
Dec 31 @ 12:00 am – Mar 14 @ 12:00 am
Registration is open online 24/7 go to and click on the “Register Now” link. Early registration Discount $5.00 per registration if completed IN JANUARY The spring/summer season will run from April 25th through July 2nd. All games will be through the week excluding April 25th to avoid conflict with spring soccer You can also register in person at the Batesville firehouse. Registration days: January 31, 2015- 9:00 to noon February 21, 2015- 9:00 to noon March 7, 2015- 9:00 to noon  
1:51 pm Patriotic Art Contest
Patriotic Art Contest
Jan 1 @ 1:51 pm – Mar 31 @ 11:59 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3183 is sponsoring an art contest for students in grades 9-12. The contest is a great way to earn money for college. The art must be on paper or canvas and have a patriotic theme. Digital Art is not accepted. The art must be original. Judging is based on originality, presentation, and patriotism expressed. There are monetary awards given locally and at the state level. The national winners will receive scholarships. Home schooled students are eligible, foreign exchange are not. Your entry must be signed by a teacher. You can obtain an entry form by calling Kay Pulskamp, chairperson at 934-3442. Please submit your art by March 31, 2015. The first place winner will be sent to the State Scholarships Chairman for judging. Your art will be returned to you after judging is complete. Additional info/rules may be reviewed at
12:00 am Spring Soccer Registration
Spring Soccer Registration
Jan 23 @ 12:00 am – Feb 14 @ 12:00 am
Batesville Soccer Club is offering youth spring recreational soccer for the first time. Registration is now open at the Batesville Soccer Club at Registration will be open until February 14th and the games will start in mid April through mid May

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