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New Transfer Rule

June 8, 2015
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The IHSAA is finalizing a new transfer rule that will eliminate the practice of allowing athletes (especially basketball players)  to go to a new school just because they have connections with a coach or player from that school.  This is known as the “no past link” rule.  If they still choose to transfer, they...

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Mr. Indiana Basketball

June 5, 2015
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This year’s Mr. Indiana Basketball is Caleb Swanigan of Homestead High School in Fort Wayne.  He led his team to the 4A state championship in March.  According to his guardian, Roosevelt Barnes, he is the first Mr. Basketball to attend Purdue University since Glenn Robinson went to Purdue in 1991. Caleb first verbally committed...

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State Track

June 4, 2015
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Congratulations to Peter Heil of Batesville who qualified for the State Track Meet to be held tomorrow in Bloomington.  He will compete in the 300-meter hurdles where he is the school record holder with his regional time of 39.55 seconds.  Pete is a 4-year letter winner at Batesville.  He is the son of John...

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Can You Remember?

June 3, 2015
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How many can tell me when the Indiana All-Stars play the Kentucky All-Stars in basketball this year?  Most of you will say June, and you are correct.  But, when in June, at what facility, at what time, etc.?  It wasn’t too long ago when this game was sold out a few hours after the...

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Equality

June 2, 2015
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We know that the state of Indiana is never going back to one-class basketball or football.  My question is:  When are they going to decide when all sports should be on a class basis?  They used the excuse that in certain sports an individual can go on without a team, so that is why...

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Heads Up Football

June 1, 2015
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After all the hype that the NFL put on head injuries in football, the different levels of participation in sports have put in place a very sound system of preventing such injuries in the future.  Instead of trying to re-invent football and similar contact sports, they are now training coaches how to teach the...

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School Ends

May 29, 2015
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Most of the area schools either had their last day yesterday or will have it today.  Congratulations to all the seniors and their many accomplishments during their 4 years in high school.  The accomplishments are way too numerous to list here, but you can bet that we are turning out another group of young...

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Lance Armstrong

May 28, 2015
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If you think you have heard the end of the Lance Armstrong story, you are mistaken.  He recently lost a $10 million settlement to one of his promoters while he was on the cycling tour.  SCA promotions paid Lance for wins, especially in his last year of racing.  Lance, of course, is banned for...

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Chad Pfiefer

May 27, 2015
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Most of you probably do not recognize the name Chad Pfiefer, but he hopes you do in a few years.  He has earned a card on one of the pro golf tours which in itself is an accomplishment.  The fact that Chad Pfiefer is an amputee from his military service makes it even more...

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School Sports Injuries

May 26, 2015
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There have been many articles published about the increased number of injuries in school sports that have occurred since 2000.  A recent article published in the Indianapolis Star by Dr. James Andrews stated the main cause of these injuries came from playing one sport all year long.  His theory states that you use the...

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Upcoming Events

Jul
8
Wed
1:00 pm Card Party @ St. Anthony's Foremen Hall
Card Party @ St. Anthony's Foremen Hall
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The cand party are the second Wednesday of the month. Sponsored by the St. Anne’s Ladies Society. July 8th                  October 14th August 12th             November 11th September 9th         December 8th
9:00 pm Free Movie Night in the Park @ Liberty Park
Free Movie Night in the Park @ Liberty Park
Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm
“The Wizard of Oz” will be shown at Liberty Park in Batesville on Wednesday, July 8 starting at 9:00 pm. Movie and refreshments will be provided by the Gibson Theatre. Bring your own cooler and chairs.
Jul
10
Fri
all-day NMLRA Youth Shoot @ National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association
NMLRA Youth Shoot @ National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day
Youth and families are invited to come out to the NMLRA’s Youth Shoot from July 10 – 12. Firearms and safety shooting, tomahawk throwing, bow and target shooting, and more in Friendship. Pre-registration required.

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