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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8:00 am Honorary Ceremony for Veterans @ Batesville Area
Honorary Ceremony for Veterans @ Batesville Area
May 30 @ 8:00 am
VFW Post 3183 American Legion Post 271 The Honor Guard and Firing Squad will honor our deceased beterans with a brief ceremony at each of six local cemetereis. Each ceremony will consist of a brief prayer, three volleys of fire and the playing of Taps. The schedule is as follows: 8:00 AM – Holy family Cemetery (Oldenburg) 8:30 AM – Saint Anthony Cemetery (Morris) 9:00 AM – Saint Mark Cemetery 9:30 AM – Saint John Cemetery (Huntersville) 10:00 AM – Saint Louis Cemetery 10:30 AM – Methodist Cemetery This will be followed by Memorial Day observance at Liberty Park at 11:00 AM, hosted by the American Legion. An open house at the American Legion will follow the ceremony at Liberty Park. The public is cordially invited to attend any or all of these ceremonies.Share this:TweetEmailPrint
10:00 am Memorial Day Service @ St. Paul United Methodist Church
Memorial Day Service @ St. Paul United Methodist Church
May 30 @ 10:00 am
St. Paul United Methodist Church is having its annual Memorial Day Service on May 30 at 10 AM. Rev. Bill Helms is the speaker. A short business meeting will follow the service. The Sunman American Legion will have a military service at the cemetery at 11 AM. Also, the United Methodist Women are service a roast beef dinner from 11 AM to 1 PM. The menu also includes mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, various salads, and homemade pies. Freewill offering. Carry-outs at $9. The church is located 3 miles South of Sunman on Highway 101. The public is invited to each or all of the events.Share this:TweetEmailPrint
11:00 am Golf Classic @ Otter Creek Golf Course, Columbuc, Ind
Golf Classic @ Otter Creek Golf Course, Columbuc, Ind
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am
DSI’s 31st Annual Golf Classic scramble will be held at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, Indiana, Wednesday June 1st. All proceeds from the Classic will benefit children with disabilities. Registration cost is $130 per player and $520 for a foursome and includes: Green fees for 18 holes and cart Tee package gift Buffet lunch Course refreshments throughout the day Prizes for hole-in-one, closest to the pin, and top four teams 11:00 – 12:30 lunch 12:30 – Shotgun Start Prizes after play Visit to register Information: akleinert@dsiservices.orgShare this:TweetEmailPrint