NBA Draft

July 22, 2016

In the recent NBA draft, it was quite obvious that the professional owners and coaches do not feel that the top prospects in basketball necessarily come from our colleges.  In the first round this year 14 foreign-born players were drafted…

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Garrett Wagner

July 21, 2016

Garrett Wagner will be a junior at Batesville High School this fall.  He is a hurdler and quarter miler on the high school track team.  He won both hurdle events at the sectional this year as a sophomore.  Garrett just…

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Hayden Merkel

July 20, 2016

Lisa Gausman, Batesville Track Coach, reported to me that former track star Hayden Merkel is now preparing to do missionary work in Iowa.  Hayden recently finished his college work at Wright State University in Ohio.  When trying to decide what…

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Coaching Memories

July 19, 2016

Doing the article yesterday on Coach Bell, brought back a lot of memories of my days of active coaching.  What you remember, of course, are the athletes you worked with.  However, you also have great memories of the coaches you…

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Sam Bell

July 18, 2016

This name should ring a bell with IU graduates!  Sam Bell, long-time Indiana University Track and Cross Country Coach, passed away on June 27 of this year.  Sam was the head coach at IU from 1970 until 1998.  During that…

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All-Star Wrap-Up

July 15, 2016

How many of you watched the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby?  As I pointed out earlier, I checked occasionally to see who was leading in the Home Run Derby.  I did the same with the All-Star Game.  Unfortunately,…

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BHS Football Coaches

July 14, 2016

Evan Ulery is the new head football coach at Batesville High School replacing long-time coach, Eric Heppner.  Evan will inherit some excellent football players but will have to replace a large group of senior graduates. Evan has the following people…

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Chris Giesting

July 13, 2016

Congratulations to Chris Giesting on getting to the second level of Olympic trial competition in the 400-meter dash.  In the second round, Chris ran a 45.84 which placed him 11th on the 400-meter final trial list.  Chris knew that making…

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MLB All-Star Game

July 12, 2016

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I am not a big fan of All-Star games.  I will probably check the score of the game occasionally, but I know I will not spend 3-4 hours…

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State Champs

July 11, 2016

If you didn’t read the Batesville Herald Tribune, you may not know that the Batesville Bats (an 8 and under local baseball team) won the state championship on June 26.  They won the championship in a thrilling come-from-behind win over…

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Upcoming Events

9:00 am Sarringhaus Benefit @ Knights of St. John Hall - Batesville
Sarringhaus Benefit @ Knights of St. John Hall - Batesville
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sarringhaus Benefit @ Knights of St. John Hall - Batesville
11:00 am Osgood Bricktoberfest @ Town of Osgood
Osgood Bricktoberfest @ Town of Osgood
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
OSGOOD, Ind. — The Town of Osgood, along with the support of local sponsors, will be hosting the 2nd Annual Bricktoberfest event on Saturday, October 1 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the historic brick road located on Ripley…
4:00 pm Fish Fry @ Delaware Fire Department
Fish Fry @ Delaware Fire Department
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Delaware Community Volunteer Fire Department Inc. Fish Fry October 1, 2016 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Adults $9/Kids 12 and Under $5 Carryouts available 5254 N State Road 129 In Delaware just North of the intersection of State Road 129…