Spring Sports

March 12, 2014
By

Here we are in the second week of March and we are still wondering whether spring is really going to come this year.  Just last week at this time we were still dealing with a March snowstorm.  Two  years ago we had 80 degree days already.  In just one week it will officially be spring on the calendar but we have no guarantees the weatherman will cooperate.  In less than 3 weeks all spring sports will be scheduled to play.  I wonder if any of them will be ready.

Next week they have a full week of make-up days and the following week is Spring Break.  Every spring coach dreads the two-week spring break decision.  Even though families were told that the first week would be make-up days many of them are leaving town anyway.  This means there will be two weeks of limited practice for all the sports.  As soon as the athletes get back to full school, they are expected to be ready to go in their spring games.

If the weather doesn’t improve quickly, most of the practice will have occurred inside.  You can’t really simulate the outdoor environment, and we know a ball bounces much different on a wooden floor than it does on the ground.  I haven’t found a gymnasium large enough to allow discus practice inside.  Get out your overcoats.  This may be one of those years!

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Nov
5
Wed
6:00 am God’s Bright Treasures Ministry ...
God’s Bright Treasures Ministry ...
Nov 5 @ 6:00 am – Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm
God’s Bright Treasures Ministry is collecting 7,500 pairs of shoes to raise funds for our center, to help those in need and to keep shoes from going into the landfills. We are asking for the community’s help to accomplish this. We have already collected 2,600 pairs so far! God’s Bright Treasures is a non-profit child care facility in Bright, Indiana. We have a shoe collection box at the business of Quality Auto Mart at 7307 St. Rd. 46 E., Batesville, IN 47041 or they can bring their shoes to our location at 25365 State Line Road, Bright, IN 47025. Please clean out your unwanted, gently worn, used shoes and donate them. If you, or a local organization, are interested in learning more about this opportunity, you may contact Karen Stall or Mary Ann Cannon by phone at 812-637-6830 or email Karen@godsbrighttreasures.org or maryann@godsbrighttreasures.org.
Nov
14
Fri
9:00 am Holiday Shop Til You Drop @ Batesville Chamber Office
Holiday Shop Til You Drop @ Batesville Chamber Office
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm
Shop Til You Drop! November 14th-21st Punch cards available at the Chamber office and online at www.batesvillein.com. This gives you a whole week to get your card punched all around town and more time to shop! Sign up at each participating businesses for chances to win prizes. Completed punch cards will be entered for grand prize drawing!  
Nov
16
Sun
12:00 pm American Red Cross Blood Donatio... @ Southeastern Indiana
American Red Cross Blood Donatio... @ Southeastern Indiana
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm
Efforts to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients during the holiday season are underway. Patients don’t get a holiday from needing donated blood! How to donate blood Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.   Places to donate: redcross

View Calendar