Jim’s Journal, May 22nd, 2024

At this time of year, the calendars, they are a-changin’…   it’s the ebb and flow of high school sports.  Tonight, it’s a big doubleheader of tournament softball and baseball for you.  Late this afternoon, we’ll bring you the first baseball game of the local schools’ tournament runs, as South Decatur plays Oldenburg Academy at Jac-Cen-Del at 5:00, so our coverage comes your way starting at 4:45.  We’ll follow that at 7:15, leading up to a 7:30 first pitch between Hauser and Milan softball, on the Indians’ home diamond.  Be with us for all the coverage, live, starting at 4:45 this afternoon, only on the Sports Voice, 103.9 FM, WRBI.

Softball results Tuesday included Lawrenceburg knocking South Dearborn out 10-0, Connersville eliminating Greensburg 9-4, Milan defeating Brown County 4-2, and Jac-Cen-Del topping Oldenburg 5-1.


Other games tonight will have East Central softball playing Columbus North, Rushville facing Franklin County, and South Ripley taking on Brownstown Central.  Initial baseball matchups will also include East Central and Whiteland in Shelbyville, Jac-Cen-Del against Waldron, South Dearborn versus Connersville, Hauser against South Ripley, and Brown County taking on Milan.

Major League Baseball  Tuesday saw the Reds shut out the Padres, 2-0.  Those two teams match up again tonight, and we’ll join them in progress following the Milan-Hauser softball game.


Greensburg High made a big move Tuesday, hiring one of its own as the Pirates’ new boys’ basketball coach.  That young man is the current assistant coach and the school’s Dean of Students, Collin Rigney.  Collin played on the Pirates’ back-to-back state championship basketball teams of 2013 and ’14, and he’s a 2018 grad of Ball State.  Former Coach, now Athletic Director, Stacy Meyer expects a smooth transition for Rigney.  Former Coach Shaun Busick, who put together an 18 & 8 record in his one season with Greensburg, got his retirement approved by the school board this week.


In the opener of their best-of-7 NBA Eastern Conference Finals series against the Celtics, the Pacers fell a bit short in Boston last night, the final Celtics 133, Indiana 128.  Game 2’s on tap tomorrow night.