Month: September 2020

Snow Days

first_imgAs you know, we have had a lot of snow days already this year.  Previously, we knew what happened to the school days–they had to be made up.  This year may be an exception because of bitter cold.  However, my concern is from the coaches standpoint.  How do I get in my practices?  When I was the head coach, this was much more simple to control.  The principal simply said “if you can practice without causing undue danger to the athletes, go ahead.”  This meant that except during the blizzard we normally got our practices in.  Some times we had to do it minus a player or two because of where they lived.  Today it is not that simple.  First of all, the school corporation is liable for anything that happens during a school scheduled activity.  This means that they could be involved in a law suit if a student was involved in a wreck on the way to practice.  Who knows what might happen if someone were to get hurt on their way to or from practice today.  Lawsuits were rare in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, but now they are common.  The school system might even be sued if a son/daughter doesn’t make an athletic team, so who knows what might happen from an accident or injury.  This means that most of the schools in our area have had as few athletic practices as they have had school days.  This puts a lot of pressure on coaches whose jobs depend on wins and losses.  Until the present climate changes, no one can afford to take a chance.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs And Knights Split MS Games

first_imgThe BMS 8th grade girls’ basketball team was able to come out victorious in a very hard fought game against South Dearborn by a score of 28 to 24.Jill Hartman led the Bulldogs with a double/double – 10 points and 15 rebounds as she hit 5 Free Throws in a row in the last minutes of the game. Sierra Cornn and Taylor Rowlett each contributed 5 points as Kelsey Roell had 4 blocked shots.Score by Quarter:BMS: 6   9   17   28SD:  6   11  16   24Season Record:  2-0Submitted by Batesville Coach Thomas Barnett. The seventh grade Lady Bulldogs lost their second game of the season to the South Dearborn Knights by a score of 37 to 24. The girls played well defensively but just couldn’t get anything going offensively.They were led in scoring by Ellie Waechter with 8 who was followed by Kendall Dickman and Hattie Westerfeld who both added 7. Rounding out the scoring was Hannah Slayback who added 2. Katelyn Broering worked hard under the basket and pulled in many rebounds.The ladies are now 0-2 on the season.Submitted by Batesville Coach Ben Pierson.last_img read more

Lady Cardinals MS Split With Lady Chargers

first_imgThe St Louis 7th grade girls basketball team lost to visiting North Decatur by a final score of 29 to 16. For STL, Sarah Preston,Hanna Hurm & Avery Roell each had 3 points. Hailey Mohr added a free throw & Kate Burkhart had 4 points.Score by quarter. ND 3  SL 2; ND 11  SL 7; ND 16  SL 11; ND 29  SL 16.Submitted by STL Coach Mike Burkhart.St Louis 8th grade girls were victorious over North Decatur, 34-31. Audrey Weigel led the team with 10 points.  Baylee Rohlfing and Gabi Garcia both chipped in 8 points, while Jillian Eckstein knocked in 6.  Rohlfing dominated the boards with 8 rebounds.Submitted by STL Coach Amy Weigel.last_img read more

Indians Swimming Sectional Prelims Results

first_imgMilan Boys Swimming Sectional Prelims Results @ Columbus.Jarrod Nichols Broke 2 School Records Thursday night at Sectional Prelims. He broke his own school record in the 200 IM (2:16.93) and Broke the 100 Breaststroke record (1:07.73)The 200 Medley Relay qualified 9th —- Nataniel Walter, Jarrod Nichols, Dillon Richardson, Zach Seithel.The 200 Freestyle Relay qualified 11th — Zach Seithel, Devon Rosenbarger, Trevor Richardson, Brandon Summers.The 400 Freestyle Relay qualified 10th — Brandon Summers, Devon Rosenbarger, Dillon Richardson, Jarrod NicholsAll of the Milan’s Swimmers that swam on Thursday qualified for Finals on Saturday.Submitted by Milan Coach Steve Stock with Milan AD Jon Prifogle.last_img read more

Greensburg Run

first_imgYou have to give a lot of credit to Coach Meyer and the Greensburg Pirates for their amazing run over the past 4 years.  No matter how this season finally comes out, this 3-A EIAC school has to their name 3 sectional championships,  2 regional championships, and ay least 1 semi-state  and state championship.What makes this even more amazing is that during this same stretch another EIAC school–Batesville–has accounted so far for all but 2 of the Pirate losses during the last 3 years of that run.  For most schools in Indiana, when you are that dominant you at least have things easier in your own area and conference.  However, Greensburg has had the most trouble with Batesville who is in the same conference.Coach Meyer and his staff have put together a team with 5 D-1 starters.  Bryant McIntosh is going to Northwestern to play basketball, Sean Sellers is headed for Ball State to play basketball, Colin Rigney will play tennis at Ball State, and Macy Holdsworth is headed for IU in baseball.  This leaves Ryan Welage, only a junior, who is yet to decide where he will play basketball.  Not many schools with 700 or so students have ever put this type of team on the basketball floor for 3 straight seasons.Time will tell how this group will be remembered when the history books are written.  For now, it has been quite a run!last_img read more

Sentencing Scheduled For Former Jail Officer

first_imgWalton could face a sentence between 15 and 30 years and a fine approaching $250,000 for each count.A former Franklin County jail officer will soon find out his sentence after pleading guilty in federal court to two counts of child exploitation.The sentencing hearing for the plea deal reached in February is scheduled for May 27 in Indianapolis.The Richmond Palladium-Item is reporting that Walton could face a sentence between 15 and 30 years and a fine approaching $250,000 for each count. Prosecutors reportedly will not request a sentence of more than 30 years for the two charges. Walton could ask for any sentence in the statutory range, however, the judge could hand down prison time up to 60 years.The former officer will serve at least 85 percent of the federal sentence.Walton was arrested after agents searched his Liberty home last August. Authorities said they located electronic evidence including thumb drive hidden behind a mirror and a video camera during the raid along with sexually explicit photographs of a minor female.last_img read more

Franklin County FSA Holding Committee Elections

first_imgMichael E Kohlsdorf,  County Executive Director, Franklin County Farm Service Agency, announced the County Committee Election process for 2014 has begun with the announcement of the Local Administrative Area (LAA) boundaries and the posting of the eligible voter list at the FSA office.This year LAA-3 in Butler, Highland, Ray & Salt Creek Townships will be conducting an election.   A map, with specific boundaries, is available at the county office.The FSA County Committee is a unique and important partnership member with the USDA to administer the farm programs. Committee members are nominated and elected by their peers. Members serve a three year term and apply their judgment, experience, and knowledge when making local decisions regarding:The duties of FSA County Committee members include:Administering farm program activities conducted by the County FSA Office.Informing farmers of the purpose and provisions of the FSA programs.Keeping the State FSA Committee informed of LAA conditions.Monitoring changes in farm programs.Participating in county meetings as necessary.Performing other duties as assigned by the State FSA Committee.“We are seeking nominations from eligible voters to be placed on the ballot which will be mailed to eligible voters this fall”, Kohlsdorf said.  The nomination period is open from June 15 to August 1.Nominating form FSA-669A, can be obtained at the county FSA office, or obtained electronically at here >>Each form submitted must be:Limited to one nominee.Signed and dated by the nominee in Item 4. Nominee must sign if willing to have his/her name placed on the ballot and agrees to serve if elected.Note: Name shown on ballot will appear exactly the same as in Agency records.Delivered to the County FSA Office or postmarked no later than August 1.last_img read more

Tigers Defeat Wildcats In Boys Soccer

first_imgThe Lawrenceburg Tigers won a 2-0 Boys Soccer game against The Franklin County Wildcats.The Tigers scored both of their goals in the 2nd half.Franklin County at Lawrenceburg Boys Soccer (9-3)Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Dan Gartenman with Varvee.last_img

Football Scores

first_imgAs you have probably noticed, college football scores are really up this year.  It was  highlighted this past Saturday when Baylor beat TCU 61-58 in a regulation game.  What are the reasons for this?The biggest reason is probably the emphasis put on holding by defensive backs when receivers are running pass routes.  Rule makers felt that the games were getting too physical.  I know that the fans like these high scoring games, and I am sure that had some bearing on the rule.I believe the second reason is the wide-open offensive sets that a lot of schools are going to.  Twenty years ago you would have never seen a quarterback in the back field all by himself.  This is becoming more and more prevalent as each year goes by.  The defense will have to adjust, and I am sure they will.  However, it is taking time.Even high school games seem to be higher scoring.  For example, Batesville has scored over 40 points in their last two games.  I don’t believe high school refereeing has changed that much, so what else can be making the difference in high school?  Probably, like everything else, players get bigger and stronger earlier.  This leads to arm strength at a younger age, so the high school game has opened up more and more the last few years.  We will have to wait and see how quick the defense will catch up.last_img read more

Batesville MS Golf Invitational Results

first_imgCricket Ridge Golf Course hosted the Second Annual Batesville Middle School Golf Invitational on Saturday, May 16th. Through a light drizzle, the Bulldog Boys’ and Girls’ teams both took second place while the Greensburg teams took both first place slots.Outstanding performances by eighth graders Meredith McCreary and Kelly Gole earned them first and third place in the individual girls division. The Bulldogs finished the season 20 – 6.Boys and Coed Team Results1. Greensburg Junior High Boys = 1832. Batesville Middle School Boys = 2023. Benjamin Rush Middle School = 2094. Franklin County Schools = 2185. St. Louis Catholic School = 222Batesville Individual Boys Results1. Andy Gutzwiller – 482. Zach Stoneburner – 483. Shane Meer – 534. Sam Bowman – 585. Joseph Cerniglia – 53Girls Team Results1. Greensburg Junior High Girls = 2032. Batesville Middle School Girls = 216Batesville Individual Girls Results1. Meredith McCreary = 422. Kelly Gole = 513. Kacy Harsh = 614. Shalee Harrington = 655. Sarah Ronnebaum = 62Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chase Mears.last_img read more