Milan and South Ripley Volleyball teams are raising money for the Emily Mathes Memorial Scholarship. (Image: Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home)The Milan and South Ripley Volleyball teams are partnering to raise money for the Emily Mathes Memorial Scholarship.Members of both teams are working a booth at the Versailles Pumpkin Show and the public can register for a raffle that benefits the scholarship fund.Eight different packages are being raffled and tickets cost just a $1.00 each or six tickets for $5.00.Raffle packages include:Sports Memorabilia Packages: Among other items it includes a Pete Rose autographed baseball, pennants, Hall of Fame baseball cards, a Walter Peyton Sports Illustrated MagazineBengals Package: An unworn Andy Dalton practice jersey as well as a ball signed by the Bengals Quarterback.Player Package: Michael Johnson signed football along with a Joe Morgan Bobblehead and a Joey Votto figurine.Indianapolis Colts Package: Two tickets to a game in 2013.Reds Package: Four Tickets to a Reds game in 2014 that are only five rows behind the Reds dugout and also a parking pass.Two Restaurant Packages: Gift Cards to Texas Roadhouse, Outback Steakhouse, Crossroads Restaurant, Goldstar and Versailles Dairy QueenArea Business Package: 22 inch channel lock toolbox with organizer, and two gas cardsParty Package: Milan Dairy Queen will supply all of the items for a great party including ice cream cake, party supplies and the winner will even be able to select the theme of the party.The raffle will be drawn on Monday evening during 2nd annual Emily Mathes memorial game between Milan and South Ripley.Both teams will be wearing Emily’s favorite color, Purple, and they ask the crowd to wear the same.Emily Mathes was a freshman at South Ripley when she lost her life in May 2012. The scholarship fund was established by her parents and sisters.As a tribute to the many friendships she had around Ripley County, the scholarship provides college money for two South Ripley seniors and one Milan senior. Next year they plan to include a senior from Jac-cen-del.Anyone interested in donating and unable to attend the Versailles Pumpkin Show or the game can send donations directly to the Ripley County Community Foundation made out to Emily’s Scholarship Fund.
Congrats to Jac-Cen-Del’s Sydney Keene and East Central’s Brooke Packer on making the list of Hoosier Basketball Top Senior Girls List for 2014.Hoosier Basketball’s Top Senior GirlsSubmitted by Jac-Cen-Del Girls Basketball Coach Scott Smith.
Brian Hahn recently resigned as the boys’ basketball coach at Pendleton Heights. Although he has been quite successful in his 9 years as Pendleton Heights head coach, he wants to start a basketball academy in the Indianapolis area.According to several media reports Hahn believes that there is a need to teach basketball skills to all ages of kids from k-12 grades. He plans to start this summer at a yet unnamed location with kids from 3rd grade and up. If this is successful, he will eventually include all aged kids.His academy will operate for the 8 months that athletes are not involved in a high school program so that he will not interfere with the programs there.I wonder if this is an attempt to help young basketball players who do not want to go the AAU route or are not good enough to be recruited by an AAU coach? Hahn eventually hopes to have enough kids enrolled to operate at 2 locations around Indianapolis.If my memory serves me correctly, Hahn played basketball at New Castle High School and later at Butler University.
The Batesville Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead on Milan and captured a 10-0 victory on Thursday at Liberty Park.Nine runs in the first three innings allowed the Batesville Bulldogs to put the game away early.Seven runs in the first inning and an error in the second inning fueled the Batesville Bulldogs’ offense early.Jacob Wilson paced the Batesville Bulldogs at the plate. Jacob Wilson went 2-3, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the first and third innings.Luke Forbeck recorded the win for the Batesville Bulldogs. He pitched five shutout innings. He struck out three, walked one and surrendered four hits.Schmidt took the loss for Milan . He allowed seven runs in one-third of an inning, walked four and struck out one.The Batesville Bulldogs scored one run in the third inning, and then followed it up with one more in the fifth. In the third, the Batesville Bulldogs scored on an RBI single by Jacob Wilson, scoring Werner. The Bulldogs completed the game in the bottom of the fifth, as Zach Britton scored home on a wild pitch.The Bulldogs completed another shutout at home this season, as they have yet to allow a run at home in their four games at Liberty Park.The win makes the Bulldogs 5-5 on the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.
The Greensburg Boys Track and Field team travelled to North Decatur for the annual County Meet. The Pirates finished second behind South Decatur. The only winners for the squad were Freshman Joey Woods in the 100m dash (11.6) and the 4x800m relay team of Michael Back (PR Split of 2:06), Reid McClintic, Kevin Johnson and Jared Hasselbring in a season best time of 8:46.A big congrats to the Lady Pirates for their County Title!Boys Team Scores. South Decatur 79, Greensburg 45, North Decatur 23.Greensburg Results. High Jump-4. Devin Ruble 5’6”; Discus-4. Tanner Yonts 110’8”; Long Jump-3. Ruble 17’9” and PR – Scott Dorsett 16’8”; Shot Put-3. Jessi Hunter 37’ 7”and 4. Dylan Cain 37’ 3 ½”; 4x800m Relay-1. 8:46.0 – M. Back, McClintic, Johnson, Hasselbring; 110m Hurdles-3. Vincent Pavey 17.9; 100m Dash-1. Joey Woods 11.6; 1600m Run-2. McClintic 4:54.0; 4x100m Relay-2. 46.6 Jadrian Woods, Joey Woods, Pavey, Ruble; 400m Dash-3. Dylan Barber 58.0; 300m Hurdles-2. Pavey 47.8 PR; 800m Run-2. M. Back 2:13, 3. Louis Moore 2:17,PR Dylan Brown 2:18; 200m Dash-3. Joey Woods 24.0 PR; 3200m Run-2. Hasselbring 10:56 and 3. McClintic 11:01; and 4×400-2. 3:58.0 – M.Back, Pavey, Hunter, Moore.The Pirates will be in action Thursday evening when they travel to the Warren Central Relays.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers. The Lady Pirates were crowned the 2016 Decatur County Track & Field Champions Tuesday night at North Decatur. The Greensburg Girls won the County meet with 89 points to North Decatur’s 43.5 and South Decatur’s 23.5. Of the 15 contested events the Lady Pirate won 10 individual events and all three relays.Shelby Pake, Cami Jones, Ashlynn Meyer, and Taylor McIntosh all won 2 individual events while Erin Browning & Lily Grimes dominated the throwing events. The Lady Pirates also broke 3 meet records throughout the evening. Shelby Pake set new meet records in both the 1600 & 3200 individually. Pake also led the 4 x 800 team of Morgan Winkler, Cathy Newhart, and Cami Jones in a record-breaking relay time as well.Greensburg Girls County Meet Results. Shot Put-1st Lily Grimes 35’11.5, 2nd Erin Browning 33‘9, Kailee Kidd 25’7, Emily Lowe 24’4; Discus-1st Erin Browning 104’1 (PR), 2nd Lily Grimes 95’7, Kailee Kidd 74’2 (PR), Emma Taylor 62’4 (PR); Long Jump-3rd Jaylin Hampton 14’4.5 (PR); 100-1st Taylor McIntosh 13.4, 4th Rylie Smith 14.4, Abby Easley 15.8; 200-1st Taylor McIntosh 27.9, Rylie Smith 30.7, Abby Easley 33.8; 100H-1st Ashlynn Meyer 16.4 and 3rd Kayla Davis 18.3; 300H-1st Ashlynn Meyer 50.3 and 2nd Kayla Davis 53.1 (PR); 400-1st Cami Jones 1:07 and 2nd Jaylin Hampton 1:11; 800-1st Cami Jones 2:36, 4th Morgan Winkler 2:53, Savannah Kiefer 3:23.6; 1600-1st Shelby Pake 5:31 ***Meet Record***, 2nd Cathy Newhart 5:44 (PR), Morgan Winkler 6:35.4 (PR), and avannah Kiefer 7:11.4; 3200-1st Shelby Pake 12:00 ***Meet Record***, and 2nd Cathy Newhart 12:32; 4 x 100-1st Rylie Smith, Kayla Davis, Jaylin Hampton, Ashlynn Meyer 54.8; 4 x 400-1st Kayla Davis, Cami Jones, Jaylin Hampton, Ashlynn Meyer 4:33; 4 x 800-1st Pake, Winkler, Newhart, Jones 10:48 ***Meet Record***.The Lady Pirates will compete in the Warren Central Relays Thursday, May 5.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Katina Tekulve.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — Stayin’ Alive, the Franklin County coalition promoting tobacco-free policies, is announcing results from a survey of local residents about their attitudes and use of tobacco.The survey was fueled by a grant from Interact for Health as part of a three-year initiative to plan and implement tobacco-free policies in the community.Stayin’ Alive collected opinions from 291 residents of Franklin County.Of those 291 respondents, 74% were in favor of tobacco free outdoor parks in Franklin County; and only 24% of the respondents replied people should be allowed to use tobacco products wherever they want.
RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — A local business is asking for donations to help citizens in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.Kristi Crum with Crum Trucking says, “I got the idea Tuesday night. I was actually in the shower and I thought to myself, there’s people that don’t get to have water right now. All the firefighters down there are sweating and everything, and they don’t get to relax. I said, ‘You know we take this for-granted.’ So i got with the owners at Crum and I asked if we could do something, and they told me yes. So we started off on Facebook and it spread all over. It just went pretty viral. I’m really looking forward to being able to help out all these people that have been devastated by this. I can’t imagine loosing everything with something like that, that just came out of nowhere.”Crum will be taking your donations until noon on Friday December 9 at their headquarters in Batesville.They are asking for the following:bottled waterGatoradechap-stickdiapers (children and adults)baby wipesbaby formulahand sanitizertoiletriesnon-perishable itemstooth brushestooth pastetowelsblanketsA couple of Ripley county residents are also doing the same.Tina Humphrey-Gray and Char Palmer will be accepting donations Friday (12/2) from 5 to 8 at the Ripley County Fairgrounds in Osgood.In a Facebook post, Palmer says, “We attend car show there twice a year and vacation with our grand kids every year we hold this place dear to our hearts. Since we have jobs and are unable to be there to help we feel this is one small way we can help. We all can help in one BIG way and that is through prayer!!! Families have lost loved one, their homes and businesses and possibly jobs.Thank you all so much for your help and support, this is what makes us a great nation. When we all come together in a time of need. May God bless each and everyone!”You can drop of donations at building number 12.They are asking for the same items as Crum, and will also be taking cash donations as well.For more information you can call Palmer at 812-621-1915 or Gray at 513-344-0847.
BATESVILLE, Ind. — The Batesville Area Historical Society Museum invites everyone to see the new display entitled “Capturing Moments in Time: A Perfect Likeness.”Several of the main floor rooms are full of cameras from years gone by.There is also equipment that used to be common but is rarely seen today, such as glass negatives and reel to reel apparatus.The display will run through the end of May.The museum is open Thursdays and Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM to noon.Admission is free.
Batesville, Ind. — This Saturday, May 20 is the second of four free fishing days in the state of Indiana. It will be legal for Indiana residents to fish in public waters that day.
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