The Inaugural Ammann-Brinkmoeller Athletic Hall of Fame of Oldenburg Academy will take place this Saturday. This year’s class will include Tina Caldwell, a 1980 graduate, who starred in volleyball and basketball. The second inductee is Staci Hewig Adams, a tennis and volleyball all-star from the year 1982. The last inductee is Courtney Bell, a 1997 graduate, who excelled in track and cross country.These ladies will join 47 other individuals who were identified as recipients of the Ammann-Brinkmoeller Award and were recognized at their graduation. These ladies were given this award between 1980 and 1997. They will all be recognized at a reception and fellowship held in the Oldenburg Academy gymnasium.
The 2015 ORVC Girls Basketball Jamboree to be played on Saturday, October 31 @ 1:00pm at Jac-Cen-Del High School.2015-16 ORVC Girls JamboreeCourtesy of Eagles AD Mark Meyer.
Area Girls Basketball Scores.Wednesday (12-2)Lawrenceburg 58 SW Hanover 33Connersville 31 Union County 29Tuesday (12-1)Greensburg 48 Franklin County 29South Ripley 46 North Decatur 40Switz. County 73 Milan 26Eastern Hancock 51 South Decatur 40Rising Sun 49 South Dearborn 37Rushville 53 Richmond 47
I thought I knew basketball rules pretty well. I certainly new that the ball had to leave your hand for it to be a shot when clock management is in question. I also believed that when the ball was inside the basket cylinder it was considered a made basket. The UC game straightened me out.When UC’s Ellis attempted to dunk a basketball with time running out in the St. Joseph game, his basket should have tied the game and sent it to overtime. However, the ruling was “since Ellis still had his fingers on the basketball, even though the ball was actually inside the basket, he had not technically shot the ball”. Therefore, the horn went off before his fingers left the basketball. As a result, St. Joseph won and UC went home.The moral of the story: If the clock is running out, throw it into the basket, don’t dunk it!
Ethel June Crocker, 96, of the Hopewell Community passed away at 4:40pm Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born in Cincinnati on March 31, 1920 the daughter of Guy and Sherla Morris Smith. She was married to Orville Crocker on January 27, 1945 and he preceded her in death on November 3, 2004. Survivors include one daughter Nancy Thola of Osgood; three sons Merrill Crocker and Melvin Crocker both of the Hopewell Community, and Lee (Nancy) Crocker of Waverly, Ohio; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her sister Phyllis Jackson. Mrs. Crocker was a 1938 graduate of Western Hills High School in Cincinnati. Her and her husband Orville formerly owned and operated Crocker’s Coin-o-Wash in Osgood and June also assisted her family on their Christmas tree farm as well as with the livestock, including chickens and eggs. With God and family vital to her life her number one occupation was homemaker, but she also found time to be a 4-H leader as well as giving piano lessons. June was a 70 year member of the Hopewell Baptist Church where she played the piano and taught Sunday School. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 7th at 11am at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Ty Choate officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Thursday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church building fund in care of the funeral home.
NORTH VERNON, Ind. — The Hoosiers 30th Anniversary Tour will visit North Vernon next weekend.On Sunday March12, the tour, including members of the 1954 Milan High School Basketball team along with members of the “Hickory Huskers” from the movie Hoosiers, will be in attendance at the historic Park Theater in downtown North Vernon.Activities will being at 1:00 PM with a VIP event where attendees will have exclusive access to members of both teams for photographs, autographs, conversation, and refreshments.At 2:00 PM the movie Hoosiers will play in the theater. Following the movie there will be a meet and greet on the stage.The first 250 people attending the movie wearing the Letterman’s jacket or sweater will receive a special commemorative gift.Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Area Football Friday Scores.Week #3 (9-1)Batesville 7 South Dearborn 0LaSalle 13 East Central 0Lawrenceburg 35 Milan 7Franklin County 40 Rushville 19Oldenburg 26 Edinburgh 6Greensburg 24 Connersville 20Monroe Central 24 North Decatur 0South Decatur 27 Trinity Lutheran 0Switz. County vs. Trimble County PPD-Rescheduled (9-22)Union County 42 Union City 12New Albany 28 Jennings County 14Floyd Central 27 Madison 10
When the ISCA polls came out on Monday, the Batesville Lady Bulldogs found themselves sitting at #1 in the Class 2A poll. With a target on their backs, the Batesville Lady Bulldogs improved to 8-0 with an impressive win over a good Lawrenceburg team on Tuesday night 2-1.It was a physical, back-and-forth battle all game long but Batesville was able to walk away with a 2-1 victory. Hailey Mohr notched her first goal of the season in timely fashion. Mohr came off the bench at the 28 minute mark and began immediately making a mark on the game with possession and opportunities on goal. In a great combination of 1-touch and 2-touch passes, the Lady Bulldogs worked their way into Lady Tiger territory and Taylor Rowlett made the final pass to Mohr where she ripped a 1-touch shot up and over the keeper. With a 1-0 lead, Batesville had a couple more good chances on goal but could not play add-on in the first half. Lawrenceburg capitalized late in the halfwith a nice cross by Jenna Farmer and a header finish from Rylie Hutcherson. Batesville outshot Lawrenceburg 10-8 in the first half. Shots were few and far between in a defensive battle throughout the second half. Batesville outshot the Lady Tigers in the second half 4-3. Molly Wintz was aggressive in goal and shut down all the opportunities for Lawrenceburg. Bre Moman’s speed was uncontested on the sidelines as she stopped numerous runs on the right side of our defense throughout the match and also jump-started our offense on big defensive stops. Taylor Rowlett was able to net the game-winner for the Lady Bulldogs with 24 minutes remaining in the match. It was Rowlett’s 13th goal of her senior season.The JV Lady Dogs played the Lawrenceburg Tigers on Tuesday evening losing 2-0. In the first half the ladies struggled to hold the Tigers back and let two goals in. The Bulldogs defense put up a great fight and never let their heads hang. In the second half the ladies were able to shutout the Tigers and hold their line. Leading the defense were Chloe Saler and Kayla E. Meyer. The midfielders, Lily Esser and Kari Reer, helped control the second half and dictate the play. Offensively there were opportunities that the Dogs were unable to finish. The game ended in a loss of 2-0.The Ladies play at home on Thursday against Columbus East.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.
A lot of people have asked how Batesville has developed such a good distance running program. When I came to Batesville and took over the cross country program, it was run by the basketball coach, and the main participants were the basketball players trying to get into shape for basketball. They had very little desire to improve as runners.Even though I coached basketball at the time, I decided to recruit athletes whose first love was running. One of these young men was Dennis Dierckman who went on to finish second in a state distance race. Also, I expanded the training to include practicing on Saturdays and running through the summer vacation for fun. Since most other programs in southeastern Indiana were just like Batesville had been, it was not difficult to dominate them.With the success of Dennis Dierckman and the runners who followed him, we built a tradition which continues today. After I retired, Leo Turchyn, Ron McAllister, Lisa Gausman, and Ben Pierson have continued with this attitude. They are continuing to do quite well in distance running. Once the tradition is established, athletes want to be a part of winning programs.
Indianapolis, In. — East Central High School and Franklin County High School were honored along with 130 other schools honored during Monday’s Indiana Dual Credit Recognition Ceremony at the Statehouse.State Representative Randy Lyness said “It’s encouraging to see students taking their education seriously. “Enrolling in dual-credit courses challenges students academically and better prepares them to enter college. Thank you to the hardworking educators who push our students to succeed, and congratulations to both East Central High School and Franklin County High School.”The Indiana Department of Education, Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University celebrated the success of these schools, where at least 30 percent of students succeeded in a dual-credit course.Lyness said dual-credit courses provide students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, potentially saving future tuition costs. Dual-credit courses are taught by high school or college educators at a high school, college or university, or through online courses. These college-level courses are offered by both state and independent colleges and universities.