• Track Clinic

    first_imgLast weekend I attended the IATCCC track and field clinic at Indianapolis.  It was always a lot of fun and one of my favorite weekends of the year.  I get to meet coaches from other parts of the state that I only get to see at this clinic since I am no longer a head coach.We normally have around 800 coaches from all over the state of Indiana attend.  I don’t know how this compares to other state associations, but it is amazing to see all of them passing through the hallway as different speaking sessions end.One thing I found out at this clinic is that they are revising the exchange zone for the short sprint relay.  It will be interesting to see how this new exchange of batons will work in a race where the exchanges are already very hectic.I would take this opportunity to thank all of you for the kind words that I have received concerning the John McNichols award that was presented to me at the annual track and cross country banquet.  Being involved with athletics has kept me going through the years.  I am eternally grateful for this opportunity.last_img read more

  • Nancy L. Hoog

    first_imgNancy L. Hoog, 72, of Brookville passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019, surrounded by her family.She was born in Batesville on April 19, 1947 to Wilson and Ethel Greene Payne. She was married to the love of her life Clifford Hoog who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Brookville Order of Eastern Star. Nancy owned and operated Caring Hearts daycare and she was proud to touch the lives of every child that came through her door. Nancy’s passion through life was her love of caring for children and having fun with her family.Nancy is survived by her brother Jim Payne and his wife Janet of Cambridge City; a brother-in-law; Raymond Hoog; two sisters-in-law; Barbara Hill and Rosemary Ramey; several nieces and nephews; special niece Diane Price who oversaw her care, her best friend Carolyn Hofer and all the children she cared for over the years in her day care. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Clifford, and her sister Mary Jo Mosley.Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home 929 Main Street Brookville. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. For more information or to send memories or condolences, go to www.cookrosenberger.com . The Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home Staff is honored to serve Nancy’s family.last_img read more

  • Tips to enjoy Thanksgiving without weight gain or illness

    first_imgIndianapolis, IN—The arrival of Thanksgiving brings about plenty of family, friends, festivities, and food, but extra pounds don’t have to be part of your annual traditions. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is offering Hoosiers tips on how to enjoy the holidays without the weight gain that often comes with them.According to State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box,To avoid some common holiday eating pitfalls: Don’t skip meals. Eat before you attend a party, so you don’t show up hungry.Add fruit and vegetable trays to your holiday feast, and if you must add a dip, try yogurt-based dips.Limit high-calorie alcoholic drinks that can also lower inhibitions and increase the likelihood of overeating.Drink water and unsweetened drinks like iced tea instead of sweet, calorie-laden drinks. Drink water 30 minutes before each meal to help curb your appetite.Find ways to burn off extra calories. Sign up for a holiday walk or run. Go ice skating or walk around the neighborhood to see holiday decorations.Holiday parties where food is served buffet style and sits out for long periods of time can also pose a health risk. Leaving food out at room temperature too long can cause bacteria, such as Salmonella and E.coli, to grow to dangerous levels that can cause illness. Follow these tips to keep your food safe:Never leave food out of refrigeration for more than two hours.Keep hot food at or above 140°F. Place cooked food in chafing dishes, preheated steam tables, warming trays and/or slow cookers.Keep cold food at or below 40°F. Keep food in the refrigerator or in containers placed in bowls of ice. You also can use small serving trays and replace them often.Store leftovers properly by placing them in shallow containers for quick cooling and refrigerating them at 40°F or below within two hours.Cook poultry to a minimum internal temperature of 165°F. If using stuffing inside the turkey, it should also be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165°F.Do not wash the turkey.Wash hands before working with food or when working from raw food to cooked food.last_img read more

  • Fireworks to be displayed at state parks

    first_imgStatewide—The public can watch fireworks at several Indiana State Park properties in recognition of Independence Day. Standard gate fees of $7 for in-state vehicles and $9 for out-of-state vehicles will apply for admission throughout the day at each site.Social distancing is expected when visiting state park properties, and masks are recommended. Please enjoy your visit responsibly for the safety of other guests and DNR staff. Personal fireworks are prohibited at Indiana State Parks.In the days before each event, watch individual state park Facebook pages for any updates or changes based on weather.Sites currently scheduled to host fireworks shows and viewing are:Clifty Falls State ParkThe City of Madison’s fireworks, scheduled for July 4 at 10 p.m., can be viewed from Clifty Falls State Park. Additionally, Clifty Inn will host a viewing area for inn guests.Versailles State ParkVersailles State Park’s fireworks show is scheduled for July 11 at 9:30 p.mlast_img read more

  • Ivy Tech’s Rahschulte Appointed to Serve on AACC Commission on College Readiness

    first_imgLawrenceburg, IN – Dr. Rebecca Rahschulte, Vice President of Ivy Tech Community College’s K-14 Initiatives and Statewide Partnerships, has been selected by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to serve on the organization’s Commission on College Readiness. Rahschulte’s three-year term with the organization began July 1st, 2020.The Commission of College Readiness provides guidance for the AACC leadership in terms of best practices for advancing college-going rates. The organization helps identify K-12 programs and colleges that have found innovating solutions to preparing students for college.last_img read more

  • Monday Local Sports Results

    first_imgNext up at New Pal Tuesday Night. Batesville Varsity Boys Tennis team was defeated by Greensburg 3-2.Lleyton. Ratcliffe won at #1 Singles along with the. #1 doubles team of Sam Voegele & Max. Giesting. Batesville will travel to East Central on Tuesday for a 4:30 start.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.  The Batesville Lady Bulldogs won the three way match at Hillcrest Golf Course with a score of 172.  Switzerland County 236 and Oldenburg Inc.Emma Weiler led the Bulldogs with a 36 Haley Hines shot 52 for SC and Emerald Simmons had 52 for Oldenburg. Other scores for the Bulldogs were Josie Meyer 43, Tori Harpring 45, Madelyn Pohlman 4,8 Chloe Murphy 60.Also Emma Weiler was nominated for Cincinnati Enquirer Athlete of the Week in Golf. Go to their website and vote.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.The 8th Grade North Decatur Lady Chargers improve to 4-0 with a 25-18, 25-15 win over Waldron!Great teamwork! First home match tomorrow vs St. Mary’sCourtesy of Chargers Coach Becky Bingham.Batesville High School was the “setting” for the freshman girls’ volleyball game against Lawrenceburg Monday night. Batesville won in two sets. Both sets ended with a score of 25-19.  Kaylin Hinners did a fantastic job serving and went 7 for 7 with 1 ace. Laura Schwegman’s serves were a thing of beauty. She went 8 for 8 as well. Kaylie Raver had five amazing kills. Isabelle Wonnell ended the evening error-free on offense. Tuesday, September 1st,  the Varsity and Reserve teams will take on Lawrenceburg at the Batesville gym.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Vickie Heil.FCHS Girls Golf team put in another dominating performance at Brook Hill vs New Castle 160-188. Lady Wildcats Scores: Camryn Brewer 39; Gracie Graf 40; Nicole Mears 40; Crystal Calihan 41; Kelsie Brackney 48; Lillie Graf 50; Jacy Grimmeissen 54. Cats will be back in action next Tuesday at Brook Hill vs Lawrenceburg.Courtesy of Wildcats AD Denny Dorrel.FC hosted EC and what a match it was to attend. Even though we did lose to EC 25-22, 25-27, 25-22, 25-12, it was great to see the drive in these young ladies on the court. We did take set 2 in a win by two point 27-25.‘I am very pleased with the level of play against EIAC EC. Makyah Richardson had 4 kills and 3 blocks. Alex Gillman had 1 kill, 1 block, 1 ace serve and 8 digs. Jenna Bruns had 1 kill, 1 block, 2 ace serves and 2 digs. Meredith Hoff had 4 kills and 2 digs. Kassidy Schell had 4 kills, 2 blocks, 5 assists and 8 digs. Saige Mergenthal had 3 kills, 2 blocks and 1 dig. Kacie Williams had 8 assists and 3 digs. Kim Settles had 18 digs. Rae Ertel had 1 dig.’ Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.Wednesday, Sept. 2nd, F/JV/V will host Rushville back to back to back matches. Freshman game starts at 5:30. Come out and support your Lady Cats!!!FC JV Volleyball played tough tonight, never giving up 25-20, 25-20. They were down 8-9 points and just kept pushing through. Just not enough time to take the lead for the win. Hadlee Hornsby had 2 kills and 2 digs. Kiersten Schell had 1 kill, 5 digs and 1 assist. Kylie Lea had 13 digs. Stephanie Billman had 1 dig and 1 assist. Lauren Stacy had 1 dig. Macy Crain had 1 dig and 2 ace serves. Michaela Ferman had 3 kills, 2 digs and 4 assists.We are back on the court Wednesday, Sept. 2nd hosting EIAC Rushville. F/JV/V will all play back to back to back with Freshman beginning at 5:30pm. Come out and support your Lady Cats!!!!ECVB defeated FC at all 3 levels last night. Varsity won 25-22, 25-27, 25-22, 25-12. ‘It wasn’t pretty, but they pulled out a win. We have a lot of work to do, we just need some practice time to do it in.’ Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.   Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVarsity is now 6-2 on the season and 2-0 in EIAC.last_img read more

  • Oshoala grabs brace as Barcelona women rout champions Atletico

    first_imgRelatedPosts Oshoala visits Lagos Oba Oshoala unlucky as Wolfsburg beat Barca to reach Women’s Champions League final La Liga announces fixtures as Spanish season re-start looms large Nigeria international, Asisat Oshoala, grabbed a brace as Barcelona continued their rampant start to the Women’s Primera Division season by thrashing champions Atletico Madrid 6-1 on Saturday.The Catalans had begun the campaign with a 9-1 thrashing of CD Tacon, the club absorbed by Real Madrid.But they got off to a bad start in their second home game of the season when Amanda Sampedro put Atletico in front in the second minute.Barca hit back quickly with a penalty from former Atletico player Jenni Hermoso and moved into a 4-1 lead at halftime with goals from Mariona Caldentey and Oshoala plus an own goal from Laia Aleixandri.Oshoala struck again soon after the interval then Atletico were further embarrassed by a second own goal, by Silvia Meseguer, which completed the rout.Barcelona are top with seven points from three games, while Atletico have six points.Tags: Asisat OshoalaBarcelona FClast_img read more

  • Tammy Abraham brands Van Dijk ‘beast’

    first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Lampard: Tomori won’t leave Chelsea Anjorin: I’ll fight for shirt in Chelsea except there’s a tempting loan offer Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham has revealed that Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk is the toughest defender he’s faced in the Premier League.Abraham, 22, returned from a successful loan spell with Aston Villa to star for Chelsea this season, scoring nine goals in his opening 11 appearances under Frank Lampard.Gareth Southgate rewarded Abraham with an international call-up this month and the striker is line to feature in England’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.Abraham has come up against Van Dijk twice this season but is yet to find a way past the Dutchman who was named PFA Player of the Year last term.The youngster came on in the second half of Chelsea’s Super Cup defeat to Liverpool back in August before Jurgen Klopp’s side beat the Blues at Stamford Bridge last month.“He’s a beast. He’s just good at what he does. He’s experienced,” Abraham told The Daily Mail.“It is to do with little things. Movement. My movement in the box, some defenders don’t pay attention to me — they are only focused on the ball.“With him, it’s kind of both, he’s paying attention to me and the ball, knows where I am, knows where I want to go, follows me.“It’s quite annoying for a striker – just leave me alone!”Abraham believes his loan spells with Bristol City, Swansea and Villa “toughened” him up and prepared him for the life in the English top flight.“I’ve had other experiences when I’ve gone out on loan again — back into the Championship, which wasn’t ideal for me at the time but brought a lot of positives,” he said.“Going back into the war zone, as they call it, I got to toughen up.“Although I didn’t score as many goals at Swansea as I would have liked to, I got to enjoy football again and started scoring at Villa and then had a great end to the season.“I’ve always believed in myself, it’s still early. I’ve got to keep on trying to help the team.”Tags: Frank LampardTammy AbrahamVirgil van Dijklast_img read more

  • Lambert defends Villa discipline

    first_img Relegation-threatened Villa have accumulated 64 bookings and two red cards during the current campaign. Midfielder Fabian Delph became the first Premier League player to have to serve a two game ban for 10 bookings and right-back Matt Lowton is one yellow card away from facing the same punishment. He said: “I’m a little bit surprised we are bottom (of the fair play table). Because we’re a young side, sometimes our enthusiasm overrides things. If the referee decides to wave the yellow card, you have to run with it.” Paul Lambert insists Aston Villa are not a dirty side despite being bottom of the fair play table ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool at Villa Park. Lambert added: “Are Villa a dirty side? Are you kidding. We’ve got one player over six feet tall. The rest are three feet, nine inches! “We are not the biggest team but we will certainly stand up to things.” Lambert will not attempt to try and change Lowton’s approach and has been delighted with his overall form. He said: “Matty will get a couple of games (suspension) if he gets booked but he has been excellent for us. “He started the season brilliantly, had a little dip along with everyone else, and over the last few months he has been back to what he was doing at the start. “You can’t curtail somebody’s approach. That’s the way he plays the game so you can’t curtail it. “You don’t want him missing through a ban but I’d rather him make a challenge than not and if he has to take the consequences, he has to take it. We’ve other people there to come back in if that happens.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

  • McGinley opts for three wild cards

    first_img Press Association Europe captain Paul McGinley has announced he will have three wild cards for next year’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. The European points list comprises points gained by players from all Race to Dubai tournaments during the qualification process – which starts at the Wales Open from September 5-8 – with one point equalling one euro. The world points list comprises official world golf ranking points gained in sanctioned tournaments around the world during qualifying. The decision brings McGinley in line with American counterpart Tom Watson, who announced in March that he was reducing his number of picks from four to three. “I have said on a number of occasions that if something ain’t broke then don’t fix it, and I think that applies to the qualification process for the European Ryder Cup team,” said McGinley, whose proposal received unanimous backing from the European Tour’s Tournament Committee during their meeting at Wentworth on Monday night. “You only need to look at the record books to see that we haven’t done too badly of late so I didn’t see the need to make sweeping changes. “I’ve kept the qualification list order the same as Olly (Jose Maria Olazabal) had it for Medinah, the only difference being that I’ve increased the number of picks from two to three. “I’ve done that to give myself a little bit of extra flexibility when it comes to making my selections. Hopefully this will ensure that I have the right players to face the examination paper that Gleneagles will set out next September.” center_img His predecessor Jose Maria Olazabal had just two selections to make for the 2012 match against the United States at Medinah, when he selected Nicolas Colsaerts and Ian Poulter. However, McGinley will be given more of an opportunity to tailor his side with the addition of the third wild card, which means nine automatic qualifying places will be available for the 12-man team, four via the European Tour points list and five from the world points list. last_img read more