Have you ever been the score bookkeeper at any sporting event? All sports have unique things that only the true sport fan understands or even wants to understand. I have kept track, baseball, and basketball books. To the average Joe, you are just writing down the scores as they happen. However, what you are really doing is preserving for history what went on in that contest. As long as no questions come up, what you write down becomes history. Years later someone may go through that book to check on a record, a career stat, or some other historic fact. There is always the one time that some kind of controversy crops up. What if the track meet ends in a tie? Each coach involved will scan that book to see if any discrepancy might have shown up. There is a time limit after a meet that the score can be changed, but after that time is elapsed what is written down becomes official even it it’s wrong. I believe in track that is just one hour. Baseball books are often changed if a play is ruled an error and later when the score keeper has a chance to watch a replay may decide to call it a hit based on what they have observed when watching the play again several times. With the way everyone seems to like facts about each player, it is very important that the yards, for instance in football, are listed correctly. Was it 4 yards, 4.5 yards, or maybe 5 yards? At the end of a season or career this might be the difference in their getting a record or just missing it. No one worried about that in game 6 of that season, but now it might be the record breaker. A good score keeper is the eyes and ears for any game. Sometime I’ll talk about some of the shorthand used in score keeping.
The Franklin County Lady Wildcats outscored The Milan Lady Indians 12-2 in Softball play.Milan vs. FC Softball (4-24)Submitted by Milan Coaches Eric Widener and Yatzee Roysden with Max Preps.
JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. – Indiana State Police troopers conducted a sobriety checkpoint between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. Wednesday, November 26.According to ISP Sgt. Brian Wilson, a total of 44 vehicles were checked and three Seymour residents were arrested on drug-related offenses at the roadblock.Two were booked into the Jackson County Jail on possession of methamphetamine charges.The checkpoint was conducted based on statistical data derived from DUI arrest and crash records.
It was a tale of two nights for the Batesville boys freshman basketball team.The team earned their first win on the season with a 38-29 victory over South Decatur on Monday night.Jayden Beal had a solid game for the dogs defensively with several steals and other great plays on defense. The team was led in scoring by Luke Schroeder who had 13 points coming of the bench. The boys did much better controlling the boards and not being selfish on offense by finding the open teammate.Tuesday night the South Dearborn Knights came to town and dropped the Bulldogs to 1-2 on the season with a final score of 43-31.The Knights came out with lots of effort and hustle that was not matched by the dogs. The dogs made a nice run in the 3rd quarter but never got closer than 4 points.The freshman boys will be in action again Monday, December 8th at Jac-Cen- Del.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Michael Lanning.
Congratulations to our 3 area winners who will be playing in the basketball regionals this weekend. They are Greensburg, South Ripley, and Connersville.In 2A South Ripley won their own sectional by defeating Milan. They will play in Paoli against South Knox. In 3A, Greenburg also won their own sectional by defeating the Lawrenceburg Tigers. They will play at Washington against Pike Central. The final team to win a sectional is Connersville in the 4A division. They are playing at Southport where they will be facing Brownsburg. To win a regional, you must win 2 games in one day.Good luck to these area teams!
One person was injured Sunday evening in a Ripley County crash.A report from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says around 11 Tiffany Scruggs, 26, of Osgood, was northbound on U.S. 421 slowing to turn onto Michigan Road when she was struck from behind by a car driven by Racheal Pierce, 22, of Michigan. Scruggs was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State police, Rescue 69, New Marion Fire Department, Versailles Fire Department and Ripley County Medic all responded to the scene.
Shelbyville, In. — A report from Bloomberg News says Caesars Entertainment has purchased casinos and horse tracks in Anderson and Shelbyville for more than $1 billion.Unnamed sources are cited in the report saying current own Centar Gaming is in the final negotiations on the deal. Centar officials have declined comment.
Batesville sweeps county titles.The Batesville JV Volleyball team captured the Ripley County Tourney by defeating Jac-Cen-Del 25-19, 25-9 in the opener and Milan 25-22, 25-24 in the championship game. In the J-C-D game, Belle Wolters set the pace from the service line earning 10 points including 5 aces in 13 attempts. Katie Bedel pounded 5 kills to lead the offensive attack with Nikki Fox and Shelby Westerfeld chipping in with 3 a piece. In the championship game, Fox led all servers with 10 points including 2 aces. Bedel dominated with 9 kills including one for a huge momentum swing in the closing points of the match. The team improves to 9-4 with the wins.On the Varsity side, The Lady Dogs took minimum sets to complete the sweep.Jac-Cen Del was the first sweep of the day, Milan the second, however the Indians didn’t go down without a fight in set #2. Serving top performers for the day were #20 Jenna Ertel going 100% on nine serves while #7 Kylie Laker racked up 9 Aces, only to be outdone by #17 Abigail Westerfeld with 13 Aces. Attack wise #23 Hattie Westefeld had 26 Kills and only errors and #5 Macy Prickel had 25 kills and 4 errors. Rounding out the top performers were #7 Kylie Laker with 35 Assists & Jenna Ertel with 17 digs.BHS over JCD – 25-7, 25-10, 25-8BHS over Milan – 25-16, 25-23, 25-11Batesville will welcome East Central on Monday night with a 5:00pm start for JV & Freshman.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.
North Vernon, In. — On Wednesday, an autopsy was completed on a man who was found deceased in a lake along Forest Grove Lane in Country Squire Lakes near North Vernon, Indiana on September 17th.The man has been identified as Chad Stearns, age 30, North Vernon, Indiana. At this time no foul play is suspected. Toxicology results are still pending. The investigation remains ongoing.Anyone who may have had contact with Stearns within the past week is urged to contact Detective Jason Duncan, Indiana State Police-Versailles Post at (812)689-5000.
Indianapolis, In. — Lucas Oil Stadium will host “Bands of America Marching Band Championship this weekend. Marching bands from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and South Dakota will compete.A complete schedule of performances is listed online here.