East Central hosted a 10 team indoor track meet Saturday. All of our conference schools competed as well as North and South Decatur. This meet was not a team scored meet, however awards were given to the top 6 athletes and relay teams of each event.Even though many Batesville athletes were not able to compete because of other commitments, Batesville athletes were still awarded many of these top 6 places. The Bulldogs had two champions of the day, Kelsey Gausman in the 1600m run and Connor Bell in the 800m run. Congratulations Kelsey and Connor!Many 2nd place ribbons were won by the Dogs and they went to:Sophia Meadows in the 55m dash and 200m dashMary Poltrack-1600m runMaddie Pierson-400m dashJacob Koehne-200m dash4 x 800m relay of Maria Wessel, Mary Poltrack, Sarah Poltrack and Kelsey Gausman4 x 400m relay of Garrett Yorn, Connor Bell, Quentin Gowdy and John Moody.3rd place winners were:Madeleine Robben and John Moody-400m dashSamantha Heidlage-Shot PutJessica Wagers-Pole VaultSprint Medley Relay of Booke Drake, Maddie Pierson, Morgan Meyer and Clare Bruns4th place winners:Mary Elizabeth Elkins and Jacob Koehne-55m dashGarrett Yorn-400m dashKevin Bedel-High JumpNathan Bedel-Pole VaultSprint Medley Relay of Annie Freese, Sophia Meadows, Allison Muckerheide and Jessica Westerfeld4 x 400 relay of Emma Gausman, Mary Elizabeth Elkins, Maddie Pierson and Kelsey Gausman5th place was awarded to:Morgan Meyer-55m dashSarah Poltrack and Chris Riffle-1600m runEmma Gausman-800m runMary Elizabeth Elkins-200m dashLuke Forbeck-High JumpRobert Strobel-Pole VaultSprint Medley Relay of Garrett Yorn, Alex Jorgensen, Luke Forbeck and Jacob KoehneFinishing out the award were 6th place finishers:Clare Bruns-55m hurdlesMorgan Meyer-200m dash4 x 800 relay of Lauren Eckstein, Kylie Lehman, Sarah Canady and Emma Gausman4 x 400 relay of Brooke Drake, Clare Bruns, Katie Baumer and Madeleine RobbenBatesville will open up there outdoor season on April 7th at home.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.
Louis J. Auel, of Sunman, was born on February 16, 1931 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a veteran of the armed forces, and served his country in the Army and Air Force. Louis married Linda McCann on June 14, 2003 at St. Nicholas Church in Sunman. He retired from GE in Evendale, Ohio, where he had been a model maker. Louis was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Cincinnati, the VFW in Milan, Kenneth L. Diver Post #337 Sunman American Legion, and St. Nicholas Catholic Church. He enjoyed making candy and spending time with his family. On Friday, January 22, 2016, at the age of 84, Louis passed away at his residence.Those surviving who will cherish Louis’ memory include his wife Linda; son, Randall (Kim) Auel of Milford, OH, daughter-in-law, Jean Auel of Sunman; 5 grandchildren; 5 great, grandchildren; brother, Jim Auel of Cincinnati, and twin sisters, Joan Hostetler and Jean Caseltine, both of Moores Hill. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Laura Auel; son, Thomas J. Auel; a sister, and 2 brothers.Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Rev. Sean Danda will officiate the Mass of Christian burial at 12:30 p.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Military honors, provided by the Kenneth L. Diver Post #337 Sunman American Legion, will follow. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in St. Joseph Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Nicholas Church, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home and its staff are honored to care for the family of Louis J. Auel.
VERSAILLES, Ind. — Two new troopers reported for duty at the Indiana State Police Post in Versailles.They are two of the 55 new troopers reporting to their districts after graduating from the 76th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy.Trooper Trevor Tucker, 23, is a 2011 graduate of Batesville High School and Trooper Derek Eggers, 25, is a 2010 graduate of Columbus North High School.The new troopers will undergo a 3 month training with a field training officer.After the training the troopers will receive their own vehicles and will be assigned patrols in Bartholomew and Jackson Counties.
Congratulations to The 2019 Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees.Service Awards go to Bill Hisrich – Batesville and John Ward – Jac-Cen-Del.Athletes include Stacy Edwards Schroeder—Batesville, Amy Myers Armstrong—South Ripley, Mary Simon McCoy—Jac-Cen-Del, Mike Cutter—Milan, and Art Thomas—Cross Plains.The Hall of Fame Inductees will be introduced on Saturday, January 5th during The Ripley County Boys Basketball Tourney with the ceremonies taking place sometime during the Spring.
Statewide—With falling leaves, the Indiana State Police would like to pass on a few driving tips.According to the Institute of Highway Safety, fall typically brings a sharp increase in the amount of car versus animal insurance claims, most of those being deer. These claims usually peak in the month of November and decrease through December and January. Wet leaves, colder temperatures, and an increase in rainfall also add to the mix. The Indiana State Police Post would like to remind you of these tips as you navigate our changing roadways: WET LEAVES: Wet leaves can be as slippery as an ice-covered roadway. Drive slowly on leaf-covered roads and avoid hard braking. Also, don’t forget that leaves can obscure lane and roadway markings, so make sure to pay attention to the edge of the roadway and stay in your lane. RAIN AND FOG: Wet roads are slippery and may lead to hydroplaning. Increase your following distance, and don’t use cruise control. If it’s foggy, use your low beams or fog lights and avoid using high beams.BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES: Any roadway not in direct contact with the ground can freeze quickly. Morning frost can leave icy patches, and shaded areas may remain icy after other parts of the roadway are dry. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are approximately 1.5 million deer-vehicle collisions each year. In 2018, Indiana ranked 25th in car versus animal crashes. When it comes to our four-legged friends:BUCKLE UP! Sudden stops from a collision or even hard braking are common causes of injury. Your seatbelt is the best protection to help prevent you or your passengers from being harmed. WATCH FOR SIGNS. Deer crossing signs are there for a reason. Use caution when you see these signs and remember that deer often travel in groups. If you see one, assume more are nearby. Don’t forget to recruit your passengers to assist in looking for deer. WHAT TIME IS IT? Deer are active at dawn and dusk as they look for food. This time of year is also their migration and mating season, which is another reason they are more active. DON’T SWERVE. If a crash is unavoidable, don’t swerve to avoid hitting the deer. Not only could you swerve into the path of another car, but you could also lose control of your vehicle and possibly rollover. Brake firmly and stay in your lane. Studies show more serious crashes happen when we swerve to avoid an animal. I STRUCK A DEER, NOW WHAT? Unfortunately, even if you take all the above precautions, sometimes car/deer crashes are unavoidable. If you do have a collision, remember to move your car off the roadway and call 911 or your nearest police agency. Sponsored Link: Typically, comprehensive insurance coverage will cover these crashes, so make sure you contact your insurance agent and, if possible, take photographs of your car and the animal.
Marie E. Gault, 98, of Milan passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Marie was born Wednesday, March 30, 1921 in Caesar Creek, Washington Township, Ripley County, the daughter of the late Robert “Cecil” and Mollie (Huntington) Delap. She married Floyd Gault August 29, 1940 and he preceded her in death February 19, 1979. Marie was a member of Milan United Methodist Church, very active in women’s missionary work; a former member of Rebekah Lodge; and current member of Versailles Eastern Star. She was a former employee of Milan JayC Store; worked 25 years for the Milan post office as postal clerk. She enjoyed being a Sunday school teacher and babysitting her nieces and nephews.Marie is survived by her sister Thelma Schmaltz of Milan; many nieces and nephews; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd; son Dennis Lee Gault; her parents; and brothers Roy and Alvin Delap.A service celebrating her life will be held at 10 AM Thursday, March 12 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Pastor LaJo Dunbar officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery, Elrod. Family and friends may gather to share and remember her from 6-8 PM Wednesday, March 11 also at the funeral home, with an Eastern Star service at 7:45 PM. Memorials may be given in honor of Marie to Washington Cemetery; Milan United Methodist Church; or donor’s choice. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S Main Street, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141. You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
“From personal experience and that of club directors that I speak with, there is no surer way of jeopardising a Saturday afternoon’s enjoyment than being responsible for it on a Monday morning.” Giving its reaction to Labour’s proposals, the Premier League welcomed the chance to discuss the ideas, while also emphasising its own work towards the good of the game. A Premier League statement said: “We welcome the invitation to discuss with the Labour Party their ideas on football governance. “The Premier League has a strong track record on meeting governance challenges that have the potential to damage the long-term good health of English football. “Banning third party ownership and influence of players, introducing financial sustainability measures to ensure investment in clubs is handled responsibly, and placing into Premier League rules requirements for Supporter Liaison Officers and mandatory fan consultation are amongst the numerous substantial and practical measures introduced over recent years. “Both we and our clubs work hard to keep in touch with fans, seek their views and respond, one of the many reasons why we currently enjoy the highest stadium occupancy in Europe. “The Premier League has a significant fan research programme to that effect, and continues to fund the Football Supporters’ Federation and Supporters Direct, with whom we have regular, open and constructive dialogue.” Meanwhile, former Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester City midfielder Dietmar Hamman has questioned the concept of fans being on club boards mandatorily and feels what really needs looking at is the rising cost of match tickets. Ex-Germany international Hamman told Sky Sports News: “If you make it mandatory that two fans are on the board, I don’t see any reason to do that. “You don’t want to see fans on the board just for the sake of it – if a club decides it’s right to have one or two fans on the board then they should do it, but I don’t think you can make them do it. “I think the whole discussion has come about now because of the ticket prices situation. I think (it would be better) if the clubs had a closer relationship with the fans and talked and sorted that out. I think it is getting out of hand. “It is unreasonable and something should be done about that rather than artificially putting people on the board, where they might not have much influence.” Although the plan would not give fans the power to block takeovers or change corporate strategy, Labour insists clubs would be made more accountable. But the Football League’s chief executive Shaun Harvey has stressed care needs to be taken to ensure potential owners – who may well be fans themselves – are not put off, and also pointed out the financial risk supporters becoming shareholders through the scheme could be exposed to. He said in a statement: “As ever, we welcome dialogue with the political parties regarding football, as our clubs represent communities across England and Wales. “Many of the individuals that choose to invest in football do so without expecting any financial return on their investment, as they too are supporters of their club. “Instead, they do so for a variety of different reasons and we have to be careful not to create barriers that act as a disincentive to the next generation of owners and directors, as the game will only suffer as a consequence. “It is also important to understand any proposal for supporters to have a legal right to purchase a stake in a club within the context of the obligations that come with it. “For example, the average annual loss of a Championship club in 2012-13 was more than £13million with that shortfall having to be met by the club’s shareholders to enable it to continue playing football. “Improved communications with supporters shouldn’t come at the cost of exposing those same supporters to unacceptable levels of financial risk. The Football League has sounded a note of caution over Labour’s proposals for fans to have a new right to representation on their club’s board and the chance to buy up to 10 per cent of the shares. Under the proposed new laws, which will be in Labour’s election manifesto, football supporters’ trusts would be able to appoint and remove at least two members and up to a quarter of their club’s board in an effort to ensure their voices are heard by owners. Fans will also be given a right to purchase up to 10 per cent of the shares whenever a stake of at least 30 per cent is put up for sale, capped at a maximum of 10 per cent of the total shareholding of the club. Press Association
United boss Louis van Gaal is understood to be keen on signing the Germany captain this summer and Rummenigge says the rumours have pricked Schweinsteiger’s ears. “I spoke to Bastian Schweinsteiger on the phone while on holiday and we’re going to meet again when he’s back,” Rummenigge said at a press conference on Thursday. “I’m not going to hide the fact that I discerned from these talks that he is flattered by the interest from England.” The 30-year-old has only a year left to run on his current contract with Bayern while talks over a new deal do not appear to be on the agenda. Schweinsteiger played under Van Gaal at Bayern, winning a Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal double, part of his collection of eight Bundesliga titles and seven domestic cup triumphs for the Bavarian club. Press Association Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that Bastian Schweinsteiger is “flattered” by reported interest from Manchester United, and says he plans to hold talks with the Germany midfielder soon.
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Assam made good start against Services in Ranji Trophy tie which got underway at the ACA Stadium, Barsapara today. Put into bat, Services were bowled out for 124 runs in the first innings. Hosts finished the Day I at 81-3 in their first innings.Rode on terrific performance from the pacers Assam took control over the game within second session on day I. The trio-Arup Das, Mukhtar Hussain and Ranjeet Mali were bang on target throughout the innings and created a lot of trouble in Services camp. The visitors lost their last four wickets for just three runs.It was Ranjeet Mali (2-24) who gave first success to Assam when he removed opener Nakul Verma (7). Other opener Mumtaz Qadir (0) also followed him immediately as Riyan Parag took his catch from the bowling of Arup Das. A little resistance came thereafter from Ravi Chauhan (32) and Rajat Paliwal (18) who added 56 runs on the third wicket. But once Arup removed Ravi Assam didn’t take too much time to finish the innings of the visitors. Vikash Hathwala (38) was the other batsmen who scored double-digit runs in the innings.Arup, bowled only 14 overs in the match, came out with the best figure among the bowlers of Assam. The pacer finished 4-39. Mukhtar Hussain bagged 3-45 while Mali finished with 2-24.Assam also failed to make good start as opener Pallav Kumar Das (0) returned without opening his innings. Captain Sib Sankar Roy next departed scoring only one. Assam were on 45 when they lost the second opener in the form of Rishav Das (29). However Gokul Sarma and promising batsman Riyan Parag cemented the innings with an unbroken 36 runs partnership. At stumps Gokul remained not out on 32 (4X6) and Riyan (13) is giving him accompany.Also Read: Vidarbha win second straight Ranji Trophy title Also Watch: AASU hangs effigies of State Ministers in Kokrajhar against CAB
Jose Mourinho said yesterday he is ready for the task of rebuilding Manchester United, insisting: “I am where I want to be.”The new United manager added: “I think it is a job everyone wants and not many have a chance to have and I have it.”Former Chelsea boss Mourinho succeeds Dutchman Louis van Gaal, who was sacked after United’s FA Cup success in May. The Portuguese said he was “frustrated” United are not in the Champions League next season but insisted he was at Old Trafford to win trophies.Mourinho also said that:He wants to make four major signings;He is not to blame for the departure of Ryan Giggs;He will not play Wayne Rooney in midfield;He has a track record of promoting young players.United, the 20-time English champions, finished fifth in the Premier League last season, 15 points adrift of shock champions Leicester City.United won the FA Cup, but the campaign was generally viewed as another disappointment, prompting the sacking of Van Gaal in May.“It would be quite pragmatic to say let’s work and let’s try to be back to the Champions League, be back to the top four,” said Mourinho.“I am not good on that and I didn’t want to be good on that. I am more aggressive. We want to win.“For many years, success was just routine and in this moment the last three years are to forget. I want the players to forget. I don’t want the players to think we have to do better and finish fourth. Finishing fourth is not the aim.“I want everything. I want to win matches, I want to play well, I don’t want to concede goals. I want the fans to be behind us.“Of course, we’re not going to get everything, but we want to.”Asked if he had a point to prove after his second stint at Chelsea ended in the sack, Mourinho responded: “There are some managers who haven’t won titles for 10 years. Some of them never. The last time I won was a year ago.”Mourinho, who led the Blues to the Premier League title in 2015, added: “If I have something to prove, imagine the others. That’s my feeling.“I feel that I have to prove not to the others but to myself. I would never be able to work without success. That is my nature.”Mourinho said he had targeted four signings and had secured three of them.“I am very clear in my approach and model to play and I need specialists in that,” said the former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss. “I like one or two multi-functional because you need them when you are in a bit of trouble.”Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly are already at the club, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan looks like being the third recruit after United’s bid for the midfielder was accepted by Borussia Dortmund.France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, has also been heavily linked with a return to the club he left in 2011.“We decided four targets,” said Mourinho, 53. “Until we have the fourth, we are still working hard. The third player will be official soon.”Mourinho has been accused of putting his faith in proven, older talent at his previous clubs rather than investing in youth.But the former Porto boss was quick to reject such allegations when he faced the media on Tuesday.“You know how many young players I promoted to the first team from academies?” he asked. “Forty nine. Some of them are big names, they are Champions League winners in the Euros, playing for national teams.“One lie repeated many times sometimes looks true, but it will never be true.”Giggs, who made a record 963 appearances for the Red Devils, ended his 29-year association with the club last week.The Welshman was assistant to Van Gaal and had been tipped by some to succeed the Dutchman.“It is not my responsibility Ryan is not in the club,” said Mourinho. “The job Ryan wanted is the job the club decided to give me. If, one day, he wants to be back to the club while I am here, I would never stop him.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram