I just received word that Larry Sintz of Brookville will be inducted into the Indiana Refereeing Hall of Fame this summer. Larry has been a referee for most of his adult life. His tourney resume for both boys and girls numbers over 100 tourney games officiated. Larry was one of those referees who was always on an even keel. His laid back style worked well for both players and coaches. In recent years Larry spent a lot of time refereeing volleyball.I not only know Larry as a referee but also as a former sports writer and friend. He worked for the Brookville Democrat as the sports editor until his retirement. While I was actively coaching, Larry wrote a lot of articles about my coaching results here at Batesville. He was always very positive and very fair in all of his reporting. Congratulations, Larry! It is a well-deserved honor!
Bonita Hellmich with the Decatur County Extension Office has released this year’s Decatur County Fair Baby Show results:Twins1st – Jack & Henry Dwenger, sons of Jason & Michele Dwenger2nd – Kylee & Kinlee Schutte, daughters of Julie & Gary Schutte3rd – Jazmyne & JaydeAnn Hendershot, daughters of Kevin & Shanna HendershotGirls 0-3 MONTHS:1st – Abbigehl Comer, daughter of Michael & KayLynn Comer2nd – Zoey Elaine Coomer, daughter of Morgan Fasbinder & Ty Coomer3rd – Serenity Farless, daughter of Kayla Farless3-6 MONTHS:1st – Norah Lynn Francis Pinson, daughter of Rebekah Pinson2nd – Abigayle Meyer, daughter of Jody & Justin Meyer3rd – BraeLynn Dawn Balser, daughter of DarinRae & Brandon Balser6-9 MONTHS: 1st – Skyla Moore, daughter of Christina & Derek Moore2nd – Brittany Bridgewater, daughter of Jeremy & Angela Bridgewater3rd – Grace Hensley, daughter of Brandon & Sam Hensley9-12 MONTHS: 1st – Baylen Palmer, daughter of Briana Palmer2nd – Maci Marie Kelley, daughter of Heather Branstutter & Daniel Kelley3rd – Allison Jo Miller, daughter of Courtney Nichols & Zachary Miller12-15 MONTHS: 1st – Anna Gatewood, daughter of Jennifer & Darian Gatewood2nd – Harper Ogden, daughter of Natasha & Scott Ogden3rd – Maddi Jo Koors, daughter of Jodi & Randall Koors15-18 MONTHS: 1st – Lia Edmondson, daughter of Sasha Edmondson2nd – Nora Rathburn, daughter of Crystal & Jeremy Rathburn3rd – Sophia Lea Nowling, daughter of Lean Nowling18-24 MONTHS:1st – Jaylee Roth, daughter of Taneisha & Matt Roth2nd – Lilly Morton, daughter of Ashley & Eric Morton3rd – Rebekah Henson, daughter of Brianna & Rick HensonMOST FEMININE:Navy Rayne Class, daughter of Allison ClassBoys 0-3 MONTHS:1st – Parker Schneider, son of Kody & Jackie Schneider2nd – Jacob Lee Crowell, son of Nathan & Lynsey Crowell3rd – Jasper Williams, son of Robin & Charles Williams3-6 MONTHS:1st – Louis Little, son of Helen Macaluso & Cody Little2nd – Ayden Davidson, son of Tyler Davidson3rd – Timothy Porter, son of Gary & Jenny Porter6-9 MONTHS:1st – Jax Thompson, son of Kayla Ortman & John Thompson2nd – Samuel Cole Black, son of Elizabeth Bowman & Cody Black3rd – Jake Wright, son of Brandon & Heather Wright9-12 MONTHS:1st – Brett Carl Noah, son of Scott & Brandi Noah2nd – Gus Lane, son of Michelle & Charles Lane3rd – Landon Matthew O’Dell, son of Matthew & Cheyenne O’Dell12-15 MONTHS:1st – Xavier Vires, son of Becky Vires2nd – Bentley Underhill, son of Josh & Heather Underhill3rd – Owen Jones, son of Daniel & Lindsay Jones15-18 MONTHS:1st – Landon Lee Dwiggins, son of Jenna Dwiggins2nd – Logan Rouse, son of Chassidy Hubbard3rd – Nathan Allen Bowen, son of Angel Hopper & Chad Bowen18-24 MONTHS:1st – Aaron Abplanalp, son of Brett & Amber Abplanalp2nd – Jonathan Arnett, son of Stephanie McConnell & Tyler Arnett3rd – Kyle Beltran, son of Paige BeltranMOST MASCULINE:Markus Friend, son of Megan & Lyle Friend
The Batesville Boy’s Varsity Tennis team was tied 2-2 with Centerville on Tuesday when rain suspended the match.#1 Singles- Beau Brown was defeated by Brady Wagenknecht 5-7, 0-6#2 Singles- Blake Walsman defeated Justyn North 6-0, 6-2#3 Singles- Paul Ritter was defeated by Nolan Witte 1-6, 2-6#1 Doubles- Matthew Taylor and Harsh Patel was tied with Skyler Benedict and Craig Lair 7-6 (6), 1-6, 0-0#2 Doubles- Ben Schwettman and Spencer Rose defeated Nathan Cheek and Blake Shook 6-2, 6-1In JV action, Batesville defeated Centerville 2-0. Jonathan Kunkel won 8-4 and Brandon Laker won 8-2.The Varsity is now 3-0-1 and the JV is 4-0. The Bulldogs will play at East Central on Tuesday 9/2 at 4:00 PM.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.
LAWRENCEBURG — Dearborn County Hospital’s next blood drive, in association with the Hoxworth Blood Center of Cincinnati, will be on Thursday, September 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the conference rooms of the hospital, 600 Wilson Creek Road, Lawrenceburg.“Local blood donors ensure that patients at 30 area hospitals receive the lifesaving blood products they need to survive,” stated Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth Community Relations Manager. “Community blood drives are vitally important and we hope to see a good turnout at DCH.”“Hoxworth’s motto is ‘Our donors save lives. Who will you save?’” added Pam Puterbaugh, R.N., DCH Occupational Health Nurse.A donor must be 17 years of age or older (16 years of age with the appropriate signed parental consent form) and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors must wait a minimum of eight weeks between blood donations or 16 weeks if they have participated in the automated double red cell donation. Women who are pregnant may not donate. Persons who have been tattooed in the State of Indiana must wait 12 months from the date of tattooing to donate.Persons who have tested HIV positive, injected themselves with illegal drugs or who participate in high risk behavior are prohibited from donating. Individuals who had viral hepatitis after age 11 or a hepatitis B or hepatitis C virus infection at any age also are disqualified from donating. Cancer and malaria survivors, persons who had a heart attack and those with heart disease should phone Hoxworth for information regarding allowances for donating.Blood donors should eat a well-balanced meal within four hours prior to donating and drink plenty of water. They must bring a form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license or employee badge, with them to the drive.Individuals can maximize their donation by giving “Double Reds.” The process of Automated Red Cell Collection is designed to make the most of donations. Please call the Hoxworth Nursing Department at (800) 265-1515, ext. 81304, for additional information on donating Double Reds.
Oldenburg Academy Boys beat Southwestern 2-0 on Friday night.Courtsey of Michelle Wachsmann.
I recently read in the Indianapolis Star that Butler basketball coach, Holtmann, had his contract extended through 2021-22. This, of course, will help in his recruiting process. Athletes can enter the school knowing he has a contract beyond their graduation date. This is important in the Big East. This gives Coach Holtmann job security as well.The question is: Has he done enough to deserve this extension? I would say with a 22-11 and 23-11 record for the past 2 years, he has shown enough to warrant that extension. After all, he is coaching in the Big East where wins do not come easy, especially on the road. Good luck, Coach!
Rush, County, In. — Dave Omara Contractor Inc. has been awarded a $1.4 million contract to rehab a bridge on State Road 244 over Flatrock River and to replace a culvert over Hurricane Creek, west of State Road 3 in Milroy.SR 244 will be closed for up to three weeks at the Hurricane Creek bridge. Traffic will be detoured via I-74 and SR 3. After the closure, SR 244 will be restricted down to one lane at the Flatrock River for up to 120 days. A temporary traffic will be installed to regulate both directions of traffic sharing one lane in the work zone.A start date will be announced after the contractors submit their project schedule. The project is anticipated to be completed by fall 2018.
The Bengal’s got an “A” from the draft experts on their 2018 first 4 picks. Their first pick was Billy Price, an Ohio State center. He is expected to be an immediate starter. Jesse Bates III, a safety from Wake Forest was their second choice. Number 3 was Malik Jefferson, a linebacker from Texas. They rounded out their first 4 picks with Sam Hubbard (Moeller grad) also of Ohio State who plays defensive end.You can see from these first 4 picks the Bengals are concentrating on big offensive and defensive players. Even though the Bengals lost their backup quarterback, they did not waste an early draft pick choosing a quarterback. It seems to me that the Bengals went after what they needed more than just picking the best athlete possible. In past years, this line of drafting has not been overly successful.
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs and the Columbus North Lady Bulldogs squared off on the soccer pitch Tuesday evening winning 3-2. Midway through the first half, it was Batesville who would strike first. Liz Heidlage collected the ball deep in Batesville territory and found Lauren Gutzwiller on the left wing. Gutzwiller played a nice ball up to Georgia Gratz as she pulled the center defender forward giving room for a through ball to Hailey Mohr who tucked her shot into the far post. Coach Laker commented on the goal saying, “this was one of our best goals all season. It was great movement off the ball and a great buildup from the back.”9 minutes later, Columbus North would find the equalizer. After a Batesville foul 30 yards out, #19 Lang stepped up and ripped a bouncing shot to the far post that skated just past the outreached hands of Ellie Waechter. Both teams went into the half tied 1-1 and Columbus North had the slight edge in shots 4-3.In the second half, Columbus North went up 2-1 just 5 minutes into the half. It was another set piece goal. This time, it was a corner kick to the back post and a Columbus North player got a knee on it and found the back of the bet. Batesville played down for the next 20 minutes as both teams battled back and forth.With 17 minutes to play, Carlie Werner and Gratz were trying to find space through the Columbus North back line. Gratz then laid the ball off to Mohr who struck the shot in stride and the ball snuck just inside the near post for her 2nd score of the game. With the score even, both teams wanted the win even more. Batesville kept riding the momentum and had several chances to go up 3-2.Werner was taken down inside the right edge of the box and was awarded a penalty kick. She stepped up and drove a hard low shot that took an unlucky bounce off the post. Batesville did not give up. With 9 minutes to play, Mohr would finish off her hat trick. This time it was an unassisted goal as she collected a loose ball 30 yards out and let a shot fly. The ball carried with the wind and the goalkeeper could not get her hands on the high arching shot.The Batesville defense stayed solid the rest of the match to hold the 3-2 advantage. Heidlage, Abbey Prickel, Lily Meyer, and Olive Cerniglia did a great job battling the quickness from Columbus North all game long. Despite the two set piece goals, the defense shut down the Columbus North offense within the run of play.Batesville moved up to #2 in the ISCA polls this week in class 2A. They improved to 11-1 on the season and will host Heritage Christian on Thursday night. Batesville will honor their 7 seniors for senior night. It is also youth soccer night and any youth soccer player wearing their jersey will receive free admission and will be recognized at halftime of the varsity contest.
Greensburg, In. — As part of the 2018 Greensburg street overlay program these street closures will take place between Wednesday, October 3 and Friday, October 12:West Washington Street from Ireland Street to West StreetKathy’s Way from N. Michigan Avenue to Neil Solgere WayWilder Street from Main Street to S. Michigan AvenueMacy Lane from E Greenview Drive to Freeland RoadThe following street closure will take place beginning Monday, October 8th and last through Friday, October 12th:Davidson Street from Main Street to Central Avenue