When a married man becomes a head coach in any sport, but basketball and football in particular, that leaves his wife a widow for several months. In some cases, it becomes almost a year-round sentence. With the demands in time placed on these coaches today with off-season training and coaching it takes a real loyal person to shoulder the load. If the husband wants to keep his job, he is expected–and really demanded–to do all these things, so it falls on the wife to raise the family. The coach’s day may start as early as 6 a.m. and go until well after midnight on certain days of the week. It takes a long time to chart every play in a game for all 11 players in football. Multiply this by the fact there is offense and defense with over 100 plays per game, and it takes hours. While the husband is doing his duties, his wife has to do her job plus run the household. If you have 2 or 3 active children, you know how many activities this could be. Add to this the season that is not going well, and the wife has a husband coming home in fear of losing his job. Then there are the nights after the game you led until one minute left and one play turned a win into a loss. The next time you see one of these ladies, tell her how good a job she is doing. She certainly deserves it!
Matt finished 3rd in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 21.11. He easily made the state cut time of 21.59. The first three swimmers in the 50 free each broke the Sectional Record time of 21.12 in the event. Weiler was also the sectional Runner Up in the 100 yard freestyle. The 2014 Boys Swimming Sectional Finals took place at Columbus North High School.Team Results.1. Columbus North-479, 2. Bloomington South-396, 3. Bloomington North-365, 4. East Central-235, 5. Columbus East-15,9 6. Batesville-147, 7. Edgewood-141, 8. Greensburg-104, 9. Lawrenceburg-74, 10. Milan-52, 11. South Dearborn-46, 12. Oldenburg Academy-4,0 13. South Ripley-30.Congratulations to Matt Weiler, who qualified for the Indiana State Finals in the 50 yard freestyle at the Columbus North Sectionals! This is Matt’s second trip to the State Finals. Matt will be seated 5th in the entire state heading into the State Finals on Friday Feb 28, 2014. BHS Sectional Championship Finals Results.200 medley relay: Weiler, Hatcher, Hawkins, Parker-5th: 4th fastest time in school history 1:43.94.50 free: Matt Weiler 3rd place 21.11 STATE CUT (5th fastest time ever at BHS) seeded 5th at State Finals.100 fly: Jacob Hawkins: 16th place 1:03.04 personal best time.100 free: Matt Weiler: Sectional Runner up 48.16, Thomas Hatcher 51.48-11th, Seth Parker 53.49-16th.200 free relay: Weiler, Hunter, McKinley, Miller 1:35.53-5th place. 100 back: Seth Parker-10th 1:02.42-personal best, Jacob Hawkins 1:03.90-personal best.100 breast: Thomas Hatcher-5th 1:02.72.400 free relay: Hunter, McKinley, Hawkins, Parker-7th 3:49.09.Congrats to area Swimmers on a job well done from The Sports Voice-Country 103.9 WRBI!Submitted by Batesville Coach TJ Greene.
The Oldenburg Academy Twisters won their very first Sectional Title over the Weekend with a 53-37 victory over The Rising Sun Shiners. This is the 13th season of boys basketball at Oldenburg Academy. This year is their first winning season. They ended the regular season at 10-9.The Twisters won three games at The South Decatur Sectionals including a 78-62 1st Round win against Hauser on Tuesday night. They followed that up defeating Jac-Cen-Del 61-55 in the Sectional Semi-Finals on Friday night. OA captured The 1a Sectional 60 Crown on Saturday Night beating Rising Sun.The Twisters will be playing at The Martinsville Regionals this Saturday to battle The Clay City Eels in Game 2. The Tipoff will be around Noon. Game 1 will be The Greenwood Christian Cougars squaring off against The Indy Metropolitan Pumas starting at 10.Listen to WRBI for our Regionals Doubleheader starting with The Greensburg Pirates going up against The Silver Creek Dragons at The Washington Regionals starting at 10. WRBI’s Countdown To Tipoff will be around 9:20.A special thanks to Jonathon Maple at Oldenburg Academy for the pics.Congrats to The Twisters and Coach Moorman from The Sports Voice-Country 103.9 WRBI!
BATESVILLE — Investigators believe speed and possibly drug use led to a serious crash where a man was ejected from a vehicle on I-74 Friday afternoon.The crash occurred near the 148 mile marker around 4:30 p.m. The westbound lane was closed at Batesville for nearly two hours.21-year-old Jacob H. Easterbrook, of Indianapolis, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck and attempted to pass a semi. Investigators say the semi started to change lanes and Easterbrook locked his brakes, skidded off the road and struck a guard rail.He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected after impact. Easterbrook suffered a broken leg and was flown to University Hospital in Cincinnati as a precautionary measure and was later released.The accident led to a secondary crash when a vehicle driven by Mohamad Saleh was struck by debris. Saleh was not injured and his vehicle suffered only minor damage.State Troopers believe speed and possible use of illegal drugs contributed to the crash. Detectives are waiting on blood test results.Indiana State Police were assisted on the scene by Batesville Police and Batesville Fire & EMS.
The Batesville Lady Bulldog Golf Team finished second in the 8 team Union County Invitational.Richmond finished first with a score of 390. Batesville 396, Franklin County 400, Union County 427, Bishop Chatard 439, Oldenburg Academy 468, Wapahanni 478, and Heritage Christian inc.Madison McCreary-Batesville was the Individual Medalist. Also competing for Batesville were Maddie Harsh, Samantha Heidlage, Alana Pinckley, and Isabella Stange.Submitted by Batesville Coach Tom Meyer.
INDIANAPOLIS – The state is releasing a new report that details investigated bullying incidents at Indiana’s public schools.A new law passed last year requires schools to report incidents to the state. The law does not apply to private schools.The data reveals approximately 9,400 incidents of bullying last school year. They are separated into categories, which were 44% verbal, 22% physical and 9% written/electronic. The rest of the incidents are considered social or a combination.Locally, the numbers varied by corporation and school. Administrators at Batesville Community School Corporation investigated a total of 19 bullying incidents in the 2013-14 school year.Milan and South Ripley Schools reported 28 incidents at each school corporation. At South Ripley High School there were 19 incidents last year.Decatur County Community Schools reported 19 incidents; Franklin County Community School Corporation had 7; Greensburg Community Schools reported 18; and Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools had 20.View the incidents here on the Indiana Department of Education website.
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs traveled to Connersville to face the Lady Spartans in an EIAC Contest. Batesville was victorius 10-1.The Lady Bulldogs were able to produce 4 goals in the first half. Mary Elizabeth Elkins had a part in all four of the goals. She was able to score 2 goals and assist Morgan Puente and Emily Rose for the other 2 in the first half.In the second half, 6 different Bulldogs added to the scoring column. Defender, Rashel Roberts struck first with a shot from 40 yards out off an assist from Shelby Rupp. Kelli Hartman was able to score her first goal in her senior season off an assist by Puente. Elkins finished off her hat trick for the game off a pass from Puente. Taylor Rowlett, Shelby Rupp, and Audrey Weigel were all the benefactors of assists from Sylvia Phillips to finish off the scoring for the Bulldogs. The Lady Spartans were awarded a penalty kick in the last 2 minutes of the match to end the match 10-1.The JV Bulldogs played a half after the varsity game and won the game 5-0.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.
Crews on the scene of the fire on W. Main St. in Napoleon Tuesday. (Image: Delbert Felix)Update (11:22 a.m.)Nobody was injured in a residential fire in Napoleon early Tuesday. Fire crews were paged out shortly before 1 a.m. and remained on the scene for several hours.Napoleon Assistant Fire Chief Ron Reynolds Jr. said the electrical fire was sparked by overloaded space heaters.There is some damage to the home but it is not considered a total loss.Fire crews were assisted on the scene by Rescue 69 and the local chapter of the Red Cross. First Report (6:50 a.m.)NAPOLEON, Ind. – Firefighters were on the scene of a house fire in the 3700 block of W. Main Street in Napoleon early Tuesday morning.Napoleon, Osgood, Batesville, and Versailles crews were reportedly on the scene along with Rescue 69 shortly after 1 a.m.No word on any injuries.We will release additional details if or when we receive them.
METAMORA TOWNSHIP, Ind. — A body was found Friday off U.S. 52 in Metamora Township.Police are investigating if it is the body of a Cincinnati woman who has been missing for weeks.A farmer who owns the land called police around noon Friday telling them he found a body on his property.Therese Barrett was reported missing May 9.Police said she suffers from unknown medical and mental issues that require medication.Her car was found off U.S. 52. May 10.
Jeffrey A. Bedel, age 42, of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Sonora, California at Sonora Regional Medical Center, after a hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Jeff was born November 18, 1973 in Greensburg, Indiana to Thomas and Judy (nee: Stenger) Bedel. Jeff was a 1992 graduate of Batesville High School. He was most recently employed by First Group America in Cincinnati, Ohio as a garnishment representative until his illness made work too difficult.Jeff was a unique individual, who grabbed life by the horns and was the life of the party. He had many hobbies and interests throughout his life, including a childhood love for insects, leading to years of studying entomology. During those studies in high school, he was also involved in many other FFA activities. It was throughout his high school years that he acquired the nickname ‘Rude Dog’. Also as a kid, he was obsessed with maps, which was a passion that followed him over life’s journeys. Additionally, Jeff will be remembered by his love for music, sports, photography, bicycling, craft beer, social media and travel. When Jeff was diagnosed with his terminal illness, he inspired many by his dream of traveling to all 50 states. In his remaining 20 months, he was able to make it to 49 states. Last week, with much determination, Jeff embarked upon his final state, Hawaii. Unfortunately, he fell short of his ultimate goal and instead ended with the adventure of a lifetime.Spending time with family and friends is what Jeff treasured most. He especially adored his nieces and nephews who affectionately referred to him as ‘Uncle Bozo’. Jeff was known to spoil them like they were his own. Once back home in Batesville, he rarely missed a sporting event, musical, or any other opportunity to lavish love and attention on his family. He was universally adored by all who knew him and will be sorely missed by all.Survivors include his father, Thomas Bedel, of Hamburg, brothers and sister-in-laws, Tim and Jeannie Bedel of Lanesville, Indiana and Greg and Jill Bedel of Hamburg, sisters and brother-in-laws, Becky and Kurt Amberger, of Hamburg and Kim and Cyrus Screwvala of Greensburg, nieces and nephews, Kaitlin, Adam and Alex Bedel, Rachel, Nicole and Max Amberger, and Amelia and Ashley Bedel, also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Judy Bedel, on December 12, 2014. He is also preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Alvin and Rita Bedel, maternal grandparents, Harry and Helen Stenger and maternal step grandmother, Mary Stenger.There will be a Celebration of Life to honor Jeff on Saturday, August 20, 2016, from 4-10 PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 624 Delaware Road, Batesville, IN 47006. It was Jeff’s wishes to donate his body to science for medical research. The family requests no gifts.