Changes To Tuesday Sports Due To Heat *Update*

first_imgSome Batesville athletic events have been cancelled or postponed due to the heat on Tuesday evening.Batesville High School Boys Soccer vs. Shelbyville has been pushed back to a starting time of 6pm tonight. The varsity game will begin at 8pm.5:20 p.m. –According to Athletic Director Mark Fergusen, the BHS Volleyball game @ Rushville has been cancelled due to power going out at Rushville High School.Batesville Middle School Cross Country @ South Decatur is cancelled for this evening.Batesville Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Football @ South Dearborn is postponed until Thursday evening. No practice on Tuesday night either.Mark Fergusen, Athletic Director at Batesville High School, said, “It’s all due to the heat. The heat index will drop later in the evening. But with some of those events, you can’t just move it back.”last_img

Three Generations in the Hall of Fame

first_imgThe Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame Banquet occurred on April 11 at JCD Elementary School.  I think this marked the first time that the third generation in a family became a member of the Hall of Fame.  Ed Westmeyer, a South Ripley graduate, was one of this year’s class.  His grandfather, Irvin Freudenstein, was a 2007 inductee into the Hall.  Roger Freudenstein, his uncle, was a 2002 inductee into the Hall.  All 3 of these men played either for Versailles or its consolidated partner, South Ripley.  In his speech, Ed said that he was proud to carry on the tradition of excellence in the South Ripley school system.Ed currently works for MainSource Bank in Troy, Ohio.  He is a vice-president at this bank.  In his acceptance speech, he said he was worried because his high school speech teacher was in the audience.  Mary Margaret Moorhead is the speech teacher in question, and she and her husband “Gus” (also a member of the Hall of Fame) are part of that South Ripley tradition of excellence.last_img read more

EPL: Wolves sink Aston Villa

first_imgLeander Dendoncker maintained Wolves’ Champions League charge and plunged Aston Villa deeper into relegation trouble.The Belgium international struck midway through the second half to earn the visitors a 1-0 win at Villa Park and close the gap on the top four. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side moved up to fifth in the Premier League – above Manchester United – and are just two points behind Chelsea after a third straight win.They maintained their 100 per cent record following the league’s resumption, keeping their seventh clean sheet in eight top-flight games.In contrast, Villa – winless since January – remain in the drop zone on goal difference having played a game more than rivals Bournemouth, West Ham and Watford.They managed just one shot on target and it could have been worse but Diogo Jota missed a glorious first-half chance following Orjan Nyland’s error.Villa lost Matt Targett to injury after just 10 minutes, replacing him with Neil Taylor, but made a solid start against a Wolves side not used to scoring early. The high-flyers have netted just four times in the opening 20 minutes in their 32 top-flight games this term.That trend continued at Villa Park, although Raul Jimenez glanced a header from Joao Moutinho’s free-kick at Nyland after 18 minutes.Matt Doherty hit the side-netting as Wolves tried to find their stride but, while Jimenez and Jota probed, there was little lasting threat.Robust Wolves rarely looked in danger though against a Villa team who had scored just twice in their previous five league games.Jack Grealish – who has now failed to score in his last nine matches – managed their only shot on target nine minutes before the break but Rui Patricio was untroubled. Wolves began to find more space to put the hosts under some concerted pressure and they were almost gifted an opener just before the break.There should have been no issue for Nyland as he attempted to throw to Taylor but the goalkeeper made a complete mess of it, only presenting Jota with the ball.Yet Villa survived the major let-off when, with Nyland out of his goal, Jota could only blast over from 18 yards.The mistake aside, Villa had remained organised and diligent at the back as they searched for just their second clean sheet in 17 games.RelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Without a typical derby atmosphere the game struggled to ignite, something both managers tried to change as John McGinn and Adama Traore were introduced on the hour.And two minutes later Traore was involved in the build up for Wolves to grab the winner from an unlikely source.The winger found Jimenez on the left and his pinpoint pass spotted Jonny’s deep run into the box.The wing-back then teed up the on-rushing Dendoncker to drill in just his fifth goal of the season from the edge of the box.It was the same story for Villa, despite improved defensive resilience they failed to create chances with striker Ally Samatta looking woefully ill-equipped.The January buy headed over with 13 minutes left but there was no rousing comeback from the hosts with the two teams heading in opposite directions.Tags: Aston VillaEnglish Premier LeagueRelegationWolverhampton Wandererlast_img read more

The good, the bad and the dirty in the week of boxing

first_imgIt was a roaring week in boxing. Here are the highs and lows of the week.The Good- Gervonta Davis starts 2019 with a bang: Davis was expected to run through late replacement Hugo Ruiz. And he did just that by stopping Ruiz with one second left in the first round with a picture-perfect right hook through Ruiz’s guard to stun him for a moment, before he dropped to a knee and the ref stopped the fight for “Tank” to retain the WBA super featherweight championship. The knock on the 24-year-old has been — and righfully so — consistency. Saturday was only his second fight in nearly 18 months. And for the second time in three fights, Davis missed weight by .2 pounds. The state of California gave him 30 minutes to lose the weight to officially make it a title fight, before Davis cruised to victory. The Baltimore native vows to fight at least two more times in 2019.When Davis competes, he’s one of the best, if not the best at 130 pounds. But you start to become out of sight and out of mind when you aren’t stepping through the ropes in addition to not meeting his obligations. If Davis can stay active and win at the scale, he’s more than ready for IBF titlist Tevin Farmer and WBC titleholder Miguel Berchelt.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearYes, he was scheduled to face Abner Mares before Mares got injured, but Davis didn’t have any control over that. Ruiz was the best available option and Davis took care of business in short order. It’s time, though, for Davis to face the division’s best. Hopefully, he keeps his act together. If he does, then 2019 will be everything Davis wants it to be.- Andrew Cancio shocks the world: Heading into his bout with Alberto Machado for the WBA (regular) super featherweight title, Cancio was not given much of a chance by anybody inside and outside of boxing. It was evident at the pay window as had the California native a 17-1 underdog.The full-time worker at a gas company responded by overcoming a first-round knockdown to send Machado crumbling to the canvas three times with vicious body shots to win by fourth-round knockout to capture the belt in the first major upset of 2019.Cancio fought the right fight after the knockdown. He refused to give Machado any space and didn’t allow him to tee off with his power shots. That allowed the 30-year-old to impose his will.Now, Cancio puts himself in the thick of things of 130 pounds. But, first things first: He plans on going to work Monday morning and continuing to provide for his two children.- Jose Ramirez exemplifies the heart of a champion: Ramirez needed a comeback of all comebacks heading into the seventh round against Jose Zepeda, who had been outboxing him and looked to be cruising to an easy victory.However, Ramirez dug deep and started to attack the body, and won five of the last six rounds on two of the three judges’ scorecards to win a majority decision to retain his WBC super lightweight championship in his hometown of Fresno, California.Give Ramirez credit: He could’ve called it a night. Instead, he showed that he was the better boxer and did just enough to overcome a tremendous effort by Zepeda.The 26-year-old is becoming one of the best draws in the sport. A sell-out crowd of 14,034 people packed the Save Mart Center rooting for their hometown guy. You don’t pack a good-size arena like that without being an above-average fighter with star potential. Being average doesn’t do that. Terence Crawford’s done it in Omaha, Deontay Wilder in Alabama and now Ramirez in Fresno. The world is at Ramirez’s feet and it will be interesting how his promotional team at Top Rank positions him moving forward.The Bad- The Alberto Machado hype train gets derailed: Everything was going Machado’s way against Andrew Cancio. He knocked Cancio down in the first round and appeared to be moments away from running his record to 22-0.But as it goes in boxing, things can immediately change with one punch. And Cancio did just that with one hard body shot after another, knocking down Machado three times.After the fight, Machado blamed the weight cut as he said that he felt weak in there. Putting the onus on that either means that he didn’t take Cancio seriously or he’s too big for 130 pounds.The 28-year-old is big for super featherweight. But you could still cut weight the right way and be at your best. You could see right away that Machado was taking Cancio lightly. Who could blame him? Cancio is working a full-time job, while Machado’s only focus is boxing all day, every day.He expected Cancio to quit after notching the knockdown early on. Machado took his foot off the pedal slightly and it cost him, as the Puerto Rican boxer suffered the first loss of his career. Perhaps this is a blip on the radar or a sign of things to come. Nevertheless, for now, the train is off the tracks and it is up to Machado to figure out how to put everything back together.The Dirty- Fighters need to just let it go and accept retirement: When Marcos Maidana retired four and a half years ago — after his second consecutive loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. — it was for the best. He made around $5 million for the Mayweather fights and plenty more in his career that he could ride off into the sunset in his home country of Argentina.Maidana, though, did what most boxers tend to do – come out of retirement, as the former welterweight champion revealed on Saturday that he would be returning for a tune-up fight in the summer with a major bout in the fall. You can never begrudge someone wanting to return to something they love to do. But boxing is a completely different animal. Maidana is a throwback fighter who would bite down on his mouthpiece and sling leather with every opponent he competed against. That worked to his detriment as well, as Maidana took as much, if not more than he dished out.In this era of concussions, staying at home is the better way to go. Maidana could have gotten his fill by opening a gym, training fighters or doing commentary.Anything is better than getting repeatedly punched in the head. Discretion should be the better part of valor not only in the case of Maidana, but for all fighters.last_img read more