What a difference the 3-point shot has made in basketball. This, coupled with the North Carolina State NCAA Championship Game when they fouled the opposition and made up a huge margin to win the game at the buzzer, has led to a total change in how you play the 4th quarter or second half of a ball game. Before the 3-point shot, most coaches knew by the 4-minute mark to the end of the game how many points they needed to secure the win. If you could get as much as a 6-point lead, you could slow the game down enough to make this hold up. Today teams will not allow you to do that. They will foul you and force you to give up the basketball and then will bomb threes on their end of the floor. Most of you probably can’t remember a game in which a team may be forced to make 15-20 free throws in the last 4 minutes of a game to hold a lead. This basically means that no lead is ever truly safe in basketball. Before the North Carolina State incident, no one thought of fouling that much to get back into the game. How many remember South Dearborn making up a 30-point deficit on East Central a few years back? I do not have any statistics to back this up, but I would be willing to bet that 90% of the time this doesn’t work. All it does is add 15-20 minutes to the 4th quarter, upset the referees, and drive the fans batty. Most of the time an 8-10 point deficit becomes a 20-point deficit before it is over but there is always that 10% that keeps coaches trying.
Girls Basketball Sectional 60 Championship @ JCD.Jac-Cen-Del 54 South Decatur 47The Lady Eagles will play in The Regionals @ Southwestern Shelby. JCD will battle The Indy Tindley Tigers in Game 1 tipping off at 10:30 AM. Listen to WRBI for coverage of The JCD Lady Eagles. Congrats to Coach Scott Smith & The Lady Eagles from Country 103.9 WRBI.Girls Basketball Sectional 45 Championship @ Milan.Austin 50 Southwestern Hanover 49 (OT)The Lady Eagles will be at The Paoli Regionals against The North Knox Lady Warriors in Game 2 tipping off around Noon.
Update (6:30 p.m.)Batesville Police have confirmed both westbound lanes of I-74 are back open after an accident involving an overturned red pickup truck.Authorities blocked the entrance ramp at Batesville for nearly two hours Friday.First Report (4:50 p.m.)BATESVILLE — A vehicle accident has shut down Interstate 74 just west of the Batesville exit.Emergency crews were paged out to the scene approximately 4:36 p.m. According to a witness, the accident involves an overturned truck in the westbound lane and at least one person is being flown to the hospital for treatment.WRBI will release updates when information is made available.
The IHSAA is finalizing a new transfer rule that will eliminate the practice of allowing athletes (especially basketball players) to go to a new school just because they have connections with a coach or player from that school. This is known as the “no past link” rule. If they still choose to transfer, they will ineligible for 365 days.What this basically states is: if you play for a travel coach or AAU coach during the summer and that person is involved with a school other than the one you are supposed to attend, you can no longer follow the coach without paying the one-year penalty. Bobby Cox, the IHSAA Commissioner, basically has said “stay at your own school and play.” New Castle High School had an athlete who transferred schools to play with his buddy, but New Castle refused to sign his transfer. He had to go back to New Castle if he wanted to play. When he went back to New Castle, he had short suspension and then had to play on the JV team. So not only did they refuse to let him transfer out of New Castle, they inflicted their own punishment. He will be back on varsity this coming year.This is basically what this new rule will do for all such transfer requests.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — 2 juveniles were involved in a police pursuit on Sunday.Around 1:45 AM, Laurel Police attempted to stop an ATV with no headlights or taillights, that was occupied by 2 juveniles on State Road 121, just north of US 52.When the officer turned the emergency lights on, the individuals fled.The pursuit continued east on US 52, the ATV ran off the road into a field and into a yard in the 20000 block of US 52, before entering the roadway again.The pursuit continued east on US 52 to the Metamora Church of God, where the individuals ran off the road again and through the field behind the church through the yard.The pursuit continued back onto US 52, this time Westbound.The individuals swerved around a Sheriff’s Deputy that was waiting to see which way the ATV would go.The pursuit continued North on State Road 121 where it was ended, when officers boxed the ATV in by using a guardrail and police vehicles to safely stop the ATV.It was determined that the 2 juveniles had left their grandparent’s house with their grandfather’s quad without permission and proceeded to leave the property.The juveniles were released into the custody of the grandfather with pending charges to follow.
BATESVILLE, Ind. — Almost 30,000 Aria strollers are being recalled due to laceration and fall hazards.According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a gap in the strollers’ folding side hinge can pinch a caregiver’s hand during unfolding.The stroller can also unexpectedly fold up during use, which could cause a child to fall and be injured.Five people have reportedly been pinched by the stroller hinge mechanism, resulting in four consumers needing stitches for cuts.In addition, there were 71 reports of the stroller unexpectedly folding during use, resulting in 12 minor bumps or bruises to a child or caregiver and one fractured wrist and elbow to an adult due to a fall.This recall involves the gb Qbit lightweight strollers for children up to 50 pounds.The products have four sets of two wheels, a five-point harnessed restraint system a full-sized reclining seat, a storage basket, a removable cup holder and a travel storage bag.They are mostly black and come in five accent colors. The strollers were sold for around $180 from May 2015 through Nov. 2016 at several retailers, such as Babies R US and Amazon.Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Aria Child at 888-591-5540 for a free replacement stroller.
BATESVILLE, Ind. — At the Batesville City Council meeting, the council had their first reading of a proposed smoking ban in all city parks.If approved, the smoking ban would be as written, “No smoking or vaping shall be permitted in any of the city’s parks, with the exception that smoking or vaping may be permitted in Liberty Park, other than inside any structures located in said park where it shall be prohibited. Whoever violates this section shall be fined not more than $1,000. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day that a violation occurs or continues.”The council will have their second reading and a vote on the proposed ordinance is expected at the February meeting.In new business the council had a first reading for an ordinance to Annex property owned by William G Weberding.Mr. Weberding petitioned the City of Batesville for annexation of around 19.13 acres.The second reading of the proposed ordinance and a vote is expected at the February meeting.You can see the full proposed ordinance here.The Batesville Beautification League requested $7,000 in Belterra Funds to purchase a new watering cart for the city.The total cost of the cart would be $16,035.17.The council approved the funds to purchase the new cart.Mike Baumer also requested$9891.55 from Belterra Funds to finance most lights in Liberty Park with new energy saving LED lights.The total cost of the project is $15,105.14, but Duke Energy will contribute $4,719.60, and will do all the installation.It is quoted that the new lights would save the city approximately $221 per month in electric fees.Baumer said that the new lights would pay for themselves in less than 4 years.All of the lights in the parks would be replaced with the exception of the tennis courts, as they are not used enough to justify replacing them.The Belterra Funds request was denied, but the project will still be approved, but from the Capital Improvements fund, and the project will still move forward.In the Board of Works meeting, the only piece of business was the board approved the 2017 Waste Water Budget.The budget is expected to increase by 3.4% over the year.You can see the entire budget here.
?????????????????????????Marvin B. Herbert, 75, Greensburg, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Born, July 19, 1941 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Bernard J. and Bertha B. (Young) Herbert. Marvin graduated from Greensburg High School in 1961. He farmed and worked for 18 years at BCA. After he left BCA he became a full time farmer. He had also served in the National Guard. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was married to Nancy Koester on January 17, 1970 and she survives. He is also survived by one son, Steve Herbert and his fiancé, Michelle Gindling; four grandchildren, Hannah, Hayden, Halle, and Hudson Herbert. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Merle & Delmar Herbert; two sisters, Evelyn Roszell and Mary Ann Herbert. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. The family will also receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, with Marvin’s love of animals and farming, we would like a donation in his memory be made to either “The Decatur County Animal Shelter” or to the local “(FFA) Future Farmers of America”. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
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