first_imgAbout 20 or so years ago, sportscasters started to use terms like double double, triple double, and quadruple double in basketball.  A double double refers to the situation where a player has double-figure results in scoring, rebounding and/or assists and/or blocked shots and/or steals.  The triple double moniker puts three of these possibilities together.  The quadruple double has four. As  you can guess, the frequency goes down dramatically after the double double.I can’t remember what the figure would have been had this terminology been around when Oscar Robertson played.  I think that for most of his career (if not every game) he had a triple double.  His came in scoring, rebounding, and assists.  Obviously, the possibilities go up as the length of the game increases.  The pros turn in most of these because they play 48 minutes.  In high school, the double double tops the list.  In college a few triple doubles sneak in, and players like Lance Stephenson of Indiana are making it a habit to have triple doubles.  Hope this clears up these sports terms.last_img read more

first_imgThis past weekend Batesville’s SEI United U11 boys team played in the Fusion Fall Classic tournament in Indianapolis.We are so very proud of our boys who played 4 hard games won everyone of them and came home First Place Champs!Courtesy of Amanda Scott.last_img

first_imgRosie Herring, 94 of Batesville formally of Aurora passed away Wednesday February 24, 2016 at Waters of Batesville. Rosie was born Saturday January 28, 1922 in Madison, IN. the daughter of Frank and Bertha (Buchanan) Wood. Rosie married James Herring December 25, 1941 and he preceded her in death May 12, 2008. Rosie was a homemaker. She was a member of the Sparta Baptist Church. Rosie enjoyed family, camping, traveling, reading her bible, and taking care of her red roses.Rosie is survived by daughters: Diane (Ray) Heis of Brookville, IN. Rose (Cecil) Perry of Eminence, MO. 8 Grandchildren 18 Great-Grandchildren 9 Great-Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Herring, 2 sisters: Thelma Buffo and Beatrice Hudson.Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Monday February 29, 2016 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill with Pastor Rick Burcham officiating. Visitation will be Sunday February 28, 4-6PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Sparta Baptist Church through the funeral home. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester Street Box 156 Moores Hill 47032. (812)744-3280. Go to to leave an online condolence message.last_img read more

first_imgI read an interesting article in the Lawrenceburg Register about the Lawrenceburg Tigers and the North Decatur Chargers sharing practice time for the upcoming football season.  By following the rules set down by the IHSAA, if you call your practices a football “camp”, you can invite other teams to these practices.  The Tigers and the Chargers practiced 3 times a day.  This gave both schools’ athletes a change to practice their skills against another squad instead of beating up on their own team members.There are professional football camps, but these are quite expensive.  Ryan Knigga and Steve Stirn, the coaches of the Tigers and Chargers, talked to each other about doing this at a coaching conference held earlier in the year.  It just made sense that working together they could accomplish some of the same goals.  By sharing expenses, it cost very little for each school to participate.The camp was held on Tuesday – Friday.  South Dearborn and Oldenburg Academy participated one of those days.  They took part in some 7 on 7 and 11 on 11 drills.  Just like basketball, the football programs now can simulate games during the off season.last_img read more

first_imgWilliam J. Simmonds, 72, Greensburg, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his residence. Born, July 31, 1944 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Howard R. and  Lydia (Troutman) Simmonds.  He served in the Army in Viet Nam.  He then worked for 33 years at Delta Faucet. He attended the New Beginnings Assembly of God in Greensburg. He is survived by one brother, Harold Simmonds, Shelbyville; three sisters, Diana Yates, Shelbyville, Linda Vire, Batesville, Sandra Simmonds, Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents; 7 brothers, Larry, George, Howard Jr., Donald, Richard, Earl, and John Simmonds; two sisters, Gail Greene and Jean Owens. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Sandcreek Cemetery in Greensburg with Rev. Mike Cunnington officiating followed by Military Graveside services. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

first_imgDillsboro, Ind. — Dearborn County council members approved an allocation of at least $35,000 to repair an outdoor emergency siren in the Dillsboro area. Installed in 1979, the siren is the oldest in the county.Sources from the Dearborn County Register tell WRBI the council had considered nixing the sirens and going to a cell phone-based alert system earlier this year. Council members changed direction after hearing concerns from the Hidden Valley lake safety committee.last_img

first_imgThe 5th Grade Boys team was defeated by the Laurel Yellow Jackets by a score of 37-15.The Cardinals were led in scoring by Sam Laloge who netted 6 points. Other scorers were Henry Wanstrath (4 points), Max Amberger (3 points), and Christian Mack (2 points). The Cardinals were led in rebounding by Max Amberger with 8 rebounds. Other players getting rebounds for the Cardinals were Sam Laloge (5), Henry Wanstrath (4), Christian Mack (2), Santiago Schutte (2), Zavier Tekulve (1), and Adam Meer (1).Despite the loss, the boys fought until the very end. Next up for the Cardinals is a rematch against the Yellow Jackets in Laurel on Tuesday, November 14th.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Tekulve.The Cardinals 6th Grade team won 30-21.Player Points Scored: Conner Miles – 15 pts.; Hank Ritter – 9 pts.; Calvin Grote – 2 pts.; Caron Meyer – 2 pts.; Evan Flaspohler – 2 pts.Rebounds: Hank Ritter – 5; Carson Meyer – 2; Conner Miles – 2.Steals: Hank Ritter – 7; Preston Conway – 3; Elliott Werner – 2.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jerry Roell.last_img read more

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Indiana State Police say a local woman was killed in a crash around noon Tuesday on U.S. 50 near Station Hollow Road. A witness alerted troopers to the crash scene after spotting an inverted car down the embankment.Troopers say Cynthia McCool, 50, was westbound on U.S. 50 and drove off the road for an unknown reason. The car rolled down the embankment, ejecting McCool. She was declared deceased at the scene.Investigators speculate the crash happened between 8 a.m. and noon, saying the car was very difficult to see from the roadway.last_img read more

first_imgAs is tradition today, winning teams, national champions, and Olympian Medalists are invited to the White House.  Since Trump has been president, these have not always been well attended.  However, local Olympian Nick Goepper made his appearance with the 2018 Winter Olympic team.  Goepper, who was a 2-time Olympic medalist from Lawrenceburg, Indiana, was there to be congratulated by the president.  Several of the big name Olympians, such as Adam Rippon, chose not to attend.Despite what you may think of Trump’s policies, it is good to see that Goepper was proud of the honor and made his appearance.  Quite an accomplishment for someone who was not raised in a winter Olympic climate.last_img read more

first_imgUnless you have been out of the state or just simply not listening, you should know that IU basketball has received a commitment from Romeo Langford of New Albany.  It is not clear what Langford’s overall commitment is, but many fear it will be a “one and done” situation.  The new NCAA proposal, if passed, will not take effect until next year requiring a longer commitment for recruits.Meanwhile, at Purdue, head football Coach Brohm was given a contract extension.  Several reasons were given for this!  According to the Indianapolis Star, this year Brohm will receive 3.8 million and it will go up from there until it expires in 2024.  One reason was the renewed interest by the fan base and alumni and the energy developed on the Purdue campus.  Purdue had only won 9 games in 4 years before Brohm was given the job.  He not only won 7 games last year, but he got a bowl win as well.last_img read more