The Varsity Lady Bulldogs defeated the Jennings County Panthers last night in a HOT hard-fought battle in the dog pound. It took 5 sets but the Dogs came out on top in the end.It was a great win with contributions made on every level. The defense was led by senior Macy Prickel and freshman Laney Walsman. Kylie Laker was everywhere on the court contributing tough serves and leading the team in assists. Cayman Werner took over at the net with the help of Nikki Fox. It was great to have Kerigan back in action with some key blocks. Great team effort!The Lady Bulldogs will be back in action on Saturday at Milan for the Ripley County Tournament.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kateri Paul.The Batesville Lady Bulldog JV Volleyball team has hit a bit of a rough patch this week with some injuries and inconsistent play. The team was defeated by Jennings County. Scores were 25-18, 25-14.In set one, Shelby Westerfeld served 8 straight points including 2 aces to get our team off to a great start only to have our own struggles with serve reception allow the Panthers to come back. With a couple of players fighting knee and leg injuries, the aggressive net play of Jennings County overwhelmed the home team’s defensive coverage. Faith Tekulve provided a spark in set two with 2 kills and a much-needed momentum spurt for the Lady Dogs.The team hopes to bounce back as they travel to Milan to compete in the Ripley County Tourney on Saturday. The JV’s record is 9-6 on the season. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.
Statewide—One hundred years ago today, Indiana ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote. After Hoosier suffragists convinced two-thirds of both chambers to debate the issue, Governor James P. Goodrich called a special session, during which legislators approved women’s suffrage in Indiana.
Karen Ann Bowen Weimer, 79, of Greensburg passed away on May 17, 2020 at Aspen Place. She was born on May 25, 1940 in Clinton County, Indiana, the daughter of James and Joan (Goldsberry) Bowen. Karen was a 1958 graduate of Frankfort High School and a 1962 graduate of IU School of Nursing. On August 26, 1962 she married Dr. Larry Weimer and together they had three children: Jennifer, Suzanne, and Matt. Karen was an active member of the community. She loved to sing in the Choir and Praise Team at the United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Tree County Players and Tree City Singers. She loved doing philanthropy work with Psi Iota Xi. She loved animals.Karen was a wonderful mother, wife and friend; the poem Afterglow is how she would want us to celebrate her memory. Afterglow, I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles. When life is done I’d like to leave an echo whispering. Softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Survivors include: Husband, Dr. Larry Weimer; Daughters, Jennifer (Don) Blankman and Suzanne Weimer; Son, Matt Weimer; and Grandsons, Michael and David Blankman.Family and Friends are welcome to attend the Virtual Funeral on Facebook Live, Thursday May 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Rev. Jon Porter will be officiating. Immediately following the funeral, the family will welcome friends in a drive thru style visitation from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Memorial contributions can be made to the Our Hospice of Decatur County or to the Decatur County Animal Shelter. Online condolences can be made to the family at ww.gilliland-howe.com
James “Jim Bo” Anthony Roberts, age 82, of Delaware, IN passed away on Friday June 19, 2020 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born March 28, 1938 in Batesville, Indiana; the son of the late Wayne and Virginia (Benham) Roberts. Jim grew up along with his brothers and sisters on the farm outside of Delaware.Jim attended school in Napoleon and was a graduate of the class of 1956. After graduation from high school, Jim enrolled in school at Purdue University. He, then, proudly served in the United States Army. After his service was complete, he returned home, where his sister would introduce him to Patricia Katzman from Mulberry, Indiana. His life would be changed forever and they were united in marriage on April 17, 1965. Recently they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. They were blessed with 3 children.Jim was well known by the local community. He spent 32 years working for Laughery Valley Ag Co-op. His work years began in the feed mill and ended up managing the farm store. Jim enjoyed attending and supporting his kids and grandkids in whatever event they were participating in. Jim never met a stranger and would strike up a conversation with any willing soul. Upon retirement from the Co-Op, Jim spent a few years in the security department at the Versailles State Park.Jim was a lifelong Delaware United Methodist Church, a 50 plus year member of the Masonic Lodge, and member of the Versailles Legion Post.Jim is survived by wife Pat, sons Bill (Debbie) Roberts and Mark (Anne) Roberts, daughter Linda Hoffman, grandchildren; Andi, Crista, James, Nathan, Molly, Elizabeth, and Suzanne, brothers Bill (Virginia) of Vevay, John (Marsha) f Rochester, and David (Linda) of Manchester. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Billy Hoffman, and sisters Lois Workman and Laura Lou.Visitation will be held on Tuesday June 23 from 4-7 pm. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday June 24 at 10 am, with doors opening at 9 am, also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Jac-Cen-Del Scholarship fund. Online condolences can be left at Nealsfuneralhome.net
RelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua should vacate two world titles and push to fight the winner of Deontay Wilder’s rematch with Tyson Fury, according to Frank Warren. Fury and Wilder are scheduled to go to war again on February 22 in Las Vegas, while Joshua’s 2020 appears set to be taken up with mandatory defences against Kubrat Pulev and Oleksandr Usyk. The IBF and WBO have ordered Joshua to fight their mandatory challengers, but Warren, the promoter of Tyson Fury, thinks AJ should wait to see what happens between Wilder and the Gypsy King. “Everybody knows, and it showed 100 per cent in New York, if Joshua gets clipped on the chin he’ll go,” Warren said. “His tactics were spot on for his last fight, 100 per cent, but he fought a guy who came in 15 or 16lb heavier than when he won the title and admits he never trained, by his own admission. “If I was Anthony Joshua I wouldn’t fight again until we know the winner of this fight – and then make them make that fight. “I’d let them strip me of my titles and not fight anybody until the big one.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaFrank WarrenKubrat PulevOleksandr UskyTyson Fury
RelatedPosts Sports Minister, others caused my resignation, World Cup hitches — Ex- NPPF President Para Powerlifting board suspends President Breaking: Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation President resigns The Investigative and Disciplinary Committee set up by the Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation on Friday said the federation’s embattled President, Queen Uboh-Idris, violated the Code of Conduct guiding the federation. The head of the panel, Fred Edoreh, in a brief chat with the media on the panel’s findings and recommendations after one month of activities, gave an overview of the report. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NPPF had set up a five-man panel to look into the alleged infractions committed by its president. The federation also gave it the mandate to recommend disciplinary actions. The panel, which concluded the one-month investigative activities, has Edoreh as Chairman, Pius Asaba as Secretary, with Sunny Odebode, Samuel Eke-Omah and Omende Thompson as other members. Edoreh said the panel made painstaking efforts to make far-reaching decisions on the allegations of infractions committed by Uboh-Idris, and found out there were some lapses in her manner of administration. He said: “We held a meeting and we decided that we are going to operate on the code of ethics of the federation given by the Sports Ministry. “We spoke with the accused, who is the president, board members and many stakeholders of the NPPF. “We even wrote to the Sports Ministry to ensure that we gave a fair hearing. “All our reports are cross-examined and we also double-checked our facts whenever in doubt and we were able to arrive at our conclusions.” Edoreh disclosed that several invitations were sent to Uboh-Idris, but she did not at any point honour the invitation. He said: “We spoke with Uboh-Idris, but she did not respond to us. “We wrote her several letters of summons and, as the chairman, I spoke with her on several occasions on the need to respect the constituted panel. “Uboh-Idris told us that if she must accept our invitation, then we should send a return ticket to her in Canada and also provide an accommodation at Oriental Hotels. “She also demanded that we pay $2,000 for the upkeep of her children to a nanny in Canada when she would be away to Nigeria. “Obviously, the terms and conditions cannot be met. “So, officially, Uboh-Idris did not appear before the panel. “The only thing we had was some form of communication and few documents at our disposal.” Edoreh said the allegations against Uboh-Idris were grievous, and they include arbitrariness, unilateral decision-making and bad governance. He said: “The allegations were grievous and we eventually found out that there were indeed issues of unilateral actions and bad governance. “She did not adhere to the code of conduct of the federation. “The Federation is not operating a Constitution, which is a problem. “So, they are operating a code of governance handed over to the federations by the Sports Ministry. “Some of the actions of the president were at variance with the code of governance. “So, we need to look into all the books painstakingly so as to make sure that we have a fair judgment. “I can also say that even though Uboh-Idris is a resourceful person, by organising two world events in Nigeria in 2019 and 2020, and she was able to raise funds for it, but she should have carried all the board members along.” NAN reports that the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development had earlier condemned Uboh-Idris for actions which embarrassed the country. The ministry had asked her to explain the reason behind the damaging actions she took against the country’s interests. She reportedly used her private e-mail for official correspondence, committed Nigeria to the hosting of three World Cups without recourse to procedure or clearance from the Ministry as the supervising authority. The Ministry added: “She also unilaterally set up committees without input from the Ministry. “She appointed a consultant without informing the supervising Ministry, denied athletes accreditation, locked out officials, even as she withheld information on the number of participating countries until the start of the tournament. “All these infractions embarrassed the country.” The Ministry had said her actions were a disrespect to the country and must be corrected in order not to send the wrong signals to the international community. It said: “The Ministry is aware that the board of Para-Powerlifting has stepped into the matter and the Ministry is monitoring what is happening.” The NPPF board, going by the recommendations of the panel, is now expected to impeach Uboh-Idris and also impose a life ban on her from all the federation’s activities.Tags: Fred EdorehNigeria Para-Powerlifting FederationOmende ThompsonPius AsabaQUeen Uboh-IdrisSamuel Eke-OmahSunny Odebode
RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Kubrat Pulev has insisted that he will not step away from his shot at the world heavyweight belts and warned Anthony Joshua: “You either fight or vacate the title.”The Bulgarian is mandatory challenger for Joshua’s IBF title, but their planned bout on June 20 was postponed. It led to talk of Pulev being paid to step aside so Joshua could face Tyson Fury for all four heavyweight belts.“I can’t understand why we are still postponing instead of fixing a date and venue and getting to work?” said Pulev.“Enough is enough. I can’t wait to win this fight.“I see how people are afraid of me and are trying to face someone else before me. That’s not how a real world champion should act.”Pulev was due to face Briton Joshua in 2017 but withdrew because of injury and was also in mandatory position when Joshua lost to Andy Ruiz Jr in June 2019. Joshua holds the IBF, WBA and WBO belts and has talked of his desire to face WBC champion Fury, who is due to face Deontay Wilder for a third time when boxing returns following its shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. It would appear the two British heavyweights will need to wait and win their respective fights with neither Wilder nor Pulev appearing likely to accept “step-aside” money.“I did it once when I didn’t have to do it for Joshua to have his second match against Ruiz Jr. Everything was against IBF’s rules, but I compromised,” said Pulev.“A year has passed and they always have a reason to postpone, not to fight against me. There are two options. You either fight or vacate the title.”When and where a contest between Joshua and Pulev can take place is unknown because of the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus outbreak.Pulev’s manager has said venues – including a Roman amphitheatre in Croatia – were being discussed. Pulev, one of Bulgaria’s most popular sportsmen, suffered his only career defeat when he challenged for the IBF heavyweight title in 2014, losing to Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg on a fifth-round knockout.His record stands at 28 wins from 29 bouts, while Joshua has 23 wins from 24.Tags: Anthony JoshuaBOXINGCOVID-19Kubrat PulevTyson Fury
RelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Super Eagles midfielder, Moses Simon, has penned farewell message to fans of Levante UD after sealing a permanent deal with French side, Nantes, on Monday.Simon took to his Twitter handle: @MSimon27, to send the farewell message. His words: “I want to use this opportunity to formally say goodbye to everybody at @LevanteUD.“The fans, technical crew, management and my teammates for the love nd acceptance. You guys will always be in my heart.“To my new family @fcnantes. Cheers to more better things to come by the grace of God.”Nantes said in a statement that it took up the option to sign him after he impressed on a season’s loan from Levante.No financial information was given but media reports said Nantes paid 5 million euros ($5.6 million) for the 24-year-old forward, who scored nine goals and had eight assists in 30 games. A quick, direct and skilful player, Simon was appreciated by Nantes fans and established himself as one of the best wide players in the league.Tags: Levante UDMoses SimonSuper Eagles
Newly-crowned La Liga champions Real Madrid were unable on Sunday to maintain their perfect run of results since the season re-started.They drew 2-2 at neighbours Leganes, who were relegated. Real Madrid ended the campaign on 87 points after the draw interrupted a run of 10 consecutive victories, five clear of second-placed FC Barcelona.Leganes finished 18th on 36 points, joining 19th-placed Real Mallorca and Espanyol in being relegated, while Celta Vigo, who finished on 37, stayed up after drawing 0-0 at Espanyol.Sergio Ramos headed home his 11th league goal this season to put Real Madrid in front after nine minutes.Zinedine Zidane heavily rotated his team following the 2-1 win over Villarreal on Thursday that clinched their first Liga title since 2017, and it told on their performance.Leganes levelled on the stroke of half-time through midfielder Bryan Gil, but Marco Asensio restored Real Madrid’s lead early in the second half. Roger Assale equalised in the 78th minute to give Leganes a slither of hope of survival and they needed one more goal to pull off a miraculous escape from relegation.They came agonisingly close to finding it, having a late penalty kick appeal turned down for handball against Luka Jovic after a VAR review.Oscar Rodriguez then blasted over from inside the area deep in added time, and the Madrid side dropped out of the top flight for the first time since 2016.That was when they won their maiden promotion to La Liga.“Even though we didn’t get the result we wanted, the sacrifice was worth it and we are proud to have fought until the end,” said Leganes defender Unai Bustinza. “What we have done should be seen as an example that you should never give up.”Bustinza also reflected on the fact his side lost their two main strikers at the start of the year.They were forced to sell Youssef En-Nesyri to Sevilla, and then Martin Braithwaite to FC Barcelona in February after their buy-out clauses were triggered.Bustinza added: “This year has been an uphill struggle because, as well as the lockdown period, we didn’t have that little bit of luck we needed and some very important players were taken away from us.RelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend “But we’ll do our best to get back up.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Celta VigoLa LigaMarco AsensioReal MadridZinedine Zidane
Gareth Bale scored yet another brilliant last-gasp winner to move Tottenham up to third after a cracking London derby in which they edged West Ham 3-2 at Upton Park. Press Association Bale, like Parker, was subjected to jeers from the home fans, but he had stunned the West Ham faithful with the opener after 12 minutes. The Welshman gained a yard on James Collins and another two Hammers defenders before firing across Jaaskelainen into the back of the net. Spurs were made to pay thanks to Carroll’s second goal of 2013. Parker put in an ill-advised two-footed challenge on Carroll in the box and referee Howard Webb pointed to the spot. The former Newcastle striker picked himself up and smashed the ball past Hugo Lloris. West Ham still had the majority of possession and they made it count with their second just before the hour. Cole timed his run to perfection, gaining two yards on Steven Caulker before slotting past Lloris and removing his shirt in a wild celebration. After 76 minutes, the Hammers failed to deal with Bale’s free-kick, a melee ensued in the box, but Sigurdsson held his nerve to poke past Jaaskelainen from close range. Then with 10 seconds left, Bale picked himself up after being flattened by a tackle, collected the ball off Tom Carroll and let fly with an audacious 25-yard bullet that beat Jaaskelainen. Jussi Jaaskelainen rolled back the years to keep the Hammers in the game for most of the clash, but there was nothing the 37-year-old could do to stop Bale’s blistering 25-yard shot flying in to the top corner with just 10 seconds remaining. Bale put Tottenham ahead in the first half, but Andy Carroll scored a penalty after being brought down in the box by former Hammers midfielder Scott Parker, who was booed throughout. Joe Cole thought he had grabbed the Hammers a morale-boosting win, but substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised and Bale provided the killer blow in the final minute.