New Basketball Schedule

first_imgAs you have noticed by now, the boys basketball schedule has changed the most and the girls somewhat.  The IHSAA was directed by a Title IX ruling that boys and girls schedules must be equal.  This means that girls get the same availability for weekend games as the boys do.  Since schedules are made several years in advance, this meant much juggling by athletic directors around the state of Indiana.  In the case of Batesville, it was further complicated by the addition of Connersville and Rushville to the conference schedule.  You will now find the boys playing on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and the girls playing on Friday and Saturday nights.  This, of course, does not mean every week you will find this schedule, but it will occur.  For example, Batesville boys played New Castle on a Tuesday and then the girls played on Saturday of that week.  This will continue to occur during the remainder of the 2014 schedule and for years to come.  Batesville boys will play at least three Thursday games the second half of this season and a Saturday afternoon game.  For the most part, when the final schedule is completed each year, girls will no longer be playing all week games and the boys will no longer have just weekend games.  Now the numbers must be as even as humanly possible.last_img read more


Whicker: Clippers survive off night, get ready to brandish their not-so-secret weapon

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Paul George, come on down.The Clippers who launched a thousand magazine covers last month turn their weary eyes to you, maybe as early as Wednesday night in Houston. The second biggest reason anyone thought the Clippers would be That Team is ready to launch.They held the fort without George on Monday night, as his shoulder nears full rehabilitation. They seized a 98-88 win over the leg-weary Toronto Raptors, who could manage only 10 fourth-quarter points as Fred Van Vleet had to play 45½ minutes, Pascal Siakam 43½ and Norman Powell 37.They did even though they missed more than three-quarters of their 3-point shots and Kawhi Leonard struggled through 12 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and nine turnovers. “Almost a triple-double,” said Doc Rivers, his coach. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Four Clippers had 10 or more rebounds, including JaMychal Green’s 12 in 24 minutes and 12 in 23 minutes from 6-foot-1 guard Patrick Beverley. It was one of those substance-not-style wins that the Clippers like to put on their billboards, although the pre-eminent substance was iron.“There are going to be a lot of those nights,” Lou Williams said. “You can’t get really caught up in whether he plays well or not. There will be some nights when he just doesn’t have it, and the other guys are going to have to pick up the slack.”The Raptors, of course, rode Leonard to last year’s NBA championship, but everybody who played for Toronto on Monday had practiced with Leonard at least 100 times.“We’ll have to come up with something,” Coach Nick Nurse said beforehand. “The main thing is not to give him the easy stuff, make him work for everything.”The double-teams came early, often and with different cast members. Leonard didn’t have a field goal until the halfway point of the third quarter, when he took a rebound and motored coast-to-coast for a left-handed finish. “We didn’t anticipate they would double team like that but you have to adjust,” Williams said. “We did a lot better job of that in the second half.”Meanwhile, the lactic acid got inside the Raptors’ shooting legs. Van Vleet was 6 for 20 and Siakam 6 for 17. If not for another remarkable contribution from backup big man Chris Boucher (14 points, six rebounds, two blocked shots, 22 minutes), Toronto would have absorbed the blowout that a lineup without Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka might deserve. Then you add an injury to OG Anunoby that removed him after two minutes.“We ran out of gas a little bit,” Van Vleet said. “We kind of ran ourselves into the mud. It’s one hell of a team to play back-to-back and shorthanded.”The Raptors jolted the Lakers here Sunday night.“They were trying to get me into some pick-and-rolls and I thought we responded to that,” Williams said. “We were sniffing it out and we sent other guys to deal with it. We did a better job boxing, stopping some second-chance opportunities.”Toronto had only five offensive rebounds and took a 66-38 beating on the boards, 24-8 in a fourth quarter in which the world champs missed 20 of 24 shots.Still, Nurse was defiant: “We totally outplayed the Clippers tonight. We were playing harder and executing better. Then we took the ball to the basket about eight straight possessions and came away with nothing.”Related Articles But that head-down approach, by then, was fine with the Clippers. The hosts played a bigger lineup in the fourth quarter, particularly after Landry Shamet sprained his ankle. Shamet left Staples Center on crutches but appeared to be putting weight on his foot.With Leonard, Green, Williams, Harrell and Maurice Harkless, the Clippers shrank Toronto’s court and fought through their own 19 turnovers.“I don’t know if we’ve played that lineup before,” Rivers said.When George returns, the possibilities blossom. Rivers savored the thought of another team trying to double-team Leonard again. The Clippers are already fourth in the league in defensive field goal percentage and third in the league against 3-point shooting without George’s NBA All-Defense services. Now that Rivers knows that Harkless, new to the Clippers, enjoys dealing with point guards, he might go through several spiral notebooks with defensive plans.And the Clippers have played Utah twice in the first 10 games, along with the Lakers, Portland, Milwaukee and now Toronto.“I don’t really know what we have,” Rivers said. “We’ve got a lot to figure out, still. But while we’re doing it, we’re still winning games.”What he’s saying is that the Clippers are 7-3, and the reason it’s OK is that Paul George is 0-0.The Clippers improved to 7-3 without Paul George, pictured, on Monday night, but the All-Star wing is close to making his Clippers debut, at which point, they will become even more potent on offense and defense. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)center_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters last_img read more


Bees form nest on south side of WRC parking lot

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down Susie · 380 weeks ago Woohoo! Save the bees!! Go Dad! Report Reply 0 replies · active 380 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down grammar slammer · 380 weeks ago Don’t you mean metal not medal? Report Reply 0 replies · active 380 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Jennifer · 380 weeks ago That’s awesome! So, are you saying I should have said something when they started living in the swim team’s aluminum can recycle trailer?? LOL. They’ve been coming around for awhile now. That’s funny. Great job of a humane removal 🙂 Report Reply 0 replies · active 380 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down MJE · 379 weeks ago That’s not a beehive pictured, it’s a swarm. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Geo · 379 weeks ago Good grief, someone please educate these folks on what they are seeing. This is a swarm of bees, this is how they divide and start a new hive. The old queen will leave the old hive and take about half of the worker bees with her. The swarm landed on the fence and sent out scout bees to look for a new home. The old hive will raise a new queen and continue on. If you were to look around the park area more than likely they would find a bee tree. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Crystal Dawson, a Wellington Recreation Commission employee, came back to work during her lunch hour Wednesday afternoon only to get the scare of her life.She parked the car on the south side of the WRC parking lot, got out, and saw this dark big lump of on the short metal parking lot fence.Dawson thought that was strange and went closer to look. What she discovered made her jump and run. It was… bees!For some reason, the fence had some sugar-water type substance and some worker bees flying around looking for a location for a new nest discovered it. They then got the queen bee and she and her swarm took to the sugar substance medal parking lot bar as the new colony home.Not knowing what to do Dawson called a bee removal company in Wichita. But they were charging too much.Dawson then remembered her neighbor Lonnie Hays is a bee enthusiast.So he was called in to remove the beehive.Hays said bee colonies are established when a mated queen and a larger contingent of worker bees break away from the home colony during the spring after a long hard winter huddled together.This group obviously moved en masse to a nest site which they determined to be the medal WRC parking lot bar. Once the swarm arrived, they were in the process of building a nest before Hays came and removed it to take it to his bee hive at his home.“The scary thing is that’s my neighbor,” Dawson said. “So I might be seeing those bees again.”WRC sports director Tanner Ford said he has a bee phobia. He wasn’t around for the official bee removal process.last_img read more