Curt Clawson is running for office in Florida’s US Congressional District 19.A former Batesville basketball star and businessman has a big day Tuesday in Florida.Curt Clawson is running for office in Florida’s US Congressional District 19. The primary will be held Tuesday as part of a special election to replace former congressman Trey Radel, who resigned in January for buying cocaine.Clawson attended Batesville High School, and as a senior, led the state of Indiana in scoring and was recruited by Purdue Head Basketball Coach Gene Keady.Clawson attended Purdue from 1981 through 1984. While at Purdue, Clawson served as a senior captain on the 1984 Big Ten Championship Team. He is known for making the first 3-point basket in Purdue history and making two clutch free throws to clinch the Big Ten Championship.Locally, the Clawson name is well known for business success and community charity. Curt’s father, Jack, served as CEO and President of Hill-Rom from 1975 to 1993. Some current and former associates may recall Jack Clawson for his involvement, as he was seen regularly in the manufacturing plant and other areas of the company. The Clawson family was also prominent in the Mormon faith community in Batesville.Before announcing his candidacy for congress, Curt had success as a top executive for Honeywell and American Can Company.With minimal experience in politics, Clawson has chosen to run as the ‘outsider for congress.’“As an outsider candidate who has never held political office, I think one of the things we bring to the table, is that we are going to go at it alone,” Clawson said. “If we do get elected we can represent the will of our constituents and not somebody who helped me win the campaign by making a donation.”The campaign trail has garnered national attention, with him receiving endorsements from Michelle Bachman, Rand Paul and the Tea Party Express.The Clawson family will be all eyes on Southwest Florida on Tuesday, but Curt has not forgot where he comes from.“If I could move Capitol building in Washington D.C. to Batesville, Indiana, we would all be better off in my view, because they could use some of our values!”
East Central traveled to Rushville tonight for our third conference match of the season. The Lady Trojans came out on top 25-16, 25-14, and 25-16. EC vs Rushville VB (8-26)‘We started off slow, but found our groove late in game one. It’s hard to gain momentum against Rushville because they are very scrappy and scramble to keep the ball in play. Overall, it was a good conference win.’ EC Coach Cassie Laker.The East Central Junior Varsity Volleyball team won in two against Rushville 25 – 19 & 25 – 15. The team started off slow but was able to pull together to capture the win. This win makes their record 6 – 0.Serves lead by Erin Wilhelm 11/13 with 4 aces, Therese Gregg 8/9 with 4 aces, and Kendall Gindling 8/8 with 5 aces.Attacks came from Therese Gregg 6/10 with 2 kills, Breanne Fox 5/8 with 3 kills and Kendall Gindling 2/4 with 1 kill. Assists were from Becca Eckstein with 4 and Kendall Gindling with 3.Next game: Thursday, August 28 vs Batesville. Game is at EC with Freshman and JV starting at 5.Courtesy of Trojans Coaches Cassie Laker and Bernice Rosemeyer.
30 wins in a row for the SDMS AquaTrojans!!!SDMS defeated Centerville Junior High on Tuesday with the boys winning 141-28 and the girls winning 132-45.Individual winners include: Mackenzie Schantz-200 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly; Grace Crane-200 IM, 500 Freestyle; Nick Weber-200 IM, 100 Backstroke; Grace Lyness-50 Free; Jackson Ketcham-50 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle; Ray Krider-100 Butterfly; Matthew Badinghaus-100 Freestyle; Jordan Marro-100 Breaststroke; andDonnie Blanton-100 BreaststrokeSDMS also won all 6 relays. Great win for the Trojans.SDMS has one more home meet on Monday against South Dearborn. Come out and support the AquaTrojans!!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.
The high school basketball scene is moving in a direction that some high school coaches fear. The potential McDonald’s All-Americans are leaving their home high schools and are enrolling in prep academies. When you ask these athletes why they are doing so, they typically answer “I want to play with the best. I want that daily challenge at practice so that I am better prepared to enter the collegiate ranks.”According to a recent article in Sports Illustrated, some of the top academies in the United States include Oak Hill in Virginia, Mount Verde in Florida, St. Anthony’s in New Jersey, Findlay Prep in Nevada, Huntington/St. Joe in W. Virginia, Simeon in Illinois, and Mater Dei in California.It does mean that these young men have to leave the conference of their home school and face an unknown future at these highly competitive prep schools. However, they do so because they know that if they reach any kind of success at one of these schools, they will have the top college programs looking at them. This gives them one step up on going into professional basketball.
North Decatur ran in the Triton Central Early Bird Invitational this evening (held at Blue River Sports Complex in Shelbyville). We were in the large-school division.Boys: 1. Franklin Community 35, 2. Franklin Central 35, 3. Mt. Vernon 105, 4. Greenfield-Central 119, 5. Roncalli 124, 6. Greenwood 154, 7. Eastern Hancock 180, 8. Rushville 181, 9. North Decatur 269, 10. Triton Central 296.Race winner: Joshua Campbell, Franklin Community 16:35ND Runners: 51. Daniel Dollinger 19:50, 77. Craig Adams 21:01, 121. Logan Kramer 22:46, 134. Tristan Ingmire 23:51, 141. Andrew Holloway 25:18, 150. Cameron Medsker 33:29.Girls: We did not have a complete team. 1. Franklin Central 22.Race Winner: Jada Reedus, Franklin Central 19:39ND Runners: 49. Brianna Snider 25:22, 89. Bobbi Bialk 29:16, 131. Cheyenne Wolter 38:00, 134. Ember Burford 39:32.We run next this Thursday at Batesville vs Greensburg, South Decatur, and Batesville.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Scott Johnson.
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Brookville, In.— The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says at least three people were transported following a crash on U.S. 52 near Holland Road Saturday at 7 p.m.Investigators tell WRBI News a van with five passengers, three children was involved. Reports indicate up to three medical helicopters flew possible four victims from the scene.The crash remains under investigation. No names have been released.
Betty Jean Wilson, 83, Milford, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Ashford Place in Shelbyville. Born, November 11, 1934 in St. Paul, Indiana, she was the daughter of George and Rosa (Neukam) Gray. Betty graduated in 1952 from St. Paul High School. Betty worked for many years in factories, including Greensburg Sewing Factory and Arvin Industries. She attended Indiana Business College in 1964 and then began a career in clerical work, working at Burney High School, REMC, Mitchell Industries, General Electric, and she retired from Wellman Industries. Betty enjoyed bowling, traveling to Las Vegas to see Wayne Newton, and watching golf and bowling on the television. She was a member of the Burney Baptist Church and a 50 year member of the Eastern Star in Milford. She was married to Jack F. Wilson on November 1, 1952 and he preceded her in death on May 2, 2015. Betty is survived by one daughter, Jacklyn (Richard) Henderson, Flat Rock, one brother, Paul Gray, Bradenton, FL, two grandchildren, David (Kim) Henderson, Milford, Jennifer (Matthew) Nicholson, Shelbyville, two great grandchildren, Reagan Nicholson and Emma Henderson, and one brother-in-law, Hershel Wilson, Greensburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Walter Gray, Robert Gray, Bernard Gray, George Gray, Jr., Larry Gray, one sister, Mildred (Homer) Crank, and one grandson, Matthew Henderson. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the funeral home. Interment will be held in the Milford Cemetery in Milford, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Road to Recovery. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
The Batesville 7th Grade Volleyball team won against Franklin County in three games: 25-24, 23-25, and 15-10. The girls fought very hard for this win. Elena Kuisel was the leading server with 2 aces and 10 good serves. Following was Kaylie Raver with 8 good serves, Margaret Wilson with 4 aces and 5 good serves, Annie Shane had one ace and 5 good serves, Sydney Slavin had two aces, and Kaylin Hinners had 5 good serves. Sara Lamping and Taylor Blanton added 1 good hit each. Laura Schwegman and Renee’ Lecher added good passes to help the team in their win! Their record is 2-3. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Megan Werner.The BMS 8th Grade Volleyball team came back from a game 1 loss to Franklin County to win 19-25, 25-21, 15-14. In game 2 & 3 they were more aggressive at the net. Cayman Werner led all hitters with 9 kills. Jadyn Harrington, Samantha Kessens, and Kaitlyn Sarringhaus each had 3 kills. Tiffany Hawker added one kill. Laney Walsman & Isabelle Westerfeld were strong at the net, even though they did not earn a kill. Werner led all servers with 9 points including 3 aces. Kessens added 7 points, including 2 aces. Hawker added 4 points to help seal the win. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman.
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs finished 2nd in a 3 way match with Greensburg and Lawrenceburg at Greensburg CC.Greensburg shot 164. Batesville 188. Lawrenceburg 238. Claire Dennett was medalists with a 37. Batesville Meredith McCreary 40. Kelly Gole 46. Sarah Ronnebaum 48. Tori Harpring 54. Hanna Slayback 62. Chloe Murphy 67.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.