The Batesville Varsity Tennis team defeated South Dearborn 5-0 on Thursday.#1 Singles- Beau Brown defeated George Ballart 6-0, 6-0.#2 Singles- Ben Schwettman defeated Kyle McGaha 6-3, 6-1.#3 Singles- Spencer Rose defeated Brandon Conner 6-0, 6-0.#1 Doubles- Paul Ritter and Harsh Patel beat Brett Upton and Amdam Nebrugge 6-1, 6-1.#2 Doubles- Jonathan Kunkel and Will Harmeyer defeated Kyle Swanson and Drew Miller 6-0, 6-0.In JV, Batesville won 5-1. Winners were George Ritter, Sam Geisting, Lane Westerfeld, and Brayden Worthington, as well as the doubles team of Jacob Christie and Mitch Esser.The varsity is now 3-1 while the JV is 4-0. Both teams will travel to Greensburg on Monday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.
Bio Latest Posts Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020 Latest posts by (see all) Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020 Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Twenty five gymnasts representing the Down East Family YMCA traveled to Old Town on Feb. 21 to compete against all the teams in the YMCA league in a State meet warm-up.“This is the first year the league has tried this, and we were fortunate that the Old Town YMCA was gracious enough to host the two day competition,” Coach Doug Springer said. “This gave us all an opportunity to compete against everyone else in the state, which gives us an opportunity to see where we are.”Weather forced Springer’s team to cancel a meet in February, so the girls had not competed since Jan. 3.“That’s a long time in between meets, and we were really pleased how everyone did with such a stretch between competitions,” Springer said. “The girls from the DEFY team did a fantastic job representing Ellsworth and had continued success from their last meet.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThree gymnasts took top honors in their respective divisions: Lily James was 1st All Around for Level 4 Age 9; Molly Jennings was 1st AA for Level 4, Age 11+; Rachel Whitmore was 1st AA for Excel Silver, Age 12-14.Eight gymnasts won individual first place awards: Level 3 – Molly Jennings – 1st VT, UB, and FX, Age 11+; Nina Roseff – 1st VT, Age 10B; Kaela Springer 1st VT, Age 9B; Level 4 Mercedes Ulichny – 1st BB, Lily James 1st FX; Excel Silver Rachel Whitmore – 1st UB, and BB; Paige Butler 1st VT; Excel Platinum Mary Lou Ross 1st VT and BB.Fifteen gymnasts obtained an All Around score high enough to qualify them for the 2015 Northeast Regional Championship in May this year: Level 3 Violet Davis, Ashly Emerson, Molly Jennings, Kaela Springer, and Aliyah Washburn; Level 4 Lily James, Genevieve Muise and Elena Springer; Level 5 Syra Gutow; Level 7 Gilly Rice, Excel Silvers Paige Butler, Brooke Davis, Grace Morey, and Rachel Whitmore; and Excel Platinum Mary Lou Ross.“This was also a great opportunity for our newer gymnasts to experience a big meet,” Springer said. “For many of them, this was their first away meet, and to have it in such a big venue can be a little nerve racking, but the girls all answered the call in great fashion.”The girls will next host the Old Town Orono team in a dual meet held at Springers Gymnastics Center on March 8.Meet results:Level 3Age 8Eliza Levin – 5th VT, 5th BB, 7th AAAge 9AAliyah Washburn – 4th VT, 5th UB, 6th BB, 5th FX, 5th AAAge 9BKaela Springer – 1st VT, 2nd UB, 4th BB, 5th AAViolet Davis, 3rd VT, 3rd BB, 7th AAAge 9BAshly Emerson – 4th VT, 2nd UB, 3rd BB, 5th FX, 2nd AAJolie Deal – 6th VT, 11th AAAge 10BNina Rozeff – 1st VT, 8th AAAge 11+Molly Jennings – 1st VT, 1st UB, 4th BB, 1st FX, 1st AAKasey Jordan – 6th VT, 8th AALevel 4Age 9Lily James – 2nd VT, 2nd UB, 2nd BB, 1st FX, 1st AAGenevieve Muise – 7th UB, 7th BB, 4th FX, 8th AAMercedes Ulichny – 1st BB, 10th AAKiera Springer – 11th AAAge 11Elena Springer – 3rd VT, 7th UB, 8th BB, 5th FX, 6th AAMegynn Lord – 7th VT, 4th BB, 4th FX, 8th AALevel 5Syra Gutow – 6th VT, 2nd UB, 3rd FX, 7th AALevel 7Gilly Rice – 3rd VT, 3rd UB, 2nd BB, 2nd FX, 3rd AAExcel BronzeMontana DeJulio – 4th VT, 4th UB, 2nd BB, 5th AAExcel SilverAge 11Grace Morey – 2nd VT, 7th UB, 3rd BB, 7th FX, 6th AAPaige Butler – 1st VT, 6th UB, 5th BB, 7th AAAge 12-14Rachel Whitmore – 2nd VT, 1t UB, 1st BB, 3rd FX, 1st AABrooke Davis – 3rd VT, 5th UB, 4th FX, 7th AAExcel GoldAge 12Jialan Deal – 5th VT, 2nd UBAge 13-14Chloe Politte – 9th AAExcel PlatinumMary Lou Ross – 1st VT, 4th UB, 1st BB, 4th FX, 4th AA
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attendance will be limited to 25% capacity for the Indianapolis 500 and spectators will be required to wear face coverings at “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Indianapolis Motor Speedway can hold approximately 350,000 fans in the grandstands, suites and infield, but officials said last month only 50% capacity would be admitted for the Aug. 23 race. The number was adjusted Tuesday. Tickets will not be sold after Friday. Among the precautions the speedway will take is reassigning seats for social distancing, distributing hand sanitizer and administering temperature checks at entry. Concession stands will be limited to mostly prepackaged foods. WOMEN’S SOCCER-LOS ANGELESPortman, Nortman to bring women’s soccer team to LA The agreement between the union and the league came a day after league made a proposal on not playing any preseason games because of the coronavirus pandemic. The players’ association originally had sought no preseason games and the league had reduced the exhibition schedule to two games. But on Monday evening, the NFL said it would eliminate those preseason contests and also would offer players 18 days for acclimation, up from seven days. In other NFL news:— The NFL is planning to allow players to have decals on the back of their helmets bearing names or initials of victims of systemic racism and police violence. The league has been in talks with individual players and their union since June about somehow honoring such victims. The initiative will be done leaguewide, with each team deciding who it will honor and how to display the names. — Washington’s NFL team has hired TV reporter, anchor and host Julie Donaldson to oversee its broadcast operation and be a member of a three-person radio booth for games. Donaldson will be the first woman to be a regular on-air member of an NFL radio broadcast booth. The move comes less than a week after longtime broadcaster Larry Michael announced he was leaving Washington after 16 years. A day after his departure was made public, Michael was among the team executives named in a Washington Post report about sexual harassment by club employees.— Veteran defensive end and three-time Pro Bowler Michael Bennett is retiring after 11 NFL seasons.The 34-year-old Bennett played for five teams and was an integral part of the Seattle Seahawks’ 2013 NFL championship. He said Tuesday on Instagram that the 2019 season, which he split between New England and Dallas, was his last. He also played for Tampa Bay and Philadelphia. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-INDIANS-NAME CHANGEIndians players, owner meet to discuss potential name changeCLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s players met Tuesday with owner Paul Dolan to discuss a potential name change for the team, which has been called the Indians for the past 105 years. — The Dodgers have optioned infielder Gavin Lux and agreed on a one-year deal with pitcher Jake McGee. Lux arrived late to summer camp and has appeared in only a few of the team’s intrasquad games. Chris Taylor and Kiké Hernandez have also gotten starts at second base. McGee was placed on waivers by Colorado last week. The 33-year-old left-hander was 4-11 with a 4.78 ERA in 225 games in four years with the club. He was 0-2 with a 4.35 ERA last season. NFL-PRESEASONAP source: NFLPA agrees with league on no preseason gamesNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL Players Association has agreed to the league’s plan to drop all preseason games for the 2020 season, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the offer had not been made public. The union also agreed to a 80-player roster limit for training camp, instead of the usual 90. The players’ union plan came during a conference call on Tuesday. The league’s marketing motto for the restart of the season at Walt Disney World is “Whole New Game,” and in many respects, that’s very true. The arenas that will be used for the exhibitions, the seeding games that start July 30 and then the playoffs that are scheduled for mid-August through mid-October set up much differently than usual — all with safety during a pandemic very much in mind.In other NBA news:— The Utah Jazz will honor Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan by wearing a patch on their team jerseys and warmups when the NBA season restarts in Orlando, Florida. The patch will feature the number “1223.” That was the total number of wins during Sloan’s 23 seasons in charge of the Jazz. Sloan died in May of complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. INDY 500 FANSAttendance at Indy 500 will be 25% of capacity July 21, 2020 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring an expansion National Women’s Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022. The team, tentatively named Angel City, will bring the league to 11 teams. Louisville FC joins the nine current NWSL clubs next season. Portman and Nortman are joined by gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, who is president in the majority-female group. Others involved include actors Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Jennifer Garner and Uzo Aduba. VIRUS OUTBREAK-TENNIS-COLLINSDanielle Collins kicked out of World TeamTennis for COVID violationUNDATED (AP) — Danielle Collins has been kicked out of World TeamTennis for breaking the league’s COVID-19 protocols. Update on the latest sports Manager Terry Francona said the group had an “honest” conversation and he came away proud of how it was handled by all involved.Francona stressed that nothing has been resolved over the controversial topic.The franchise recently announced it was in the early stages of meeting with the community and appropriate stakeholders “to determine the best path forward with regard to our team name.” The Indians’ move coincided with the recent decision by Washington’s NFL team to drop the name Redskins, which had been decried as being racist for decades.Cleveland removed its contentious Chief Wahoo logo from its game jerseys and caps. Fans, however, can still buy merchandise bearing the red-faced, toothy mascot that became a symbol of hatred to some and civic pride to others.In other MLB news:—The Blue Jays’ front office has told its players that Pittsburgh and Baltimore are possibilities for where the team will hold home games this year after Canada’s government barred the club from playing in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk. He says the players want to be in a major league stadium but have also been told their Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo is a possibility. Canada denied the Blue Jays’ request to play at Rogers Centre because the regular-season schedule would require frequent travel back and forth from the United States, where COVID-19 cases are surging. — The Panthers have now signed all seven draft picks. The team signed its final six unsigned draft picks, including second-round draft picks Yetur Gross-Matos and Jeremy Chinn on Tuesday. Also signed were fourth-round selection Tony Pride Jr. from Notre Dame, fifth-round pick Kenny Robinson Jr. from West Virginia, sixth-round pick Bravvion Roy from Baylor and seventh-round pick Stantley Thomas-Oliver from Florida International. First-round pick Derrick Brown from Auburn signed back in May. NBA-RESTART-ARENASA whole new look, for a whole new NBA game experienceLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA comes back Wednesday with a very different look. There’s no bench. The courtside broadcasters will not be courtside. And the stat crew will be doing their work inside what loosely can be described as an oversized hockey penalty box.Seating in the bench areas will be assigned, with folding chairs set up on three rows instead of the customary two and spaced out several feet from one another — instead of players sitting shoulder-to-shoulder as they have in the past. And across the center stripe, the words “Black Lives Matter” are painted onto the surface WTT CEO Carlos Silva says Collins left The Greenbrier resort hosting all of the matches during the league’s three-week season and went out of the state of West Virginia.Collins is a 26-year-old American who was a semifinalist at the 2019 Australian Open. She has been ranked as high as No. 23 and currently is No. 51. She was playing for the Orlando Storm at WTT, which took all nine of its teams and put them at The Greenbrier, where the season began July 12 and ends Aug. 2.VIRUS OUTBREAK-TENNIS-CITI OPENAugust tournament in Washington, D.C. is canceledWASHINGTON (AP) — The hard-court tournament in the nation’s capital that was supposed to mark the official return of men’s professional tennis amid the coronavirus pandemic has been canceled. But the group in charge of the U.S. Open immediately said the tuneup’s cancellation “in no way impacts” its Grand Slam event. The Citi Open tournament in Washington had been scheduled to start with Aug. 13 qualifying. It was called off Tuesday because of what tournament manager Mark Ein said are “too many unresolved external issues, including various international travel restrictions as well as troubling health and safety trends.” The number of coronavirus cases has been spiking in spots throughout the United States. The men’s and women’s pro tours both have been suspended since March and are planning to return next month. The first event on the most recently announced calendar is a women’s tournament in Palermo, Italy, starting Aug. 3.TRUMP-JIM RYUNTrump to honor former track star, congressmanWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is awarding the nation’s highest civilian honor to Jim Ryun, a former Kansas congressman who was the first high school runner to clock a mile in under 4 minutes.Trump is scheduled to honor the three-time Olympian with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House on Friday.The Wichita native entered the record books in 1964 at age 17 by becoming the first high school runner to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile with a time of 3 minutes, 59 seconds. He competed in three Olympic Games and later served in Congress.