Congratulations to Wes Gillman on being named Franklin County’s new head football coach! Wes is the first FC graduate to be named their head coach. Wes graduated in 1996 after leading Franklin County to the state championship game as their quarterback in 1995. Wes went to Butler and graduated with a degree in pharmacy. He worked in the family business for a few years before changing careers, becoming a science teacher and coach.According to the Brookville Democrat, the first coaching job for Wes was at Oldenburg Academy. He was hired in 2013 to develop their football program. He stayed 4 years. Oldenburg was not able to provide a home field or good practice facility, so Wes took an assistant job at Franklin County High School. It was understood that he would take over their program when Kirk Kennedy retired. Little did Wes know that was going to be so soon.Wes developed a winning program at OA in just a few short years. With the established program and tradition at Franklin County, he should be quite successful. Good luck, Wes!
Batesville, In. — Crews from Cincinnati-based Paul H. Rohe Company have enjoyed reasonable weather on Merkel Road project in Batesville this season. Workers have been stymied by poor weather conditions, utility conflicts and unforeseen conditions.Crews have widened and installed underdrain on the north side. On the south end, crews are completing the stormwater system, underdrains and base course.When the project is complete it will allow improved access to one of the only type structures along I-74 between Indianapolis and Cincinnati.The shell building is about 54,000-square-feet and can be expandable up to 200,000-square-feet. Additionally, the site has ample parking capacity for trucks, trailers and cars.
Decatur and Dearborn Counties—The bridges over I-74 on C.R. 420 W. and C.R. 100 W. in Decatur County are expected to reopen by end of day on Friday, July 19, following bridge deck overlay projects that began in May.Lane closures will be in effect at both bridges in the coming weeks while crews complete approach milling and paving, and installation of permanent pavement markings.Work began on St. Peter’s Road over I-74 in Dearborn County earlier this month and is expected to be completed by October 31, 2019.All three bridges are part of a $1 million bridge rehabilitation project that was awarded to Rohe Asphalt earlier this year.
map from WikipediaVersailles, IN— In this week in history, in 1863 the Civil War came to Indiana when over 2,000 Confederate soldiers under the command of John Hunt Morgan crossed the Ohio River from Kentucky into Corydon. Known as “Morgan’s Raiders,” they overwhelmed about 400 members of the Indiana militia and plundered their way through several towns, including Salem, Vernon, Dupont, and Versailles.Fearing an attack on the state capital, Governor Oliver P. Morton ordered five regiments of Union soldiers to guard the Indiana Statehouse. The Confederates escaped into Ohio where they were captured about three weeks later
“It was a big shock to us about Paul, we watched line-outs at seven o’clock on Saturday night with him. “Paul had given us really good direction during the week, so we had the knowledge and then we had to bring the physicality and intensity, and we managed to do that. “It’s a big shame to lose a character like Paul, a great leader and an inspiration. “But credit to Dan [Tuohy] who had a great game, and will give Joe a good headache.” Ireland boss Schmidt expects O’Connell to recover in time to face Wales next weekend. “The day probably didn’t start too well: I had a phone call at eight o’clock to say that Paul O’Connell had a chest infection and hadn’t had much sleep. “I had no idea before that: he was fine on Saturday night, I was talking to him then and he was pretty chipper. “The doctor had been to see him at 4.30 on Sunday morning. “There’s no way he could have played a Test match after not sleeping. “I’d be really surprised if he’s not [back for the Wales match]. “He should be back by Tuesday, for training, and hopefully he can train fully on Thursday. I would be really confident of that.” Scotland dominated possession and territory in the first half until a searing Johnny Sexton break swung the momentum. Captain Heaslip had a try ruled out for a foot in touch from that break, before Trimble nipped in moments later. The hosts took total control after the break, even if Scotland wilted too easily. Hailing the performances of brothers Rob and Dave Kearney, Schmidt said it was a “relief” to ride out the loss of O’Connell. “It’s a real relief to me that we’ve got through the game and got a win on the board,” he said. “The try for Andrew Trimble was fantastic because it came at the right time. “We’d really been under the pump, with them having two thirds of territory and possession. “Rob Kearney’s try capped off a really good game for him, and his brother impressed there too.” Naivety cost Scotland any chance of victory, according to head coach Scott Johnson. “We may have to go to some dark places and bring some torches; we may have to do that,” said Johnson. “There’s a naivety that will get there by having some time in the saddle. “This is where it’s my job to see a silver lining. “There’s inexperience in that backline, they are still growing as lads. They don’t understand they are doing the hard bits quite easily, but it’s the finishing off. “They were up against some wily customers who have been about around the block a bit.” Wing Sean Maitland suffered concussion, and will be assessed again on Monday, Johnson confirmed. “He came off with concussion, and he’s found he’s got about three other ailments, so we’ll tick them off as we go along,” said Johnson. Leinster loose-forward Heaslip, Andrew Trimble and Rob Kearney claimed the tries as Ireland saw off Scotland 28-6 in the RBS 6 Nations opener in Dublin on Sunday. Number eight Heaslip admitted it was a “big shock” to discover captain Paul O’Connell had contracted a chest infection during the course of Saturday night. Ireland must make “huge improvements” to have any chance of beating Wales on Saturday, according to stand-in skipper Jamie Heaslip. Ireland boss Joe Schmidt only found out about O’Connell’s illness seven hours before kick-off against Scotland. The Munster lock called upon Ireland’s team doctor at 4.30am on Sunday, having been completely fine on Saturday night. Dan Tuohy stepped into the starting line-up, while Ireland had to call Rhys Ruddock to jet back into Dublin to act as 24th man. Despite Ireland’s three-try win, Heaslip conceded head coach Schmidt had ripped into his men after the final whistle. “Huge improvements will be needed for next week,” said 61-cap Heaslip. “Joe had a couple of choice words for us in the changing rooms afterwards, and I’m sure there will be more on Monday night. “Our poor analysts will be working on that and won’t see the Super Bowl! “It will be a huge challenge to go up against a team that’s won this championship two years in a row. Press Association
For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The former Indian Hockey player, Dhanraj Pillay has immensely contributed to sports in India. Dhanraj, who led India during his prime days has won many titles for the country. His contribution on and off the field will always be remembered by the nation. Dhanraj his still associated with the sport and continues to share pivotal experience with players. On his 51st birthday, here are some interesting facts that you should know: Dhanraj Pillay made his international hockey debut in 1989 in Allwyn Asia CupDhanraj Pillay played over 330 international matches for India. The Indian Hockey Federation didn’t keep an official record of his goals, but according to what he remembers, he scored around 170 goals in his career.Dhanraj Pillay became the only player to set a trend of number four, with four Olympics, four World Cups, four Champion Trophies and four Asian GamesIn 1998 at Bangkok Asian Games, Pillay was the highest goal scorer of the tournament.In the 1994 World Cup at Sydney, Dhanraj Pillay was the only Indian player who was included in the World Eleven sideDhanraj Pillay was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in the year 1999-2000Under Pillay’s captaincy, India won 1998 Asian Games and 2003 Asia CupPillay became the player of the tournament in the 2002 Champions Trophy which was held in GermanyDhanraj Pillay was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, in the year 2000Journalist, Sundeep Misra, wrote a biography on Pillay titled, ‘Forgive Me Amma’Currently, Dhanraj Pillay is the manager of Indian Hockey team and is also a member of ad hoc committee of Indian Hockey Federation.
Defense: A-Staked to a 17-point lead and not having to face Mike Hart,the Wisconsin defense shut down Michigan’s rushing attack and forced freshmanRyan Mallett to try to win the game with his arm.Mallett finished 11-of-36 with two interceptions largelybecause of the pressure the Badgers front four was putting on him and thecoverage by the secondary.The only real chinks in the armor were a 97-yard touchdownpass from Mallett to Mario Manningham when Shane Carter got caught biting a bittoo hard and a 26-yard score to Adrian Arrington.Other than those plays, Wisconsin kept Michigan in front ofit and stuffed the Wolverines repeatedly. Offense: AIt’s hard to go wrong here when just about everything wentright. Tyler Donovan had his best performance of the season (turnover free), asdid receiver Paul Hubbard and running back Zach Brown.Donovan avoided would-be sacks with elusive spins and fleetfeet and also added a dimension not yet seen this season to his game: He passedon the run.Hubbard finished with 134 yards on seven receptions,including some key third-down receptions to keep the chains moving, while Browncapped a career day rushing (108 yards) with two touchdowns to put the gameaway. Special Teams: A-Given that Wisconsin did essentially nothing wrong onspecial teams (aside from a fumble when the ball hit off Josh Nettles’shoulder, who was back in coverage of a punt), it makes the grade.Senior kicker Taylor Mehlhaff picked up four more touchbacksin his final home game and Ken DeBauche averaged 45 yards per punt to help setup Michigan inside its own 20-yard line four times.The return game, although not spectacular, did a decent jobin that there were no fumbles or penalties. David Gilreath averaged 25.3 yardsper return and fullback Bill Rentmeester even brought one back 24 yards. Up Next: Minnesota Gophers (1-10, 0-7 BigTen)Arguably the worst team in major division college football,and certainly the worst at defense, the Minnesota Gophers meet Wisconsin forthe 117th time in the Battle of the Axe.Last weekend the Gophers played tight with the Hawkeyes,losing 21-16. But redshirt freshman quarterback Adam Weber threw anotherinterception. He now leads the Big Ten with 17 this season.Facing an improved offense in Wisconsin, Minnesota’sseniors could very well be in for a game and season to forget. Game ball goes to: Tyler Donovan, QB,WisconsinIn his final game before the Camp Randall faithful, seniorquarterback Tyler Donovan was simply dazzling. He completed 14 of 27 passes for245 yards and a touchdown and added a season-best 49 yards and a score on theground.His ability to create on the run helped keep the aggressiveMichigan defense on its heels. It also allowed Wisconsin to build a 17-0 leadbefore the feisty Wolverines could get going.In spite of taking a brutal hit to his throwing hand when itcollided with Obi Ezeh’s helmet on a follow-through, Donovan said he could havegone another four quarters if the situation required.Overall: AAll facets of the game contributed mightily to Wisconsin’sdecisive 37-21 victory over Michigan.The Badgers had their way on offense, amassing 477 totalyards and 237 on the ground despite the absence, minus a few snaps, of P.J.Hill. They also controlled the ball for nearly two-thirds of the game.Defensively, Wisconsin forced more than three turnovers; itinduced Michigan quarterback Ryan Mallett to throw off-balance and off the mark25 times.On special teams Taylor Mehlhaff made all three of his fieldgoal tries. Between Mehlhaff and punter Ken DeBauche, Michigan was pinned at orinside its own 20-yard line 11 times.
Forward Brianna Decker, winner of the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, leads the charge for Wisconsin women\’s hockey in 2012.[/media-credit]Winning is something the Wisconsin women’s hockey team has become quite familiar with over recent years. This year’s class of seniors has compiled an impressive 88 wins over its three seasons as Badgers, including two national championship appearances. After losing to rival Minnesota in its title-defending effort last season, UW enters the 2012-2013 season with a determined attitude to make things right, but the Badgers insist they are approaching the season with a “one game at a time” mentality.Senior forward Brianna Decker, last season’s Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner for the best female hockey player in NCAA Division I, leads an experienced Badger squad. Her eye-popping 82 points (37 goals, 45 assists) last year headlines the Badgers’ attack as they enter the upcoming season, but it is fellow seniors Stefanie McKeough and Jordan Brickner who provide the defensive stability necessary for the team to thrive. McKeough was recognized as last season’s WCHA Player of the Year and has won the same award within the team since she stepped foot on campus. Meanwhile, Brickner, who transferred to the program from Colgate before her junior season, was the only Badger to play in all 40 games last season and not be called for a single penalty.Together, the three seniors represent a balance of talent few teams across the country can mach, as evidenced by the lopsided score lines of recent years. Head coach Mark Johnson has taken appreciation in how each senior has implemented a different style of leadership, allowing for unique team cohesion.“[Decker] is intense; she’s focused, she has goals in mind, and I think with all the things she does on and off the ice, people follow her and her leadership is by example,” Johnson said. “Jordan is a little bit quieter than some of the other players, but a lot of the players respect her work habits and take notice. Then, (McKeough) has elevated her game by showing a great deal of commitment, and her hard work is being recognized by her peers.”With all the success the trio has had during their time at UW, they still remain grounded in their approach toward the new season.“We’re not going to take any game for granted,” Decker said. “We’re going to work one game at a time, one period at a time and that is how we’re going to be successful.”Whenever the seniors spoke about the added responsibilities that come with being veterans, they referenced their fellow teammates and how accountability within the team sets the tone for another championship run.“All the returners, not even just the seniors, want to redeem ourselves. The work ethic thus far has been awesome,” Brickner said. “Everybody is putting in the extra minute or two of skating at the end of practice to make sure everyone’s in shape and everyone’s going to bring it this year.”Another aspect working in the team’s favor is the new La Bahn Arena, which is set to open this season and will serve as the women’s team’s home ice. When compared to the Kohl Center, the La Bahn Arena figures to be a more intimate, rowdy and loud environment, something that will place added pressure on opponents. Decker, McKeough and Brickner all enjoyed their time playing in front of fans at the Kohl Center, but each is chomping at the bit to set skates on the new facility’s ice, even if for just one year.“I think it will get us more energized to play in the La Bahn and it will be nice to have just one home,” McKeough said. “It’s definitely going to be a lot of fun and it’s going to give us a spark before our games.”While the excitement to play in its new home is evident, the women’s hockey team will have to start its season on the road, as it faces Minnesota State-Mankato Sept. 28. A familiar foe, the Badgers were able to beat the Mavericks all six times they met last season, with Wisconsin winning by a combined 31-3. However, the savvy seniors are not underestimating their first conference opponent in the least.“After playing there for three years now, in a smaller rink with a quick team, they always try hard and don’t give up,” Decker said. “So, our team is going to bring a lot of energy and continue to work hard for three periods.”With that mindset coming from UW’s reigning female athlete of the year, it is clear the team is in good hands. The seniors are full of anticipation for their final season but are also tremendously appreciative for the time they have been able to spend playing for the Badgers.“Being a Badger, you really get to experience it when you come out in uniform in front of all the fans,” Brickner said. “The whole culture of being a Badger and going to school at Wisconsin is just such an honor and just a huge deal; it’s awesome to be a part of.”
The Badgers returned from Texas a perfect 2-0 on their road trip last weekend, and they couldn’t have done it without budding star Molly Haggerty.After setting a new school record and career-high 27 kills in her jaw-dropping performance against then-No. 16 Texas A&M University, the American Volleyball Coaches Association named freshman outside hitter Molly Haggerty National Player of the Week. With the award, Haggerty became the first player in Wisconsin school history to earn this title as a freshman and the fourth player to do so overall for the Badgers.Thanks in part to Haggerty’s record-setting contributions against the Aggies, the Badgers swept Texas A&M 3-0 last Friday before going on to defeat then-No.2 University of Texas two days later in a thrilling 3-2 come-from-behind win.Finishing with a total of 20 kills in last Sunday’s battle with Texas, Haggerty’s effort against the Longhorns was the second consecutive match in which she recorded more than 20 kills.Volleyball: Texas A&M and Texas Away Game RecapThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team made a commanding statement this weekend after sweeping No. 16 Texas A&M University and Read…While Tuesday was the first time Haggerty earned AVCA’s National Player of the Week honor, it is far from the first recognition she has received from the Big Ten. Through a total of eight appearances in her entire college career, the first-year starter has now been named Big Ten Volleyball’s Freshman of the Week twice and Big Ten Volleyball’s Player of the Week once.The Illinois native has been outstanding for the Badgers this season, especially after Wisconsin’s temporary loss of veteran junior outside hitter Lauryn Gillis to an ankle injury. Haggerty leads the Badgers in kills through the team’s first nine games with a total of 116 on the season — 37 more than the team’s second-highest total held by senior middle blocker Haleigh Nelson.Haggerty’s 4.00 kills-per-set average is the highest on the Badgers’ team this season and good enough to place her seventh among the ranks of Big Ten competition.Wisconsin has returned to the top five ranks in the latest AVCA poll after falling from the No. 2 spot in a loss to the University of North Carolina earlier this season in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.Haggerty and the Badgers return to the court for their Big Ten opener Friday night at 7 p.m. when they host No. 19 Ohio State University at UW Field House.
Alex Zhang | Daily TrojanGoing into this past weekend, women’s soccer head coach Keidane McAlpine and his team knew what they needed to improve on: bringing the energy — especially in the first half — and capitalizing on early opportunities. With those objectives, the women’s soccer team beat both Santa Clara and Iowa State at home.On Friday, the Trojans started their two-game stretch facing off against Santa Clara. The Broncos entered the game with a 2-3-1 record, having played a couple tough Pac-12 teams including No. 1 UCLA. But the experience of playing top-tier teams was not enough to help the Broncos in their battle with the Trojans.As McAlpine had hoped, the Women of Troy came into the game on fire. For the first 20 minutes of the match, the Trojan offense was creating opportunities left and right but was unable to capitalize on their chances. To add to the dominance, the USC defense managed to push Santa Clara to the outside of the field, preventing the Broncos from moving inside the Trojans’ box.However, the Trojan defense broke down and allowed a goal to freshman forward Kelsey Turnbow midway through the first half. Although the Trojan defense began to fade, the Broncos were denied any further goals. If it were not for two jaw-dropping saves by redshirt freshman goalkeeper Kayla Collins, the Women of Troy could have easily entered the half trailing by 3 goals.Per usual, the Women of Troy re-established focus at halftime and returned to play a magnificent second half. The intensity surged back into the Trojan offense resulting in goals from each member of the freshman duo — Savannah DeMelo and Tara McKeown. The equalizer came in the 58th minute after junior forward Leah Pruitt raced down the right side of the field and placed a perfect pass onto the foot of DeMelo, who tapped the ball in to tie the score at 1-1.The tie seemed to have only sparked the Trojans’ offense more as they continued to pound shots toward the Broncos’ goal. In under 10 minutes, the Women of Troy converted thego-ahead goal with a blistering shot from McKeown in the 66th minute.For the final 10 minutes of the match, Santa Clara threatened to score multiple times but failed to find the equalizer. With the win, the Trojans improved their record to 3-1 heading into their game against Iowa State.In a post-game interview, McAlpine discussed the first half performance of his team and how he plans to build on the performance heading into Sunday.“I wouldn’t say [the first 30 minutes] were great, I would say they were better,” McAlpine said. “What would make it great is the discipline on the finishing, the discipline on the defending and not breaking down in those moments — ending more tackles in the middle of the field.”In the Sunday match against the Iowa State Cyclones, the Women of Troy took another step in the right direction. At the start of the contest, the Trojans were energetic, aggressive, strong defensively and absolutely dominant. However, the Trojans’ intensity diminished later in the game. Despite the improvement, McAlpine believes his team needs to finish the match the way they started.“Today was one of our best efforts in that area,” he said. “However, I was disappointed in our ability to maintain our competitiveness and energy throughout the 90 minutes of the game.”The Trojans opened the first half with their fastest goal of the season. USC took an early lead in the 7th minute as junior forward Leah Pruitt attacked a deflected pass and found the back of the Iowa State net. The Women of Troy returned to the Cyclone’s zone to add another goal just 12 minutes later. From the top of the 18-yard box, sophomore defender Julia Bingham launched a shot toward sophomore keeper Antonia Reyes. Before Reyes could get a hand on the ball redshirt senior forward Alex Anthony deflected it into the bottom left corner of the net to extend the Trojans’ lead to 2 goals.The Trojans’ offense had several scoring opportunities in the second half, none of which were converted.“[We] got the goals early,” Pruitt said. “We could have done better staying with that intensity.”USC’s defense limited the Cyclones to seven shots, all of which came in the second half and none of which were on target. As a result, redshirt freshman keeper Kayla Collins recorded her second shutout of the season, without making a save. The Trojans now head back on the road with a proud 4-1 record to compete with Loyola Marymount and San Diego.Angel Viscarra is a junior studying broadcast and digital journalism. His column, Viscarra’s Vice, runs Tuesdays.