SALEM - His legendary southern Indiana racing uncle Frank Kimmel (10-time ARCA Champion) had won the Halloween 200, but for Will Kimmel, victory in the popular, annual season-ending event on the high-banks of the .555-mile Salem Speedway was had been an elusive challenge and goal.

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SOUTH BEND – No. 13 Notre Dame controlled every aspect of Saturday’s game through three quarters. Ahead 24-3 early in the fourth quarter, the Fighting Irish looked to be cruising to their fourth win in a row over Southern Cal.

CHARLESTOWN – Greensburg traveled to Charlestown for the Class 3A volleyball regional on Saturday.

Yes… there have been bears in Indiana, but none have decided to stay for more than a while.

SALEM – Salem Speedway is set to host the 33rd Halloween 200 from Oct. 22-24. This event be an action packed weekend full of racing and fun.

Several members of the South Decatur cross country team were recently honored by the IATCCC for success in the classroom. Elizabeth Flessner was named First Team Academic All-State. Trevor Newby, Samantha Storm, Bridget Nobbe and Jack Hamilton were all named Honorable Mention Academic All-State.

Members of the North Decatur Junior High soccer team gathered with their families on Oct. 7 to celebrate their undefeated season. The Chargers ended the season 7-0-1, scoring 35 goals compared to the opposition with three. Each member of the team played a role in the season’s success. Specia…

Lady Lion Red and Black Game

INDIANAPOLIS – In a game that wasn’t scheduled to happened until this past Tuesday, the Chargers fought back from a double digit point deficit not once, but twice to defeat the defending Class A state champion Covenant Christian Warriors 28-25. North Decatur improves to 4-4 on the season. Co…

BATESVILLE – With victories over Batesville and Lawrenceburg in the Batesville volleyball sectional, the Lady Pirates claimed the IHSAA sectional title.

FRANKLIN – The wet, sloppy cross country course at Franklin could not slow the Lady Bulldogs in their quest for the regional championship on Saturday. Batesville edged Franklin 57-58 for the regional championship. East Central will also be advancing to semistate with a third place finish (89…

Lion tennis honored

BATESVILLE — Two EIAC foes which split matches in the regular season met at the Batesville volleyball sectional on Thursday with Rushville facing South Dearborn. In the regular season, each team won on its home court.

The DNR and the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) held a celebratory ribbon cutting on Oct. 8 to mark the opening of Limekiln East, a newly completed 1.6-mile beginner-level mountain bike trail in Brown County State Park.

During July and August, Purdue University researchers and their conservation partners, including Indiana DNR, released 65 juvenile hellbenders into the Blue River in southern Indiana. All hellbenders released this year were collected as eggs during the 2015 nesting season. The past summer’s …

ND football update

BATESVILLE – The IHSAA volleyball state tournament began on Tuesday around the state with the sectional round. A pair of local teams won in the first round to advance in sectional action.

South Decatur got off to a good start with 14 points in the first quarter and seven in the second as the Cougars knocked off visiting Oldenburg 27-6 on a night both squads celebrated Senior Night.

The Lady Lion junior varsity volleyball team competed in the EIAC JV tournament this past Saturday and came away with the championship.

INDIANAPOLIS – The Lion tennis team saw it season come to an end at the semistate at Center Grove. The Lions were edged by Covington 3-2.

CONNERSVILLE – The Lions and Lady Lions competed in the Connersville Sectional for cross county on Saturday. Both the boys and girls teams advanced to the regional.

AURORA – South Dearborn hosted the cross country sectional at Moores Hill Elementary on Saturday. Batesville swept the team titles for the boys and the girls.

Vance honored by MSFA

With the ongoing ammo shortage, we know hunters are having trouble finding non-toxic shot to take advantage of dove and waterfowl hunting seasons. Non-toxic shot is required for dove hunting on DNR properties by state law, and federal law requires the use of non-toxic shot for waterfowl hunt…

Cross country teams around the state begin the “second season” with today’s sectional. This is the opening round of the ultimate goal of reaching the state finals on Oct. 30 at LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute.

GREENSBURG — The Lady Pirates moved to 4-2 in the EIAC and 18-5 overall with a 25-15, 25-4, 25-10 victory over Rushville on Senior Night.

Vance honored by MSFA

RICHMOND — Two EIAC squared off for the tennis regional title on Wednesday at Richmond with Rushville taking on Batesville. The Lions showed why their EIAC championship this year was no fluke with a 3-2 win over the Bulldogs to win the regional.

RICHMOND – The Lions traveled to Richmond on Tuesday for the first round of the IHSAA tennis regional at Richmond.

BEECH GROVE – The Lady Pirates traveled to a neutral location to match up against conference rival Batesville in the IHSAA soccer sectional at Beech Grove High School.

GREENSBURG – The North Decatur Junior High Soccer Club traveled to Greensburg to take on the Pirates in a much anticipated game.

GREENSBURG – After scoring 35 points in the first half, visiting Batesville was held scoreless in the second half by Greensburg. Unfortunately for the Pirates and the Homecoming crown, the first half deficit was too much to overcome as the Bulldogs held on 35-25.

RISING SUN – The Lady Chargers traveled to the Rising Sun tournament on Saturday and returned with the team trophy.

RUSHVILLE – The Rushville boys soccer team hosted the Mt Vernon Marauders for their final match of the regular season. The Marauders were victorious with a final score of 4-0.

FAIRLAND – The Lady Pirates traveled to Triton Central for soccer action and returned with a 2-1 win over the Lady Tigers.

CONNERSVILLE – The Lions claimed the sectional title at Connersville with a 4-1 victory over Franklin County. Rushville is 18-1 on the season.

JCD volleyball

CARMEL – Batesville traveled to Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel to take part in the IHSAA golf state finals. The Lady Bulldogs finished 14th in the state.

The South Decatur cross country team uses going to the shelter and running the dogs for “practice time”. The harriers also donated various items on the shelter’s list.

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