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WESTPORT – The sensation of feeling like he never left came quickly for Rodney Martin. It didn’t happen the very first time he walked into the doors and down the halls at South Decatur High School, but it did very soon after.

The Batesville High School athletic department is selling all-sports passes for the 2021-22 school year. Currently, passes may only be purchased online or by mail.

WESTPORT – Tyler Johnson did the math. When he took the grade of each of the girls who might play varsity basketball for South Decatur, their average was a shade over 10, or equivalent to a sophomore.

NEW CASTLE – After a nearly month-long absence, the gates of Mt Lawn Speedway will open once again this Sunday for its biggest annual event, the 48th Raintree 100 and Driver Autograph Night.

North Decatur All-Sport passes are now available for sale through the school's athletic website: https://ndathletics.com/online-ticket-sales.

Decatur County Family YMCA's Summer Pickleball Tournament is slated for Friday and Saturday.

Kickoff for the football season is only a month away, and area teams are in preparation mode. Greensburg hosted Brown County in a scrimmage Thursday. Under the guidance of Scott Moore, the Pirates are coming off a 6-5 campaign. The 2021 season is set to begin Aug. 20.

Rushville Consolidated High School will begin selling all-sports tickets in the athletic office beginning Aug. 2 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

ANDERSON – Brian Wittkamper is accustomed to playing on both the offensive and defensive lines. South Decatur needed him to play both ways since the number of players on the roster has hovered in the high teens and low 20s in recent seasons.

BATESVILLE – Aaron Garrett has a philosophy every summer for his Batesville basketball teams. It doesn’t matter if it’s one of his better teams or not, the mantra remains the same.

COLUMBUS – The 13U Batesville Bats traveled to CERAland Park this past weekend and won the USSSA Calvin Strong Classic by going 5-0. The squad defeated the Indiana Bulls Red 12-5 in the title game to take home the championship rings.

Any Greensburg Junior High Student interested in running cross country should participate in summer runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

The Batesville Athletic Boosters will be holding the 33rd Annual Bulldog Open golf tournament at Hillcrest Country Club on Friday, July 23. The four-person scramble is open to the public and will start at 11 a.m.

As of July 6, hunters can apply for a variety of reserved hunts online by visiting on.IN.gov/reservedhunt. The online method is the only way to apply. No late entries will be accepted. Applicants must possess a hunting license valid for the hunt for which they are applying.

Mitchell Taylor has been named Batesville's varsity boys tennis coach. Bulldogs athletic director Bryan Helvie made the announcement Tuesday.

The Batesville Bats 14U team is looking for players interested in joining next year’s squad due to some players moving on to the high school baseball level.

WESTPORT — Lane Lauderbaugh has been staying busy this summer working on his grandpa’s farm in southern Jennings County. He’s been doing typical farm work, such as bailing straw, attending to animals and painting buildings.

I did something this weekend I haven’t done in 20 years… I took down my bird feeder, emptied it, and I’m not putting it back up. The reason is to keep songbirds from gathering together and possibly spreading an avian disease outbreak which is killing birds here in Indiana and the Midwest.

NEW CASTLE – Race fans turned out in a good number Sunday despite warm temperatures and a chance of rain most of the day. Because of the high heat the track was able of dry quickly after a brief shower at 6 p.m., allowing the racing to get underway at 6:15.

The North Decatur athletic department will host its annual Charger Open golf outing at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10 at North Branch Golf Course. The event is in memory of Troy Hartley, a former Charger athlete who tragically lost his life in an automobile accident.

An open gym will be held July 20, 22, 27 and 29 for any seventh- or eighth-grade girl interested in playing volleyball at Greensburg Junior High School next school year. 

Andrew Alig will be the next head coach for Oldenburg Academy’s girls soccer team. He takes over for Brian McFee after one full season.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has received reports of sick and dying songbirds from five counties. DNR is working with the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and the USGS National Wildlife Health Center to determine the birds’ cause of death. The five counties are Mon…

MONTICELLO – Greensburg’s Keegan McCullough recorded his best individual finish this summer, placing fifth in Monday’s Indiana PGA Monticello Open.

The 11U SE STIX baseball team finished its season this past weekend with a runner-up finish in the AAA division of the Indiana state tourney.

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