Maurice Lloyd Miller, Sr., age 78 passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at his home in Batesville, IN. Born December 12, 1937 in Batesville, he was the son of Frederick & Edith (Doyle) Miller. He proudly served his country from 1961 – 1963 in the US Army. He was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War.He was a 1955 graduate of New Point High School After moving to Batesville, he started working for Batesville Casket Co in 1955 and retired after 48 years in 2003. He married Velma Meadows on May 20, 1960 in Greensburg, IN and was a member of the Berean Baptist Church in Batesville. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and vacationing in Jekyll Island, Georgia.Maurice is survived by his loving wife Velma Miller, his daughter Melanie Roell (Bill) of Batesville and his sons Jerry Miller (Ceil) of Batesville, Mike Miller (Tonya) of Corbin, KY and Frederick Miller (Cheryl) of Batesville, IN. He will also be missed by his 21 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and his sister Janet Duval (Don) of Greensburg, IN. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Maurice Miller Jr., a granddaughter and his brothers Keith & Alvin Miller.Visitation will be Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 5-8pm at Meyers Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 10:00am at the funeral home with Pastor Kevin Couch officiating. Burial will take place immediately following services at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg, IN. Memorials are suggested to the Ripley County Humane Society or the National Parkinson’s Foundation c/o the funeral home.Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com
By Edward AnschutzSTURGEON BAY, Wis. – Thunderhill Raceway will hold a drivers’ meeting on Friday, Dec, 13 at The Draft Haus Sports Bar beginning at 7 p.m. Promoter Woody Wodack will have Sonny’s Pizza on hand along with snacks. We are looking for everyone’s input as we plan to make 2014 the best season yet.Lots of big news regarding several track improvements and possible contingencies. We ask pit spots be paid before or at the meeting. Any pit stalls that remain unpaid or open will then go to a lottery of drivers who want to purchase them. Front row spots $100, with second and third rows being $50. The 2014 Street Stock rules will be up for discussion. Several other items will be addressed at the meeting include schedule, pit pass costs and general track rules. We hope to see you all there even if its just to have some great food and a few adult beverages.For GPS users the Draft Haus is located at 901 Egg Harbor Rd. Sturgeon Bay.Five divisions do battle every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Street Stocks will compete on the 1/3rd-mile clay oval.For more information, please visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.comThunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side. Pit gates open at 3:30 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. For your social media outlet like Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Sept. 18) – She’s racked up a lot of seconds and a lot of thirds in her three-plus IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car seasons.Michelle Melton now has her career first win in the class to brag about following the Friday night Sprint Series of Texas show at Mountain Creek Speedway.Melton passed Russell Shoulders for the lead coming out of turn two on the 19th of 20 laps.“It was awesome. I was ecstatic,” said Melton, who gave the trophy to her dad to put on display in their race shop.Making just her fourth SST start, Melton took the initial green flag from the 11th spot and steadily worked her way toward the front. She passed Kenny Elwood for second after a caution with three laps left.“I had to keep my line and stay on the bottom. I prayed I had enough laps to get to the front,” Melton said. “The car was set up perfect to get bite coming out of turns on the bottom.”Shoulders ended in second while Jerry Hammock, who had won the previous series race, started last in the field of 20 and finished third. Elwood and Adam Barr rounded out the top five.Feature results – 1. Michelle Melton; 2. Russell Shoulders; 3. Jerry Hammock; 4. Kenny Elwood; 5. Adam Barr; 6. Matt Etzelmiller; 7. Dustin Woods; 8. Cody Whitworth; 9. Jason Howell; 10. Rodney Henderson; 11. Chase Parson; 12. Mike Herring; 13. Joshua Hanna; 14. Carl Lamb; 15. Craig Woods; 16. Ronnie Henderson; 17. Gary Kelley; 18. Ed Keaton; 19. Matt Holt; 20. Drew Wright; 21. David Munden; 22. Bobby Graham.
By Ben DeatherageWHITE CITY, Ore. – Building on last summer’s record-setting series, the IMCA Wild West Modified Shootout returns in 2017 with eight dates at five different tracks in California and Oregon.Each main event for the IMCA Modifieds over the course of the June 23-July 1 tour pays $1,000 to win, a minimum of $100 to start and is a qualifier for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.The seventh annual Shootout will feature drivers from across the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere in the United States and Canada. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, Allstar Performance State and special series points will be awarded.The series kicks off with its only non-Oregon event at Yreka, Calif.’s Siskiyou Motor Speedway on Friday, June 23. Stops at Southern Oregon Speedway and Cottage Grove Speedway precede the June 27 travel day; The Wild West Shootout is at Sunset Speedway Park before concluding with three shows at Willamette Speedway.The top two finishers in each ‘B’ feature during the series will transfer to the main event field. Tow money will be $50.Additional information, including the complete nightly payout, will be posted on the Wild West Modified Shootout Facebook page.More than 90 different Modified drivers saw action over the course of the 2016 tour, dominated by four-time winner Kellen Chadwick. Ryan Gaylord and Mark Wauge won the other two events.Three-time series champion Jesse Williamson leads all drivers with eight career Wild West Shootout victories. 2017 IMCA Wild West Modified Shootout schedule – Friday, June 23, Siskiyou Motor Speedway, Yreka, Calif.; Saturday, June 24, Southern Oregon Speedway, White City; Sunday, June 25 and Monday, June 26, Cottage Grove Speedway; Tuesday, June 27, travel day; Wednesday, June 28, Sunset Speedway Park, Banks; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 29-July 1, Willamette Speedway, Lebanon.
Memorial donations can be directed to Franklin County Humane Society or to Franklin County EMS. To sign the guestbook or to leave personal memories, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Viola McEntee. Those surviving who will cherish Viola’s memory include her sister, Charlene Shank of Indianapolis, one brother, Harold Dora of Logansport, and ten nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Huffman. Viola McEntee, formerly of Brookville, was born on November 18, 1923 in Blooming Grove, a daughter to Byron and Dorothy Nicolay Dora. Upon graduation from Brookville High School, she worked under Civil Services at the rationing board during the war. Viola married the love of her life, Harlan McEntee on June 17, 1944 and they celebrated 50 years of marriage together before he passed away on April 4, 1995. Although they had no children of their own, they loved their 10 nieces and nephews. She worked with her husband in their auto dealership as a bookkeeper and accountant for 30 years. In 1964 they won a trip to the World’s Fair in New York City after selling a record amount of Pontiacs in a sales contest. Having grown up during the era of Big Bands Viola had a great love of music and she took time each day to appreciate music and all the glories of nature, especially animals – which she adored. Viola was a member of the Brookville United Methodist Church and was an original member of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority. On Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the age of 95, she passed away at Crestwood Village East in Indianapolis. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery
France striker Olivier Giroud netted a first-half hat-trick as Arsenal continued their pre-season schedule with a 7-1 win over a Vietnam XI at the My Dinh National Stadium. Giroud eventually made it 2-0 after 44 minutes, and then completed his treble with another neat finish from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s pass after Anh Duc had missed the home side’s best chance. Following the restart, England midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain slotted in number four after being set-up by Theo Walcott. After a number of anticipated substitutions, England under-19 international Chuba Akpom scored a quickfire double (56, 59), the 17-year-old having replaced Giroud. England midfielder Jack Wilshere then made his first appearance of the tour after he came on for Oxlade-Chamberlain just after the hour mark. With 15 minutes left, defender Ignasi Miquel converted number seven after a powerful run and cross from attacking German midfielder Thomas Eisfeld. The fanatical home crowd finally had something to cheer when Tran Manh Dung’s effort looped up over substitute goalkeeper Damian Martinez, before the closing stages were played out in a thunderstorm. There was still time for Vietnam goalkeeper Tran Buu Ngoc to be shown a red card after he handled outside his area as Wilshere ran clear on goal. Arsenal will now head on to Japan for a training camp and a match against manager Arsene Wenger’s former club Nagoya Grampus as well taking on Urawa Red Diamonds, before returning to London for the Emirates Cup on August 3-4. Press Association Giroud, who had scored a brace in the Gunners’ 7-0 romp over an Indonesian Dream Team at the weekend, put the tourists ahead inside five minutes after collecting a pass from Tomas Rosicky. Arsenal – with Bacary Sagna deployed at centre-half – had to wait until just before the break to further extend their lead, as Lukas Podolski saw an effort chalked out for offside and then hit the post.
– King narrowly miss podium in Boys 200MKENISHA Phillips’ memorable showing at the South American Youth Games continued yesterday, when she picked up another Silver, this time in the 200M.Phillips had won Silver in the 100M and narrowly missed a ‘top of the podium’ finish in the 200M, having ran 24.40 seconds, behind Colombia’s Angie Echeverria who copped Gold with 24.33 seconds. Another Colombian, Shary Quiñonez (24.81 seconds) was third.Jermaine King, who won silver in the 100M, just missed the podium in the 200M, placing 4th (22.11 seconds) behind Brazilian Lucas Vilar (22.02 seconds). Colombians Sebastian Berrueco (22.07 seconds) and Gian Carlos Mosquera (22.09 second) finished second and third respectively.Meanwhile, in the Girls long jump, Guyana’s Annalisa Barclay’s leap of 5.12 metres was only good enough to see her finishing fifth in the event.The South American Youth Olympic Games is a regional multi-sport event organized by the Organización Deportiva Suramericana (ODESUR).The games are held every four years consistent with the current Olympic Games format and the first edition was held in Lima, Peru, from September 20 to 29, 2013. The age limit for athletes is 14 to 18.
Despite dropping to the seventh seed in the women’s Big Ten Tournament, the Wisconsin Badgers still have a chance to do well in the role of underdog. In order to succeed and perhaps make a case for themselves for NCAA Tournament play, the Badgers will need to focus on five keys that have both helped and hurt them in the regular season.1. Overcome road woes Wisconsin was just 4-8 on the road this season. Although they struggled away from the Kohl Center, most of the road losses came in close contests aside from the team’s games against Indiana and Ohio State. The Badgers won their only game played at a neutral site this year, winning the Rebel Shootout in Las Vegas. The Big Ten tournament’s games will be held at the neutral Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, which will be a new experience for the team’s freshmen.”I think it’s going to be good,” freshman forward Mariah Dunham said. “We’ve played in a neutral place before, and we obviously came out with success. … I don’t necessarily take it as an away game. It’s more of another game to play. I’m really looking forward to it.”2. Good shot selectionIt goes without saying that if a team takes smart shots, their field goal percentage will be higher. That is what the Badgers will need to do in the tournament to make sure they get their offense rolling. While the team has shot 42 percent on the year, they have often shot less than that in defeats.Guard Jolene Anderson feels that great shot selection starts with the posts down low.”We definitely have to attack the basket, and we have to go inside,” Anderson said. “Our post players can contribute offensively and defensively. If we can get both (of those) going, then obviously us guards are gonna come through.”Dunham sees the drive-and-dish method as a good strategy for getting open looks as well.”I know a lot of teams now are going to be playing zone defenses,” Dunham said. “I think driving in and getting two defenders on you and then kicking it out for a shot is what our shot selection should be.”3. Defensive intensityAfter surrendering 103 points to an Iowa team with a losing record on Sunday, there is no question that the defense will need to step it up come tournament time. For the majority of the season, one of the Badgers’ strengths was its defense. Down the final stretch of the regular season, however, Wisconsin gave up 84 points to Iowa and 83 points to Ohio State. For success in the tournament, they must keep their opponents in check offensively.”We definitely need to erase the game on Sunday from our minds defensively,” point guard Rae Lin D’Alie said. “We didn’t come out with any defensive intensity. It definitely cost us that game.”4. Put the last three games behindIt’s always nice to have some momentum going into the postseason. Unfortunately for the Badgers, positive inertia is lacking as the team has dropped its last three contests of the season. One game in particular UW will need to try to forget about is Sunday’s high-scoring affair with Iowa, when a total of 196 points were scored between the two teams.”We did not accomplish an opportunity that we could have Sunday, but I told our team it’s not a ‘woulda, coulda, shoulda’ anymore,” Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone said. “(We’ve got to) put it behind us, and now we have to make up for it in yet another way.”As a result of the three-game losing streak to end the season, Wisconsin finds itself with the seventh seed in the tournament. While it is certainly not where it would like to be sitting, the team can’t dwell on it.”We’ve got to put it behind us and look at the fact that we’re still fifth in the Big Ten,” Stone said. “We’ve got 18 wins. We take the positive. … Unfortunately, we don’t have a first-round bye. We’re playing the first game, and we’re going to make the best of it.”5. Get points from a third sourceEveryone knows what Jolene Anderson and Janese Banks can do with the ball. In order for the Badgers to get rolling offensively, however, they will need someone else to step up and make some plays. The “3-D’s” of forward Danielle Ward and freshmen Dunham and D’Alie have all been able to contribute big games offensively throughout the season.Wisconsin is 15-4 when at least three players score in double-figures and just 3-7 when two or fewer players manage to score more than 10 points.”We’ve got to find the hot hand,” Stone said. “If Jolene is hot, and she goes six minutes without touching the ball, we’ve got to address things like that. Not just her, but other players. If we’re having success inside, we can go inside.”If Wisconsin can follow these five keys, look for the Badgers to be making some noise in the Big Ten Tournament and creating some of their own March madness.
UW head coach Bret Bielema praised Garrett Graham for his strong play in the Badgers\’ 34-31 win over Fresno State Saturday.[/media-credit]Coming off the Badgers’ double overtime 34-31 victory over Fresno State Saturday, UW football head coach Bret Bielema was pleased with his team’s performance.According to Bielema, the overall attitude of his team and the play of his seniors were the biggest contributors down the stretch.“A lot of positives out there … as I mentioned after the game the way they persevered and battled out there,” he said.“Anytime your seniors are playing the best football of their careers you can feel good about the way the season’s going and them individually,” he continued. “It has a huge effect on the team.”Bielema gave special recognition to a few of his star seniors, including linebacker O’Brien Schofield, tight end Garrett Graham, and safety Chris Maragos.“[Garrett Graham], Saturday, played as good as he’s played in all phases,” Bielema said. “Chris Maragos to make two plays like that at the end of the game … something put Chris Maragos in position. I just knew he was just going to knock it down, but he makes a fingertip grab, and wins the game.”John Clay earns next startEven with a lot of the success being put on the shoulders of the seniors, sophomore running back John Clay still found his chunk of the spotlight. Bielema noted Clay’s 73-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter on Saturday, which gave the Badgers a lead at the time.“That play from an offensive conceptual standpoint was as pretty as can be,” Bielema said. “It looked great. It was as good as good can get. … That’s what we needed to see.”Clay’s performance allowed him to jump starter Zach Brown on the depth chart due to his ability to gain positive momentum for the team. Bielema hopes the sophomore’s strong play continues into Saturday’s game against Wofford.“What we’d like to do is see John and how he takes the reins and see where he goes,” Bielema said. “The part I shared with John was, ‘Hey, you know, you got energized, the offense got energized, our defense went out and played with great energy.’”Few concerns regarding FCS opponent WoffordAs the Badgers prepare for FCS opponent Wofford, Bielema explained the significance of playing teams from a lower division. He defended the staff’s reasoning for scheduling a game with an opponent in the FCS for the third straight year.“[Wofford is a] very successful team in their division, and has had some success against some opponents in the non-conference scheduling,” Bielema said. “They played South Carolina a year ago. It’s just another example of a very good, well-coached football team that will come in here and give us their best shot, and another opportunity for the Badgers to improve and move forward.”Swine flu still lingering in practiceAnother concern facing the Badgers and coach Bielema is the wave of H1N1 virus making its way through the team. While the coaching staff thought the swine flu had passed through the Badger roster, two new players were diagnosed with the illness after the Fresno State game.“The flu, I think, is through us, but on the same account we had two new guys pop up yesterday, so we’re kind of just going off what our medical staff and trainers have told us to, you know, handle when it comes up. … Hopefully the worst is behind us.”However, despite the coaching staff’s concerns, Bielema addressed the importance of taking on these challenges and moving forward.“It’s not what happens, it’s how you respond to what happens,” Bielema said. “That’s the part I get excited about.”
Published on November 10, 2015 at 10:27 pm Contact Sam: email@example.com | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ When Mount Union, Division III football’s No. 1 team, beat Wilmington on the road on Oct. 24, it was the Purple Raider’s 100th consecutive regular season win. Mount Union won that game 69-0, its next two by a collective 97-0 margin and has outscored opponents this season 502-31.Head coach Vince Kehres is accustomed to success. Under his father, Larry Kehres, Mount Union won 54 consecutive games from 1996 to 1999, including three consecutive national championships. The team lost one game and then won 55 games in a row and three more championships.He is the third Purple Raiders coach since 1962 and took over from his father in 2013.“A lot of (college football) staffs have a lot of turnover, but we’re lucky here to have continuity,” Kehres said. “If you come back within 30 years of graduating, your coach is still here. That gives us a strong (program). A lot of guys still feel connected.”Sixteen of 18 current coaches are alums. The program has had several NFL products, including wide receivers Pierre Garcon and Cecil Shorts III as well as defensive coordinator Dom Capers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut it’s this season’s success that is stranger than usual. After graduating Kevin Burke, two-time D-III player of the year at quarterback, Mount Union has relied on a wide receiver-turned-quarterback, a quarterback-turned-wide receiver and a once-undersized offensive lineman to lead the team. The difficulty of building a D-III powerhouse is only compounded by higher-level schools trawling Ohio, the lack of scholarships and conference rules prohibiting Kehres to make home visits.“(In recruiting), we sell tradition,” Kehres said. “We can sustain success. The key is getting (recruits) on campus in the fall. If they see the team play, they get a taste of the atmosphere.”Kehres spends a lot of time on the phone and the road during the season. When he’s not coaching his current team, he’s visiting high schools and meeting parents.He didn’t have to go far to recruit Taurice Scott, who attended high school nearby and played games in Mount Union’s stadium. He arrived a quarterback, but sat behind Burke for two seasons. Kehres decided Scott’s athleticism could be better used than holding a clipboard. Scott went from throwing passes to catching them, leading the 2014 team with 82 catches, 1,112 yards and 12 touchdowns.“I enjoyed being a wide receiver,” Scott said through a Mount Union spokesman. “But I missed being quarterback … there’s still the quarterback inside me.”With Burke gone, and newfound perspective, Kehres said, Scott switched back. This season, Scott leads all of D-III in passing efficiency (189.2), throwing for 25 touchdowns and two interceptions.Kehres’ philosophy, “PFP,” is one of the reasons Mount Union stays competitive year to year, he said. Kehres evaluates his “players,” then builds “formations” and “plays.”It’s not finding athletes that fit his system, it’s fitting his system to athletes.Sometimes he thinks not having scholarships is an advantage because he tinkers with his roster constantly. Before he switched Scott to receiver, Kehres tried him out as a defensive back. When he realized Roman Namdar wouldn’t play as a signal-caller behind Burke and Scott, he knew what to do.Namdar, now a senior, leads the team with 681 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. No receiver on the team has more than four scores. After switching positions, practice consistency became a key to success, Namdar said through a team spokesman.Additionally, Kehres looks for players who love the game. Without scholarships, he said, passion is instrumental in building culture. He saw the desire to play in Mike Frank, who initiated meetings with the coaching staff after attending a high school summer camp while he was a 235-pound offensive lineman.“Every time I turned around, he was here,” Kehres said. “He embraced the opportunity to be developed. I don’t know if we could’ve predicted (his success) in the recruiting process … We thought, ‘Maybe he’ll be a good project.’”Frank worked with the strength coaches, started as a sophomore and bulked up to 270 pounds as a senior before being named a preseason All-American.It’s the development, culture and adaptable system, which covers recruiting off years. It’s the philosophy of a program that’s been headed by a Kehres since 1986.“My dad had opportunities to leave, but he decided to stay and he felt comfortable here and he took pride in what we were putting together,” Kehres said. “It’d be difficult to leave because of how much we’ve invested … We want to see (success) carry on.” Comments