iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — A 3-year-old boy left unattended in a blistering-hot daycare bus for more than three hours has died.The child was unresponsive when discovered inside the vehicle by police, who said the temperature inside the vehicle at the time was 113 degrees. The bus was parked outside a daycare facility following a field trip, according to a statement from the Harris County Constable’s Office.Twenty-eight students from the Discovering Me Academy went to a local park earlier in the day and returned between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., according to the statement. The boy who was left in the van wasn’t discovered until his father arrived around 6:30 p.m. to pick him up.“It’s just tragic,” Constable Alan Rosen said.Authorities were interviewing the bus driver and a chaperone from the field trip, according to the statement. The boy who died was listed as accounted for on a roll sheet for students who returned to the daycare.The Houston Police Department said it will be investigating the case, and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office will decide whether to file criminal charges.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
kali9/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(TAMPA, Fla.) — A Florida teen has been arrested in connection with the massive Twitter hack earlier this month that impacted the accounts of Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Kanye West and other high-profile users.The 17-year-old Tampa resident, who was arrested Friday, was hit with 30 felony charges in connection with the cyber attack, according to Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren.“These crimes were perpetrated using the names of famous people and celebrities, but they’re not the primary victims here,” Warren said in a statement. “This ‘Bit-Con’ was designed to steal money from regular Americans from all over the country, including here in Florida. This massive fraud was orchestrated right here in our backyard, and we will not stand for that.”The Florida teen was the “mastermind” of the hack, according to a statement from Warren’s office.During the July 15 hack, some of the compromised accounts tweeted for funds to be sent to a Bitcoin account.Warren’s office said the scheme reaped more than $100,000 worth of Bitcoin in just one day.The teen faces one count of organized fraud, 17 counts of communications fraud, 11 counts of fraudulent use of personal information and one count of accessing a computer or electronic device without authority.“Working together, we will hold this defendant accountable,” Warren said. “Scamming people out of their hard-earned money is always wrong. Whether you’re taking advantage of someone in person or on the internet, trying to steal their cash or their cryptocurrency — it’s fraud, it’s illegal, and you won’t get away with it.”Twitter previously said that 130 accounts were targeted in the attack, and that tweets were sent out from 45 of those accounts. The social media giant also said that their investigation revealed that the direct message inboxes of 36 accounts were accessed by the hackers, including one elected official in the Netherlands.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Attorney General Curtis Hill returned $61.01 million in unclaimed property during 2018 – $2.1 million more than the amount returned in 2017.“Our responsibility to collect, hold and disperse unclaimed property sets us apart from attorneys general across the rest of the United States,” Attorney General Hill said. “We take this role very seriously and work aggressively every single day to return unclaimed property to its rightful owners.”To reach owners of unclaimed property, the Office of the Attorney General uses mailings; social media; online and print advertisements; and local media coverage. Staff members crisscrossing the state in the Attorney General’s Mobile Operations Center (MOC) also help constituents search for unclaimed money. During 2018, in fact, staff members with the MOC helped Hoosiers find $430,030 in unclaimed money on the Unclaimed Property Division’s online database.In the spring of 2018, the Unclaimed Property Division (UPD) upgraded to a more streamlined claiming process to make the experience more efficient for claimants. Internally, the changes have enabled the claim review process to go paperless, allowing for a more fluid and trackable system.Unclaimed property refers to any financial asset with no activity by its owner for an extended period of time. This includes unclaimed wages or commissions; savings and checking accounts; stock dividends; insurance proceeds; underlying shares; customer deposits or overpayments; certificates of deposit; credit balances; refunds; money orders; and safe deposit box contents. Organizations holding potential unclaimed property are expected to make every possible effort to contact the owner before reporting the assets to the state in which the owner was last known to reside.In 2018, the UPD received $126 million in unclaimed property – $29 million more than the amount received in 2017.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
2016 Grant recipients announced as more than $86,500 awarded to support new insights into American historyThe Schlesinger Library at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has awarded more than $86,500 to fund projects that explore the library’s vast holdings on the lives of remarkable and everyday women and families in America. Supporting the work of students, scholars, and writers alike, this year’s grant funding is at its highest level in a decade.“For more than 70 years, the Schlesinger has documented American history. We step in to collect unique materials and also step back to let students and scholars use our collections to make their own important discoveries,” said Jane Kamensky, the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute and a professor in the History Department at Harvard. “This year’s grant recipients will bring fresh approaches to our world-class holdings, including not only the papers of extraordinary women, such as the pioneering abolitionists of the Beecher family and the civil rights activists Pauli Murray and June Jordan, but also the lives of everyday soldiers, scientists, and suffragists. Together, these researchers from around the world will uncover and document the breadth of American lives, backgrounds, experiences, and ideas.” Read Full Story
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is retrenching once again. The only two Toys R Us stores that opened in November 2019 as part of a small U.S. comeback attempt by the iconic toy chain have now closed. The Toys R Us store at the Galleria mall in Houston shuttered on Jan. 15, while the one at New Jersey’s Garden State Plaza closed Tuesday. That’s according to Tru Kids, a new entity formed when it acquired Toys R Us’ intellectual property during the iconic chain’s liquidation in 2018. The company says it is looking at new options for reopening but declined to offer specifics.
5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr ‘I love taking individuals and entities and turning them into a high-performing team.’BONNIE ORTIZ IS A HEALER of organizations. The Partnership Federal Credit Union’s chief operating officer thrives on assembling the puzzle pieces that make an organization run like clockwork.“The challenges facing us are steep and credit unions are consolidating every day,” Ortiz says. “We have to build a model that is businesslike, but brings value to members. That requires a solid foundation of people, processes, and tools.”Ortiz, a certified project manager, spent more than 20 years at AT&T before leading her own management consulting firm.In 2008, she was enlisted to manage projects involving the merger of credit unions serving the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the National Science Foundation, which produced The Partnership Federal in Arlington, Va.Ortiz’s vision and execution led CEO Theresa Mann to hire her as COO in 2009, when the merger went through.“I love taking individuals and entities and turning them into a high-performing team,” says Ortiz.The initial merger required 16 major projects, which all came in on time and under budget. Today, the credit union uses consistent project management methods and embarks on 12 to 14 projects each year.Ortiz is most proud of a restructuring that created a Business Technology unit, allowing front-line staff to focus on members rather than back-office functions. continue reading »
Tips from a variety of cybersecurity experts highlighted the first day of the CUNA/National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors Cybersecurity Symposium Monday.The two-day event features a number of experts offering information on assessing risk, dealing with the aftermath of a data breach, cybersecurity best practices and more.Tom Schauer, CEO of Trust CC, kicked off the program with a look at the cybersecurity landscape facing financial institutions in 2015, a year in which high-profile data breaches seem to be in the headlines more than ever.Incidents involving Ashley Madison and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management are just the most recent, while Home Depot, TJ Maxx, Neiman Marcus and Michael’s are just a few that made headlines in 2014.Schauer recommended five key actions: continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An Evening with Alan CummingJust one day after the release of his new book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams, actor Alan Cumming will share hilarious stories, colorful screen clips, a slideshow of never-before-seen photos and kaleidoscopic images of “the many faces of Alan Cumming.” And anyone who’s followed his versatile career—The Good Wife, X-Men 2, GoldenEye and Spy Kids, to name a few—knows that this Scotsman is a real shape-shifter. Each ticket includes a copy of Cumming’s book and entry into book-signing reception with live music by jazz guitarist Mike Soloway. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $42 members, $49 public. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Long Beach Jazz FestFew experiences on Earth can literally satisfy the soul and recharge the spirit as thoroughly as an off-tempo snare skipping beneath the simmering surface of a standup bass and butter-smooth Fender Jazz, riding the crash like the rising and falling of a chaotic ocean that somehow occasionally finds moments of tranquil peace beneath the repose of 10 million stars. Yeah. This four-day, 14th annual Jazz nirvana along the shore features more than 100 music acts at venues across the City by the Sea, includingthe Long Beach Public Library. Hot damn. longbeachjazzfest.com Sept. 15-18. The Charlie Daniels BandThe devil goes down to Westbury when The Charlie Daniels Band takes the stage with their Southern rock/country roots. Be prepared to stomp to the fiddle and whoop it up. Charles Edward Daniels—you can call him Charlie—is a living American music legend. He’s played bass on Bob Dylan’s records and violin on The Youngbloods’ “Darkness, Darkness,” which put the song in the stratosphere. And let’s not forget that when he was a Nashville session musician, he co-wrote “It Hurts Me,” which Elvis recorded. With opening act Phil Vassar NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $29-$74.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 16.Jamie GeeThis talented guitarist is also known as a “finger stylist” who plays a range of different styles ranging from Bach to Broadway, country to rock. She’ll be performing hits off her long-awaited new album, Infinity of Parallel Lines, on her pink guitar, which will surely send electricity surging through your body, and chills up and down your spine. So sit back, and let the sweet, sweet music take over. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Sept. 16.Toby Tobias and His EnsembleThis local modern folk/jazz ensemble is influenced by funk and world rhythms, yet these labels don’t do justice to the range of their arrangements and the joyful, exhilarating sounds that the group makes on stage. From a duo to a seven-piece, the band has found the right mix of songs, orchestration and performance ability to enthrall crowds. Grab a latte and let the music bring you home. Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. ourtimescoffeehouse.org $10 students, $15 adults. 8 p.m. Sept. 16.Rory AlbaneseThis New York native is not only a stand-up comedian, but also an Emmy Award-winning writer and executive producer. His jokes will actually make you LOL, and his impressions are always on point. Albanese is best known for his great Comedy Central skits such as “New Jersey Attitude,” “Golden Arches” and “Naming Body Parts.” Get ready to laugh until your stomach hurts! Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $17. 8 p.m. Sept. 16; 7, 9:30 p.m. Sept. 17.LI FamFestFor the kids, there will be wildlife shows, clowns, dancing, magicians, candy making, music, arts and crafts and much more. For parents, there will be more than 50 informational exhibits and experts offering advice on pediatric medicine, after-school programs, sports, nutrition and other vital issues. A great time will surely be had by all! LIU Post Pratt Recreational Center, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. lifamfest.com $25, $30 DOS. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17.Alyson RichmanThe international best-selling author of The Lost Wife will be speaking in person and signing copies of her new book, The Velvet Hours. In her sixth novel, Richman delves into the secret love affair between the 19th century French actress, Marthe de Florian, and Giovanni Boldini, the Italian painter whose portrait of de Florian sold for close to $3 million at auction in 2010. Richman draws upon the recent discovery of an abandoned, treasure-filled apartment in Paris, which once belonged to de Florian but was untouched for over 70 years. The story has mystified art lovers and historians, as the apartment was maintained by de Florian’s granddaughter for over 50 years but was seemingly frozen in time, with the love letters of Boldini to Marthe de Florian found tucked in a drawer and wrapped in a satin ribbon. Oh, those romantic Parisians! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Sept. 17.Hot Autumn NightsTake a trip down musical memory lane with these classic hit makers from the 1960s’ Summer of Love! The lineup includes Herman’s Hermits, starring Peter Noone, plus The Grass Roots (“Let’s Live for Today”), The Box Tops (“The Letter”), Gary Lewis and the Playboys (“she’s Just My Style”). Can you dig it? Groovy, baby! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$129.50. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17.Jim Morrison Celebration Featuring Wild ChildWild Child’s Dave Brock steals the stage for a third time as rock icon Jim Morrison, honoring the magnetic magic and emotional depth of the 1960s Lizard King, the legendary frontman for The Doors. To pay your respects, do what Press Senior Editor Spencer Rumsey did and go to Paris, where Morrison is buried in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery—don’t worry, you’ll find it easily because you won’t be the only one there by his graveside. If you want to relive his greatness, then come see Wild Child’s Dave Brock in person. Opening the show is Memphis Crawl. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$30. 8 p.m. Sept. 17.2016 Walk To End Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease characterized by precipitous memory loss that affects tens of millions of families worldwide. While there remains no singular cure to this sinister disease, there is boundless hope, as this truly phenomenal event is testament. Come help transform that hope into a lasting remedy, and join as thousands of fellow Long Islanders raise funds, awareness, and support in the battle against Alzheimer’s at this very special, very important, two-mile walk. Form a team and walk with family and friends, or by yourself—every step counts! Together, unified, we can beat this! If you can’t physically attend, lend your support via a donation to any one of the participating families’ teams—Team Papa Grix among them! The End Of Alzheimer’s Starts With You! Belmont Lake State Park, Exit 38 off Southern State Parkway, North Babylon. Contact: Karen Blank at 631-315-6486. Check out the official 2016 Walk To End Alzheimer’s site for additional details: act.alz.org Registration: 9 a.m. / Ceremony: 10 a.m. / Walk: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 17Ashanti & Ja RuleSinger-songwriter Ashanti will grace the stage with her killer dance moves and striking vocals. Her breakout No. One hit “Foolish,” stole hearts in 2002, and her new album, Braveheart, will do just the same. Ja Rule is also set to perform songs from his new album, Genius Loves Company. Maybe the two will even sing a song on which they collaborated together called “Always On Time.” It could happen! This show is not to be missed! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $35-$40. 10 p.m. Sept. 17.Harrison and Linda HuntThe authors of the new history book, William Cullen Bryant’s Cedarmere Estate, will host an illustrated talk and book signing about the 7-acre home of the prominent 19th Century poet, crusading newspaper editor and civic activist. Their work is a pictorial history of the entire Bryant estate from the 1700s until 2016, including the Cedarmere museum, the Nassau County Museum of Art property and many buildings in the Village of Roslyn Harbor. Harrison and Linda Hunt will discuss the ins and outs of creating their book, revealing interesting stories and illustrations that did not make it to the final draft. Cedarmere, 225 Bryant Ave., Roslyn Harbor. Free. 3 p.m. Sept. 18.The WigglesThis upbeat Australian group entertains children (and parents) all over the world. Now kids’ dreams can come true since their favorite musical group is performing live! These four clean-cut lads in their complementary colors will be putting on a fun, creative and enjoyable show for all ages. Bring the whole family to get a-jiggly with the Wigglies! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $29.50-$69.50. 1, 4 p.m. Sept. 18.Tim RyanSportscaster and author Tim Ryan will be speaking and signing his new book, On Someone Else’s Nickel. Tim Ryan is no doubt the only sportscaster who has crash-landed in the Namib desert, been charged by a rhino in Zimbabwe, herded sheep at the beginning of a Winter Olympics telecast, and dodged flying bottles at a professional boxing match. And lived to tell the tale! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Sept. 19.W.C. Fields: The Great Man of American LaughterFilm historian Glenn Andreiev will present an amusing class on the life and films of “The Great Man,” W.C. Fields. Beefsteak mines, burglars singing in the cellar, mythical countries populated by wacky super-athletes. These are all part of the surreal and absolutely hilarious world of the film legend. The American comedic curmudgeon who famously said, “On the whole, I’d rather be in Philadelphia,” also uttered the immortal lines: “It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it,” plus: “I am free of all prejudice—I hate everyone equally.” Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19.Sherry AmatensteinThis New York-based therapist and author will be speaking and signing copies of her new book, How Does That Make You Feel? True Confessions From Both Sides of the Therapy Couch. We trust you’ll feel much better afterwards. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Sept. 20.Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ WarNarrated by Tom Hanks, this documentary by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky tells the true story of American Unitarian Universalist minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife, Martha, and their life-threatening mission to rescue refugees and political dissidents fleeing the Nazi occupation. After the screening, a discussion will take place regarding modern-day refugees. The film will premiere at the UUCSR two hours before it airs on PBS at 9 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset. Free. 7 p.m. Sept. 20.Norm MacdonaldThis stand-up comedian, writer, producer and actor was a cast member on Saturday Night Live, where he appeared in skits such as “Celebrity Jeopardy” and “Weekend Update.” During this event, Macdonald will be featuring his first book, Based on A True Story: A Memoir. Macdonald will be interviewed on stage by a very special guest, Robert Smigel, a former SNL writer and the puppeteer of “Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.” Macdonald will also be signing copies of his memoir, Based on a True Story. This event is definitely one for the books, quite literally and figuratively. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $20-$40. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20.Ben FoldsThe alt-rock piano man who puts the “Ben Folds” into the platinum-selling Ben Folds Five is back to rock the suburbs solo-style. He may like to pound the keyboards like a tender-hearted maniac but he loves performing music for “the humans,” and we’re sure there will be plenty of them in the audience. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$55. 8 p.m. Sept. 20.The MartianScientist Dr. Chiara La Tessa will explore Ridley Scott’s epic drama about Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon), who becomes stranded on Mars after his team assumes him dead. La Tessa will talk about how more than 60 years ago people barely thought about space and would never believe that in such a short time NASA would be planning a manned mission to Mars. In The Martian, fiction meets science, detailing obvious and less-evident issues related to the exploration of another planet. Space is the place! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21.BuckcherryThe California rockers bring all their rock and roll attitude, shreds and licks to LI for this amazing chance to catch them all up-close-and-personal. They’ve got six studio albums to draw from, with plenty of high-octane tunes to light this place on fire! Opening the show will be Candlebox & Sons of Texas. Scorching good times. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$64.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 21.-Compiled by Natalie Coloprisco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III
Walter James Dixon, 69, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born October 28, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of the late James T. and Sarah Dixon.Walt worked for Specialized Plumbing, with over 10 years of service.Surviving are daughters, Deanna (Damon) Wakeman of Brookville, IN, Susan McCulley of Aurora, IN, Robin Harbin of Cincinnati, OH; sisters, Mary Plumlee of Aurora, IN, Betty Campbell of Cincinnati, OH, Paula Jacobs of Cincinnati, OH, Barb Devers of Patriot, IN; grandchildren, Shawn (Ashley) Cook, Courtney Drury. .He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Gwen Dixon, and daughter, Gwen Drury.Services will be held at the convenience of the family.Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.
The Oldenburg Lady Twisters and The Switzerland County Lady Pacers battled to a scoreless draw in Girls Soccer on The Sports Voice in Southeastern Indiana, 103.9 WRBI.The Oldenburg Twisters Boys Soccer team defeated The South Dearborn Knights 2-1.Franklin County High School Boys Varsity Tennis beat Lawrenceburg High School 4-1.#1 Singles Jack Stirn 6-1, 6-0 vs. Matthew Arsley#2 Singles Brant Ertel 6-0, 6-0 vs. Jack Powell#3 Singles Nick Wendel 2-6, 1-6 vs. Haiden Rowlett#1 Doubles Lonnie Schwartz & Will Wade 6-1, 6-1 vs. Connor Bellamy & Paddrick Libbert#2 Doubles Landen Wuestefeld & Travis Schwartz 6-3, 6-3 vs. Harry Hanneken & Jon HildebrandCourtesy of Wildcats Coach Dylan Little. The Batesville Lady Bulldogs won a three-way match at The Grand Oaks Golf Course against East Central and Franklin County. Batesville was 1st with 180, followed by Franklin Co at 182, and East Central 233.Scores for Batesville were Emma Weiler 39, Josie Meyer 43, Tori Harping 49, Chloe Murphy 49, Rhea Miller 55, Madelyn Pohlman 56. Molly Robison led EC with 46. Nicole Mears led Franklin Co with a 41.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer. FCHS Girls Golf team finished the regular season last night with a win running their season record to 9-0. Played at Grand Oaks Golf Course, FCHS defeated both Batesville and East Central.The Cats will now shift their focus to sectionals this Saturday at Union County. The first Wildcat will tee off at 9:50 am.Lady Cats Scores. Nicole Mears 41, Gracie Graf 45, Camryn Brewer 46, Crystal Calihan 50, Kelsie Brackney 55, Jacy Grimmeissen 55, Lillie Graf 60.Courtesy of Wildcats AD Denny Dorrel.The Franklin County Girls Cross Country Team did very well against Lawrenceburg.Junior, Josie Selm, placed second with one of her best times on the Franklin County home course. Sophomore, Kenzie Rogers, was the next to cross the finish line for Franklin County. She finished in 4th place. Sophomore, Kayla Baker, gave a solid performance, placing 5th.Neither Lawrenceburg nor Franklin County was able to participate as a full team, but each girl was able to compete for individual achievements.Franklin County Boys Varsity Cross Country falls to Lawrenceburg 15-50.Junior, Harmon Marshall, won the dual meet against Lawrenceburg, leading the entire race. Junior, Hunter Marshall, started the race in 3rd place but overtook Lawrenceburg’s Grant Hensley about one and a half miles in. He held onto 2nd place and finished just one second behind Harmon. Junior, Adam Grant, placed 4th, and junior, Eric Schwab finished in 6th place. He fell to 7th place at the halfway point but held on and regained his 6th place spot.Even though the Franklin County Boys gave an exceptional performance, they could not win because they did not compete as a full team.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.The Batesville Middle School boys won their cross country meet against South Dearborn on Thursday. Jake Chapman won the boy’s race followed by Ethan Lacey, 2nd, Cannon Clark, 3rd, Isaac Trossman, 4th, Griffin Koester, 5th, Landon Raver, 6th, Talan Rowlett, 7th, Cash Meyers, 8th, Hudson Kohlman, 9th, and Lincoln Garrett, 10th. The Batesville Middle School girls won their meet against Franklin County. Kaylynn Bedel won the girls race, followed by Paige Allgeier, 2nd, Charlotte Trossman, 3rd, Caitlyn Fox, 4th, Belle Young, 5th, Leigh Hertel, 7th, Lydia Huffmeyer, 8th, Hailey Pierson, 9th, and Candace Shane, 10th. Boys-Batesville 15 South Dearborn 50. Girls-Batesville 15 Franklin County 50.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.The Batesville Girls’ Volleyball team traveled to Milan Thursday night and brought home victories for both the JV and Varsity teams. After losing the first set, the JV fought back and captured the next two games. JV scores were: 17-25, 25-17, and 15-12. Kaylin Hinners led the team in serving going 16 for 16 this evening. Isabelle Wonnell led the team in serve-receives. Maggie Wilson crushed the nets with 4 kills. The Varsity team came to play and opened the evening with a win in the first set 25-9. In the second set they dominated again winning 25-12. The third set finalized the Bulldog’s dominance when they won 25-10. Leaders – Regina Gerstbauer – 18/18 serving with 6 aces. Katie Bedel 11 kills. Cayman Werner 10 kills. Defense – Regina Gerstbauer led the way with 7 digs.The Varsity team will travel to Franklin for a tournament on Saturday. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Vickie Heil.The BMS 7th Grade Volleyball Team battled South Dearborn claiming a 2-set, 25-15, 25-22 victory.Jade Martin led all servers earning 12 points including 2 aces. Addison Luers contributed 9 points with one falling for an ace. Ava Walsman chipped in 4 points from the service line. Offensively, Grace Walter earned 7 kills in the front line. Reesa Zimmerman had 2 kills while Walsman earned 1 kill at the net. Anya Richey, Briley Broshears, Ashlee Sparks, and Zimmerman were solid in the back row. Izzy Meadows had 2 good spikes to help the team, while Macy Young and Addilyn Froehling made some positive plays in the front row.The team’s record improves to 7-3 on the season. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.The 8th grade BMS volleyball had a slow start, but came back to defeat South Dearborn 25-20, 25-15. The first game had some mistakes, but the team persevered and won the first game with the help from 2 kills from Sophie Gesell. Gesell finished the game with 5 kills and 6 for 6 from the spiking line. Kate Bauer added 3 kills and was 7 for 7 in spiking. Molly Meer and Aly Peters had 2 kills. While Annie Negovetich and Lydia Haskamp each had a kill. From the service line, Molly Meer had 10 points and Sarah Bedel had 6 points. Ava Powner and Aly Peters each contributed 4 points. And Annie Negovetich chipped in 2 points.The team is now 8-2. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman. North Decatur Girls 8th Grade Volleyball beat Greensburg MS 25-15, 25-23. Exciting win over Greensburg to remain undefeated in the county! Gabi Adams was in beast mode at the net while the whole team worked together for a well-deserved win! Improving to 10-1!!Courtesy of Chargers Coach Becky Bingham.The St. Louis Lady Cardinals traveled to St. Mary’s Greensburg and brought home 2 wins. The 7th-grade game won in two matches with scores of 25-15 and 25-16. Scoring for SLS was Ella King with 19 pts 3 aces, Felicity Brelage with 8 pts 3 aces, Rachel Suttmann with 5 pts 2 aces, Ava Hollins with 2 pts, and Riley Siegel with 1 pt. These ladies played some great defense to keep the serve for continuous rounds which is key. We had great back row play and netplay the whole game. Nice job ladies! The 8th Grade group won with final scores of 25-23 and 25-20. Serving for SLS were Rachel Suttmann with 10 pts 5aces, Ashley Hunter with 7 pts 2 aces, Meg Ritter with 4 pts all aces, Cora Roth with 3 pts, Lucy Abplanalp with 2 pts 1 ace, and Isabel Imel with 1 pt. ‘Talk about a team that had it all together and for not one second let up in play to bring home this win. Our serves were on and our knowing where the ball was and what to do next was on which are crucial. We didn’t let mistakes take us over and we played with heart and pushed through for the wins. Nice job ladies and congrats on that WIN!!!!’ Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp. North Decatur High School Girls Varsity Golf finishes 3rd place at Edinburgh/Southwestern posting a team score of 244. SW led with 201 and Edinburgh with 212.Lady Charger Individual Scores. Katy Kinker 54, Laronda Schwartz 63,Kenda Sieg 66, and Rilie Sieg 61.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Madeline Childress.The Greensburg Lady Pirates traveled to try and match the Golden Bears. The Bears proved too much, and the Lady Pirates fell with the final score of 5-0. Keeper Sophomore Emilee Ernstes saw 39 shots on goal. The Lady Pirates only attempted two shots on the night. The Lady’s pass and defense in the middle of the field could not match Shelbyville. This brings the Pirates record to 4-5 on the season. The home Game on Saturday starts a string of home games.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Ryan Morlan.The JCD Volleyball traveled to Switzerland County for the second meeting of the season and the conference matchup for this season. The Lady Eagles came out strong and took the first two sets 25-12 and 25-14. The third set saw the Lady Pacers pick up the pace but the Lady Eagles were able to come up with the win and 25-21. Eagles Coach Cat Schmeltz Comments. ‘It was nice to see our squad come out tonight and turn things around from the last few nights. We were able to put together 3 good sets of volleyball. We have been a little beat up lately so it was nice to see the kids pick up a win and boost their confidence again. We are looking forward to finishing the season strong.’ Serving-Shaylee Volz 14/16–87.5%–5 aces; Marie Gohr 12/12–100%–4 aces; Aundrea Cullen 15/15–100%-2 aces; McKenzy Gray 9/11–81.8%–3 aces. Serve Receive-Aundrea Cullen 18/18–100%–2.44 rtg; McKenzy Gray 10/10–100%–1.60 rtg.Hitting-Shaylee Volz 21/25–8 kills– +0.160%; Desiree Sparks 18/20–7 kills– +0.250%; McKenzy Gray 12/12–6 kills–+0.500%; Marie Gohr 11/12– 5 kills– +0.33%. Setting-Emma Newhart 47/47–15 assist; Katelyn Wagner 28/28–9 assist; Aundrea Cullen 13/13–3 assist. Digs-Aundrea Cullen—20; McKenzy Gray—14; Emma Newhart—9.The Batesville Bulldogs traveled to Greensburg High School for a conference match winning 4-0.Early in the game, Batesville was given a corner where Willy Sherwood connected a header which was deflected and then shot in by JJ Kuisel. The next goal for Batesville came when Ian Powers found JJ Kuisel on a through ball making a timed run and shot into the net.In the second half, JJ Kuisel crossed the ball to freshman Ian Powers who took a clean volley into the side net. The fourth and final goal of the match happened from a nice combination play between Powers and Kuisel. Batesville wins 4-0. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hunteman.