Batesville High School’s tradition of winning athletic programs continues with spring sports. Yesterday’s article chronicled the track program which is near and dear to my heart since I have been involved in that program over 50 years. However, the girls tennis team, the boys golf team, and baseball team are all enjoying winning seasons.I will individually report on these sports after their seasons have concluded. The girls tennis program is led by Bryan Helvie who will be leaving this program to become the school’s athletic director in July. Alex Davis is the head coach of the baseball team. Bryan Hoeing has already verbally agreed to continue this sport at the University of Louisville after he graduates next year. He is considered one of the top pitchers in the state of Indiana. The golf team is coached by _____ and Ben Siefert. The golf team is led by a veteran group of senior golfers. Unfortunately, the girls softball team this spring lost their starting pitcher to an injury and has struggled because of that. As most of you know, pitching is everything in girls softball. This program has been very successful in past years.
From left to right: Sheriff Kenneth A. Murphy, Deputy Jeffrey B. Staat, and Sgt. Gregory M. Mehlbuaer.BROOKVILLE – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department will soon have a new officer on patrol.Deputy Jeffrey B. Staat, Jr. graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Basic Training Course. Staat graduated from the 202nd Session of the I.L.E.A on Friday July 11th and began his Field Training Program on July 13th.The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Basic Training Course consists of over 600 hours of training in all areas of Law Enforcement. This training provides students with working knowledge of criminal and traffic laws, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, physical tactics, EMS awareness and human behavior. Deputy Staat also received extensive training in accident investigation, criminal investigation, domestic violence, and sexual assault, as well as other areas of basic law enforcement.Deputy Staat was asked about the most challenging part of the Basic Training Course. He explained getting into the daily para-military routine that the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy operates under proved to be the biggest change.Deputy Staat is currently completing his final step in his training by entering the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Field Training Officer (F.T.O) program. This F.T.O. program consists of three months of on-the-job supervised training. Completion of this program will allow Deputy Staat to execute all law enforcement duties.
–Source: Footy-ghana.com Midfielder Anthony Annan has completed a free agent move to FC Beitar Jerusalem for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.The Israeli Premier League giants however have an option to keep the Ghana international further for a full season in the summer.Annan, 32, arrived in Jerusalem Tuesday morning for a mandatory medical which he later passed before signing his deal on the Israeli transfer deadline day.FC Beitar have now made Annan their fifth signing of the January transfer window which includes former Chelsea star Yossi Benayoun.Anthony Annan recently became a free player after failing to extend his stay with Finnish champions HJK with whom he enjoyed two stints.FC Beitar Jerusalem are currently 9 th on the 14-team 2018/19 Ligat Ha’al log after 21 matches.