Batesville, In. — Country 103.9 WRBI hosted the huge “Christmas in Dixie” grand prize presentation at the Batesville Middle School Commons. Nearly 60 final qualifiers split an estimated $3,000 in prizes from 20 local sponsors.Becky Eckstein won a trip to Memphis, Tennessee. The trip includes a two-night Memphis vacation with accommodations at the Guest House at Graceland. A tour of Graceland, passes to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the National Civil Rights Museum.The Friendship State Bank Sponsored a $500 cash giveaway and that went to Bill Craddock and Pulskamp’s Flooring Plus gave away a 55” Ultra-high definition TV, Barb Bowman was the lucky winner of that.Special thanks to all the listeners who participated in the contest and the Batesville Community School Corporation, Pulskamp’s Flooring Plus, Memphis Tourism, Friendship State Bank, Cricket Ridge Restaurant & Golf Course, Weberding Carving Shop, Mary Huntington Allstate Insurance, George’s Pharmacy, the Decatur County Memorial Hospital, The Gibson Theater, Hirt & Ellco, Gehring, Inc., Izzy’s at Hillcrest, Water-Tek, Laker Electric & Plumbing, Guys & Gals Quarters Salon & Day Spa, Voegele NAPA, Harmeyer’s Market, Ritzi Jewelers and Paul Erhman State Farm Insurance.A full album of pictures from the event is on our Facebook page!
To most of you Bill Self is the head basketball coach at Kansas University. However, the Bill Self I am talking about was born in Rushville, Indiana, in 1937. He went on to what is now the University of Indianapolis and then got a job teaching at Franklin Community High School. There he coached track and cross country for more than 35 years.One of his athletes died while training for an upcoming track season, and Self established a scholarship in his name. In order to keep this scholarship going, Franklin Community High School started the Bill Self track and field invitational. Batesville High School was going to participate in it this year, but inclement weather cancelled the event.I never had the opportunity to meet Bill Self, but I remember people talking about his generosity and dedication not only to his teaching but to the athletes he coached as well. Hopefully, Batesville will get a chance to run in this invitational next year.
ZEELUGT’S Cold Fusion made light work of Canal Number 2 in their feature 35-over friendly encounter, played last Saturday at the latter’s ground (aback of Kawall Primary School).Set a modest 111 for victory, after limiting the homesters to 110 all out in 34.2 overs, Cold Fusion romped to victory in 26.3 overs, losing four wickets in the process.The main scorers for the eventual winners were Trevayne Mohabir (28), skipper Mark Jeffers unbeaten on 19 and Mark Mohabir 19 not out. For Canal Number 2, Kheshram Seyhodan grabbed three for 26.Earlier, Canal Number 2 were indebted to a fine even half-century from Satrohan Ganesh who received solid support from Tajnauth Jadunauth (22).Vickram Mangra and Kenny Holder claimed three for 11 and 12 respectively.Canal Number 2 comprised four Under-19 players and seven between the ages of 15 and 17 while Cold Fusion had three eighteen-year-olds, three 15-16 years and five under-14s.
It’s been another busy week in esports with several different partnerships emerging. RFRSH has announced its first event — a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament to be held in Copenhagen. Additionally, HellRaisers has signed a deal with bitcoin-led sportsbook Sportsbet.io. Astralis, the ELEAGUE Major champion has revealed Panzerglass as its latest sponsor and Player Unknown Battlegrounds (“PUBG”) will start live streaming on Facebook Live once a week.RFRSH announces BLAST Pro SeriesRFRSH entertainment, the he BLAST Pro Series is set to be a global tournament with six teams competing for a $250,000 (£193,500) prize pool.The first of these tournaments is set to take place at the 10,000 capacity Royal Arena in Copenhagen, over the 24th-25th November. The new series will see the company work use PGL as well as work closely with esteemed caster Anders Blume. As is seemingly customary with any production PGL are involved with, they’ll be trying something new and exciting for those watching live in the arena. For the group stages, PGL will be utilising a set-up in groups where three games are set to be played at the same time, in the same arena. Instead of pumping sound out throughout the entire arena for that group stage “the audience can choose the sound in their own headsets throughout the group matches”, allowing a choice of games directly in the arena without having to move.Read the full article here.Sportsbet.io and HellRaisers join forcesHellRaisers, a CIS based esports organisation, announced this week that Sportsbet.io will be one if its main sponsors. Sportsbet.io will be offering its customers bet boosts on esports matches featuring HellRaisers throughout the 12-month deal, as well as promoting competitions for skins.HellRaisers is currently ranked in the world’s top 20 CS:GO teams and features players from Ukraine, Slovakia and Hungary.Aleksey “XAOC” Kucherov, CEO at HellRaisers, said: “We have made a conscious decision to choose a betting partner that shares our vision of esports growth, and we believe that by betting with Sportsbet.io our fans will not only support HellRaisers, but also the entire esports industry that we all love.”Read the full article here.PanzerGlass and Astralis join upAstralis has announced another sponsorship deal — this time with PanzerGlass. The initial deal will last for a year. The team are considered one of the best Counter-Strike teams worldwide. They won the ELEAGUE Major and head to Krakow looking to make it back to back Majors.This deal is just the latest in an impressive line of partnerships secured this year, following agreements with Turtle Beach and Audi.The signing is also the first fruit Astralis have reaped courtesy of Lagardère Sports, a sports marketing agency that has also worked to secure sponsorship deals for Roccat, Unicorns of Love and SK Gaming since entering esports.According to the statement on Lagardère’s website, PanzerGlass screen protectors featuring the Astralis logo will represent a “core product” of the cooperation. A custom PanzerGlass card (a collectable which can be traded with others on gaming platform Steam) will fulfill a similar role as a virtual commodity.Read the full article here.PUBG goes down the Facebook routeBluehole Inc., the publisher of PLAYERUNKNOWN BATTLEGROUNDS, has today announced that it will livestream exclusive PUBG content via Facebook Live. This will begin today, July 10th at 7:00 – 10:00 PM (PDT) and will occur four times a month at the same time and same location. Bluehole will livestream PUBG gameplay on its own Facebook page. Each live video will showcase different elements, starting with games hosted by one of Bluehole’s community managers. The weekly livestreams will then alternate hosts between content creators from the PUBG community and Bluehole’s community managers.Chang Han Kim, VP and Executive Producer, Bluehole Inc commented: “This new initiative with Facebook will bring our passionate fan base closer to our development team.“Livestreaming has been very important to the growth of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. We believe that featuring PUBG livestreamers on Facebook further strengthens our commitment to the community while extending the reach of our game to a global audience.”Read the full article here.
Henderson and Salah’s goals have put Liverpool six points clear at the top of the Premier LeagueNorwich vs Manchester UnitedManchester United recorded their first Premier League away win since February despite missing two penalties in a 3-1 win at Norwich.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side ended their 11-match run without a win away from Old Trafford by beating Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League in midweek and backed it up with an impressive performance at Carrow Road. United broke the deadlock through Scott McTominay’s low drive and in the process became the first club to score 2,000 Premier League goals.The visitors were then awarded a penalty after a VAR review in the 28th minute, only for Tim Krul to save Rashford’s effort, but the England international made up for it moments later to bag his 50th United goal.Solskjaer’s side missed their second penalty before half-time when Martial was denied as Krul again guessed correctly to keep his side in the game.It was 3-0 in the 73rd minute as Martial made up for his penalty miss before Norwich pulled one back in the 88th minute through half-time substitute Onel Hernandez.The Canaries saw a lot of the ball in the early minutes and had the first chance of the game when Todd Cantwell fired over the bar.United soon took charge and Rashford was denied by Krul after England forward got a shot off from a narrow-angle.The Dutch goalkeeper was again called into action as he made a brilliant, instinctive stop to deny Martial from close range.But from the resulting corner, the home side could not clear and McTominay fired in a low drive. Anthony Martial made up for his penalty miss by scoring United’s final goal Source: Talk Sports Tim Krul saved two first-half penalties from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial VAR was used for the first time in the 28th minute when Ben Godfrey was adjudged to have brought down Daniel James in the box after a lengthy review, only for Rashford to be denied by Krul from the subsequent spot-kick.But just two minutes later Rashford made amends for his second missed spot-kick of the season as he beat the poor Norwich offside trap to collect James’ pass and slotted home.After a long period without threatening, Norwich forced David De Gea into action six minutes before the break. Cantwell let fly but the Spain goalkeeper tipped the ball over for a corner.For the second time in the first half, the visitors were awarded a penalty after another VAR review, this time for a handball by Cantwell in the area.This time Martial stepped up to take the spot-kick, but Krul made a diving save low to his right to deny the United forward. Liverpool got back to winning ways in the Premier League after coming from behind to beat Tottenham 2-1 in a hugely entertaining contest at Anfield. The hosts peppered their opponents’ goal but Paolo Gazzaniga was equal to efforts from Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold while Sadio Mane missed a glorious chance.After the break, Heung-min Son missed an open goal – hitting the bar with a left-footed effort after rounding Reds keeper Alisson Becker.Jordan Henderson’s well-taken finish leveled the game moments later as the Reds, roared on by their fans, searched for a winner.And that winner came from Egyptian international, Mohamed Salah, who powerfully struck home a penalty after Mane was fouled by Serge Aurier. Spurs took the lead after just 47 seconds Spurs got off to a dream start though, with Harry Kane’s header on the rebound giving them the lead inside the first minute.