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NNDC Welcomes New Sports Announcer

NNDC's new Sports Play-By-Play announcer and Sports talkshow host Brian "The Snowman" Snow.

NNDC’s new Sports Play-By-Play announcer and Sports talkshow host Brian “The Snowman” Snow.

Jasper (NNDC) – NewsNow Dubois County welcomes “The Snowman” to its staff.

Long-time broadcaster Brian Snow is the company’s new sports play-by-play announcer and talk-show host.

“We are excited to have Brian be part of the NNDC team,” says company general manager Ron Spaulding.

“We have a growing list of LIVE sports events planned for this summer on NNDC, and we are looking to Brian to help us make these telecasts ones our audience will enjoy.

“I’ve known Brian for a long time,” says NNDC Executive Producer Mick Birge.

“Our paths crossed about 20 years ago when I was with IUPUI and he was calling games for Chicago State University,” Birge continued.

Snow called games for the Cougars for 10 years. Recently, he’s been the radio voice for Indiana University Northwest basketball and in between he was the play-by-play announcer for Trinity International University (IL) football and basketball.

In recent years, he’s also called high school football and basketball in both Illinois and Indiana, and he’s also hosted an online sports talk show.

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The ‘Snowman’ hosting his talkshow on location earlier this year!

“In addition to calling games for us on NNDC, Brian is also going to host a daily sports talk show which will also air LIVE on NNDC-TV 183 (Spectrum Cable).

“We think our audience will enjoy Brian’s affable personality, and his love and knowledge of sports,” says Spaulding.

Spaulding says the sports show is one of several new programs NNDC-TV plans for this summer.

Brian has already moved to Dubois County, and the Chicago native is already feeling at home.

“Everybody I’ve met has been so welcoming that I am looking forward to being here for many years!  And I do mean that!”

Spaulding says Brian’s new talkshow will be called ‘Snowman On Sports!’ and NNDC hopes to have it on the air as early as next week!

Jeeps Basketball Awards Announced

Dubois (NNDC) – The Northeast Dubois Boys Basketball Awards for the 2016-17 season were presented Monday night during a banquet held at the NDHS cafeteria.Jeep Boys Basketball Awards 2017

IHSAA.tv To Televise 2A Semistate Saturday

Jasper (NNDC) – NewsNow Dubois County was informed Thursday morning that the IHSAA’s video streaming service (ihsaa.tv) has selected the Richmond Semistate for its ‘semistate’ telecasts.

This means NNDC’s plans to carry the 2A semistate game between Crawford County and Indianapolis Heritage Christian will not happen as it is IHSAA ‘policy’ to have exclusive TV rights to games it carries in the tournament.

“We are disappointed in learning this,” says NNDC executive producer Mick Birge.  “I spent an hour on the phone with the IHSAA this morning voicing our displeasure with this being it was the Crawford County fans and businesses who reached out to us to carry the games after so many watched our telecast last week of the Wolfpack’s game with Forest Park at the 2A Regional in Paoli.”

Birge continued. “I’m not so disappointed because of the work our company, namely general manager Ron Spaulding, has put in since Saturday to make our telecasts possible, but I’m more disappointed for the Crawford County fans and even morso the local businesses that were excited of not only being able to support their school’s basketball team being on TV, but also have a new media outlet close to home on which to promote their business!  It is my understanding local businesses cannot be part of the IHSAAtv telecasts!”

The good news in all this is Crawford County fans and all local sports fans can watch the 2A game online (as well as the 1A semistate game from Richmond) by CLICKING HERE. 

Lady Wildcats Awards For 2016-17 Season Presented

Jasper (NNDC) – The Jasper High School Lady Wildcats basketball program presented individual awards for the 2016-17 season at its annual recognition banquet held March 2nd at JHS.

JHS head coach Ryan Erny handed out the varsity awards…

Outstanding Offensive Player – Brooke Nottingham & Claire Knies

Outstanding Defensive Player – Maria Gobert

3-Point Shooting Average – Catherine Wigand

Field Goal Percentage – Maria Gobert

Free Throw Percentage – Maria Gobert

Most Steals – Anna Charron

Most Assists – Madisyn Hunt

Most Total Rebounds – Claire Knies

Most Improved – Maria Gobert

Mental Attitude Award – Lyndsey Leinenbach

Varsity MVP – Claire Knies

All-Big 8 Conference Selection – Claire Knies

 

Junior varsity coach Scott Blazey presented his team’s awards…

High Scoring Average – Kortney Ruhe

3-Point Shooting Average – Hallie Leinenbach

Field Goal Percentage – Rachel Gress

Free Throw Percentage – Rylee Hedinger

Outstanding Defensive Player – Rylee Hedinger

Most Offensive Rebounds – Rachel gress

Most Defensive Rebounds – Reagan Egbert

Most Assists – Kortney Ruhe

Most Steals – Reagan Egbert

Cutler Released By Bears

(Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

(Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

Chicago (By: Larry Mayer/Chicago Bears) – Quarterback Jay Cutler’s polarizing eight-year tenure in Chicago officially ended Thursday when he was released by the Bears.

Acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Denver Broncos on April 2, 2009, Cutler set virtually every Bears career passing record but posted a mediocre 51-51 regular-season record and led the team to just one playoff berth.

“I appreciate Jay’s professionalism throughout this process and throughout my two years with him here in Chicago,” Bears general manager Ryan Pace said in a statement. “I will always appreciate his toughness and respect his accomplishments on the field with the Bears. He leaves here holding nearly every passing record with this storied franchise and I wish him nothing but the best going forward.”

Cutler’s best season with the Bears may have been in 2015 when he posted a career-high 92.3 passer rating and reduced his interceptions from 18 in 2014 to 11.

Jay Cutler was 51-51 in 8 seasons as Bears' starting quarterback.

Jay Cutler was 51-51 in 8 seasons as Bears’ starting quarterback.

But the veteran quarterback was limited to just five games in 2016, completing 81 of 137 passes for 1,059 yards with four touchdowns, five interceptions and a 78.1 passer rating. He missed five contests with a thumb injury he suffered in Week 2 and sat out the final six games with a shoulder injury.

“Jay was always one of the biggest competitors on our roster,” said Bears coach John Fox said. “He battled every day to get better, both himself and his teammates. He was a team guy who would offer anything he could to help the Bears. Wherever his career may take him next, I wish him nothing but success.”

Cutler played for six different offensive coordinators with the Bears: Ron Turner (2009), Mike Martz (2010-11), Mike Tice (2012), Aaron Kromer (2013-14), Adam Gase (2015) and Dowell Loggains (2016).

Cutler arrived in 2009 with high expectations, one year after being voted to the Pro Bowl with the Broncos. The Bears acquired him along with a fifth-round pick they spent on Pro Bowl return specialist Johnny Knox in exchange for quarterback Kyle Orton, first-round selections in 2009 and 2010 and a third-round choice in 2009.

Cutler struggled with interceptions in his first season in Chicago, throwing a career-high 26 picks. That included four interceptions in his Bears debut in a Monday night loss in Green Bay and later five picks in a Thursday night defeat to the 49ers.

Cutler rebounded in 2010, however, passing for 3,274 yards with 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in leading the Bears to the NFC North championship with an 11-5 record. In a 35-24 playoff win over the Seahawks, he passed for 274 yards with two TDs, no interceptions and a 111.3 rating.

The following week in the NFC Championship Game against the Packers, however, he connected on just 6 of 14 passes for 80 yards and one interception before exiting with a knee injury he sustained late in the first half.

Cutler led the Bears to five straight wins in 2011, improving their record to 7-3. But he suffered a season-ending thumb injury in a victory over the Chargers and was lost for the season. The Bears dropped their next five games without Cutler, falling out of playoff contention.

Cutler ranks first on the Bears’ all-time list in career passer rating (85.2), completions (2,020), attempts (3,271), completion percentage (61.8), passing yards (23,443), passing yards per game (229.8), passing touchdowns (154) and 300-yard passing games (16).

“We are grateful to Jay for all he did as a Bear,” said Bears chairman George H. McCaskey. “His ability, toughness, and intelligence were on daily display at Halas Hall and Soldier Field. He had an extraordinary impact off the field, doing things for people—especially kids—without expecting or wanting any recognition. I was and am a big fan of his. We wish Jay, Kristin and their three kids all the best.”

Cutler released the following statement to the Chicago Sun-Times: “I would like to first thank the city of Chicago and its passionate fans for a memorable eight years. I grew up in Indiana rooting for the Bears as kid, so it was an honor to wear the Bears uniform and play quarterback at Soldier Field for my favorite childhood team.

“I would like to thank Virginia, George and the rest of the McCaskey family for their support over my tenure in Chicago as well as Jerry Angelo, Phil Emery and Ryan Pace. It was a great experience to have played with such a great list of teammates during my time as a Bear. Also, I would like to thank all of the great employees of the Bears from the locker room to the front office.

“Chicago is the city where I met my wonderful wife Kristin. I have been fortunate to have three beautiful children here. Our family will leave Chicago with great memories and relationships on and off the field. We look forward to the next chapter in our lives and wish the best to Bear fans everywhere.”

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All Big 8 & PAC Basketball Teams Announced

all conferenceJasper (NNDC) – Four players from local high schools have been named ‘First Team’ All-Conference.

Both the Big 8 and Pocket Athletic Conferences have announced their All-Conference teams for the 2016-17 season.

On the 10-member Big-Eight All-Conference roster are Jasper senior T. D. Nottingham and junior Justin Persohn.

On the12-member PAC All-Conference team are Forest Park junior Sam Englert and Southridge sophomore Jaden Hayes.

Forest Park juniors Daniel Lusk and Trevor Zink both received ‘honorable mention’ by the PAC.

Others named to the Big 8 Conference team are Mount Carmel’s Justin Carpenter and Jackson Marcotte, Washington’s Jacob Overton and Matthew Stephens, Princeton’s Zach Dove, Vincennes Lincoln’s Grant Oexmann, Mount Vernon’s Walker Paris and Boonville’s Glen Rouch.

Completing the PAC honor squad are Heritage Hills’ Dalton Selvidge and Murray Becher, North Posey’s Jacob Sanford and Josiah Ricketts, Pike Central’s Bryant Nalley and Gabe Elliott, South Spencer’s Matthew Embry and Dylan Kelly, Tell City’s Braeden Beard and Gibson Southern’s Wes Obermeier.

JHS Wrestling Honors Presented

Jasper (NNDC) – Jasper High School hosted its annual banquet to honor the achievements of this year’s wrestling team.

Award winners for the 2016-17 season include…

Valuable Wrestler: Ethan Wigand

Most Improved: Corey Gould

Team Motivator: Leo Magana

Eli Green Award: Ethan Wigand

Most Valuable JV: Noah Heim

Freshman Award: Cameron Eckstein

Iron Man Award: Justin Rottet

Most Team Points: Logan Smith (77 Team Points)

Bobby Schitter Takedown Award: Zachary Flynn (45 takedowns)

Fastest Pin Award: Mason Thewes (0:12 over Sean Robles of Ft. Campbell, KY)

Coaches Award: Zachary Flynn

John McComish Wrestling and Football Award: Leo Magana, Justin Rottet, Geordon Terwiske

Kelli Eckert Spirit Award: Geordon Terwiske

Rick Stenftenagel Sportsmanship Award: Austin Hildenbrand

15th Man Award: Noah Heim

Also recognized Sunday were those who received Academic All-State honors…

Academic All State 1st Team: Leo Magana & Mason Thewes
Academic All State Honorable Mention:Geordon Terwiske & Ethan Wigand

Wigand was also named to the Big 8 Conference’s All-Conference team.

 

Bombers Announce 2017 Promotion Specials Schedule

Huntingburg (Local Sources) – The Dubois County Bombers have a variety of fun promotional nights planned for the upcoming 2017 season.

2017 also marks the 25th Anniversary of the release of the movie A League of Their Own. The Bombers will celebrate with an A League Of Their Own Night in mid-June that will include a much anticipated Peaches vs. Belles rematch prior to the Bombers game.

Brews In The Bullpen, our blast of a craft beer event, will return in 2017, as will the zany kids-favorite ZOOperstars!

Our stadium-filling July 3rd Fireworks Celebration comes with extra oomph this year and League Stadium favorite, Sparky the Dragon, will return in July!

New for us this year is the Ohio Valley League All-Star Game which will feature the league’s best.

See complete home schedule below (with promotional nights listed).

Season Tickets are available by calling (812)683-3700 or emailing mailto:dcbombers@psci.net.

2017 Dubois County Bombers Home Schedule

Thursday, June 1 HEN@DC   OPENING NIGHT & THIRSTY THURSDAY

Saturday, June 3 MC@DC   THE BALLOON GUY

Tuesday, June 6 OWN@DC   ROCK-PAPER-SCISSORS NIGHT

Thursday, June 8 HEN@DC   THIRSTY THURSDAY

Sunday, June 11 PAD@DC   THE HOOSIER QUEEN OF CARICATURE

Tuesday, June 13 MAD@DC

Saturday, June 17 HOP@DC   A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN NIGHT w/PEACHES vs BELLES GAME

Tuesday, June 20 PAD@DC

Friday, June 23 MC@DC   ZOOPERSTARS!

Sunday, June 25 MAD@DC   FAITH & FAMILY NIGHT

Wed., June 28 OWN@DC   LET’S MAKE A BOMBERS DEAL NIGHT

Friday, June 30 HEN@DC   YOUTH LEAGUE NIGHT

Saturday, July 1 FUL@DC   BREWS IN THE BULLPEN

Monday, July 3 HEN@DC   FIREWORKS

Thursday, July 6 HOP@DC  COLLEGE NIGHT & THIRSTY THURSDAY

Saturday, July 8 MC@DC   THE BALLOON GUY

Sunday, July 9 OVL ALL-STAR GAME @ DC

Wed., July 12 OWN@DC   FIRST 1000 IN FREE BY RUXERS FORD LINCOLN

Friday, July 14 FUL@DC   SPARKY!

Saturday, July 15 OWN@DC   CHRISTMAS IN JULY & HOST FAMILY NIGHT

Monday, July 17 MC@DC   FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT

July 20 – 30 PLAYOFFS – Teams/Locations TBD

 

DC Dubois County Bombers

MAD Madisonville Miners

OWN Owensboro Oilers

HOP Hoptown Hoppers

FUL Fulton Railroaders

MC Muhlenberg County Stallions

PAD Paducah Chief

HEN Henderson Flash

Promotions are subject to change.

 

Oakland Red Hot Heading Into This Week’s Horizon League Post-Season Tournament

Cleveland (Local Sources) –  Taylor Jones connected on five 3-pointers and shot 10-for-20 from the field to score 26 points and lead Oakland over Cleveland State, 93-79, at the Wolstein Center on Saturday.

Jones, coming off the bench, also recorded seven rebounds, three assists and three steals, while Leah Somerfield tied her season-high in points (25) and rebounds (12), and went 10-for-12 from the free throw line. Taylor Gleason shot 8-for-15 from the field and finished with 21 points to round out the trio of Oakland players who surpassed the 20-point mark in the victory.

Former Northeast Dubois Lady Jeep Nicole Dodd, now a senior guard for Oakland started the ballgame for Oakland but did not score.

Oakland has secured the #4 seed in this week’s Horizon League post-season tournament.  Oakland finishes the regular season at 18-11 (12-6 in the conference).

The Golden Grizzlies won seven of their last eight regular season games including 5-0 on the road.  Oakland has gone 9-3 since Dodd was inserted into the starting lineup back on January 16th.

With the #4 in the tournament, Oakland gets a bye through the first two rounds.  The Golden Grizzlies will open tournament play Sunday, March 5th against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2:30pm).

The tournament winner gets an automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA tournament.

The league tournament is being played at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit which is scheduled for demolition later this year.

Students Unite In Orange For NDHS Senior; Rangers Topple Jeeps (VIDEO)

Ferdinand (NNDC) – An emotional evening at Buechler Arena Friday night as Forest Park and Northeast Dubois square off in their traditional season finale…