Wes McKinney, a 2014 graduate of Batesville High School, is now a freshman at Hanover College. He was recently named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year. McKinney, a forward on the Hanover basketball team, ranked 3rd on the Panthers team in scoring during conference play, averaging 10.9 points per game and 4.2 rebounds. McKinney was an all-conference player while at Batesville High School.Some of you may recognize the name Toby Carrigan (Rising Sun) who now is Mount St. Joseph’s head basketball coach. He was named the Heartland Collegiate Coach of the Year. His leading scorer is a graduate of South Dearborn High School, Joel Scudder.We want to congratulate all of these southeastern Indiana basketball alumni for their honors in the Heartland Conference.
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Fay slightly picked up speed and strength as it moved closer to land Friday, and forecasters decreased projections for rain totals and flooding.Fay was expected to bring 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) of rain, with the possibility of flash flooding in parts of the mid-Atlantic and southern New England, The U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m. advisory. That’s down from earlier forecasts of about 3 to 5 inches (8 to 13 centimeters) of rain.The storm picked up speed Friday morning, moving north around 10 mph (17 kph) and producing top sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph), forecasters said. Earlier observations showed it moving at 8 mph (13 kph) with top sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph).A tropical storm warning remained in effect from Cape May, New Jersey, to Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The warning area includes Long Island and the Long Island Sound in New York, forecasters said.Fay is the earliest sixth-named storm on record, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach. The previous record was Franklin on July 22, 2005, Klotzbach tweeted.Two named storms formed before the official June 1 start of the hurricane season. None of this season’s previous five named storms strengthened into hurricanes.