Milan Miracle Turns 60 Thursday

first_imgThe Milan Indians won the state basketball championship 60 years ago.It was a day that changed a local town forever and inspired a famous movie.On March 20, 1954, Bobby Plump hit a shot in the final seconds to clinch the state championship and instantaneously turned a team of high school basketball players into Indiana legends.With just 161 students, Milan became the smallest school to ever win the one-class state basketball championship in Indiana.The David vs. Goliath feat inspired the movie 1966 movie Hoosiers.Roselyn McKittrick, curator of the Milan ’54 Hoosier Museum reflected on the impact that the win had on Milan.“State Police estimated there were 40,000 people, four ways out of Milan were all blocked , you couldn’t even get here one man walked six miles while his wife waited in the car,” McKittrick explained.The 60th Anniversary has brought back former players and fans to Milan on Thursday, including Patty Marshall. She was a junior and high school and also a cheerleader for the Indians.Marshall said, “[The game] was very very exciting! I mean it was fantastic, it was a great excitement.”In 2014, fans still travel from across the nation to visit the Milan ’54 Museum on W. Carr Street.last_img read more

Remodel completed at Dollar General in Osgood

first_imgOsgood, In. — Dollar General is excited to announce it recently completed a remodel of its store at 115 Olive St. in Osgood.  With an updated layout and design, the store now offers a selection of produce and expanded frozen and refrigerated food offerings in addition to the same categories, brands and products customers trust Dollar General to carry.“Through our ongoing commitment to provide a pleasant shopping experience to our customers, we are excited to welcome the community to see our recently remodeled located in Osgood,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development.  “We hope our customers enjoy the fresh layout and design, as well as the new product assortment including produce and expanded food assortments.”Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health/beauty products. The store’s fresh layout is designed to make shopping simple for customers.  Seasonal products are displayed in the center of the store, departments are easily recognizable with visible signage and coolers are conveniently located at the front of the store.Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise.  Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for their high school equivalency test can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $154 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping nearly more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit online here.last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 35-20 loss to N.C. State

first_imgSyracuse dropped its sixth game of the season to North Carolina State, 35-20. The Orange (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) likely needs to win its final two games — tilts with Florida State and Pittsburgh — to become bowl eligible.Here are three reactions from Syracuse’s loss to N.C. State.Pulled overZack Mahoney started in place of Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey, who was ruled out before the game. Mahoney, whose nickname is “The officer,” completed 13-of-24 passes for 190 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown to Amba Etta-Tawo. Overall, he struggled to get the Orange offense going.SU ran 52 plays for 218 total yards against the Wolfpack, both well under Syracuse’s season averages of 82.2 plays and 463.4 yards per game. The program kept who would start at quarterback under wraps until an hour before game time when Dungey was finally ruled out. He warmed up on the field in a baseball cap, shorts and long sleeve shirt, throwing the ball with teammates. Redshirt junior Austin Wilson also dressed and had replaced Dungey last week after the latter left the Orange’s game with Clemson.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the second straight week, SU struggled offensively. Against the Tigers, SU was shut out, the first time a Dino Babers-led team had been shut out in his career.Third DownPrior to the third quarter, Syracuse had stopped North Carolina State 7-of-11 times on third down. For the rest of the game, the Wolfpack converted 5-of-6. Coming into the game, N.C. State ranked 51st in the country in third-down conversion rate at 41.1 percent. The Wolfpack converted 9-of-17 in total and burned Syracuse on four consecutive third downs in one drive.A Cole Murphy field goal had pushed Syracuse within one point, but N.C. State racked up 14 plays on its next drive. It milked 7:34 off the clock and ended with a 20-yard Matthew Dayes touchdown. None of the third downs the Wolfpack converted on the drive were shorter than four yards and the longest stretched 12 yards. The Orange never brought the score closer than 28-20 after that drive. The Wolfpack later lengthened its lead to 35-20 with a six-play, three-plus minute possession. N.C. State converted a long third down on that drive as well.Bye, Felicia/Bye, GeorgeAfter North Carolina State beat Syracuse last season, former SU offensive coordinator George McDonald tweeted “Bye, Felicia.” McDonald was demoted as SU’s offensive coordinator in former head coach Scott Shafer’s second season after Louisville trounced the Orange, 28-6. On a play from the 1-yard line, McDonald had quarterback Terrel Hunt pitch the ball to Adonis Ameen-Moore and the Cardinals stopped Syracuse for a safety.On Saturday, both teams tried multiple gadget plays. North Carolina State tried a double-throw play, but Syracuse sniffed it out. N.C. State sniffed out an attempted halfback pass. At times, it looked like SU was trying to out-George McDonald with its play calling. Syracuse’s offense struggled in tallying just 218 yards, most of which came on two big passing plays, including Etta-Tawo’s 81-yard touchdown pass.SU’s best, most-complete drive was its first. The Orange drove 61 yards in 7 minutes, 5 seconds, taking a 7-0 lead. Syracuse sustained just one more drive of seven or more plays the rest of the game.McDonald triumphed for the second time in two meetings with his former team. Comments Published on November 12, 2016 at 4:39 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more