Batesville rebounds with a night and day difference of a match against the Lady Knights from South Dearborn. All three programs were clicking on all cylinders not giving the Lady Knights much opportunity.Varsity: Dogs over Knights 25-17, 25-19, 25-7Batesville vs. SD Varsity VB (10-7)JV: Dogs over Knights 25-23, 25-13Batesville vs. SD JV VB (10-7)Freshman: Dogs over Knights 25-12, 25-13.Morgan Batchelor had 6 kills in the win and Dana Fledderman had 6 Aces.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.
The 39-year-old defensive end announced his retirement plans Friday with an emotional thank-you note to the Panthers community, saying, “It’s not goodbye, it’s kinda like, ‘I’ll see you later.'”Julius Peppers has something to say… pic.twitter.com/VKGjFmlWum— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) February 1, 2019″Thank you. For the victories and the good times. For the lessons and the times we desired more. For the sacrifices, the belief, the confidence and the unwavering support — I’m thankful. Because without you, this wasn’t possible,” Peppers said, in part.”Thank you for the spirit, the resolve and the attitude to Keep Pounding. It’s not something we just say around here, it’s how we live. I’m thankful for the things you showed me about life that were bigger than football and for a second chance — a new beginning.”Peppers, drafted out of the University of North Carolina with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2002 draft, ends his career ranked fourth in NFL history with 159.5 sacks, including a franchise-record 97 in Carolina. He played 266 games and compiled 715 tackles and 51 forced fumbles. “In getting to know Julius over these past months, I’ve learned that he is a man of few words. When he speaks, everyone listens,” Panthers owner David Tepper said in a statement. “With that in mind, I will be brief. He’s one of the best to ever wear a Carolina uniform. He carries himself with dignity, integrity and class, and will always be a Panther.” Julius Peppers is calling it a career after 17 seasons in the NFL.His journey began in 2002 as he played his first eight seasons (2002-09) and final two seasons (2017-18) with the Panthers. In between, he spent time with the Bears (2010-13) and the Packers (2014-16). Panthers coach Ron Rivera tweeted his appreciation to Peppers, saying in part: “You are a once in a lifetime type player and future Hall of Famer.” I am grateful that I had the opportunity to coach u @juliuspeppers_ You are a once in a lifetime type player & future #HOF Godspeed on the next chapter. Thank you! #KeepPounding https://t.co/Hm88Au5QoT— Ron Rivera (@RiverboatRonHC) February 1, 2019A nine-time Pro Bowl player, Peppers recorded at least seven sacks in all but two of his 17 seasons, tallying a career-high 14.5 sacks in 2008.1 – Julius Peppers is fourth in sacks, second in forced fumbles since 1993 and as the only #NFL player with 100+ sacks and 10+ interceptions in a career. Canton-Bound? #KeepPounding #GoPackGo #DaBears pic.twitter.com/IbYLnwS18X— OptaJerry🏈 (@OptaJerry) February 1, 2019“There are very few players that you come across that make you think of the word ‘special’ when you mention their name, but that’s Julius,” general manager Marty Hurney, who made Peppers his first ever draft pick in 2002, said in a press release. “He’s a special player and a special person. … For him to be able to come back and finish his career as a Panther is a great ending to a phenomenal career.”