Lucy A. Smith Dorrel, age 95 – Brookville

first_imgLucy A. Smith Dorrel, of Brookville was born on March 25, 1924 in Springfield Township, a daughter to Milton and Mattie Shiplet Smith.  She married Herbert Dorrel and he preceded her in death on May 19, 1977.  She served for many years as a 4-H leader and loved gardening, sewing, and cheering for the I.U. basketball team.  On Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the young age of 95, she passed away at her residence surrounded by family.Those surviving who will cherish Lucy’s memory include her son, Daniel (Arlene ) Dorrel, and daughter, Sara Jane Dorrel, both of Brookville; grandchildren, Angie (Dave) Kroll, Jodi (Dave) Amrhein, and Denny (Sarah) Dorrel; seven great-grandchildren, Howie and Joey Kroll, Eli and Ella Amrhein, and Kate, Dexter and Dylan Dorrel, and many nieces and nephews.  Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Dwane.Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 4 until 7 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Services, officiated by Pastor Steve Rundel will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Whitcomb United Methodist Church and burial will follow in Big Cedar Cemetery.Memorial donations can be directed to Big Cedar Cemetery.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal memory, please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger is honored to care for the family of Lucy Dorrel.last_img read more

Eaves preps youthful squad for season opener

first_imgHead coach Mike Eaves, who won a title with the Badgers in 2006, faces a challenge in leading a team with only five juniors and one seniors. Junior defensemen Justin Schultz figures to be one of the players counted on by Eaves to guide the young squad.[/media-credit]A battle of youth will commence this weekend as the Wisconsin men’s hockey team hosts a similarly fresh-faced Northern Michigan squad in its season opener at the Kohl Center.20 of the 26 Badger skaters this year are either freshmen or sophomores, while the remaining six players are juniors with only one senior. In his Monday press conference, head coach Mike Eaves discussed what he believes will be the biggest challenges for his team at the beginning of this season.“You’re going to trip and fall,” Eaves said. “You just need to pick yourself up, learn what you can, move forward and get ready for your next shift.”Eaves has used seemingly every tool in his arsenal to prepare his young players for their first experiences as college hockey players, including the helpful technology the Kohl Center has to offer. Eaves said the team has been watching film of their practices shot from an aerial view.“We can show them doing it properly then go right back on the ice and have repetitions of that same system” Eaves said.Eaves stressed the importance of ‘systems’ and ‘repetition’ when assisting new players in their transition to college hockey.“We planted seeds in a minimal way,” Eaves said. “We only move forward when we feel like we have planted this one, so now we can move on to the next one.”Eaves and the Badgers are able to lean on their current upperclassmen for support in acclimating the freshman as well as leading the team.A key returner for Wisconsin this season is junior defensive skater, Justin Schultz. Last season, Schultz was the nation’s leading blue line scorer with 18 goals and was worth 47 points overall.This season, Eaves is looking to Schultz to rally his team to improve from last year.“When you get one of the best players in college hockey back, it certainly boosts your blue line,” Eaves said. “He is a young man that when he makes that step, he wants to make that step right to the show, he doesn’t want to spend time at the lower levels. He is going to push our players.”Wisconsin’s defense will be anchored this season by one of three goalies. Junior goaltender Mitch Thompson will be joined by two freshmen, Landon Peterson and Joel Rumpel. Eaves has not yet determined who his starter will be this season and he sees great potential in all three players.The head coach has been impressed by the athleticism and quickness of both freshmen and is equally excited about the physical changes in the returning Thompson.“[Thompson] is fitter, he is stronger and he wants it more than anybody on our team.” Eaves said.Eaves’ only concern, however, is that Thompson’s intensity gets in the way of his performance, at times.“Sometimes he works against himself, though, because he tries too hard,” Eaves said. “He has maximized himself physically and I think that as he relaxes, he’ll become a better goaltender.”Eaves will use a scrimmage this week, as well as the advice from his goaltending coach, Jeff Sanger, to select a starting netminder for this weekend’s season opener.Sanger was a notable goaltender at Colorado College and served as an assistant coach for the Wisconsin women’s hockey team for two years before joining the men’s side primarily as a goaltending instructor.“His input is very important to us as coaches,” Eaves said. “We don’t look at the goaltenders, per se. We may only notice them if they make an unbelievable save or they let a really bad one in.”Rejoining Eaves on the coaching staff for their second seasons are assistant coaches Bill Butters and Gary Shuchuk. Both coaches bring valuable knowledge and experience to the rink for the Badgers. Eaves is comfortable with their knowledge of the Wisconsin hockey program and enjoys the energy they bring to the ice.“Knowing that they can delegate more comfortably and take over takes a load off my mind,” Eaves said. “They are such good people and men and it’s fun to be around them.”last_img read more

Free throws deciding factor in Syracuse’s 93-85 loss to No. 5 North Carolina

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The disparity in free throws grew larger and larger. It was only the first half, but North Carolina had developed rhythm.As Syracuse fell into foul trouble, the Tar Heels attacked the paint more. They didn’t shy away from contact, rather went up against it. The result was a 34-for-37 performance from the free throw line, as No. 5 North Carolina (23-5, 13-2 Atlantic Coast) pulled away from Syracuse (18-10, 9-6) late in a 93-85 win inside the Dean Smith Center. The Tar Heels are now winners in 11 of their last 12. The Orange, meanwhile, finished 13-of-23 from the charity stripe, a 56.5-percent clip, their seventh-worst performance all season.“Our free throw shooting was bad, and theirs was very good,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “And they got a lot more of them, so that was a contributing factor in the game.”Last season, Syracuse had been a successful free-throw shooting team, one that found its way to the line often and converted. The Orange added two sharpshooters to their 2019 squad, establishing a reason for optimism and another successful performance from the line. Syracuse ranked fourth among the ACC in free throw percentage last year, yet have dropped to dead last in 2019.In over half its games this season, Syracuse has shot under 66 percent from the free throw line. The majority have come in conference play, too.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFree throws are an area the Orange address each practice, senior point guard Frank Howard said. The frequency changes based on the day and circumstances — like how soon after the game, how the team has done from the line recently or the nature of practice as a whole — but each player works at them in some capacity each day.One of those players that Boeheim said continually works on his shot — both free throws and around the perimeter — is sophomore forward Oshae Brissett. His dominance around the rim has begun to take the next step, as seen by his multiple and-1 opportunities on Tuesday night. But the free throws that followed went in-and-out.Brissett missed all five of his free throws against UNC and made 1-of-4 versus Duke three days prior. He ranks fifth among consistent rotational players in free throw percentage, and his season average from the free-throw line has dropped 11.5 percent since last season.The reason behind his and the rest of the team’s struggles from the line is unclear. Multiple players said the team needs to just go to the line and shoot, not letting a miss affect confidence. Boeheim said the team just couldn’t finish its opportunities.“When you go to the foul line that many times,” Tyus Battle, who finished with 29 points and shot 11-of-14 from the free-throw line, said, “especially in the first half, you start to get better at the line. It becomes easier.”North Carolina, meanwhile, remained aggressive throughout. Heading to the free throw line, at least for Tuesday, seemed to have correlated with success. In the first half alone, the Tar Heels took 21 free throws to the Orange’s five. SU missed three, while UNC missed just two.Coby White shot a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line on a career night where he added 34 points. By game’s end, nearly 37 percent of the Tar Heels’ points came via the charity stripe. Only 15.3 percent came from the free throw line for SU, and outside of Battle, the Orange combined to finish 2-for-9.“You have to read how the refs are calling the game,” Battle said. “When they’re calling fouls like that, and you’re shooting that many foul shots, you got to attack us every time.”It was a blip on an otherwise successful day for Syracuse. The Orange led by three at halftime and finished the game shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 45.2 percent from 3. Both of those are among SU’s top-six performances on the year. But it was overlooked because the game ultimately came down to free throw success.Nearly 30 minutes into the game, with Syracuse trailing by a pair, Elijah Hughes stood at the free throw line with a chance to tie the game. The Orange had just battled back from down nine, in a game that seemed to have slipped away.Both Hughes shots clanked off the rim and out. The second miss seemed to have deflated the Syracuse bench, while the Tar Heels faithful erupted. The Orange would never tie the game again.“We got to make free throws, simple as that,” Hughes said. “They went to the line, they made their free throws and that was a huge difference in the game.”center_img Published on February 27, 2019 at 1:05 am Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturcolast_img read more