Andrew J. Koors, age 58 of Batesville, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at University Hospital in Cincinnati. Born May 13, 1958 in Batesville, he is the son of Gloria (Nee: Firsich) and James Koors. A teacher for 33 years with the Batesville School Corporation, he taught German at the high school. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1461, the Batesville Athletic Booster Club, Notre Dame Alumni Association, Cricket Ridge and a long time announcer of Batesville boys and girls basketball for WRBI.Andy embraced his German heritage. He was a long time fixture at the annual Freudenfest in Oldenburg and apparently its’ unofficial mascot. For several years he was pictured on a billboard complete with his lederhosen. He enjoyed his students and teaching them to speak German as well as learning about German customs. According to his family, Andy was a good cook and liked going to Jungle Jim’s International Market regularly. Apparently he made something called Hell Fire Bean Dip that was so hot, it was legendary. His brother tried to make it, cutting the heat factor in half and said it was still barely edible. An avid golfer, he competed in several leagues and although not largely considered a sports fan by his family, Andy did like watching Notre Dame football and basketball. Other interests included photography and occasional visits to the Indiana Grand Casino.He is survived by his sister Tress Zielinski of Batesville; brother Tony Koors of Indianapolis; nieces Kira Lentz, Kylie Koors, Kami Koors, all of Indianapolis and nephews Nicholas Koors of Parma Heights, Ohio, Benjamin Koors and E.J. Koors, both of Indianapolis. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister Tammy Koors.Visitation is Friday, February 24th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. A rosary service will be held at 4 p.m. Funeral services are 11 a.m., Saturday, February 25th, at St. Louis Church with Rev. Dennis Duvelius officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Batesville Community Education Foundation.
CMC – Reigning Twenty20 world champions, West Indies, have moved up to ninth in the International Cricket Council’s rankings, gaining one place after languishing in 10th for several months.Though there has been a cessation of all cricket globally due to the global novel coronavirus pandemic, the ICC revised the rankings to eliminate results from the 2016-17 period.As a result, West Indies gained three points from the ICC update to move to 229 points while Afghanistan dropped five points to slip to 228 points, and down to 10th in the rankings.After a run of poor results, West Indies found their best form last March, crushing Sri Lanka 2-0 in a two-match series in Pallekele.However, the series win was only the Caribbean side’s second in 10 outings, a run of form which had led to their steady slide down the rankings.In fact, since their capture of the T20 World Cup in India four years ago, West Indies have won just four of 15 series, excluding one-off matches.For their part, Afghanistan have won their last six bilateral series, including a 2-1 verdict in a three-match series against West Indies in India last November.Australia, meanwhile, have climbed to the top of the T20 standings for the first time since they were introduced in 2011, with England moving into second spot and India assuming third position.Pakistan, who spent the last 27 months at the top, have slumped to fourth.The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be played in Australia from October 18 to November 15 but could be scrapped as the world remains in lockdown because of the COVID-19 outbreak.