Benjamin M. Oglesby, age 38, of Brookville, Indiana died suddenly, Sunday, January 31, 2016 in the Emergency Department at Fayette Regional Health System in Connersville, Indiana.Born August 11, 1977 in Hamilton, Ohio he was the son of Randy “Rogue” Oglesby & Katherine (Schmid) McGlothlin. On July 5, 2000 he was united in marriage to the former Jennifer Jackson, and she survives.He was a graduate of Franklin County High School with the class of 1995, where he played soccer and had served as team Captain his senior year. In his leisure time he enjoyed golf, classic cars, particularly his 1972 Chevy Truck; and spending time with his family & friends.Ben was employed at Belden in Richmond, Indiana for over 16 years.Besides Jennifer, his wife of nearly 16 years, survivors include two sons, Austin Oglesby and Michael Oglesby both of Brookville; four brothers, Andrew Oglesby of Blooming Grove, Indiana, Matthew Shelton of Indianapolis, Indiana, Austin Shelton of Union, Kentucky and Zachary Oglesby of Cincinnati, Ohio; his mother, Katherine McGlothlin of Batesville, Indiana; his maternal grandmother, Martha Schmid of Brookville, Indiana; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews and cousins.He was preceded in death by his father Randy “Rogue” Oglesby who died May 14, 2014, his step-father, Jeffrey Shelton who died February 23, 2015; his paternal grandparents, Rollie & Millie Oglesby; and his maternal grandfather, Frank Schmid.Family & friends may visit from 4 till 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave., Brookville.Rev. Curtis Bond will officiate the Private Funeral Services at the convenience of the family. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Oglesby family to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
TEAM Coco’s Stephano Husbands, Hamzah Eastman and Mark Harris occupied the top three places respectively on the podium yesterday when the Flying Stars Cycle Club conducted its Annual Victor Macedo memorial 80-mile cycle road race.After a rolling start from outside the Macedo’s Queenstown residence at 07:30hrs, the large group comprising seniors, veterans, juniors, juveniles and mountain bikers were given the green flag on Homestretch Avenue from where the seniors and juniors proceeded to the Linden Highway before turning back at Long Creek to finish at the place of origin (Homestretch Avenue).However, the veterans’, juveniles and mountain bikers turned back at the Splashmin’s Resort, to finish at the same point as the seniors and juniors.After receiving the green flag, the entire bunch of seniors and juveniles along with a few veterans stuck together until they approached the turn unto the Linden Highway when Husbands, Harris, Raymond Newton, Silvio Inniss and Walter Grant-Stuart went on a break and led all the way for the remainder of the upward journey.However, on turning back, Eastman rode across the roadway and joined them and immediately opened a small gap which was subsequently closed.However, Grant-Stuart and Newton were then made to trail while the leading quartet (Husbands, Harris, Inniss and Eastman) maintained the lead as the turned from the East Bank Highway onto Mandela Avenue.Shortly after, the three Team Coco’s members accelerated and left Inniss struggling.As the three team members approached the finish line, they held their hands together in the air, signaling their team’s return to form,just when the 2016 cycling season was coming to a close.Husbands was the first to cross the finish line,in a time of three hours 11 minutes.He was followed by Eastman in second, and Harris in third.Inniss later crossed the finish line in a distant fourth, but was way ahead of the other four finishers, Grant-Stuart, Newton, Christopher Holder and Shaquile Agard.Another Team Coco’s member, Junior Niles, continued his good showing in recent weeks by winning the veterans’ under-45 age group ahead of Ralph Williams and Leer Nunes respectively. Niles’ winning time was two hours 19 minutes 16 seconds.Andre Spencer was first among the veterans over 45 years, while Oziah McAullay was first among the mountain bikers. Second was Julio Melville and finishing third was Sean Budhan.Adealie Hodge won the juvenile category ahead of Zaman Khan.The junior category was won by Raphael Leung in a time of three hours, 17 minutes 25.56 seconds.Christopher Cornelius, Daraj Garbarran and Curtis Dey occupied the other top three places respectively.
As Van Chew spoke on Wednesday afternoon, there was a sense of irony between his words and the backdrop behind him.Seated in front of a large panorama of the Carrier Dome displaying the kickoff from Greg Robinson’s first game as head coach — Sept. 4, 2005, Syracuse versus West Virginia — the SU wide receiver discussed getting over this past weekend, one of the most embarrassing losses for the Orange since Robinson ceased to be SU’s coach almost three years ago.‘We basically just laid that game to rest,’ Chew said. ‘And during the week we’re just going back to our fundamentals.’Last Saturday’s five-turnover implosion against Rutgers was similar to the game that started the Robinson era against WVU. In that game, a dreadful 15-7 loss for SU, the Orange turned the ball over twice, gained just 103 yards of total offense and went 0-of-15 on third down. All while forcing five turnovers in a superb defensive performance for the losing side.But that game started a 1-10 campaign and set the tone for the darkest era in Syracuse football history. Last Saturday’s loss, though, can just be a blip — a bad day for the SU stock in an otherwise rising season under head coach Doug Marrone.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTo ensure the loss to Rutgers is just a minor downtick, this week is integral for SU. The Orange plays a horrendous — absolutely horrendous — Tulane team. A Tulane team that, despite having two wins, has a coach that’s on the hot seat.The Green Wave lost 45-6 to Army and gave up 33 points to Southeastern Louisiana, a Football Championship Subdivision team that sits at 1-4.I won’t call it a must-win game for Syracuse, but it’s a really, really need-to-win game.‘It’s real important,’ Chew said. ‘Because if we go into the bye week with a losing streak, it’s going to be real bad, and it’s going to sit in people’s heads for the whole week. So we just got to strap up and be prepared for Saturday.’Syracuse needs to knock around the Green Wave. If not, if Tulane hangs around and finds a way to win, SU finds itself sitting at 3-3 at the midway point of the season.The Orange would be a .500 team without a sure win left on the schedule and bowl eligibility not even close to guaranteed. The panic buttons that were pressed after Saturday would be hammered until they broke.‘We’re not really focused too much on the future, but I’d say this is a very important game,’ said Dan Vaughan, an SU linebacker and the team’s leading tackler. ‘We can’t let one loss lead to another, so we’re just focused on Tulane.’Plus, Syracuse should simply be able to knock around the Green Wave. This game shouldn’t be close. The Orange has a goal to compete for the Big East title, and Tulane is borderline dysfunctional. Its head coach, Bob Toledo, spent this week lashing out at naysayers and bandwagon jumpers.But giving up 33, 48 and 45 points to Southeastern Louisiana, Duke and Army could make even the most loyal die-hard consider taking a leap.‘We, as coaches, don’t coach some of the things that are going on,’ Toledo said in a press conference on Tuesday. ‘ … To throw interceptions, to fumble and get beat deep. We don’t coach them to do that, but that’s part of the game. Unfortunately, it’s happened to us, and it’s happened to us numerous times.’The SU defense just forced four turnovers against Rutgers. This is a game to wreak havoc, hit the quarterback, get up a few touchdowns and watch the backups play.Right?‘The one thing that we’re dealing with is again a situation where you’re up on a team and how do you get to that next score to really put the game, to some extent, out of reach,’ Marrone said in his Wednesday teleconference. ‘That’s the situation that we haven’t been in before.’It’s a situation that the great teams find themselves in all the time. The top teams in the Big East this season have done it. West Virginia beat Bowling Green 55-10. South Florida topped Texas- El Paso 52-24. Syracuse failed in its first opportunity to pick up a comfortable win, squeaking one out over Rhode Island.The damage done by the G-Rob era is still visible. Mediocre attendance. A fan base whose belief wavers week to week.Losses to Akron and Miami (Ohio) and a single-digit win over Northeastern define those years.A big win over Tulane would show a difference. And maybe, someday, it could help lead to a new backdrop for players to sit before.Mark Cooper is an asst. sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @M_Coops_Cuse. Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on October 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: email@example.com | @mark_cooperjr