Herald triumphs, ‘Dependent weeps

The Victors (Emily Gilbert / Herald)

The Herald reigns supreme once more.

On a cool and clear afternoon marking the 12th game in Herald-Indy history, the super squad of cub reporters, photographers and editors took down The Indy, 13-5, in a laugher. The all-time series now stands at 9-3 in favor of the good guys.

It took some time for the staff to warm up, but a five-run outburst in the bottom of the 4th inning erased The Indy’s puny one-run lead and gave The Herald a lead it would not relinquish.

Props to all who came for great play AND good sportsmanship (!) and particularly to the winners of the co-MVP award: Senior Staff Writers Mathias Heller and Margaret Nickens for coming up huge with timely hits in both five-run innings, and News Editor David Chung for hittin’ singles, roundin’ the bases and scorin’ runs suavely, in boat shoes.

A triumphant cheer (Emily Gilbert / Herald)



In the all-time Herald v Indy kickball series, game 11 produced an epic win for The Herald. In a stunning recovery in the final inning, The Herald triumphed, 11-10. The all-time record now stands at 8-3, Herald.

The entire BDH squad brought their hearts, spirits and athleticism, but the co-MVP award goes to Sports Editor Tony Bakshi ’13, University Sales Manager Jared Davis ’13 and Design Editor Julien Ouellet ’12.

Herald, you make us proud.

Herald Kickball Team

Herald seniors show off their stuff.

Kicking and screaming

After much anticipation, The Herald and the College Hill Independent took to Pembroke Field with sneakers on, face paint applied and guns blazing. In nine innings and just under two hours, The Herald showed what game is all about … kicking things off right, the game stood at 9-0 after the first inning, thanks to power kickers, home runs and an excess of competitive spirit.

With only a few disputes, all settled in a gentlemanly manner, the game concluded with a final score of 18-16. The all-time record now stands at 7-3 (well, 8-3 if we count the rain forfeit…).

The Herald salutes the Indy; we’ll see you next semester. Start your batting practice now.

Kicking them to the curb

Because not everyone has the same interpretation of rain or shine, the TENTH HERALD V INDY KICKBALL GAME will be played this afternoon.

Get ready. For total domination (domination. domination.).


The Indy has FORFEITED.

BEHIND THE HEADLINE: Rainy with a side of kickball

In a careful reading of today’s Diamonds and Coal, you may have caught wind of a long-standing tradition, combining newspaper nerds, competitive spirits and one of the greatest games ever invented. Yes, the time has come. Today marks the occasion of the tenth Herald v Indy kickball game.

With an all time record of 6-3, Herald, this is not something to be taken lightly.

Taunts and jeers aside, we head to Pembroke Field once again to show off that not only can we produce a newspaper, but we can kick(ball) some ass.