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Undue Influence

May 9, 2016 Coach Raver

The IHSAA is continuing to cut down on major high school sports programs in Indiana from recruiting.  What does this mean to the average person who follows high school sports?  Off-season coaches (mainly in basketball) […]

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John Moody

May 6, 2016 Coach Raver

Recently John Moody of Batesville High School signed a letter of intent to continue his track career at Thomas More College in Northern Kentucky.  John has been running track at Batesville since the 6th grade. […]

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County Track Meet

May 5, 2016 Coach Raver

Weather permitting, today will be the Ripley County Track Meet.  The event is held at Batesville each year because they have an 8-lane track.  This allows all races to be finals–no trial events need to […]

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Indiana Grand

May 4, 2016 Coach Raver

A lot of you know that the Indiana Grand near Shelbyville is a casino.  It is also Indiana’s lone thoroughbred race track.  The live racing season began on April 19 this year and will run […]

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Sports and May

May 3, 2016 Coach Raver

It is probably safe to say that winter is finally behind us.  When May rolls around, you have a lot of sports activities to follow.  It starts with the Kentucky Derby which is on the […]

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Kentucky Derby Week

May 2, 2016 Coach Raver

It is the first of May, and that means it is time for the Kentucky Derby.  Unlike last year when everyone believed that American Pharoah would win the Derby, this year’s field seems to be […]

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Are Race Car Drivers Athletes?

April 29, 2016 Coach Raver

There have been many commentaries about whether a race car driver is really an athlete or just someone driving a car.  Have you recently driven 500 miles without a break except to slow down?  Try […]

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Facilities–Budgets–Student Health

April 28, 2016 Coach Raver

Wouldn’t it be nice if every high school in Indiana could afford to put their athletes on the best possible surfaces available for their athletic facilities?  Recently the Batesville track team ran at Lawrence Central […]

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Basketball–One More Time

April 27, 2016 Coach Raver

With the passing of Ron Bonham (yesterday’s article), memories were brought back about high-scoring games in Indiana High School history.  A recent article in the Indianapolis Star listed the following people that you will probably […]

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Ron Bonham

April 26, 2016 Coach Raver

Ron Bonham, age 73, of Muncie Central and the University of Cincinnati passed away recently.   He also played pro basketball with the Boston Celtics and Indianapolis Pacers. In 1960 he was Mr. Basketball in […]

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