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Angie Menser

August 8, 2014
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In October, Angie Menser Lansing, a 1994 graduate of Batesville High School, will be inducted into the Indiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame.  Angie began her running career as a member of Leo Turchyn’s Middle School cross country and track teams.  She then moved up to run for me at the high school...

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Mascots

August 7, 2014
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Did you ever wonder why we have mascots and where they came from?  They began in the 1800’s when high school and college teams used real animals to be their school’s mascot.  This turned out to be costly because they had to feed and house the live mascots.  This led them to use real people...

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Hoeing at Wrigley

August 6, 2014
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Batesville Senior, Bryan Hoeing, was invited to play in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game at 8:05 p.m. Saturday, August 16, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.  He was selected to do so because he has been deemed as one of the 38 best high school players in the nation this year.  This information comes...

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Deadline Trading

August 5, 2014
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The 2014 July 31st trading deadline has come and gone for another year.  As usual, the rich teams robbed the poor teams of some of their top players.  For example, the two best pitchers for the Boston Red Sox were traded to Oakland who now has obtained 4 quality pitchers since the first of...

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Collisions at Home Plate

August 4, 2014
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All you baseball fans know by now MLB has ruled that there will be no collisions at home plate this year.  This ruling came to a head in the Reds-Miami game about a week ago.  Cozart of the Reds was going to be out at home by a wide margin, but the Reds manager,...

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Batesville Basketball History

August 1, 2014
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What do these names have in common–John Hoing, Richard Prentice, Jim Hickey, George Ludington, and Bob Harper?  They were the first 5 coaches of Batesville boys basketball.  They coached from 1921 – 1938.  Ludington was the most successful in terms of winning percentage, but he only coached 1 year winning 18 games in 1936. ...

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Players Giving Back

July 31, 2014
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Too often we view headlines that report on some pro-athlete being arrested for some alleged crime.  No sport has a corner on this type of news.  That is why when the Cincinnati stations carried the story of the “Make A Wish” Foundation arranging a special day for  a young man at a Reds baseball game was a...

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Little League Baseball

July 30, 2014
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It will soon be time for the annual Little League World Series.  Recently, Little League celebrated its 75th anniversary.   In 1939 Carl Stotz, a Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Lions Club member, started Little League with 3 teams. I doubt if he and his two cohorts, George and Burt Bebble, could have envisioned how the sport has...

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Pee Wee Football

July 29, 2014
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The other night we drove by the Intermediate School and saw many Pee Wee football players practicing.  Some of these young athletes are so small I doubt if they can see across the desks they sit at in school.  When you look at these tiny mites, the debate begins over how young contact sports...

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Football Injuries

July 28, 2014
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California and Texas have instituted rules regulating the type of practice in which high school athletes can participate.  California allows two nights of contact drills per week while Texas limits contact to just one practice per week.  Several other states have passed similar regulations.  I do not believe you can regulate safety in any...

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