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Top Runners

September 25, 2015
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On the local running scene, two area runners are quickly making a name for themselves.  They are Shelby Pake of Greensburg and Curtis Eckstein of Oldenburg Academy.  Both of these runners should make this year’s state cross country meet. Pake has been the top runner for Greensburg for the last 3 years.  True to...

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Jimmy Rayl

September 24, 2015
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A recent article by Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star caught my eye.  Rayl was Mr. Bastketball while playing for Kokomo High School in the late 50’s.  He even broke one of Oscar Robertson’s scoring records.  He still has some scoring records at IU where he continued his basketball career. Jimmy Rayl and Terry...

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ACL Injuries

September 23, 2015
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I recently read an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer about ACL injuries.  Dr. Tim Cremcheck, the Red’s doctor, recently did 10 surgeries in one day.  All of the surgeries were performed on high school athletes.  He has already done over 300 surgeries this year on ACL’s alone. Dr. Cremcheck believes that young athletes are over-extending...

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Famous Yips!

September 22, 2015
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Most of you are familiar with the term “Yip” as it applies to golfers and their inability to make short putts on the green.  It is also used when any athlete suddenly loses the natural ability they had in athletics.  Here are a few famous examples: 1.  Steve Blass–Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher.  In 1973 the...

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Lawrenceburg Athletic Facilities

September 21, 2015
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This week when Batesville plays Lawrenceburg in football, it will be a good chance for you to see their new “turf” football field.  It is a beautiful orange and black color pattern around a green field which replaces the old “Mud Bowl”.   It should be a good long-term investment for Lawrenceburg. Hopefully, their new gymnasium...

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NASCAR Throw Back

September 18, 2015
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How many of you were watching NASCAR Throw Back from Darlington Speedway a week or so ago?  Did you see “Mean Joe Greene” of the Pittsburgh Steelers in his famous Coke commercial?  Believe it or not, that commercial gained famed at Super Bowl XIV in 1979. Joe Greene is now 69 years old and...

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Conduct Debate

September 17, 2015
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There are so many college athletes getting in trouble these days that sports writers and commentators have a debate going on as to who is to blame for all of these bad actions.  Is it the coach, the academic advisor, the college recruiter, or the player himself? Most agree that the coach sets the...

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Wonder Woman

September 16, 2015
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In an article from Sports Illustrated, I learned about Sophia Rivera.  She is a student at Brentwood High School in Missouri.  At the World’s Youth Track and Field Meet in Cali, Columbia, this summer, she set a record in the shot put.  Her throw was 58’10”.  Not only was she competing in the shot...

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John Wooden and I

September 15, 2015
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One time when I went to a coaching clinic I found an open seat in the front row.  I had only been coaching a few years at that time.  When I looked over to my left, I was amazed to see who was sitting next to me.  It was John Wooden!  He was coaching...

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Good Interview

September 14, 2015
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I was recently asked what makes a good interview?  I thought of 5 things that probably make an individual a good interviewer.  They are: 1.  Be yourself and don’t try to copy someone else’s style.  Not everyone is a Marty Brennamen. 2. Don’t try to be an expert on all things.  If you are talking to...

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May
24
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6:30 pm “One Book, One County” Book Disc... @ Batesville Memorial Public Library
“One Book, One County” Book Disc... @ Batesville Memorial Public Library
May 24 @ 6:30 pm
Ripley County residents are invited to join us in this county-wide book club as we read “Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana” in celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial in 2016! There will be a book discussion for chapters 12 – 16 on May 24 at the Batesville Library, starting at 6:30 pm. Book club participants can register to win a copy of the book autographed by James H. Madison at our September 17th event!Share this:TweetEmailPrint
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26
Thu
6:00 pm Stayin’ Alive Open House @ Brookville Public Library
Stayin’ Alive Open House @ Brookville Public Library
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Stayin' Alive Open House @ Brookville Public Library
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29
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all-day Sunman Farmers Market
Sunman Farmers Market
May 29 all-day
The Sunman Park Board will be hosting the Sunman Farmers Market for the 2016 season. Every Saturday beginning May 14 til October 29. For spaces & more information contact Janice 812-65-2180Share this:TweetEmailPrint

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