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Interviews

January 16, 2014
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Each year at this time the rounds of interviews go on for new NFL coaches.  This year there are more than the usual openings for head coaches.  The Bengals J. Gruden has already been hired by Washington, and Mike Zimmer is rumored to be going to Minnesota as their head coach.  I don’t mind...

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Prevent Defense

January 15, 2014
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You have all heard people say “it is time for the ‘prevent defense’ to end this game”.  What usually happens is the “prevent defense” prevents the team using it from winning.  No one wants the opposing quarterback to throw a 60-yard pass over the head of your defense to win the game in the...

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Bengals

January 14, 2014
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As you know, the Bengals lost a first-round playoff game again this year.  This makes three in a row and 0-5 for Marvin Lewis.  Everyone has their theory on what is wrong.  Of course, I have one, too.  I think the Bengals become too cautious in play calling during playoff games.  You have the...

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Snow Days

January 13, 2014
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As you know, we have had a lot of snow days already this year.  Previously, we knew what happened to the school days–they had to be made up.  This year may be an exception because of bitter cold.  However, my concern is from the coaches standpoint.  How do I get in my practices?  When...

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Cronyism

January 10, 2014
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When I watched the football playoffs over the weekend, almost every announcer made some reference to missed calls or just plain wrong calls by the refereeing crews.  In fact, one set of announcers were amazed when their game had a certain crew officiating because during the regular season they were involved in several games...

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Former Referees

January 9, 2014
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It is hard to believe that all of those referees that I remember so well are now retired.  My favorite crew when I was actively involved were Jerry Newsom, Rich Enyon, and Steve Welmer.  They, of course, all lived in Columbus, Indiana, at one time.  All three played basketball while in high school.  Jerry...

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Half Time Speeches

January 8, 2014
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Most people have heard of those flowery half time speeches that some famous coaches supposedly have given.  I guess there is some value in stirring up athletes before you send them back into the field of play.  Most of these speeches will work only once at best.  The real work at half time occurs in...

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Big Ten

January 7, 2014
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For as maligned as the Big Ten was for their football play this past season, that is how highly ranked they are in basketball.  Every school had a very successful pre-season record, and the Big Ten race should be a real donnybrook.  Take Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio State, and just about every other...

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Tourney

January 6, 2014
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With the start of another Ripley County Tourney, it continues to be the oldest and longest running tourney in the state of Indiana.  Even though in recent years it has not been the sellout it once was, it still should be an exciting tourney.  The girls portion will feature JCD and Batesville as favorites,...

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Hall of Fame

January 3, 2014
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Next week at the Ripley County Tourney the 2014 Ripley County Hall of Fame class will be introduced.  This years group includes David Bradshaw as a coach who won a state championship at JCD.  The second inductee is also a coach from Milan, Randy Combs.  Randy’s teams were consistently winners during his tenure at Milan. ...

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5:30 pm Hope CANCER SUPPORT GROUP @ United Methodist Church
Hope CANCER SUPPORT GROUP @ United Methodist Church
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm
The Batesville United Methodist Church, in partnership with Margaret Mary Health, will soon be offering a cancer support group whose goal is to ensure access to valuable community resources to those living with cancer. The group will also provide hope, encouragement, education and sanctuary. HOPE will meet on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM at the Batesville United Methodist Church and will feature a guest speaker, time for topic discussion and fellowship. The Batesville community and beyond are invited to attend! The first session is scheduled for Thursday, June 26 and will feature a discussion around the emotional rollercoaster of cancer and the fear of recurrence. For a complete list of monthly topics or for more information, contact Kari Ann Rennekamp of the Margaret Mary Outpatient and Cancer Center at 812.933.3741 or the Batesville United Methodist Church at 812.934.3137.

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