Culver and Maloney

August 14, 2013

What do he names Culver and Maloney have in common? First of all, they both pitched for the Reds. George Culver was with the Reds in 1968 and 1969 and Jim Maloney played for the Reds from 1960-70. Both of them were pitchers and both pitched no-hitters for the Reds. In fact, Jim Maloney...

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Roy Gardner

August 13, 2013

Doing the article yesterday on Ron Jobst brought back memories of another Batesville official. Roy Gardner, who passed away over 35 years ago, was one of the best officials the state of Indiana ever developed. He worked his way through the high school basketball ranks (several state finals) into the college ranks and eventually...

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Ron Jobst

August 12, 2013

Recently Ron Jobst of Batesville was named the 2013 Baseball Umpire of the Year in this district. Ron won this coaches’ accolade for the second time in his career. He has the ability to react to, and with, the players in the game that he is working. This reaction is positive even when the...

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August 9, 2013

Sports have always been a world of clichés and terms of their own. Some are pretty well understood, like double play and no-hitter. Others take a little explanation–like gap defense. This is a football term that describes how the defensive players line up and attack the offense. For example, the middle defensive player might...

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Summers of My Youth

August 8, 2013

Yesterday I had a story about local baseball teams gearing up for their pennant push by signing up hot shots late in the season. Not only were these games always available for summer fun, many other bygone activities helped the summer months fly by. At least half of the area youth were connected to...

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Small Town Baseball

August 7, 2013

You have seen stories I have written in the past about some of the local baseball leagues that existed 50 years ago. Most of them are now just memories for us older folks. Recently, a group of us were talking about these leagues and how toward the end of the season towns liked to...

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Fantasy Football

August 6, 2013

I have never gotten into Fantasy Football. I know it is huge and a great past time for many football fans. Just like my story yesterday on people keeping a scorebook for Major League baseball games, it is a great way to enjoy your favorite sport. It gives the former players and the “want...

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Keeping Score

August 5, 2013

Have you ever bought a scorebook and kept the box scores of your favorite baseball team? I know several people who do. They are so into the sport that this is a way to follow the games closer, and also a way to relive them at a later date. At the end of the...

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Friday Nights

August 2, 2013

It is time for high school football again. This means ball games on Friday nights. This is a tradition in most high school towns across the USA. Even though tailgating is becoming a part of high school football, the high school game is still kids and families and inexpensive entertainment. The middle schoolers play...

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Fall Practice

August 1, 2013

When I was actively coaching, the first of August was always a fun time because this meant it was cross country time. My runners were always ready to go, so I didn’t have the worry of how to get them ready for the first meet. I seldom did two-a-day practices, because I did not...

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