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Mid Majors

March 19, 2014
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The NCAA Tournament is ready to get underway.  For the Mid Majors, those schools that are not in a major conference like the Big Ten, this tournament means everything if you get in.  Here is where those year-end conference tournaments take their toll.  Of the first ten conference tourneys held, seven of the season...

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Winter Blahs

March 18, 2014
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After this long, cold winter, I am really looking forward to the spring sport season.  Let’s hope that the weatherman has a better forecast for April and May than he has had for the past 4 months.  We will need rain for the lawn, the crops, and the trees, but let’s hope it comes...

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Effort

March 17, 2014
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You have to admire the effort the Cincinnati Bearcats men’s basketball team puts into every game.  Coach Cronin and his staff have taken a program with a storied history in basketball and raised it to another level.  In the recent past some of their coaches had a lot of wins but few of their...

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Twisters Win

March 14, 2014
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Congratulations to Coach Gary Moorman and the Oldenburg Twisters Boys Basketball Team for their first-ever sectional win.  When you look at Coach Moorman’s overall record  you may not be impressed, but if you look beneath the numbers you will see what a terrific job he has done with their program.  When you coach at...

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Reds

March 13, 2014
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The Reds got off to a good  start in Spring Training.  There are some nagging questions, however.  Will Latos and Leake be ready for opening day?  Can Billy Hamilton hit his way on base and patrol center field like Choo did?  Have the Reds spent their way into a corner with big contracts to...

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Spring Sports

March 12, 2014
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Here we are in the second week of March and we are still wondering whether spring is really going to come this year.  Just last week at this time we were still dealing with a March snowstorm.  Two  years ago we had 80 degree days already.  In just one week it will officially be spring...

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Ed James

March 11, 2014
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Ed “Freak” James died about a month ago.  He was about 80 or so and not the athlete he once was.  For many years Ed played baseball and softball primarily in Dearborn County.  He also was part of an athletic  team associated with the Cincinnati Reds.  What I remember about  Ed were his days in the...

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Selection Committee

March 10, 2014
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The teams that make the field for the NCAA tournament are always controversial in one aspect or another.  There is a way to take all the human bias out of it but I don’t think it has a leg to stand on.  Power conferences have their post conference tournaments to make money so they...

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Dave Laudick

March 7, 2014
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With the recent death of Dave Laudick, Batesville lost a great ambassador for not only the high school sports programs, but for the town as well.  Dave played both basketball and baseball at BHS.  I had the pleasure of sharing playing time in baseball with Dave.  After high school Dave continued to be a...

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Boys Sectional

March 6, 2014
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We are currently in the middle of the boys’ basketball sectionals in the state of Indiana.  Since we have had class basketball, a discussion continually arises about seeding the basketball teams not only in boys but girls as well.  We all know that except for a few rare sectionals, attendance is way down.  One way...

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God’s Bright Treasures Ministry is collecting 7,500 pairs of shoes to raise funds for our center, to help those in need and to keep shoes from going into the landfills. We are asking for the community’s help to accomplish this. We have already collected 2,600 pairs so far! God’s Bright Treasures is a non-profit child care facility in Bright, Indiana. We have a shoe collection box at the business of Quality Auto Mart at 7307 St. Rd. 46 E., Batesville, IN 47041 or they can bring their shoes to our location at 25365 State Line Road, Bright, IN 47025. Please clean out your unwanted, gently worn, used shoes and donate them. If you, or a local organization, are interested in learning more about this opportunity, you may contact Karen Stall or Mary Ann Cannon by phone at 812-637-6830 or email Karen@godsbrighttreasures.org or maryann@godsbrighttreasures.org.
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Deck Your House Holiday House Decorating Contest How to enter: submit a photo of your home, 5 canned goods, name, address and phone number at the Memorial Building by noon on December 2nd. Criteria: residential homes only within city limits and must be visible from the street. Contestants will be announced at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, December 4th at 6 p.m. Vote: December 4-11 at 3 p.m. Vote at: Memorial Building- 132 S. Main St. Memorial Public Library- 131 N. Walnut St. Southeastern Indiana YMCA- State Road 129 1 canned good= 1 vote (supports Batesville Food Pantry) Winners Announced: Winners will be notified in person December 17th starting at 6 p.m. Ryan Stauffer will announce winners at 6:30 p.m. on WRBI. Prizes, Sponsors and more information on the flyer:     

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