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It is finally May!

May 5, 2015
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Believe it or not, we have finally left the rain and cold of April.  Let’s hope that the month of May is much kinder to not only the sports world but to all outdoor activities in our area.  We are now at the time of the year when the spring sports at our area...

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Russell Freeland

May 4, 2015
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On April 2 of this year, Russell “Deke” Freeland passed away in Napierville, Illinois, at the age of 85.  He was the star guard and leading scorer for future Hall of Fame Coach, Bud Bateman, at Lawrenceburg High School in the late 40’s.  His team made 4 consecutive Sweet 16 appearances. In 1988 Freeland was inducted...

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Volz Dynasty

May 1, 2015
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Dave Volz and his sons, Drew and Deakin, all have been Indiana State pole vault champions.  It started with Dave in 1979 when he was a student at Bloomington South High School.  He went on to IU and eventually pole vaulted in the Olympics in 1982. Not to be outdone by their father, Drew Volz...

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Cheating In Sports

April 30, 2015
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It is hard to pick up a paper these days and not find a headline story about someone cheating in sports.  Who can forget Bill Belichek and the New England Patriots and their famous deflated footballs?  A-Rod of the Yankees opened his baseball year to a chorus of boos because he is one of...

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Sport Sounds

April 29, 2015
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All of us are familiar with the “swish” of the nets on a perfect 3-point shot or free throw.  Baseball announcers keep talking about the perfect sound of a baseball hitting a wooden bat.  If you go to any baseball game other than the pros, you are very familiar with the “clink” of the...

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Big Ten Next Year

April 28, 2015
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What does Bo Ryan have left on the Wisconsin team for next year?  Player of the Year, Frank Kaminsky, and Sam Dekker will both be pros.  Wisconsin also loses Josh Gasser, Traevon Jackson, and Duje Dukan who were all seniors.  That will leave the Badgers with Koenic and Hayes from this year’s team. Several other...

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Year-End Games

April 27, 2015
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If you notice that as the NBA and NHL seasons were coming to an end, the teams who already made the playoffs rested their starters.  The problem I have with this is the teams they were playing were in the race for the final playoff spots.  This gives an unfair advantage to certain teams...

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High School Basketball Hall of Fame Classic

April 24, 2015
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Next year’s Basketball Hall of Fame Classic has been set.  On December 29 at New Castle High School in the girls’ portion of the tourney Noblesville will play Benton Central and Lebanon will play Princeton. On December 30 the boys’ portion of this tourney will take place.  It will match Lawrence Central against Lafayette...

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Lynna Irby

April 23, 2015
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Lynna Irby is a sophomore at Pike High School in Indianapolis.  Last year this young lady was a triple state track champion.  She won the 100 meters in 11.1 seconds, the 200 meters in 24.07 seconds, and the 400 meter in 54.38 seconds.  She is also a 2-time indoor 60-meter champion.  Lynna is only...

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What Are We Developing?

April 22, 2015
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just In a recent conversation the word “commitment” came up.  The person I was talking to was worried that our young people today don’t seem to be as interested in putting their whole mind and body into what they are doing.  This particular individual was more interested in the sports end of this conversation...

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8:00 am Canoefest Monthly Raffle @ Canoefest
Canoefest Monthly Raffle @ Canoefest
May 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Next drawing is April 17 Drawing Brookville Tire Mart: 2 Reds Tickets.  The grand prizes at the June 27th drawing will be $2500, $500 (3), $200 (5), $100 (10) and $50 (20). Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The winning monthly ticket goes back in the jar for future drawings and the grand prizes. Purchase tickets at local businesses in Brookville. Direct any questions to Tara Keys. Canoefest is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization striving to bring appreciation to the sport of canoeing and kayaking as well as knowledge of the sport.
5:00 pm KIWANIS CARNIVAL- MAY 22-23-24 @ Batesville Village Green
KIWANIS CARNIVAL- MAY 22-23-24 @ Batesville Village Green
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – May 24 @ 11:00 pm
Fri-Sun, May 22-24      Fun for the whole family with rides, games and tasty treats on the Batesville Village Green starting at 5 PM.  No adm. chg. Jim Hortemiller (812) 934-5267  OR   Dennis Harmeyer, (812) 934-3616. Cost if for ‘Ride bracelet’. Rides-Games – FOOD – Fun! Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Programs for local Children & Senior Citizens. Friday 5:00-11:00  ($15) Saturday 12:00 – 5:00  ($10)  &  5:00 – 11:00  ($15) Sunday 1:00 – 6:00  ($12)
7:00 pm Battle of the Bands at Liberty P... @ Liberty Park
Battle of the Bands at Liberty P... @ Liberty Park
May 22 @ 7:00 pm
DEADLINE JUNE 1st ! Batesville Music & Arts Festival presents: Don’t miss local “Garage” bands battling for prizes and top honors! Sponsored by the Batesville High School Music Boosters. Food & refreshments provided by Batesville Kiwanis. FREE Admission Contact: Taaron Meyers, 513.484.5153 to enter your band! Bring Lawn Chairs, open  to the public! 1st, 2nd & 3rd place & winners on Class x Radio FM Registration forms & contest rules available in your high school office / music dept. or at www.facebook.com/batesvillebands

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