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College Mascots

August 19, 2014
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I had the privilege of meeting a young man earlier this summer who was Purdue Pete while a student at Purdue.  John is now a biomedical salesman who works closely with the Wound Care Clinic at the Hansen Center.  He is the answer to the Purdue trivia question “Who was the Purdue Pete who was arrested during...

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Becky Hammon

August 18, 2014
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The San Antonio Spurs of the NBA recently hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach.  She will be the first female in this role.  The WNBA star will retire from playing pro basketball when their season ends this fall.  Becky worked at basketball camps last year put on by the NBA and their coaches.  There is...

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Biogenesis Lab

August 15, 2014
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The DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) recently arrested Tony Bosch, the founder of the biogenesis lab that provided steroids and other growth hormones for major league baseball players.  The main athlete caught in this investigation was A-Rod of the New York Yankees.  According to the newspaper and television reports, Bosch is going to cooperate with...

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Fall Fun

August 14, 2014
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In the past, you have heard my concern over athletics not being fun for kids any more.  Many sport leagues are so intense these days that young athletes get burned out before they ever reach high school. The Batesville Babe Ruth League is offering a fun activity this fall that involves baseball and softball. ...

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Girls Cross Country

August 13, 2014
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The two local girls cross country programs will start this season with totally different scenarios.  The Batesville Bulldogs return all of their key runners with the exception of Grace Yeaton.  Added to this they have some young talent from the Middle School that should help the Lady Bulldogs attain a very successful season.  They...

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Andy Dalton

August 12, 2014
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Recently Andy Dalton signed a 6-year $96 million contract with the Cincinnati Bengals.  With incentives this contract could add up to $115 million over the 6-year period.  This now puts Dalton with the elite quarterbacks’ salary scale. There has been a lot of debate on whether he is worth what the Bengals have offered...

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Another School Year

August 11, 2014
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Last week Batesville High School, along with many other school corporations, started another school year.  This means that all of you who like the Friday night excitement that high school football brings should start gearing up.  Area schools will start their first official game on August 22.  Most schools will have some type of...

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Angie Menser

August 8, 2014
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In October, Angie Menser Lansing, a 1994 graduate of Batesville High School, will be inducted into the Indiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame.  Angie began her running career as a member of Leo Turchyn’s Middle School cross country and track teams.  She then moved up to run for me at the high school...

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Mascots

August 7, 2014
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Did you ever wonder why we have mascots and where they came from?  They began in the 1800′s when high school and college teams used real animals to be their school’s mascot.  This turned out to be costly because they had to feed and house the live mascots.  This led them to use real people...

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Hoeing at Wrigley

August 6, 2014
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Batesville Senior, Bryan Hoeing, was invited to play in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game at 8:05 p.m. Saturday, August 16, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.  He was selected to do so because he has been deemed as one of the 38 best high school players in the nation this year.  This information comes...

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