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Dean Smith vs. Marvin Wood

April 9, 2015
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My good friend, Glen Butte, shared with me a Sports Illustrated article on Dean Smith and his famous 4-corners offense.  Evidently, Marcus Paige was a point guard for Dean Smith and he ran the 4 corners that was born in a 1962 practice session of the North Carolina Tar Heels.  They used it for...

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Are High School Sports Worth It?

April 7, 2015
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Recently I had a conversation with someone who wondered if all the time spent in sports by our current high school students is really worth it.  As soon as school is out this spring, their summer workouts will begin.  The only week that is truly a summer vacation is one week in July designated...

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Gary Thompson

April 6, 2015
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I would guess only the old timers that read this blog remember this name.  Gary Thompson grew up in Roland, Iowa, a town the size of Oldenburg.  This name came to mind when Sally and I drove through Roland on our last trip to visit our daughter’s family. Roland is very close to where...

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Back to Basics

April 3, 2015
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Andrea Westerfeld of Oldenburg sent out an article about a new high school principal who decided to go “old school”.  His talk to the students on the first day was about the fact that all the students are Americans.  Even though they were all from different ethnic backgrounds, they were now Americans.  They would speak English,...

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Ultra-Sportsmanship

April 2, 2015
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Several years ago, Ben Davis High School played Washington High School in one of the Indianapolis regional games.  Ben Davis was 26-1 at the time, and Washington was 24-1.  From these two teams 7 ball players would play college basketball.  Ben Davis won the game on a 22-foot buzzer beater. Damon Frierson of Ben...

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School Brawls

April 1, 2015
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A press release by Bobby Cox, IHSAA Commissioner, spoke about recent fights that have taken place in middle school and high school basketball games.  Griffith High School and Hammond High School boys’ basketball teams were both suspended for a fight that took place in their basketball game.  Neither team was allowed to participate in...

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George Taliaferro’s Life

March 31, 2015
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George Taliaferro was the first black athlete drafted by the NFL.  He was an All-American running back at Indiana University.  While he was at IU in the 1940’s, he decided it was time to end the segregation that was present in a Bloomington movie theater.  He quietly paid his admission, went to the balcony,...

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Glenn Crocker

March 30, 2015
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Glenn Crocker, a retired Lawrenceburg teacher and coach, was recently inducted into the Indiana High School Wrestling Hall of Fame.  Glenn has had 30+ years as a wrestling official.  The 1964 Harrison, Ohio, high school graduate spent most of his career at Lawrenceburg High School. In his 30+ years as a referee, he refereed...

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Spring Thoughts

March 27, 2015
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Today marks the end of Spring Break for most high schools in the area.  This means that spring sports will be in full swing in the next 2 weeks.  It is hard to believe that another school year is winding down so rapidly. Major league baseball is just around the corner and the NCAA Tournament...

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Wrestling Prowess

March 26, 2015
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In the 126 lb weight class at this year’s state wrestling meet, a New Palestine High School wrestler won his 3rd consecutive state title.  This young man’s name is Chad (C.J.) Red, Jr.  The young man appeared at the state wrestling final match completely donned in red.  This even included his hair.  His mom...

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