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High School Trainers

November 20, 2015
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A point of emphasis in the battle of high school sports injuries is for schools to hire a certified trainer and have them present during practices as well as games.  Batesville High School is very fortunate to have Jennifer Reed as their certified trainer.  She works with Batesville as well as Margaret Mary Health....

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Purdue Cross Country

November 19, 2015
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Matt McClintock became the first Purdue men’s runner to win the Big Ten Championship in 72 years.  McClintock ran the 8,000 meter race in 23 minutes and 12 seconds.  The Athens, Maine, native returned Purdue to the spotlight in cross country after a long dry spell. Back in the late 1970’s and early 80’s...

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NFL Integrity

November 18, 2015
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I recently read an article by Norman Chad in the Indianapolis Star.  He, like a lot of us, is wondering where the NFL’s integrity lies.  As most of you know, the players in the league are allowed to participate in the fantasy games of chance.  They are allowed to bet up to $250 on...

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Lady Bulldog Basketball

November 17, 2015
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When you go to see the Lady Bulldogs of Batesville play basketball this year, they will certainly have a different look.  Before practice started, they were planning on 3 young ladies being in their starting lineup who are now injured with two of them probably out for the year.  One tore an ACL, another...

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Regional Football

November 16, 2015
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Congratulations to the East Central Trojans who defeated Evansville Harrison 42-28 to become regional champs.  The Trojans will get an opportunity to reverse their earlier season loss to Roncalli in this Friday’s semi-state.  The game will be played at East Central. Also, congratulations to the Batesville Bulldogs who had a fine 11-2 season in...

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Sport Intros

November 13, 2015
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If you are as old as I am, you might remember Bob Newhart’s comedy record.  On it he was trying to explain how Abner Doubleday invented baseball.  It goes like this: You make an out if you get 3 strikes on you as a batter.  You go to first base if you get so...

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TV and Baseball

November 12, 2015
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I am sure all of you stayed up and watched the first game of the World Series with your young sons.  After all, it ended before dawn.  In the World Series today, ball games are played at night and even though they say they will start at 8, they never do.  With all the...

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Old, Old and Older

November 11, 2015
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The San Antonio Spurs seem to want the distinction of being the oldest professional athletic team.  They have 8 players 30-years old and older.  David West accepted a contract with the Spurs that was 10 million dollars less than what he would have made with his old team, the Pacers.  When asked “why”, he...

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NASCAR

November 10, 2015
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If you are a NASCAR fan, I wonder if you are as upset about all the new rules and restrictions as I am.  Every week it seems like there is a new rule put in for that race or they have placed some type of restriction on the engines or the car design itself. ...

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Big Ten Basketball

November 9, 2015
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While reading an Indianapolis Star article, I discovered that Big Ten basketball has 25 new rule changes which will go into effect this year.  I will elaborate on a few of these in a moment.  All of these rules are supposed to speed up the game and increase scoring.  The conference is afraid they...

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