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Certified Teacher vs. Lay Coach

October 31, 2013
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With the number of sports that a school offers today and with the limited number of faculty members willing or able to coach, it has become quite common to hire lay coaches.  Many people worry about who a school might hire to coach their child.  In schools the size of Batesville almost all the...

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Area Congratulations

October 30, 2013
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Congratulations to all the teams in our area who continued their season beyond the sectional level.  I know I may miss one or two, but I am going to try to say “congratulations” to as many as I can.  BHS teams include girls golf, boys & girls cross country, boys tennis, and volleyball.  At OA...

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Mercy Rule

October 29, 2013
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By now everyone has probably heard about the high school football game in Texas that wound up 91-0.  Some parent on the losing team has brought some type of legal action against the coach for “bullying”.  I have not read the legal papers, of course, so the exact nature of the action is speculation on my...

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Star or Bum?

October 28, 2013
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Just recently I noticed a blurb on the Cincinnati Sports page that the Reds are thinking about trading Brandon Phillips.  Of course, at this time of the year, everything is pure speculation.  When you take a nose dive in September and your team was supposed to be the “class” of your division, heads must...

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More on the Reds

October 25, 2013
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NOTE:  This article was written prior to the announcement of Bryan Price as manager of the Reds. There has been a lot of speculation on who the next Reds’ manager will be.  I did not think they would stay with anybody from Dusty’s staff.  However, the pitching coach (Price) is now being mentioned.  There was...

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Darrick Cox

October 24, 2013
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With the start of winter sports, a familiar face will be on the scene but in a new role.  Darrick Cox has taken over the girls basketball program at BHS.  Darrick was a sports star at BHS in the late 90′s.  He also coached boys basketball and track at BHS.  He takes over a girls...

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The Misfit

October 23, 2013
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My wife and I were watching a new sitcom on TV the other day called “Back in the Game”.  It dealt with those kids who are always chosen last in any athletic event.  In fact, these kids weren’t even chosen to be on a Little League Team.  If you have ever coached at any...

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Fund Raising

October 22, 2013
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Anybody who has ever coached or taught for any length of time has been involved with some type of fund raiser.  I have already talked about several of the ones that Batesville and other area schools use.  On vacation to visit the grandchildren in Iowa we ran into quite an unusual one.  This particular fund...

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Fall Foliage

October 21, 2013
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This is one of my favorite times of the year.  Whenever you have a rainy summer, the fall leaf color is beautiful.  In my days of coaching cross country I remember the trips to places like Rising Sun, Union County, and Columbus where we were able, not only to see the changing leaves on...

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Football Friday

October 18, 2013
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Believe it or not, tonight is the last regular season football game  for area high schools.  Next week starts the playoff system which this year contains 6 divisions.  The super schools are now classified as 6A and it goes down from there to 1A.  Football is such a numbers game that the 5A class...

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