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Rebuilding

November 20, 2013
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Everyone knew that Purdue would not win a lot of football games this year.  No one realized how far the program dipped with Coach Hope at the helm.  Everyone, including me, wonders how he ever got the job even if he was a good friend of outgoing Coach Tiller.  From the looks of this...

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New Season

November 19, 2013
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Girls basketball has already started, and the boys will follow suit next week.  The girls’ teams in this area will have Rushville Lady Lions to beat if they want to advance beyond the sectional.  The Lady Lions are coming off of a very good season, and they have most of those girls back.  Coupled...

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Game Management

November 18, 2013
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What a difference the 3-point shot has made in basketball.  This, coupled with the North Carolina State NCAA Championship Game when they fouled the opposition and made up a huge margin to win the game at the buzzer, has led to a total change in how you play the 4th quarter or second half...

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Competition

November 15, 2013
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What are you going to do with your weekend sport time?  At this time of the year, the NBA is already in their basketball season, the NFL has still more than two months left with football games, the NCAA has both basketball and football right now with basketball starting and football winding down.  Just...

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Girls Basketball

November 14, 2013
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Some time during this week most of the girls basketball programs in this area will be underway or very close to starting.  This always brings back the memory of those first girls’ teams in the 70′s when the IHSAA opened the doors for girls’ sports.  Rita Foster was the first recognizable name from southeastern...

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Bill Erne

November 13, 2013
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Whenever I hear a litany of statistics given during a break in an athletic contest, I think of Bill Erne.  From some time in the 50′s through the 80′s Bill was a fixture at many BHS athletic contests.  Even though Bill was handicapped, it didn’t keep him from keeping accurate, readable statistics.  We used...

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Concussions

November 12, 2013
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Have we over reacted to concussions in every level of sports?  I am not in any way questioning the need for quick and complete care for anyone who suffers a concussion.  I think the problem has become that all hits on the field of play now are considered concussions.  I am not advocating going...

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Mark Ferguson

November 11, 2013
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When the 2013-14 school year ends, Batesville will need to find someone to take over from Mark Ferguson who is retiring as athletic director.  For nearly 20 years, Mark has directed 18 high school sports and, for the last several years, also directed all sports at the Batesville Middle School.  To further add to...

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Weird Endings

November 8, 2013
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Normally you would expect that the two best teams in baseball would bring their A-game to the World Series.  The first five games of the 2013 series proved to be just the opposite.  One game ended on an obstruction play at third base allowing the winning run to score for the Cardinals.  Not to...

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Fall Successes

November 7, 2013
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Batesville High School had quite a fall season in all sport categories.  Football went 9-1 with a perfect EIAC conference winning record.  The girls cross country team made it to the semi-state and had a 7-week undefeated stretch to start the season.  The boys cross country team made it to the regional.  BHS boys...

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