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Senior Burnout

February 11, 2014
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When you start to read this, you will think that I am just repeating an earlier blog.  However, I thought about this and I think I have a little more insight into what is going on.  I still do not agree with a senior who does not compete in a spring sport that they...

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Swimming

February 10, 2014
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At a recent boys’ basketball game at BHS, the senior swimmers at Batesville High School were recognized.  There were 6 young men and 1 young lady in this group.  It was quite an impressive resume for these swimmers.  I think all but one of the boys has been a state qualifier, and Matt Weiler...

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More Sports Terms

February 7, 2014
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About 20 or so years ago, sportscasters started to use terms like double double, triple double, and quadruple double in basketball.  A double double refers to the situation where a player has double-figure results in scoring, rebounding and/or assists and/or blocked shots and/or steals.  The triple double moniker puts three of these possibilities together.  The quadruple...

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Watching the Olympics

February 6, 2014
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I will be watching the Olympics like a lot of you.  Wouldn’t it be nice if all we had to worry about was how good our American athletes would do?  Like everything else happening on a world stage, we have to worry whether some zealot is lying in wait to make a statement for...

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Local Olympian

February 5, 2014
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By now you have probably heard that former Hidden Valley Lake resident, Nick Goepper, has qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.  He is the top participant in an event called skiing slopestyle.  Like so many of the new Olympic events this is really acrobatics on a ski slope.  To classify this event...

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Coaching Styles

February 4, 2014
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Several times in the past, I have written articles about the different styles of coaching that are effective.  I believe that the best asset any coach can have is his/her ability to sell their players on what they want them to do.  Too many young coaches try to take what has been effective for...

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Reds Caravan Revisited

February 3, 2014
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As usual, it was a lot of fun to MC the Reds Caravan when they were in Batesville.  I was really impressed with Brayan Pena, the new catcher for the Reds.  The young man is a native of Cuba and a countryman of Reds relief pitcher, Chapman.  The soft-spoken catcher was friendly and was a...

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Track Clinic

January 31, 2014
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If you are reading this article today, I am attending the annual Indiana State Track and Field Clinic.  Each year, weather permitting, almost 800 coaches throughout the state convene in Indianapolis for this annual event.  It is always nice to think about warmer weather and track meets in the middle of winter.  For the...

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Sideline Interviews

January 30, 2014
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By now all of you have seen the interview conducted by Erin Andrews after the Seattle/San Francisco ball game.  Any time you do an interview after a hotly contested pro game, you have to be careful what questions you ask a player.  Erin innocently wanted to know the Seattle defensive back’s description of his...

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Old High School Gym

January 29, 2014
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My wife and I were watching an old Cagney & Lacey the other night, and a scene in that show took place in a police bathroom.  There was mold all over the walls.  The first thing I thought of was the shower room at the old gym.  I can’t even imagine what the State...

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Deck Your House Holiday House Decorating Contest How to enter: submit a photo of your home, 5 canned goods, name, address and phone number at the Memorial Building by noon on December 2nd. Criteria: residential homes only within city limits and must be visible from the street. Contestants will be announced at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, December 4th at 6 p.m. Vote: December 4-11 at 3 p.m. Vote at: Memorial Building- 132 S. Main St. Memorial Public Library- 131 N. Walnut St. Southeastern Indiana YMCA- State Road 129 1 canned good= 1 vote (supports Batesville Food Pantry) Winners Announced: Winners will be notified in person December 17th starting at 6 p.m. Ryan Stauffer will announce winners at 6:30 p.m. on WRBI. Prizes, Sponsors and more information on the flyer:     
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JENNINGS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Achieving Net-Zero energy goal Jennings County Public Library is located on North State Road 3 in North Vernon, IN.  The library is open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  Closed Sunday. To follow the library’s progress and monitoring of the solar panels, visit our website:  www.jenningslib.org The Jennings County Public Library is proud to announce it will soon become the largest net-zero energy use public library in Indiana. It is anticipated that the facility will produce energy greater than or equal than that it consumes. The library’s 33,000 square foot facility has made energy improvements in lighting, HVAC, Insulation and rooftop Solar and Solar Tracking Solutions that are helping contribute to the net-zero energy goals. “This project combines an effort to both innovate and think critically about the impact that science can have on the world.  Our net-zero goal is a way to reduce our global footprint and improve our community,” said Steve Massey, President of the Jennings County Public Library Board.  “Net-zero is a process – and an opportunity for the public to learn with us.” Solar Power[...]

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