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Boys’ Track

June 29, 2015
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Carmel High School has won a lot of state championships, but boys’ track has not been one of them.  Ken Browner led the Greyhounds to their 2nd state championship this year.  Ken and I are both members of the state track and cross country association board.  Carmel was not able to depend on winning...

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Lynna Irby

June 26, 2015
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What do you do if you are a 3-time state champ as a freshman?  You go out and do the same thing again as a sophomore and lead your team to a state championship.  Lynna Irby of Pike High School in Indianapolis did just this.  When you reach the state level, an athlete of...

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Baseball Draft

June 25, 2015
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If you are not aware, Bryan Hoeing was drafted by a major league team this year.  The Arizona Diamondbacks picked Hoeing in the 32nd round.  On the Diamondback’s website they put their reasons for drafting him even though he had the ACL injury from basketball and is possibly facing surgery on his arm this...

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Are Times Changing?

June 24, 2015
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You have heard me complain on this blog about Indiana and Purdue allowing “Blue Chip” basketball players to go out of state to play.  In the past couple of months, both IU and Purdue have done quite well in the recruiting wars.  Recently, Purdue received a commitment from a Texas Juco guard and garnered...

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Protecting Fans

June 23, 2015
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As I am sure you have read or seen on TV, that there have been a number of serious injuries that have occurred to fans watching baseball games.  One lady, attending an American League game, was struck so hard that her life hung in the balance.  As expected, there is an outcry on social...

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Unlikely State Champ

June 22, 2015
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When Hamilton Southeastern’s Francis Ehigbai came out for track this spring, no one expected him to be a state champion.  After all, an ACL injury in his left knee kept him from playing basketball his senior year.  Since his leg was still not as strong as he would have liked it to be, he decided...

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School Facilities

June 19, 2015
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I know I am prejudiced when it comes to school facilities for sports, because I spent most of my career coaching.  However, all people in the medical fields keep telling us that our young people are not getting the exercise they need.  With the fact that all school activities are done with computers and almost...

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Bryan Hoeing

June 18, 2015
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Yesterday I wrote about a potential Indiana All-Star in Josh Speidel, and today my blog is about another Indiana All-Star who is having a tough year.  All of you are familiar with the ACL injury that Bryan Hoeing suffered in basketball early in the season.  Fortunately, he was able to start playing baseball after...

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Josh Speidel

June 17, 2015
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Josh Speidel of Columbus North was well on his way to being an Indiana All-Star basketball player this year.  On February 1, on a snowy night, he was involved in an automobile accident near Indianapolis.  Even though the crash did not look very menacing, Josh suffered a severe head injury.  He would spend the...

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Mighty Mite

June 16, 2015
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Joe Altuve is listed as a 5’6″ infielder in the Astros press guide.  Most people feel he is closer to 5’2″.  This, however, does not keep him from being one of the top players in the American League.  He normally plays second base for Houston and has been an All-Star for at least 2...

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