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Jimmy Rayl

September 24, 2015
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A recent article by Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star caught my eye.  Rayl was Mr. Bastketball while playing for Kokomo High School in the late 50’s.  He even broke one of Oscar Robertson’s scoring records.  He still has some scoring records at IU where he continued his basketball career. Jimmy Rayl and Terry...

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ACL Injuries

September 23, 2015
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I recently read an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer about ACL injuries.  Dr. Tim Cremcheck, the Red’s doctor, recently did 10 surgeries in one day.  All of the surgeries were performed on high school athletes.  He has already done over 300 surgeries this year on ACL’s alone. Dr. Cremcheck believes that young athletes are over-extending...

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Famous Yips!

September 22, 2015
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Most of you are familiar with the term “Yip” as it applies to golfers and their inability to make short putts on the green.  It is also used when any athlete suddenly loses the natural ability they had in athletics.  Here are a few famous examples: 1.  Steve Blass–Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher.  In 1973 the...

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Lawrenceburg Athletic Facilities

September 21, 2015
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This week when Batesville plays Lawrenceburg in football, it will be a good chance for you to see their new “turf” football field.  It is a beautiful orange and black color pattern around a green field which replaces the old “Mud Bowl”.   It should be a good long-term investment for Lawrenceburg. Hopefully, their new gymnasium...

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NASCAR Throw Back

September 18, 2015
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How many of you were watching NASCAR Throw Back from Darlington Speedway a week or so ago?  Did you see “Mean Joe Greene” of the Pittsburgh Steelers in his famous Coke commercial?  Believe it or not, that commercial gained famed at Super Bowl XIV in 1979. Joe Greene is now 69 years old and...

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Conduct Debate

September 17, 2015
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There are so many college athletes getting in trouble these days that sports writers and commentators have a debate going on as to who is to blame for all of these bad actions.  Is it the coach, the academic advisor, the college recruiter, or the player himself? Most agree that the coach sets the...

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Wonder Woman

September 16, 2015
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In an article from Sports Illustrated, I learned about Sophia Rivera.  She is a student at Brentwood High School in Missouri.  At the World’s Youth Track and Field Meet in Cali, Columbia, this summer, she set a record in the shot put.  Her throw was 58’10”.  Not only was she competing in the shot...

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John Wooden and I

September 15, 2015
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One time when I went to a coaching clinic I found an open seat in the front row.  I had only been coaching a few years at that time.  When I looked over to my left, I was amazed to see who was sitting next to me.  It was John Wooden!  He was coaching...

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Good Interview

September 14, 2015
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I was recently asked what makes a good interview?  I thought of 5 things that probably make an individual a good interviewer.  They are: 1.  Be yourself and don’t try to copy someone else’s style.  Not everyone is a Marty Brennamen. 2. Don’t try to be an expert on all things.  If you are talking to...

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Batesville Cross Country

September 11, 2015
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The Batesville boys and girls cross country teams are off to another great start.  So far they have won a 4-way meet against the Decatur County Schools.  The boys won this meet easily, and the girls defeated Greensburg in a close contest.  Their next meet was the Rushville Invitational.  Over 40 schools participated in...

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9:00 am South Decatur Elementary Color Run @ South Decatur Jr - Sr High School
South Decatur Elementary Color Run @ South Decatur Jr - Sr High School
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am
South Decatur Elementary School has introduced a new fundraising program called My School Color Run. The My School Color Run program aims to go beyond traditional fundraising. Rather than sell goods, the program aims to engage the entire student body in a fitness initiative that aims to instill a life-long healthy way of living. On Sept. 3, at 9 a.m., the students, staff, and community of South Decatur Elementary School will walk, jog, and run their way toward a healthier life while raising funds for the PTO’s Playground Revitalization Project. The color run will be held at South Decatur Jr-Sr High School, and will be open to the public. This is an untimed fun run. Participants will pass through four color stations throughout the course and end with a massive color toss at the My Color Run Post-Race Party. Participants will be treated to refreshments, music, and fun following the run. Interested participants of all ages can register by visiting www.SouthDecaturMSCR.eventbrite.com, or by completing a paper registration form prior to the event. Registration is $25 for adults 13 and older, and $20 for kids 12 and under. A family of five gets a discount at $20 per person. Pre-registration is[...]