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Another Face from the Past

July 21, 2014
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I was recently pleasantly surprised when my wife answered a knock at the front door.  It was 1993 grad, Greg Strobel.  Greg ran for me in cross country and track during his 4-year stint at Batesville High School. Greg, like many cross country runners, is still actively participating in this physical activity.  The day he...

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Alumni Golf

July 18, 2014
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Later today I will be heading for North Branch Golf Course in New Point for the Batesville Basketball Alumni Annual Golf Outing.  This event was started by Coach Garrett for two reasons:  1) He wanted to give the basketball alumni a reason to get together to renew old friendships and reminisce.  2) To use the...

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Todd Frazier

July 17, 2014
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If you watched the Home Run Contest at the All-Star Festivities, you know that Todd Frazier represented the National League as a member of the Cincinnati Reds.  The human interest in this story is that you get to pick the pitcher that will throw to you for the Home Run Contest.  Todd chose his...

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The Middle of Summer

July 16, 2014
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I know that on the calendar the middle of summer is still a few weeks away; however, to school children the middle of summer is past.  In 3 short weeks they will be back in school! For the school administrators, this calendar makes a lot of sense.  Their job is to provide the best possible education...

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World Cup Soccer

July 15, 2014
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By now I am sure you saw the publicity that followed the Germany National Team win over Brazil in the World Cup semi-finals.  The reason it made headlines is that the score was 7-1.   In World Cup Soccer most world teams can win the title with 7 goals total through the entire tournament.  Scoring 7...

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Family History

July 14, 2014
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One of my readers, Terry Giesting, suggested a topic for Coaches’ Corner.  It dealt with family histories in the Batesville High School basketball program.  We will be doing that program for Coaches’ Corner with the Bob Walsman family right before the basketball season. This blog will give you an idea on some of the...

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Are the Bengals Ready?

July 11, 2014
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In about a week the Cincinnati Bengals will start pre-season practice for the 2014 campaign.  Are they ready to take this team to the next level of playoff football?  They have made it to the playoffs the last few years, but they have not been able to go any further.  What they have been...

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Rebuilding a Franchise

July 10, 2014
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This time of year in MLB you hear announcers say “should the team buy or sell before the trading deadline?”   What they are really saying is “can this team win now or do they need to rebuild the franchise?”  Doing this rebuilding will take a minimum of 4 years.  What you first do is...

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Billy McCool

July 9, 2014
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Lawrenceburg’s Billy McCool passed away last month form heart failure at the age of 69 at his home in Florida.  Billy developed heart disease in his early 40’s and fought it the rest of his life.  Billy McCool pitched 3 no-hitters while still at Lawrenceburg High School in the early 60’s.  He was drafted...

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Can I Win?

July 8, 2014
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I know I have written about this attitude before, but it keeps showing up in almost every sport.  You can see this attitude when you look at the reserve and freshmen rosters in high school sports.  It takes a very dynamic coach to get kids to run or play on freshmen and reserve teams...

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Upcoming Events

Aug
4
Tue
10:00 am Oldenburg Academy Huge Book Sale @ OA gymnasium
Oldenburg Academy Huge Book Sale @ OA gymnasium
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oldenburg Academy is having a huge book sale. A bag of books (as many as you can fit) for $1. All types of books are available, including some vintage hardback books from long ago. Dates:  Tuesday 8/4 and Wednesday 8/5. Times: 10 am- 4 pm both days Where:  OA gymnasium
6:00 pm Stayin’ Alive National Night Out @ Cedar Grove Fire Department
Stayin’ Alive National Night Out @ Cedar Grove Fire Department
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stayin’ Alive and Franklin County Law Enforcement Agencies invite you to participate in the 32nd Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. There will be a free cookout that begins at 6:00 p.m. and will continue until 8:00 p.m. at the Cedar Grove Fire Department. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live.  Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, and cookouts. Sheriff’s Deputies will be grilling hamburgers and visiting with the public. We look forward to hosting this event.”  For more information, please visit www.natw.org or www.stayinalive24.org.
Aug
5
Wed
10:00 am Oldenburg Academy Huge Book Sale @ OA gymnasium
Oldenburg Academy Huge Book Sale @ OA gymnasium
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oldenburg Academy is having a huge book sale. A bag of books (as many as you can fit) for $1. All types of books are available, including some vintage hardback books from long ago. Dates:  Tuesday 8/4 and Wednesday 8/5. Times: 10 am- 4 pm both days Where:  OA gymnasium

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