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Westerfeld Sisters

June 26, 2014
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Ginny and Michaela Westerfeld, daughters of Mark and Debbie Westerfeld of Batesville, recently signed to run track at Huntington College in Indiana.  The two sisters ran sprints for Batesville High School. Ginny Westerfeld was the most successful of the two runners appearing in two straight track meets to one appearance for Michaela.  Ginny placed...

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Soccer’s World Cup

June 25, 2014
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Although the United States is still not considered a world power in soccer, it certainly is starting to get the attention of the world soccer community.  They probably aren’t yet ready to challenge the power countries of Brazil and Mexico, but they can certainly hold their own in most of their matches these days....

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Chuck Noll

June 24, 2014
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Another big time athlete passed away recently.  Chuck Noll who was born in 1932 attended the University of Dayton to play college football.  He is best known for his years with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  His tenure at Pittsburgh started in 1969 and lasted through 1991.  It included 4 Super Bowl Championships. His regular season head...

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Tony Gwynn

June 23, 2014
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Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres passed away from mouth cancer recently.  Most baseball experts agree he might have been the best hitter since Joe DiMaggio.  These baseball people also hope that the younger ball players look at the smokeless tobacco usage that led to Tony Gwynn’s cancer and avoid this habit from...

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When Will It End?

June 20, 2014
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It seems that almost every day when you pick up a newspaper or tune in to ESPN you find another athlete, either collegiate or pro, who is being investigated by some policing agency.  I just noticed that the San Francisco 49er quarterback was cleared of charges relating to some type of hotel room activity last...

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Brownsburg, Indiana

June 19, 2014
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There are 5 pro athletes that currently call Brownsburg, Indiana, their home.  Tucker Barnhart is with the Cincinnati Reds.  The young catcher has had a couple of stints with the Reds this year as he fills in for some of the injured regulars.  Another baseball player out of this town is Drew Storen.  He...

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Southwest Indiana Baseball

June 18, 2014
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Recently, when Batesville High School lost its regional game to Gibson Southern in a game played at Jasper, Indiana,  it reminded me of some of the great major league ball players who grew up in that area.  For you old timers out there, we have Gil Hodges who grew up in Princeton and went on...

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Local Horse Racing

June 17, 2014
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Are you familiar with the horse race tracks that are open now and are easily accessible for local racing fans?  The Belterra Resort Racino (old River Downs) is now open for both casino games and live horse racing.  It is just East of Coney Island, and everyone says it is a beautiful facility and very...

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Drying Ball Diamonds

June 16, 2014
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We are all familiar with the large tarps that major league baseball teams use to keep the infield dry.  They also use a drying compound when a particular area gets damp.  But what about those diamonds that can’t afford these large tarps and expensive drying compounds? When I took the American Legion Baseball Team...

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Triple Crown

June 13, 2014
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Another year and another horse did not win the Triple Crown in racing.  California Chrome proved what many experts said, that a horse today cannot run 3 races in 5 weeks and beat rested horses in a mile and one half race.  It was unfortunate that his owner let his emotions get in the...

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