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Are Race Car Drivers Athletes?

April 29, 2016
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There have been many commentaries about whether a race car driver is really an athlete or just someone driving a car.  Have you recently driven 500 miles without a break except to slow down?  Try driving a NASCAR around the track going  200 mph on a 30% banked surface.  I think if you did...

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Facilities–Budgets–Student Health

April 28, 2016
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Wouldn’t it be nice if every high school in Indiana could afford to put their athletes on the best possible surfaces available for their athletic facilities?  Recently the Batesville track team ran at Lawrence Central in Indianapolis.  The track was so well cushioned that the runners barely new their feet were hitting the surface....

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Basketball–One More Time

April 27, 2016
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With the passing of Ron Bonham (yesterday’s article), memories were brought back about high-scoring games in Indiana High School history.  A recent article in the Indianapolis Star listed the following people that you will probably remember who had high scoring games.  They include:  Romeo Langford, New Albany, 46 points this year.  He is only...

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Ron Bonham

April 26, 2016
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Ron Bonham, age 73, of Muncie Central and the University of Cincinnati passed away recently.   He also played pro basketball with the Boston Celtics and Indianapolis Pacers. In 1960 he was Mr. Basketball in the state of Indiana.  That year Muncie Central was runner-up to East Chicago in the state tournament.  At UC...

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Tongue-in-Cheek

April 25, 2016
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Recently the Boston Marathon was held on its traditional 3rd Monday of April.  True to its format in the last decade, an Ethiopian won both races.  The only non-Ethiopian on the top of the list was a Kenyan.  Maybe we need to divide marathons into the elite class (North Africans) and the rest of...

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It Is Finally Spring!

April 22, 2016
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What a pleasure it has been the last 2 weeks. We have finally reached spring time in southeastern Indiana.  With the lack of rain and the warm, sunny skies, it is great to be outside again.  The spring high school coaches have to be relieved that weather is improving.  The first 2 weeks of...

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Vin Scully

April 21, 2016
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Vin Scully announced that this was his last year of broadcasting the Dodgers’ baseball games.  The 88-year-old Scully is in his 67th season of doing the Dodger games.  He started his career with the old Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950 at the age of 20. Just a week or so ago, the Dodgers announced that...

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How Many Sports Channels Are Enough?

April 20, 2016
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How many sports channels do you watch?  I don’t know what type of TV you have, but if you have cable or satellite TV you have a myriad of sports channels to watch.  Here are some that I watch:  ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN News, ESPN 2, Fox Sports, Fox Sports 1, FSO (Ohio), NASCAR Racing,...

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Masters

April 19, 2016
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Last week another young, relatively unknown, pro-golfer put his name on the winner’s list at the Masters Tournament.  The winner was 28-year old Danny Willett of England.  This is his first Major Championship, although on the European Tour, he has been a winner the last few years.  As fate would have it, Willett would...

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Coaches Corner Finale

April 18, 2016
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Tonight will end another successful season of Coaches’ Corner.  Our program tonight features several local track programs as well as the Batesville Academic Team.  We hope you will tune in for our season finale! It has been a very enjoyable year with great cooperation from our area coaches.  I want to thank them for...

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May
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all-day Sunman Farmers Market
Sunman Farmers Market
May 29 all-day
The Sunman Park Board will be hosting the Sunman Farmers Market for the 2016 season. Every Saturday beginning May 14 til October 29. For spaces & more information contact Janice 812-65-2180Share this:TweetEmailPrint
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8:00 am Honorary Ceremony for Veterans @ Batesville Area
Honorary Ceremony for Veterans @ Batesville Area
May 30 @ 8:00 am
VFW Post 3183 American Legion Post 271 The Honor Guard and Firing Squad will honor our deceased beterans with a brief ceremony at each of six local cemetereis. Each ceremony will consist of a brief prayer, three volleys of fire and the playing of Taps. The schedule is as follows: 8:00 AM – Holy family Cemetery (Oldenburg) 8:30 AM – Saint Anthony Cemetery (Morris) 9:00 AM – Saint Mark Cemetery 9:30 AM – Saint John Cemetery (Huntersville) 10:00 AM – Saint Louis Cemetery 10:30 AM – Methodist Cemetery This will be followed by Memorial Day observance at Liberty Park at 11:00 AM, hosted by the American Legion. An open house at the American Legion will follow the ceremony at Liberty Park. The public is cordially invited to attend any or all of these ceremonies.Share this:TweetEmailPrint
10:00 am Memorial Day Service @ St. Paul United Methodist Church
Memorial Day Service @ St. Paul United Methodist Church
May 30 @ 10:00 am
St. Paul United Methodist Church is having its annual Memorial Day Service on May 30 at 10 AM. Rev. Bill Helms is the speaker. A short business meeting will follow the service. The Sunman American Legion will have a military service at the cemetery at 11 AM. Also, the United Methodist Women are service a roast beef dinner from 11 AM to 1 PM. The menu also includes mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, various salads, and homemade pies. Freewill offering. Carry-outs at $9. The church is located 3 miles South of Sunman on Highway 101. The public is invited to each or all of the events.Share this:TweetEmailPrint