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Three Generations in the Hall of Fame

April 21, 2015
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The Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame Banquet occurred on April 11 at JCD Elementary School.  I think this marked the first time that the third generation in a family became a member of the Hall of Fame.  Ed Westmeyer, a South Ripley graduate, was one of this year’s class.  His grandfather, Irvin Freudenstein, was...

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Why Major Leaguers Don’t Hit Better

April 17, 2015
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Last year there were 692 pitchers used in major league baseball.  Since there are 30 teams in the majors, this averages out to be over 20 pitchers per team.  Just 5 years ago only 557 pitchers were used.  Not only are so many pitchers used but 61 of those pitchers had a fast ball that...

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U Conn Women’s Basketball

April 16, 2015
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This past week the University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Team under the direction of Geno Auriemma won their 10th national championship.  This ties him with John Wooden, UCLA, and Phil Jackson, LA Lakers, for national championships.  This was their 3rd straight national championship, and their team has 4 starters back for next year.  Don’t...

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Sarah Thomas

April 15, 2015
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Sarah Thomas was hired as the first female NFL ref this month.  She feels like she will not be taken seriously if she appears in her referee uniform looking like a girl.  So, she tucks her ponytail inside her hat to help blend in with the other officials.  She breaks a 95-year men’s only...

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Kevin Gregg

April 14, 2015
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Kevin Gregg is a relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds.  He was signed as a free agent before Spring Training.  Gregg did not pitch last year because of arm problems.  Before that, he saved 33 games for the Chicago Cubs.  The Cincinnati Reds plan for him to be their 8th inning pitcher to get...

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Alonzo Gee

April 13, 2015
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Have you heard of the saga of Alonzo Gee, a National Basketball Association player.  As I write this article, he is a member of the Trail Blazers.  Believe it or not, since the end of 2012 he has been around the world as far as the NBA is concerned.  Here is his saga. In the...

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Framing Artist

April 10, 2015
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A framing artist in this article has nothing to do with picture framing.  It is a talent used by major league catchers to steal strikes for their pitcher when a pitch is just out of the strike zone.  Believe it or not, MLB keeps this statistic among all the other (useless) facts they record....

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Men’s Final Four

April 9, 2015
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This year’s Final Four met almost all the expectations that experts predicted it would.  The one noticeable flaw in all of their predictions was that Kentucky did not play in the final game.  The tournament itself gave us one terrific game (Wisconsin vs. Kentucky), one very good game (Duke vs. Wisconsin), and one less...

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Dean Smith vs. Marvin Wood

April 9, 2015
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My good friend, Glen Butte, shared with me a Sports Illustrated article on Dean Smith and his famous 4-corners offense.  Evidently, Marcus Paige was a point guard for Dean Smith and he ran the 4 corners that was born in a 1962 practice session of the North Carolina Tar Heels.  They used it for...

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Are High School Sports Worth It?

April 7, 2015
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Recently I had a conversation with someone who wondered if all the time spent in sports by our current high school students is really worth it.  As soon as school is out this spring, their summer workouts will begin.  The only week that is truly a summer vacation is one week in July designated...

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