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Are They Crazy?

March 4, 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed the recent Winter Olympic Games.  I am still amazed at what some people will endure in the name of a sport that affords them the chance of winning an Olympic medal.  Sliding down an ice covered track at 80 mph on a glorified hubcap (luge) is one of those events.  I...

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Athletic Code

March 3, 2014
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Every high school today must have an athletic code in writing or they will be open to all kinds of court proceedings.  The olden days of the principal handling each case as he sees it cannot stand up in court today.  Most schools will upgrade their codes on a regular basis to keep up...

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Clawson for Congress

February 28, 2014
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Recently I learned that Curt Clawson is running for a congressional seat in Florida vacated by a congressman who was forced to resign.  Curt has always had a flare for doing things in a dramatic way.  His entry into this race is no exception as witnessed by his Super Bowl add to announce his...

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Mark Ferguson Retirement

February 27, 2014
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At the end of this current school year, Mark Ferguson will retire as the Batesville Athletic Director.  Mark has been the A.D. at Batesville for the passed 21 years.  During this time, not only has the number of the student body increased, but so has the number who participate in one or more sport...

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Women and the Hall of Fame

February 26, 2014
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The Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame needs the names of young ladies who have played or coached basketball in the county.  To be eligible they must have graduated from high school at least 25 years ago.  There has to be a good number of these candidates out there, so we need the public’s...

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Re-districting

February 25, 2014
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The IHSAA has a committee in place that is considering a re-districting of several state tournaments.  The major one on this list is basketball.  Consider what East Central’s girls basketball team had to face in their first sectional game.  They were required to make a trip from St. Leon to Bloomington on a Tuesday night...

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State Tournament Formats

February 24, 2014
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Have you noticed how different the state tournament format is in Indiana for different sports?  Several of the sports have the traditional 4-week format.  This includes basketball and football, of course.  Then there is the group that have a 3-week tournament series.  This group is headed up by track.  The most unfair system, I...

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Basketball Goodbyes, Part 2

February 21, 2014
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When the season ends for the Batesville Bulldog boys basketball team, we will say goodbye to 6 seniors.  Three of the seniors have been starters for the varsity this year.  They are Nathan Longstreth, Wes McKinney, and Kassidy Kase.  All 3 of these young men have been a big part of Coach Garrett’s 100+...

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Basketball Goodbyes

February 20, 2014
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When the tournament ends for the Batesville Lady Bulldogs, they will say goodbye to 5 senior players.  Bailey Baumer, Chelsey Paul, Brooke Rohlfing, Madison Oesterling, and Rebecca Roell.  Not only were these 5 girls instrumental in the basketball program for the past 4 years, but they were also big parts of several other sports.  Bailey...

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Medal for Nick Goepper

February 19, 2014
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Even though Nick did not win the gold medal that everyone in this area hoped he would, he did carry the American banner proudly.  The two athletes ahead of him were both Americans as well, and it will probably be the only event where this will happen.  For a 19-year old in his first...

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Fri-Sun, May 22-24      Fun for the whole family with rides, games and tasty treats on the Batesville Village Green starting at 5 PM.  No adm. chg. Jim Hortemiller (812) 934-5267  OR   Dennis Harmeyer, (812) 934-3616. Cost if for ‘Ride bracelet’. Rides-Games – FOOD – Fun! Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Programs for local Children & Senior Citizens. Friday 5:00-11:00  ($15) Saturday 12:00 – 5:00  ($10)  &  5:00 – 11:00  ($15) Sunday 1:00 – 6:00  ($12)
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Next drawing is April 17 Drawing Brookville Tire Mart: 2 Reds Tickets.  The grand prizes at the June 27th drawing will be $2500, $500 (3), $200 (5), $100 (10) and $50 (20). Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The winning monthly ticket goes back in the jar for future drawings and the grand prizes. Purchase tickets at local businesses in Brookville. Direct any questions to Tara Keys. Canoefest is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization striving to bring appreciation to the sport of canoeing and kayaking as well as knowledge of the sport.

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