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Pole Vaulting

May 14, 2013
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Recently an incident in pole vaulting was brought to my attention. Sarah Hayhurst, granddaughter of Ham and Jean Struewing of Batesville, and a junior at Memorial High School in Evansville was vaulting in the city meet. Sarah had just broken the meet record with a vault of 10’9″ and the bar was moved to...

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Vickie Vaughn

May 13, 2013
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Vickie Vaughn graduated from Lawrenceburg, Indiana, High School in 1981 and Illinois State in 1986 where she starred in basketball for both schools. At Lawrenceburg High School she has the record for career points at 1,062 while playing for Hall of Fame Coach Maurice Meyers. While at Lawrenceburg, Vickie was part of two sectional...

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Indy 500

May 10, 2013
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The Indianapolis 500 will be run in a couple of weeks, and they will still sell it as the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”. It is not even close to what it used to be. First of all, the qualifications have been cut back drastically, and there are usually only enough cars to fill the...

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Hall of Fame

May 9, 2013
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Recently at the Ripley County Hall of Fame Banquet I was able to relive many memories from the days when I was coaching basketball at Batesville. John Galle was inducted into the Hall, and I sat a the table with John’s family which included Bill Wanstrath. John is an accountant and works in Indianapolis....

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Can You Remember?

May 8, 2013
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How many of you remember going to practice in high school with your clothes and shoes in a white cloth bag or pillow case? If you were “rich”, you might have had a crude gym bag. Most kids’ practice gear included a plain white T-shirt. We did not get those fancy practice outfits you...

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Sport Psyche

May 7, 2013
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If you can figure out what goes on in the mind of a teenager, you can make a mint by writing a book about the process. Why can some kids go to the line in the last 10 seconds of a game and write beautiful music with the rippling of the nets while another...

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Why They Leave

May 6, 2013
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There has been a lot of talk recently on the mass exodus of Indiana basketball talent from the state’s high schools to out-of-state colleges. I have been quite vocal on this exodus. It really grips me that Purdue and IU get most of their star players from states other than Indiana. IU did have...

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Kentucky Derby

May 3, 2013
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This is the day before the famous Kentucky Derby is to be run. I have been a race fan for a long time, and I still enjoy going to the track several times a year. I am one who is glad Indiana does not allow TV betting or I am afraid I would be...

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Reds Injuries

May 2, 2013
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It is becoming quite obvious that the Cincinnati Reds are going to have to overcome many more injuries this year than what they did last year in order to repeat. Ryan Ludwick went down on opening day and may be lost for the season. Johnny Cueto’s pitching problems are becoming a worry. He had...

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More Equaling

May 1, 2013
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Yesterday I gave you a glimpse of what the Ohio Athletic Association is dealing with in the area of private school enrollments. A few years ago there was a movement to totally take them out of the association and have a private vs. public dual system. In other words, Moeller could not compete against...

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