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Fair or Not?

April 14, 2014
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You have heard a lot of discussion on whether Greensburg will have to move up to 4A in basketball next year.  According to the latest information I have, they will not!  I will try to explain their situation in the simplest terms I can. Greensburg did win back to back state titles, but according...

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2013 Top Attendance

April 11, 2014
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Yesterday we talked about the top pro franchises in the world.  Today I will show those sports with the top attendance figures.  Heading the list is MLB.  There were 2,426 baseball games with an average attendance of 30, 504 which tops out at 74,000,000 paid fans.  Second in this list is another baseball group–the...

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Pro Franchises

April 10, 2014
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I decided to look up the top professional franchises in the world.  I was not surprised when the number 1 franchise was listed as the New York Yankees.  They have had 27 World Series Championships.  No one else in baseball is even close.  The second most popular franchise won’t surprise soccer fans.  It is...

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Track Aids

April 9, 2014
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It used to be that the only thing a kid had to improve his track performance was a starting block.  On the old cinder tracks they were heavy metal devices with spikes that stuck into the cinders.   Today these starting blocks are aluminum with very tiny spikes and the block is easy to adjusted to each...

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Remembering Roy!!

April 8, 2014
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As a follow up to yesterday’s article on Larry Sintz who is being inducted into the Indiana Refereeing Hall of Fame, memories of a fellow Hall of Famer came to mind.  I am speaking of Roy Gardner of Batesville who was inducted many years ago for his outstanding career in refereeing.  Before Roy’s untimely...

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Larry Sintz

April 7, 2014
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I just received word that Larry Sintz of Brookville will be inducted into the Indiana Refereeing Hall of Fame this summer.  Larry has been a referee for most of his adult life.  His tourney resume for both boys and girls numbers over 100 tourney games officiated.  Larry was one of those referees who was...

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Pickle Ball

April 4, 2014
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A new racket sport is beginning to catch on all over the United States.  It is called Pickle Ball.  You can play it with either two or four players.  Most pickle ball players use solid wood paddles and a perforated ball.  The strategy of the game is to hit the ball over a net. ...

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Pat O’Neill

April 3, 2014
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You have heard me mention Pat O’Neill a couple of times in past articles.  Pat was a legendary football coach  from the late 40’s to the 60’s at Lawrenceburg High School.  He also coached baseball, but that is another story all in itself.  I have touched upon that several times in the past.  This...

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Call-In Shows

April 2, 2014
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As I am sitting here watching the snow come down writing this article, I am thinking–What if this is happening the day this article appears on the Website?  If it does, Marty Brenneman and his side kick for that day will have to bring out their “banana phone” to field questions while the snow/rain delay goes...

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Kentucky Derby

April 1, 2014
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For those of you who only get excited about one horse race a year, your time is quickly approaching.  The start of the summer racing program always kicks off with the Kentucky Derby.  This race is not only a great show for the young crop of racing horses, but it is also a major...

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Indiana Blood Center Blood Drive @ Ripley County Fairgrounds
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