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Sport Sounds

April 29, 2015
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All of us are familiar with the “swish” of the nets on a perfect 3-point shot or free throw.  Baseball announcers keep talking about the perfect sound of a baseball hitting a wooden bat.  If you go to any baseball game other than the pros, you are very familiar with the “clink” of the...

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Big Ten Next Year

April 28, 2015
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What does Bo Ryan have left on the Wisconsin team for next year?  Player of the Year, Frank Kaminsky, and Sam Dekker will both be pros.  Wisconsin also loses Josh Gasser, Traevon Jackson, and Duje Dukan who were all seniors.  That will leave the Badgers with Koenic and Hayes from this year’s team. Several other...

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Year-End Games

April 27, 2015
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If you notice that as the NBA and NHL seasons were coming to an end, the teams who already made the playoffs rested their starters.  The problem I have with this is the teams they were playing were in the race for the final playoff spots.  This gives an unfair advantage to certain teams...

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High School Basketball Hall of Fame Classic

April 24, 2015
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Next year’s Basketball Hall of Fame Classic has been set.  On December 29 at New Castle High School in the girls’ portion of the tourney Noblesville will play Benton Central and Lebanon will play Princeton. On December 30 the boys’ portion of this tourney will take place.  It will match Lawrence Central against Lafayette...

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Lynna Irby

April 23, 2015
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Lynna Irby is a sophomore at Pike High School in Indianapolis.  Last year this young lady was a triple state track champion.  She won the 100 meters in 11.1 seconds, the 200 meters in 24.07 seconds, and the 400 meter in 54.38 seconds.  She is also a 2-time indoor 60-meter champion.  Lynna is only...

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What Are We Developing?

April 22, 2015
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just In a recent conversation the word “commitment” came up.  The person I was talking to was worried that our young people today don’t seem to be as interested in putting their whole mind and body into what they are doing.  This particular individual was more interested in the sports end of this conversation...

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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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