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The Forgotten Ones

June 19, 2013
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When a married man becomes a head coach in any sport, but basketball and football in particular, that leaves his wife a widow for several months. In some cases, it becomes almost a year-round sentence. With the demands in time placed on these coaches today with off-season training and coaching it takes a real...

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Baseball Numbering

June 18, 2013
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Baseball is unique in that each position in the scorebook is a number, not letter or words. One is the pitcher, 2 is the catcher, 3 is the first baseman, 4 is the second baseman, 5 is third base, 6 is the shortstop, 7 is the left fielder, 8 is the center fielder, and...

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Score Keeping

June 17, 2013
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Have you ever been the score bookkeeper at any sporting event? All sports have unique things that only the true sport fan understands or even wants to understand. I have kept track, baseball, and basketball books. To the average Joe, you are just writing down the scores as they happen. However, what you are...

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Sport Bars

June 14, 2013
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Have you wondered when sports bars got started? They started in the late 1970’s when Dennis Hannah (pro football player) opened a Legends Bar in Los Angeles. The main feature, of course, was the addition of TVs throughout the bar. Today we have them all over the United States and even around the world....

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Cooperation

June 13, 2013
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So many schools these days have the problem of coaches who fail to share their athletes. This is not the case at Batesville. Both Eric Heppner and Aaron Garrett encourage their athletes to stay active. Both realize that athletes competing on teams are much more likely to stay in shape and do better in...

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Baseball Families

June 12, 2013
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It is too bad that we do not have the baseball traditions that once abounded in this area in the past. There have been three families that come to mind in the great tradition of the Tri-County League of years gone by. The first family was the Wissels. There were at least 5 of...

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Anderson U. Softball

June 11, 2013
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I just recently learned that two BHS alums are leading the Anderson University Ravens into the college World Series of Softball. Devon Moorman and Amy Wuestefeld are the two young ladies. They are both seniors at Anderson and have starred on the team for four years. Devon has won several pitching honors for the...

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Who Helped Who?

June 10, 2013
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I have two friends who went to Ball Sate at the same time. I will not use their names since I don’t want to embarrass them. Friend A said he did all the work to get Friend B through school. Of course, Friend B said the same about his buddy. As I said, I...

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Dusty Baker

June 8, 2013
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Dusty Baker is the current manager of the Cincinnati Reds as we all know. The 63 year-old former major leaguer is in his 20th year as a NL Manager. He spent 10 years in San Francisco where the Giants won 840 games. As you can see, this was an 84 win average per year....

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Midwest Meet of Champions

June 6, 2013
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Next week the Midwest Meet of Champions will be run in Fort Wayne. This is an all-star track meet involving the top senior athletes from Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Two years ago Chris Giesting was the top performer at this meet. The then BHS senior set the Indiana standard for the 400m dash. It...

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3:00 pm 2014 Business, Citizen & Teacher...
2014 Business, Citizen & Teacher...
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3:00 pm Aurora Farmer’s Fair @ Downtown Aurora
Aurora Farmer’s Fair @ Downtown Aurora
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The 106th Annual Aurora Farmers Fair! Wednesday, October 1-Saturday, October 4   Theme: Childhood Memories Come out for entertainment, games, food and FUN!!!  
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all-day Vogt Farm Pumpkin Festival @ 12115 N. St. Rd. 129
Vogt Farm Pumpkin Festival @ 12115 N. St. Rd. 129
Oct 2 all-day
Ripley County, Indiana       2014 Events & Festivals Sat-Sun, Sep 27-Oct 19 Horse-drawn trolley rides to pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides, corn maze, paddleboat rides, on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY.  Hours vary.  South of Batesville, 12115 N. St. Rd. 129. No adm. chg. Jerry Vogt (812) 934-4627.

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