May 17, 2013

We all know about the records of those well-known universities like Alabama football or Florida State baseball. They get all the national headlines. How about the small Wabash College Track and Field Program? It was run by legendary coach, Rob Johnson, for many years and he has the record for wins by any coach...

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May 16, 2013

Not everyone who ever runs track will be a sectional champion. Very few even become conference champions, so what keeps them going? What are their goals? I am sure all of them start out dreaming of those big wins, but reality sets in so they have to reset their goals. The good coaches need...

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Sectional Switching

May 15, 2013

I don’t know if you are aware that the IHSAA has rearranged sectionals in most sports for the 2013-14 school year. Locally, one of the differences is the basketball sectional at Greensburg. Batesville will now be in a sectional that is the repeat of their conference with Madison being moved. The other 5 schools...

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Pole Vaulting

May 14, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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