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May

May 21, 2013
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What a pleasant feeling it is to experience one of those rare May days where the weather is perfect. With a temperature in the 70’s, the fresh smell of the new plants and trees, and the fragrance of the blooming flowers, it is as close to Eden as you can get. This is the...

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Hitting

May 20, 2013
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Why do some teams struggle so badly with runners in scoring position? One big factor is confidence. Of course, confidence comes with success, so it is one of those never-ending quandaries. How can you be successful if you have no confidence? Here is where the hitting instructor comes in if it is a major...

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Programs

May 17, 2013
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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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Goals

May 16, 2013
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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
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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
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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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3:00 pm 2014 Business, Citizen & Teacher...
2014 Business, Citizen & Teacher...
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Sep
30
Tue
all-day Vogt Farm Pumpkin Festival @ 12115 N. St. Rd. 129
Vogt Farm Pumpkin Festival @ 12115 N. St. Rd. 129
Sep 30 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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1
Wed
all-day Vogt Farm Pumpkin Festival @ 12115 N. St. Rd. 129
Vogt Farm Pumpkin Festival @ 12115 N. St. Rd. 129
Oct 1 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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