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Senioritis

April 25, 2013
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It has always bothered me when seniors play a sport for 3 years and when their final year comes up, they do not come out. The usual excuse is that “I have to get a job to earn money for college.” I could buy this excuse if there were jobs that in 2 months...

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Postponements

April 24, 2013
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As I am writing this article, the track meet scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. This is an athletic directors nightmare. This was a dual meet, so it probably will not be rescheduled. The season is too short and the open days are hard to find when two schools are involved. As a coach,...

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Watching them grow.

April 23, 2013
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I was very pleased to see that Joe Raver will take over operation at Hillenbrands at the end of the year. Joe played basketball for me in the early 1980’s. He was just a sophomore at the time, but he was an excellent member of our varsity. Joe went on to get a degree...

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Transferring Talent

April 22, 2013
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Did you ever wonder how well success in one sport can transfer to success in another sport? The powerful upper-body strength needed to be a good swimmer easily transfers into the power needed to throw shot put and discus in track. Bryce Timonera and Joey Hutchinson both have used their swimming prowess into good...

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Lisa Gausman

April 19, 2013
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Lisa Gausman is the head track coach at BHS. She took over for Leo Turchyn a few years back after coaching for several years at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. Lisa was a student at BHS when I was coaching at Batesville. You watch kids perform and some are naturals and others are...

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Lily Scholar

April 18, 2013
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When it was announced that Mike Hoeing had won the Lily Scholarship this year for Franklin County, it marked the third time in 5 years that Batesville High School had a Lily Scholar. Allen Meyers is finishing his first college degree this spring and will enter medical school this fall. Alex Dudley is finishing...

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Bus Trips

April 17, 2013
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When I saw the buses pull up recently at a track meet, it brought back some memories of infamous trips that I remember being on. I already talked about one track meet where one of my athletes decided to “moon” a deputy sheriff. There were always the winter trips with the chance of getting...

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Tax Day

April 16, 2013
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Do you have any money left today? I have never been one to put off paying my taxes. I figure I am going to have to pay it anyway, so why not do it in March and keep from having to worry about paying a penalty. It is hard to imagine how someone making...

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Baseball Cards

April 15, 2013
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I remember the first time I got a pack of baseball cards. I have no idea who the players were that appeared in that first pack of cards. It would have been in the early fifties, so I assume Big Klu might have been in there–or Hank Sauer. They were both big time sluggers...

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New EIAC

April 12, 2013
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Most of the athletic directors have spent a lot of time the past two years trying to work out all the bugs in the new EIAC alignment. One thing that has helped is the fact that a lot of the existing schools already play Connersville and Rushville in most of the 17 sports contested...

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all-day Annual 21st Crackaway Daze Festival @ Saltcreek Township Park
Annual 21st Crackaway Daze Festival @ Saltcreek Township Park
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The Annual 21st Crackaway Daze Festival will be held on September 20 – 21 at the Saltcreek Township Park in New Point, Indiana (located 8 miles east of Greensburg or 6 miles west of Batesville on Hwy 46 or south 850 just off of I-74 Exit 143. Park is on left along Hwy 46). Parade at 11:00 am on Saturday. Flea market in the park (contact Rosa at 812-593-7611 or email at rosa@etczone.com). Great food for both days (roast plus more on Saturday). Our famous fried chicken with all the trimmings on Sunday, served by the New Point Kiwanis Club. Homemade ice cream by Smyrna Church. Fun for the kids and adults (bed race, antique cars and trucks and farm equipment, kettle bean soup). Entertainment, drawings (50/50 pot), hot dog stand, snow cones and much more! Thanks to all that donate and help in any way!
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