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Battery on an Official

March 18, 2015
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There is a senate bill pending in the Indiana General Assembly that would increase the penalty for any person attacking an IHSAA official during a high school ball game.  The senate bill was introduced by Lonnie Rudolph, a democrat from East Chicago.  At the present time, an attack is classified as a B misdemeanor...

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Coaching Thoughts

March 17, 2015
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What a roller coaster ride coaches go through in a season.  The highs after a close win are always matched by the lows when you lose one you should have won.  Add to this the second guessing that always goes with any high-profile high school or college job.  Those fans in the stands always...

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Batesville’s Wes McKinney

March 16, 2015
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Wes McKinney, a 2014 graduate of Batesville High School, is now a freshman at Hanover College.  He was recently named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year.  McKinney, a forward on the Hanover basketball team, ranked 3rd on the Panthers team in scoring during conference play, averaging 10.9 points per game and...

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Indiana College Track

March 13, 2015
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Have you seen the time turned in by Notre Dame’s Chris Giesting in the 600 meter dash?  His time of 1.16.7 was the 6th fastest time ever run by a collegian.  It was the 10th fastest by all runners, including the pros.  Addrius Washington (Warren Central High School) of Indiana State ran the 8th...

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Nutty Uniforms and Athletic Facilities

March 12, 2015
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I am sure you have seen the neon green uniforms that Oregon used in football.  I am not sure if they are the worst or if the multi-colored worn by Maryland football players take the prize.  Compare these two to Penn State’s one-color no frills uniforms, and you really have a contrast. Oregon also has...

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Poor Pro Game Officiating

March 11, 2015
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Even though pro football is over for another year, the debate continues on why officiating seems to be getting worse rather than better.  Even with all the replays that we now have, there are still many calls that either are not subject to replay. Even with a replay, most fans still believe the refs get the calls...

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Fantasy Sports Betting

March 10, 2015
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Sports fans will find any way to bet on games.  Despite the fact most states have laws in place to keep people from betting online on sporting events, the 2006 Unlawful Internet Game Act put in an exception for Fantasy Leagues.  No one really knows why this form of betting was allowed.  The Act’s main goal was...

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Boys Sectional

March 9, 2015
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Congratulations to our area teams who won IHSAA sectional titles this past Saturday.  In 1A Jac-Cen-Del was an easy winner over Rising Sun.  Their tough battle came on Friday night when they came from behind to defeat Oldenburg Academy.  In 2A South Ripley defeated fellow ORVC rival Switzerland County by 4 points to win...

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Rushing the Floor

March 6, 2015
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A lot has been made of the fans rushing the floor after Kansas State upset Kansas at a recent basketball game.  The mob-like scene on the floor almost crushed an older gentlemen who fell to the floor, and it is reported that some over enthusiastic fans tried to assault a Kansas ball player caught...

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7-Year Old Basketball

March 5, 2015
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On a recent trip to Iowa, I was able to watch my granddaughter play a basketball game at their local Y.  It is quite a scene to see first and second graders attempt to play a real game of basketball.  First of all, it is very unusual to have boys and girls playing on...

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all-day Bacon, Blues, and Brews Festival @ Walhill Farm
Bacon, Blues, and Brews Festival @ Walhill Farm
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 RAA Free Outdoor Stage 6:30pm – 7:45pm: My Old Man’s Band 8:15pm – 10pm: Automation SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 RAA Free Outdoor Stage 11:30am – 1pm: Carson Diersing 1:30pm – 3pm: Andrew Hibbard 3:30pm – 5pm: Blue Moon 5:30pm – 7pm: Parker Millsap The Barn (doors open 6:30pm) 7:30pm – 9pm: The Defibulators 9:30pm – 11pm: Ben Miller Band Curfew: Midnight SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 RAA Free Outdoor Stage 10:30am – noon: Open mic 12:30pm – 2pm: Michael Kelsey The Restaurant at Walhill Farm will be serving their regular Sunday menu from 10am – 2pm. FREE FINE ART DISPLAYS Friday: 4 pm – closing • Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm • Sunday: 10:30 am – 2 pm INTERACTIVE ARTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Patrick Durkin presents Matisse-a Pizza: August 26/27/28 Matisse-a Pizza is an all-inclusive, exhilarating art concept, based on Henri Matisse’s paper cutouts. Patrick’s artful embrace of this technique and his easy-to-follow instructions are a radically simple way to empower people and celebrate their innate creativity. Following appointments during the week in Batesville area schools, Patrick’s booth will be open for demonstrations at Bacon Blues & Brew during regular festival hours, where he will sell his kits and hold demonstrations. patrickleedurkin.com Gyotaku: August[...]
8:00 am On Eagle’s Wings 5k @ St. Mary's School, Greensburg
On Eagle’s Wings 5k @ St. Mary's School, Greensburg
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am
On Eagle's Wings 5k @ St. Mary's School, Greensburg
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St. Mary’s Festival @ St. Mary's School, Greensburg
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am
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