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Alonzo Gee

April 13, 2015
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Have you heard of the saga of Alonzo Gee, a National Basketball Association player.  As I write this article, he is a member of the Trail Blazers.  Believe it or not, since the end of 2012 he has been around the world as far as the NBA is concerned.  Here is his saga. In the...

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Framing Artist

April 10, 2015
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A framing artist in this article has nothing to do with picture framing.  It is a talent used by major league catchers to steal strikes for their pitcher when a pitch is just out of the strike zone.  Believe it or not, MLB keeps this statistic among all the other (useless) facts they record....

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Men’s Final Four

April 9, 2015
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This year’s Final Four met almost all the expectations that experts predicted it would.  The one noticeable flaw in all of their predictions was that Kentucky did not play in the final game.  The tournament itself gave us one terrific game (Wisconsin vs. Kentucky), one very good game (Duke vs. Wisconsin), and one less...

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Dean Smith vs. Marvin Wood

April 9, 2015
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My good friend, Glen Butte, shared with me a Sports Illustrated article on Dean Smith and his famous 4-corners offense.  Evidently, Marcus Paige was a point guard for Dean Smith and he ran the 4 corners that was born in a 1962 practice session of the North Carolina Tar Heels.  They used it for...

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Are High School Sports Worth It?

April 7, 2015
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Recently I had a conversation with someone who wondered if all the time spent in sports by our current high school students is really worth it.  As soon as school is out this spring, their summer workouts will begin.  The only week that is truly a summer vacation is one week in July designated...

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Gary Thompson

April 6, 2015
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I would guess only the old timers that read this blog remember this name.  Gary Thompson grew up in Roland, Iowa, a town the size of Oldenburg.  This name came to mind when Sally and I drove through Roland on our last trip to visit our daughter’s family. Roland is very close to where...

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Back to Basics

April 3, 2015
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Andrea Westerfeld of Oldenburg sent out an article about a new high school principal who decided to go “old school”.  His talk to the students on the first day was about the fact that all the students are Americans.  Even though they were all from different ethnic backgrounds, they were now Americans.  They would speak English,...

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Ultra-Sportsmanship

April 2, 2015
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Several years ago, Ben Davis High School played Washington High School in one of the Indianapolis regional games.  Ben Davis was 26-1 at the time, and Washington was 24-1.  From these two teams 7 ball players would play college basketball.  Ben Davis won the game on a 22-foot buzzer beater. Damon Frierson of Ben...

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School Brawls

April 1, 2015
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A press release by Bobby Cox, IHSAA Commissioner, spoke about recent fights that have taken place in middle school and high school basketball games.  Griffith High School and Hammond High School boys’ basketball teams were both suspended for a fight that took place in their basketball game.  Neither team was allowed to participate in...

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George Taliaferro’s Life

March 31, 2015
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George Taliaferro was the first black athlete drafted by the NFL.  He was an All-American running back at Indiana University.  While he was at IU in the 1940’s, he decided it was time to end the segregation that was present in a Bloomington movie theater.  He quietly paid his admission, went to the balcony,...

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