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Reggie Wayne #87

May 25, 2015
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Most of you know that Reggie Wayne was recently released by the Indianapolis Colts.  He has been a Colt for 14 years and a very good one.  After his release, he had nothing but praise for the Colts organization.  Wayne has been a class act during his career with the Colts and remains so...

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The Art of Drafting Baseball Players

May 20, 2015
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It is not hard for any pro baseball scout to judge talent.  If you are a pitcher, they use a radar gun to see how hard you throw.  If you are a position player, they check how you handle the bat and what type of power you have.  The key to drafting players who...

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Indiana’s Connection in the NBA Playoffs

May 19, 2015
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Below is a list of individuals with Indiana connections whose teams are in this year’s NBA playoffs.  Brad Stevens, a former Butler coach, now coaches the Boston Celtics; Jeff Teague, a Pike High School graduate, is with the Atlanta Hawks; Sheldon Mack of Butler University is also with Atlanta. Other pros include Zach Rudolf of...

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Drug Testing in High Schools

May 18, 2015
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Batesville High School is debating whether to do random drug testing of their high school students.  Three states have random drug testing now. In these 3 states 1 out of 600 showed positive results for drugs. If you decide to do this, what drugs would be considered illegal?  Who would make this decision?  Would an...

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Wrigley Field

May 15, 2015
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Even a place as hallowed as Wrigley Field has to change to keep up with the times.  If you saw the field on TV this year, you know there is a huge message board in left field.  It took the Cubs organization at least 2 years to get this approved over the objections of...

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Best Players in the Class of 2017

May 14, 2015
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A recent article in the Indianapolis Star listed the most sought-after high school basketball players graduating in 2017.  They include Paul Scroggs of Southport.  He played against Batesville in the Hall of Fame classic this year. The next 5 include Jalen Adaway of Pendleton Heights, Cobe Webster of Park Tudor, Ra Kepdl of Lawrence...

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The Indianapolis 500

May 13, 2015
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“When I was a kid, every single day during May you heard something about the Indianapolis 500 no matter where you lived in Indiana.  This year I guess they are having a 500 on May 24, but you wouldn’t know it unless you lived in Indianapolis.  I have seen no hype anywhere–exception is the...

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NBA Coach of the Year

May 12, 2015
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It is interesting to see what happens to coaches in the NBA who have won the Coach of the Year Award.  Mike Budenholzer of the Atlanta Hawks won the title this year.  The question is “how long will he remain the coach of the Hawks”?  I have 3 examples of what happened to some...

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Too Long?

May 8, 2015
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Recently the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs ball game was delayed by rain for 4 hours and 13 minutes.  Can you imagine sitting in rain and cold for that long, and the Reds’ management keeping you in suspense as to when they might attempt to play the game?  I know they had a huge crowd...

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Brian Hahn

May 7, 2015
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Brian Hahn recently resigned as the boys’ basketball coach at Pendleton Heights.  Although he has been quite successful in his 9 years as Pendleton Heights head coach, he wants to start a basketball academy in the Indianapolis area. According to several media reports Hahn believes that there is a need to teach basketball skills...

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11:00 am “Silly Safaris” (Batesville Memo... @ Batesville Memorial Public Library
“Silly Safaris” (Batesville Memo... @ Batesville Memorial Public Library
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am
As part of their 2015 Summer Reading Program, the Batesville Memorial Public Library will be hosting “Silly Safaris” on Tuesday, July 7 at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm (participants can choose either time). Starring Coyote Chris, this event will teach young readers about animal super heroes and the amazing things they do!
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1:00 pm Card Party @ St. Anthony's Foremen Hall
Card Party @ St. Anthony's Foremen Hall
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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9:00 pm Free Movie Night in the Park @ Liberty Park
Free Movie Night in the Park @ Liberty Park
Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm
“The Wizard of Oz” will be shown at Liberty Park in Batesville on Wednesday, July 8 starting at 9:00 pm. Movie and refreshments will be provided by the Gibson Theatre. Bring your own cooler and chairs.

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