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High School Track

May 29, 2014
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Even though the EIAC expanded to 8 teams this year, all the prizes went to East Central and Batesville in track.  The Batesville Boys and Girls teams finished 2nd to EC in the conference, but the two schools split the sectional titles.  The EC girls pulled out a close victory over Batesville who was...

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Indy 500 2014

May 28, 2014
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This year’s Indy 500 appeared to be on its way to a caution-free race until they reached the mid 140 lap segment.  Once the wrecks started, they came fast and furious in the last 50 laps.  The final wreck at lap 192 actually stopped the race for about 15 minutes.  With Hunter-Raey leading on...

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Bill Staley

May 27, 2014
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Few of us remember that Bill Staley of Utah State was the second overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in their inaugural NFL draft in 1968.  Bob Johnson of Tennessee was their first pick.  Johnson became a Bengal regular but Bill Staley’s career was a medical disaster.  He came to the Bengals with a...

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Memorial Day 2014

May 26, 2014
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Here we are on another Memorial Day.  It will be a day without the Indianapolis 500 and without a double header on the baseball schedule.  When I was a kid, there were several things you could be sure of on Memorial Day.  The first was that somebody in the area would have a large...

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Batesville Spring Sports

May 25, 2014
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Batesville High School’s tradition of winning athletic programs continues with spring sports.  Yesterday’s article chronicled the track program which is near and dear to my heart since I have been involved in that program over 50 years.  However, the girls tennis team, the boys golf team, and baseball team are all enjoying winning seasons....

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Athlete’s Visit

May 23, 2014
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It is always nice when a coach’s former athlete stops by for an unexpected visit.  This has happened twice in the last week for me.  While I was at track practice Pete Schmidt (now living in Mishawaka, Indiana) stopped by.  Pete was a track and cross country runner at Batesville High School in the 70′s. ...

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Game Length in Baseball

May 22, 2014
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You really have to be a true baseball fan to enjoy going to or watching a major league game these days.  This is especially true in the American League with their designated hitter.  The average length of a game in the AL is over 4 hours.  The Yankee and Boston games usually run 5...

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Professional High School Coaches

May 21, 2014
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While attending the state track meeting a few weeks ago, I learned that in two years all high school coaches will have to be licensed by the IHSAA.  One of the things that each of them will have to do is pass a course on recognizing the symptoms of a concussion.   This is already in...

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Alex Meyer

May 20, 2014
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As most of you know, Alex Meyer is a pitcher in the Minnesota Twins baseball organization.   The Greensburg High School graduate is pitching on their AAA team.  I understand that he would have been brought up to the major league team a couple weeks ago, but there is a clause in his contract that...

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NFL Draft

May 19, 2014
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I am sure that only a few people were glued to the TV earlier this month when the NFL draft was being broadcast by ESPN.  My idea of this draft is that it is just another way to make money for the networks.  If you are a true NFL fan, you pay attention to...

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