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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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Did You Know?

May 6, 2015
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A recent Indianapolis Star article listed past runner-ups to Mr. Basketball in Indiana.  In 1997 Batesville’s Michael Menser was the runner-up to Luke Recker of DeKalb hHgh School.  Recker went on to play at 3 different universities including Iowa.  Michael Menser starred at Indiana State.  Menser led the Sycamores to 2 NCAA appearances. Michael coached...

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It is finally May!

May 5, 2015
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Believe it or not, we have finally left the rain and cold of April.  Let’s hope that the month of May is much kinder to not only the sports world but to all outdoor activities in our area.  We are now at the time of the year when the spring sports at our area...

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Upcoming Events

Aug
4
Tue
10:00 am Oldenburg Academy Huge Book Sale @ OA gymnasium
Oldenburg Academy Huge Book Sale @ OA gymnasium
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oldenburg Academy is having a huge book sale. A bag of books (as many as you can fit) for $1. All types of books are available, including some vintage hardback books from long ago. Dates:  Tuesday 8/4 and Wednesday 8/5. Times: 10 am- 4 pm both days Where:  OA gymnasium
6:00 pm Stayin’ Alive National Night Out @ Cedar Grove Fire Department
Stayin’ Alive National Night Out @ Cedar Grove Fire Department
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stayin’ Alive and Franklin County Law Enforcement Agencies invite you to participate in the 32nd Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. There will be a free cookout that begins at 6:00 p.m. and will continue until 8:00 p.m. at the Cedar Grove Fire Department. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live.  Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, and cookouts. Sheriff’s Deputies will be grilling hamburgers and visiting with the public. We look forward to hosting this event.”  For more information, please visit www.natw.org or www.stayinalive24.org.
Aug
5
Wed
10:00 am Oldenburg Academy Huge Book Sale @ OA gymnasium
Oldenburg Academy Huge Book Sale @ OA gymnasium
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oldenburg Academy is having a huge book sale. A bag of books (as many as you can fit) for $1. All types of books are available, including some vintage hardback books from long ago. Dates:  Tuesday 8/4 and Wednesday 8/5. Times: 10 am- 4 pm both days Where:  OA gymnasium

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