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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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Glenn Crocker

March 30, 2015
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Glenn Crocker, a retired Lawrenceburg teacher and coach, was recently inducted into the Indiana High School Wrestling Hall of Fame.  Glenn has had 30+ years as a wrestling official.  The 1964 Harrison, Ohio, high school graduate spent most of his career at Lawrenceburg High School. In his 30+ years as a referee, he refereed...

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Spring Thoughts

March 27, 2015
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Today marks the end of Spring Break for most high schools in the area.  This means that spring sports will be in full swing in the next 2 weeks.  It is hard to believe that another school year is winding down so rapidly. Major league baseball is just around the corner and the NCAA Tournament...

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Wrestling Prowess

March 26, 2015
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In the 126 lb weight class at this year’s state wrestling meet, a New Palestine High School wrestler won his 3rd consecutive state title.  This young man’s name is Chad (C.J.) Red, Jr.  The young man appeared at the state wrestling final match completely donned in red.  This even included his hair.  His mom...

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IHSAA School Enrollments

March 25, 2015
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The new IHSAA school enrollment figures have been released.  The largest high school in Indiana is now Carmel with 4,830 students.  Second place goes to Ben Davis High School with 4,220 students.  Third place goes to Warren Central with 3,602 students.  The 4th largest school is also in Indianapolis with North Central coming in at...

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Carmel Girls Swimming

March 24, 2015
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Recently the Carmel Girls Swim Team won their 29th consecutive state title.  It is the longest win streak by any high school team in the nation.  The second best streak was 27 wins by a Hawaiian High School swim team.  This was also Carmel’s 6th national swim title in 7 years.  Not only do...

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Another John Wooden Story

March 23, 2015
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In 1948 the Indiana State Teachers College basketball team turned down an NAIB bid.  The reason they turned it down is because the tourney, being held in Kansas City, did not allow any black athletes to participate in the basketball games.  We now know that the Indiana State Teachers College mentioned in this story is Indiana...

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Football Strategy

March 20, 2015
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As the pro football teams get ready for their draft this spring, the big need this year seems to be for defensive players who can rush the passer.  Most of you know, the Bengals were woeful on quarterback sacks last year.  The new kid on the block seems to be a double A gap...

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Tiger Woods

March 19, 2015
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It seems that Tiger Woods’ name will appear in the news even when he is not playing.  There is a current roomer (I stress, a rumor) circulating that suggests he is not playing because the PGA has imposed a penalty on Tiger for the possible use of some banned substance to help in his...

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