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Labor Day

September 5, 2016 Coach Raver

Today is Labor Day!  I have a hard time saying Happy Labor Day, because it means the end of summer. Don’t let me spoil your day.  Go out and enjoy yourself at a family outing, […]

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Do you favor a “Mercy Rule”?

September 2, 2016 Coach Raver

As I was reading an article in the Indy Star, the idea of putting in a Mercy Rule in Indiana football is being discussed.    What do you think? The IHSAA would favor it, but […]

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Jonathan Papelbon

September 1, 2016 Coach Raver

Jonathon Papelbon is a closer with the Washington Nationals.  At the time I wrote this article he had not yet been traded.  Most teams who are in the pennant race would like to have his […]

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Power Sectional

August 31, 2016 Coach Raver

How would you like to be in the 6A sectional 5 in football?  This sectional includes Brownsburg, Avon, Ben Davis, and Pike.  Avon is a perennial state finalist, but they did lose their Division 1 […]

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Lightning in High School Sports

August 30, 2016 Coach Raver

If you tried to listen to the Batesville/Milan football game last Friday night, you know it was interrupted by lightning.  I know the Indiana rule, and I believe it has become basically a national rule. […]

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Batesville Track

August 29, 2016 Coach Raver

At our first football game, I was amazed to see how much the track has continued to deteriorate.  The rubber has gotten so thin on most of the track that some of the lines are […]

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Class Sports Strike Again

August 26, 2016 Coach Raver

This is not a blog on why we should have a one-system basketball tournament.  It is another story about what the results of that IHSAA decision caused.  As you have read on my blogs before, […]

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Football Vacations

August 25, 2016 Coach Raver

Do you want to go to Australia?  If you are an alumnus from the University of California or the University of Hawaii or just a fan of these schools, you have the perfect opportunity.  They […]

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Kickoffs

August 24, 2016 Coach Raver

According to an article in the Indianapolis Star, football is moving to reduce injuries caused by the violent collisions that occur in football kickoffs.  The Pop Warner League has already eliminated kickoffs. This is the […]

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

August 23, 2016 Coach Raver

As the 2016 Olympics came to an end, I wanted to focus on some good things, some bad things, and one ugly incident.  There were many super performances by the world’s greatest athletes.  I have […]

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