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National Leaguers

March 18, 2013
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I was reading a book loaned to me by Larry Holtel on the old-time National League baseball greats. It was a lot of good memories of that bygone era. Names that stuck out were the Traynor brothers and the Wagner brothers. They were in the league long before the Alou brothers were famous. How...

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Indiana All-Stars

March 14, 2013
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Do you know who the top boy and top girl in Indiana High School basketball are this year? I do not even have a clue! It was not too many years ago that this was a big thing in Indiana. Do you remember who last years winners were? I don’t know that answer either....

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Do You Remember?

March 12, 2013
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Do you remember your first encounter with a grandchild’s sporting event? Did you sit in the stands or stand on the field and cringe as you watched the 5-year olds attempt to play a game? If it is basketball, they probably all are in a circle trying to pick up the ball. They will...

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Bryce Timonero

March 11, 2013
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Recently Bryce Timonero placed second in two events at the state swimming meet. This was the culmination of a 4 year career that saw the personable young man swim at the state meet all four years in high school. No one can imagine how many hours Bryce has spent in the pool since he...

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Baseball as a kid

March 8, 2013
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Today kids play a lot of baseball, but I am not sure they play much other than during their particular age group leagues. Some play on all-star teams and play throughout the year, and a few play Legion ball. I can remember playing ball games every time I could round up a few players...

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Talent

March 7, 2013
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Yesterday I talked about Ace Moorman and the fact that he played with quite a group of athletes in the early 50′s at BHS. His teammates included at one time Danny Kile, Louis Dickman, Ham Werneke, Louis Enzinger, and a young man named Burst. Ace went on to play basketball at UC and shined...

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Generations

March 6, 2013
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It is to that point that I am beginning to see the 3rd generation go through Batesville High School. I followed Ace Moorman through Batesville High School, and I am very familiar with his exploits. He was excellent in football, basketball, and baseball and went on to UC to continue his career. Ace played...

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Cinder Tracks

March 5, 2013
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This time of year my mind wanders back to the days I had to get the old cinder track ready for a meet. It meant dragging the big cement roller over to the intermediate school from its storage location at the high school. The old tractor they had at that time usually would not...

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Almost Disaster

March 4, 2013
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As we get closer to spring and outdoor activities, I remember going to the track one night for practice. As was the case when the sun got brighter and the grass started growing long and green, the kids would come to practice, take off as many clothes as was legal, and lay around as...

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Uniform Malfunction

March 1, 2013
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Uniforms in sports have always been a topic of conversation. We all remember the very short basketball trunks of the past when a player like Wilt the Stilt had pants so short they almost did not cover his bottom side, and today there is the 5′ player whose trunks touch his ankles and looks...

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