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Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014
Hope springs eternal once again
Posted Monday, March 31, at 6:30 PM
Well, it's time to let hope spring eternal once more. Yup, it's spring and this week is the official start to spring sports. I know, I know the high school basketball season just came to an end and the NCAA Final Four is looming over the next weekend...

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Many thanks to many good folks
Posted Thursday, March 27, at 1:11 PM

I want to take this time and this forum to step away from the usual banter and fodder about sports or the effects they may have on someone. Instead I would like to extend some thanks to many people, most of whom have never met or have never talked to me...

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Edmondson guiding Eels to semistate
Posted Friday, March 21, at 9:59 AM

Many times in this business you get a chance to meet someone who makes an impression on you. Wow, that's really deep you say. In the case of Clay City boys basketball coach Vance Edmondson, it's not an exaggeration. Vance and I go back to my days working in Sullivan when he was the Golden Arrows baseball coach...

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Here's the scoop on the latest round
Posted Thursday, February 27, at 2:59 PM

Before I begin my annual overview of the boys state basketball tournament, I'd like to add my thanks to a couple of people who have helped me along since I joined the sports writer arena here in Greene and surrounding counties. As we bid farewell to the Union Bulldogs there are four people who have been a big help to me and all I consider to be friends...

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It's almost girls hoops time, here's the numbers
Posted Tuesday, February 4, at 3:14 PM

Well, it's almost time again for the Indiana High School Athletic Association to crown a girls basketball state champion. This year's field includes a record 402 schools and 5,480 student-athletes. It's the first time in what is now the 39-year history of the girls big dance...

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The world's game comes to Greene County, at last
Posted Friday, January 10, at 11:17 AM

For those of those of you who may not be aware, there's a new game in town -- well, in Switz City at least. Thanks to the efforts of Matt Settles, among others, the White River Valley Wolverines have added soccer to the athletic program. While many of you will balk at this inclusion of the world's most popular sport, just bare with those of us who enjoy the "beautiful game" and think it's a great sport...

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State titles are rare enough, but unbeaten...
Posted Wednesday, January 8, at 1:46 PM

In the history of high school boys basketball there have always been two standards -- unbeaten and state champions -- and both often cross the same plane. Finishing the regular season with an unblemished mark is truly an amazing feat and over the past few years it's been a really difficult chore...

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Well, another year's upon us
Posted Tuesday, January 7, at 2:59 PM

Like the headline says, another year is upon us. Another chance for our student-athletes to shine in the Greene County Invitational, the middle and closing stages of the winter sports season and finally the postseason. As we open the door on 2014 and shutter and seal the memories of 2013 behind us, I thought it would be appropriate to gaze into the crystal ball that all sports writers possess. ...

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Doesn't anyone even listen to themselves
Posted Monday, December 16, at 4:26 PM

It's not like I haven't addressed this issue before, but I feel the need to speak my peace once again. My job affords me the chance to meet many people -- it also affords me the chance to listen to those same people that I meet. While for the most part, it is at the very least a pleasant experience, there are also times those same situations border on sad or even embarrassing...

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Three is a magic number...sort of
Posted Wednesday, November 20, at 4:19 PM

Class A No. 1 Linton-Stockton hopes to reverse their fortunes in semistate football games and in doing so, the number three has seemed to mysteriously play some kind of part. This will mark the third consecutive year the Miners have earned a trip to the semistate and the eighth time overall...

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Long road ahead for Stamm
Posted Tuesday, November 5, at 8:48 AM

At the 10 minute and 32 second mark of the fourth quarter in the Linton-Stockton Miners' 28-24 sectional semifinal win over visiting Tecumseh, a collective deep breath could almost literally be heard Friday night at Roy Williams Field. That's when senior speedster -- and state finalist in the hurdles -- Grant Stamm was covering a punt...

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It's football sectional time once again in Indiana
Posted Wednesday, October 23, at 5:10 PM

It's football sectional time and you know what that means, yup it's time again for me to sift and sort my through the facts and figures for all you high school football fans to churn and digest as you await Friday's opening round of the sectionals. This year begins a new era in Indiana high school football with the berth of a new class as the 32 largest schools are moved to Class 6A...

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Here's the numbers for volleyball
Posted Wednesday, October 23, at 12:17 PM

As the sun sets on the volleyball regular season and the birth of the postseason looms on the horizon, it's time for your truly to delve into the odds and ends, facts and figures and general information on this year's IHSAA Volleyball Championship Tournament...

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Buckle your seat belts, this could be a dandy
Posted Tuesday, October 8, at 5:27 PM

One of the most anticipated meetings in high school football in recent memory is finally going to occur this week. For the majority of the last three or four years the Linton-Stockton Miners and Sheridan Blackhawks have been at or near the top of all of the Class A football polls...

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Miners baseball inducts two into hall
Posted Monday, September 30, at 6:00 PM

Two former Linton-Stockton Miners were inducted into the school's baseball hall of fame during ceremonies that took place Saturday at the F.O.P. Field in Linton. Receiving the honor from former Linton-Stockton head coach Bart Berns were Dane Perigo and Eric Goggins...

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Everybody's got one, so why not me
Posted Thursday, September 26, at 5:28 PM

It seems like everywhere I look, listen or read someone's telling everyone about their bucket list -- you know that list of things you'd like to get accomplished before you pass on to the afterlife -- so I guess I will offer mine in this public forum...

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Difference is good, indifference is better
Posted Thursday, September 19, at 4:39 PM

I want each of you to sit back as you read this and think deep and long if you've ever been guilty of what I am about to speak. There are many sayings that come to mind when you talk about sports. Most of which are generally relevant, but one that doesn't always come to mind in a sports conversation seems to fit best here...

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The journey has just begun
Posted Tuesday, September 10, at 5:18 PM

Well, it's that time of the year when I use my forum to air my troubles to anyone with a pair of eyes and a desire to be informed. It's that time of the year when I put as many miles on my car in a matter of three days as I do during most of the rest of the football season...

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WRV junior high doing its part
Posted Wednesday, September 4, at 6:07 PM

The White River Valley Junior High School cross country teams are doing its part help in the revamping and rebuilding of the cross country program at the high school level. According to WRV-Lyons athletic director Claire Records, who also doubles as junior high cross country coach, the program has 29 runners participating this year...

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WRV is quietly making a comeback thanks to Davis
Posted Thursday, August 29, at 8:38 PM

SWITZ CITY -- Andy Davis is doing something at White River Valley High School that I'm sure a lot of folks might have though would never happen. He's using all of his knowledge and resources to help reestablish the track and cross country program at WRV...

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