Starfires' state points no accident
We were reminded exactly how tough it is to score at the IHSAA State Wrestling finals last Friday when four of the six county competitors were defeated in the opening round. The fact that South Adams adanced its two entries is a testimony to how far Eric Myers has brought that program.
Congratulations go to Sawyer Miller for gaining a second top-four place in the first two years of his prep career with his third at 113 pounds, and to Lane Moser for his placement at 120 pounds.
By DYLAN MALONE
I was doing just fine when LeBron James tweeted that Jordan was the greatest of all time. I even understood when ESPN felt compelled to compare his Airness with LeBron and Kobe Bryant.
It was when LeBron said that championship rings did not necessarily make a player the greatest of all-time. He illustrated that Bill Russell was not the greatest of all-time and he had the most rings (11 championships in 13 years, all with the Celtics).
I have a real problem with that line of thinking.
By BOB SHRALUKA
School officials in Terre Haute are moving ahead with plans to put police officers with arrest powers in 12 schools at a cost of $353,000, with the Vigo County School Corp. to pay half of that amount.
How great a desire there is for something of that nature in Decatur is unknown, but one thing is sure, it would cost a bundle. A much-bigger problem is manpower (or womanpower).
By MARK TURNER
As a fan of James Patterson’s novels involving Alex Cross I was anxious to see how the new version held up. Both pervious films starring Morgan Freeman were good but his depiction of Cross was far from what the books involved, most noticeably his age. When I heard Tyler Perry was chosen for the role my only hope was that he wouldn’t do it in drag. So does the new version hold up? Quite well actually.
By BOB SHRALUKA
Suggestions about what to do with that huge, now-ugly wall left facing us from the now-empty lot at Second and Monroe streets have mainly ranged from a green space to a parking lot.
But how about this one? Advertising! Like A.J. Kalver did with the former drive-in screen southeast of town. One need only look just across the street to the north to see how something nice looking can be placed on the side of a building.
Webcasting Bellmont sports
Happy V-day everyone. Go out and buy your gal some flowers and chocolate. She deserves it.
Speaking of deserving it, I hope we bring home a champion this Saturday down in Indy. Nothing thrills me more than when the little guy triumphs and that’s all I can think of when I see Bellmont, AC, and SA go head-to-head with the big shots like Perry Meridian.
No three-pointers in Friday wrestling
What if three-point shots just counted for two points, in the first quarter only? After all, some kids aren’t really warmed up, right? And the perimeter defense, well, it’s not on track yet!
In effect, that’s what has happened to the new “old” scoring at the IHSAA State Wrestling finals.
Playoffs and college hoops
By DYLAN MALONE
Post-seasons are in full tilt for most winter sports and Adams County has been thriving once again as wrestling enters its semi-state phase, girls swimming enters the state realm, and girls basketball’s sectional semis are tomorrow.
I won’t go into great detail on the wrestling because I feel like Jim touches on that subject a lot better than I do. I will say that the guys from all three schools never cease to amaze me with their success.
Shocked? No. Determined? Absolutely!
Just a year ago, Bellmont walked out of the Memorial Coliseum with four semistate champions. After the first round Saturday at Jay County's Regional, Bellmont had just three wrestlers remaining in the tourney.
Though the Braves were in the midst of a sub-standard year, there were signs and flashes throughout the season, such as the win over Muncie South and the scare that the Braves put into highly-ranked Mishawaka, that this was indeed a Bellmont team that was making progress.
By J SWYGART
When it comes to curbside recycling, the old axiom of “be careful what you ask for, because you just might get it” might indeed come into play.
Depending on whom you choose to believe, there may or may not be a current groundswell of grassroots support for curbside recycling programs brewing throughout the communities of Adams County.