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November 5, 2012

By BOB SHRALUKA
    When one hears the words "boot camp," it conjures up thoughts of Marines crawling on their bellies in mud, running 15 miles, smashing into each other as a DI (drill instructor) screams and rants.
    Not so the boot camp held for youngsters at Anytime Fitness on 13th St. last summer. This boot camp provided several forms of exercise and, equally important,
some education on nutrition.

Digital Views

November 5, 2012

By MARK TURNER
    As I started to write this week's column I was going to write about ROCK OF AGES. Then I thought why waste the space on something I didn't like much (although it did make me want to go seek out the music in my collection) when I could write about a small movie that was better? And more qualified for the Halloween season as well.

Hop's Heresy

November 2, 2012

Thirty years ago this past summer, my Decatur Little League Senators were getting ready for the Adams County Little League Championship game. Just before the start of the game I noticed that veteran umpire George Thomas was cajoling my two best players, Guy Lee and Mark Hunter.
            “I was just telling them that I’ll be watching them and I won’t put up with any of their antics,” explained Thomas.

Chillin' with Dylan- NBA musings

November 2, 2012

By DYLAN MALONE    
    Could it really be basketball season already?
    I’ve been counting the days but it still snuck up on me with all of the winning fall sports teams. Yes, Jet fans, I know you’re still going tomorrow against North Miami but I want to look ahead a little.
    I won’t talk about the county teams yet (you’ll have to wait for the DDD’s winter preview coming out mid-November…) but the college and NBA are getting underway.

Chillin' with Dylan

October 25, 2012

By DYLAN MALONE    
    Winning is everything to the student/athletes who partake in high school sports. For all athletes who play the games the main goal SHOULD be to win but something about high schoolers and in many cases the college level makes it seem that much more prideful when the stakes are high. Maybe it’s the higher chance of failure from players who are not professional status. Maybe since at the high school level and in college towns the fans are that much more prideful.

Chillin' with Dylan- Sectional football

October 18, 2012

By DYLAN MALONE
    We’ve been here before.
    Bellmont entered last year’s sectional sporting a worse record than this season when they defeated Western to win the sectional title starting the playoffs at 3-5.
    The Braves sit at 4-4 and have looked lost at times this season in the second half but also had moments of clarity, particularly in the passing game, that have led to wins against teams they should beat.

From Left Field

October 11, 2012

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Okay, no ranting. Been done here before on the same subject. More than once. And, obviously, it does no good. So let's try to hold down the anger, the fury, and the cussing, to say nothing of the ^#$@*&* blood pressure. (Oops.)

Digital Views

October 11, 2012

By MARK TURNER
    Nearly everyone at one time or another has read a comic book. More often than not we associate those drawn color images with our childhood and leave it at that. The fact is that comics are no longer a source of entertainment for children for the most part, instead covering topics like drug addiction, alcoholism, homosexuality and more.

Chillin' with Dylan- The Yankee who couldn't...

October 11, 2012

By DYLAN MALONE
    Alex Rodriguez is the highest paid player in professional baseball. He is also one of the most controversial thanks to the admission to steroids before the 2010 season started.
    In 2007, A-Rod signed a ridiculous 10-year $252 million contract with New York. Now, at age 38, Rodriguez is swiftly declining down a path of eeeesh and the Yankees are in the middle of a playoff push.

From Left Field

October 4, 2012

By BOB SHRALUKA
    "Don't it always seem to go
    "That you don't know what you've got
    "Till it's gone
    "They paved paradise
    "And put up a parking lot"
    Those lyrics from Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi" back in the day always seem to say a lot. A lot of lot!

    INDIANAPOLIS—The Bellmont Squaws served notice to other teams from...
    Bellmont played its first four games away from home but Thursday night lit up...
    Tonight's make-up contest between the Blackford Bruins and the Bellmont Braves...

 

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