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Just a Thought

October 17, 2013


We are not the religious reich

Chillin' with Dylan— Running as a sport...phew

October 16, 2013

    Leave it to a bunch of high school athletes to make me feel old, slow and fat.
    I watched in amazement as Bailey Beery and a slew of Starfire boys breeze past the rest of the running field at Bellmont on Tuesday night.
    There were a mixture of emotions flowing through my mind as I witnessed history from Beery. She shattered the old track record at Bellmont and she did it without looking tired.

Chillin' with Dylan-October means post-season

October 10, 2013

    With October upon us it’s time for post-season baseball.
    I usually have an order of business in my fan duties that helps me follow the game closely and be entertained. This year my baseball “moral code” is facing several challenges early.
    First on the list is a need to root for anyone playing the New York Yankees. With the pinstripes out of the playoffs I’ve had to check that off the list prematurely (devilish grin...).

Chillin' with Dylan - McNamara leading the way

October 3, 2013

    See Thomas run. Thomas runs fast. Thomas did not run fast last year.
    In true inspirational fashion, Bellmont sophomore Thomas McNamara has overcome obstacles like doubt and hesitation to go from just a freshman filler on the cross country team to one of the fastest on the team in the span of a year.
    “His story is inspirational, indeed,” praised Bellmont boys CC coach Randy Hisner.

Chillin' with Dylan

September 25, 2013

The miracle against Homestead

    I had the rare opportunity to see history first hand on Friday night.
    It doesn’t happen to me often. Usually I’m looking the other way when something amazing happens. In a related story, I never get to see a reckless driver get their come-up-ans from local authorities...

A new hat, and a nifty parking space

September 19, 2013

Today I sit down to fill this space wearing a new hat — that of managing editor of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
I appreciate the confidence shown by Publisher Ron Storey in selecting me for this position, and I do not take lightly the responsibilities that go with the new title.

Chillin' with Dylan

September 12, 2013

    Pigskin Picks. Ultimate fan photo of the week. Tailgating picture of the week. Outdoor pics of the month. AP college football poll online!
    I must be out of my mind trying to do all of these things at once but it’s all worth it after the results. I put the entire standings from all the Pigskin pickers this week and I’ll try to put them up every week coinciding with the Pigskin page that comes out every week.

Adams County fall success

August 29, 2013

    I know it’s early, but I’m more and more positive every day that we’re going to see something special come sectional time out of one or more fall sports.
    Whether it be a team or an individual, the storylines are unfolding within the thorough of high school sports and I’m getting the chance to see them first hand. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

Chillin' with Dylan-Webcasting kick-off

August 22, 2013

    A very, merry Thursday, readers. We have been thrust into another school year and that means fall sports and responsibilities for parents but don’t fret too much about it because we all love Friday nights when we sit in the stands and watch our kids with pride as they tackle the opposing team on the football field.
    Now some more good news...Bellmont webcasting is back! Oh, and equally as exciting is the release of the 2013 Fall Sports Preview in today’s issue. How exciting!

Chillin' with Dylan

August 9, 2013

    While you’re reading this (or maybe just glancing), I’m spectating a kickball tournament.
    How often can people say that in a lifetime? One of several reasons I’m a big fan of this job.
    The tournament in question is the Kicking Out Cancer event headed up by Scott Christner. This has been an amazing event for four years now after today’s festivities and it’s slowly picking up attention and interest each new year.

Tonight the Braves host the #1 team in Indiana state basketball, Homestead. The coverage will...
    Carl Risch, the 20-year veteran head girls track and field coach at Bellmont...
ALBERSON SIGNS— After a stellar senior season recovering from an injury her junior campaign...


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