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Hop's Heresy

February 13, 2013

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.

Chillin' with Dylan

February 7, 2013

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.

Hop's Heresy

February 5, 2013

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.

Alone With J

January 31, 2013

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.

From Left Field

January 31, 2013

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Vi Smith was so far ahead of her time it was like Alexander Graham Bell using a smart phone; like Genghis Kahn using drones for his conquests.
    Vi played basketball and ran track with the guys ... and was one of, if not THE, best of the bunch. She bowled against the guys ... and often won. She did it long before girls were allowed to sweat and on into the time when they could sweat on an athletic field so long as the guys got to win.

Digital Views

January 31, 2013

By MARK TURNER

Alone With J

January 31, 2013

By J SWYGART
    Before taking off on a mini diatribe on the sometimes annoying habits of others — which I am about to do — let it be said that I know I’m not perfect; that I often do things which leave others scratching their heads or mumbling words (usually they type unsuitable for publication in a family newspaper) under their breath.

From Left Field

January 31, 2013

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Well, here we are once again, boys and girls. US 224 is flooded at the Bellmont High School entrance/exit, it's causing all manner of traffic problems, and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) plan to raise the highway in that area is sort of floating along on top of the floodwater, with no definitive time for the project to get going.

Digital Views

January 31, 2013

By MARK TURNER

Chllin' with Dylan

January 31, 2013

Adams County pride and more baseball changes

By DYLAN MALONE
    I am once again overly impressed with how talented our wrestlers are in this part of the state. It can’t be overstated just how much success breeds success, especially in a team sport like wrestling.
    Adams County was the bane of every other wrestling team in the region on Saturday when they dominated the sectional tournament at Jay County High School.
    How badly did the three schools terrorize the rest of the field?

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