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Hop's Heresy—Bellmont’s invite to team state

June 3, 2014

    Apparently, Bellmont's wrestling Braves are GOOD ENOUGH.
    It was announced recently by Trent McCormick, President of the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association (and Yorktown mentor), that Bellmont has been invited to participate in the third annual coaches association dual team state tourney.

Just a Thought — Government broken? There are options

May 30, 2014

    Scandals, unemployment, poverty, education ... turn to any news channel and it would seem the negativity surrounding our country is nearly inescapable.
    A recent Gallop poll revealed 65 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the nation’s system of government and how well it works. I  think that figure is low, based solely on my own little slice of the American Dream.

Kickin' it Around — Raise the minimum wage

May 29, 2014

    Earlier this year in his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama strongly endorsed raising the minimum wage, calling for an across-the-board increase to $10.10 from the current $7.25, a rate which has not changed since 2009.

Alone With J — Tout it, and they will come?

May 29, 2014

    On Sunday, hundreds of Adams County seniors will receive their sheepskins, culminating their long and challenging high school careers. They will head off into the world of adult-dom, pursuing gainful employment or taking a few months off before hitting the books this fall at the institution of higher learning of their choice.

Chillin' with Dylan—Squaws’ track and spring sports

May 13, 2014

    I was always taught in writing opinion pieces that if it’s been said before, don’t bother writing it again, but Bellmont’s track team is getting a little ridiculous.
    Forgive me for going on about the Squaws in particular for they just seem destined for greatness in the state tournament fast approaching.

Chillin' with Dylan— The NBA/Sterling discussion

April 30, 2014

    Let me break my month-long hiatus from writing to spill my thoughts on the recent NBA controversy.  Yes, I know. “Another NBA column?! Seriously?”
    This one is worth the conversation, though.
    It’s a funny world we find ourselves in with social media and opinions looming large. Donald Sterling found that out the hard way when he opened his mouth about his opinion on the black community.

Chillin' with Dylan— Some bracket-ology...sort of

March 24, 2014

Some bracket-ology...sort of

    Well, I’m out. I know out of the 190 or so brackets I’ve been grading for this March Madness tourney that I’m not alone but this weekend really did a number on me.

Chillin' with Dylan—It’s March Madness time!

March 13, 2014

    It’s finally here and I’m so excited once again to be hosting the annual DDD Bracket Challenge!
    It’s the one time of year where people actually call off work on a non-holiday just to stay up late to watch the NCAA tournament. What are they hoping to see? Everything.
    Buzzer-beaters, angry coaches, kids diving on the floor for loose balls, pride-wrenching upsets, and the utter glory of producing the most accurate bracket in your friend’s pay-pool at work.

Wrestling season look back

March 3, 2014

    While it would have been great for some of the five Adams County state wrestlers to come away with placements last weekend at the IHSAA State Wrestling finals, that disappointment doesn’t take away from very successful seasons from both Bellmont and Adams Central had...and South Adams for that matter.
    As it turns out, there are no really good draws at state, Bringing in the top 16 wrestlers from around the state in each class ... well, it guarantees some mean competition.

Chillin' with Dylan — Boys basketball preview

February 28, 2014

    With wrestling, swimming and girls basketball in the books for the county, all eyes are on the boys basketball sectionals this Tuesday night.
    I’m marking this year down as the rare occasion that it is (almost as rare as a Friday exciting!).

    Tonight's final Northeast Hoosier Conference baseball game will go a long...
    FORT WAYNE— The Braves used a big homerun late in the game from Brett...
    MONROE— South Adams baseball came out on the right end of the conference...


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