There will be 383 teams fighting for four state titles later this month as the IHSAA has announced the sectional pairings for the 46th annual state baseball tournament.
The Braves, Jets and Stars all have posted stellar records thus far this season and look to make some noise in the tourney.
By J SWYGART
It’s a phrase most often churned out by Republicans, tea party sympathizers or right wing extremists (if that combination seems redundant, it’s because most often it is) following court decisions which don’t match their particular ideals.
By BOB SHRALUKA
A new Indiana law taking effect on July 1 is designed to address nepotism in government.
Starting with the 2014 elections, someone cannot be elected to a council or board if he/she is an employee of that agency. Two members of Decatur City Council, Charlie Cook and Bill Crone, will not be affected as both are Adams County employees, Cook with the sheriff's department (resource officer at Adams Central) and Crone with the prosector's office.
BY MARK TURNER
It seems that we've never had a female version of the James Bond character. Certainly, Bond has had his share of femme fatales but never has one taken the lead role in a film. The closest we've had in the past was Cynthia Rothrock, who starred in a series of martial arts films, but those were always B-movie quality. That all changes with HAYWIRE.
By BOB SHRALUKA
The idea to close down the dispatch center at the Decatur police station and allow all its calls to go through the communications center at the county jail makes so much sense you have to wonder why it wasn't thought of before.
In fact, it was. Long ago, actually. And in later years, too.
I held off on the usual Thursday musings from my “Chillin” column because I knew that I would be taking in baseball games at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne. Even though I’m an avid Tin Caps fan, they were not playing on Thursday night.
The ACAC rented out the field for what has become one of the greatest events for high school baseball players in the conference each year. Each of the eight teams in the Allen County Athletic Conference met up in the last two days at Parkview Field to clash with each other.
I watched a lot of good sports this week with the hockey post season heading into its second round, soccer greats Real Madrid and Barcelona faced off in a critical league game, and the NBA playoff push ends today with the last day of the season.
There was enough drama in all of that to hold me over for awhile, but little did I know that there would be an incident on the basketball court that would make me forget all about the other drama in the sporting world.
By DYLAN MALONE
NBA hoops are nearing their regular season end and if you're like me (or even the most casual of fans) you are probably saying, "Already?"
The shortened season is indeed coming to an end here and the playoffs are set to begin next weekend. With the shortened season there was no shortage of drama on and off the court. Sprinkle in some injuries to key players on almost every team and you've got the formula for a very interesting playoffs.
Baseball season has come around at last and I have been just plain giddy going around taking in some local action this week and last.
The weather has been more than adequate for baseball as I’m usually wearing layers still at this time, but Mother Nature has allowed me to wear shorts for the entire month of March. Simply beautiful.
By J SWYGART
Okay, we’re gonna start today’s entry with something a little different — a disclaimer; a warning of sorts. Today’s column will take a look at how the North Adams school board later this year will begin its metamorphosis from an appointed body into an elected one. It’s a complex and complicated transition formula. We’ll try to break it down into simplistic terms, but there’s a 50-50 chance we will fail miserably.