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  1. 4 points
    I have to say this is one of the most enjoyable threads I have ever read here on the GID. No one is arguing and no one is pooh poohing what someone else is doing. I have seen no one say, "we do it the right way or you are doing it the wrong way". I hope you'll forgive me a couple of moments to share a couple of things. Since the youth leagues are all volunteer, it reminds me of when I was in the Navy. At my last command before I retired, we were stationed overseas in Spain. All of the military children went to a Department of Defense school on the base. Grades 3 - 6 played together and were put in a pool for a draft. We had 6 teams. There were 6 volunteer coaches (all military members) who would meet a week before practices started for the season and would draft their teams from the kids who wanted to play. There were no tryouts so you drafted only on the names of the kids. They did list the kids sizes so one team wouldn't end up with all of the "big" kids on one team. The league was all flag with no pads. I was a volunteer coach for 2 of the 3+ years that I was there. It was mostly about fundamentals but some coaches had fairly elaborate play books. At any rate, most families were only stationed there for 3 years so one team never got stacked for a dynasty and the coaches changed due to their being transferred to other places in the world. I do know of one kid left Spain and went back stateside. We lost contact with him and his family but found out years later that he played at Clemson on a scholarship and was the starting center for Clemson. Talk about a shock! I believe he ended up being a 3rd or 4th round draft pick for the Rams. So having said all of that, I appreciate ALL of the volunteer coaches who give their time to this great sport. Lastly my son played one year (he was in 6th grade when we moved there) in the Linton youth league back in the mid 90's after I retired and we moved to Linton. It was really quite different seeing them in pads and playing tackle than playing flag and no pads. Thanks for letting me ramble for a couple of moments. I am waxing nostalgic reading this thread. My sincere thanks to all who coach and/or are involved!!!
  2. 3 points
    Another study conducted with convenience sampling and therefore contains self-selection bias. Not to dismiss any findings - but I wish popular press articles spent half as much time discussing that instead of writing sensational headlines. For example, I am a fan of - and sent my kids to - a P/P school. If I show up at a PTO meeting and conduct a survey of P/P parents, would any conclusions I draw about the state of HS education be valid? Maybe. Maybe not. But you can't ignore the fact all the respondents were drawn from my convenience sample - and my results should be met with a healthy dose of skepticism.
  3. 3 points
    Been drinking plenty of water tonight. I'm not driving tomorrow, so I'll follow a strict rehydration program after the game:)
  4. 2 points
    Thanks again to the Pioneer community for the great outpouring of support last night. Coach Berry, I would be honored for my kids to play on one of your teams! Your tribute and prayer after the game was heart-felt and sincere. Thank you. As for the game... not much to say really. I was proud of our kids, especially on the offensive side of the ball. We were able to move the ball a bit and I believe half of our possessions stalled on the Pioneer end of the field. Of course scoring the TD was the highlight of an otherwise dismal night. On defense we simply couldn't tackle anyone. I'll blame some of that on the circumstances, but it's definitely an area we need to improve on regardless. Pioneer is head-and-shoulders better than anyone else in the HNAC. I'll be shocked if they get seriously challenged at all on their way to Lucas.
  5. 2 points
    I'd be good with that, or even back to the old ways of not observing DST at all
  6. 2 points
    If I could like this 1 million times I would.
  7. 2 points
    An adjustment like the whole state moving to Central time (as it should be)?
  8. 2 points
  9. 1 point
    I do its a fun hobby for me, its interesting watching different teams and coaching staffs every week. Hopefully at some point I can be an advanced scout for a team.
  10. 1 point
    I believe NR ground attack will wear down NW , the Raiders need long drives to keep the D fresh , Raiders by 14 , of course I could be wrong
  11. 1 point
    http://www.newsandtribune.com/sports/football-floyd-faces-tall-task-against-east/article_c89c08d2-9f41-11e7-9c27-3fa055e513f3.html Good preview article from our end. It's not just about beating East. Southern Indiana football needs to improve, for the sake of improvement. It's probably the worst region of the state for football. Especially the Southeastern region. I think East and Seymour are the only HHC teams to win a Regional.
  12. 1 point
    Would make life so much easier! I realize it's only +1, -1, but it would just simplify things on so many levels.
  13. 1 point
    Up North we have Pop Warner. It is a pretty good sized league, and kind of spread out. Games are played as far Northwest as Whiting, as far east as South Bend, and as far South as Rencellar. We have some very well run programs, and some junk. Not much different from any other youth league. With Pop Warner the best programs that I have seen are the ones that are not trying to win the stupid Pop Warner championships, but trying to prepare the kids for high school ball.
  14. 1 point
    The good thing is it has been warm all week. Having the week to adjust to the heat is big.
  15. 1 point
    I won't speak to who will be the next to climb over the CE HILL. I also can't tell you what programs are making the right changes. I can say that things are moving in the right direction here. It is looking like the "Center Grove" model. Speaking about the facilities and plan, not the talent of course. GO STARS! They Seymour game we didn't look like the same team as weeks prior. Hopefully was a wake up call. We need to develop the killer mentality full time , I could see the lack of it by their body language, I'm sure Coach has lined that out thid week.
  16. 1 point
    The CYO East Deanery feeds into Scecina High School. The Schools/programs are Holy Spirit, Little Flower, ND Academy, OL Lourdes and Holy Cross. There are only 2 CYO 78 Grade teams in the East Deanery this year. You must be new to the Digest as the recruiting deal has been played over and over on this forum. Scecina does offer a great education.
  17. 1 point
    I disagree that GS's run will end anytime soon. It ends when people stop putting in the effort in the feeder leagues beginning in first grade. I like to look at Mater Dei's wrestling program. It's a factory. Sure there are some years they have more talent than others. But even in their down years they are better than most in the state. It's all about teaching kids fundamentals and love for the sport at a very early age. And in each class to get players to hold each other accountable for making practice, workouts and training. Once the process is in place… It can go on and on. Curious patriot74....do you think Mater Dei's wrestling run is going to end anytime soon ?
  18. 1 point
    Probably will be official timeouts for water based on what the officials and coaches agree on prior to kickoff. Keep fluids in coaches, players and officials!!
  19. 1 point
  20. 1 point
    Patriot74: You did an outstanding job of explaining why our current conference alignment is outdated. It is silly for a team to be stuck forever with the same schedule when obviously talent rises and falls from generation to generation. Tell City, HH, GS (and just about everyone for that matter) would benefit from competitive scheduling to the needs of the program. The conferences are the most significant restriction to competitive scheduling. Simply put, it makes little sense for GS to play Tell City this year because maybe in twenty years Tell City is good again. It makes even less sense for GS to play Tell City in football because the Softball team plays them.
  21. 1 point
    Ben Davis Coach Mike Kirschner won his 100th career game as a head coach on Friday night. 86 at Ben Davis and 14 at Cascade. Congratulations. He also made news with his postgame speech. http://www.theindychannel.com/sports/high-school/ben-davis-head-coach-shares-powerful-message-with-players-from-both-teams-follow-warren-central-game http://themicnetwork.in/video/coach-kirshner-gets-100/ https://audioboom.com/posts/6319491-coach-mike-kirschner-reacts-to-his-viral-video
  22. 1 point
    I am going to share this GOFUNDME: Feel inclined if you wish, but sharing the story is important as well. https://www.gofundme.com/4ghjlcg RCHS lost a sophomore student Spencer Davis, Sunday evening an a horrible accident in town. Spencer was known to be very giving of his time for others and this was the case here as well. Next is desciption from his the GOFUNDME page. He had 2 sisters who played athletics as well at RCHS, both have graduated and his Mom has been working for our Middle School for MANY years. Very Tragic and heartbreaking. Please remember to hug your loved ones. Spencer did not play Football, but was very much a part of many of our players lives. We as a community want to help this family in anyway that we can. I myself (Karli Siegrist) and Holli Shafer have put together this Gofundme for the Davis Family, below is a description of what it will be for.. On September 17th, a beloved young man of our community, Spencer Michael William Davis, was involved in an accident. He stopped to help a stranger with their van and was working underneath when something happened to the scissor jack, causing the car to fall on him. Despite the efforts of first responders and hospital staff, Spencer sadly passed away on September 19th at 5:19pm. To help the family through this trying time we would like to help raise money for the Davis family. Funds will go towards medical bills and other expenses due to not being able to work through this hard time. The Davis family has positively impacted the community and Spencer has been the epitome of generosity and compassion with a fun loving and positive attitude all the time. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  23. 1 point
    They play who they play in their conference: Not like they are independent and can go and schedule all sorts of different schools. They used to play 4a Western, South Adams a quality 1a squad, the last few years, 5a Huntington North and 3a Norwell who was really good at one time just a few year ago.
  24. 1 point
    12 year olds (and teens for that matter) need NO help w/ mood disorders.
  25. 1 point
    Hug your loved ones daily!! Tragic, no words will ever be enough.
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