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  1. Speaking specifically on football.....It was either the spring of 2016 or 2017 (I can't remember) Coach Mike Johnson came down and did a mini clinic for our region. He had moved on to Logansport but he used clips from his athletes at Pioneer. It was excellent. He was very nice, and he answered every question with no hesitance to who might be listening. It was evident that the athletic culture at Pioneer was BOOMING. Fast forward to the fall of '17 we met Pioneer in the semi state game....One of the best teams we put on the field in our time at MC got handled. We had a definite size advantage a
    6 points
  2. We have only scratched the surface of this issue. There is little understanding by the public at large about what drives transgender issues. The idea that someone, especially a child, would go through all this entails just so at some point he/she can win a sectional championship in track is ridiculous. The transgender movement is going to spark a lot of debate and controversy in our society. Understanding will lag behind — it always does. But this is so much more than a sports issue. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
    6 points
  3. Geez, I started this thread as “Long Gone”, as in 4 of 6 schools no longer exist.
    6 points
  4. The only thing I see canceled is your pulse when I rip out your karate arteries. You regions boys are probably good bagpipe players with all the air you blow. I swear to God you do. The only good dudes I ever seen from the region is Nowlins and Brad Smith. You typed 4 paragraphs but I’m the over responder! I gotta go
    5 points
  5. I will let Coach Berry tell you :
    5 points
  6. Explain Western Boone... or Seeger Memorial? Both have multiple small towns and multiple elementaries that feed into 1 Jr High and High School. There isn't a parade from homecoming around the "town". I think you will find instances of both support/pride and instances of programs that stuggle to get that. It really is what came first the chicken (success) or the egg (support/pride/identity)?
    5 points
  7. Don't want to take away from the title on this thread, but the SAC having schools in multiple classes played a large role in these numbers. What is the SAC's record in the state finals in 5A/6A? And why 1994? The HCC has only been around since 2000. Flawed/skewed data.
    5 points
  8. Colton Crum, a Notre Dame junior who claimed a gold medal at the 2021 ACC Indoor Championships with a pole vault of 16-9.5 feet: https://theacc.com/news/2021/2/25/indoor-track-field-virginia-tech.aspx#:~:text=Notre Dame junior Colton Crum,Virginia Tech junior Harrison Rice.
    4 points
  9. At least their mascot isn’t the largest member of the weasel family.😂😅🤣
    4 points
  10. We’ve been pumping HGH and roids into the water for years. Isn’t that common practice???
    4 points
  11. There obviously isn't just one answer, but I think for SOME of these school's Admin either doesn't care or have given up. First, make practice convenient for players. Have an athletic class. Students no longer have to find a way home after workouts, plus it allows them to work after school during the off-season. Adding an activity bus would also increase participation. It would allow students a way home after practice in-season. This doesn't have to be difficult. Coaches can't drive players home after practice in their personal vehicles (at least aren't supposed to). So get them lic
    4 points
  12. New Prairie is a rural school. Every time the Cougar's make a deep tournament run both the towns of New Carlisle and Rolling Prairie go all out. There is never a single business that does not a show of support for the team displayed on their business marquee or store front window. Many will take out full page ads in the newspaper. Restuarnt owners often host the team for a meal or breakfast prior to going downstate on the road for their tournament games. That is one of my favorite things to see concerning high school athletics.
    4 points
  13. In my opinion any award given by the IFCA, has more meaning than any award given by the media. The media shows way to much bias when giving out awards.
    4 points
  14. I don't think I'd go that far. Jay County will be far more competitive in the ACAC within a couple of years, but to go from 3 wins per year since joining the ACAC (1 in the past two years) to being too strong for the conference in 3 years is an exaggeration. The potential might be there eventually, but the conference is usually top heavy with strong teams recently from SA, AC and, a few years ago, Woodlan. Those 3 teams have had stretches of consistently winning lop-sided games in the conference. Since Jay County joined the ACAC, here's how their 3 wins per season stack up with the top 4
    4 points
  15. Football and wrestling coach here - I will tend to agree with the above statement just in the fact that with Club Wrestling and RTC's now-a-days - the time commitment it takes to be an elite level wrestler is just astonishing and something I don't think many people realize. I'm talking State Championship material here, not just State Qualifier (which is still awfully tough) Now, bigger guys (195 +) can get by on sheer strength/athleticism - but in your "prime" weight classes, it almost takes a year round commitment. Life was definitely simpler not so long ago....and I'm not so sure
    4 points
  16. As an official who schedules games 4-5 years in advance and then loses games regularly because conferences realign or change schedules I can tell you this happens often. Some years we've lost 3-4 games. Each year there is at least 1 game changed/cancelled.
    4 points
  17. All of these plans assume the premise the only way to have a successful season is to win a championship. There are other ways to measure success. High school sports are much more than just winning championships. My children all had wonderful high school athletics experiences and the most they won was a sectional championship. I've never officiated a state championship and probably never will. It doesn't mean I consider my officiating career a failure.
    4 points
  18. That’s what the Crusaders said. And during the Inquisition. There’s never any shortage of those willing to wrap intolerance in the cloak of religion.
    4 points
  19. I admit to being a “die hard old timer” but the days when Bobby Knight might show up at an Indiana HS gym and the surrounding communities talk about it for generations are long, long gone......and never coming back. The magic is gone. I hate to break the, now decades old, news but HS basketball and IU basketball are empty husks of what they were. The last time I went to a HS game those in attendance were parents, a handful of students and a bunch of football players who had earlier been lifting down in the weight room.
    4 points
  20. You are a rabid anti-Cathtite, next thing you'll say is they should have their own schools! Joking of course. Can anyone guess where I got this from.
    4 points
  21. They’ve won 1 outright conference title in the past decade. Only shared the title twice. Andrean was 8-2 against them in that time span. Hardly the dominance needed to justify a move back to the DAC.
    3 points
  22. The 1960 Berne French Township High School Bears in their first year of football. Fun picture!
    3 points
  23. The best capsule summary I’ve seen on the difference between a football team, and a football program. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. —- Aristotle
    3 points
  24. The conversation over in the County school thread has reopened the door to discussion concerning implementation of the Failure Factor. For purposes of political correctness, lets call it the Non Success Factor. NSF. For all the reasons that we can point out that schools like Center Grove, Cathedral, Carmel, New Pal, Jasper, Westfield, etc etc have continued and sustained success, we can also point to schools like Jay County, Rushville, Connersville, Madison, Frankfort, Owen Valley, etc etc who are on the other end of the spectrum and experience very little success on the high school f
    3 points
  25. Honestly, Dante, you ask the most unusual questions. I assume that by “corporations,” you’re talking about large business enterprises, and not simply why the legal entity, the corporation, a fictional “person,” was created. The answer is simple. The corporate form provides a convenient way to raise capital. The better you are at raising capital, the more business you can do. Sole proprietorships have inherent limitations in size and efficiency. If the corporation as an entity, or something like it, were not available, there’d be no IBM, Apple, Microsoft, GM, etc.
    3 points
  26. 3 points
  27. THats what I thought, but the other post made it sound as if he was gone...... Clay is a Great Young man.... I used to work a lot of Camps with him.
    3 points
  28. Have you ever watched a game film of the HCC... The line play is extremely good, and except for this past year, the defenses in the conference are very good. How can you say the HCC is soft... you can't stop those ground games with soft players......
    3 points
  29. I used to track these changes in conference schedules for the SIAC, Big 8 & PAC but haven't in the last several years as it takes up a lot of time. In 1992, the SIAC switched to having the rivalry games in the last week of the regular season. The schedules pretty much stayed the same and they used to rotate weeks 3-6 (week 3 would become week 4, 4->5, 5->6, 6->3) for a while. With the addition of Jasper & Vincennes, they pretty much had to blow the schedule up, but did keep the rivalry weeks intact. Back in the day, the city schools would rotate who played on Thanksg
    3 points
  30. After cancelling the series almost a decade ago, the Southsiders finally found their mojo and nutted up! Welcome back to the big leagues, Rebels (errrrr Royals). February 18, 2021 CATHEDRAL AND RONCALLI TO RESUME FOOTBALL RIVALRY Joint release from Cathedral and Roncalli High Schools Roncalli and Cathedral High Schools announced today that the two schools will resume their football rivalry in the fall of 2023. Roncalli will host the first matchup on October 6, 2023, with Cathedral serving as the host school the following season. Existing contracts with current opponents pr
    3 points
  31. They will probably drop it 10 days before the game due to "travel" issues.
    3 points
  32. Chuck Freeby and company of WHME TV-46 out of South Bend are easily the best I’ve seen in watching more than a fair number of broadcasts around the state over the years.
    3 points
  33. Maybe the entire school corporation doesn't revolve around football? I realize this is a football board but you have to realize there are far more significant factors in such decisions.
    3 points
  34. That guy needs to read more books and attend more clinics.
    3 points
  35. I am happy to help answer this for you. In 2018, Elkhart Community Schools filed paperwork with the IHSAA letting them know that beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, Elkhart Memorial and Elkhart Central High schools would be competitive together as one Elkhart Hish School. Construction had not yet been completed, leaving the new high school to operate out of two campuses. Construction has since been completed and, beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, Elkhart High school will house grades 10-12 at its West Campus (formerly Elkhart Memorial HS) and 9t
    3 points
  36. A dude that vocalizes his lack of support for Homestead yet then cites their “emotions” on a bus ride to a contest.
    3 points
  37. 6A & 1A. Should be 32 teams. 6A because of enrollment gaps. 1A because of roster sizes. A bye week would help small rosters of 30-40 players more than 5A 70-100 player rosters.
    3 points
  38. Is it beyond people to stick to the point or is it just too much fun to resist acting like the idiots in DC? A question was submitted and it seems to break down as follows: 1. Is it fair to biological women to allow transgenders into their sports? if it’s fair, then - discussion over. 2. If it’s not fair, then what do we do? (a) Set up separate transgender sports or (b) Do nothing and just say there are no sports available for transgenders To be clear, I don’t care what God apparently tells you neither do I care what bromide you think you are supposed t
    3 points
  39. Speaking of irony and (in)tolerance, how ironic will it be if one of the "patriots" on this post ends up having a transgender child or grandchild? This thread is an embarrassment and it's my sincere hope one of the moderators removes it soon.
    3 points
  40. At least this is one category where the PP's won't dominate............
    3 points
  41. I'm not much of a basketball fan, but I have noticed our basketball team is a lot better when it is full of football players....
    3 points
  42. You hitting the early bird drink specials at Caesar's Palace already? 😉
    3 points
  43. Thats where we differ. I dont consider Greenwood, with 1200 students, to be a large school. I do consider Center Grove, with 2500 students and right down the road, to indeed be a large school. Its quite simple in my view : 1A/2A small school 3A/4A medium school 5A/6A large school
    3 points
  44. Quite the scientific study there..... License Plates in parking lot
    3 points
  45. That’s not entirely true. He led the league in interceptions ... three times.
    3 points
  46. Having pockets of basketball tradition or small schools that only play basketball hardly makes this a basketball state. The perception of those outside the state may have shifted by now if it wasn't for the movie "Hoosiers". The fading memories of Knight and Keady mostly just live on in the minds of die hard old timers. Also, the memory of packed little Gyms, in any town with more than 500 people as the main social even in the community, is long gone. Such is progress.
    3 points
  47. There are also tremendous opportunities for advancement for women, potentially a faster track than their male counterparts, as officiating gets more diverse. It’s not so much how you get the opportunity. It’s what you do with it.
    3 points
  48. I felt the same way on another thread when I mentioned that Noblesville has generally underperformed in football....then things went off the rails for pages....
    3 points
  49. Eat your hearts out. Wings went in the smoker about 30 minutes ago.
    3 points
  50. It was difficult in my early years, but very manageable. We were on tri-mesters. A LOT of planning the 1st year. Coached football, basketball and softball. I attended all off season work outs for all sports that didn't interfere with my in season sport. I was also the student council co-advisor. My advice....DO NOT try and reinvent the wheel.
    2 points
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