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LaSalle Lions 1976

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  1. South Bend isn't a destination site. I don't see a football savior on the horizion.
  2. He read the writing on the wall. SRO's are going to be out in South Bend
  3. I was teaching at Elston the last year before the consolidation and was at the high school for a few year after. I remember voting for the school colors. Navy was the choice and the students got to pic the secondary color. Teal, white and gray were the choices.
  4. Retiring after 57 years being the voice of High School Sports in the Kankakee Valley.
  5. Just because they don't get paid doesn't mean they aren't quality coaches. Case in point is the dominance of the Fort Wayne CYO against the South Bend/Mishawaka ICCL over the years.
  6. Interesting take. Is Friday Night so sacred that no one ever thinks to play varsity football on weeknights. It would seem easier to find officials that way.
  7. Then explain Fort Wayne's dominance over South Bend/Mishawaka ICCL over the years
  8. Just Curious: How many Catholic high schools are in each city. South Bend/Mishawaka currently has 2 with another school mostly Catholic and a new start that will have a high school in 2 years.
  9. According to WHME, Coach James' will be reconsidered for the Head job. There seems to be some school board members that may change their minds. Go figure
  10. Conference alignment may come down to geography in the near future. With lack of bus drivers throughout the state and the price of fuel, schools may opt for shorter drives for athletic contests. In addition, with the referee shortage, crews may not be willing to make the drive to officiate if they think they can't make money. These are facts, especially in the Southern part of Indiana.
  11. I am not as tech savvy as most on here, but there is a great youtube video by coach Frank Martin (then of South Carolina) about referees and coaches. It is worth a listen.
  12. When I first started teaching, there were some positions that were more "coach friendly". Today, that isn't the case. I have seen coaches leave because they can't do their teaching and coaching jobs to the level they want. Getting to know the kids outside the field is very important. If you only see them at practice, it's hard to develop relationships with them. There are many head coaches that can't find decent assistants to help, so he does most of the coaching solo. Not good for one's sanity.
  13. The community wants all 4 high schools. They are upset with how the monies are being spent from the referendum. Besides Adams, the other three high school are at about 50% capacity. But it doesn't seem to matter to the public. I don't want any school that covers grade 6-12. Not good. If you make Clay an athletic facility, how are the kids going to get out there. No bus service.
  14. Riley's new coach is Derrick Lee. He is the nephew of SBCSC AD Milt Lee. He came from Muncie Central
  15. I think "blue blood" is more about sustained excellence than number of championships. The top of the list is Cathedral who has won championships in the 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s, and 20s I may have missed someone who tied that mark
  16. Baseball is not the same game as used to be. Batters are looking to hit home runs all the time. If not, a strikeout or walk. The running game is almost eliminated due to the need for power. Starting pitchers are only expected to pitch 5 innings. The bullpen is the most important of the team right now Utility players have more value that ever in the game. The DH saves moves to eliminate your bench. Have to start looking at the game differently
  17. In other news, Darrick Lee is the new head coach at Riley, he is the nephew of the City AD Milt Lee. He came from Muncie Central.
  18. I bet all of us could live off the minimum salary, but it is rare that a player goes straight to the majors, many spend years in the minors. According to my chart in my previous post, players are struggling to eat at the minor league level. Although conditions have improved, it take time to be able to make the minimum major league salary. Remember, the owners locked out the players.
  19. New proposal about a pitch clock. 14 seconds between pitches if bases are empty and 19 seconds with runners on base. Mark Buehrle would be perfect for this rule
  20. Players in Rookie ball pay 400 a month for 5 months A ball- 500 a month AA ball- 600 a month AAA ball- 700 a month Meal Money all levels 25 a day only for road games Players must find their own housing as well
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