East Union Boys Coach Tim McDonald

Urchins set sights on another post-season run

2013 East Union boys basketball preview By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange East Union’s success in its football program has kept the basketball squad from being at full strength during the early part of fall practices. It won’t take too much time for everybody to be on the same page. Head coach Tim McDonald […]

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Myrtle Coach Rob Browning

High-tempo Hawks reload at guard, stay strong inside

By Jay Tidwell Myrtle will play with the pedal to the floor, and new head coach Rob Browning wouldn’t have it any other way. “The thing is, you can always draw back, and it’s harder to amp up than it is to draw back,” Browning said. “We can always pull that rein a little bit […]

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New Albany Soccer Coach Caryl Vogel

New Albany Bulldogs look to replace leading scorer

By Dennis Clayton The New Albany Bulldogs will need to replace 54 goals as last year’s leading scorer, Anthony Fernandez has departed. The Bulldogs return only one senior, but will look to a host of juniors and sophomores to fill the void. Coach Caryl Vogel’s sole returning senior is Aaron Catt, who will play either […]

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New Albany Soccer Coach Caryl Vogel

New Albany Lady Bulldogs return veteran team in soccer

By Dennis Clayton Coach Caryl Vogel will return nine starters from last year’s team but must begin the year with a new keeper as last year’s starter Shannon Goode has graduated as well as long-time starter on defense, Olivia Dunnam. Coach Vogel will again only have two seniors, with Hannah Anderson and Katelyn Watson being […]

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West Union Girls Coach Matt Thompson

West Union Lady Eagles have mix of experience and youth

West Union’s Lady Eagles will put a team of three seniors, three freshmen and four sophomores on the floor for this season and first year coach Matt Thompson is hoping to the mix will produce a postseason playoff run for the team. Coach Thompson said “As far as the senior leadership, I expect a lot. […]

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East Union Girls Coach Josh Blythe

East Union Lady Urchins look to build off last season’s success

By Dennis Clayton Coach Josh Blythe enters year two coaching the Lady Urchins with three seniors Jade Anderson, Yadasha Daniel and Samantha Lineberry to provide the leadership for a roster filled with freshmen and sophomores. Anderson has the most experience of the three and she will be counted on to “control the game and to […]

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Ingomar Girls Coach Trent Adair

Young players on the move for Lady Falcons

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange Hannah Russell understands she has a special role on this year’s Ingomar squad. “I realize I have the extra responsibility and there’s going to be a rebuilding stage,” said Russell, the lone senior for the Lady Falcons and the only player above the tenth grade on the roster. […]

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Myrtle Coach Rob Browning

Browning building for future with Lady Hawks

2013 Myrtle girls basketball preview By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange The arrival of a new head coach has helped Myrtle begin its journey back to the win column. Rob Browning, a Union County native, is the third head coach in the past three seasons for the Lady Hawks, but the outlook is upbeat. […]

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NA Girls Coach John Stroud

New Albany Lady Bulldogs begin basketball without Spears

The New Albany Lady Bulldogs had the luxury of Jazmine Spears for five successful seasons, however Spears has not graduated and Coach John Stroud must now find a leader and scorer to pick up his 2013-14 edition of basketball. Coach John Stroud opened his interview by saying “Well, life after Spears, this is a new […]

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Fair weather football friend?

Our beagle, Molly, and I were moving along quickly in the 23-degree temperature and brisk breeze Sunday morning. Molly was in no mood to dawdle on her morning walk, and I wasn’t either. My stocking cap and bubble coat were doing their best. I call it my bubble coat because the quilting is so puffy […]

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