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Climate controlled or elements of nature, it’s still sports

By Dennis Clayton Now we turn our full attention to the winter sports season with this week’s previews of our local basketball teams and soccer teams. After the football game Friday night I was told that now I could “Go watch games in a climate controlled environment.” Well yes, I guess I can and I […]

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New Albany Boys Coach Brad Gray

Bulldogs aim to be aggressive, high-tempo on court

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange New Albany might have fewer veterans coming back this season, but that doesn’t mean it will be intimidated. The 2013-14 basketball team plans to use its tenacity to make up for its youth. “We are very, very young and very inexperienced,” said head coach Brad Gray. “We graduated […]

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Ingomar Boys Coach Jonathan Ashley

Doing the little things well, big results in store for Ingomar

2013 Ingomar boys basketball preview story By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange Ingomar understands what its head coach expects. “Definitely, defense is the main thing,” said Matt Hale, one of the top returning players on this year’s team. “Not letting our man get by us. We try to play as close man-to-man as we […]

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West Union Boys Coach Tim Henderson

West Union Eagles hope to see steady improvement

By Dennis Clayton Coach Tim Henderson has three players back from last year’s team that saw a fair amount of playing time and will rely on these seniors lead the Eagles this season. “Hunter Jennings, Chase Cooper and Tyler Wooley saw a lot of minutes last year. Three guards, three leaders on the floor this […]

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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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