?Kentuckiana kids sweep Midwest Junior Dragster Super Series PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
?    Many children in the region drag race and drive junior dragsters. Junior dragsters are race cars that are half scale versions of Top Fuel dragsters. Using a five-horsepower, single cylinder engine, a Junior Dragster can go as fast as 85 mph and as quick as 7.90 seconds in an eighth mile.
    These dragsters and their drivers are the future of NHRA drag racing. They compete with a handicapped starting system and classes are usually divided up into age groups. Both boys, as well as girls, compete in the junior drag racing league. The competition develops their skills and confidence, while preparing them to drive and race as adults in the NHRA programs. At the same time, it provides a hobby and a fun family activity for the participants and their families.
    The local track here in Kentuckiana is Ohio Valley Dragway, located in West Point, Kentucky. On a weekly basis, an average of 24 children participate and compete at Ohio Valley Dragway to earn points toward their track championships.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:21
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?Warriors end win drought in series against Brownstown PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
???    It had been eight years since the Scottsburg Warriors beat the Brownstown Braves.
    Despite having the game at home this season, the Braves were still favorites to come away victorious.  Critics expected the one two punch of Blaze Ayers and Taylor Wischmeier to dominate on the boards, as well as in the paint.
    They did out-rebound the Warriors 31 to 28, but the advantage on the boards was no match for the heart and hustle of Scottsburg on Friday, December 12.
    The game was tight from start to finish, neither team leading by more than 7 points. At halftime, the score was 27-25 in favor of the Braves, but Scottsburg came out with increased intensity to combat the home team’s size and athletic advantage.
    As Brownstown extended to a two-possession game, the Warriors made a run to keep it close. With three minutes left in the fourth quarter, Ayers flushed a breakaway dunk to go ahead 6 points and silence the crowd in the Pressure Cooker.
    At the moment that things seemed bleakest, the Warriors turned their game up a notch.  They went on a 7-0 run to take the lead and did not look back from there.
    Scottsburg held the lead in a game that came down to fundamentals and ball movement, winning by a score of 56-52. Matt Bridgewater led the Warriors in scoring again with 16, several of which came on offensive rebounds. Wischmeier had a good night with 20, but Ayers only had 9.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:25
 
?Eagles will host CAI North Invitational on Dec. 27, 29 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
?    The Austin High School Eagles will host the CAI North Invitational on Saturday and Monday, December 27 and 29, at Rigel Gym.
    On December 27, New Washington will play Columbus Christian at 4 p.m. The 6 p.m. game will feature host Austin versus U.S. 31 rival Crothersville.
    Action resumes at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 29. Austin will play Columbus Christian. At 12 noon, New Washington’s Mustangs will be pitted against Crothersville’s Tigers.
    At 5 p.m., Columbus Christian will face the Tigers.
    Austin and New Washington will play the 7 p.m. game that night.
    Admission is now being sold at the high school athletic office. Cost is $5 per session or $10 for a three-session pass. No athletic passes or season tickets can be used to gain admission to this series of games.
    Students with sports passes can buy the three-session pass for $5 if they buy them in advance in the athletic office.
    Anyone who enjoys boys’ basketball will like this series of games, noted Athletic Director Mike Deaton.
    For more information, contact Deaton at 794-8734.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:27
 
?Prevent Child Abuse Council to host Body Safety programs in schools PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
?    The Scott County Prevent Child Abuse Council will host “Body Safety” program presentations in January for students in kindergarten through twelfth grades in Scott School Districts 1 and 2.
    The series of programs will be presented by Terry Hall, a 30-year veteran of the Indianapolis Police Department who has worked the administrative, operations and investigative areas of law enforcement during his career.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:29
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?Charlestown holiday closings and trash pick-up announced PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
?    Charlestown City Hall will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, December 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Wednesday’s trash pick-up will be on Tuesday, December 23 and Thursday’s trash pick-up will be on Friday, December 26.
    City Hall will also be closed New Years Day, January 1. Thursday’s trash pick-up will be on Friday, January 2.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:38
 
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