Saturday, February 27, 2010

Around the Arena: Girls Semistate at Bedford North Lawrence

It was pretty crowded at the arena but I really didn't think it was 'lap room only' status quite yet.

Part of the band, one with five in the clarinet section - 3A school Rushville. What a luxury!

Local golfer Scott Arthur was prowling the sidelines before putting on his striped shirt for the second game. Don't really think the Rushville cheerleaders were applauding him but then, who knows - they did go on to beat the Evansville Memorial team with Scott being one of the officials. Giving him thanks in advance?

Vincennes Rivet did win its game against Waldron, 55-38. Here one of the players, already sporting a semistate tee shirt, demonstrates how to catch a basketball (well, maybe not precisely that) to a couple of very intent young men. The Rivet girls will meet Fort Wayne Canterbury for the title next Saturday at 10am in Fort Wayne. It was the Canterbury team that nipped them for the title last year after Rivet had it all but wrapped up. Sounds like payback time.
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Friday, February 26, 2010

Around the Arena: Trash Can Drummers

From Tuesday nights game with Jasper. (Of note: there actually is a blog titled 'trash can drummers')
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wallboard Day

Board came from National Gypsum (which has a plant just down the road and around the corner) by way of Florida.

At least that's the story that goes around among the construction crews.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Addition

Outside is 95% completed. Ready for drywall on the inside. Heating and plumbing, too.
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Around the Arena: Boy Lions vs Boy Cats

The Loogootee Lions Boys basketball team took on the Jasper Wildcats last night at Jack Butcher Arena. One of the Jasper fans in the above photo is quietly suggesting a different call to one of the three referees.

Senior Lionettes had the floor to themselves for a spell, an unlifting experience for four of them.

Girl with camera.

Girl with phone and friends. The Lions won on a last second basket.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Diane Arbus

Finished Patricia Bosworth's Diane Arbus, a biography.  Highly recommended read.   Diane Arbus was a photographer in the '50's, 60's and 70's who took her own life in July of 1971.  She

was an American photographer and writer noted for black-and-white square photographs of "deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transvestites, nudists, circus performers) or else of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal."

After reading the book, I would say she was extremely insecure and afraid and at the same time almost fearless in her pursuit of her photography.  She would say not fearless but rather intent on going ahead in spite of her fear.  Diane Arbus "compared taking pictures to "tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies out of the fridge."" (From the Bosworth book, p313.)  Some of her work can be found here

Around the Arena in Monochrome

A Saturday afternoon in Odon.
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Construction Crew Back

Yoder Construction was back from two weeks in Florida and got the east porch framed up, filled, and poured yesterday. They also did some interior framing, installed the west French door (you can see part of it on the left side of the photo), and put in place the siding along the west and north eaves - soffits?
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Too Fast by Far

In the regional championship at Odon last night, the NE Dubois Jeeps played tough and aggressive ball and held their own for the first half of their game with the Vincennes Rivet Patriots. They trailed by only three points at that point but quickly fell behind in the second half, being outscored 31 to 10 over the second stanza. Final score: Patriots 52, Jeeps 28.
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Girls Basketball in Monochrome

The ball, the ball!  Grab the ball!

Watch out, girl.

Reflections of girls playing ball, along with one striped shirt.

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Around the North Daviess Arena: Girls Regional Championship

Dr. Seuss character discovered in Odon, Indiana. Can the Mad Hatter be there as well?

Fashionable leg ware.

Scarves, suspenders, shorts, stockings...

Winning smiles in the balcony.  And a captive audience?
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Girls' Basketball Regional: Around the Arena at North Daviess

Vincennes Rivet fans: Ladies in faded purple?

The Rivet girls had no trouble dispatching the South Central ladies, 65-35.

Northeast Dubois was leading Wood Memorial by elevan when I left midway through the fourth quarter. Am assuming they will be playing this evening.

Jeep student body reacting to a made basket.
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Old Timers

Jack Hardwick at the Corner Cafe in Loogootee, Indiana. Diane and I were there with Jim and Wilma having breakfast.

Mary Ellen Bateman stocking up on ice (!?) early this morning.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Around the Arena: Girls' Sectional Championship 2010

Danielle Turpin and Ashley Taylor of the Shoals Jugrox were among the 3000 plus in attendance.

Chelsea Meeks coming down the lane with Tya Harmon, who had an exceptional game, Liz Horton and Hillary Fox in attendance.

The last mad scramble to tie the score: Hillary missing a free throw on purpose and hoping for a rebound and put back. Think it was Lindsey Graber, #24 in black, who ended up with the ball and the last desparate heave for a basket. Lindsey Graber also had an exceptional game for the Vikings. Rivet's weak point? the slash and dash of the small, fast guard?

Some of the Rivet youngsters applauding the efforts of their elders.

p.s. Did you know that Emily Montgomery played on the Rivet boys' baseball team last Spring?  Go here to read about it.
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