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HUGHES, NEWS AND VIEWS: Seaton aces chance for more Div. 1 volleyball
Plagued by one injury after another after another, Kristen Seaton was ready to turn off the lights on her volleyball career.
In her mind, the party was over.
HUGHES NEWS & VIEWS: Semi-pro football team to kick off season today
If you’re worried about the NFL season being canceled and you can’t wait months for the college and high school seasons to begin, you can get your football fix tonight at Memorial Stadium.
HUGHES NEWS & VIEWS: Somebody must know these answers
Can you forgive me for being one day late?
Hughes News and Views: Weatherford eager to help with hometown benefit game
If you ask NFL punter Steve Weatherford if he thinks the owners’ lockout of players will end soon enough to begin the season on time Sept. 8, you probably won’t like his answer.
Hughes, News and Views: Woodward continues to excel with speed for West Vigo softball
As I’ve stated in this space before, I don’t like change.
Somehow I’ve learned to use the Internet, Facebook and a cell phone over the last 15 years, but most changes I try to avoid because I tend to think the old-school way of doing things is better.
HUGHES NEWS & VIEWS: West Vigo grad makes transition to boxing ring
Chris “Ryan” Jewett never shied away from contact. So it should come as no surprise that he transitioned from three years of varsity football and wrestling at West Vigo High School to amateur boxing as an adult.
HUGHES, NEWS & VIEWS: Memorable day uncharacteristic for team-oriented Rose outfielder
For various reasons, mainly space limitations, the Tribune-Star rarely publishes full boxscores for Rose-Hulman’s road baseball games.
HUGHES NEWS AND VIEWS: Chokeholds hurt, especially when applied by McVicker
After learning that martial-arts expert Jack McVicker took a team to Irvine, Calif., on the weekend of March 24-27 to compete in the Pan Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships, I arranged for interviews Wednesday at his Terre Haute academy on South Seventh Street.
HUGHES, NEWS & VIEWS: Mike Saylor leaves with class, dignity
Mike Saylor knew his Terre Haute South coaching career would be concluding soon. But he didn’t want it to be ended by Terre Haute North in the semifinals of the Class 4A Northview boys high school basketball sectional.
ISU's Johnson, a former Indiana All-Star in basketball, one of top throwers in NCAA
As a senior at Lawrence North High School three years ago, 6-foot-2 Felisha Johnson averaged 15.9 points per game and earned selection to the Indiana All-Stars girls basketball team.
HUGHES, NEWS & VIEWS: Aycock inducted into Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame
The Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame honors the “outstanding achievements and contributions of individuals whose significant accomplishments and effect upon the sport in Indiana merit the highest recognition.”
Hughes, News and Views: Columnist brings back unique Super Bowl odds
As I write my first “Unique Super Bowl Odds” column in a while, I want to take this opportunity to make a major NFL-related announcement.
I have forgiven Michael Vick.
Hughes, News and Views: McVicker still winning martial arts titles
HUGHES NEWS AND VIEWS: It's not personal for Weatherford, who will try to help Jets top Colts
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan does plenty of talking to the media, so his players don’t need to say much about their AFC playoff rematch with the Indianapolis Colts this Saturday night in Lucas Oil Stadium.
That includes Jets punter Steve Weatherford, the former multi-sport standout from Terre Haute North
HUGHES NEWS AND VIEWS: Christmas gift list returns after hiatus
Santa, stop watching Mrs. Claus play Wii hula hoop long enough to consider granting these holiday wishes:
Hughes, News & Views: Terre Haute basketball icons to be honored this weekend
Mike Joyner has been gone almost 33 years, but he is not forgotten. Joyner was Terre Haute South High School’s all-time leading scorer at the time of his death, and wil have his No. 42 jersey retired.
Jim Jones is one of the state's all-time leaders in victories. The court at Terre Haute North will be named in his honor.
15 years later, dad details life lessons from son’s death
Those of us who were at Riverton Parke High School’s baseball diamond April 8, 1995, will carry the memories of that sad Saturday to our graves.
Hughes News and Views: Day after Thanksgiving not just for shopping
As someone involved with the upcoming Show-Me’s Alumni Turkey Bowl told me this week, the inaugural football game pitting former players from Terre Haute South and Terre Haute North against each other could resemble a high school reunion.
HUGHES, NEWS & VIEWS: Surprise success propels Rose women
Everyone likes an underdog, right? Then you should really like the Rose-Hulman women’s tennis team. Before the fall season started Sept. 4, coach Dan Hopkins figured the Engineers would end up with a record slightly better than .500.
HUGHES NEWS AND VIEWS: Celebrating a Valley legend
On Friday night, Mayor Duke Bennett declared Oct. 1, 2010, “Tony McGee Day” in Terre Haute.
If you’re a Terre Haute South football fan, you probably want every Friday to be “Tony McGee Day,” at least for the next few weeks.
Hughes, News & Views: Rockville senior, Seeger junior back on gridiron after serious accidents
After interviewing Rockville senior Billy Bettis and Seeger junior Khole Stephen this week, I can’t help but root for them in 2010.
HUGHES, NEWS & VIEWS: They’re playing summer football for love of game
I’m guessing most NFL athletes play for the thrill of competition in front of large crowds more than for money, although some of you may disagree.
HUGHES, NEWS & VIEWS: Greg Archer still hitting the mats
Whenever Greg Archer works out in the Terre Haute Family Y weightroom, he sticks out.
HUGHES, NEWS & VIEWS: Weatherford reflects on upcoming camp, health, Jets
The last time most of us saw Steve Weatherford was Jan. 24 when he punted four times for the New York Jets against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game.
Hughes, News and Views: The family that runs together …
Some families go out to eat together. Others like watching their favorite pro sports teams together.
A few become close knit by committing crimes together. But three generations of the Lemont family — 79-year-old Robert Sr. of Brazil, 50-year-old Robert Jr. of Mansfield and 21-year-old Robert “Trey” III, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps — will try to cross the finish line of a 1-mile foot race together for the first time this morning.
HUGHES NEWS AND VIEWS: Ketner hopes winning will continue at ISU
On the front page of Wednesday’s sports section, a photo showed Terre Haute North shortstop Danielle Ketner kneeling with her teammates while she helped hold the IHSAA Class 4A state runner-up plaque.
It was shot moments after the Patriots lost to Hamilton Southeastern 3-1 in the Class 4A softball championship game last Tuesday in Indianapolis. A red medallion is hanging around Ketner’s neck and, understandably, she appears ready to shed a tear or two.
Hughes News & Views: Kendall’s had strong run in radio business
Over the years, I’ve enjoyed making friends with members of the Wabash Valley broadcast media.
Some have come and gone — moving to far-away markets before you could blink your eyes — while others have stayed long enough to call Terre Haute home.
Hughes, News and Views: Hutson shows no fear heading into NCAAs today
I’ve tried a few unique athletic competitions over the years, but I can’t begin to imagine how it feels to do what Indiana State senior Kylie Hutson does.
HUGHES NEWS AND VIEWS: Blue, white memories
Watching Peyton Manning fire a touchdown pass to Dallas Clark in a regular-season game is far more entertaining than watching them connect in practice.
But who am I kidding? Watching it anytime is still fun.
Hughes, News and Views: Inquiring minds must ask …
During my recent 131⁄2-month battle with abdominal cancer and post-surgery complications, I got bombarded by questions from nurses, doctors and other hospital staff members.
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