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HUGHES NEWS AND VIEWS: Former South coach Rady makes it look easy
Jack Butcher, Howard Sharpe and Bill Stearman.
HUGHES NEWS AND VIEWS: Wheldon's genuine personality a devastating loss to racing
Lori Wood, the Tribune-Star’s Indianapolis 500 correspondent since 2000, planned to visit a friend in California and take in the IndyCar Las Vegas 300 as a ticket-buying fan last weekend.
HUGHES NEWS AND VIEWS: Past greats proud of ISU’s recent improvements
Indiana State football alum Chris “Big C” Hicks will turn 58 Saturday and he knows exactly what he wants for his birthday.
HUGHES NEWS AND VIEWS: Rose-Hulman hungry for first football victory of season
The Engineers have not endured a losing season since 2004. But they’ve opened this season at 0-2, causing Sokol to admit they’re desperate for a win.
“We’re all very hungry for a victory,” he said after practice Thursday. “We all want to taste victory really, really bad.”
Valley semipro football team reaches championship of IFL
The West Central Wildcats’ semipro football team from Terre Haute has been written about before in this column space over the last two years.
HUGHES NEWS & VIEWS: Colts cheerleaders glad to get back on field
When I heard the NFL lockout finally ended this week, I looked for someone affiliated with the Indianapolis Colts to get a reaction.
Amateur boxing card set for outdoors at Show-Me's
We all know what Show-Me’s sports bar is famous for around Terre Haute, right?
Chicken wings, of course.
HUGHES NEWS & VIEWS: Porter’s persistence keeps his boxing career going
When I walked in Sweatbox Gym through the alley door Wednesday, I wondered if a time machine had taken me back to the 1950s, the glory days of boxing.
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.
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