Tradition • Character • Service

Tradition • Character • Service

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Old School Design: Martin's Bar

Martin's Bar was THE place to go for many Hillsdale students, especially in the late 1960s to early 1970s.

Here is a tribute and a souvenir. Homecoming is less than 3 months away. Get your's today.

Click here to purchase this design and to support

Incoming Charger Has Great Baseball Season

Noblesville Ledger Athlete of the Year for Baseball

Wielding a mightier bat

After hitting .274 as a junior, Husky worked in offseason to hammer .462 average

By Ted Schultz
Noblesville Ledger
June 28, 2007

ARCADIA -- Cody Henderson didn't like the way he finished his junior baseball season, so the Hamilton Heights senior went to work on his hitting.

The results were striking.

"I kind of went into a slump, and I said 'That's never going to happen again,'" said Henderson, this year's Noblesville Ledger Athlete of the Year for Baseball. "I came out this season before practice and hit a bunch of balls, and after practice, I went to a friend's batting cage. Every time I went to the plate, I definitely had confidence. I wanted to be up there in a tough situation."

After batting .274 with no homers and 12 RBIs from the leadoff spot in 2006, Henderson hit .462 with four homers and 28 RBIs as a senior. He cut his strikeouts from 24 to 14 in leading the Huskies to a school-record 18 wins against eight losses.
"That's not a soft batting average," Heights coach Rick Hawley said. "He had a lot of big hits for us. He hit a home run against Noblesville that won the game for us. He had a (three-run) double against (Pendleton Heights' Boston Red Sox draftee) Brock Huntzinger in the sectional that was huge."

Henderson stayed in the leadoff spot this season, but switched positions, moving from center field to right. His brother, junior Jake Henderson took over in center.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Hillsdale Launches new Website

A major update has come to the Hillsdale College website. Very nice new format. Brad Monastiere is still rebuilding parts of the site, but the initial launch looks great!

Check it out here.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Offseason Technique Work from Strength Coach Chuck Berry

Nate Shreffler is a heck of an offensive line coach, but even he could learn a thing or two from the legend Chuck Berry.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Video: Hillsdale's Gurica Blows Lid off of Ferris State

One of the highlights of last season was Hillsdale's win over Ferris St. to honor the passing of Muddy Waters. Nick Gurica delivers the blow as he converts on 4th down and sets up Hillsdale's first score.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Incoming Charger English Breaks State Meet Record

Hillsdale Daily News Photo Healthy foot; record feat
Sidelined by injury, Nate English watched last year’s state meet. This year, he was on the medal stand

Rich McGowan, Sports Editor Hillsdale Daily News

Standing atop the medal podium Saturday as a state champion gave Nate English a starkly different view than the one he had the same time just one year ago.

Having missed his entire junior track season recovering from surgery to repair a cracked navicular bone in his foot, the Hillsdale senior smashed the Division 3 state meet record with a shot put of 59 feet, 8.5 inches, more than a foot better than the previous record of 58–5.75.

“I watched the state meet every year since I was in seventh grade, and being in high school I figured I’d be able to compete at it every year,” English said. “Last year, it hurt emotionally just to watch and this year it felt so good to get in that ring and throw again. It was probably one of the greatest feelings in the world to be able to win it.”

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Saturday, June 02, 2007

A Modest Proposal

Okay, so this has absolutely nothing to do with football, but it could transform the way we talk about any sport and especially coaching. Is there any cliche more tiresome than "like a deer caught in the headlights"? Personally I have always held to the notion that novel idea of impending death has something to do with the reason deer supposedly freeze before headlights, but this isn't about what is going through Bambi's mind a split second before an F150 is. This is a proposal to replace that phrase with something much more concise: "Flipped". The next time a coach fails to do the obvious just say he's "Flipped".

This would of course honor Piston's coach Flip Saunders who watched Lebron James score 29 of his team's last 30 points one night and on the next night watched an NBA rookie Boobie Gibson come off the bench to hit 5 of 5 three-pointers and score 31 points. I barely made my 7th grade basketball team but if I am Flip, I am using every body on my bench to put out the fires somehow. Heck, my sole worth to my 7th grade team was the 5 fouls I had to give. To Flip's credit, they did send Boobie to the line for 15 free throw attempts. Hey Flip, I hear Seattle is nice. Of course the Sacramento job means you could probably stay at the Palms in Vegas anytime you'd like. Just watch your mouth around Joey Porter at the 21 tables.

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