NEWBURGH, Ind. — This week I thought we might head south from Daviess County toward Evansville. Everyone knows that Castle High School is one of the longest road trips sports fans in Daviess County have to make. However, maybe this will make that trip a little more pleasant. In all honesty, Newburgh is not really a “funky-off -the-beaten-path-BBQ-kind-of-town.” It’s more of a “just-been-to-the-GAP-ready-for-a- Starbucks-kind-of-town.” However, if Starbucks is your cup of cappachino, then know that if you turn left on the Lloyd Expressway you will certainly pass one before making the turn up to Castle North, South or High School. Also on the Lloyd is Boston’s Pizza and Pub. It is a small chain that is a little upscale from an Applebees. In all honesty, the pizza is very good, with a lot of gourmet varieties like Hawaiian or Thai chicken. There are plenty of appetizers, as well as burgers, pasta and ribs. They have a decent beer selection, as well as several margaritas specials. Another choice just off the Lloyd is Turoni’s Pizza. This is not the main location, which is in downtown Evansville. However, it is the same thin-crust pizza and same microbrewery ale. The Brew Pub is downtown and features, red, blonde and India Pale Ale along with seasonal brews. I believe the next specialty brew is Helles Bock which comes out in the spring. If you have Castle on the schedule, then there is a pretty good chance you are going to have to make a trip to Boonville as well at some point. If so, then you might want to try Yesterdaze Tavern right on the square. I was there before soccer sectional this year. The sandwiches and appetizers were very good and they also had a nice selection of desserts available, along with having Derr’s Soda, which is also made in Boonville. These are old-fashioned sodas, with flavors like pineapple-orange, and strawberry and cream. Just about any trip south means a trip through Petersburg. I have been to many little league and youth basketball tourneys at Pike Central and Petersburg and it always included a stop at Dairy Queen, however, sadly, the DQ is no more. Another change down there includes the relocation of Joe Mama’s Pizza to a location further south on 57. Not a lot of choice, but not a bad place to take 12 little leaguers. As always, let me know if you find a neat little spot somewhere.
Heading south to Newburgh
Stop acting like sports are life and death
I’ve followed sports for much of my 27 years on earth, but one inescapable fact has caught my attention lately - sports make people crazy. You can't get around the fact that rooting for your favorite team can enrage you and turn you into a ravenous sports junkie. Passion isn’t always a bad thing, but combined with hatred for the rival of your favorite team can turn into something ugly and disgusting.
A confession directly from Genoa City, Wis.
I am a confessed hopeless addict. And, after a conversation this week, even my co-workers know the ugly truth. I rarely go an entire week without catching up on my soap opera - The Young and the Restless.
Quite simply less is more
Money can’t buy happiness, or at least that’s what you have been told. In Major League Baseball there has been a hot debate on when and how much should a team spend to improve the team on the field.
Daviess County talent runs deep
Oakland City University head men’s basketball coach Dr. Mike Sandifar has a long and successful career.
He has a combined high school and college mark of 631-383 and is 427-234 at Oakland City in a career that covers 1987-1999 and 2003-2013.
The thrill of the grass
In the spring, they say a young man’s fancy turns to — baseball.
Jackie still a hero after all these years
Too often in our society we put elite athletes on a pedestal so high that they are referred to as heroes and we talk about the so-called adversity they face. This, of course, is laughable on every level.
A lifelong love of golf
It was an unusually cold, snowy day in April as I looked out the window at the clubhouse nearly 20 years ago.
Winter was hanging on, and golf on that particular Monday was not going to happen.
All she needs is GPS, notebook
Lately some residents may have seen an out-of-county car driving aimlessly around town in search of some destination that even the youngest kiddo could find in a matter of seconds. That car would be mine, and the driver, who on occasion has nearly turned the wrong way down one way streets would be me, Lindsay Owens. Fear not though. I have GPS and a collection of maps Columbus would have envied.
At home - at Last
Today, on the Korean peninsula, missiles are pointed, troops are being amassed and political temperatures are reaching the boiling point.
IU still working towards sixth banner
Monday night in Atlanta, Louisville won the school’s first National Championship since the year I was born - 1986. This accomplishment is significant to Indiana basketball fans, because the last two times the Cardinals cut down the nets (1980, 1986), the Hoosiers did it the following year. The stat, of course means nothing, other than both schools had strong programs in the 1980s.
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