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2011-12 Girls County Basketball Championship. Dec 29, 2012. (Photo/Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)


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With all of the snow cancellations, plus the normal slowdown of local high school athletics around the holiday break, I’ve had plenty of time to contemplate.

If National Geographic launched an expedition deep into Andrew Luck’s rain forest of a beard, how many new species would be discovered?

How did we reach the point where the Indiana University women’s basketball team is more of a national tournament threat than the men’s program? (Congrats to IU coach Curt Miller, who has incorporated homegrown female talent into the No. 22-ranked Hoosiers’ rebuild).

This snow and ice is a pain in the rear, but it does a soul good to see and hear of so many motorists stopping in sub-zero temperatures to help strangers who have driven into a snow bank or have a dead battery.

More than any other subject, though, my wandering mind keeps coming back to the defunct Hancock County Basketball Tournament.

The county tourney was put to rest following last year’s event, which featured, as it had every season since 2003-04, the Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon and New Palestine boys and girls basketball teams.

The original Hancock County Tourney was a pre-consolidation, boys-only event that lasted from 1920 through 1967.

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