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  • John Martino MARTINO: New year brings some new commitments

    Well, it looks like the Mayans were wrong and we’ll all get the chance to enjoy another year. But with all the hype and hoopla regarding the end of the world, couldn’t we have had at least one dead guy rise from a shallow grave and stumble around zombie-like for a few hours?

    December 29, 2012 2 Photos

  • De la Bastide: Racing season tips off with New Year’s Day Bash

    Weather permitting the 2013 racing season in central Indiana will begin on New Year’s Day.
    Anderson Speedway will be hosting the annual New Year’s Day Bash with racing action set to begin at 1 p.m. I always recommend that people dress like they’re attending a Chicago Bears game at Soldier Field in December.

    December 26, 2012

  • outdoors 1202 MARTINO: Deer hunting needs mystery

    I was sitting high up in a stately oak, its branches extended out like the arms of a coddling mother. In the darkness, a gentle breeze rustled the leaves not yet ready to make their descent to the forest floor.

    December 1, 2012 2 Photos

  • outdoors 1111 MARTINO: Area hunters come across unexpected find

    It’s something we’ve all heard about but few have ever seen in person, or ever will. It’s no secret that during the deer breeding season, adult bucks will sometimes fight each other.

    November 10, 2012 2 Photos

  • outdoors 1104 MARTINO: Ryan pursues his passions in spite of injury

    It can happen in the blink of an eye. We refuse to think about it, but the truth remains. Without a moment’s notice, the rest of our life can change in a split second, sometimes through no fault of our own.

    November 3, 2012 2 Photos

  • de la Bastide: Bernard’s departure leaves IndyCar Series in turmoil

    The timing of the ousting of Randy Bernard as CEO of IndyCar couldn’t have been worst for teams and tracks looking to sign 2013 sponsorship packages.

    October 31, 2012

  • Common traits put top hunters ahead of pack

    We all know them. Those people who seem to collect trophy deer almost every season. They say roughly 75 percent of all big-game animals are taken by only 10 percent of the bowhunters. I am not sure if this is true, but what I do know is there are people who seem to take trophy animals on a consistent basis.

    October 20, 2012

  • Ken de la Bastide de la Bastide: Chase wild-card spots are up for grabs

    With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heading to Richmond this weekend for the final race of its “regular season,” it is crunch time for drivers still hoping to make the 10-race Chase for the Championship.

    September 4, 2012 1 Photo

  • Ken de la Bastide de la Bastide: U.S. Nationals set for this weekend

    The last big racing event of the year in Indianapolis will take place this weekend with the NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

    August 28, 2012 1 Photo

  • Bowman: Thoughts, ramblings from Smackdown

    Kudos to all involved who helped make the first running of the Sprint Car Smackdown for the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series the happening that it was. As it turned out, it looks like it was the first of many more to come in the future.

    August 28, 2012

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