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    Never broken a bone. Never been hunting or fishing. Never been fired from a job. Never owned a dog or a cat. I am part of a Guinness World Record. I have only loved one woman. I am more comfortable speaking in front of a large crowd than in a one-on-one conversation. I have a state championship football ring.
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    Tonight is rather bittersweet for me. Going to really miss working Opening Day. Always one of my favorite days of the year. But hopefully the squad starts out on fire!
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    According to an email sent to soccer parents, Coach Forshey is out as this year's head coach. Forshey would have been going into his second year with the girl's program. The team captured it's first 33rd district title in school history last year. He's got some talent. Forshey has been involved in all practices this summer until today. JV coach Chelsea Schulte will take over as the head coach for the team. This will be the third coach in three years. Hope the girls can keep it moving and maintain the momentum they finished the year with.
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    On KHSAA transfer form it has cessation of a sport as exception to transfer rule.
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    Bert Schloemer had always been more of a bowler, himself. You could oftentimes find him competing in the mixed couples league or the social league at Bowlounge Lanes in Latonia. Bert and his wife Juanita owned a delicatessen on Taylor Mill Road in Taylor Mill where they raised their family in a house adjacent to the delicatessen. They were members at St. Anthony Church where their children attended elementary at the parish school. Following his graduation from the 8th grade, son George headed off to Covington Catholic. He had never played basketball before, but his lanky 6’4” frame caught the eye of head basketball coach Mote Hils and his assistant Roger Brockman, the head freshman coach. Coach Hils had taken over the Cov Cath basketball team after the 1963 season and had been working on improving their record with each passing year. George went out for the team and started on the freshman squad, which finished in 3rd place in the Northern Kentucky Freshman Regional Tournament that year. Although officially listed on the reserve squad the following year, Schloemer started seeing varsity playing time as a sophomore, even leading the Colonels in scoring with 14 points in their district tournament game against Holy Cross that year. Hils moved him to a starting position on the varsity team at the beginning of his junior year, playing center for the Colonels. Despite spending most of his time posted up beneath the basket looking for rebounds, George led the team in scoring in more than 10 of their games his junior year, averaging in double-digits for the season. The season ended disappointingly, though, when Cov Cath, ranked 6th in the state, failed to make the 9th Region Tournament after an 83-69 loss to Holy Cross in the 34th District Semifinals on the Colonels’ home court. Holy Cross was exacting a little revenge for Cov Cath beating them 62-59 in the finals of the holiday invitational tournament they hosted earlier that season at their own home court in Latonia. In the fall of 1966, the Colonels were ranked #1 in the region, and George Schloemer was listed as one of the Louisville Courier-Journal’s pre-season top 24 players in the state. Cov Cath quickly climbed to a spot as one of the top 10 teams in the state. After winning the Ashland Invitational Tournament (George was named to the All-Tournament team), the Colonels would compete for the first time in the Louisville Invitational Tournament, with an early exit in the first round. George was once again pacing the Colonels on the scoreboard during the regular season, averaging 14.5 points per game, and the team headed into tournament time with an average margin of victory at nearly 20 points during the regular season. Cov Cath cruised to victory in the district tournament and won the regional tournament in three dominating games over Highlands, New Cath, and Holmes. It was Covington Catholic’s first trip to the Kentucky Sweet 16. The Colonels faced Paducah-Tilghman in the first round, and handled them with a 76-49 win. Schloemer had over a third of the team’s points in the game, going 13-19 on FGs and scoring 28 points, along with 12 rebounds. In fact, his 17 points at the game’s half was equal at that point to Paducah’s team total. The tournament quarterfinals brought on Monticello, and the Colonels again won easily, 66-44 with Schloemer leading the team with 21 points and 16 rebounds. Cov Cath faced Central in the semifinals. The Yellowjackets were looking to avenge a loss earlier in the season when the #4 ranked Colonels had knocked them out of their #2 spot in the Litkenhous Ratings, but the Colonels rolled again with a 67-55 win, and George once again led the team with 21 points. That brought on the Sweet 16 Finals, and the 37-1 Earlington Yellowjackets. Just prior to the game, Earlington’s coach Bob Fox told the newspaper reporters that their plan was clear – “We have to stop their big boy.” And the Yellowjackets did just that, holding Schloemer scoreless in the first half. The game came down to the final seconds when Cov Cath scored to go up 53-52 with 6 seconds remaining. The team backpedaled down the court awaiting Earlington’s inbounds pass, a long one-handed throw to Justin Sharp. Sharp dribbled quickly and threw up a shot from about 40 feet out. Randy Noll and George Schloemer were lined up beneath the basket for Cov Cath, but the long shot banked hard off the backboard, over Schloemer’s shoulder, and into the chest of Earlington’s Tyrone Hopson. Hopson quickly slipped between Noll and Schloemer and popped in an easy 3-foot jumper just before the buzzer sounded the Yellowjackets’ 54-53 victory over the Colonels. George was quoted in the Courier-Journal after the game saying, “It was my fault. I should have had that rebound.” Despite their loss, Schloemer received more votes than any other player on the 1967 Sweet 16’s All-Tournament Team. He was a member of the 1967 Courier-Journal All-State Team along with Jim McDaniels (Allen Co), Jim Rose (Hazard), Henry Bacon (Male), Ralph Mayes (Central City), Bobby Jones (Frankfort), Clarence Glover (Caverna), Felix Thruston (Owensboro), Jerome Perry (Manual), Justin Sharp (Earlington), and Dwaine Boucher (Franklin County). He was also named to the East team in 1967 edition of Kentucky’s annual East-West All-Star Game. In 64 total games for the Cov Cath basketball team, Schloemer scored a career 902 points, for an average 14.1 points per game and had a career free throw average of 69.5%. He has since been named to the Covington Catholic Hall Of Fame along with former teammates Mick Burke, Mike Dacey, Joe Fritz, Dick Berger, Dale Overmann, Randy Noll, and Jim Cooper. In 2006, the Cincinnati Enquirer ranked George at #42 on their list of “Region’s Best In High School Basketball,” an all-time list of top prep basketball players throughout all of Greater Cincinnati. George was heavily recruited by Adolph Rupp at the University of Kentucky, but opted to play for Don Donoher at the University of Dayton after the Flyers finished as the runner-up to UCLA in the 1967 NCAA Tournament. The Flyers had first-round exits from the NCAA Tournament in his freshman and sophomore years, as well as a first-round exit from the National Invitational Tournament in his junior year. They did not make any post-season tournaments in his final year at Dayton. About the time that George was starting at UD, younger brothers Mark and Doug were starting to make some noise on the Northern Kentucky grade school basketball scene, and after a brief amount of pleading with their parents, father Bert along with a swarm of neighborhood boys would dig out a basketball court next door to their home, adjacent to Bert’s S&S Market on Taylor Mill Road. It was about half the size of a regulation court, but that was where Mark and Doug would spend their hours practicing in preparation for their own high school careers in the 9th Region. In the fall of 1971, Mark followed in older brother George’s footsteps, enrolling at Covington Catholic and arriving in the first following legendary Coach Mote Hils’ departure to start the men’s basketball program at Northern Kentucky State College. In his freshman year, Mark was one of the keys to the Colonels’ 1972 win in the Northern Kentucky Freshman Regional Tournament – one of more than 25 Covington Catholic titles in that tourney. Mark clocked in slightly shorter than George at 6’3” and played forward in his junior and senior years for head coach Dick Maile (a former Covington Catholic star himself, and a two-time All-SEC Conference Team member at LSU). Mark was one of the top scorers on both the 1974 and 1975 Colonels Basketball teams, often topping 20 points per game while still competing for the top scoring spot on the team alongside teammates Dale Ratterman, Jimmy Berger and Ken Mueller. Despite Cov Cath’s 4th place finish in the 1974 Ashland Invitational tournament, he was named to the All-Tournament team. The Colonels soundly beat Boone County in the first round of the Boone County Invitational Tournament that year, but would suffer a disappointing 1-point loss to the Rebels in the opening round of the 9th Region Tournament. As Mark was finishing up is junior year at Covington Catholic in 1974, younger brother Doug was finishing up his junior high career at Holmes, where he had opted to play instead of Covington Catholic. Doug had already been turning coaches’ heads in the area since starting on Mark’s 6th grade basketball team as a 2nd grader. In 1975, Doug’s freshman year at Holmes he had his official coming out for the Bulldogs, finishing the 1975 season at #11 for individual scoring in the 9th Region (419), #2 for field goal percentage (57.3%), and #12 for free throw percentage (70.9%). Older brother Mark would top Doug for rebounds with 223 rebs to Doug’s 172. Mark also made the top 20 list in the region for field goal percentage, finishing at #18 with 48.5%. The big game of the year in 1975 came on January 7th, when Holmes faced Covington Catholic. Older brother Mark was starting for the Colonels as a senior, and younger brother Doug was a starting freshman for the Bulldogs. The brothers Schloemer both played forward for their respective teams. In the game, the elder Schloemer was outscored 21-16 by the younger, but the Colonels came away with an 88-87 victory on account of free throw shooting by the team – Cov Cath converted on 18 FTs to Holmes’ 17. Mark Schloemer’s high school career would end in the finals of the 1975 9th Region Tournament when Newport Catholic defeated Covington Catholic with a last-second basket to win 60-59. After graduation, Mark continued his basketball career at Thomas More College. Doug still had three more years of high school ball to play. As a sophomore, the Bulldogs would overcome the hump, making their first appearance in the Kentucky Sweet 16 since 1951. Holmes drew Henry Clay as their first round opponent in the ’76 state tournament. The Blue Devils had beaten them already in January of that season, and Henry Clay would once again prove too much for Holmes, beating them 74-65 despite the Bulldogs’ one point lead going into the 4th quarter of the game. Doug was named to the All-District and then the All-Region Team by the coaches in the 9th that year, and he came in second in voting for the 9th Region Most Valuable Player award. He was also named second team All-State. Doug’s junior year made for the second of three straight appearances in the Kentucky Sweet 16 for Holmes. Schloemer saw to that personally in the Region Finals. Holmes and Newport had been switching back and forth all season long between the first and second place spots in Northern Kentucky polls. The two teams faced off in the 9th Region finals, and after the Bulldogs called a timeout with 10 seconds on the clock and the Wildcats leading by one, the ball was put into Doug’s hands for a final shot. Schloemer’s jumper won the game 77-66. Holmes drew Murray as their first round opponent in the ’77 state tournament, but despite Doug’s team-leading 26 points and 11 rebounds, the Bulldogs were once again sent home after the first round with a 100-93 loss. Doug was once again named to the All-District and All-Region Teams, and he was also voted to the 1st team of the coaches’ All-State team, as well as 2nd team on both the Herald-Leader’s and Courier-Journal’s All-State Teams. During his junior year, Schloemer also set Holmes’ school career scoring record at 1738, beating the previous record of 1631 set in 1958 by Tom Herron. His senior year, 1978, Doug was hot, boasting a 34 point game in the opening round of the 31st Louisville Invitational Tournament. Holmes’ loss to Shelby County in the LIT semifinals was the only loss of their 31-1 regular season, and Doug was on the hunt for the Kentucky Mr. Basketball title. Holmes trounced Ashland 86-60 in the first round, and beat Bowling Green 83-71 in the quarterfinals (Schloemer led the team with 24 points against Bowling Green). In the semis they beat Christian County 75-59, with Doug and teammate John Wimzie scoring 21 points each. The finals brought on Shelby County, also in their third of three straight appearances in the Kentucky Sweet 16. It would be a rematch, and a chance for Holmes to get revenge for their sole loss of the season to Shelby County in the LIT. Despite the fact that Shelby County was ranked #1 in the state in pre-season polls, and had spent most of the season as the state’s top-ranked team, Holmes led the game 16-13 after the first quarter and 28-27 at the half. Then the Rockets came back out of halftime with a 22-point third quarter to go up 49-46, but the Bulldogs fought back to a lead in the fourth quarter, with Sheby County’s Charles Hurt hitting a 15-foot jumper at the buzzer to send the game into overtime tied up at 64. About 25-seconds into the overtime period, Schloemer drove in and tossed in a layup. Charles Hurt went up to challenge the shot and the ball came flying back out of the basket as the net popped up out of the rim, but goal-tending was not called as Shelby County took control of the ball. Freedom Hall echoed with boos and yelling after the no-call. Overtime was a defensive fight, and despite Holmes’ confidence being shaken by the call (or lack thereof), Schloemer still scored the first two points of the period on a pair of foul shots. Shelby County answered with a bucket by Don Murphy. With 34 seconds left in overtime, Doug was called for a foul while contesting Shelby County’s Norris Beckley for a rebound, and Beckley calmly sank both of his free throws. The Rockets successfully warded off any further opportunity for Holmes to score, and Shelby County took home the 1978 title with a 68-66 win in OT. Charles Hurt would reportedly admit after the game that he had goal-tended on Schloemer's shot at the beginning of overtime. Doug was the point leader in the title game with 25 points, set the career scoring record at Holmes with 2618 points, and would go on to win the 1978 Mr. Basketball Award after finishing the season with an average of 24.4 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. For a third straight year he was named All-District and All-Region, All-State. His fellow All-Staters were Jerry Eaves (Ballard), Vince Taylor (Tates Creek), Charles Hurt (Shelby County), Steve Barker (Apollo), Dirk Minniefield (Lafayette), Norris Beckley (Shelby County), Junie Redden (Frankfort), Michael Scearce (Henry Clay), and Jeff Jones (Apollo). Doug went on to attend the University of Cincinnati where he would play guard and forward for coach Ed Badger from 1978-1982 and would finish with 276 points in 84 games played. His most notable claim to fame from his time at UC was providing the winning shot in the longest game in NCAA Division I history, ending the Bearcats game against the Bradley Braves in the 7th overtime with a 15-foot jumper, bringing a final score of 75-73. Since his college graduation, Doug has been named to the NKAC Hall Of Fame, LaRosa’s Sports Hall Of Fame, Kentucky Basketball Hall Of Fame, and the Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall Of Fame. In 2006, the Cincinnati Enquirer ranked him at #20 on their list of “Region’s Best In High School Basketball,” an all-time list of top prep basketball players throughout all of Greater Cincinnati. In March of 2013, George, Mark and Doug were all inducted into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of fame together.
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    The NFLPA announced that it has reached an agreement with players on moving forward with the 2020 season. The NFLPA said that its board approved the deal by a 29-3 margin. The NFL network reported that the agreement will allow high-risk players to opt out from the upcoming season due to coronavirus concerns. The league will also spread out the financial impact from the upcoming year over the next four seasons. The league projects lower revenue due to the coronavirus. The NFLPA said earlier this week that it was pushing for enhanced testing, treatment and contact tracing protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic as part of the deal.
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    Never been drunk. Been to traffic school 6 times. Never flown. Can't put my arms down.
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    Strong start for the new guys. Moose, Castellanos and Shogo all had good games tonight.
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    Solid start for the Reds. Fun game to watch with a lot of exciting new pieces for this ball club. On a side note, I've been playing MLB The Show 20 on PS4 since March. I had forgotten that Moustakas and Castellanos were both new to the Reds this season. They've been two of my favorite players for over 4 months now.
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    Nice Reds debut for Pendleton County's Nate Jones.
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    Crowd's kind of dead for Opening Day.
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    I am gonna need a little more action in this thread.
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    How much are they saving on maintenance by being able to play multiple sports for multiple years without ever having to seed, water, or mow?
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    I now know 4 people who have tested positive for the virus. All are related to work. A fellow who tested positive over a month ago is due back to work on Monday. He had no symptoms but tested positive second time after his 1st 14 day quarantine. His last test was negative after a 2nd 14 day quarantine. A customer service agent who was already working from home caught it from her husband. Her daughter also tested positive for Covid. For some reason, her husband's test results took more than 2 weeks to process, and though they came back positive, by the time he got them, he had been symptom free from more than 2 weeks and was cleared to return to work. He had a mild flu like symptoms, nothing more. The daughter had no symptoms at all. The CSR from my workplace had mild cold symptoms and had lost her sense of taste and smell. With the exception of her senses, which are improving, she has recovered. Since she is working from home, she has not missed a day of work.
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    Can you bite off someone's ear, using dentures? Asking for a friend.
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    We’ve done this the last several years as well. I don’t marinate though. Just cover it in a garlic pepper rub, and let it sit overnight and then grill.
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    Oh definitely, but I am reading that even the pitchers are admitting that the hitters are way ahead of them.
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    At Christmas we grill the whole beef tenderloin after a day of marinating. Slice around 1 to 1 1/2 inches. Perfect.
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    The Schloemer’s are great people. Doug played youth basketball for my dad and he could fill it up. I never knew George, but Mark is a great guy as well. Certainly miss the days of the Newport Boys Club. Best basketball in the area was played there back in the day.
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    If I'm at a premium steakhouse, it's a Filet all day. If I'm a Texas Roadhouse type of place it's Sirloin, it's really hard to screw up a sirloin. As Grant said, Wagyu or Kobe is really hard to beat. Most tender steaks that I've ever had. The taste is a slight bit "wild" but they are great.
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    How about “The Washington Football Team”? How’s that sound?
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    If you were my Dad, I would ask you not to go to the reception. RSVP be damned. It isn't worth the risk, in my opinion. Hope it all works out, Pete. Tough spot to be in.
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    The number of cases statewide has increased by more than 140%, so there could be a case made that the mask ordinances are working, I rarely see anybody inside a business without a mask. You were down here. People are following the laws. The allegations of fraud are rampant, but with the exception of the investigative reports made by channel 35 in Orlando, I've seen no creditable proof of such. They started the month off testing like crazy, but with all the fraud allegations, it has dropped to about 80,000 tests a day, statewide. Yes. I am a nerd. I keep a running spreadsheet.
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    Here's another one of those things folks keep trotting out there as proof that the numbers are skewed. The positive result the CDC is referring to in the above statement is related to the Covid Antibody test. That test only confirms if you've had Covid in the past, and is not used to determine if you've currently got Covid or not. The antibody test is not used when determining cause of death. The viral test is the test that is used to determine whether or not you have an active CV 19 infection, and the results from a viral test is actually what is used when determining if a death was Covid related or not. So your statement regarding the common cold couldn't be more incorrect. It's important to take in the whole context...you can't just pick and choose bullett points. Here is the CDC information for the Viral test and antibody test and how they are used, and why they are different. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/diagnostic-testing.html. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/serology-overview.html I urge everyone to do your due diligence before you jump on these memes and posts from non reliable sources, because the misinformation that is being spread by those who are quick to grab on to the conspiracy/hoax/media agenda theories, are causing people to make bad decisions regarding their health.
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    You are correct. Like most diseases, you die as a result of complications associated with the disease which lead to other complications. It's why you hear expressions like "AIDS related pneumonia." I will be interested to see if people begin discrediting flu or other numbers here forward.
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    I’m sure they do the same thing for the flu as far as counting people who die with the flu.
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    @TheDeuce Your apology is excepted my friend! It was a honest discussion between two adults that didn’t result between name calling and fighting. Our country could be a better place without all the divisions that are troubling our country. I’ve pretty much already turned the news off as I don’t need the added stress with some issues I am currently battling in my private life.
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    If they have to change the mascot this 100% should be the way they go... Brigadiers would be awesome. Keep the colors the same but have the helmets reads "BRIGS" instead of "REBELS"
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    I should go ahead and apologize to @Rebelregardless of what the outcome turns out to be. I said he was “100% wrong” when I didn’t have the proof in my own hands. Lesson learned. My apologies.
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    This article from October 6, 1963 states that the school ordered their first senior class rings the week prior, and that the rings include "the school name "Rebels" for the high school athletes."
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