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PHOTOGRAPHY | MARK MCCOY

December 2009 - January 2010

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PHOTOGRAPHY | MARK MCCOY

December 2009 - January 2010

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LETTER FROM THE GO TEAM OFFICE

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he winter season is finally upon us. Like clockwork, the instant December hit, the good weather went out the window. But the good thing about this time of year is that it’s all about spending time with family and sitting by the fireplace, drinking eggnog and simply enjoying each others’ company – whether it is watching Casey McCoy television, playing board games during a Promotions family game night, driving with friends Coordinator and family to enjoy all the lights around town, going shopping with loved ones for other loved ones, or enjoying a youth basketball game. The point of this season and my challenge to you is, enjoy yourselves this holiday season. Everyone loves receiving holiday cards from friends and family, so be sure to send yours out. There is still time to order your holiday cards with your star athlete on them from www.GoTeamMagazine.com. Now more than ever there is extra incentive. They include envelopes and start at less than 50 cents per card. Plus, you can’t pass up a great deal to get your holiday cards ordered and in addition you get a free 8”x12” photo of your choice. All you have to do is order $25 in merchandise on the website and enter the promo code HOL8x12. It’s as simple as that! Make sure you check out Go Team’s exclusive interview with Coach Tony Lewis, who led the 2009 Reitz High School football team to their IHSAA State Championship

win. Go Team sends huge congratulations to them on their win! Congratulations to Memorial on your very impressive state championship run as well; we were there to cover the majority of it. You can check out all of our pictures from both Memorial and Reitz IHSAA State Championship games at www. GoTeamMagazine.com. While you are there, you can not purchase the pictures from the IHSAA games, however you can purchase pictures from past games that we took throughout the season. I would love to see some Athlete of the Month nominations from these two teams, as well as other teams. If you know an athlete that excels on and off the field, make sure you nominate them to be an Athlete of the Month. Every month the chosen athlete gets a FREE personal photo shoot, FREE plaque, Go Team T-shirt, and they get to be interviewed by me! What more could you ask for?

Go to GoTeamMagazine.com and sign up! IT’S EASY & FREE!

October 2009 Kristi Stratton November 2009 Kacee Kemper December 2009 Pam Tucker Runner’s Up This Month Received a

COUPON PRIZE PACK Deana Herring Noah Brown Bob Stephenson Peggy Stephens

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contents

DECEMBER 2009 JANUARY 2010

editorial BONUS – GIFTS A TO Z – PAGE 11 1 Letter from the Go Team Office By Casey McCoy 3 Coaches’ Corner Reitz Panthers Head Coach Tony Lewis

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6 Champions! Reitz Panthers Are #1! 8 Congrats! To the Memorial Tigers’ awesome season 10 Girl’s Varsity Basketball North vs. Reitz

4 Athlete of the Month Megan McDonald

14 Middle Schoolers’ Varsity Basketball Washington vs. McGary

5 Core Essentials by Chick-Fil-A About Compassion

15 Grappling is Underway! Bosse vs. Mt. Vernon’s Varsity squads

16 Upcoming Go Team Photo Shoots

18 Meet Up! In the water with Memorial and Bosse

Publisher

Bashar Hamami Business Manager

Sharon Tindle sharon@news-4u.com Managing Editor

Dylan Gibbs editor@goteammagazine.com Contributors

Coach Tony Lewis Promotions Coordinator:

Casey McCoy events@goteammagazine.com Account Executives

Carolyn Cummings Nick Doerter Keith LaCrosse Web Programming

29 Brag Blog 30 Schedule of Family Events

19 Discipline and Fun Little martial artists

32 Coupons

20 Regionals Football Action Heritage Hills vs. Memorial 21 From the Bowl Panthers’ prelude to a Championship 22 J-V Middle School Hoops Washington vs. McGary 23 More Traveling in MS B-Ball Evans vs. Helfrich Park

Jeff Lingis Production Supervisor

Amanda Smith art@news-4u.com Graphic Artist

Jaqulyn Woolsey Photography

Mark McCoy

ON THE COVER THIS ISSUE Cuda Dimmitt Reitz Championship Game vs. Lowell

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24 Tipped Off! – J-V Rimsters Memorial vs. Henderson Co.

26 In the Pool: Swimming & Diving Harrison, Memorial & Boonville 27 Middle School Varsity “Net”working Evansville Lutheran vs. St. John’s 28 The Fan’s Page A photo tribute to you – the fanatics in the stands 4 • Browse & Buy Hundreds of Photos Online!! • www.GoTeamMagazine.com

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COACHES CORNER “Play for Each Other” –

A conversation with Reitz Panthers Head Coach Tony Lewis

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T: What are some of the basic elements of your coaching philosophy? Coach Lewis: We have one rule with our football team and that’s, ‘Do what’s right.’ We all know right from wrong, and do we sometimes make mistakes? Yes we do, but ‘Do what’s right’ covers a lot of different aspects, as we tell our kids. The easy test to solve that equation for yourself is if your mom or dad, grandpa or grandma were standing right there, would you do it? And if you wouldn’t then you probably shouldn’t be doing it. As coaches, we want to put our kid’s best interest at heart. If we do that then hopefully everything else will take care of itself.

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Talk about the preparation you go through before training camp and the season. What a lot of people in Evansville and probably throughout the state don’t realize, if they don’t know about their football program, [is] that it’s year-round, unlike what it used to be. Now it’s a year round thing and our kids are lifting in the winter, lifting in the spring and lifting in the summer. They’re doing agility work; they’re doing speed work to get ready for the season. Because of the new rules in Indiana you can basically practice most of the summer except for two weeks – moratorium weeks – that you December 2009 - January 2010

can’t do anything with football. We have a lot of practices before the actual practice starts for the season. This coming year starts August 2; by that time we will have probably had 15-16 practices. Can that be a lot for a kid? Yes it can, but to go along with that we encourage our kids – along with weightlifting, agility and speed work – we want our kids to play in as many sports as [they] can throughout the year. What are some of the essential traits you look for in a young man who plays for you? Number 1: We have to be able to trust him. If we can’t trust him there’s a good chance he won’t play. Number 2: He has to be a hard worker; number 3: He has to be loyal to his teammates and the staff as a whole. And probably one of the most important things is he has to put his team above his individual accolades. This past year the theme of the year was ‘Play for Each Other.’ We told the kids if you’re playing for each other and not worrying about yourself and put guys that you’re lining up next to first as apposed to putting yourself first, then we have a chance to have a special year. It’s amazing what you can accomplish if nobody cares who gets the credit. That goes right along with the theme. What did you learn from coaches, mentors or teachers of your own that you use in your coaching? Number 1: Organization; number 2: Don’t be afraid to delegate responsibilities to different people. I can remember my first head coaching job in Ohio; my first year I didn’t know the assistant coaches because I hadn’t ever been at that school and I made the mistake of trying to do everything myself, because I didn’t know what they could handle and what they couldn’t handle and I looked like a skeleton by the end of the year. I probably lost 20 pounds and my wife and I looked at that picture and we thought, ‘My God, you look terrible.’ Number 3: ‘Let coaches coach.’ If you trust in the coaches, you’ll let them coach, do their job, and as long as they’re doing it for the right reasons, if you have trust in them you’re going to let them do their job. I have a great trust in our coaching staff; I think it’s a great staff. Organization, delegation, and let them do their job!

Coaches differ about this, but is there such as thing as a good loss? I don’t know that I’d ever say there’s a good loss, but there’s a lot of things that can be learned. Last year, when we got beat over in the Border Bowl in Kentucky against Owensboro Sr., I think our kids came back and rededicated themselves to doing the little things right. That loss actually, I think, helped us down the road; it refocused our kids and refocused our staff and made us realize we couldn’t just show up and expect to win; we had to do the little things right to do that. Having said that, in your time as head coach at Reitz, you’ve only lost twice, by a total of only seven points. To what do you attribute your success? Having good players (laughing). We have good players. We have been blessed with good leadership from our seniors; we’ve had good senior groups in both years. We have a great staff, a great assistant coaching staff that puts our kids in the position to be successful. I think those are the main things. Describe your feelings when it hit you that your team would become the State Champions. Excited. Excited for our kids who worked their butt off from the winter-on. Excited for our staff who put in tons of hours away from their family and [I’m] obviously privileged to be a part of such a neat experience. Thanks to Coach Lewis for giving Go Team his time. For the unabridged version of this interview, visit www. goteammagazine.com. For advertising information, call (812) 429-3907 • 5


ATHLETE OF THE MONTH Awards? National Champion for Competitive Cheer twenty-two times. Extracurricular activities (besides sports are you involved in)? Mt. Vernon Yearbook staff, Burdette Park life guard. Do you belong to any organizations? Key Club, DECA, 4.0 distinguished honor roll. What is the best part of being on a team? Getting to know your teammates and making friends with them.

Grade? Sophomore at Mt. Vernon High School. What sports do you play or have been involved in? Volleyball, Cheerleading, Track.

Favorite sport or team to watch? Football games.

Who is your role model? My family. What are your future plans? Go to college and cheer in college.

FIRST THING I DO WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?

THING THAT’S BEEN IN YOUR LOCKER THE LONGEST?

TEAMMATES WOULD BE SHOCKED TO KNOW I …?

I’D LOVE TO COMPETE AGAINST?

FAVORITE PLAY LIST ON MY IPOD?

Pop my back/stretch out.

A Mt. Vernon Football mug, last year it would have been a milk carton.

That my dog’s name is Pepsi.

A Chinese team.

On the Go.

DO YOU KNOW AN OUTSTANDING ATHLETE? LET US KNOW! Log on to GoTeamMagazine.com and nominate someone today!

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Favorite sport to play? Competitive Cheerleading.

What do you do mentally and physically to prepare for a game or competition? Stretch, and try not to be too serious and have fun.

How does being involved in sports help you in every day life? It helps me be responsible with my time and spend time with my friends.


Core Value of the Month: COMPASSION COMPASSION:

Caring enough to do something about someone else’s need. Following through from recognizing a need, to deciding to help, to taking action is the process of showing compassion. Why is it important to teach compassion as a value? Because doing something about someone else’s need helps us to: Look outside ourselves. Children start life aware only of their needs and wants. Focusing on personal desires is not something that we need to be taught. Seeing the problems of others around us is a learned skill. Finding and pointing out examples of needs is the most direct way to teach this first component of compassion. Connect decisions and actions. Recognizing needs around us awakens our concern. But concern grows into compassion when action is taken to care for the need. Community service, charity work and contributions are all examples of actions motivated by compassion. When

children show compassion, they are learning to turn decisions into actions which have immediate benefits and enduring value. Build an attitude of gratefulness. The receiver of a compassionate gift or act is not the only one who benefits. A child can easily recognize the contrast between having and not having something valuable. Children begin to learn gratefulness when they see that they have something of value to give. Demonstrate worth. Some needs are small and can be met quickly and simply. Children come to realize that caring enough about someone else’s need may mean giving up a desire of their own, temporarily or permanently. But in any case, the focus should be the worth of the person rather than the value of the gift. 2009 Core Essentials, Inc. All rights reserved. www.coreessentials.org

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FOOTBALL - Reitz vs. Lowell - State Championship

Dylan Brendal

Cuda Dimmitt

Jeffrey Hudson, Ma

tt McIntosh

Jeffrey Hudson

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Cuda Dimmitt, Tony Ewers

Mike Clem

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Josh Balbach, Ma

tt McIntosh, Zack

Wimpelberg

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Alordo Bell

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FOOTBALL Memorial vs. Lafayette

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GIRLS BASKETBALL North vs. Reitz

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BASKETBALL - Varsity Washington vs. McGary

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WRESTLING - Bosse vs. Mt. Vernon

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11/30/09 11/4/09 11/23/09 12/3/09 11/12/09 11/13/09 11/4/09 11/24/09 12/1/09 11/19/09 11/16/09 12/4/09

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Basketball North vs. Reitz Basketball Washington vs. McGary (JV) Wrestling Mt. Vernon vs. Bosse Swimming Memorial vs. Bosse Martial Arts Chad’s Studio Football Heritage Hills vs. Memorial Basketball Washington vs. McGary (Varsity) Basketball Evans vs. Helfrich Park Basketball Memorial vs. Henderson Co. Basketball Harwood vs. Helfrich Park Swimming & Diving Harrison, Memorial & Boonville Basketball Evansville Lutheran vs. St. John’s

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EVENTS WILL BE POSTED TO GoTeamMagazine.com Girls Freshman Basketball

Harrison at Central

12/10/09

Open Archery Shoot

at South Middle School (Henderson)

12/12/09

Boys Middle School Basketball

TBA

12/14/09

Martial Arts/Karate

at East/West Karate

12/15/09

High School Girls Bowling

Mater Dei at Franklin Lanes

12/16/09

Hockey

Mites at Swonder

01/09/10

Private Middle School Championship

at Evansville Lutheran

01/15/10

All Ages Archery

Henderson, KY

01/23/10

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SWIMMING Memorial vs. Bosse

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MARTIAL ARTS - Chad’s School

Levi Vanada

Sensei Chad Dossett Seth Cates

Kobe Cheaney, Casey Harman

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Casey Harman

Autumn Mills, Heather Yellig (Kid’s Instructor) December 2009 - January 2010

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REGIONAL FOOTBALL Heritage Hills vs. Memorial


FOOTBALL - Reitz vs. Cathedral

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BASKETBALL - JV McGary vs. Washington

Savon Luckett Anthony Outlaw

David Wright 24 • Browse & Buy Hundreds of Photos Online!! • www.GoTeamMagazine.com

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BASKETBALL Helfrich Park vs. Evans

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JV BASKETBALL Memorial vs. Henderson

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BASKETBALL - Helfrich Park vs. Harwood Dylan Brooks

Brandon Johns

Wyatt Miller

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SWIMMING - Harrison, Memorial & Boonville

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BASKETBALL EV Lutheran vs. St. John’s

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FAN’S PAGE

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BRAG BLOG Adam Guth age 13 Sports – Basketball and track Adam has been running before he could walk. He ran with his Fisher Price walker everywhere. Now he’s an honor student at Helfrich Park Middle School & he’s still running. He ran cross country this fall winning the Helfrich meet & finishing 4th in the Ball Park run & the City Middle School cross country meet. Currently, he’s running up & down the basketball courts at Helfrich. In the spring, he’ll be running around the track. He’s looking forward to going to Reitz next year & continuing to run. -- Theda Guth

Segann March age 16 Sports – Track & Field, swimming Segann is a great athlete and a hard worker. She only strives for the best and is a great team player. She has accomplished so many goals as a junior in high school. She participates in three sports: Track, soccer, and swimming. I believe she will go far in her career. She also keeps up her grades and helps her team mates out and has a job as well. -- Tim March

Kelsey Burns age 16 Sports – Diving and cheerleading This is her first year diving. Harrison does not have a diving coach, so Kelsey has pretty much been trying to teach herself with handouts that the swim coach has given her. In her first meet, she finished in fourth place out of six. She works hard on everything she does and she deserves to be recognized. -- Lori Burns

Austin Loveless age 14 Sport – Basketball

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Austin is a great team player and works very hard on the court. -- Austin Loveless

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS “VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS— CHRISTMAS IS A CIRCUS” The Reitz Home Continuing through January 3, 2010

“RITZY’S FANTASY OF LIGHTS” Garvin Park - Through January 3, 2010 Once again, Ritzy’s presents the largest winter light show in Indiana. Benefiting Easter Seals, this drive through Garvin Park features a mile of light displays with elaborate “Fantasy Land” scenes. If a car isn’t your thing, horse-drawn carriage rides are also available nightly.

“SANTALAND” Acorn Park December 20, 2009 to December 21, 2009 Between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., visit with Santa and his helpers and get FREE picture taken with Santa Claus. Also present will be Spongebob, Barney, and Sesame Street characters. Local choirs and bands will also be present for performances. Donut Bank will provide hot chocolate and cookies!

For more details call (812) 435-6141 For more details call (812) 424-4881 “MY FATHER’S LOVE” Washington Square Mall Through December 25

The Reitz Home celebrates the holidays this year by decorating its rooms in Christmas fashion. Each room of the Reitz Home will be decorated by different persons and businesses from the area. This year’s theme is “Christmas is a Circus – A Victorian Christmas.”

“My Father’s Love” is a display of artistic ability that also combines art, math, and a miraculous process. Washington Square Mall touts it as a story of how God gives gifts and talents, and how these talents are used to bring Him glory. For more details call (812) 477-3285

“STORIES WITH SANTA” EVPL Library Branches December 15, 16, 17 Santa Claus will be appearing at area branches of the Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library to share stories, songs, and take photos. Bring your camera! For more details visit www.evpl.org

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