Butch’s Column

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Butch’s predictions for 2022…..

Well folks, we made it through another crazy year, so what will happen in 2022?...
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Basketball’s beginnings in Montgomery County

Photo courtesy of Butch DaleDarlington High School Basketball Team (1909-10). The high school had only...
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Butch catches two boys cheating

In 1979, I was teaching social studies and PE at Darlington Middle School. Because there...
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Coal Creek Bearcat Outstanding Athlete

One of the top players to sport a Bearcat uniform in the 1960s was Lee...
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Butch Survived 2021 and a Few Mishaps

Well folks, I made it through another year. Sadly, some people didn't. I lost another...
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Feeling down in a senior slump? Me too!

When I reached my 50th birthday, I tried to deny that it represented a turning...
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Butch recalls the greatest basketball shot ever made

OK, all of you basketball fans . . . what is the greatest shot that...
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From Butch . . .

John "Butch" Dale is a retired teacher and County Sheriff. He has also been the...
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Coach Cliff Davis left impressive legacy

Cliff Davis One of the most respected coaches in Montgomery County basketball history was Cliff...
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Butch survived his Mom’s cold remedies

"Well, young man, that's what you get for playing outside in the snow with no...