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No. 6 Hawks rally past Jackets, 52-42

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 11/25/2015 8:07:00 AM

After ridiculously cold shooting in the first quarter, Wininger and the Class A, No. 6 Hawks quickly found their groove, rallying from 13 points down to defeat the Mitchell Bluejackets, 52-42, in Patoka Lake Athletic Conference action at The Hive

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No. 6 Springs Valley slams Lions, 85-21

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 11/21/2015 11:18:00 PM

Hannah Pendley swiped seven steals to lead the defense. Valley (4-0) travels to Mitchell for a Patoka Lake Athletic Conference showdown Tuesday. “We were able to get some transition buckets and made some plays in the half court,” said Schmitt

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Boys basketball season preview: Senators return experience, depth

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 11/19/2015 6:13:00 AM

CAMPBELLSBURG — In the 30-plus years of the Patoka Lake Athletic Conference, West Washington has never won a conference title in boys basketball. Not even a share of the crown. If Sean Smith and the Senators have any say, this year may be the time to fix

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Panthers, 30 turnovers combine to topple young Rams, 55-33

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 11/18/2015 7:18:00 AM

CORYDON — It was all Corydon Central Tuesday night as the Panthers pounced on Paoli in Patoka Lake Athletic Conference action, 55-33. The Class 2A, 10th-ranked Rams proved to be their own worst enemy as they commited 30 turnovers. “That was

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Basketball Jackets hope to take the next step

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 11/17/2015 6:37:00 AM

Coming off a 5-15 campaign that ended with a 67-40 loss against Jasper in the first round of the Washington Sectional, Mitchell has to replace the production of four seniors from a year ago: Two-time All-Patoka Lake Athletic Conference forward Jared Vance

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• Surface Area: 8,880 Acres
Patoka Lake is the second-largest reservoir in the U.S. state of Indiana (after Lake Monroe) and is spread across Dubois, Crawford, and Orange counties in southern Indiana.
Created as a joint effort between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the lake is one of eight such reservoirs built in the state to provide a secure water supply and as a method of flood control. The lake covers 8,800 surface acres (36 km²) of water in the summer.
The lake was created by damming the Patoka River about 118.3 miles (190 km) above its mouth with the Patoka Lake Dam, a 145-feet-high rockfill earthen dam. The lake is fed by several smaller tributaries including Allen Creek, Paint Creek, and Ritter Creek. After the lake was created several parks and nature preserves were established around it totaling 16,920 acres (68.5 km2). The lake and dam is still managed by a cooperative management team of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Patoka Lake is a great place for photography, as it is inhabited by migrating birds, a large variety of fish and beautiful lake shores. The lake has been heavily stocked with bass, bluegill, catfish, redear, crappie, and walleye. Once a year the Lake Association hosts GarDaze, an event bringing in avid fisherman from around the world, including fishing celebrities like Babe Winkleman and Bill Dance. Other facilities include an archery range, boat ramps, a cross-country skiing course, fishing areas (including ice fishing), a disc golf course, trails for hiking and bicycling, hunting areas, interpretive and recreational programs, star parties, picnic shelters, swimming areas, and waterskiing zones. The lake also hosts a large campground with over 500 camping sites.
Patoka Lake has been very beneficial to the surrounding community and the State of Indiana.
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