COACH'S CORNER: Some things I heard lately
by Mike Wright, Cadiz Record Columnist
Jul 18, 2012 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With all the tragedy and grief our community has been through in the past several days, I though this week’s column could possibly provide some relief on a lighter note.

Therefore, I thought I’d tell you a couple stories from my recent travels.

Let’s get started with the first.

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We have a local magistrate who just happens to double as an expert hunter. In order to protect the innocent or guilty, the magistrate will go unnamed in this column.

Mr. Magistrate claims that his wife had been nagging him to take her deer hunting for several years. Finally, Mr. Magistrate relented and agreed this past winter.

Mr. Magistrate took his wife out in the field, set her up beside a tree and moved on a couple hundred yards away. As soon as he sat down, he heard shooting. Directly after the shooting, he could hear a man and woman shouting at each other.

Mr. Magistrate thought, “What in the world has happened? I’ve got to go check it out.”

Mr. Magistrate claims that he scurried down to where he left his wife. Upon reaching her, he found her and another man shouting at each other.

The man said, “Look woman, you can have the animal, just let me get my saddle off of it.”

You can believe that at your own risk.

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Story No. 2:

I spent some time recently at a conference with the jailer from Carlisle County. I have never seen anybody as proud of a dog as the Carlisle County jailer is of his.

You see, he has a beagle hound and uses it to hunt rabbits. As a matter of fact, he said his beagle hound is the smartest dog in the world.

The Carlisle County jailer said his dog is so good, he had to tape one of his nostrils shut to keep it from tracking two rabbits at once.

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Story No. 3:

Let’s get right back to that same Carlisle County jailer, who’s name is Ronnie, by the way.

Upon hearing about my nightmare on Little River and having to walk half a mile through a corn field in the middle of the night, Ronnie had his own corn field story.

Ronnie claims that just recently, there was a man trapped in a Carlisle County corn field for eight days. According to Ronnie, the man lived off of some time of fluid he was getting from the corn stalks and bugs and critters in the corn field. He was eventually found alive 75 feet from the edge of the corn field, according to Ronnie.

I’ve got a feeling that if I had been trapped in a corn field for 75 days, Mr. Ronnie would have known about somebody who had been trapped for 76.

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Mike Wright is the head coach of boys basketball and cross country at Trigg County High School. Emails concerning Coach’s Corner can be sent to jmcgill@cadizrecord.com.

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