25 years ago – 1996

River Valley baseball coach Jerry Hinman would much rather be one over than one under or even. And, no, gold isn’t the game. Hinman enters Saturday’s Class C regional semifinal with 499 career victories. He’ll get a crack at 500 when No. 2 River Valley (33-3) tangles with host Marcellus (12-10). “To keep things in perspective, 501 becomes more important,” Hinman said.