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More than a teacher, a coach and a friend

November 30, 2015 Rob Copeland could light up a room and often did. I had the pleasure to talk with him many times, and it wasn’t always about sports. You left a conversation with Robbie in a better mood. more »»

Elliott’s statements a microcosm of our world

November 25, 2015 Ezekiel Elliott throwing the world under the bus after Ohio State’s home loss to Michigan State is a microcosm of our society. Blame everyone else. Give no credit to others. more »»

Pittsburgh outfield could make history

November 11, 2015 Even without saying a word, Starling Marte is one of the most animated baseball players in the big leagues. Sit in the left field bleachers at PNC Park, offer an encouraging word to No. more »»

Big games bring out the best

November 1, 2015 It came with the hype of Pacquiao-Mayweather and it will be remembered as if it was Ali-Frazier. And like the eventual “Thrilla in Manilla,” Steubenville-S. more »»

Enjoy the playoff ride

October 26, 2015 Week 10 of the high school football season is here. After this weekend in Ohio, 491 football teams out of 715 will have played their last game. more »»

Hudson plays the game the right way

October 19, 2015 I have sat in this chair for a little more than 10 years, talking and writing about and taking photos of a lot of high school athletes. It’s great to be in this profession. more »»

Failure doesn’t mean time to stop being great

October 12, 2015 Kids fail. Every day. As do we adults. The questions are rather simple, what do we do when we fail and how do we get over the fear of failure. more »»

Not to be cheesy, but my wedding has me giddy

September 18, 2015 I’m a simple man when it comes to my wishes and desires. more »»

Holgorsen no fan of scheduling cupcakes, ahem, FCS teams

September 10, 2015 MORGANTOWN — The last time the West Virginia football team did not face an opponent from the Football Championship Subdivision was 2007. more »»

Please make a stand

September 8, 2015 And, so it has begun. Coaches sweating. Players getting after it. Adults whining. And, now, apparently, players attacking an official. more »»

GSU more than worthy enough for WVU

September 3, 2015 MORGANTOWN — A pushover? Far from it. A cakewalk? More like marching on egg shells. more »»

Athletes make football stand above

August 26, 2015 During the past two weeks, I interviewed more than 20 local high school football players. It wasn’t just an attempt to fill space in our daily pages and in our award-winning football preview magazine. more »»

Why is it some adults must get in the way of kids?

August 20, 2015 I have already heard with my 55-year-old ears an adult complain about playing time. Already. And, it was in a scrimmage. Yes, a scrimmage. So, I headed to biblegatewa. more »»

Truly a team: W.Va. came together for OVAC

July 31, 2015 On July 19, strangers became friends. In the dormitories at Bethany College, those friends soon became brothers. Then, at Wheeling Island Stadium on Sunday, those brothers became winners. more »»

Vargo is the man for the job

July 30, 2015 Franciscan University of Steubenville got it right. It hired George Vargo to run its men’s basketball program. more »»

Special training helps local athletes

July 24, 2015 Per capita, the Steubenville/Weirton area may have more athletic passion than any other region in the nation. However, on the playing field, there could still be some ground to make up. more »»

What’s the next phase of life?

July 16, 2015 I just think we sometimes forget about life. more »»

It’s all about the team

July 7, 2015 I have said it many times in this column and will do so again — the team is far greater than any individua. more »»

Recent no-hitter, fair or foul?

June 25, 2015 I never thought there would be a day that the baseball universe revolved around Jose Tabata. more »»

Fox misses cut at Open

June 24, 2015 What a great U.S. Open. Thrilling. Adventurous. Heartbreaking. And, anywhere in between. Before anything else, Jordan Spieth deserved the wi. more »»

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