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Polanco is coming, Polanco is coming...

June 5, 2014 Oscar Tavares and Jon Singleton burst on to the Major League Baseball scene in the past week. Tavares of the Cardinals and Singleton of the Astros each hit home runs in their first big league games. more »»

Weirton tennis is a city effort

May 23, 2014 The spring season proved that the road to the West Virginia state tennis tournament ran through Weirton. more »»

Free to think it. Free to say it. Don’t hit send

May 19, 2014 I am no fan of politics. At all. Not a fan of political movies. But, one, “The American President” has been one of my favorites since it came out almost 20 years ago. more »»

No place like home

May 13, 2014 Zach Mettenberger was born in Watkinsville, Ga., a mere 665 miles and 10-and-a-half hours from Steubenville. more »»

City softball on the rise

May 10, 2014 Hayley Stamps won’t get the keys to a new Camaro for a while, but she does share her time in the driver’s seat of the Big Red softball team. more »»

10 items in preparing for life

April 29, 2014 A local high school coach retweeted a story on with the headline, “What college coaches say raise red flags about potential prospects.” Intrigued, I retweeted it and read i. more »»

Legion baseball prologue: For love of the game

April 26, 2014 Bill Grubb is a self-proclaimed “baseball nut.” The Brilliant resident is a fanatic of the national pastime and a supporter of Buckeye Local athletics. more »»

OVAC playoffs ready to heat up; relax Bucs fans

April 21, 2014 The cutoff for the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference baseball semifinals is Wednesday. It appears most teams are locked into the playoffs, with a few possibly changing position. more »»

Please, clean up after yourself

April 20, 2014 Now that the Masters is over and it appears Old Man Winter has finally left the premises (talk about a family member overstaying the welcome), many have begun to hit the golf courses. more »»

Time for Pirates to deliver

April 17, 2014 There I stood, sweating, as the seconds seemed like hours. My anticipation was building, my heart was pounding and my breath was deeper and deeper and deeper... more »»

Opposite ends of spectrum — Aldon and Bubba

April 14, 2014 I wasn’t really sure what to write on this week and then, bam, Aldon Smith happene. more »»

Words of widsom from Wooden; tweet gone bad

April 7, 2014 My son played his first three games of AAU basketball Saturday and enjoyed the competition. He enjoyed the physicality and everything about playing that brand of basketball. more »»

Requiem for the region’s college sports

March 20, 2014 To call Tuesday’s first-round National Invitation Tournament game between West Virginia and Georgetown a “family reunion” wouldn’t be completely accurate. I mean, Mountaineers and ... Hoya. more »»

Take a long look at state law

March 18, 2014 Joe Pepe spent two decades looking over his shoulder. Someone recently tapped on his shoulder. In reality, it wasn’t someone, but something and that something is the West Virginia state law. more »»

Pirates produce prodigious plan for prospects

March 15, 2014 Arguably the most talented player in Pittsburgh Pirates spring training camp is no longer in Pittsburgh Pirates spring training camp. more »»

Buckeyes bounced by Michigan

March 15, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS — No. 8 Michigan ended 15 years of Big Ten tournament frustration Saturday. There’s still some work to do before they can really celebrate. more »»

Tall task for 2 QBs

March 14, 2014 Between them, they have some 15,000 yards of offens. more »»

Acts of sportsmanship after and during a loss

March 11, 2014 Other than jumping on and whipping up on my son (which won’t last much longer), I have never been a wrestler. Knew them in high school and thought they were nuts. more »»

From the seats:WVU stops KU

March 9, 2014 MORGANTOWN — As the No. more »»

Can Pirates sustain Florida surge?

March 7, 2014 I only have four applications on my iPhone — FourSquare, Instagram, Twitter and ESPN ScoreCenter. more »»

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