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Words: ‘They’ve made me feel like a prisoner’

March 4, 2014 I am in a unique position. I get to talk to a lot of people about a lot of things. I see coaches and how they interact with our youth. I listen to how coaches interact in those same situations. more »»

Crowded club of 1,000-point scorers

March 1, 2014 Bre Berryman, Emiley Masloski, Angela Staffileno, Vanessa Hissam, Alyssa Shingle, Katie Ellzy and Brennan Czuchran are more alike than the numbers that have defined their basketball careers. more »»

How to win a game

February 25, 2014 Nate Moses had a mountain to climb in his second year as the Edison boys basketball coach. The first year produced three wins which, unfortunately, wasn’t all that unusual for the Wildcats. more »»

Uncommon people doing uncommon things

February 24, 2014 I talk in this column a lot about my faith in God and how that gets me through way more than I could on my own. more »»

Words are more than words

February 17, 2014 “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never harm me.” It was reportedly first published in the 1860s, but it is one of the dumbest things ever said. more »»

Not a smart choice

February 15, 2014 The telephone rings while you’re updating a spreadsheet, responding to an e-mail or typing up a weekly progress report. more »»

Life around the wide, wide world of sports

January 27, 2014 The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association announced its 2013 Academic All-Ohio Football Team honors. more »»

Prayers, hugs & tears

January 20, 2014 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. more »»

Some things hard to figure

January 13, 2014 I have never understood the voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame as much as I am not a big baseball guy. It befuddled me that not one person had ever received 100 percent of the votes. Not one. more »»

Best of all time

January 6, 2014 I got home at oh-dark-thirty Saturday night/Sunday morning, sat down and turned on the tube for a few minute. more »»

We fail every day

January 1, 2014 I choose every day to follow the path God has laid out for me. I fall every day. I fail every day. And, when I fail, I don’t stop trying to follow God’s path. more »»

National media attention shaped a young LeBron in high school

December 27, 2013 In ritual-like fashion, my Saturday nights as young boy in Youngstown would be spent at the Beeghly Center. more »»

‘... And on earth peace, good will toward men’

December 25, 2013 “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. more »»

Games belong on traditional stage

December 24, 2013 The place where modern football got its start will soon be losing one of its most honored traditions. more »»

Deserve it or not, you have to work for it

December 9, 2013 It’s not about deserving to win a state title. Many teams deserve it. It’s more than that. Hard work does not guarantee a state title. It’s more than tha. more »»

A Thanksgiving proclamation 150 years ago

November 28, 2013 October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States A Proclamation The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. more »»

Finally, someone other than pundits talking

November 12, 2013 It was refreshing to see Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross break his silence regarding the alleged bullying issue that has been all over the news the past week-plus. more »»

Thank you to all

November 11, 2013 From the United States Department of Veterans Affairs: World War I — known at the time as “The Great War” — officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace... more »»

Pirates more enticing for free agents

November 5, 2013 ALTOONA, Pa. more »»

All 84 inches of him

November 4, 2013 Josh Martin, all 84 inches of him, has received some pretty nice national attention lately and it’s all well deserved. But, that meant nothing to him Friday night. more »»

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