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Life around sports worlds

September 2, 2013 San Diego State Aztecs head football coach Rocky Long was asked about how devastating a 40-19 loss to Eastern Illinois was for a team that now has to take on Ohio State in Columbus. more »»

Let’s play ball

August 5, 2013 Regina Blanchard had a vision to help the kids. And, that vision can be seen Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center in Steubenville. more »»

Role models are a part of life

July 22, 2013 Role models are an important part of our society. As a father, I do my best to be a great role model for my daughter and son. I will fail at doing so at quite often, but that doesn’t mean I stop. more »»

Quotes are the way we see life sometimes

July 15, 2013 Sports tend to stir our emotions in a lot of ways. We can remember where we were at times when we heard a specific quote from a specific person after a specific game. more »»

Lead the league in effort

July 9, 2013 I flopped down and watched a small part of Jon Gruden talking with Manti Te’o on ESPN Monda. more »»

Stevens is easy to like as a person, coach

July 8, 2013 I talk a lot in this column about being humble and how that trait goes a long way with whatever we do. I talk about it a lot because I think it is that important. We, as a society, need more of it. more »»

‘We mutually pledge to each other ...’

July 4, 2013 Six words in the Declaration of Independence should be the motto for every sports team: We mutually pledge to each other. more »»

What are you doing now?

June 24, 2013 Every coach says the team gets better during the summer. Teams get better during the summer because individuals get better during the summer. more »»

Life around the world of sports on all levels

June 17, 2013 There will be a community extravaganza from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. more »»

Fathers, we must make a difference in lives

June 15, 2013 Happy Father’s Day. I don’t talk a lot about my father. He was an alcoholic and we didn’t say a word to each other in the final year of his life. more »»

Thank you for your service; freedom is not free

May 27, 2013 Thank you to all who have served, are serving and will serve — allowing this great country to be what it is. more »»

Some things I will never understand, this is one

May 20, 2013 The fact that there was talk of Mike Collopy not being back as the Edison baseball coach next year is unacceptable. more »»

Unfortunately, not everyone is thankful for mom

May 13, 2013 (Editor’s note: I received such positive feedback that, one year later, some of this column is the same. Names have not been changed to protect the innocent — which was never me). more »»

Hard work, being humble

April 22, 2013 “A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.” — Proverbs 29:23 Connor Arlia just didn’t see it coming. No, not a linebacker on a crossing pattern. more »»

The Masters is unofficial open to local golf year

April 15, 2013 Augusta National begs drama like no other golf tournament. As many of us sat somewhere watching the final 11 holes unfold, many more got the itch to get back on the golf course. more »»

Doing right isn’t brain surgery, it’s heart surgery

April 8, 2013 “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” — Proverbs 4:23 So, when is the next college scandal? It’s going to come. more »»

Injury and what it means

April 1, 2013 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” — Matthew 6:34 If you haven’t seen the video, please don’t. more »»

The highs, lows through the NCAA tournament

March 25, 2013 The high, so far, in a landslide, is Florida Gulf Coast University. The NCAA infant has knocked off Georgetown and my hometown San Diego State Aztecs to become the first No. more »»

What now?

March 18, 2013 “But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. more »»

Please act on playoff system

March 15, 2013 The basketball playoffs in West Virginia need a makeover. Again. The most recent makeover was to try and get the eight best teams in the state to Charleston. more »»

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