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Thank you for your service for our freedom

May 30, 2011 Thank you to all who have served, are serving and will serve for allowing this great country to be what it is. Thank you for my freedom. Thank you for our freedom. more »»

From the Big Red dugout

May 29, 2011 All my bags were packed, and I was ready to go. I was ready to follow the Big Red baseball team through a potential state playoff championship run as it made its way to Huntington Field in Columbus. more »»

To spill your guts is OK

May 23, 2011 Triumphs and heartbreaks or something in the middle were the case during the West Virginia State Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday at the University of Charleston’s Laidley Field. more »»

NBA overtaking NFL with postseason storylines

May 21, 2011 Move over NFL, the NBA is hot on your heel. more »»

Not a WD, he quit

May 16, 2011 Tiger Woods quit. Quit. Call it what you want. Put as much window dressing on it you want, he quit, he did not withdraw. For Tiger, he quit a tournament and the fans. more »»

Time to retool Lakers

May 9, 2011 The pinnacle of the lack of class and selfishness was seen Sunday during the Los Angeles Lakers’ demise at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA playoff 4-0 sweep. more »»

What if trials of this life are your mercies in disguise?

May 8, 2011 My mother had never been so mad as that day. Never. Don’t get me wrong, I had made my mother mad plenty of times during my 17 years on earth. But, not like this. more »»

To whom much is given, much is required

May 2, 2011 The NFL just finished its annual draft and many young men now get to choose their futures. more »»

More than a coach

April 29, 2011 Thursday marked the end of an era for Steubenville Catholic Central when head football coach Gregg Bahen resigned his post. more »»

It is time to go

April 27, 2011 A little more than a year ago Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel was the keynote speaker at the 43rd-annual Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Century Club Awards Dinner. more »»

NFL Draft indecision 2011

April 26, 2011 Last January Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck decided to return to Palo Alto for his redshirt junior season this fall. more »»

Life around the local wide world of sports

April 25, 2011 I have been around track and field for some 45 years, spending the majority of my time as a jumper — high, long and tripl. more »»

‘I don’t need easy, I just need possible’

April 18, 2011 For the most part, movie critics are not in love with “Soul Surfer,” the story of Bethany Hamilton’s life after having her left arm torn off from a shark attack. more »»

Great major finish

April 11, 2011 Tiger purred, roared and then finished by coughing up a huge hair ball. Rory McIlroy’s choke was massive. more »»

Manny being Manny

April 9, 2011 “Manny being Manny” will no longer be pertinent to everyday baseball vernacular. more »»

‘They do it too’ is no excuse

April 6, 2011 Does anyone remember the same tired rhetorical question parents often use to describe peer pressure? “Well if your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?” Yet, it’s with this same mentality that... more »»

Patience helpful in many avenues

April 4, 2011 Not too long ago a friend of my daughter lost her mind about something and it was all because she had zero patience. Zero. There is a saying that goes, “Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can. more »»

Draft time is close

March 31, 2011 During the Pittsburgh Steelers’ most recent run to the Super Bowl, two glaring deficiencies appeared within the the makeup of the roster, particularly due to key injuries. more »»

Actions mean more than a title

March 28, 2011 About two weeks ago there was a small blurb on the front of USA Today about a high school girls basketball game that ended prematurely because of a brawl. more »»

Way to go Dons

March 21, 2011 I have had the privilege of talking to the kids at George Vargo’s basketball camp the past few summers. more »»

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