Sports Columns

No. 21 should be honored by MLB

There’s been quite a decent amount of changes in Major League Baseball throughout the past few seasons. The addition of a between-inning and pitching change timer was added with the hopes of speeding up the game, along with the elimination of the traditional intentional walk. More changes ...

Happy Mother’s Day & thank you to all

I graduated college because of my mom. I am a writer because of my mom. While God gave me the tools to use the English language, my mom forged those tools into reality. It was the fall of 1981, Thanksgiving break, when I told my mom that I was homesick and not going back to college. ...

Feelings to Tribe changed over time

My father was correct all those years ago when he told me that my taste buds would change. Growing up, I had an immense disdain for broccoli and tomatoes. Now, I find them tolerable and can eat them regularly. I’m still working on bananas and egg whites. What my father did not tell me ...

The Gift could keep giving for Bucs

The Pirates season could have started better, but it could have definitely been worse. Flirting around the .500 mark at the end of the first month of the season is a position that many people thought the team would be in right now. However, Pittsburgh may have recently received an unexpected ...

The line between life and sports is thin

My heart breaks for Todd Heap and his family. My heart breaks for the family of Mikayla Focht. Will can all be so fortunate to have people talk about us after we’re dead the way those within the Pittsburgh Steelers organization talked about Dan Rooney. I listened to Jim Rome interview ...

Not a Lexi thing

The list of what’s wrong with TV viewers calling in potential rules violations on professional golfers is rather extensive. It came to light again Sunday when someone with nothing better to do e-mailed the LPGA and said that Lexi Thompson allegedly did something wrong the previous day. The. ...

Kids and what is expected

Two really good college basketball coaches talked within the past week of kids, adults and parents. Pretty enlightening stuff. Geno Auriemma has been the head coach of the UConn women’s basketball program since 1985. The Huskies have 11 national championships and are going for their ...

Life around the wide, wide world of sports

I think I have seen about a half-dozen adults thrown out of high school basketball games. That’s about a dozen too many. I’ve witnessed fan bases whine about the number of fouls being called. Yes, the same fan bases who were complaining when it was 8-2 or 9-1 against their team, had ...

Happy trails at Montour

Because it’s still January, local gyms and health clubs are likely filled with people who made New Year’s Resolutions to get in shape and loose some pounds. As the treadmills and ellipticals are in overdrive, there’s still an outlet that remains wide open. Our local outdoor trails ...

Turn the page

We get 365 chances to turn the page this year. That’s a lot of opportunities to go left, right, stay straight, throw a U-turn, travel in the fast lane, the carpool lane on just cruise as a nice speed in the right lane. We wake up every morning making choices — some calculated, some on a ...