Sports Columns

Special training helps local athletes

Per capita, the Steubenville/Weirton area may have more athletic passion than any other region in the nation.However, on the playing field, there could still be some ground to make up. Compared to more heavily populated, urban areas the Upper Ohio Valley is a bit behind.Terrance Montgomery is ...

What’s the next phase of life?

I just think we sometimes forget about life.We can be so engulfed in our daily lives that we forget about others, we forget about the hardships that life can bring our way, but we also forget how great life is and the smile we can put on the face of people in our lives - or total strangers.We ...

It’s all about the team

I have said it many times in this column and will do so again - the team is far greater than any individual.That was proven in the United States' 5-2 victory over Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup final Sunday in Vancouver.Abby Wambach, who has scored the most goals (183) of anyone in ...

Recent no-hitter, fair or foul?

I never thought there would be a day that the baseball universe revolved around Jose Tabata. The much-maligned Pirates outfielder drew the hit heard 'round the world last Saturday when he was beaned in the elbow on a pitch from the Nationals' Max Scherzer.No biggie, right? Scherzer has hit 47 ...

Fox misses cut at Open

What a great U.S. Open.Thrilling.Adventurous.Heartbreaking.And, anywhere in between.Before anything else, Jordan Spieth deserved the win.He is now halfway to the Grand Slam and the week leading up to the Open Championship at St. Andrews is going to be outstanding.Dear Royal and Ancient Golf ...

Battery mate chemistry leads to success

On May 26, Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke was missing something that has helped define him over the past three years of his major league career. His shaggy brown locks of hair that hang outside his black hat were noticeably gone as he took to the mound before a start against the Miami Marlins at ...

Big Red seniors make mark

Although their time as Steubenville High School students ended on Thursday evening, the five seniors on the baseball team hoped to represent Big Red even longer.Robbie Agresta, Lucas Herrington, Branden Jones, Kasey Peterson and Travis Wolfe nearly carried the banner to Columbus to officially ...

Bucs have uphill battle

The recent decline in youth baseball players might be directly linked to the Pittsburgh Pirates' offense.While numbers in all sports have dropped off considerably as today's children have greater access to technology and other activities, baseball has taken the biggest hit. According to a story ...

See what you CAN do

Charlotte Brown finished third at the Texas State Track and Field Championships in the pole vault.She cleared 11-6.She finished fourth as a junior at 11-feet and eighth as a sophomore at 10-6.Charlotte Brown is blind.Legally blind.Brown developed cataracts when she was about four months old. ...

Where is your great?

Sometimes our great is really great.Sometimes our great is really terrible.And, most days, we have a little bit of both.Where is your great?Every day for me is a great day.Some, though, are greater than others for varying reasons.I can let my great day turn south because someone couldn't say ...