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Sports Columns

COLUMN: Everyone has a ‘Miracle’ story

Talking with the media prior to the Baron Cub Dinner on Aug. 5, Mike Eruzione said not only do people of older generations still embrace the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, but he gets letters from young kids who have heard the story of how they beat the Russians or saw the Disney movie and are ...

Opinion: OSU’s Dennis can make a name for himself

Corey Dennis is a quarterbacks coach who has been forced to be defensive at times. As the son-in-law of Urban Meyer, he has heard some people suggest his rapid advancement to quarterbacks coach at Ohio State was facilitated by doors that swung wide open because of the Meyer name. Family ...

COLUMN: The Valley comes together

I have lived in the Ohio Valley my entire life. I’m not sure that I’ve ever been prouder to say that than after this past weekend. Sure, this area isn’t the richest, and we have our fair share of problems, but when our fellow Valley natives are hurting, you can bet we’re going to ...

COLUMN: Finishing the Ogden is a humbling experience

There are few things I have experienced that compare to rounding the final turn of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon and seeing the finish line after grueling 13-plus mile trek through Wheeling. They announce your name as you get near the finish, music is playing and in that brief moment, ...

COLUMN: Who will hoist Lord Stanley?

Hockey fans rejoice! After the long, grueling grind of an 82-game season, the most wonderful time of the year is upon us. The Stanley Cup Playoffs. Hockey, maybe more so than any other sport, is one where anything really can happen. A team that gets hot at the right time to sneak in the ...

COLUMN: Local swimmers deserve spotlight

When one thinks of local high school sports, it is quite likely that swimming is not the first athletic competition to come to mind. Maybe it should garner more attention. Last Wednesday night at the Big Red Natatorium, local teams competed during senior night. The balcony bleachers were ...