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Sports Columns

Opinion: We have the best football in the area

Saturday night, after his Mathews team opened its season with a win over Catholic Central, Bill Bohren said something to me that got me thinking — “Steubenville is the best football town in America.” While I’m sure a lot of places, elsewhere in Ohio and in other football hotbeds like ...

COLUMN: We take too much for granted

Dwayne Haskins’ tragic death on Saturday morning is a reminder that we take too much for granted. Some of the initial reactions to it are also a reminder that we need to keep the athletes we admire human, too. I woke up on Saturday to text messages asking if I had seen the news. My first ...

COLUMN: Sheriff Fred was a staple on the sidelines

When it comes time for the high school football playoffs, that typically means sports writers are going to be travelling, sometimes a few hours away, for our local teams. I learned that in a hurry my first year as a sports writer at the Herald-Star/Daily Times in 2017 when I was tasked with ...

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 ...