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We were made to thrive

July 21, 2014 Casting Crowns has a new song out that hits a lot of really good notes — and it has nothing to do with lead singer Mark Hall. “We Were Made to Thrive” is poignant in a lot of ways. Great word. more »»

 
 
 
Pirates pass first half test, but there is work still ahead

July 18, 2014 During any given school year between first grade and senior year of high school, I stressed out at least four times every 10 weeks. more »»

Derby is baseball’s biggest party

July 15, 2014 Everyone reading this, myself included, has accomplished a great feat and we didn’t even know it. It’s a baseball accomplishment. more »»

This time around, James returns for the fans

July 12, 2014 Two major news stories have emerged from Cleveland this week. One could affect the future of the nation. The other has to do with hosting the Republican National Convention. more »»

Arms race forthcoming for Pirates

July 1, 2014 A.J. Burnett didn’t get the ball for the Pirates in Game 5 of the 2013 National League Division Series. more »»

Pirates still have chance to turn corner

June 29, 2014 The image of a kneeling Russell Martin holding up a ball-clenched fist will forever be part of the portrait of Pittsburgh Pirates history. It was Sept. more »»

Holtz prophetic on concussion issue

June 25, 2014 Earlier this month, Pittsburgh native and former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino became the latest Hall of Fame football player to sue the National Football League over concussion-related... more »»

Mr. Padre: A better man than a hitter

June 17, 2014 I had every intention on writing a Father's Day Column, albeit it two days late. Then I found out that one of the few professional athletes whom I have looked up to, Tony Gwynn, Mr. more »»

Minor league baseball, major league motivation

June 15, 2014 With one deep breath, one grip of the threads, one wind up and one follow through, Sean Brady officially started his journey to the major leagues. His fastball on Friday in Jamestown, N.Y. more »»

Track at its best

June 9, 2014 Track at its best There is nothing like watching a state track meet — the best of the best. The two days in Columbus show why sports are so important in our society. more »»

Polanco is coming, Polanco is coming...

June 5, 2014 Oscar Tavares and Jon Singleton burst on to the Major League Baseball scene in the past week. Tavares of the Cardinals and Singleton of the Astros each hit home runs in their first big league games. more »»

Weirton tennis is a city effort

May 24, 2014 The spring season proved that the road to the West Virginia state tennis tournament ran through Weirton. more »»

Bucs hold on over Nationals

May 24, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Charlie Morton worked into the sixth inning to snap a lengthy losing streak and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Friday night. more »»

Free to think it. Free to say it. Don’t hit send

May 19, 2014 Was Jones a sacrificial lamb? Jones later apologized for what he tweeted. more »»

No place like home

May 13, 2014 Zach Mettenberger was born in Watkinsville, Ga., a mere 665 miles and 10-and-a-half hours from Steubenville. more »»

10 items in preparing for life

April 29, 2014 A local high school coach retweeted a story on bigcountrypreps.com with the headline, “What college coaches say raise red flags about potential prospects.” Intrigued, I retweeted it and read i. more »»

OVAC playoffs ready to heat up; relax Bucs fans

April 21, 2014 The cutoff for the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference baseball semifinals is Wednesday. It appears most teams are locked into the playoffs, with a few possibly changing position. more »»

Time for Pirates to deliver

April 17, 2014 There I stood, sweating, as the seconds seemed like hours. My anticipation was building, my heart was pounding and my breath was deeper and deeper and deeper... more »»

Opposite ends of spectrum — Aldon and Bubba

April 14, 2014 I wasn’t really sure what to write on this week and then, bam, Aldon Smith happene. more »»

Thank you for your service; freedom is not free

May 27, 2013 Thank you to all who have served, are serving and will serve — allowing this great country to be what it is. more »»

Some things I will never understand, this is one

May 20, 2013 The fact that there was talk of Mike Collopy not being back as the Edison baseball coach next year is unacceptable. more »»

 
 

Rotary Club of Weirton July 30, 2014

The Rotary Club of Weirton meets each Wednesday at noon at Williams Country Club. more »

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Down the stretch

October 13, 2008 King football is winding down in Ohio and has four weeks left in West Virginia. Madonna hosts Toronto Saturday night. Give the 22 Toronto kids credit for sticking it out this season. more »

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