Until the Cleveland Indians reached the World Series, the hottest topic surrounding the team for the past five seasons has been their incriminating mascot, Chief Wahoo.
Love him or hate him, he’s been thrust into the national spotlight for his potentially offensive demeanor. Native American ...
I still have people talking to me about the 24-21 win by Bishop Hartley over Steubenville in the Division IV state championship game on Dec. 2.
“What do you think?” they ask.
“It was a great high school football game.”
Too many people want to find a scapegoat.
“Big Red should ...
Six years ago, as a junior in college, I took a public speaking class. The twice-a-week course allowed us to brainstorm ideas for a speech on Tuesday, then deliver it on Thursday.
One week, though, the assignment was amped up. For a de facto final exam, we had to write and present two ...
Most fairweather fans and national baseball writers can agree that the Pittsburgh Pirates became legitimate contenders by playing in the 2013 Wild Card Game.
By defeating the Cincinnati Reds on Oct. 1, 2013, the Pirates proved they belonged at the top of Major League Baseball.
Personally, I ...
Buckeye Local High School has a really important hire coming up.
The Panthers will be looking for their third head football coach in three years.
I know not everyone understands the importance of this next move.
But, it’s a big deal.
A real big deal.
“I am a big believer that ...
I read that Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is going to declare the 2016 World Series a tie.
Apparently, not everyone likes the fact that the Loveable Losers — a.k.a. the Chicago Cubs — broke an 108-year-old streak of not winning the World Series.
So, in the interest of ...
Gordon Gekko was wrong.
And, so is the Big Ten Conference.
The Big Ten decided last week to play six conference games a season on Friday nights through 2022.
No team will play more than one per year.
And, according to Big Ten Conference Senior Associate Commissioner Mark Rudner, the ...
CLEVELAND — Aside from the hundreds, if not thousands, of reporters watching the players’ every move on Wednesday, batting practice before Game 7 of World Series was like any other session from any point of the year.
Players were taking their cuts, laughing with each other and running the ...
CLEVELAND — Driving up to Cleveland on Tuesday, I thought that I was the luckiest 27-year old in Northeast Ohio.
Turns out, it wasn’t me at all. It was Indians catcher Roberto Perez.
Though, Perez’s heroics in Game 1 of the World Series weren’t based solely on luck, it was his ...
In Sunday’s victory over the New York Jets, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown did the unthinkable after scoring a touchdown.
He calmly walked to the back of the end zone and handed the ball, thrown by Ben Roethlisberger, to a fan sitting in the front row wearing a No. 84 Brown ...
You know how big a person is when Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods are in the supporting cast.
That’s Arnold Palmer.
The King died Sunday at the age of 87.
He brought golf to the masses in a way no one else has ever done.
He’s the one who allowed PGA Tour players to play for more ...
We live in a negative society.
Just look around us.
A sports win is dissected in too many ways, and a loss even more so.
For some reason, there has to be someone to take the blame, take the fall, you might say.
We have a hard time giving others their due.
The D our children just ...
I received a Facebook message last week from a former player at Jefferson County Christian School and it brightened my life.
We never really know the impact we make on people unless something is said.
You can never underestimate the power of a seed.
You can also never underestimate what ...
What the flag means
Please understand that I see the flag and the national anthem disrespected each week during football season.
I watch people as they walk through the parking lot while it is being played and do not stop.
Because, apparently, you can only stand at attention while ...
We ended the best season in school history March 21st after falling to eventual NCAA champion UConn in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Following that exciting time, we had a few days off before starting our postseason workouts.
Postseason lasted about two weeks, and then we were ...
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” — Proverbs 27:17
School is here.
Sports are here.
Band is here.
Cheerleading is here.
Homework, laughs, hard work and disappointment.
Tears of joy and tears of heartache.
Leaders and followers.
Today is the last chance we get to look over our 2016 Gridiron, our annual high school football publication that will be introduced to the public on Aug. 23 and delivered in our newspaper on Aug. 24.
There is an insane amount of work that goes into it by a lot of people (and, yes, there will ...
The Pittsburgh Pirates are truly hanging in there at the most important part of the season. The Pirates have, honestly, been fairly consistent this season despite the underperformance of key players like centerfielder Andrew McCutchen and third baseman Jung Ho Kang.
However, the offense as a ...
With just under 20 days until the high school football season kicks off in the Ohio Valley, optimism abounds at each school's preseason camp.As I've traveled to various team picture days and talked to some of the players, their goals for the season are straight-forward and simple.Go 10-0.Of ...
I don't understand hate.I don't understand the vitriol that is taking place daily.We need a new dictionary in every aspect of life.There are words which we use far too often.This is not about Blue Lives Matter or Black Lives Matter or All Lives Matter.It is a heart thing - always has been and ...