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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 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 »»

Unfortunately, not everyone is thankful for mom

May 13, 2013 (Editor’s note: I received such positive feedback that, one year later, some of this column is the same. Names have not been changed to protect the innocent — which was never me). more »»

Hard work, being humble

April 22, 2013 “A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.” — Proverbs 29:23 Connor Arlia just didn’t see it coming. No, not a linebacker on a crossing pattern. more »»

The Masters is unofficial open to local golf year

April 15, 2013 Augusta National begs drama like no other golf tournament. As many of us sat somewhere watching the final 11 holes unfold, many more got the itch to get back on the golf course. more »»

Doing right isn’t brain surgery, it’s heart surgery

April 8, 2013 “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” — Proverbs 4:23 So, when is the next college scandal? It’s going to come. more »»

Injury and what it means

April 1, 2013 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” — Matthew 6:34 If you haven’t seen the video, please don’t. more »»

The highs, lows through the NCAA tournament

March 25, 2013 The high, so far, in a landslide, is Florida Gulf Coast University. The NCAA infant has knocked off Georgetown and my hometown San Diego State Aztecs to become the first No. more »»

What now?

March 18, 2013 “But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. more »»

Please act on playoff system

March 15, 2013 The basketball playoffs in West Virginia need a makeover. Again. The most recent makeover was to try and get the eight best teams in the state to Charleston. more »»

This 80 percent is not a good number

March 14, 2013 “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearer. more »»

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