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7-0 or 0-7, support is paramount for all

October 17, 2011 I am a big fan of coaches and teachers. It’s not an easy job dealing with our kids in the classroom or on any athletic field. more »»

What’s going on around the sports world?

October 10, 2011 What kind of teammate are you? Are you like the 16-year-old football player at Washington Senior High School who has been accused of injuring 27 McClain High School football team members because he... more »»

Selfishness can be found anywhere

October 3, 2011 I received an e-mail (which was signed, so I read it) a few months back and held onto it, knowing it would go here. Well, here we go. more »»

The ‘P’ word is here

September 30, 2011 Week 6 begins tonight and the “P” word — playoffs — is right around the corner. It is a time to watch what your team does, but also check the weekly scores to see what your opponents have done. more »»

“And he that humbleth himself ...”

September 26, 2011 We parents say a lot of things to our children over and over and over again. more »»

Midway point is upon us

September 23, 2011 The fastest 10 weeks of our football lives is at the midway point and there are some interesting games this weekend, beginning today. It all starts at Youngstown State’s Stambaugh Stadium when N. more »»

Freak injury and surgery = a new normal

September 19, 2011 Jacob Rainey’s athletic career — as he knew it — came to an end last week. more »»

Verbal abuse and a liar from U.S. Open tennis

September 13, 2011 The United States Tennis Association needs to say goodbye to Serena Williams. But, it won’t. It won’t because of money. It won’t because top players hold way too much power in the USTA. more »»

From the principal

September 9, 2011 ? This is the third of a weekly series with a message from the principal’s of area high schools regarding their favorite high school football memory WEIRTON — Many times, my high school friends... more »»

Gone too soon

September 6, 2011 I watched both of my grandmothers do it and I knew at the time it was something I would never want to do as a parent, even though I wasn’t a parent at the time. more »»

Hard work pays off

August 29, 2011 Working hard never guarantees success. Working hard just makes success a lot easier to attain. more »»

From the principal

August 26, 2011 ¯ This is the first of a weekly series with a message from the principal’s of area high schools regarding their favorite high school football memory. more »»

“For the love of money is the root of all evil”

August 22, 2011 So, college football and men’s basketball is about to implode? No one should be shocked. more »»

Good, bad and ugly around the sports world

August 15, 2011 GOOD: Samantha DiDomenico. The Marshall junior and Brooke High School graduate won the West Virginia Women’s Amateur Friday at Parkersburg Country Club. more »»

Memories welcome for two football stadiums

August 8, 2011 The final year of Jimmy Carey and Newell Stadiums are upon us. Both will become memories at the end of the seaso. more »»

Time to be a teammate, preferably a good one

August 1, 2011 Before I talk about sports and teammates, I say it’s time for the Madonna and Weir High football teams to get together, formally, on the schedule in the regular season. more »»

Traveling around the weird wide world of sports

July 18, 2011 You can easily use one six-letter word for what the United States women did in Sunday’s World Cup loss to Japan — they “choked.” They twice blew one-goal leads and lost in penalty kicks. more »»

Learn from this win

July 11, 2011 My self-imposed boycott of ESPN took a detour Sunday afternoon. more »»

Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself

July 5, 2011 “Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. more »»

Arlia went to West Virginia because he could

July 4, 2011 I have heard the question over and over again why Weirton Madonna graduate Connor Arlia decided to be a preferred walk-on at West Virginia University, rather than take his football talents to other... more »»

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