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‘I don’t need easy, I just need possible’

April 18, 2011 For the most part, movie critics are not in love with “Soul Surfer,” the story of Bethany Hamilton’s life after having her left arm torn off from a shark attack. more »»

Great major finish

April 11, 2011 Tiger purred, roared and then finished by coughing up a huge hair ball. Rory McIlroy’s choke was massive. more »»

Manny being Manny

April 9, 2011 “Manny being Manny” will no longer be pertinent to everyday baseball vernacular. more »»

‘They do it too’ is no excuse

April 6, 2011 Does anyone remember the same tired rhetorical question parents often use to describe peer pressure? “Well if your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?” Yet, it’s with this same mentality that... more »»

Patience helpful in many avenues

April 4, 2011 Not too long ago a friend of my daughter lost her mind about something and it was all because she had zero patience. Zero. There is a saying that goes, “Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can. more »»

Draft time is close

March 31, 2011 During the Pittsburgh Steelers’ most recent run to the Super Bowl, two glaring deficiencies appeared within the the makeup of the roster, particularly due to key injuries. more »»

Actions mean more than a title

March 28, 2011 About two weeks ago there was a small blurb on the front of USA Today about a high school girls basketball game that ended prematurely because of a brawl. more »»

Way to go Dons

March 21, 2011 I have had the privilege of talking to the kids at George Vargo’s basketball camp the past few summers. more »»

Hoops and oops

March 14, 2011 The NCAA selection committee was terrible again. It’s getting old because it happens every year. Villanova, Michigan State, UAB, VCU and Clemson should not be a part of the tournament. more »»

Tressel lost more than his word in this fiasco

March 11, 2011 Did Jim Tressel deserve to be fired? Don’t know and don’t care. But, his reputation and record against Michigan I would guess sure helped him stay as the Ohio State football coach. more »»

Life and sports meet in terrible events

March 7, 2011 The place went nuts. Wes Leonard hit a game-winning lay-up in the final seconds, propelling his team to the next round of the high school boys basketball playoffs in Michigan. The place went quiet. more »»

Round 2 has begun

February 28, 2011 Round 2 of naming a new football coach at Weir High has begun. And, as usual, the West Virginia State Board of Education is no help. At all. more »»

UFC 127 as I see it

February 26, 2011 Today at Sydney, Australia’s Acer Arena the Ultimate Fighting Championship will present UFC 127 featuring welterweight fighters Jon Fitch (23-3-0 with 1 no contest) and B.J. Penn (16-7-1). more »»

It’s not about the victory

February 21, 2011 Cassy Herkelman became the first girl to win a wrestling match in Iowa’s state tournament. But, that’s not really the news. more »»

No one cares why

February 14, 2011 Dear NFL owners and players, No one cares. At all. No one cares why there will be a lockout. No one cares that the owners want this and the players want that. more »»

Former Bucs skipper Tanner was special

February 14, 2011 I’ve never met anyone like Chuck Tanner — and I’m sure I never will again. Although I knew he was not doing well, the death of the former Bucs’ skipper Friday at his home in New Castle, Pa. more »»

Maslowski is a leader in all areas

February 7, 2011 Catholic Central senior Teddi Jo Maslowski is a no-nonsense person. She’s rarely mad, but incredibly stubborn. She’s highly organized and is not fond of people who are lazy. more »»

Big Ben doesn’t belong on NFL’s Mt. Rushmore

February 5, 2011 Winning is a team statistic. Although quarterbacks often shoulder the load of wins and losses, fairly or unfairly, they are not the sole reason for the outcome. more »»

Not all OVAC classes will have four best teams

January 31, 2011 Today is the final day to qualify in the top four spots in the four classifications for the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference girls basketball tournament. more »»

A closer look at your Pittsburgh Pirates

January 30, 2011 Hopefully during the past several days you’ve read a variety of stories on a host of Pirates who visited the area as part of the team’s annual Winter Carava. more »»

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