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A ballad to leave Cleveland broken hearted

May 27, 2014 There are many reasons to be sad that George Jones is no longer with us. The country music legend had a brilliant voice, and his yearning vocals created a string of melancholy classics. more »»

There’s nothing arrogant about being good

May 25, 2014 It’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance. So it’s no surprise when someone is confident about something, it can be perceived as arrogant. more »»

How young is too young when it comes to playing serious golf?

May 25, 2014 Society sets minimum age requirements for all sorts of things. For example, one cannot get a driver’s license until they turn 16. Want to cast a vote in an election? You must wait until 18. more »»

2014 golf leagues are now underway — at least for some golfers

May 18, 2014 One of the great features of the game of golf is the fact that it can be enjoyed in so many different ways. Some golfers are more comfortable playing by themselves, though I don’t. more »»

The Saints come marching in

May 18, 2014 Take a right turn on Prospect Street at about 10 a.m. on a Friday morning, follow it all the way until it dead ends. Take a right and you’re at the ballpark, or at least reasonably close to it. more »»

Briefs 5-14

May 14, 2014 JV BASEBALL: Columbian topped Willard, 11-2. Brennen Emmerine was 2 of 4 with one RBI and a double. Austin Parrott and Isaac Lewis each went 2 of 2 with two RBIs. more »»

A roller coaster of emotions

May 11, 2014 So we were all hopeful. Then we were all angry. Then we were all disappointed. And then, we all just wanted to go to bed before some other bad news brok. more »»

The very best bowling had to offer for the grueling 2013-14 season

May 11, 2014 To be sure, the league bowling season does last a long time. The typical season runs for around 30 weeks. more »»

A 34 for my 34th

May 4, 2014 It's funny how aging, or the perception of aging, works in sports. A quick example. more »»

Wild, wacky, wonderful and sometimes disturbing world of sports

May 4, 2014 For those of you who read this column faithfully week after week (and I appreciate both of you), I’m sure you were expecting to see my annual salute to the champions story that ends the bowling... more »»

Greed, amateurism, and unions — Just another day in college athletics

May 1, 2014 Should a Tiffin University football player receive $2,000 if they already receive a full-ride scholarship (tuition, room, board, and books)? How about an Ohio State football player? What about a... more »»

Nine-pin bowing is alive and well in some south Texas communities

April 27, 2014 Last week I told of one Martin Luther bowling in a different manner that what we are accustomed to in Tiffin. more »»

One draft the Browns didn’t mess up

April 20, 2014 The Seattle Seahawks owner has the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, but he isn't sure his team should keep it. more »»

Bowling trivia that even a diehard bowler can't possibly know

April 20, 2014 So you think you know a little something about bowling, huh? I ran across some interesting bowling trivia on the Internet this week. more »»

A moment with a champion

April 13, 2014 It was supposed to be a steal. A quick moment where a writer could have a non-objective moment with an athlete after a tremendous achievement. more »»

Being forgetful can be pretty embarrassing at the bowling alley

April 13, 2014 OK, let me ask you a question. more »»

Waiters scores 22 in Cavaliers rout of hapless Pistons, 122-100

April 10, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — Dion Waiters scored 22 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers, their playoff hopes hanging by a thread, routed the Detroit Pistons 122-100 on Wednesday night. more »»

Oddities from the wacky world of bowling — tales from the lanes

April 6, 2014 The best bowling stories are true ones. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever heard a bowling joke. In the last couple of weeks I have learned of some bowling feats or, rather, the lack thereof. more »»

Opening Day still special

April 6, 2014 Opening Day means something in baseball. Other sports don’t really even bother with a name for their openers. And they don’t play their games in the afternoons on weekdays. more »»

Previewing the upcoming MLB season

March 30, 2014 In Ken Burns documentary “Baseball,” the narrator begins by saying that the sport begins each year with the promise of spring. Boy, does that seem appropriate today. more »»

 
 
 

 

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