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Beyond the Rings: 2016 Rio Olympics serves as living classroom for academic experience

August 21, 2016 When Rio received the IOC blessing to stage the world's largest sports festival, only 18 percent of the city's 6.5 million people had access to public transportatio. more »»

The old Seneca County League athletic reunion brings back memories

August 21, 2016 It was, for sure, a gathering of senior citizens. more »»

Uber and WhatsApp trending at 2016 Rio Olympics

August 13, 2016 The Rio Olympics in 2016 have been a cornucopia of magical memories and frustrating disappointments for athletes, organizers, hosts, sponsors and spectators — including the 15 members of the Tiffin... more »»

T.W.I.G. — Men’s Olympic golf, snail-like pace of play and another 58?

August 13, 2016 Despite my complaint about professionals playing golf in the Olympics, I still tuned in this week for the first two rounds of competition. Perhaps it was the start time. At 6:30 a.m. more »»

An amazing summer followed by a season of change

August 6, 2016 The calendar tells us that the summer is about as long as any of the other three seasons in a year. But we all know better. Summer in Ohio means long, relaxing days, baseball and cookouts. more »»

Some serious (or not) advice for all you golf fanatics out there

August 6, 2016 Over the multitude of years that I have played this great game, I have heard a lot of people say things that were meant as sound advice for anyone willing to listen. more »»

Brazil can throw a sports party, after effects highlight country's plight

August 5, 2016 The streets of Leblon in Rio de Janeiro, temporary home for the Tiffin University contingency during the Olympics, was alive at midnight before the Opening Ceremonies to welcome one of the last legs... more »»

Olympic Games will include golf, if one cares to tune in and watch

July 24, 2016 When the Olympic Games begin a couple of weeks from now in Rio, golf will be on the list of sports people can enjoy watchin. more »»

He’s still the People’s Champ, but with a caveat

July 16, 2016 TROON, Scotland (AP) — As Phil Mickelson struts around Royal Troon, positioning himself to make a run at a sixth major championship, there’s no doubt he remains the People’s Champion. more »»

After some tough years, Hada made ’Berg a winner

July 16, 2016 The resignation of Heidelberg softball coach Betsy Hada brought back memories of the day she was hired in 2008. I was driving somewhere when my phone rang. more »»

Bridging the generations through the game of golf at Seneca Hills

July 16, 2016 Have you seen those puzzles that show you five pictures and ask you to find the one that doesn’t belong? You will see an apple, a pear, an orange, a banana and a puppy. more »»

TWIG — A PGA cancellation, a woman’s major and local controversy

July 10, 2016 Let’s start with the PGA Tour. If you were wondering where the men were playing this week, the answer is nowhere. more »»

Dustin Johnson in a major tournament means a rules controversy

July 2, 2016 All sports competition has to have rules. Without them most games would likely result in anarchy. more »»

Rio Olympics likely to surpass local expectations

June 29, 2016 June 2016 may best be remembered for the Cavs' run in ending Cleveland's championship drought. more »»

Seneca County League Athletic reunion may include a golf scramble

June 25, 2016 By Al Stephenson Last January I wrote about a planned reunion for former varsity sports participants of the old Seneca County League. more »»

Cavs give something to believe in, even if it is unbelievable

June 21, 2016 Now that Cleveland’s championship drought is over, now that the Cavaliers won the NBA title, I have a question: Is this real? Did this actually happen? It shouldn’t have. History said s. more »»

Some local water hazards to look out for during a round of golf

June 19, 2016 If you missed last week’s column, you may not know what the above title is all about. One serious bane for every golfer is hitting the ball into a water hazard. more »»

Random connections begin to breed Olympic excitement

June 18, 2016 The countdown to the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is real. Friday, Aug. 5 marks the Opening Ceremonies and the curiosity preceding the Games is escalating. more »»

Timing is everything for Scheffler

June 17, 2016 OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler just had to finish Thursday to become the most talked about amateur at Oakmont Country Club since Bobby Jones won the U.S. Amateur here in 192. more »»

Taking a golfing look at some very interesting local watering holes

June 12, 2016 If you think that I am dealing with where one should stop after playing a round of golf for purposes of wetting one’s whistle… well, you would be mistaken. more »»



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