Archive for Blog
Mar
27

Hooley: The Puppy And The Old Dog….

All the things Jim Harbaugh’s required to do to win at Michigan form an exhilarating adventure made all the more exhilarating by the coaches and empty suits he ticks off doing what he does.

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Mar
24

Nate Jenkins: March Madness Syndrome

I’ve reached a place in my life where the thrill of the buzzer beater just isn’t worth the hour of volume-increased commercials beforehand. The pre-game hype, the incessant analysis, and the onslaught of advertising wearies my soul, to be honest.

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Mar
24

Why Is EVERYONE Apologizing…?

The epidemic of political correctness has now smacked Ohio State University where it hurts the most…its athletic director apologizing to Michigan for a snarky remark about football. And I ask…why?

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Mar
22

Final Thoughts On Basketball, The Tournament….

If you’ve ever wondered why people mess with something that works, read on. If you’ve ever wondered why fouls in January aren’t fouls in March, read on. If you’ve ever wondered every year’s trophy looks exactly alike, read on.

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Mar
18

How John Glenn Did The OHSAA A Favor

Their performance finally woke up the moribund gloom of the tournament’s first day, and their following gave indication that championship basketball was relevant. The John Glenn ‘Muskies’ stole the first day’s show.

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Mar
17

Boys State Tourney: Wide-Open Tournament This Week, But Who Will Come…?

The weekend’s boys state tournament will be interesting for the fact of first-timers and teams that haven’t been there in ages. But will fans who haven’t been there in ages come to see it?

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Mar
14

Commentary: A Battle We’re Losing, In Spite Of Ourselves…

Despite the best efforts of our leaders, our teachers, our coaches, our clergy and our conscience, we continue to lose the battle against disrespect for authority and mean-spirited behavior. Translation: We are what we are!

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Mar
10

Girls St. Tournament: A Hometown Team Comes To The Tournament

Fifty years after moving away from Ironton, my former hometown’s women’s basketball team is undefeated and playing in today’s Division III semi-final.

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Mar
7

On This Date: The “March King” Died…

You might not know his name, but you know his music. On this date, in 1932, John Phillip Sousa…the March King…died.

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Mar
1

Final Reminder For The Hal McCoy Scholarship, 2016

If you wish to be considered for the 2016 Hal McCoy Scholarship for study in journalism, communications, and language, this is your final reminder to get your application in before deadline.

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Feb
26

OHSAA Can Stop First Round Blowouts If They Want

It’s hard to relish a game when any semblance of competition is destroyed even before tip-off. So why, except for the fact of money, do we even have them…and call it a tournament?

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Feb
22

Commentary: What Baseball Has Forgotten, Lost…

In an age where safety and “respect the game” is demanded, we’ve lost appreciation altogether in baseball for competitive fairness.

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Feb
21

Covington Wins A Family Affair…

Getting key contributions from just about everyone, Covington rallied to win its first tournament game under Matt Pond.

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Feb
21

A Shocker…And The Expected

Miami East pulled of a shocker by beating number one seed Anna, while Versailles wins their tenth straight to advance in the tournament.

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Feb
19

Perfection Lost…

The Lady Yellow Jackets of Sidney saw their perfect season come to an abrupt and surprising end on Friday in the sectional tournament with a 61-45 loss to Springboro at Troy High School.

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Feb
19

What Baseball Offers That No Other Sport Can Match….

In an age of bigger, stronger, and faster, it’s baseball that continues to hold the trump card for the athlete that’s neither, bigger, stronger, or faster. Just better.

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Feb
15

Commentary: What The Candidates Don’t Respect Regarding Voters….

The argument goes on about who’s more qualified, more fit, and who has the back of the middle class and the poor. But here’s what the presidential candidates from both parties don’t respect regarding you and me, the voters.

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Feb
10

“Mom”…

On her 88th birthday I really can’t tell a perceptible difference, or slip…except everyone on the block can hear Fox News now when she watches. How lucky can one man get?

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Feb
10

Last Call For Hal McCoy Applications

If you haven’t, and want to, you need to read and contact us for your application for this year’s Hal McCoy scholarship award…before it’s too late!

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Feb
9

On This Date: A Summer Place…..

The younger generation has no idea at all. Many of the rest of us remember him only for a few familiar tunes, but his music lives in the minds and hearts of those who took the time to listen.

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