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Niekro elated to have some company in Cooperstown

January 19, 2014 On a sultry, summer Sunday in 1997, Blaine’s own Phil Niekro stepped to a podium in Cooperstown, N.Y. and accepted baseball’s highest honor — enshrinement to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. more »»

OVAC Mat Tourney special for multiple reasons

January 18, 2014 WHEELING — There aren’t many events that the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference puts on that aren’t done in a first-class manner. more »»

Championship weekend has to be better than the divisional round ... right?

January 16, 2014 Omaha! Omaha!” No, he wasn’t ordering steaks. And no, he wasn’t telling the whole world his next vacation destination. more »»

Smooth sailing thus far for 61st Ron Mauck OVAC Tourney

January 14, 2014 Dan Doyle couldn’t believe what he wasn’t hearing. more »»

OVAC pennant chases heating up this week

January 12, 2014 As it pertains to the winter sports season, we’re about to enter the most wonderful time of the year. more »»

Wild card weekend: I will never go shopping again

January 8, 2014 My wish was the NFL’s command, as the interesting wild card games I hoped for came to fruition. more »»

CRC living up to its expecations

January 7, 2014 Unfortunately, the seventh annual Cancer Research Classic has come and gon. more »»

Ferry’s Moore on Florida State roster

January 6, 2014 The Florida State Seminoles last won the BCS National Championship in 2000 at the Nokia Sugar Bowl. more »»

New position, but same drive and focus for Ferry’s Neavin

January 5, 2014 Trent Neavin isn’t scared of hardwork. more »»

MAT TALK: Round robin wrestling one of many specialized workouts for grapplers

January 5, 2014 (Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series of ten columns to promote successful high school wrestling room practices that will assist in developing championship wrestling programs. more »»

CRC still delivering great hoops

January 4, 2014 WHEELING — For those organizing the seventh annual Cancer Research Classic, Friday was a whirlwind of a day. Though Dr. more »»

Eye on the Bucks: OSU tweaks defense for bowl game

January 3, 2014 ORANGES generally are sweet, and a win over the Clemson Tigers tonight in the Discover Orange Bowl would be a sweet topping to the bowl season for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Malcolm S. more »»

NFL’s bad teams got coal in their stockings

January 2, 2014 Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus! And he left some late, but much appreciated, Christmas gifts in Philadelphia, Green Bay and San Diego. more »»

Bellaire hoop team honored

December 28, 2013 Gene Ammirante has a lot of fond memories on the basketball court. The latest coming Friday night between games of the girls’-boys’ doubleheader on Guernsey Street. more »»

NFL Week 16: Sundays -- The “prime time” slot for sports columns

December 28, 2013 Do not adjust your newspapers. Yes, you ARE reading my NFL column on a Sunday. Yes, it's weird for me too. more »»

Thoughts on specialized mat workouts

December 28, 2013 (Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of ten columns to promote successful high school wrestling room practices that will assist in developing championship wrestling programs. more »»

Kansas State, Michigan to meet

December 28, 2013 Michigan and Kansas State enter tonight’s Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl with identical 7-5 records. But the path to those marks was strikingly differen. more »»

Marhefka knows the work will pay off

December 22, 2013 Jerrid Marhefka knew when he made the decision to walk on at Ohio University there were going to be some moments of trepidation. Outside of the actual skill of catching passes, everything was new. more »»

Maleski to take part in all-star game in Myrtle Beach Saturday

December 19, 2013 A football player’s demeanor can be like night-and-day on-and-off the field. On the field, he’s a fierce competitor. Off, well, it varies from individual to individual. more »»

NFL Week 15: Losing is the new winning

December 19, 2013 Open the door for opportunity when it comes knocking. At least, that’s what smart people do. And there was lots of knock-knock-knocking on the playoff’s door this weekend. more »»



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