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Ellzy is key as Huskies capture title

February 15, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Katie Ellzy is a big-time athlete. It doesn’t take much to figure that out. After all, she is signed to play Division I softball at Robert Morris. more »»

Dealing with the good and bad of wrestling and life

February 15, 2015 In wrestling, as with life, you’ve got to learn to take the bad with the good. Why is it that people tend to forget their good fortunes and think only of those bad breaks— dwelling on them for day. more »»

Tips for motivating youth and high school wrestlers

February 8, 2015 All coaches must constantly come up with ways to motivate their young charges. And it’s no different in wrestling. Even more than most athletes, a loss is very difficult for a wrestler to accept. more »»

St. C. grad Brown excited to be back on the oval

February 8, 2015 YOUNGSTOWN — Jaylon Brown loved football and always had the dream of playing it at the collegiate level. He also loved track and field, shining in that for four years as well. more »»

TL Super Bowl Poll: Patriots expected to hoist the trophy

February 1, 2015 The voters have spoken. The National Football League can begin polishing the Lombardi Trophy for the long flight back to New England. more »»

The “State of the NFL”: Because we all care deeply about extra points

February 1, 2015 On Friday afternoon, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stepped up to a podium, poised to make his much anticipated “State of the NFL” address. “It has been a tough year,” he said. more »»

The official’s responsibility to sportsmanship

February 1, 2015 In recent years, I have stressed time and again the importance of sportsmanship in athletes, coaches, and fans. I think we also should consider the same from officials as well. more »»

Saffield and stories won’t be forgotten

January 30, 2015 You can certainly touch and impact the lives of many in 74 years. When you consider that, of those years, more than 40 were spent in education and coaching, one’s reach grows even further. more »»

What to say to your son before he wrestles

January 25, 2015 Since all three of my sons wrestled, I attempted to give them some advice that would not only help them in wrestling, but also in life. Below are suggestions I made: 1. more »»

Sacrifice: Is it good or bad

January 18, 2015 “Sacrifice — The Essence of Excellence or the Folly of Fanaticism” This “Saga of Two Wrestlers” is true, except for the two wrestlers’ names. In the end, you will have to judge for yourselve. more »»

Future NFL commish defends her disdain for current regime

January 18, 2015 Last week, two of my fellow sports colleagues suggested I am too tough on Goodell in my column. more »»

OVAC mat tournament has history

January 15, 2015 The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Wrestling Tournament has been around since 1954. Bridgeport, with the legendary George Kovalick as head coach, was crowned the initial team champion. more »»

Is underdog role good or bad for OSU?

January 12, 2015 Objections to being considered as underdogs in the first College Football Playoff National Championship game have been voiced by some Buckeye players, but quarterback Cardale Jones appears to have... more »»

Better relationships between wrestling coaches and officials

January 11, 2015 Unfortunately, more often than not coaches and officials consider each other to be adversaries. more »»

Goodell doesn't need to clean out his desk - yet

January 10, 2015 Ladies and gentlemen, the results are in! (Dramatic pause, audience cheers.) In the Ray Rice domestic violence case, Roger Goodell, the investigation determined that... more »»

Merrick doesn’t hesitate when talking CRC

January 4, 2015 WHEELING — When Dr. Gregory Merrick talks about the Cancer Research Classic he doesn’t hesitat. more »»

Excuses won’t get you anywhere in life or in wrestling

January 4, 2015 Life is not fair; I freely admit it. But that still doesn’t give us just cause to make excuses, especially in athletics. And let’s be honest, excuses and good sportsmanship don’t mix. more »»

Brunson, Tatum put on a show

January 3, 2015 WHEELING — There have been many splendid games and individual performances during the course of the now eight Cancer Research Classics. more »»

Smell ya later, 2014

January 3, 2015 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now on the clock. more »»

Advantage to OSU, but it’s certainly close

December 31, 2014 Most college football fans have been lobbying for an NCAA college football playoff format for some years now. Well, starting Thursday those fans will get their wish when No. 1 Alabama and No. more »»



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