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Injuries Rock Local Teams

August 11, 2014 WHEELING — When I spoke with Wheeling Park football coach Chris Daugherty for his annual season preview a week ago today, a question was asked about the backup running back position for when Savion... more »»

Could It Be Another Year Of the Cat?

August 10, 2014 PADEN CITY — In 1976, Scottish folk singer Al Stewart hit big with his single “Year of the Cat.” Nearly four decades later, we may see another big hit, with another Year of the Cat. more »»

Time to Bring Back the Brawl

July 27, 2014 MORGANTOWN —Let’s be honest. West Virginia added the wrong ACC team when it announced the Mountaineers will play a home-and-home with N.C. State. It should have been Pitt. more »»

Mountaineers improve overall, but in the end, will it really matter?

July 23, 2014 MORGANTOWN — You’d be hard pressed to find someone who wouldn’t agree West Virginia has improved overall. more »»

OVAC Game Still Matters

July 20, 2014 WHEELING — A week from tonight some of the best football players the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference has to offer will bang helmets on the turf of Wheeling Island Stadium. more »»

Meet the Eurasian Collared-Dove

July 13, 2014 Back in 1974 a local pigeon fancier imported a flock of about 50 Eurasian collared-doves to the Bahamas. Ultimately he released the birds, and they took to life in the West Indie. more »»

Separate Paths Will Unite Wheeling Park Hoops Squad’s Players

June 24, 2014 WHEELING — Four players with the same mission. Four players who are going separate ways over the next month to build on what should be a very exciting season at Wheeling Park this winter. more »»

Harler continues to impress the state

June 18, 2014 WHEELING — It’s been a pretty good three months for Wheeling Central rising junior Chase Harler. more »»

Goodwin Owes His Success to Family

June 16, 2014 The following is the final part of a two-part column detailing Wheeling native C.J. Goodwin’s rise to the NFL. WHEELING — C.J. Goodwin wouldn’t be in this position without his family. more »»

Goodwin’s Path Full Of Twists

June 15, 2014 The following is part one of a two-part column detailing Wheeling native C.J. Goodwin’s rise to the NFL. WHEELING — C.J. Goodwin’s first love was football. more »»

WLU Offering Hoops Camp

June 11, 2014 WEST LIBERTY — The first thing one needs to run a sports camp is credibility. more »»

WVU’s Bradley: Change is a good thing for college football

May 30, 2014 WHEELING — West Virginia football’s motto of “Spot the Ball” under then-coach Rich Rodriguez was considered innovative at the time, but we’re way past tha. more »»

Colabella’s Triple Propels Crusaders To Victory Over Bainbridge Paint Valley

May 30, 2014 LANCASTER — Brenton Colabella hit a bases-clearing triple in the top of the fourth inning and the Steubenville Catholic Central baseball team cruised to a 6-1 victory over Bainbridge Paint Valley... more »»

Crunching Numbers: Caterpillars, Birds & Trees

May 25, 2014 I recently heard a lecture by Jim McCormac, a biologist with the Ohio DNR. He argued that caterpillars, forest birds, and trees were dependent upon each other for survival. more »»

Two Months They’ll Never Forget

May 18, 2014 CHARLESTON — Weir tennis coach Dave Thompson doesn’t get overcome by much. “Before I became a teacher and a coach, I was a cop,” Thompson said. “So I don’t get emotional over too much. more »»

Nests in an Open Field

May 11, 2014 Almost overnight the old field below the house has greened up, and birds have set up nesting territories. more »»

Thomas, Paige Provide A Much-Needed Reminder

May 11, 2014 One of the great things about this job, here in West Virginia, is to be a part of the yearly Victory Awards Dinner. more »»

Nailers, Warriors Show Respect Ahead of Series

May 2, 2014 WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers are no longer going to sneak up on teams, least of all Greenville. The sixth-seeded Nailers swept N. more »»

Pirates Drop Pair To Orioles

May 2, 2014 BALTIMORE — Matt Wieters led off the 10th inning with a home run off Stolmy Pimentel to give the Baltimore Orioles a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates and a doubleheader sweep Thursday night. more »»

Penguins, Rangers to Open Second-Round Series

May 2, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Don’t worry, Kris Letang insists. The heat is coming. more »»

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