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Columns

  • Football ban? Not so fast

    The game of football has been around for a long time. There are even reports that early settlers at Jamestown, Va., played a game similar to football with inflated balls in the early 17th century. Now, in the several hundred years since that time, the game has changed in nearly every way. The rules are different, the equipment is different, and the players are different. In its early days, football used to be a very violent sport with some games being stopped because of varieties of very serious injuries.

  • Three for three

    Well, last week was a good week in sports for Marion County High School. Three different sports teams came out with a district tournament championship title and were able to advance to their respective regional tournaments. These three teams were volleyball and boys and girls soccer. I had the pleasure of watching all three of those championship games, and each team played extremely well to win their crowns.

  • Judgment call lets 'Wild Card' be just that

    I've always been one to watch a few baseball games throughout the season, but I must admit that I am not the biggest fan of professional baseball. Don't get me wrong, I love the sport of baseball, but for the most part Major League games can seem to drag on and on. Now that the Wild Card round is complete, and we are in the midst of the Divisional Series, I find myself watching the games.

  • More postseason talk

  • Postseason push

    It may seem like a strange time of year to be talking about the postseason.  After all, it is still September. The NFL season has just begun and won't be heading into the postseason until after the turn of the New Year. College football is in the same boat, and basketball seasons haven't started yet. The closest sport preparing to head into postseason is Major League Baseball, but that is not the sport I'm talking about.

  • Good things

    In my last column, I wrote about switching teams and how I have now become a Denver Broncos fan because Peyton Manning is now wearing the navy and orange. I talked about how I love his passion for the game and how I couldn't wait to watch him play again finally since having to see Manning on the sideline all last year due to a neck injury.

  • My point of view

    While writing game reports and stories about the variety of sporting events we cover, I am supposed to remain objective and report on facts alone. At times that can be difficult. When I am at games and I feel that our team or a member of our team has been on the receiving end of anything that I don't think is right, I am upset. At least I am upset on the inside, but on the outside I try my best to keep my emotions to myself.

  • A new team

  • A disturbing problem

    Before I get into explaining my title this week, let me just say that I love all things involved with sports. That is all things, except cheaters.  
    If you have been keeping up with sports news recently, you know that there have been several different stories pop up about professional athletes who have been accused of or caught using performance enhancing drugs.

  • On the sidelines

    Well, the time has finally arrived. Another football season for the Marion County Knights and another year on the sidelines taking pictures for me. I absolutely love this time of year. The weather starts to cool down and the football games on Friday, sometimes Saturday nights are the best place to be. To top it off, I get to be right beside the action, walking back and forth on the Knights sideline trying to find the perfect angle to get the best picture.