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Stories from the wonderful world of bowling for Thanksgiving

November 30, 2014 As this Thanksgiving weekend comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to share some interesting bowling stories that I recently ran across. One of these people will be thankful for what happened. more »»

Reality is somewhere in the middle

November 23, 2014 Somewhere between Vince Lombardi’s “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing,” and Grantland Rice’s paraphrased “It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you played the game,” there lies a... more »»

What kind of bowling alley personality to you think you have?

November 23, 2014 Having been a league bowling member for some 40 years now, I always have maintained that you meet an extremely eclectic group of people at the lanes. Bowlers come in all shapes and sizes. more »»

Feeling the Beat in a crowded sports marketplace

November 19, 2014 Building a sport brand such as Nike, adidas, the Yankees, Manchester United or Gatorade doesn’t happen by accident. more »»

’Berg wrestling gets a big win on the road

November 19, 2014 CINCINNATI — Calvert graduate Joe Brodman won by technical fall and four teammates pinned their foes Tuesday as Heidelberg romped past Mount St. Joseph 48-6. more »»

Sometimes I simply have to marvel at the athletic feats of others

November 16, 2014 Bob Etzinger is a golf buddy of mine who participates in the Fort Wayne Fling. I had a chance to catch up with him this week for the first time since that June golf outin. more »»

Fort Loramie dashes McComb’s title hopes

November 9, 2014 FAIRBORN — McComb will have to wait at least one more year. more »»

Some bowling achievements are a little more impressive than others

November 2, 2014 Everyone wants to make their mark in life. Using bowling terminology, the mark could be either a strike or spare. more »»

Cavs a made-to-order championship contender

November 2, 2014 Building a team, a great team, a championship-caliber team, is supposed to take time. Or at least, that’s how it’s always worked in Cleveland. OK, that’s not true. more »»

25 things

October 26, 2014 1. more »»

Maybe we should be a little more respectful towards bowling pins

October 26, 2014 They never get a compliment. The best they can hope for is to be ignored. At worst, they will be called every name in the book for simply standing still. more »»

Cliff’s notes

October 19, 2014 Confession: I’m not a numbers guy. more »»

Who is the greatest multi-sport athlete ever? The choice is yours

October 19, 2014 Here’s a question for you. Who is the greatest multi-sport athlete you know? Quick, I need an answer. For those of you who thought of this scribe, I thank you. I also question your sanity. more »»

Just like riding a bike? Bowling returns after a decade-long hiatus

October 12, 2014 At the end of last bowling season, my team was not sure another year was in the offing. Injuries, work and vacations forced us to bowl short many night. more »»

Comebacks, extractions and general wildness

October 12, 2014 This is not meant to be a column about the Cleveland Browns. more »»

Ol’ Doc pontificates on golf, bowling and other sports — as only he can

October 5, 2014 I hadn’t seen nor heard from Ol’ Doc Stephenson for some time before he dropped in the other day. As usual, he had a lot to say about several sports. more »»

Catching a game at Buckeye Central

October 5, 2014 There’s been a winless season, and a trip to the state finals. There have been two league changes, three coaches and players who have gone on to play at the next level. more »»

Selig’s fine wine era of Baseball is about to change

September 30, 2014 While sports headlines are trending with buzz names Adrian Peterson, Roger Goodell, Ray Rice, Jameis Winston and Danny Ferry, the official start to the fall calendar has plenty more stories to... more »»

The changing of the seasons is upon us — golf will soon be gone

September 28, 2014 Everyone has their own concept as to when the seasons change. For many it is nature. If the calendar says it is Sept. 23, it’s fall — the calendar says so. more »»

NFL’s problems not keeping me away

September 21, 2014 The National Football League has problems. Players in trouble with the law. Owners who are accused of covering up and mis-directing information. more »»



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