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Competing in a scratch league can be a fun adventure

May 13, 2012 What do you think of when you hear the term scratch league? If you assume that the league consists of golfers who shoot right around par on a regular basis, then you win the cigar. more »»

A tribute to my baseball therapist

May 13, 2012 My mother loves the Cleveland Indians. She’s not a fair-weather fan who just started paying attention when Jacobs Field was built. more »»

Here’s the proposal, now I’m waiting to hear from you

May 6, 2012 I suggested last week that I had a thought. It is scary when things pop into my head because I never know just what likely will enter that cavernous spac. more »»

The most superstitious event in sports: a no-hitter

May 6, 2012 In between innings of Columbian’s sectional semifinal game with Shelby, TC starting pitcher Nick Loura approached teammate Daniel Wood. “Do I have a no-hitter going?” Loura said he asked Woo. more »»

My buddies and I are on the horns of a bowling dilemma

April 22, 2012 Times change. Such a simple little phrase that everyone knows is true. Nothing ever remains the same forever and there is little we can do to change that fact. more »»

25 random thoughts

April 22, 2012 These days, people like things to be quick. Writers and analysts and celebrities don’t have much time for long drawn-out discussions anymore. more »»

Why do I watch sports?

April 17, 2012 Sports make me sad. I grew up a fan of Cleveland sports, so that’s to be expected. I even adopted the Jacksonville Jaguars as my new team when the Browns left town. more »»

Bowling takes a back seat to baseball for this week

April 8, 2012 As you read this I am in Las Vegas, uh, I mean Florida. Sorry, I just couldn’t resist that one. This trip, unlike the make believe one from a week ago, is very real. more »»

Do I?really want Casey Blake back?

April 8, 2012 As the innings passed by on Thursday, and the Indians attempted to push a run across the plate in extra innings of a tie game by sending guys like Aaron Cunningham to the plate, I thought two things... more »»

Remembering a man who was everybody’s friend

March 23, 2012 Every now and then the words of a metropolitan newspaper colleague come to mind. You may have read them here before. more »»

What does it take to be a touring professional bowler?

March 18, 2012 The PBA Tour made a stop in the Motor City last weeken. more »»

A few minutes with Tressel

March 18, 2012 Jim Tressel talks to you, not at you. I’ve met him twice now, and I’m still not sure how he does it. more »»

The gremlins were out on this night at the bowling alley

March 10, 2012 When the lights came on for practice, I was standing on the adjoining lane when Eric Fillhart threw his bowling ball down the alley. It smashed into the pocket, but the result was an 8-10 spli. more »»

What’s a QB worth?

March 10, 2012 The Browns had a chance to trade for a superstar. It would have cost them picks, plenty of picks, and probably a few players. more »»

Tiffin’s seniors complete a long journey

March 4, 2012 It was a long journey for Tiffin University’s seniors. It hit me on the ride home from Ashland that I had probably interviewed TU guard Mandy Jaeb more than any other player in my career. more »»

This city bowling tournament will be long remembered

February 26, 2012 The bowling was done. We were recording the final scores when the little girl came up to our headquarters. She said simply, “Hey, gu. more »»

Optimism vs. reality

February 26, 2012 Just as spring training is about to get going, it’s difficult not to be optimistic. more »»

It’s city tournament week at Heritage Family Center

February 19, 2012 The leagues will be silent this week, as many local keglers will take to the lanes in tournament competition. more »»

The new guy dazzles as pins go flying in his first game

February 12, 2012 When I first noticed the man, he had strung together four straight strikes to begin game one. The scoreboard simply said ‘Hank’ as he took to the approach for the fifth frame. more »»

Game two years ago foreshadowed TU upset of Findlay?

February 12, 2012 When Tiffin University’s men’s basketball team defeated Findlay Thursday night, it certainly qualified as an upset. When Karl Finley hit two 3’s in the span of 28 seconds Saturday to beat No. more »»



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