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A local golf story that might shock you — for a variety of reasons

May 22, 2016 On a chilly December day a few months ago, I ran into Jerry Schlick, an old social studies teaching colleague. We were chatting about a number of topics when he dropped a bombshell on me. more »»

Fulmer impresses as Tigers edge Rays

May 22, 2016 DETROIT (AP) — For the first quarter of the season, the Detroit Tigers were held back by a shaky starting rotation. Perhaps rookie Michael Fulmer can provide the boost they sorely nee. more »»

Larson races clean at the expense of his 1st Cup win

May 17, 2016 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It might be hard to believe that the ending of a low-level race three years ago had such a profound effect on Kyle Larson that it might have cost him his first Sprint Cup victory. more »»

Is there a more entertaining hole in golf than the 17th at Sawgrass?

May 15, 2016 Perhaps there are more famous holes in golf. The 18th at Pebble Beach comes to mind. The Road Hole at St. Andrews has to make the short list as wel. more »»

As promised, here are the 2015-16 league bowling champions

May 8, 2016 When I first started bowling — oh, so many years ago — things were different. I would not say better, as those who long for the “good” old days would suggest. No, just differen. more »»

After 40 years, the time has come to say thanks for the memories

May 1, 2016 The bowling ball was released and it headed — by design — toward the channel. I watched the path of the rock with more than a passing interest. more »»

Headlines feature Kobe, Johnny, LeBron and more

April 29, 2016 Displaced refugees will have a spot at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil (GO TEAM nowhere!), the NBA has pulled the 2017 All Star Game from Charlotte, NC as government and sports clash yet again (hopefull... more »»

Not even bump-and-run generates good vibes in NASCAR

April 26, 2016 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Racing doesn’t get much better than a bump-and-run on the final lap for the victory. more »»

What’s the deal with Browns drafts?

April 24, 2016 To those who have complained that the Browns' organization has lacked continuity the last decade and a half, the team now has a rebuttal. more »»

Do you know where these words and phrases happen to come from?

April 24, 2016 While reading a Ralph Compton western paperback novel recently, I ran across a phrase I had never heard before. A woman was asking an outlaw if he had any remorse for being a bad person. more »»

Playoffs or rolloffs — if you are off your game, you will not triumph

April 16, 2016 Basketball has been a sport that I’ve always enjoyed. From playing in high school and college to watching on TV, the game has a certain allure. more »»

NASCAR is clouding its image with politics

April 12, 2016 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There are Democrats who enjoy NASCAR. Jews and atheists and women, too. more »»

As winter ends and spring arrives, the sports seasons begin to overlap

April 10, 2016 When I ran into a friend this week, he encouraged me to keep writing my column. I said I would if he had any bowling stories for me. more »»

Martinsville gives new stars a chance to shine

April 5, 2016 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It’s been all the usual suspects in victory lane through the first six NASCAR races this season. more »»

As Tiger fades away, let’s not forget his greatness

April 2, 2016 The azaleas are blooming, the pollen is swirling, and green sport coats are about to be in vogue for one whole week. Yet something is missing at this dawning of spring. Tiger Woods. more »»

The sport of bowling back in the day as Laverne takes on Shirley

April 2, 2016 From time to time I like to get on YouTube and watch videos. Music videos tend to top my list, but I will punch up anything that looks interesting. more »»

March madness apparent in Brazil before Olympic Games

March 31, 2016 Baseball, softball, golf, and a host of new sports are swinging into spring in Tiffin as a local university celebrates a national championship. Congratulations coach Jeremy Croy and Lamar Hargrove, U. more »»

Take it from me: New Columbian coach Lutz can make you better

March 27, 2016 Judd Lutz went from an all-state football player for Columbian to its head coach in less than a decade. It's been a remarkable story to follow. more »»

The good doctor stops in to divulge recent top bowling efforts

March 27, 2016 Ol’ Doc Stephenson dropped by this week. He was here to fill me in as to what I missed — bowling wise — while on vacation. more »»

After a step forward on concussions, NFL steps back

March 26, 2016 Few things better sum up the NFL’s self-serving past efforts on concussion research than a scene from the movie “Thank You for Smokin. more »»



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