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Almost 10 years ago, I moved to Bedford County to take on the role as sports editor at the Times-Gazette. There have been a lot of memories throughout the years and a lot of significant news events I've had the honor of covering. The primary job of someone working in the news industry is to report the local events without bias... more
What a wild year this has been. There's been plenty of hardship, loss, pain and suffering to go around, but if there's one thing that I've been able to take away from 2020, it's to appreciate what you have, and not long for what you want. The same kind of applies to the world of sports... more
On Monday, Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order No. 70, which goes into effect through January 19. The executive order directly impacts athletics during the ongoing pandemic. The past few weeks have seen a distinct surge in COVID-19 cases and as such, the governor directly addressed the possible exposure point of high school athletics... more
Typically, by the time the calendar flips from late July to early August, the excitement is at a fever pitch while everyone prepares for the opening football kickoffs. From the Pop Warner leagues, to high school, college and the NFL, excitement is buzzing around here... more
In recent weeks, sports fans have been treated to a slow return to action, including golf, NASCAR, the MLB, NHL and NBA. With those various leagues able to return to play, all eyes have been patiently waiting to see how a possible return to college football could happen... more
We’re nearly two weeks into a return to sports since the coronavirus pandemic began in March and it’s quite honestly been a bag of mixed results for the various leagues that have tried to begin a return to action. The MLB got off to a solid start during opening weekend, but has since showcased the flaws of not playing in a controlled “bubble” like the NBA and NHL have opted for... more
As far as the sports world is concerned, the next two weeks are the most important fans and athletes have had in nearly five months since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, the MLB will finally begin the 2020 season with the long-awaited opening day... more
I’ve always been a “hope for the best, plan for the worst,” kind of guy. I like to have all my bases covered so nothing ever surprises me. When news broke on Thursday the Ivy League would be suspending all fall sports, it came as little surprise to me... more
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