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Union Local has nothing to hang its head about

March 19, 2015 ATHENS - Ben Porter said it best. more »»

Changes have been plentiful for UL’s Mott

March 17, 2015 MORRISTOWN — Change isn’t always for the better. Often times, actually, it’s resisted. As it pertains to Union Local senior Joel Mott, change was an opportunity for a new challenge. more »»

Joining the state title club is a tough task

March 15, 2015 COLUMBUS — While no area wrestlers captured Division III state championships this winter, 55 individuals from The Times Leader coverage area have stood atop the podium on the final day in the past. more »»

UL boys hoop team has more than just talent

March 15, 2015 In case you haven’t heard, the Union Local Jets are heading to the Division III regional tournament in Athens. more »»

‘March Madness’ is now upon us

March 9, 2015 The best time of the year is here. Say what you will about a laid back afternoon at PNC Park, a relaxing weekend at Firestone CC, or a chilly, wind-swept evening at Heinz Field. more »»

Machovina on the mend from surgery

March 8, 2015 Jesse Machovina is a softball junkie. Always has been and always will be. That, alone, has made what the St. Clairsville product is dealing with even tougher to handle. more »»

Keeping your cool on the wrestling mat

March 8, 2015 Whenever wrestling, use your head! A few years ago, a wrestling coach told me that his boys would not be intimidated on the mats. more »»

PVC’s future up in the air with Trail’s departure

March 1, 2015 Conference upheaval has been running rampant at the college level for the last several years. It’s trickling down to the high school level, too. more »»

Being a good loser is an important part of sports, too

March 1, 2015 Too often we talk about winning and fail to mention the other side of sports—”Losing!” If you take the time to consider the latter of the two, I am sure you have witnessed some great losers. more »»

Wrestling seeds now determined by computers

February 27, 2015 For those high school wrestling fans scouring the Internet in search of first round pairings for today’s Division II and III sectional tournaments at Buckeye Local and Barnesville high schools,... more »»

Walter looking forward to his first spring training

February 22, 2015 WHEELING — Hope springs eternal. Especially in baseball when players and teams report to Arizona and Florida for spring training. more »»

The importance of the assistant wrestling coach

February 22, 2015 What role must the “assistant coach” play in the development of a successful wrestling program? Primarily, the assistant coach needs to understand the head coach’s philosophy, and believe in it. more »»

Ellzy is key as Huskies capture title

February 15, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Katie Ellzy is a big-time athlete. It doesn’t take much to figure that out. After all, she is signed to play Division I softball at Robert Morris. more »»

Dealing with the good and bad of wrestling and life

February 15, 2015 In wrestling, as with life, you’ve got to learn to take the bad with the good. Why is it that people tend to forget their good fortunes and think only of those bad breaks— dwelling on them for day. more »»

Tips for motivating youth and high school wrestlers

February 8, 2015 All coaches must constantly come up with ways to motivate their young charges. And it’s no different in wrestling. Even more than most athletes, a loss is very difficult for a wrestler to accept. more »»

St. C. grad Brown excited to be back on the oval

February 8, 2015 YOUNGSTOWN — Jaylon Brown loved football and always had the dream of playing it at the collegiate level. He also loved track and field, shining in that for four years as well. more »»

TL Super Bowl Poll: Patriots expected to hoist the trophy

February 1, 2015 The voters have spoken. The National Football League can begin polishing the Lombardi Trophy for the long flight back to New England. more »»

The “State of the NFL”: Because we all care deeply about extra points

February 1, 2015 On Friday afternoon, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stepped up to a podium, poised to make his much anticipated “State of the NFL” address. “It has been a tough year,” he said. more »»



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