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Hop's Heresy

October 25, 2013

Dave Schirack...one of a kind

     "He wasn't especially athletic or skilled, but he learned the sport, fought his butt off and turned himself into a good wrestler," said former Bellmont wrestling coach A.J. Kalver, describing some traits that carried the late Dave Schirack through his life, which ended last weekend when the home town carpenter, coach, outdoorsman, dad, grandpa and friend of scores of Decatur folks passed away after suffering from an aneurysm.

Just a Thought

October 25, 2013

By JANNAYA ANDREWS
A tug of the ear, and a tug of the heartstrings
    Carol Burnett, who entertained millions of viewers with her namesake variety show from 1967-78, received the nation’s top humor honor at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts over the weekend. Among those performing in honor of Burnett were Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and others as she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Just a Thought

October 25, 2013

By JANNAYA ANDREWS
A tug of the ear, and a tug of the heartstrings
    Carol Burnett, who entertained millions of viewers with her namesake variety show from 1967-78, received the nation’s top humor honor at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts over the weekend. Among those performing in honor of Burnett were Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and others as she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Grandstanding

October 23, 2013

By BOB SHRALUKA

Just a Thought

October 17, 2013

By JANNAYA ANDREWS

We are not the religious reich

Chillin' with Dylan— Running as a sport...phew

October 16, 2013

By DYLAN MALONE
    Leave it to a bunch of high school athletes to make me feel old, slow and fat.
    I watched in amazement as Bailey Beery and a slew of Starfire boys breeze past the rest of the running field at Bellmont on Tuesday night.
    There were a mixture of emotions flowing through my mind as I witnessed history from Beery. She shattered the old track record at Bellmont and she did it without looking tired.

Chillin' with Dylan-October means post-season

October 10, 2013

By DYLAN MALONE
    With October upon us it’s time for post-season baseball.
    I usually have an order of business in my fan duties that helps me follow the game closely and be entertained. This year my baseball “moral code” is facing several challenges early.
    First on the list is a need to root for anyone playing the New York Yankees. With the pinstripes out of the playoffs I’ve had to check that off the list prematurely (devilish grin...).

Chillin' with Dylan - McNamara leading the way

October 3, 2013

By DYLAN MALONE
    See Thomas run. Thomas runs fast. Thomas did not run fast last year.
    In true inspirational fashion, Bellmont sophomore Thomas McNamara has overcome obstacles like doubt and hesitation to go from just a freshman filler on the cross country team to one of the fastest on the team in the span of a year.
    “His story is inspirational, indeed,” praised Bellmont boys CC coach Randy Hisner.

Chillin' with Dylan

September 25, 2013

The miracle against Homestead

By DYLAN MALONE
    I had the rare opportunity to see history first hand on Friday night.
    It doesn’t happen to me often. Usually I’m looking the other way when something amazing happens. In a related story, I never get to see a reckless driver get their come-up-ans from local authorities...

   The Jets travel to Heritage tonight for an ACAC clash starting at 7 p.m. To log in,...
   New Haven comes to town tonight in the first NHC volleyball match of the season for...
    The three county golf teams met up at Cross Creek on Wednesday night playing...

 

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