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Chillin' with Dylan - McNamara leading the way

October 3, 2013

    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

    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...

A new hat, and a nifty parking space

September 19, 2013

Today I sit down to fill this space wearing a new hat — that of managing editor of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
I appreciate the confidence shown by Publisher Ron Storey in selecting me for this position, and I do not take lightly the responsibilities that go with the new title.

Chillin' with Dylan

September 12, 2013

    Pigskin Picks. Ultimate fan photo of the week. Tailgating picture of the week. Outdoor pics of the month. AP college football poll online!
    I must be out of my mind trying to do all of these things at once but it’s all worth it after the results. I put the entire standings from all the Pigskin pickers this week and I’ll try to put them up every week coinciding with the Pigskin page that comes out every week.

Adams County fall success

August 29, 2013

    I know it’s early, but I’m more and more positive every day that we’re going to see something special come sectional time out of one or more fall sports.
    Whether it be a team or an individual, the storylines are unfolding within the thorough of high school sports and I’m getting the chance to see them first hand. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

Chillin' with Dylan-Webcasting kick-off

August 22, 2013

    A very, merry Thursday, readers. We have been thrust into another school year and that means fall sports and responsibilities for parents but don’t fret too much about it because we all love Friday nights when we sit in the stands and watch our kids with pride as they tackle the opposing team on the football field.
    Now some more good news...Bellmont webcasting is back! Oh, and equally as exciting is the release of the 2013 Fall Sports Preview in today’s issue. How exciting!

Chillin' with Dylan

August 9, 2013

    While you’re reading this (or maybe just glancing), I’m spectating a kickball tournament.
    How often can people say that in a lifetime? One of several reasons I’m a big fan of this job.
    The tournament in question is the Kicking Out Cancer event headed up by Scott Christner. This has been an amazing event for four years now after today’s festivities and it’s slowly picking up attention and interest each new year.

Alone With J

August 9, 2013


Chillin' with Dylan

August 4, 2013

    Is there anything more disgusting in life than a cheater who prospers? It’s certainly not what Mr. Spock had in mind.
    Yes, of course I’m talking about Alex Rodriguez. Who else in sports today? Lance Armstrong already got his. Or did he?
    Sure he got his medals stripped and his sponsors pulled but he still makes millions on his foundations and appearances.
    What about Tiger?

Chillin' with Dylan

July 18, 2013

    Boys will be boys.
    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that over the years. At some point, those kids grow up and get jobs. Then they take wives and have kids (perhaps in a different order).
    I’ve had the opportunity to parooz the little league scene this summer taking in the Decatur, Monroe, and Monmouth atmosphere and boy have I accrued some great stories this year.

Tonight the Squaws play host to ACAC team Heritage at the Teepee. The varsity game is slated to...
    FORT WAYNE— The Lady Starfish swam circles around the South Side Archers...
  Thursday Night Football 11/13 Miami (6-4) 22 vs Buffalo (5-5) 9     ...


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