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Column: Line Drives -- Mentality led to turnaround

Some time ago, Fort Recovery High School football coach Brent Niekamp knew the Indians were about to make a big turn.

It was 2011, to be exact. 856 more words


NFL Hall of Fame: Jerome "The Bus" Bettis, makes history 

Bettis is first Detroit PSL athlete inducted in NFL Hall of Fame

By Leland Stein III

Canton, Ohio — First and only!!! I know that is not a complete sentence, but for this narrative it is perfect grammar!! 1,567 more words

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Column: Line Drives -- There is no bad day of hunting

I began hunting in 2010.

Let me rephrase that.

My brother John convinced me to become a waterfowl hunter in 2010.

That first season, I had only gone a couple of times, and every time out in the field I wasn’t able to fire a shot. 874 more words


Column: Line Drives -- Apology nice, but not needed

In sports, apologies aren’t necessary.

Coaches don’t need to apologize for being particularly hard on a player.

They want the best out of their players, and they will try to push them to become better athletes. 689 more words


Column: Line Drives -- Losing streak could end Friday

The streak may come to an end Friday night.

It’s been more than two decades since the Jay County High School football team beat Delta on the gridiron. 639 more words


Column: Line Drives -- Jay will compete for ACAC titles

The elephant is no longer in the room.

Now that Leo High School has moved to the Northeast Eight Conference, let’s talk about Allen County Athletic Conference. 690 more words


Column: Line Drives — It's hard to simply enjoy a game

I can’t do it anymore.

Sports are meant to entertain.

I can no longer watch sports for the entertainment value.

My job is to thank for that. 647 more words