Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
CLINTON -- This past week saw a change of sport in the local arena.
Baseball and softball have almost disappeared, except for the die-hards who are still practicing for next year. Even in the college and major league ranks, talk is turning a lot more to football. Who is playing, who's retiring, who's moving or being moved. ...more
Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
Yes, folks, it's that time
of year again. Baseball and softball are waning for the summer, the soccer craze is dying down, and the 5/10 K road races are dwindling.
Time has arrived for that rough and tumble American version of rugby and soccer combined into our game called "football." ...more
Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
NORMAL -- Several days ago I was invited to observe, and enjoy, a sport I haven't seen in many years. I thought it had gone the way of roque/croquet and other lost arts. It is the sport of horseshoes or horseshoe pitching.
Back in the day, even before my time, actual shoes worn by horses were used after the ...more
Posted: Tuesday, Jul 8th, 2014
CLINTON -- On a cool, damp July 2 evening, Clinton Y team #3 (self nicknamed the "Lemons" for their yellow shirts) took on the "Raiders" of Central A & M team #1. The major rains didn't fall until the game ended, however, the intermittent drizzle during the game made it difficult for the pitchers to control the ball. ...more