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Ex-WVU long snapper making state proud with groundbreaking ACL technique

Ex-WVU long snapper making state proud with groundbreaking ACL technique

It’s a hell of a story. It’s more than local boy done good. It’s more than local boy done outstanding. Chad Lavender is a Chesapeake native and Riverside High graduate, former WVU long snapper and current Marshall Health Orthopaedics doctor gone groundbreaking. You’ve heard of Dr. James Andrews, the “athlete-centric” orthopedic surgeon? Dr. Lavender could… Continue Reading

My wish for our youth beginning to return to sports

My wish for our youth beginning to return to sports

There are times when I want to simplify things, to quiet the mind. In regard to sports, for instance, I see and hear the news regarding Major League baseball. The owners have proposed a 76-game season that would give players 75 percent of their prorated salary for the 2020 season. They’d only receive 75 percent… Continue Reading

Concerns are building about WVU, our beloved world of sports

Concerns are building about WVU, our beloved world of sports

While I write these blogs during the pandemic, ESPN always provides background noise while I tap away from my kitchen table/makeshift office. (And when I say “noise” I mean “deafening noise” when Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman are on.) It’s just the way I’m wired. I love sports. I’ll always love sports. I’m not… Continue Reading

SSAC’s Dolan troubled with sports shutdown; now planning with uncertainty

SSAC’s Dolan troubled with sports shutdown; now planning with uncertainty

West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission executive director Bernie Dolan has witnessed much in his career. He’s been a teacher. He’s been Wheeling Park’s principal. He’s been director of the Super Six committee. He’s been assistant superintendent in Ohio County. One would think he’s seen it all. Until this Covid-19 pandemic. The well-oiled machine that… Continue Reading

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