I’ve watched a lot of HGTV and don’t understand why rich people don’t put doors around their toilets

I don’t know how it happened. I was always the person who didn’t understand the HGTV craze. Why would anyone spend time watching people pick which way overpriced house to buy and discuss the many changes they planned to make with the tile in the bathroom? Didn’t people know there are sports on, like, allContinue reading “I’ve watched a lot of HGTV and don’t understand why rich people don’t put doors around their toilets”

My favorite stories of 2020

Last year was a tough one as a sports reporter, but there were still stories I wrote that stood out to me. Here’s a look at my favorites: Briggs Beats Cancer: Wylie family prepares for extra celebrations this Thanksgiving weekend https://martinsvillebulletin.com/townnews/medicine/briggs-beats-cancer-wylie-family-prepares-for-extra-celebrations-this-thanksgiving-weekend/article_51274bd8-2e93-11eb-9c65-173f47978ff4.html Two years after helping to restart softball team at Martinsville High School, Bulldogs’ seniorContinue reading “My favorite stories of 2020”

Hangin’ with Miss Cooper: ‘Fair Pay to Play’ act could benefit more than just top college athletes

One summer night when I was in college my friends and I were meeting up at Applebees. One good friend was telling us how he had run a 5K that morning and finished second. “I won $25,” he told us. “But I couldn’t keep it, because it would have been an NCAA violation.” This friendContinue reading “Hangin’ with Miss Cooper: ‘Fair Pay to Play’ act could benefit more than just top college athletes”

Hangin’ with Miss Cooper: The line between gamesmanship and cheating

When I was 16 I played travel softball for a really, really good team. Like, stupid good. We finished third in the national world series tournament. Our No. 1 pitcher would sometimes back off her mid-60s fastball and throw a knuckleball. An underhanded knuckleball! I freak out every time I think about it. I knowContinue reading “Hangin’ with Miss Cooper: The line between gamesmanship and cheating”