Historic homecoming: Bassett’s Lacey Flanagan cements herself in the Bengal football family

Bassett had Friday’s win over Dan River pretty much in hand late in the fourth quarter, but history was made on the final point. With the Bengals leading 27-19 after a 2-yard touchdown run by Kevon Smith, head coach Brandon Johnson called in senior Lacey Flanagan to kick the extra point. Flanagan nailed it, becomingContinue reading “Historic homecoming: Bassett’s Lacey Flanagan cements herself in the Bengal football family”

Lou Whitaker: I give credit to every kid that I grew up with out there in East Martinsville

Growing up just down the street from the formerly named English Field, Lou Whitaker called the Martinsville landmark home for much of his childhood. Whitaker graduated from Martinsville High School in 1975, and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers soon after. In the years leading up to his graduation, Whitaker and the rest of theContinue reading “Lou Whitaker: I give credit to every kid that I grew up with out there in East Martinsville”

‘If that day comes, Martinsville is welcome’: Lou Whitaker benefiting from second look at his baseball career

When Lou Whitaker was playing Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers, most fans and writers only paid attention to the statistics on the back of baseball cards. Hits, home runs, batting average, and RBIs were the teller of a player’s ability. By those metrics, Whitaker was seen by the baseball world as good, notContinue reading “‘If that day comes, Martinsville is welcome’: Lou Whitaker benefiting from second look at his baseball career”

Hanging with Miss Cooper: Why not Lou?

The AP headline following the announcement Sunday that former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons was one of two who will be inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame: “Ted Simmons can thank analytics for Baseball Hall of Fame nod.” It’s true Simmons, who received 13 of 16 votes by MLB’s Modern EraContinue reading “Hanging with Miss Cooper: Why not Lou?”

Is This Movie Still Good?: Alley Cats Strike edition

I recently made a list of the Disney Channel Original Movies that were my favorites growing up, and I also recently bit the bullet and got Disney Plus. Now that I’m a bona fide adult, I need to know, are the DCOMs I loved as a kid still good? Do they hold up? Do theyContinue reading “Is This Movie Still Good?: Alley Cats Strike edition”