By CARA COOPER Last weekend as I was watching the NASCAR race, I heard the announcers on the TV say “Chesterfield, Virginia native Denny Hamlin.” I knew Denny was from Virginia, but the thought struck me after hearing that – is Denny the biggest current Virginia-born athlete? I wondered this for a few minutes and … Continue reading Virginia is for lovers and athletes
By CARA COOPER I recently wrote a story about cross country runners, because I wanted to get into the mind of what makes high school distance runners tick. Why do they put themselves through such a grueling sport? Are they really as bonkers as they seem? I’m allowed to say that, and the story was … Continue reading The worst practice I ever attended
By CARA COOPER Every year it’s gets a bit tougher to be excited for the start of the football season. The NFL has a whole host of problems, none of which are worth delving into right now. College football has been rocked by three scandals at Ohio State, Maryland and UNC, just in the last … Continue reading How much longer will “Friday night lights” continue?
If you missed it, ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball ended in historic fashion this week. Playing in Chicago, the Cubs were down 3-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth against the Washington Nationals. After the Cubs loaded the bases with two outs, rookie David Bote came in to pinch hit. With a 2-2 count, Bote … Continue reading Don’t apologize for bat flipping fun
By CARA COOPER I’m going to start this out by stating the obvious – 98 percent of all Christmas songs suck. That’s not a hot take, it’s the truth. The radio stations play the same 10 songs over, and over, and over, and over again to the point where you start wanting to ask Santa … Continue reading Playlist of the Week: The complete list of the only good Christmas songs
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By CARA COOPER Throw-ins in soccer are so typical that most of the time you hardly even notice it happens. But a Wilson Bowles throw-in is a spectacle. Whenever the ball goes out of bounds, the Martinsville junior sprints to the sideline - either sideline, it doesn’t even matter where he is standing - picks the … Continue reading Bowles makes flips look easy, because to him they are