Pre-2020 Olympics events schedule

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics start in exactly 228 days, yall! But who’s counting? Oh, me. I’m very much counting. While it seems like the Games are still very far away, there’s a ton going on in the lead up to Tokyo. Here’s a schedule for national and international events for Team USA Olympic sports overContinue reading “Pre-2020 Olympics events schedule”

What athletic qualities go into being a racecar driver?

By CARA COOPER Bulletin Sports Editor Dec. 17, 2018 A couple weeks ago, NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and Formula One champion Fernando Alonso had a seat swap, in which both drivers drove the other’s car at Bahrain International Circuit. It was really cool to watch, and fun to see drivers who drive muchContinue reading “What athletic qualities go into being a racecar driver?”

C.E. Falk makes good on his Martinsville Speedway Grandfather Clock promise

By CARA COOPER Bulletin Sports Editor December 27, 2018 C.E. Falk sat in the media center at Martinsville Speedway the day before the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 and said if he were to win that weekend’s race he would set the coveted grandfather clock trophy to chime every 15 minutes. Falk made good on theContinue reading “C.E. Falk makes good on his Martinsville Speedway Grandfather Clock promise”

Glen Wood helped foster a love of racing for outsiders

By Cara Cooper Bulletin Sports Editor Jan 19, 2019 Wood Brothers founder Glen Wood signs autographs for fans at a meet-and-greet in Stuart in April 2016. One of my first solo racing assignments for the Martinsville Bulletin was in the spring of 2016. The Wood Brothers were having a fan meet-and-greet at their shop andContinue reading “Glen Wood helped foster a love of racing for outsiders”

Long range shooting up around high school hoops – Is Steph Curry or Tony Bennett behind the trend?

By Cara Cooper Feb 16, 2019 Magna Vista freshman Spencer Hairston hit 60 3-pointers during the regular season. Three-pointers have gone up around high school basketball this season. Bulletin photo by Cara Cooper On Jan. 22, Magna Vista’s boys basketball team defeated Patrick County, 95-77. That game was far-and-away the highest scoring contest in theContinue reading “Long range shooting up around high school hoops – Is Steph Curry or Tony Bennett behind the trend?”