Don’t apologize for bat flipping fun

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, BoteContinue reading “Don’t apologize for bat flipping fun”

Playlist of the Week: The complete list of the only good Christmas songs

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 SantaContinue reading “Playlist of the Week: The complete list of the only good Christmas songs”

Bowles makes flips look easy, because to him they are

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 theContinue reading “Bowles makes flips look easy, because to him they are”

For Holland family, state tournament is fiction turned potential reality

By CARA COOPER It all started with a book. When Martinsville senior Mariah Holland was in second grade she wrote a book titled “The Adventures of a Coach and his Daughter.” The premise was a simple one – a father leads the Martinsville Lady Bulldogs to a state championship with his daughter and her friendsContinue reading “For Holland family, state tournament is fiction turned potential reality”