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 the … Continue reading C.E. Falk makes good on his Martinsville Speedway Grandfather Clock promise
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 the … Continue reading Long range shooting up around high school hoops – Is Steph Curry or Tony Bennett behind the trend?
BY CARA COOPER NASCAR.COM MARCH 1, 2019 Connecticut father and son racing duo Ed and Tyler Dachenhausen weren’t really sure of their plans for the upcoming race season. Living just over an hour from about four different New England tracks, Ed Dachenhausen said the two had thoughts of traveling to different tracks throughout Connecticut and New … Continue reading Bethel Motor Speedway Giving Drivers Young and Old a New Opportunity with NASCAR
BY CARA COOPER NASCAR.COM FEBRUARY 27, 2019 Racing wasn’t really a sport Connie Griffith grew up with. Her son-in-law and grandsons all raced, and she enjoyed watching them, but when her daughter bought Humboldt Speedway in 1990, Griffith was still a bit of an outsider. And then she started helping out during races, working various odd … Continue reading Whitworth Family Brings Family Atmosphere to Humboldt Speedway
BY CARA COOPER NASCAR.COM FEBRUARY 19, 2019 Mike Looney began his storied racing career at Motor Mile Speedway in 1995, when he was just 16 years old. He has more good stories from races at the Radford, Virginia, track than he can remember in one sitting. There’s his first win at the track – “I can’t … Continue reading Mike Looney, Motor Mile Looking Forward to 2019 Return
December is a month of reflection, for better or for worse. While I love Christmas, I don't really love the "looking back and seeing how far you've come" stuff that typically happens a lot this time of year. The year 2018 was... a trying one for me, to say the least. There were highs, most … Continue reading My favorite stories from 2018
By CARA COOPER Redemption. Unprecedented. Historic. There’s no one word to describe Team USA’s men’s curling victory in the gold medal game Saturday morning. For a team in a sport that is known for yelling, the victory left John Shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton and John Landsteiner speechless. “It's too surreal to even think about … Continue reading Team USA’s historic curling victory, in their own words