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”

‘The Paperclip’ withstands the test of time

By CARA COOPER Seventy years is a long time. Very few businesses make it that long. Less than 10 percent of all sports stadiums have made it that long. No arena currently in use by an NBA team is that old. Only two NBA arenas have even reached the three decade mark – Oracle ArenaContinue reading “‘The Paperclip’ withstands the test of time”

Lessons Learned: NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace answers questions at Magna Vista

By CARA COOPER NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace (center) poses for a picture with the Magna Vista cheerleaders during his visit to the school Tuesday. Bulletin photo by Cara Cooper NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace is used to fielding a myriad questions from reporters on a weekly basis. But even he wasn’t preparedContinue reading “Lessons Learned: NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace answers questions at Magna Vista”

The definitive ranking of Norway’s Olympic curling pants

By CARA COOPER Fun fact – Norway’s curling team brought 11 different pairs of pants to the PyeongChang Games. A new design for each game, with two extra in case the team made it to the semifinals and medal rounds. Norway has become known over the years for their bright and colorful pants, which are probablyContinue reading “The definitive ranking of Norway’s Olympic curling pants”

Miracurl on Ice: Team USA defeats Sweden to win first curling gold medal

By CARA COOPER The U.S. was on the brink of elimination less than a week ago. In order to win a gold medal, they would have to beat 3-time defending Olympic gold medalists Canada twice, Switzerland, Great Britain and World No. 1 ranked Sweden. No problem. For the fifth straight game John Shuster and TeamContinue reading “Miracurl on Ice: Team USA defeats Sweden to win first curling gold medal”