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Sports Highlights of 2014: National & Local

IN THE December 27 ISSUE

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2014 was another great year for sports fans, with plenty of highlights and heartaches to go around. First we’ll take a look at the national highlights of 2014, and then the local highlights.

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42: Movie Review

IN THE April 22 ISSUE

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42 is the story of Jackie Robinson’s first two seasons in the Brooklyn Dodger organization; first with the 1946 Montreal Royals, and then with the 1947 Dodgers, becoming the first African-American to play in the modern major leagues.

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Former major league pitcher Dennis Springer will be the guest speaker this Saturday night at the Reedley College Baseball kickoff dinner, at six p.m. at the Reedley Community Center. Dennis pitched for Reedley College in the mid eighties before spending eight years in the big leagues, pitching for six teams, including the Angels and the Dodgers. I had a chance to ask Dennis a few questions leading up to Saturday night’s banquet.

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Local & National Sports Highlights From 2012

IN THE December 29 ISSUE

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2012 was an interesting year in the world of sports. From a local standpoint and a national standpoint, it was unpredictable and exciting, which, of course, is why we love sports! Here are my top stories from the year, in no particular order, beginning with the local scene.

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Dodger/Giant Rivalry in the Valley

IN THE April 7 ISSUE

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If there’s one thing baseball has over the other major sports, it’s tradition. Yeah, football, basketball and hockey all have traditions, but they’re not as….. well, traditional as baseball. Opening day has red white and blue bunting hanging from the railings at every stadium. Fans of every team have genuine hope in April that this will be the year their team wins it all.

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For sports fans, 2011 was an amazing, ridiculous and frustrating year. Choosing the top ten sports stories of the year was something like choosing the ten best tasting Christmas cookies my wife (and editor) baked over the holidays – there were a lot to choose from! But here, in no particular order, are my top ten local and national sports stories of 2011.

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How Baseball Has Changed

IN THE June 4 ISSUE

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Harmon Killebrew died a couple of weeks ago, and it got me thinking about how much baseball has changed in the last four decades. For those of you too young to remember, Harmon Killebrew was an outstanding hitter for the Washington nationals and Minnesota Twins in the fifties and sixties. He was known for a powerful home run swing, and it is assumed by most experts that it is his image that adorns the official logo of Major League Baseball. But he was much more than a prodigious home run hitter. He was also a true gentleman who treated teammates, the media, and the fans with great respect and kindness.

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