The Myth and Misconceptions of AAU

There was a time when AAU had a purpose and its purpose was genuine, that time has long passed us by. It's not oil that greases the AAU wheels, it's cold hard cash!
19-Aug-2019 19-Aug-2019

Football Season in Tuscarawas County Officially Begins

Football season in Tuscarawas County officially begins with the Times Reporter All Star Football Game. It's mood setter for Friday nights in the fall, and scratches that football itch fans get after the NFL draft. It is all so the last time some of the area's best will ever put on the pads again. Some will go play football at the next level and some have put other goals at a bigger priority for their future, it is especially meaningful for them.
12-Jul-2019 12-Jul-2019

Aaliyah Currence: HUMBLE AND HUNGRY

Since I started covering High School sports the toughest thing to do was to cover my daughter and be able to portray her success without giving off the impression of being biased. If anything I went out of my way to make sure that never was the case which probably did her a disservice in the end. As I was writing the blog last week for the first time I just stepped back and took a look at her career taking dad out of the equation. And without a doubt, if I looked at it through just a media persons eyes, Aaliyah Currence would be at the top of the list for people I would want to interview for their successes on and off the field.
19-Jun-2019 19-Jun-2019

END OF AN ERA...Strasburg's tremendous twosome

To be one of the two best players on the team, not just in one sport, but three. To have the other best player be your twin brother, not just in one of those sports, but again all three. Add in consistent team success (including making the state tournament in golf), honor roll students, and complete respect from coaches, teacher, and peers, well it seems kind of fairytale-ish.
19-Jun-2019 19-Jun-2019

Its boring to go into the gym

Its boring to go into the gym, do dribbling drills, shoot and have to get your own rebound just so you can go get another shot up. Nobody's in the crowd to cheer you on, nor to motivate you, it's just simply a will that you have inside that makes you find some kind of enjoyment out of putting in countless hours hard work in now, in effort to achieve a greatness later, that's not even guaranteed! That's a special kind of dedication. That dedication and results on the court is why Claymont's Bailey Eddleman is this weeks athlete of the week.
16-Feb-2019 16-Feb-2019

To Achieve Greatness

To achieve greatness it not only takes a certain level of physical ability but there is a definite mental discipline and most importantly a confidence that drives great athletes. New Philadelphia 2016 graduate Daniel Boron has those unique qualities and has goals of getting to the Olympics in Taekwondo.
07-Feb-2019 07-Feb-2019

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