Sometimes it's hard to just focus on one thing and write.
Although I guess in general that's my job, it doesn't always work out that way.
Most folks believe that we scribes live, breathe and eat sports 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
Honestly, I suppose most of the time there's a lot of truth to that, but sometimes I don't even feel like looking at a computer screen or worrying about sports.
There are so many issues on local, state and national levels not regarding sports which can blow your mind away, often times it's sports - at least for me - which gives one some much needed reprieve from all the things we are bombarded with on a daily basis.
In the end, though, people who love sports have a passion about them and that's exactly what keeps bringing us back.
However, that isn't going to be the case for soon-to-be twice retired Parkersburg South head wrestling coach Paul Jackson.
Jackson will step down from his job as the head mat boss of the Patriots at the end of the month, which hopefully for Parkersburg South fans turns out to be following a fourth straight Class AAA crown.
I'm not sure how the season is going to end for the Patriots, but I'm positive coach Jackson is hoping his team's final run ends better than that of those Patriots from New England did in Super Bowl XLVI.
All season long it's been a battle of attrition in one form or another for the Parkersburg South wrestlers, although it was nice to see injured Patriot Matt Somerville honored on Thursday during senior night. It's always unfortunate when a senior athlete in any sport suffers a season ending malady.
"I just wish someone would take the voodoo off of us for a change," coach Jackson admitted to me earlier this week about his team. "I think it will be one of the closest state tournaments down there (Huntington) in years."
Of course, after next weekend all the diehard wrestling fans will be trying to figure out just how well teams are going to do after their regional results and the random pill is drawn to determine the state brackets by the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission.
Once wrestling gets to this point in the season, that means baseball soon will be in the forefront.
Even though there is still a ton of work left to do before vacation gets here in a few more months, it's nice to already have tickets for the Anaheim Angels' series at Cleveland the first week of July. Hopefully, this time around Albert Pujols won't be on the disabled list when I try to watch him swing the mighty timber.
Keeping with the baseball theme in closing, kudos goes out to Ohio Valley University baseball players Clay Ullman, a Belpre graduate, and Chris McIntyre.
McIntyre was named the West Virginia Conference pitcher of the week and the freshman Ullman, who slugged his first career homer - a three-run job against Elizabeth City State - was tabbed the WVIAC player of the week.
Contact Jay Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org