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Local Sports Columns

BENNETT: South’s Gage Wright’s 10 second pin one for the record books

It’s not very often in life one gets to see history. I fully admit watching Aubrey Huff hit for the cycle back in 2007 at Camden Yards was quite the spectacle to take in. At that time, Huff was just the third Baltimore Oriole to pull off the feat, then joining Cal Ripken Jr., and Brooks ...

ALBRIGHT: Ravenswood’s Hunt rises to the occasion

Give it up for Ravenswood point guard Annie Hunt. Commend her in any way you choose, it really doesn’t matter. Perhaps, deliver her a round of applause. Or throw your hands in the air and wave them around like you just don’t care. Maybe, whip your head back and forth, whip your head back ...

BENNETT: Catching up with Braxton Amos

I had a more than interesting catch-up conversation earlier this week with Wisconsin’s Braxton Amos, who last weekend finished runner-up in Greco-Roman at 97 kg to G’Angelo Hancock at the United State Olympic Team Trials. Many subjects were broached, but suffice it to say Mr. Amos ...

BENNETT: State swim format change not for best

Here we go again. Instead of putting any blame on anyone, perhaps there is still time to make a wrong a right. Last Thursday, the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission, which included a majority vote by the swimming coaches’ committee of seven members, agreed to change the ...

BENNETT: Beauty of basketball

Many things are interesting. For instance, off the top of my head I could pick a plethora. The simplicity of basketball is honestly my favorite. There is just one ball and 10 players. The sole goal of said game is to have one more point than your opponent when time expires. Anyone who ...