Close but no cigar. That was usually the case for longtime Greenville bowler Wayne Knickerbocker.
When the Detroit Red Wings made the decision to produce a fresh face for their American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids, they appear to have landed the golden ticket in the form of head coach Jeff Blashill. Since Blashill’s arrival in West Michigan, the Griffins franchise has seemingly discovered a way to win and do it with consistency. This season being no exception.
It’s here. Call it fortune, call it mystique, but at the end of the day, it discovers a way to routinely set the stage where some of the finest moments in collegiate basketball are stamped in history.
Greenville graduate Tyler Keselring was anxiously waiting to hear his name announced for an at-large bid to the NCAA wrestling championships on Wednesday. The Central Michigan senior instead saw two wrestlers he defeated during the regular season earn at-large bids for the championships March 19-21 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
The winds of change are blowing once again in the Motor City. So, prepare those Taylor Swift ballads, kids, but remember, it’s not you, it’s him. Just as the Detroit Tigers have settled in to accepting the absence of Max Scherzer, they may now be in the perfect position of offering a pint of Ben & Jerry’s to their football neighbors — the Lions — across the street as they prepare to deal with a departure of their own.
Tyler Keselring doesn’t want his wrestling career to be finished. The Greenville graduate and Central Michigan University senior is anxiously awaiting Wednesday afternoon to find out if he has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA wrestling championships March 19-21 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.
Professional sports, in any walk of life, are a curious thing. Each embodies its own complexities, its own rituals and finds its own identity in the culture it creates.
Spring training is a time of optimism for Major League Baseball fans, players, management and even media. It’s a fresh start, with new hopes and new dreams. The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising — at least in Arizona and Florida — and optimism is bursting at the seems.
You may have heard the phrase, “A tiger can’t change his stripes.” Simply put, the intrinsic heartbeat cannot be changed, but no one said a few grooming tips can’t be offered.
Torrey Davis/Lake Forest College: The Greenville graduate, a junior, started the Forester’s season finale at Carroll University on Saturday. Davis scored six points and grabbed four rebounds in the 75-61 loss…