Sometimes, I wish I were around in the "Good Ol' Days."
Directly to this column's left, on Page 6, is an article that was submitted to me this week about a man, Joseph Harrick, who was recently inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame for being the only known individual in school history to earn 16 letters â€” a feat that is simply unheard of today.
First of all, athletes today have three sports seasons, and except for the occasional kicker-who-is-a-soccer-player, the idea of an athlete playing two sports in one season is practically extinct.
Shortly after the junior high wrestlers kick off their season, the ninth-grade basketball team opens its season Friday afternoon. The ninth-grade basketball team, coached by Brandon Krug (not pictured), is (front, from left) Dakota Byers, Dakota Thomas, Ruben Taylor; (middle) Ethan Ambler, Ryan Sloniger, Brandon Blose; (back) Andy Fedigan, Adam Ferko, Jared Burkett and Logan Reed. The boys' and girls' varsity teams will also open their seasons Friday night at the Marion Center Tip-Off Tournament.
ROSSITER â€” Back in late October, Vernon Winebark, of Rossiter, received a call he's been waiting for the past nine years: One confirming that he was one-of-56 lucky hunters chosen to receive an elk license in the Pennsylvania Game Commission's annual license drawing.
Even better news came in that phone call when he was informed that he was one of just 18 hunters to receive a tag to bring down a bull this year.