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An idea for a college football playoff…beats the heck out of the New Year’s Day Bowls

First off, a happy New Year to everyone and thank you to all who read this blog. I wish the best of luck to you and your loved ones in […]

What did I miss while gone? Lots of stuff…and a great move by Little League

So I’m back after a much-needed vacation…turns out there’s a lot that happened in the local sports scene in the high schools (Camas’ heartbreaking loss in the state final), colleges […]

Rivalry week (and the Washington one has the edge for once)!!!

For most of the state of Washington, the big college football game on fans' radar this week is the Apple Cup pitting the University of Washington Huskies against the Washington […]

For every negative, there should be a positive (and then some)

I remember taking a management seminar class back when I was running a shoe store in the Vancouver Mall "BK" (which stands for "before kids"). The store is no longer […]

Bullying has no place in sports, and society

There are few issues in our schools that get my attention more than bullying. My two children have been bullied by adults and kids alike but the toughest thing about […]

Wrestlers worth a look….

First off, happy Halloween to all of you. Whatever your plans are stay safe, be smart and enjoy the day!!! The rain outside reminds me of the changing of the […]

Lopsides games from a former coaches’ perspective…

I have three inspirations for my blog this week – one is the excellent article written by Paul Valencia outlining the similarities between success and income for area high school […]

Is a sports team’s nickname offensive? You make the call….literally.

There’s been a lot of press over the past few years regarding the nicknames of sports teams.  National sportscaster Bob Costas last Sunday gave his two cents on the whole […]

Ducks/Huskies football rivalry 2013 – the good, the bad, the ugly and the prediction (and all aren’t what you think)

One of my favorite sports is college football and the reason for that is the rivalries and passionate fan bases that you see all across the country. And one of […]

Toeing the line on high school boundary exceptions

I am the parent of an eighth-grader in the Evergreen School District. While it’s always best to “stay in the moment” when it comes to their education one can’t help […]

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