Monthly Archives: August 2015

Roger Reed’s Life Defined by Humility, Class

39 seasons.  573 wins.  8 gold balls and 11 Eastern Maine championships.  The numbers are impressive indeed.  When talking about veteran basketball coach Roger Reed, the numbers don’t begin to tell the story. In a profession rife with egos, Coach Reed carries himself with a humility and level of class few others exhibit.  Make no […]

2015 Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon Hits Home

The year was 1948.  Twelve-year old “Jimmy”, as was his alias on Ralph Edwards’ nationally broadcasted radio program “Truth or Consequences”, was in a Boston hospital bed battling cancer.  “Jimmy’s” wish was to have a television so he could watch his beloved Boston Braves play.  During the broadcast, a number of Braves players visited “Jimmy” […]

Nice Guys Finish First at Senior League World Series

You can describe the West University Place, Texas’ Senior League contingent with a plethora of adjectives.  Athletic, talented, skilled, and disciplined all come to mind.  Following the final out of Saturday’s 8-1 victory over Holmes County, Ohio at Mansfield Stadium, you can also call them back to back world champions.  The squad from this Houston […]