Written by Archer Dacomb on March 26, 2013.
Hey, miss you guys. Just wanted to say hello, how’s it going, how’s everything, how’s your team doing, how’s your coach, how’s your quarterback, etc. It’s been a wild year so far, right? Alabama is what we thought it’d be. Not so much with L.S.U., however. But count me among those folks who think that the Tigers will be fine; from my vantage point, I think that L.S.U. is keeping a ton under wraps, and that come November, you’re going to see a few wrinkles appear with a national title berth on the line. Florida should scare Les Miles and pals, on the other hand – the Gators can play a little defense, it seems.
Over in Big Ten country, I’m fascinated by the growth of Nebraska’s offense. Bo Pelini has had Urban Meyer’s number in the past; unfortunately, Pelini doesn’t have Glenn Dorsey chewing up blockers on his front in Lincoln.
Is Taylor Martinez good enough to remain poised against Ohio State’s ferocious defensive line? If the Cornhuskers can bloc
Written by Archer Dacomb on March 12, 2013.
Longtime Central Kitsap High volleyball coach Gordy Bushaw announced his retirement on Wednesday.
Bushaw finished his 31st year at the helm of the Cougars in the fall. Bushaw contemplated retiring following the season, but he wanted to give himself enough time to make the right decision.
“I finally decided it was,” Bushaw said, who retired as a math teacher at CK in 2004 after 31 years.
Bushaw leaves with seven Olympic League championships, three Narrows League Bridge Division titles, two Narrows tournament championships and a 456-298 record. He also led the Cougars to 23 district tournaments, including 20 consecutive and two state appearances. Central placed fifth in 2006 for its only trophy.
Bushaw was named the Narrows Bridge Division coach of the year three times (2003-05).
Well, when your marquee win comes against Vanderbilt, as highly as we all think of the Commodores, you haven’t had a good day. It was a terrible day for the Big Ten, actually – one of the conferences worst non-conference weekends in recent memory, trumping last weekend, which was defined by only one bad loss, not multiple losses. It was one weak game after another, beginning at noon, gaining steam around midday and then culminating, at nearly midnight, by an unforgivably bad performance from a program once defined by the pride it took in getting stops on the defensive side of the ball. From this entire group, a clutch of sour showings tinged with feel-good victories, two losses stand out above the rest.
The day’s worst loss belongs to Wisconsin, which lost at Oregon State, 10-7, suffering its first non-conference loss during the regular season since losing at U.N.L.V. in 20
Written by Archer Dacomb on February 26, 2013.
While the inner city teams in Miami-Dade County seem to get much of the attention when it comes to football recruiting, there is a region of the county that has been making plenty of noise, and recently, it was loud enough where the entire state heard them – loud and clear.
As college coaches make plans to attend schools in South Florida during the month of May, many will have to start altering their plans – especially when it comes to getting a chance to see some of the emerging an elite players.
South Miami-Dade County has always produced talent, but as the Hard Knocks Foundation 7-on-7 team found out on a recent New Level Athletics South Regional tournament in Rockledge (near Cocoa), there are plenty of athletes who will have the chance to be very special over the next few years.
Coached by former South Dade High football and wrestling standout Derrick Lester and current Coral Gables assistant coach David Cooney among others, the Hard Knocks Foundation was started to help those youngsters who couldnt afford to take part in many off season events.
Written by Archer Dacomb on February 23, 2013.
Not a bad day for Granby high school. The Bears walked away with impressive victories over rival Suffield in both boys and girls soccer by the tune of 1-0 and 2-1 respectively and seemingly reconfirmed their status as threats come tournament time. For the boys team, it was the second straight major victory over the Wildcats. Last season, Granby knocked Suffield (my tournament favorite) out of the Class M tourney. So does that mean Dave Emery’s boys have Suffield’s number? Dream on. This is the competitive NCCC. One minute you’re up. One minute you’re down. Hard to find a more evenly matched league in the state. All this means is that Suffield and Granby’s next duel will be even better. But Granby wasn’t the only school finding the limelight Wednesday. The Bristol Eastern boys soccer team grabbed a nice overtime victory over its biggest rival, Canton girls got a goal with two seconds left to win in overime and the Avon boys soccer team knocked Coventry from the ranks of the unbeaten with a bit of a beatdown. Read more…
Written by Archer Dacomb on February 18, 2013.