Thursday, November 20, 2008

Final(s) Countdown

It’s the last week of the trimester with only one day of class left. Finals begin on Monday which last through Wednesday and then it's we're off until January. There is not much going on in the world of Cardinal baseball however. The upperclassmen are leading the lifting groups and the guys are taking advantage of the Bulls/Sox Training Academy, but we do not begin workouts until the end of January.

But there is a lot happening in the world of Cardinal Athletics. Our football team is about to begin their playoff run on Saturday with a game against Thomas More (KY) while the men’s cross country team is off to the national meet in Hanover, Indiana. The cross-country team won its 35th straight conference title this year and is looking for lucky number “13” in the national championship department.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE TEAMS!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thatta Boy!

Earlier this week it was announced that my youngest brother, Andrew, was named the Ashtabula County Golfer of the Year! Karl Pearson of the Star Beacon, wrote a nice article and followed up with an interview and I have to say he did a nice job. I am not an expert by any means but Drew handled himself quite well. But I can offer one bit of advice...if you are ever talking about any of your family members, DO NOT forget to mention your mother!!!

The video footage is from late in the summer on the 18th tee at Windy Hills Golf Course in my hometown of Conneaut, Ohio. It was my last round of the summer with my dad and Drew. I wasn't posting the best score so I started to play around with the camera a little more but my dad and Drew were all square through 17 holes. I like this shot because it is different than most of the other shots I took that day. It's a short clip, but I still think it's pretty cool. Congrats Drew on a great year!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembering Our Veterans

When we trace back our family roots, we will inevitably find someone who was served in the Armed Forces. My granddad served in the Army during World War II and my great-grandfather also served in the Army during the Korean War. We all probably have friends or neighbors that are serving right now. So on this Veteran’s Day, when you reflect on the sacrifices of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, take a minute to enjoy Chicago’s own Wayne Messmer and his rendition of the National Anthem at the 1991 NHL All-Star Game at Chicago Stadium (courtesy NHL.com).