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  Some of us can try, but it seems no matter what we do, we fall short of being able to make ourselves look, or be perceived, as just a little bit younger. Former Black River championship basketball coach Earl … Continued

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  Way back 50 years ago, Carlton Fisk of Charlestown heard his name called in the baseball draft. Only one area baseball player has had the same luxury since. Fisk was a first round choice. I am sure every baseball player who has … Continued

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I’m not a calendar guy when it comes to figuring out seasons. To me, the official start of summer comes on the Friday night of Memorial Day weekend. I know the calendar says it is June 21, but I am not … Continued

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  Many children dream of their future. Many, depending upon how quickly they grow a worldly sense, dream of becoming a professional athlete so good, they sink the winning shot in the big game. Then, there are most of us, who … Continued

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Most everyone who reads this column is probably following the Celtics in their bid to make some noise this spring in the NBA Play-offs. They are a good example of a team that has met expectations. Every team in every … Continued

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This and That is all around this week. It is even dominating the weather. We have had a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Maybe, possibly in higher elevations they have even had a little bit … Continued

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Periodically, this space mentions the long ago days of an era, when high school sports were played at high schools which no longer exist. Charlestown High School is front and center of this week’s news, as the Forts lost one … Continued

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The more things change, the more they remain the same: An interesting example comes from the Marble Valley League. For the most part, the league has things right, as they allow schools to ask to compete in individual sports at … Continued

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Way back in the 1380’s, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote, “All good things must come to an end.” The sporting world has probably put those words into play more than anybody since that day. Inevitably when a sports dynasty comes tumbling down, … Continued

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