My column Here's one sport I'm not rooting for, a piece about my dislike for ultimate fighting (UFC) and/or mixed martial arts, published in the Jan. 25 edition of Wednesday Journal, garnered quite a few email responses and comments — most were irate and juvenile. But one was professional and insightful, though it didn't change my mind. How about yours?
Area high school girls basketball teams took to the hardwood on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. OPRF and Trinity grabbed victories, while the Friars took one on the chin against a very good -- and very tall -- team from St. Louis.
That's right, the Shump tracker returns! OPRF High School graduate Iman Shumpert (2008) returned to action for the New York Knicks last night after suffering a sprained knee in the season opener on Christmas Day.
OPRF High School graduate Iman Shumpert’s debut in the NBA was short-lived but not without fanfare as the former Huskie scored 11 points for his New York Knicks team against the Celtics in the league opener on Christmas day before spraining his right knee in the third quarter and having to be carried off the court.
It wasn’t the exhilarating game his Huskies played against cross-town rival Fenwick Wednesday night that persuaded Bob Biggins to retire as OPRF’s head girls basketball coach at season’s end. The decision had already been made way before the Huskies fell to the Friars 101-91 in overtime.
Apparently, my recent column about the OPRF High School’s field house being outdated and well-deserving of an upgrade hit a nerve with readers. While our online content administrators shutdown the comment portion of the column because a few did not meet posting guidelines, I have decided to address each and every one here on my blog.