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Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 8:50 AM

Spring has sprung. The signs are all around us.Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. Moore, Oklahoma, has been hit by a tornado. And Pete Rose has asked for his lifetime ban for betting on baseball to be lifted.Each year when the crocuses begin to bloom, Rose tries to knock another brick out of the wall that separates him from working for a baseball team and almost certain induction into the Hall of Fame.

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 11:26 AM

Welcome to the final days of March Madness 2015, a month riddled with mythology and lucky charms that extend from locker rooms to living rooms. ‘Tis the season when emotions run higher than a longleaf pine.

Updated Mar 23, 2015 at 11:26 AM

I spent the start of last week’s column espousing my wonder at how good the Angels’ Mike Trout is. Yet, one could make the argument that he should not be the top pick in a fantasy draft.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 8:15 AM

Though this, her senior season, was her only year on the St. James Area gymnastics team other than her eighth-grade year, Sophie Lepp made an undeniable impact, shattering school records and leaving an indelible mark on her fellow...

Updated Mar 16, 2015 at 11:27 AM

Mike Trout is only 23 years old. Yep, that’s it. I’m starting the column with a simple fact because my brain doesn’t know what to do with it.

Updated Mar 13, 2015 at 8:26 AM

Steve Walker, who became the St. James High School boys basketball coach in 1988, has resigned his post.

Updated Mar 9, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Last week, I expressed my hope of finding some more power at the third base position after shuffling through shaky shortstops. Well I found some, including multiple 20-homer players, but not a single 30-homer guy from last season.

Updated Mar 5, 2015 at 8:08 AM

The third time was indeed a charm for the annual ice-fishing contest on St. James Lake; after initially being scheduled for the Saturday of Chilla-Bration weekend, then being postponed on account of bitter cold and dangerous winds to...

Updated Mar 3, 2015 at 7:55 AM

After concluding their season with a 65-43 home loss to Luverne February 21, the St. James High School boys basketball season put a bow on the 2014-2015 proceedings with their annual banquet at First Presbyterian Church Sunday.

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 1:48 PM

I thought things could not get worse than starting my fantasy baseball preseason prospectus with the catcher position. Today, however, the snow remains piled feet high on the ground, I come to the shortstop position, and my bitterness grows.

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 8:05 AM

The St. James High School Clay Target Shooting Team will start their fourth season in April, but the registration deadline is March 15, and coach Mark Johnson is encouraging individuals to join the club.

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