Linfield coach knows battles on and off the field

January 31, 2008

In the midst of his high school wrestling season, bruises came to swallow young Doug Hire’s arms and legs. Wrestling is a grueling sport featuring a lot of contact, but he knew something just wasn’t right. His parents and coach agreed with his assessment. It was time to see a doctor. At age 16,...

Fans live and die as teams sink or swim

Fans live and die as teams sink or swim

January 11, 2008

Freshman Phil Vaglica’s most prized possession is an uncommon one: a piece of grass from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Heinz Field that he stores in a glass case in his bedroom at home. Vaglica, whose father is a native of Pittsburgh, is the epitome of a die-hard sports fan. “My dad’s the reason...