Category Archives: Sports

Coach LeRose

Coach LeRose The Charleston Gazette  2003   To appear in Sam’s Branch Essays, a book I am working on: Sammy LeRose was a young 37. He was our new football coach. He was quick in his step, confident, successful and … Continue reading

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AD Gets $18,000. What Do You Think The Athlete Got?

Read about this in today’s Charleston Gazette: Gene Smith, the Ohio State University athletic director, was paid a bonus of $18,000 because Logan Stieber won the 141-pound weight class at the NCAA wrestling championships. Stieber got a pat on the … Continue reading

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FOCers Sponsor High School Football Championship!!!

December 08, 2012 @ 12:00 AM Posted by Robin Blakeman on facebook. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch I cringed upon learning that Friends Of Coal (FOC) was a primary sponsor of West Virginia’s high school football championship. FOC lobbies purely for the … Continue reading

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Excerpt from The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA Lincoln Raiders coaches Kim Matthews and Richard McCallister are among the wisest and most compassionate coaches I have ever witnessed. They rank with the legendary Sammy LeRose, my football coach at … Continue reading

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