There's been a debate lately over whether Pat Tillman belongs in the NFL Hall of Fame.
Former Richmond Hill High School left hander Kevin Matthews got his first minor league start July 9. The June 6 first-round pick of the Texas Rangers, now with the Arizona League Rangers, pitched a scoreless inning against the Arizona League Diamondbacks. He walked one and struck out one.
Random questions, sports-related and not.
Bryan County High School's softball team will get some early work next week when they play host to a number of area teams in the 2011 Summer Slam at Hendrix Park.
Former Richmond Hill High School pitcher Kevin Matthews saw his first action in a minor league uniform Sunday.
A Tuesday riff
I can still remember watching as Houston led North Carolina State with seconds left, can still vividly recall the long airballt from Dereck Whittenbug, then Lorenzo Charles catching the ball aat the basket and dunking it at the buzzer -- then Jim Valvano running around looking for somebody to hug.
By Jeff Whitten
This video is from MLB.com. It shows the Rangers introducing draft picks Kevin Matthews, Zach Cone and Jonathan Bryant on Saturday in Atlanta. I apologize for the delay in getting it up, but I didn't know it existed until today. That's Tuesday.
You've probably read about it by now -- but if not, word got out that Richmond Hill's Kevin Matthews, recently drafted No. 1 by the Texas Rangers, is not only a pretty good baseball player, he also can play some hoops and can do a 360-degree dunk.
Bryan County children attend the third annual Challenger Sports Soccer Camp at Hendrix Park. Coaches Ashley Whiteley and Danny Smith of England are two of more than 1,800 soccer coaches who come to the United States every summer for eight weeks and work on developing young American soccer athletes. This year Hendrix park is hosting 17 campers ages 4 to 14 in two groups. For more details visit www.hendrixpark.org.
The Richmond Hill Rock Hounds won the 2011 8-year-old title by defeating Team Storm 11-10 on June 6.
Never thought I'd say it, but I'm starting to feel sorry for Lebron James.
Not to name drop, but a couple of hours ago I got off the phone with Kevin Matthews, the former Richmond Hill High School ace turned Texas Rangers No. 1 draft pick.
The Richmond Hill Recreation Association held an end-of-season softball tournament at Henderson Park over the Memorial Day weekend.
Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler is an Army veteran, but was sent to Germany instead of serving in Vietnam.
It appears Bryan County Schools stacks up pretty well in terms of advanced-placement courses available to its high-school students.
The curriculum for about half an hour last Thursday at Richmond Hill Primary School covered the basics of fire safety, including how to crawl under smoke and stop, drop and roll.
Chess is helping Richmond Hill kids learn everything from math to map reading.
Update: The following local businesses have signed on to support the Bryan County Children's Fund, which annually provides gifts of toys and clothing to hundreds of local kids who otherwise would have no presents to open on Christmas morning: Richmond Hill Transmission, Toni's Grooming, Cindy's Custom Framing, Espresso Hill.
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