Author: DOUG THOMPSON

Valentines Day and Presidents Day on a single weekend

Looks like the time to engage in some romantic gift exchange with someone special this weekend for Valentine’s Day. Also, a day to honor Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. who — one might wonder — are rolling in their graves over what has happened to the position they once occupied as leaders of this

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Big Buffalo win on boys’ basketball senior night

Floyd County High School’s varsity Buffaloes basketball squad led the Alleghany Mountaineers by 23 points going into the halftime break and finished the visiting team off with an 85-63 Three Rivers District win before a packed hometown gym for boys senior night and other activities. Tanyan Sutphin led Buffalo scoring with 23 points, with Dylan

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Kiser tops 1,000 career points in homecoming win

Floyd County High School Lady Buffaloes junior Alexis Kiser brought the homecoming crowd to its feet when she scored the 1,000th point of her basketball career early in the first quarter of 62-46 win over Alleghany Tuesday night. She made the point as a free throw after also scoring the first two points of the

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Remembering the Boys of Summer

In 1972, I interviewed sportswriter Roger Kahn after he signed copies of his book, The Boys of Summer at a B. Dalton, Bookseller store at Northwest Plaza shopping mall near St. Louis. Over coffee at the restaurant in his hotel near Lambert Field, he talked about covering The Brooklyn Dodgers and the heyday of major

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A warmer, wet weekend for fun, music and games

If you consider Thursday as part of the upcoming weekend, it is forecast as the warmest day of this second weekend of February. The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg foresees a high of 61 Thursday with an overnight low of 48 degrees early Friday, then down to Friday night. But a frigid weekend gives

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Super Bowl halftime show: Some didn’t like it. Too bad

Saw a few protests from local Facebook users about the halftime show of Sunday’s Super Bowl, saying it was a display of sexual exploitation that played out in front of our children. Since I had better things to do Sunday than watch either the Super Bowl or the halftime show, I had to dig up

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