FOOTBALL: Valley at Iroquois

The Valley Vikings took the momentum they gained from last Friday’s Atherton victory over the Iroquois High School to see how they would fare against the Raiders. Turns out, they ended up with more of the Big Mo as they tore apart Iroquois 46-6. Continue reading “FOOTBALL: Valley at Iroquois”

Louisville had a Flugtag and we had a Blast – and a Splash

The Red Bull promotion apparatus invaded Louisville’s Waterfront Park for a flugtag. I know. The first question that pops up for those that don’t know is: what the heck is a flugtag. Translated from the German, flugtag means “flying day” so that’s what we had just off shore in the Ohio River. Except every homemade contraption that was built to compete had to be human powered and launched from a 22 feet high flight deck. Continue reading “Louisville had a Flugtag and we had a Blast – and a Splash”

Football: Atherton at Valley

Valley High School head football coach Alan Campos and his 2016 Vikings hosted their home opener last night looking for this season’s first win. For Campos, he also wanted his first win as the man in charge, moving up from the assistant ranks this year. Continue reading “Football: Atherton at Valley”

Football: Valley at Pleasure Ridge Park

Football season in the Jefferson County Public School system opened last night with games all across the city. The one I paid attention to involved my son London. He’s a Valley Viking and they played arch rival Pleasure Ridge Park in hostile territory. The outcome didn’t work out in the Vikings favor and, as a fan, you could see some unfairness going on but my fellow football parents and I had to chalk it up to home field bias. PRP got to keep that snowman that they play for by winning 32-0. Continue reading “Football: Valley at Pleasure Ridge Park”

SKETCHBOOK: Life on the Bee List

So how do you develop a love for bees? At my house, there’s no admiration for them because of a stinging incident when he was younger. But then you look at the color in the garden and remember what they do in nature. We’ll just give them a wider berth.

The Football Season is Around the Corner

It’s fairly obvious that I enjoy watching the Valley Vikings, and my son London, play football. The football parents and I have seen this team come a long way. During London’s freshman season, the varsity team didn’t win a single game. However, since our kids also played J.V. ball, we knew something special could happen. Last year, London’s sophomore campaign, the team made it to the playoffs. Continue reading “The Football Season is Around the Corner”

Another Season of Vikings Football

My son London is a football player at Valley High School. He’s a big strong guy who gets to push other people around within the confines of the gridiron and I’m proud of his progress every day. It seems like he’s better and better after each practice. Of course, that’s his dad talking so you’d expect me to say things like that. Continue reading “Another Season of Vikings Football”

The Wrong Side of History…Again

About a year ago, I wrote an opinion piece regarding the Confederate Monument that currently stains the otherwise attractive University of Louisville campus. Now, over 365 days later, the monument is still there, but finally there’s some real discussion of the very real possibility of moving that offensive obelisk. Continue reading “The Wrong Side of History…Again”