Double Drivel

With Dick and Mike

Double Drivel 7/15/14

Dick’s Thoughts - Congratulations to Nolan O’Connor and his Kennesaw Generals for winning the 8 and under Georgia Dizzy Dean state baseball championship. Nolan is the daughter of former AC Valley standout Cheri Lopinski. In a few years we may see this team in Williamsport.

Double Drivel 6/3/14

Dick’s Thoughts - Congratulations to General McLane High School’s Bethany Evankovich for winning the PIAA State Championship in the 400 meter dash. Bethany is the daughter of Kris (ACV) and Mike Evankovich (KC). Proud grandparents of the sophomore sensation are Ken and Judy Hanby and John and Sandy Evankovich. Congratulations to Karns City’s Logan Moroney for recently finishing 6th at the PIAA State Championships in the 200 meter dash. Congratulations to Mike Marron for recently finishing second in the West Penn Mid-Amateur Golf Championship.

Double Drivel 5/27/14

Dick’s Thoughts

Double Drivel 5/20/14

Mike’s Commentary: Chad Zinchini, the punter for the University of Tennessee Tech, signed a free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars immediately after last week’s NFL draft ended. Chad is the son of former Emlenton resident, Mike Zinchini, and grandson of the very proud Beth Wilkins. 

Double Drivel 5/13/14

Sean Foust recently connected on his first career hole in one.  He aced the 166 yard 15TH hole at Butler Country Club using a 7 iron.  Rumor has it Sean’s uncle Gary Whittington has been working with Sean on his swing. 
Wandy Rodriguez is 0-1 with a 10.38 ERA at AA Altoona.  Can’t wait to see him back in the bigs. 

Double Drivel 5/6/14

Mike’s Commentary: Farmers National Bank Field, home of A-C Valley Little League, recently underwent a major infield renovation. The improvements were possible in large part due to a grant received through the Pittsburgh Pirates. With local teams ready to embark on a new season, don’t forget to get out and support the area youngsters.

Double Drivel 4/29/14 Issue

Mike’s Commentary: In 2011, Ryan Braun was named the National League Most Valuable Player as the left fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers. In 2013, Braun was suspended for the final 65 games of the season for his use of performance enhancing drugs. Thus far in the 2014 season, Braun has returned to form and is hitting .300 with 6 home runs. He proved that he didn’t need to use PED’s when he recently, in consecutive games, took Pirates closer, Jason Grilli, deep in late innings to set up back to back come from behind wins.

Double Drivel 4/1/14 Issue

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Double Drivel 3/25/14 Issue

Dick’s Thoughts - With Pitt’s win over Colorado in the first round of the NCAA tourney, the Panthers have now advanced to the second round 12 out of the past 13 seasons. 

Double Drivel 3/18/14 Issue

Mike’s Commentary: Dale Earnhardt Jr. has started out the 2014 Sprint Cup season on fire.  He claimed NASCAR’s Super Bowl by winning the Daytona 500 and has followed that up with runner-up finishes at Phoenix and Las Vegas. Going back to last year, Junior has 6 straight top 5 finishes and has finished in the top 10 in 11 of his last 12 seasons. Dale will turn 50 in October and with his crew chief, Steve Letarte, leaving the team after this season, this might be Earnhardt’s last real good chance to win a championship.

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