Bowles makes flips look easy, because to him they are

By CARA COOPER  Throw-ins in soccer are so typical that most of the time you hardly even notice it happens. But a Wilson Bowles throw-in is a spectacle. Whenever the ball goes out of bounds, the Martinsville junior sprints to the sideline – either sideline, it doesn’t even matter where he is standing – picks theContinue reading “Bowles makes flips look easy, because to him they are”

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For Holland family, state tournament is fiction turned potential reality

By CARA COOPER It all started with a book. When Martinsville senior Mariah Holland was in second grade she wrote a book titled “The Adventures of a Coach and his Daughter.” The premise was a simple one – a father leads the Martinsville Lady Bulldogs to a state championship with his daughter and her friendsContinue reading “For Holland family, state tournament is fiction turned potential reality”

‘The Paperclip’ withstands the test of time

By CARA COOPER Seventy years is a long time. Very few businesses make it that long. Less than 10 percent of all sports stadiums have made it that long. No arena currently in use by an NBA team is that old. Only two NBA arenas have even reached the three decade mark – Oracle ArenaContinue reading “‘The Paperclip’ withstands the test of time”

50 years of Franklin County entertainment

By CARA COOPER Franklin County Speedway has seen its fair share of crazy moments in its 50 years. Owner Whitey Taylor is full of stories, like the time he invited NASCAR Cup Series drivers Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip to come race there together the same season the two had gotten into some scuffles onContinue reading “50 years of Franklin County entertainment”

Lessons Learned: NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace answers questions at Magna Vista

By CARA COOPER NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace (center) poses for a picture with the Magna Vista cheerleaders during his visit to the school Tuesday. Bulletin photo by Cara Cooper NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace is used to fielding a myriad questions from reporters on a weekly basis. But even he wasn’t preparedContinue reading “Lessons Learned: NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace answers questions at Magna Vista”