Opinion & Analysis

  • Sharks and cobia and amberjack, oh mahi
  • Extra Points: Fall is coming

    This past weekend was an adventure for me. I was able to witness my first ever Professional Wrestling event. It was definitely very entertaining, but I am still unsure that I will become a fan. 

    The event was put on very well and they had security everywhere, because from what I have been told sometimes brawls break out during the event due to fan disagreement. 

  • Extra Points: Concealed Carry Class

        This past weekend I was able to spend four hours taking a concealed carry class and learned more about having a permit and carrying a gun than I ever thought I needed to know.
        First, let me start by saying I am an avid hunter and have used and been around firearms since I was young. My dad took me out on my first hunt when I was 5 years old and we ended up shooting a beautiful buck.
        My mom and dad also signed up and took the class with me, so we made this a family affair.

  • Extra Points

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The sun has been shining, camps have been gearing up and MLB and COPA America has been rolling through. The USA team defeated Ecuador Thursday 2-1 to advance to the semi final round.
        The first goal came in the 22nd minute of the match with a header by Jermaine Jones. Ecuador played a little rough but the USA team didn’t answer back in the same way. Instead, the US squad answered back by winning the match.

  • Margaret’s Extra Points

    Sports Editor

        I can’ believe I am officially half the age of the Super Bowl. Super Bowl 50 has been a huge deal this year, it has been advertised all over television for the last month and it has also been in stores.
        There have been special adult beverages coated in a gold colors to commemorate the Super Bowl’s golden year. Special paper plates and cups and mugs are offered in black and gold for the biggest game of the year.

  • Column

    The best part about my job is that I get to talk to all the student-athletes and coaches. I get to carry on a conversation about a sport they love and how well their team is doing. I get to experience the games alongside the team and hear the excitement after every score. I hear the coaches talking to the players and trying to keep them motivated when the game isn’t going as well as they would have hoped.


    This week I had the pleasure of meeting Ken and Dana Ballard. They were able to sit down with me and talk about how schools get into the playoffs, how power points work, and why football is the only sport that does its playoff system differently.

  • Covering my first football game

    When I walked onto the field for the first time in about nine years I was amazed. Things looked so much different from what I remembered, yet everything was still the same.
        The field seemed smaller, the students more rowdy. But being on the field was like being at home, hearing the chanting from the fans and the coaches yelling at the players.

  • First Column: A little about me

    My name is Margaret Pascale, I was born and raised in the Lynchburg/Campbell County/Bedford area.
        I am a Brookville High School alumnae as well as an alumnae of Lynchburg College. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management in May of 2014.

  • Sports commentary: Final column



    This being my last column, I thought I’d share some of my more enjoyable moments from my nine years on the job.