In the cage

With the NCAA Championships looming, a freshman goalie hopes to be the difference (Note: This story appeared originally on Maize n Brew, the Michigan Wolverines sports site on the SB Nation network, in 2017). Heidi Ritner has been harboring a lofty goal: she wants to play goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s Olympic water polo team. … Continue reading In the cage

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From Belgium to the Big 10

Elodie Van Dievoet leads Michigan into NCAA women’s golf regionals (Note: This story originally appeared on Maize n Brew, the popular University of Michigan sports site). By Will Martin Elodie Van Dievoet grew up around golf. Like, really good golf. But the record-setting Michigan sophomore nearly chose another path. “My mother, she played in Europe and the LPGA,” … Continue reading From Belgium to the Big 10

How much will Asiasi’s departure hurt the Michigan TE squad?

The massive end showed promise, but he leaves behind plenty of talent in Ann Arbor (Note: This story originally appeared on Maize n Brew, a popular Michigan Wolverines sports site, in 2017). By Will Martin The departure of Devin Asiasi for UCLA leaves a big void among Michigan tight ends - literally. At 280 lbs., … Continue reading How much will Asiasi’s departure hurt the Michigan TE squad?

A high net worth

Middle school girls turn hoops into life-saving nets (NOTE: THIS STORY ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE BEAUFORT GAZETTE IN 2007). By Will Martin @wmartin89 Finally, it feels like January. After several weeks of unrepentant sunshine, the cold and wet have ushered in a South Carolina winter over the Beaufort Academy campus. In a word, it's miserable. It's on such a … Continue reading A high net worth

Adventurers flock again to Hunting Island

Biathlon offers kayakers and runners a unique view of one of South Carolina's most pristine Sea Islands (Note: This story originally appeared in the Beaufort Gazette in 2007). By Will Martin @wmartin89 Last February, Sea Island Rotarian Jack Cunningham found himself on the trails of Hunting Island agonizing over a pool of water. In one week, about … Continue reading Adventurers flock again to Hunting Island

Warrior in the ring

Military Police soldier applies Warrior Ethos to ‘sweet science’ of boxing (Note: This story originally appeared on Defense Department websites in 2012). By Will Martin @wmartin89 When Spc. Neil Tremethick of the 49th Military Police Brigade landed a full-time gig at the California Military Department headquarters in Sacramento, he began scouting the area for a good gym. The Yellow … Continue reading Warrior in the ring

The story in games

The role of sport in one of the South's most historic African-American sites (NOTE: THIS STORY ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE BEAUFORT GAZETTE IN JULY 2007). By Will Martin @wmartin89 In a region already saturated by a sense of its own history, the Penn Center manages to emanate a distinctive character, betraying an important past. The historical high points … Continue reading The story in games