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Lakeland senior’s indomitable spirit in adversity has him near his pro football dream

Lakeland senior’s indomitable spirit in adversity has him near his pro football dream

Danny Spatchek, Managing Editor

April 14, 2011

When Isiah Calhoun announced in one of his freshman classes that he wanted to play professional football, the teacher laughed. “The instructor kind of giggled, like it was a joke,” he said in the Campus Center, his big eyes narrowed like he’s being offended all over again. “It’s just more...

Point guard Josh Regal’s court smarts, versatility lead Muskies into NAC Tournament

Danny Spatchek, Managing Editor

February 24, 2011

After averaging nearly 16 points per game as a freshman, Josh Regal’s scoring has gone down. Not down by much—he’s scored about 13 points per game for the last two years—but down nonetheless. Not that he’s concerned. “I’m best at getting others involved in the game,” he said simply....

157-pounder Isaac Roberson prepares for a run at the national tournament

Danny Spatchek, Managing Editor

February 10, 2011

In his senior year of high school, Isaac Roberson didn’t qualify for the state wrestling tournament. Four years later in his senior year as a college wrestler, Roberson has his eyes not only on wrestling in the Division III national tournament, but on becoming an All-American. With the near-walk...

On and off the field, Randy Moss tops NFL’s must-see list

On and off the field, Randy Moss tops NFL's must-see list

Danny Spatchek, Sports Editor

November 12, 2010

The 2010 NFL season has been tough for Randy Moss fans like me. Moss’ latest exportation to Tennessee will mark the third different team he’s played for this year. Likewise, friends who know about my “Moss problem” are throwing around more bad jokes than Michael Scott on “The Office.” ...

MVP of the Issue: wrestler Jake Frias

Danny Spatchek, Sports Editor

February 25, 2010

Coming from Harold L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn, Ill. as a freshman, Jake Frias never thought about working hard as a means to put his name in the Lakeland wrestling record books. He worked hard so he could say he was the hardest worker—the record books were just a bonus. In his four years...

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