Jack Nicklaus is renowned for winning six Masters titles. The same goes for Roger Federer and his eight Wimbledon championships and Tom Brady and the five Super Bowl rings he has earned with the New England Patriots. All great accomplishments, no doubt. But none of those all-time greats can compare with Kane Waselenchuk. Who, you ask? Waselenchuk, a 36-year-old Canadian who now lives in Texas, won his 14th U.S. Open Racquetball Championship men’s singles title Oct. 7 in Minneapolis.
Despite all of the “fake news” allegations that are so trendy these days, journalists in my experience strive to not only be accurate but to stay on the sidelines. The goal is summed up in an old journalism adage: Report the story; don’t become the story. Well, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, despite good intentions, crossed the line this week when its foundation set criteria to determine which candidates will participate in a live gubernatorial debate
NAPLES, Fla. — Those who have never heard of pickleball or still think it’s just some fringe game for old folks would not have believed their eyes had they joined a 10-person contingent of Chippewa Valley players competing at the recent U.S. Open Pickleball Championships in Naples. Nearly 2,050 athletes from 47 states and 17 countries played roughly 4,700 matches in the weeklong event at the 50-court East Naples Community Park complex, complete with a covered stadium court
I received a letter recently from a reader saying “feel good” stories are always popular and suggesting two from Eau Claire she thought might merit stories in the Leader-Telegram. The first involved a dental hygienist, Ann Dohm, who donated a kidney in January to one of her Hillside Dental patients. I felt proud that I’d already written a column about Dohm, who happens to be my hygienist. In fact, that feature likely was published while the letter was in transit. The
With Super Bowl weekend upon us — and the big game just across the border in Minnesota — it’s a good time to reflect on football fans. Specifically, what’s the best football city for fans? One thing is clear after the debacle of two weeks ago: It’s not Philadelphia. Sorry, Eagles fans, but hurling beer cans and insults at Minnesota Vikings fans in town for the NFC Championship takes you out of the running in my book. As far as I’m concerned, Philadelphia