Pro athlete combines brain, brawn

By David Mullen The new local lacrosse team — the Dallas Rattlers of the Major Lacrosse League (MLL) — is off to a great start. They are in first place and have a 7-2 record heading into Atlanta on Saturday, June 23 to face the Blaze. Their first round pick, Ben Reeves, is coming off […]

Team finishes fourth in country

By Lisa Miller Not many other U.S. cities can lay claim to sending 31 athletes that represent 11 area high schools to the USRowing Youth National Championships. This is quite remarkable for a city not previously known for the sport of rowing like the dominant coastal teams in the Northeast and the West. This past […]

The world is having a party without America

The world is having a party without America

By David Mullen The world’s biggest party is underway, and the U.S. is not invited. Iran is invited. Morocco is invited. Nigeria is invited. Tunisia is invited. Senegal is invited. Uruguay is invited. But the U.S. never made it past the velvet ropes, through the bouncer and onto the red carpet. Despite the rise in […]

Clark remembered for kindness

By David Mullen A player that changed Dallas Cowboys football forever passed away on June 4. And he never played for the Cowboys. San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark, who made one of the most famous catches in NFL history, died a little more than one year after revealing he had ALS (amyotrophic lateral […]

All hail the King (of Cleveland)

All hail the King (of Cleveland)

By David Mullen When used as a noun, by definition a king is “the male ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth like King Henry VII, or the most important chess piece, which the opponent has to checkmate in order to win. The king can move in […]

ESPN no longer ‘Worldwide Leader in Sports’

By David Mullen On Sept. 7, 1979, the landscape of sports television changed. A live sports news show, presented on cable, was broadcast from Bristol, Conn. via the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, now known as ESPN. The telecast would evolve into the channel’s flagship program “SportsCenter.” It was broadcast to 1.4 million cable subscribers […]

Local boat club hosts national event

Local boat club hosts national event

By Lisa Miller Dallas United Crew (DUC) wrapped up their spring regatta season at the USRowing Central Regional Championships with 78 medals, four Regional Championship titles and three boats heading to USRowing Youth National Championship next month in Lake Natoma in Gold River, CA. It was an incredible showing this year as 18 DUC boats […]

From ‘Big D’ to ‘Big Apple’ fame

By David Mullen Years ago, I remember local attorney Mike Read and wife Donna beaming about their daughter like any proud parents would. They were sure that the eldest of their two girls, Kaitlyn, was destined to be a great basketball player. They were right. In March, Highland Park High School alumna Kaitlyn Read won […]

Woman springs into classic Pilates

By David Mullen Studio owner Rachael Lieck Bryce is passionate about Pilates. So much so that her workout T-shirts contains the message “It’s not yoga.” Bryce runs Pilates Methodology, located in a beautifully renovated Victorian home at 2615 Routh St. The studio is minimalist, much like Pilates equipment itself. In fact, the studio serves as […]

Rattlers look to win over Dallas

There is a new professional sports team hoping to shake up Dallas and take a bite out of the local sports scene. The Dallas Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) began their season on April 21 with a 15-7 win versus the Chesapeake Bayhawks. The nine-team league includes franchises in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte and New […]