August 29, 2011
Detroit Lions beat writer Tom Kowalski clicked with readers and NFL fans
Column posted online less than an hour after news broke of Kowalski's death, which trended on Google that day. Column included on mlive.com home page carousel less than an hour later.
January 22, 2011
Fight halts Saginaw High-Arthur Hill boys basketball game at Saginaw Valley State for second time in less than a month
When a fight broke out in the stands at this rivalry game, had story posted with 10 minutes after it occurred, was also providing real-time coverage on Live Chat and Twitter. Followed up with updates and comments posts.
August 5, 2011
Pittsburgh Steelers and Saginaw native LaMarr Woodley signs 6-year, $61.1 million NFL contract
Had post up on local mlive.com/sports/saginaw web site immediately after news broke.
BIG EVENT COVERAGE
March 25, 2011
Bay City Western trails 43-38 after three quarters of Class A boys basketball state semifinal
Provided online updates during game.
Final: Bay City Western's magical run ends with 53-49 loss to Detroit Southeastern in Class A boys basketball state semifinal
Put up online post as soon as final buzzer sounded.
Former Saginaw High School boys basketball coach Lou Dawkins says his 'options' include Michigan State and Northern Illinois
Found and posted local sidebar prior to start of game.
Detroit Southeastern 53, Bay City Western 49: Class A state semifinal game coverage
Compiled and posted a comprehensive links post of all game coverage.
May 6, 2010
Column: Ernie Harwell made his mark on the Great Lakes Bay Region
Provided my personal take from my relationship with one of Michigan's biggest sports icons.
February 11, 2010
Bull riders live painful dream that lasts eight 'extreme' seconds
Provided insight into a dangerous and unusual sport, especially for the Saginaw and Bay City, Michigan market.
March 28, 2010
Saginaw's Michael Thomas was born to coach and Kalamazoo Central is glad he is a Maroon Giant
Localized column from state basketball tournament when all of our local teams were eliminated.
TOPICAL ONLINE POLLS
November 8, 2011
What would you do with Joe Paterno if you are a Penn State official?
Constructed a poll shortly after news broke that legendary college football coach Joe Paterno's career was in trouble amid a child abuse sex scandal allegedly involving a former assistant coach.