Author Archive for Timothy Mellott

Unparalleled Distinction

Urbana High School was founded in 1995 and its football team quickly made a name for itself. Last month, it received regional distinction. Three years after its inception in 1998, the team started what was to be an incredible four-year…

FCA Banquet Packs the House

A packed house filled Frederick’s Francis Scott Key Holiday Inn Friday night, March 22 for the first-ever Frederick banquet hosted by The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). “The turnout of almost 500 people was overwhelming. We are so blessed to…

All in the Family

First grader Jack Pinto, along with his 19 classmates and six teachers, lost their lives in a senseless act of violence on Dec. 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The following day, Jack had planned to step on a…

Born to Wrestle

In the offseason, which basically consists of the month of August, Nick Frank enjoys spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing. The other 11 months of the year — for as long as he can remember — he has…

Losing in Sports

No one likes to lose, yet in every competition there are winners and losers based on the scoreboard tally. In my competitive days, I hated to lose. There was nothing worse than coming out on the short end. In fact,…

For the Love of the Game

In a recent conversation, Michael Hayden, president of the Urbana Hawks softball and baseball league, shared a fantastic, local story that I wanted to pass along to our community. Hayden lives with his family in the Villages of Urbana. Here…