Morehead State softball catcher Robyn Leighton, working with her mother and brother, is in the process of training her third canine pal, Belle, for work as a service dog. Details, see links, lower right.

Gypsie Hutchinson averaged 76,80 strokes per round in the fall season. Now, the sophomore is ready to see how much lower her game can go for Morehead State.Details, see links, lower right.

Heard through
the grapevine

     Anagram time.
     Scramble the letters in Monkey Alarm and you'll get my name: Mark Maloney!
     A Monkey who spent 42 years as a sportswriter before retiring in 2015. I covered everything from T-ball to (12) Olympics, basketball and football to bobsled and judo. World Series, Super Bowl, NCAA, NAIA and high school games.
     Early in my career, I wrote for the Painesville (Ohio) Telegraph and Anderson (S.C.) Independent. Then, I spent 38 years with the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader.
     Now, I freelance, primarily for, athletics website of Morehead State University, and Big Red Review, an independent publication focused on Western Kentucky University athletics.
     Over the years, I also have written about musicians (Temptations, Coasters, Oak Ridge Boys), the Prince of Jordan and James Earl Jones. My favorite is a story about being a kidney donor (see the Monkey Biz page).
      Happy reading!  


Learn with a red cross-certified teacher

Proud to support Organ and Tissue donation, left, and Right to Life, above!

During the luge competition at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, The Monkey came across the president of the Serbian Olympic Committee -- former NBA star Vlade Divac.

Gypsie Woman

Service Above Self


Missing links

Links to recent Monkey stories

MSU golfer Gypsie Hutchinson has great game to go with her name:

Softball's Leighton uses passion for animals to train service dogs:

What do Newsday,, the Orlando Sentinel and Honolulu Star-Advertiser have in common? All published The Monkey's op-ed opinion about the Winter Olympics:

MSU men's golf ready to tee off spring season in Utah tourney:

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