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With spring training camps now open, The Monkey takes a flash back to his 2013 visit to Surprise, AZ, where he came across Kansas City Royals all-star catcher Salvadore Perez.

Spring ForwarD

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Sports & more

As a member of the Morehead State Flute Choir, Alexa Potts makes sweet music. As a member of the MSU rifle team, the sophomore also has a sweet shot. 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!  

Mark, a.k.a. Monkey

Morehead State will prepare for the fall soccer season with four spring matches. The Eagles plan to rebound from last year's 3-13-1 finish. Details, see links, lower right.


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