An Eagle to remember


Sports & more

Nick Atzinger blew off a halftime-recognition ceremony on Homecoming weekend 19 years ago. The golfer will be there in October, though, when he enters the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame. Details, see links, lower right.

Photo galleries can be seen here:

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

The Monkey, left, immediate past president of the Nicholasville Rotary Club, met Rotary International President-Elect Ian Riseley of Australia last year. Riseley completes his year of presidential service on July 1.

David Hyland was set to play football for Auburn -- until Morehead State called. Hyland became a standout. He will be inducted into the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame in October. Details, see links, lower right.


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     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