Morehead State's Nick Wilkins earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Golf Tournament by winning the Ohio Valley Conference title in a playoff. Next stop: Columbus regional. Details, see links, lower right.

1,500-meter runner Dylan Rich and the rest of the Morehead State track and field squads are primed for success in the Ohio Valley Conference Championships. Details, see links, lower right.

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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


Learn with a red cross-certified teacher

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

A career highlight came when I had the opportunity to interview NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson during the Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo. Both of us happen to be living kidney donors.

Hello, Columbus!


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