Browsing Archive: November, 2011

A bit of a writing rut at home

Posted by Dean Siemon on Monday, November 21, 2011, In : Creative writing 
I write very often, obviously, for my job at the Nisqually Valley News. No probelm. Writing an average of 10 stories per week with a variety of topics - sports, politics, human interest, crime, etc.

Then I get home ... I know I have an idea for a novel. To write a fictionalized tale of my first job as a one-man sports department for a weekly newspaper. Having traveled 2,000 miles to move out from his mom's house to his professional career.

I know how the story goes, what will happen, who he wil...
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Either provide scholarships or end the program, VU Football

Posted by Dean Siemon on Sunday, November 6, 2011, In : Sports 

I'm sure some may say I am no expert on Valparaiso football, but who needs to be to see that the program needs a major upheaval.

For those who don't know much about the Crusaders, they are currently at 0-9 on the season (0-5 in the Pioneer Football League). The most recent defeat came at Marist on Saturday, 30-7.

Last season, Valpo went 0-11 in head coach Dale Carlson's first season in charge. The Crusaders have not won a single game since Sept. 12, 2009 against D-III Concordia (Wisc).

Here are ...

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