In their first season in Indianapolis, head coach Frank Reich, left, and offensive coordinator and Jamestown native Nick Sirianni have guided the Colts into the playoffs.,Father Fran, a member of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, coached Southwestern High School from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s; brother Mike is the head coach at Washington & Jefferson College where he has compiled one of the best winning percentages in the NCAA; and brother Jay coached Southwestern to a pair of New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships in 2008 and 2009.,Once the youngest Sirianni arrived at the University of Mount Union, he played for Larry Kehres, who guided the Purple Raiders to 11 national championships in his career.,Upon his graduation, Sirianni began his climb up the coaching ranks with stops at Mount Union, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the Kansas Chiefs and the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers, before joining Reich’s staff in Indianapolis last February.,“One of the reasons I’m in the position I’m in now is because of the successful coaches I’ve been around, starting with growing up in a coach’s house, learning how to coach with my brothers, and then, obviously, playing for the most successful coach in NCAA football history in Larry Kehres,” he told The Post-Journal last October.

But this much we know: There’s a high school sports revolution afoot in our corner of the world, the residual effect of which is for the everlasting betterment of the games our kids play.,Tom Cantone, the vice president of sports and entertainment (and huge Penn State guy, by the way) loves the idea that kids can play basketball on the same floor that LeBron, Springsteen and U2 once played.,"The mantra ‘Run to the Sun’ has been great for the (CIAC) state tournament," said Ledyard High vice principal/athletic director and ECC tournament director Jim Buonocore, whose big-picture thinking was instrumental to this partnership with Mohegan.,So while Waterford High would be denied the chance at home court in the ECC finals if the Lancers qualify, there’s a greater good for the league that helps every kid in every sport.,GameTimeCT, the high school sports wing of the New Haven Register and Hearst Media, has become the home office for state high school sports, incorporating print and electronic news into a must-see every day.

But this much we know: There’s a high school sports revolution afoot in our corner of the world, the residual effect of which is for the everlasting betterment of the games our kids play.,Tom Cantone, the vice president of sports and entertainment (and huge Penn State guy, by the way) loves the idea that kids can play basketball on the same floor that LeBron, Springsteen and U2 once played.,"The mantra ‘Run to the Sun’ has been great for the (CIAC) state tournament," said Ledyard High vice principal/athletic director and ECC tournament director Jim Buonocore, whose big-picture thinking was instrumental to this partnership with Mohegan.,So while Waterford High would be denied the chance at home court in the ECC finals if the Lancers qualify, there’s a greater good for the league that helps every kid in every sport.,GameTimeCT, the high school sports wing of the New Haven Register and Hearst Media, has become the home office for state high school sports, incorporating print and electronic news into a must-see every day.

The road was paved to the Final Four, but Nevada’s run ended with a one-point loss to Cinderella story Loyola-Chicago, a bitter end to a banner year that saw Nevada win the Mountain West, earn 29 victories (tied for the most in program history) and reach the Sweet 16 for the second time ever.,Dan Avansino takes aim at Manogue Reno High’s Dan Avansino entered 2018 as the longest-tenured Northern Nevada football coach at the 4A level with the same school.,Nevada women reach MW Tournament final The Wolf Pack women’s basketball team had an up-and-down first season under head coach Amanda Levens, but it ended in historic fashion, with Nevada reaching the Mountain West Tournament title game for the first time in its history.,The Wolf Pack led Boise State for much of the game before a buzzer-beater sent the Broncos to a 62-60 win to deprive Nevada of its first NCAA Tournament berth.,When it was founded in 2008, the Bighorns were Northern Nevada’s first affiliated minor-league team in more than 15 years after the city lost the Reno Silver Sox in 1992.

But we also asked our readers—many of whom are deeply engaged and educated on the nuances of food and farming—to share their year-end reflections on what stood out for them in food and ag policy this year.,As we’ve reported before, food waste is also a cause of climate change, and many readers noted that climate change is “the big one.”,Many readers said the 2018 Farm Bill was the biggest story of the year, both because of “the unprecedented political division around it” as well as because “it influences everything impacting agricultural policy in the U.S.” It’s also an example of “the large corporate political pressure that only serves the largest corporate interests at the expense of family farms, taxpayers, and the 99 percent who also have to eat,” wrote L.A. Shapiro from Washington, D.C..,The last-minute passage of the farm bill earlier this month—which followed extensive controversy and political wrangling throughout the year—offered a mixed bag of wins and losses in readers’ eyes.,And finally, Emily Landenberger in Vermont sees promise in the ways industrial hemp, which was fully legalized by the 2018 Farm Bill, might help Vermont farmers.

"In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality," James said during the episode.,Several small-market general managers were upset the NBA did not intervene after James started openly recruiting New Orleans Pelicans' forward Anthony Davis, according to a report.,The general managers want the league to enforce its tampering rules against James, ESPN.com reported.,ESPN noted that the NBA's bylaws prevent a player from directly or indirectly persuading a player to join another NBA team.,James has been clamouring for another big-name player to join the Lakers and expressed a desire to play with Carmelo Anthony, who is still technically on the Rockets.

"In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality," James said during the episode.,Several small-market general managers were upset the NBA did not intervene after James started openly recruiting New Orleans Pelicans' forward Anthony Davis, according to a report.,The general managers want the league to enforce its tampering rules against James, ESPN.com reported.,ESPN noted that the NBA's bylaws prevent a player from directly or indirectly persuading a player to join another NBA team.,James has been clamouring for another big-name player to join the Lakers and expressed a desire to play with Carmelo Anthony, who is still technically on the Rockets.

"In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality," James said during the episode.,Several small-market general managers were upset the NBA did not intervene after James started openly recruiting New Orleans Pelicans' forward Anthony Davis, according to a report.,The general managers want the league to enforce its tampering rules against James, ESPN.com reported.,ESPN noted that the NBA's bylaws prevent a player from directly or indirectly persuading a player to join another NBA team.,James has been clamouring for another big-name player to join the Lakers and expressed a desire to play with Carmelo Anthony, who is still technically on the Rockets.

It was a sunny December afternoon, nearly two weeks after 2,500 migrants had moved into their latest home, El Barretal, an abandoned concert venue turned government shelter 30 minutes from the U.S. border, and a month since thousands of members of a roving caravan began streaming into this stressed border city.,For those who remain, their chances of legally entering the U.S. diminished this week after the Trump administration and Mexico’s government announced Thursday that immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S. will be forced to wait in Mexico while their cases are reviewed — a process that can often take well over a year.,Coello, who said he’d organized committees of migrants along the entire caravan route, has focused on helping resolve the day-to-day issues that arise when hundreds of men, women and children are packed into close quarters with old pipes and little privacy or security.,For all its challenges, El Barretal is a step up from the migrants’ previous abode, the Benito Juárez Sports Center, which was shut down early this month because of what local authorities euphemistically called “bad sanitary conditions.”,Earlier this week, Mexican police said two people threw a canister of tear gas into the family section of El Barretal.