Archive for December, 2009

A couple streaks ended

December 29, 2009

Freddie Modin scored in overtime as Columbus beat Detroit 1-0 to end a streak of 9 losses in-a-row.  It was Steve Mason’s second shutout of the year.

Jason Chimera has been traded to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina. Those players will be in Columbus uniforms tonight on Long Island.

Victoria Dunlap had 20 points and 16 rebounds but Kentucky lost its first game of the year 57-51 at Middle Tennessee State. Middle is a whole lot better than their record indicates, as 3 of their losses were to top-10 teams.

Happy Holidays to all readers

December 25, 2009

I hope everyone is having a nice Christmas Day. It is mild here with temperatures around 50. We’ve had rain, but the clouds are starting to break up.

No basketball losses to report since last post. Both Kentucky teams are still undefeated. The Ohio State men have two losses, the Ohio State women have one.

Unfortunately, no hockey wins to report either. The Blue Jackets have lost 8 in-a-row.

Three weeks of vacation

December 15, 2009

I am off work until January 4. With no major travels planned, I’ll have a lot of time for radio projects and other stuff around the house.

The Blue Jackets’ slump continues with home losses to Anaheim and Nashville since my last post.

Split decision in the Hoosier state Saturday. Ohio State ended up losing at Butler, but Kentucky won decisively in Bloomington.

The Kentucky women stayed unbeaten by routing Florida A&M. Ohio State came from behind late in Oxford to beat Ole Miss.

Back (on the) road again in Indiana

December 12, 2009

The Cats and the Buckeyes are both in the Hoosier state, and have slim halftime leads as I type this.

Steve Mason recorded his first shutout of the season as Columbus beat Florida 3-0 Wednesday night. But Thursday’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Predators was the 13th loss in-a-row in Nashville. Tonight the Ducks visit Columbus.

We go to Southern Lights at the Kentucky Horse Park every year, and last night was our 2009 visit. It’s well worth seeing if you are anywhere near Lexington. Just the model railroads alone are worth the trip, and there is so much more than that.

Rough week in Ohio

December 6, 2009

The Ohio State women were unable to handle the Dukies in Durham, losing 83-67 for the first loss of the season. That game was bracketed, though, by wins over California and Wisconsin.

The Ohio State men beat Florida State 77-64 to contribute to the Big Ten’s first-ever win of the Big 10/ACC Challenge. Probably the league’s biggest game was Wisconsin’s win over Duke. But in a blowout of Eastern Michigan on Saturday, Evan Turner fell and broke bones in his back, and will be out 8 weeks.

The Kentucky men made a “we’re back” statement in beating North Carolina Saturday. A big early lead almost disappeared as John Wall had problems with leg cramps. Next up is Connecticut Wednesday night. The Kentucky women continue undefeated.

The Blue Jackets have lost 8 of their last 9, and has everyone scratching their heads. Clearly, Mason is having a big-time sophomore slump. Four of the next six are at home, so there is still time to right the ship before the next big road trip.

In between sporting events this weekend I spent some time operating the TARA RTTY Melee and the ARRL 160-meter contest, which is CW only. Lots of fun.