Cumberland Times-News

Mike Burke - Sports

Mike Burke - Sports
  • MIKE-BURKE.jpg Pitchers and catchers report in eight days

    This Harbaugh thing hasn’t been what I thought it would be. Although, truth be told, I rarely follow the Super Bowl week hype because, even with my favorite team in the big game, it’s all just too much to digest. On top of that, who cares?

    February 2, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE-BURKE.jpg One way or another, Steelers fans have a stake in this

    This Baltimore run to the Super Bowl brings to mind a previous Baltimore Super Bowl run, although not the one the Ravens made in 2000-01. That year the defense alone made the Ravens a legitimate Super Bowl contender from the time they failed to score an offensive touchdown in five straight games and still won two of them.

    February 1, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE-BURKE.jpg For Redman, it came and it went in the blink of an eye

    Taige Redman, the former Keyser and West Virginia University linebacker, sat without a cocktail in the cocktail lounge of the Ali Ghan Shrine Club along with Sean Biser, his football coach at Keyser, also sans cocktail, looking back on all he’s been through since his last visit to the Dapper Dan Sports Awards Banquet.

    January 31, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE-BURKE.jpg No. 4

    There I was, sitting in my car in the parking lot of the Virginia Avenue Sheetz yesterday ... wiping away some tears.

    January 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE-BURKE.jpg This picture just isn’t hanging straight

    We have a cement block falling out of a classroom ceiling in one of our structurally sound middle schools, thankfully avoiding any students and teachers, yet we’re up in arms because some kids didn’t get to go to a Ravens game.
    Yeah, that would be us.

    December 13, 2012 1 Photo

  • MIKE-BURKE.jpg It may make you sick, but it’s likely the thing to do

    Sixty years from now this will be forgotten just the way Maryland, Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina and Wake Forest leaving the Southern Conference to start the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953 is forgotten today.

    November 19, 2012 1 Photo

  • Keyser hosts Scott today

    By sending its visitors packing before they had barely unpacked, the Keyser Golden Tornado raced through Mingo Central and to today’s West Virginia Class AA state quarterfinals the way a hungry dog races to raw meat.

    November 17, 2012

  • FH, Frankfort seek semifinal spots

    Fort Hill and Frankfort play for state football semifinal berths tonight, while Keyser plays for the same tomorrow afternoon as the second round of the Maryland and West Virginia football playoffs take place this weekend.

    November 15, 2012

  • MIKE BURKE From start to finish, this one was special

    Talk about a tune-up for the playoffs — against, no less, the team you’re going to be facing in the playoffs six days from now?

    November 3, 2012 1 Photo

  • MIKE-BURKE.jpg This is why we choose to live here

    Matt Redinger lives in the town of Oakland, in his words, “about a 45-second commute” to Southern Garrett High School, where he serves as the athletic director of his alma mater.

    November 1, 2012 1 Photo