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John Tripp is Why I Am Known as The Big Dog and I Miss Him Dearly
John Tripp is Why I Am Known as The Big Dog and I Miss Him Dearly
It was May 16, 2009, five years ago today, when I lost my best friend and hundreds of others did likewise with the passing of John Tripp. A year ago, I started to write about John, but I kept deleting what I was writing. I finally decided that what I wrote last year still fits today. I wrote it from my heart a year ago and the words still say everything I want to say today so here it is.
Jerry Leggett’s Blue Devils Were Also Mike Hellenthal’s Blue Devils
Jerry Leggett’s Blue Devils Were Also Mike Hellenthal’s Blue Devils
Saturday marked the birthday of former Quincy High School Blue Devil Coach Mike Hellenthal who now resides in Marion, North Carolina. So I thought I would take the time to spotlight a man that deserves to get a lot more credit than he ever got for helping the Blue Devil basketball program become one of the most talked about teams in the State of Illinois and beyond. I first met Mike when I arrived

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