Meet ‘Blood Shark,’ a 14-year-old world-record holder
WEIRTON, W.Va. (AP) — As the new year begins, and with it a time of reflection, Theo "Blood Shark" Mihellis smiles sweetly when he considers how to describe 2018.
"It was one of the best years of my life," said the exuberant, polite 14-year-old, an eighth-grader at St. Joseph the Worker School in Weirton where he is a straight-A student.
SCHUYLER – Schuyler billiards team, Loose Change, placed in the top 50 during the April 7-8 Nebraska State Eagle Annual Pool Tournament held at Ag Park in Columbus.
Among 124 teams that competed, Loose Change reigned victorious with a total of 548 points that landed the team of eight at 45th place. They were the only team representing Colfax County and Schuyler.
The team, led by Tim Reardon, has been competing for the better part of 20 years.
COLUMBUS – A total of four Columbus billiards teams placed in the top 10 during the weekend’s Nebraska State Eagle Annual Pool Tournament held at Ag Park.
Among 124 teams that competed, four teams from Columbus – Home 360, Ocean 8, Screaming Eagles and Price Is Right – reigned victoriously. Home 360, led by Craig Whitmore, scored 660 points and landed in fourth place, followed by Ocean 8 in fifth place.
New hope in cold case death of Mississippi billiards player
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Eight years after someone fatally stabbed the billiards player known as "Biloxi Mike," the coastal Mississippi man's friends and family have new hope that authorities may solve the cold case.
Mike Surber, a nationally ranked one-pocket billiards player, was slain at his Ocean Springs home on Nov. 10, 2009. Investigators have long suspected a man who played pool with Surber earlier that day at a local bar and grill. But the suspect has never been found.
Jeannette youth coach Richard Highlands Sr. remembered for volunteer work, billiards skills
Richard Highlands Sr. volunteered for most anything: athletic training, the Jeannette ambulance service and billiards lessons to those who dared to share the green felt with the legendary player.
Mr. Richard Highlands Sr., 72, of Jeannette died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. His volunteer work touched many in the Jeannette area for more than three decades, according to his daughter, Marci Jo Laskey.
Professional pool player killed in motorcycle wreck
FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) — Professional pool player Scotty Townsend has died following an accident between Drew and Farmerville.
Authorities tell KNOE-TV (http://bit.ly/2hgHovL ) it happened about 6 p.m. Thursday on Louisiana Highway 552.
According to police, Townsend was driving his 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle when it slid out of control, hitting a tree. Townsend was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 56 years old.